Super 35mm 4K CMOS Sensor Camera with Global Shutter


Super 35mm 4K CMOS Camera System

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Capture even more unforgettable live moments

The extraordinary performance of this new camera system takes live entertainment production to the next level. Building on the success of Sony’s acclaimed HDC-5500, HDC-F5500’s Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor delivers extraordinary clarity, realism and shallow depth of field with every scene, from wide beauty shots to tight close-ups. Numerous workflow enhancements – including IP networking, remote multi-camera operation and in-CCU recording improve the most demanding live entertainment productions including sport, music and drama.

Create sensational viewing experiences

The HDC-F5500 4K system camera captures cinematic pictures with a shallow depth of field, bringing the thrill of sport, music and other live events even closer to viewing audiences.

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Live Entertainment

The HDC-F5500 4K system camera brings more on-stage excitement to every viewer.

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The Super35mm 4K CMOS sensor of the HDC-F5500 captures stunningly immersive HDR images.

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Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor and global shutter

At the heart of this camera system is Sony’s Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor. Bringing new creative possibilities to live production, the HDC camera series, this large sensor achieves high sensitivity with an impressive signal-to-noise ratio. It’s teamed with proven global shutter technology to capture stable, precise 4K (UHD) images even with fast-moving subjects: ideal for sport and live entertainment productions involving LED displays and laser beams.

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ND Filter

Motorised 8-step ND filter

Built into the camera’s rugged chassis, the 8-step optical Neutral Density filter offers a wide ND range of 0.3 (1/2 = 1 stop) to 2.4 (1/256 = 8 stops) in 0.3 stop increments, allowing precise control of the amount of light entering the camera for enhanced creative expression. The ND Filters can be controlled locally or remotely, offering a choice of workflow in fast moving live environments.

New viewfinder slide mechanism

Operability is enhanced with a unique new viewfinder slide mechanism that minimises the camera operator’s body movements while panning. Sliding the viewfinder closer to the axis of tripod rotation reduces the viewing angle change for the operator. This allows use in tight environments such as tracked dollys, stadium platforms and scaffolding.

viewfinder slide mechanism
Focused on more efficient live production
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Rich focus assist functions

Three focus positions can be assigned to preset buttons, making it quick and easy to find preset focal positions during live shooting.

Ergonomic grip
Ergonomic grip

It’s easy to grip the handle even with gloves on. And visibility through this area has improved. In addition, the ergonomically designed handle enables stable handling of the camera – use your index finger to tightly hold this part of the camera.

Side tally lamp
Side tally lamp

The side mounted LED tally lamp next to the camera number improves visibility of tally status.

Powerful control possibilities
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ARIA (Automatic Restoration of Illumination Attenuation)

F drop and peripheral light-loss are unwanted physical phenomena that often occur when shooting objects from a long distance away. With the newly developed ARIA function found in our HDC series cameras, the impact on picture appearance is automatically compensated with the processing inside the camera when using supported lens.

Camera web menu control
Web menu control

The menu of the optional HDCU-5500 Camera Control Unit can be accessed remotely via an intuitive web browser interface, allowing integrated monitoring of optical levels and CCU status of multiple devices from a single PC. It also offers other useful functions, such as the CCU file for preparation.

In-CCU record option

Adding the optional HKCU-REC55 to the HDCU-5500 Camera Control Unit allows 4K video and audio to be recorded directly to the CCU with no other external recording device needed. Recording can be controlled by a video engineer on the CCU side, allowing the camera operator to focus on capturing beautiful images without distractions.

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Ready for IP Live

Both the HDCU-5000 with IP option and the HDCE-TX50 camera extension adaptor allow seamless integration of the new camera system into an all-IP live production system. This brings more efficient workflow to support every IP-oriented live production budget.

A diagram demonstrating HDC-FF5500 connectivity to the ST 2110 system

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