HDC-3170 (HDC3170)

Three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors portable system camera for triax operation

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Overview

Raising the standard in creative flexibility
The HDC-3170 system camera brings new levels of creative flexibility and portability to live production environments. Enjoy premium HD pictures plus the versatility of digital triax transmission.
Next generation imaging
Capture premium pictures with the world’s first 2/3-inch HD CMOS sensor with global shutter technology that eliminates the ‘jello effect’ and banding noise. This allows the HDC-3170 to capture pristine images with low noise and excellent sensitivity (F12 at 1080/59.94i or F13 at 1080/50i).
More format flexibility
The HDC-3170 can output 3G-SDI signals in a range of formats right up to 1080/50p. So you can benefit from maximum production convenience – and your viewers can enjoy premium picture quality.
Next-generation digital triax transmission
The HDC-3170 supports the latest third generation digital triax-based camera/CCU transmission system. This can carry high-quality Full HD images over distances up to 1,800m* while integrating smoothly into current triax infrastructures.

*With 14.5mm diameter triax cable. Maximum transmission distance varies with camera system configuration.
Get the look
Broaden your creative possibilities and achieve exactly the look you want in any shooting situation. Low-key Saturation ensures rich, vibrant colours in low-light areas. Powerful gamma functions give absolute control over fine-tuning tonal values, contrast and detail.

Features

The go anywhere camera
The magnesium alloy body of the HDC-3170 offers exceptional lightness and strength. Sure, stable handling is enhanced by the camera’s low centre of gravity, easily adjustable shoulder pad and widened hand grip area. Also ideal for handheld operation, HDC series studio cameras offer exceptional user ergonomics in a wide range of studio and field-based production environments.
Seamless integration
Backwards compatibility with Sony’s industry-acclaimed HDC-2000 series system cameras simplifies smooth integration with your current live production infrastructures, including cameras and CCUs.
Rich focus assist functions
The Viewfinder Detail function adds dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder, helping the operator to focus quickly and precisely in any shooting situation. It’s complemented by a Focus Assist Indicator and advanced Focus Position Meter function.
Servo controlled ND filter
An optical Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel opens up wider creative possibilities. The filter can be controlled from a remote control panel, master setup unit, or directly from the camera head.

Specifications

General
Power requirements
DC 240 V, 1.05 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
Approx. 5.0 kg (11 lb 0.4 oz)
Imager
Imager
2/3 inch type CMOS sensor with global shutter
Method
3-CMOS, RGB
Electrical characteristics
Sensitivity
F12 with 1080/59.94i
F13 with 1080/50i
(at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio
-62 dB or higher
Horizontal resolution
1,000 TV lines (at center of screen), 5% or higher modulation
Geometric distortion
Negligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism
Built-in filters
1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Input/output connectors
CCU
Triax connector (x1)
LENS
12-pin (x1)
VF
20-pin (x1)
MIC 1 IN
XLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2
XLR 3-pin, female (x1 each)
AUDIO switch for MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu in the menu), balanced
AUDIO switch for LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
INTERCOM 1, INTERCOM 2
XLR 5-pin, female (x1)
EARPHONE
4-pole mini jack (x1), (2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC IN
XLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT
4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, max. 0.5 A*¹, 2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, Max. 2.5 A*¹
BNC (x1)
No
SDI MONI
BNC (x1)
TEST OUT
BNC (x1)
PROMPTER/GENLOCK
BNC (x1)
PROMPTER 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
GENLOCK HD: SMPTE ST274, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ω, SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
PROMPTER2
No
RET CTRL
6-pin (x1)
REMOTE
8-pin (x1)
TRACKER
12-pin (x1)
CRANE
No
USB
USB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
NETWORK TRUNK
No
Supplied accessories
Before Using This Unit (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Cable clamp belt (1 set), Screws (+B3×8) (2), Attached label (1), Camera number label (1)
Note
*1
This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.

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