HDC-3300 (HDC3300)Discontinued

Sony HD Super Motion Camera

Overview

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 ultimate in High Definition Slow-Motion capture.
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.
HDC Family Member
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.
Simultaneous normal speed and Slow-Motion operation
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.
Ergonomic Design
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.
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-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.
Transparent digital fibre optic transmission
The HDC-3300 provides a fully digital transmission link to the base station, using SMPTE standard hybrid fibre/copper cable.

Features

Three times capture speed
Three-times Normal Speed HD Image capture, so Slow-Motion playback is smoother and can be slower than the two-times systems from other manufacturers. The HDC3300 camera captures full-resolution 1920 x 1080 HD images at an outstanding three times the normal frame rate: 180i (59.94i) , 150i (50i) and 1280 x 720 HD images at three times the normal frame rate: 180p (59.94p) and 150p (50p). This ensures superb slow-motion playback at all the HD frame-rate standards.
Long-distance Optical Fibre Transmission
The HDC-3300 uses SMPTE standard hybrid optical fibre cable, and transmits the 3x frame rate signal to the HDCU-3300 CCU. The use of digital transmission avoids the signal degradation inevitable with analogue traix transmission, even in cable runs of up to 2500 metres. The HDCU-3300 acts as a conventional CCU and formats the high speed data via three HD-SDI outputs to a compatible third-party server.
High-quality Normal-speed HD Images
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. Furthermore, 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.
Flexible System Configuration
The HDC-3300 and HDCU-3300 system is compatible with other Sony system camera peripherals including the RCP-700 series remote controllers, CNU-700 network command units, and MSU-900/950 master setup units.
Reliable Camera Head Operation
The HDC-3300 camera uses optimal design techniques to reduce power consumption and heat generation within the camera body for comfortable operation and high reliability.

Specifications

General
Imaging Device
3-CCD 2/3 inches
Effective picture elements (H x V)
1920x1080
Mass
4.9Kg (10 lb 13 oz) (without VF and lens)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
173 x 197 x 350 mm (6 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches)
Operation temperature
-20 °C to +45 °C (-4 °F to +113 °F)
Storage temperatue
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Filter
Holizontal resolution
1000 TV lines*
Moduration depth
45% (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)*
Signal-to-noise ratio
50 dB (typical)*
Built-in filters
1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
A:CROSS, B:3200K, C:4300K, D:6300K, D:8000K
Sensitivity
F7 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflectance)*
Input/Output connectors
DC 12V Output (max.1.5A)
4pin (1)
Remote
8pin (1)
DC 12V Input
XRL-4-pin type (1)
Viewfinder
20pin (1)
Lens
12pin (1)
Front Mic input
XLR-3-pin type (1)
Audio 1 input
XLR-3-pin type (1), (Mic or Line)
Audio 2 input
XLR-3-pin type (1), (AES/EBU or Mic or Line)
Intercom 1
XLR-5-pin type (1)
Intercom 2
XLR-5-pin type (1)
HD-SDI output
BNC type (1):HD-SDI or SD-SDI,character on/off selectable**
Test output
BNC type (1):VBS(SD), VF YorRorGorB (HD)
RET Control
6pin (1)
Tracker
10pin (1) : Tracker R/T, R/G Tally, Unreg12V
Prompter
BNC type (1)
Crane
12pin (1):Y/Pb/Pr, Trunk Data I/O, Serial Data
Earphone
Minijack (1)
Supplied Accessories
Operation Manual