HDC-2500 (HDC2500)

3G double-speed multi format HD system camera

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Overview

3G 1080/50P transmission as standard
The HDC-2500 system camera, part of the HDC-2500 Series, is the successor to the HDC-1500R Series. The top-of-the-range HDC-2500 incorporates Sony’s advanced technologies for studio cameras. A newly developed 2/3-inch CCD and the new Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 16 bit A/D converter provides amazing picture quality with very few noise and high dynamic range.

Extra functions and enhanced body design
The HDC-2500 provides extra functions, as well as a body designed for more robustness and operational efficiency. The HDC-2500 also provides more flexibility on transmission by its side panel that can be easily replaced to fit HD Wireless (3rd Party) or Triax transmission (availability TBC) systems.

3G capable and double speed
The HDC-2500 is 3G and has multi-format capability, from 1080/100i (double speed) to 1080/50P, as well as a wide range of other formats including 1080/50i, 1080/25P and 1080/24P.

Features

Newly developed CCD and DSP
The CCD and DSP provides incomparable picture quality due to the new 2/3-inch CCD & 16bit A/D converter, improved S/N Ratio, better low light and highlights handling. This enables more creative capabilities from variety shows to DMC productions and more realistic rendering of sport events.
1080/50P and 3G single link
The HDC-2500 offers 3G capability and Beyond 1080/50P format using the extra bandwidth: RGB 12bit output for creative shootings, 3D Transmission on one cable, extra fibre length up to 4km, double speed acquisition, gigabit Ethernet Trunk line, and more.
High reliability and operational efficiency
The HDC-2500 has been designed to be more robust than ever for all kind of Outside Broadcasting shooting conditions. Its new carbon fibre body provides a more solid camera body for less weight and reduced environmental footprint.
Compatibility with HDC-1500R Series accessories
As the HDC-2500 is fully compatible with HDC-1500R Series cameras, it inherits their very wide choice of peripherals such as viewfinders (HDVF), Remote Control Panels (RCP) and Sony's unique Large Lens Adapters (HDLA) system.

Specifications

General
Power requirement
240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)
Operating temperature
-20°C to +45°C (-4°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Mass
4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)
Camera
Pickup device
3-chip 2/3-inch type Progressive CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)
1920 x 1080
Signal format
1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98p, 24p, 25p,29.97p
1080/50p, 59.94p, 720/50p, 59.94p,
1080/100i, 119.88i, 720/100p,119.88p
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism system
Lens mount
Sony bayonet mount
Built-in filters CC
A: CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K, E: 8000K
Sensitivity
(at 2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
F11 (1080/50i), F10 (1080/59.94i)
Built-in filters ND
1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
Signal-to-noise ratio (1080i, typical)
-60 dB/-64 dB (w/NS max.)
Horizontal resolution (1080i)
1000 TV lines (at center)
Shutter speed selection
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (50i)
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (59.94i)
1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/100, 1/125,1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec
(23.98p/24p)1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,1/1000, 1/2000 sec (25p)
1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (29.97p)
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (50p)
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (59.94p)
Modulation depth (1080i, typical)
Y: 50% at 27.5 MHz (800 TV lines with typical lens), Pb/Pr: 80% at 12 MHz
Input/output connectors
Audio input (CH1)
XLR-3-pin (female) (x1), mic or line selectable
Audio input (CH2)
XLR-3-pin (female) (x1), AES/EBU or mic or line selectable
Mic 1 input
XLR-3-pin (female) (x1)
Return control input
6-pin (x1)
Prompter output/Genlock input/Return input
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Prompter
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
DC input
XLR-4-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output
4-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC, 0.5 A (max.),
2-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC, 2.5 A (max.)
Test output
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
SDI 1 output (with embedded audio)
BNC (x1) 3G-SDI, HD-SDI
SDI 2 output
BNC (x1) HD-SDI
SDI-MONI
BNC (x1) HD-SDI or SD-SDI selectable
Earphone output
Stereo minijack (1)
CCU
Electro-optical connector (x1)
Tracker
10-pin (x1)
Crane
12-pin (x1)
Intercom 1
XLR-5-pin (female) (x1)
Intercom 2
XLR-5-pin (female) (x1)
Remote
8-pin (x1)
Lens
12-pin (x1)
Viewfinder
20-pin (x1)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
Operation manual (1),
Cable clamp belt (1 set),
Camera number label (1),
Screws (+B3x8) (2)

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