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High Definition Slow-Motion Camera
Today, as television broadcasting evolves steadily towards High Definition (HD), there is a strong demand for a new breed of slow-motion camera systems - one that offers full HD performance. In response to this demand, Sony is proud to introduce the HDC-3300 Super Motion Camera and HDCU-3300 Camera Control Unit - its long-awaited HD slow-motion camera system.
Sony's cutting-edge technology enables the HDC-3300 to capture full-resolution 1920 x 1080 High Definition images at an amazing three times the normal frame rate. The CCU connects to the camera via optical fibre with digital data for perfect HD images over runs of up to 2500 metres*.
The HDC-3300 camera is based on the proven HDC-1500 HD multi-format camera, and therefore offers the same functionality, including outstanding, reliability, as well as its slow-motion capability.
In addition to its high-quality, slow-motion images, the HDC-3300 camera also provides real-time, normal-speed images thanks to a dedicated signal-processing LSI. This output is available simultaneously with the Super Motion output, allowing users to employ the HDC-3300 for both slow-motion and standard shooting purposes for increased versatility.
* The distance depends on the conditions such as the number of cables used and configuration of the system.
The HDC-3300 Super Motion system allows the viewer to analyse fast moving action at one third of the normal speed, but with the enhanced resolution of HD video for astonishing detail. Even better than being there.
The Super Motion system uses the same Fibre Optic connection and system infrastructure as the existing HDC range for seamless integration in a multi-camera studio or OB vehicles and for maximum versatility. The camera is based on the same digital processing architecture, including 14bit ADC for state of the art performance.
The HDC-3300 can be used for real-time operation and Super Motion capture at the same time. This is simpler, less expensive and more user friendly than a two camera solution, especially for Sports and Outside Broadcast applications.
The design of the HDC-3300 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-3300's low centre of gravity design allows the operator to carry the camera comfortably on the shoulder. In addition, the shoulder pad of the HDC-3300 can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver, so the camera can easily be moved to a well-balanced position.
The HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor includes a unique mechanism which allows the HDC-3300 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.
The HDC-3300 provides a fully digital transmission link to the base station, using SMPTE standard hybrid fibre/copper cable.