Heralding a New Era of HD Production
Pursuing the ultimate HD system for today and for tomorrow, Sony sets another milestone in the history of multi-format HD camera systems - the HDC-1000R - offering a broader choice of interlace and progressive formats, much greater picture quality, and enhanced operational flexibility.
The HDC-1000R incorporates a newly developed CCD imager and DSP LSI - two key devices that allow it to achieve ultimate picture performance in a variety of scanning modes. The CCD used in this camera can accommodate all existing interlace and progressive scan formats ranging from 1080/50i and 1080/59.94i to 1080/24P. It can also capture stunning 1080/59.94P* and 1080/50P* images - as well as delivering the highest-possible quality 720/50P and 720/59.94P image creation*.
Such high image quality is supported by the camera's convenient peripherals, which make installation and operation of an HDC-1000R system very smooth.
The HDLA-1500/HDLA-1505 Large Lens Adaptor incorporates a totally unique interlocking mechanism, which allows a large lens to be attached/detached from the portable camera in just a matter of seconds - relieving operators from lengthy mechanical adjustments.
* 1080/59.94P and 1080/50P signals can be output only from the HDC-1000R in a stand-alone configuration.
1080/50p ready and 3G Transmission upgradable
The HDC-1000R can capture 1080/50p and output from camera head as dual link. Moreover, using a 3G migration kit, the HDC-1000R will be able to upgrade 3G transmission system.
For broadcasters wishing to migrate to 1080/50p transmission in the future, Sony offers the HDC-1000R as future proof 1080p ready camera.
*3G migration kit is planned for release in 2010.
New CCD and DSP provides even greater picture performance
The use of a new, state-of-the-art CCD sensor ensures high quality images even at low light level. The high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux, together with a signal to noise ratio of 56 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.
The HDC-1000R can operate in a wide variety of capturing modes, including 1080 50/60i, 1080 24/25/30P. Furthermore, the CCD can capture 1080 50/60P images, which can be down sampled to deliver the highest quality 720 50/60P pictures.
The design of the HDC-1000R is based on over two decades of Sony experience in manufacturing broadcast video cameras and camcorders, and provides a high level of operability. All control switches and connectors are in the most logical places and are positioned for optimum functionality and ease of use. The HDC-1000's compact body delivers all the benefits of a full size studio camera but in a much smaller, low profile design.