UHC-8300 (UHC8300)

8K 3CMOS sensor camera system

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Overview

A new landmark in broadcasting in 8K
The world’s first 8K television channel is already on air in Japan. And Sony is proud to be supporting this broadcasting landmark with the UHC-8300 system camera that enables an entire 8K Ultra HD workflow – from image capture to storage, editing, display and playout.
Perfection in every detail
At the heart of the UHC-8300 is the world’s first 1.25-type 8K 3CMOS sensor, capturing pristine images with a resolution of 7680x4320 pixels and a signal to noise ratio of -62dB (at 1080/59.94i). It realizes the 8K picture capturing at high speed of 120p HDR. Along with this new generation sensor, the newly developed F1.6 prism system is capable to support the BT.2020 wide colour space, allowing content creators to realise 8K images with unprecedented clarity, colour and realism.
8K adding more value to 4K production
8K Ultra HD images captured with the UHC-8300 camera system can be downconverted to produce spectacular 4K UHD images, bursting with fine detail and colour. This allows content creators to add value to every production, ensuring that premium footage captured in 8K can be enjoyed by consumers on today’s 4K HDR televisions and display devices.8K images captured with the UHC-8300 can be enjoyed with native 7680x4320 pixel resolution on Sony’s Crystal LED large-scale display system.

Features

Advanced 8K interface
Weighing just 7kg (approx.), the compact UHC-8300 camera head connects via a SMPTE fibre connection to the UHCU-8300 Camera Control Unit. The CCU outputs 8K 120p baseband signals over octal 12G-SDI based on SMPTE ST.2082-12. In parallel, simultaneous 4K and HD outputs are available over 12G/3G-SDI.
Made for tomorrow’s workflows
You’re covered for today’s production workflows as well as tomorrows. 8K Ultra HD images captured with the UHC-8300 can be stored and replayed as XAVC files using Sony’s PWS-4500 live server. And with a growing choice of third-party display, switching and editing solutions already available from Sony and other manufacturers, the 8K Ultra HD ecosystem is growing fast.
Simultaneous 8K/4K/HD production in HDR and SDR
Teamed with the UHCU-8300 Camera Control Unit, the UHC-8300 enables HDR production workflows with a choice of S-Log3, HLG Live and HLG BT.2100. Broadcasters can also enjoy the benefits of Sony’s SR Live, with simultaneous output of 8K, 4K and HD signals in HDR and SDR to suit a wide range of live production requirements.
New 8K lens mount
A new 1.25-type lens mount system offers direct compatibility with specially developed 8K lenses from lens vendors. Current 4K lenses can also be used with a 1.25-type B4 lens mount adaptor.
Real-time 4K cutout
The extraordinary resolution of 8K UHD allows production teams to select a 4K cutout from a portion of images captured with the UHC-8300. Displayed on a 4K monitor, this allows critical inspection and confirmation of focus.
Compatibility with current live production elements
The UHC-8300 is compatible with current Sony live production system components including remote controllers, multi camera system units and viewfinders. So broadcasters and programme makers can realise fresh value from the current 4K/HD investments – today and tomorrow.

Specifications

UHC-8300 Camera Head General
Power Requirement and Consumption Current
240Vdc, 1.0A (max.)
12Vdc, 9.5A (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
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1
167 x 299 x 396 mm
6 5/8 x 11 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches
*1 The values for dimensions are approximate and excluding the protrusions.
Mass
(Body) Approx. 7.0 kg
(Body) Approx. 15 lb 7 oz
UHC-8300 Camera Head Camera Section
Pickup Device
3-chip 1.25-inch type CMOS
Resolution
8K: 7680 x 4320 (H x V)
Spectrum System
F1.6 prism system
Lens Mount
1.25-inch type bayonet mount, ARIB TR-B37
Built-in Filters
CC: A; 3200K(Clear), B; 4300K, C; 6300K, D; Cap
ND: 1; Clear, 2; 1/4ND, 3; 1/16ND, 4; 1/64ND
Sensitivity
(at 2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
F8 (8K 59.94p), F9 (8K 50p)
Noise Level
-62dB (1080/59.94i)
Horizontal Resolution
(8K: Center of the picture at Modulation depth 5% or higher.)
3,840 TV lines
Gain
-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 dB
Shutter Speed
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (59.94 mode)
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (50 mode)
UHC-8300 Camera Head Input/Output
CCU
Optical/electrical multi-connector (x1)
Lens
12-pin (x1)
Viewfinder
20-pin (x1), for HDVF
Audio Input (CH1)
XLR type: 3-pin, female (x1)
MIC IN: -60dBu (Up to -20dBu can be set by using menu or UHCU-8300), balanced
LINE IN: +4dBu, balanced
Audio Input (CH2)
XLR type: 3-pin, female (x1)
MIC IN: -60dBu (Up to -20dBu can be set by using menu or UHCU-8300), balanced
LINE IN: +4dBu, balanced
Intercom
1: XLR type 5-pin, female (x1)
2: XLR type 5-pin, female (x1)
Earphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V
DC Output
4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V (max. 0.5A)*2
2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V (max. 2.5A)*2

