HDC-1450 (HDC1450)Discontinued

HD Portable Camera


The HDC-1450 portable camera utilises advanced HD Digital Signal Processing with 14 bit A/D converters. It also incorporates a newly developed CCD imager that creates images in 720 50 frame progressive or 1080 50 field interlace frame rates, depending on desired final system output. The new CCD and DSP LSI are key devices that allow stunning image capture.

The HDC-1450 includes a triax cable interface, which permits simple integration with existing studio or outside broadcast infrastructure. At the base station, a triax-to-fibre convertor, HDFX-100, allows connection to a standard HDCU-1000 or HDCU-1500 fibre optic base station.
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 54 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.
Ergonomic Design
The design of the HDC-1450 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-1450'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-1450 can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver, so the camera can easily be moved to a well-balanced position.
Built-in down-converter in the camera head for stand-alone use
The camera provides both HD SDI and down-converted SDI or analogue composite output. In addition, viewfinder signals with characters can be output from the SDI output connector, giving camera operators additional convenience.
New large lens adaptor design with one-touch, cable-free docking
The HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor includes a unique mechanism which allows the HDC-1450 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.


New DSP delivers standards of picture quality and performance
The newly developed DSP (Digital Signal Processing) LSI "Visual Image Processor" is the heart of the image-processing device for the HDC-1450, maximising the high-clarity images captured by the CCD. In addition, white balance, white shading, and flare are digitally corrected, allowing for stable image correction.
Power HAD EX CCD for high sensitivity, low noise
The HDC-1450 camera is equipped with a newly developed three 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel HD CCD. Based on Sony HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this new CCD offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lx and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB (typical).
14 bit A/D conversion
The HDC-1450 utilises a 14-bit A/D converter, that enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to the 14-bit A/D converter, pre-knee signal compression at highlight areas can be eliminated and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.
Low profile chassis design
Ensures comfortable operation either on the shoulder or on a tripod.
Super-sampled 720P operation
The use of a 1080 line HD imager which can operate at up to 50 progressive frames per second allows the camera system to output a very high quality 720/50P output. Digital filtering is employed to ensure higher resolution and lower aliasing to be achieved than would be possible with a 720P native image sensor.


Power requirements
180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)
Operating temperature
-20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Approx. 4.9 kg (10 lb 13 oz)
Pickup device
3-chip 2/3-inch type CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)
1920 x 1080
Signal format
1080/59.94i, 720/59.94P (for 60-Hz countries) 1080/50i, 720/50P (for 50-Hz countries)
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism system
Lens mount
Sony bayonet mount
Built-in filters
ND: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND, 5: CROSS
Sensitivity (1080/59.94i)
F10 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio (1080/59.94i)
54 dB (typical)
Horizontal resolution (1080/59.94i)
1000 TV lines (at center)
Within 0.02% (all zones, without lens)
Shutter speed selection
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s (for 1080/59.94i, 60-Hz countries), 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s (for 1080/50i, 50-Hz countries)
Modulation depth
45% horizontally (typical) (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)
Input/output connectors
Audio input (CH1)
XLR-3-pin (female) (1), mic or front mic or line selectable
Audio input (CH2)
XLR-3-pin (female) (1), mic or line selectable
Mic 1 input
XLR-3-pin (female) (1)
BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
DC input
XLR-4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output
4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17.5 V DC, 1.5 A (max.)
Test output
BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
SDI output
BNC type (1) HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable (without embededd audio)
Earphone output
Stereo minijack (1)
Triax connector (1)
10-pin (1)
Intercom 1
XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
Intercom 2
XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
8-pin (1)
12-pin (1)
20-pin (1)
Supplied Accessories
Switch label 1, 2
Operation manual

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