Opening a New World of HD Production
Sony's standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) production cameras have been widely accepted by a great number of video professionals around the world, due to their excellent picture performance and system versatility.
Sony is now proud to introduce the new HSC-300 HD/SD System Camera equipped with newly developed digital triax technology, which allows systems to be configured with conventional triax.
The HSC-300 camera supports versatile applications for HD with a high-quality SD output. It uses the latest 14-bit A/D conversion circuit as well as the superb 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCDs to bring out high picture quality.
Together with the highly compact 1.5 RU-size HSCU-300 Camera Control Unit, the HSC-300 camera offers a broad choice of system configurations including the MSU-950/900 Master Setup Unit. Thus, the HSC-300 can be used in a large-scale broadcasting system consisting of multiple cameras or as a simple studio system.
The HSC-300 also offers large-lens operation in combination with Sony's HDLA-1500 Series Large Lens Adaptors, which are accepted worldwide for the operation with HDC Series cameras. These Lens adaptors, featuring a unique "Quick Mount" design, help to maximize the operability of the camera.
With a variety of beneficial functions packed into the camera, such as its Focus Assist function, the HSC-300 provides genuine user-friendliness.
Power HAD FX CCD 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 -55 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.
Dual-format operation - 1080 50i and 720 50P.
The HSC-300 can operate in a wide variety of capturing modes, including 1080 50i and 720/50p. In addition this system has wide-band down convertor, which offers this system as top quality HD ready SD system camera.
The design of the HSC-300 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 HSC-300's low centre of gravity design allows the operator to carry the camera comfortably on the shoulder. In addition, the shoulder pad of the HSC-300 can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver, so the camera can easily be moved to a well-balanced position.
Sophisticated large lens adaptor design with one-touch, cable-free docking
The HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor includes a unique mechanism which allows the HSC-300 to be quickly and easily attached and detached without removing the large lens. No additional cable connections are necessary between the camera and adaptor, thanks to a novel "hot shoe" system.