*2 May be limited, depending on load and input conditions.
SDI 1 Output
BNC (x1) SMPTE ST2082-10 12G-SDI Out, ST424/425-1 3G-SDI Out, ST292-1 HD-SDI Out or HD Prompter Out selectable
SDI 2 Input/Output
BNC type (x1) SMPTE ST292-1, HD-SDI Out or HD Video Trunk In selectable
Monitor Output
BNC (x1) SMPTE ST292-1, HD-SDI Out
SYNC Output
BNC (x1) HD-Sync, SD-Sync Out
Prompter Output
BNC (x1) 1Vp-p, 75Ω
Return Control
6-pin (x1) for CAC-6
For Future Use
8-pin (x1)
Tracker
10-pin (x1)
MAG Control
14-pin (x1)
Crane
12-pin (x1)
Network Trunk
8-pin (x1), RJ-45
USB
USB 2.0 type-A 4-pin (x1) for USB Memory
UHC-8300 Camera Head Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Operation manual CD-ROM (x1) JP, GB, CS
Cable clamp belt (x1)
Camera number label (x1)
Screws +B3 (x2) for cable clamp belt
Lens mount cap (x1)
UHCU-8300 CCU General
Power Requirement
AC 100 to 127V, 200V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Consumption Current
AC IN 1: 4.0A (max.)
AC IN 2: 6.2A (max.)
Operating Temperature
5°C to +40°C
41°F to +104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
482 (440) x 221 x 500 mm
19 (17 1/2) x 8 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches
Mass
Approx. 24 kg
Approx. 52 lb 15 oz
Video Signal
8K 4320: 119.88p, 100p, 59.94p, 50p (SQD-2SI,2SI-2SI)
4K 2160: 59.94p, 50p (2SI, SQD, Level-A/B)
HD 1080: 59.94p, 59.94i, 50p, 50i
*1
The values for dimensions are approximate and excluding the protrusions.
UHCU-8300 CCU Input/Output
Camera
Optical Fiber (x1)
Intercom/Program/Tally
D-sub 50-pin, female (x1)
  • INTERCOM (PROD/ENG), 4Wire/RTS/Clear-Com, 0 dBu
  • PGM 2 systems, -20/0/+4 dBu
  • TALLY (R, G, Y)
  • FLAG
RCP/CNU
8-pin multi connector, female (x1)
Trunk
12-pin, female (x1)
RS-232C or RS-422A, 1 system
LAN
8-pin (x1), RJ-45
Network Trunk
8-pin (x1), RJ-45
Focus Demand
20-pin, female (x1)
MAG Control
14-pin, female (x1)
NMI-LAN (Option: TBD)
QFSP+ (x2), 40G Base-SR (by transceiver module)
USB
USB 2.0 type-A 4-pin (x1) for USB Memory
UHCU-8300 CCU Input
AC
AC 100 to 127V, 200V to 240 V (x2)
4K Return
BNC type (x8)
12G-SDI, SMPTE ST2082-10
3G-SDI, SMPTE ST424/425-5, 2 systems
HD Return
BNC type (x4)
3G-SDI, SMPTE ST424/425-1
HD-SDI, SMPTE ST292-1, 4 systems
Reference
BNC type (x2), In:
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)
Out: Loop-Through
Prompter
BNC type (x1), In: VBS, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, 1 system
HD Prompter
BNC type (x1)
HD-SDI: SMTPE ST292-1
UHCU-8300 CCU Output
8K (SLOT-1)
BNC type (x16)
12G-SDI: SMPTE ST2082-10/12, 2 systems for 59.94p/50p, 1 system for 119.88p/100p
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425-1, 1 system
4K MAG (SLOT-2)
BNC type (x4)
12G-SDI: SMPTE ST2082-10
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425-5
4K (SLOT-3)
BNC type (x8)
12G-SDI: SMPTE ST2082-10
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425-5, 2 systems
4K Monitor (SLOT-4)
BNC type (x4)
12G-SDI: SMPTE ST2082-10
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425-5
HD (SLOT-5)
BNC type (x4)
3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425-1
HD-SDI: SMPTE ST292-1
3G-SDI/HD-SDI, character signal selectable
Sync
BNC type (x1)
HD SYNC: SMPTE ST274, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ω
SD SYNC: composite sync, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω
HD SYNC/SD SYNC selectable
Audio CH-1, CH-2
XLR 3-pin, male (x2), 0/–20/+4 dBu
UHCU-8300 CCU Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Tally number plate (x1 set)
Operation manual CD-ROM (x1), JP, GB, CS
UKCU-IP01F Option Interface General
Power Requirement
DC 12V
Power consumption (Max.)
70 W
Operating Temperature
5°C to +40°C
41°F to +104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Dimensions (W x D) *1
340 x 237 mm
13 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches
Mass
Approx. 2 kg
Approx. 4 lb 6.5 oz
*1
The values for dimensions are approximate and excluding the protrusions.
UKCU-IP01F Option Interface Output
Output *2
QSFP+, conforms to 40GBASE-SR/LR
*2
Transceivers, QSFP+, are not included.
UKCU-IP01F Option Interface Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Operation manual CD-ROM (x1), JP, GB, CS

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