The HKC-T1500 "split" adapter for the HDC1500 and HDC1550 multi-format high-definition cameras increases the flexibility of Sony's multi-format high-definition cameras, by allowing the image sensor assembly to be physically separated from the camera body, using up to 50 metres of multicore cable. This results in a very compact imaging assembly which may be hand held, or located to provide unique "point of view" shots. Designed for the HDC-1500 and HDC-1550 models, it supports 1080/50p operation as well as colour viewfinders such as Sony's new HDVF-C35W.
The HDC1500 and HDC1550 (triax interface) portable cameras feature high-performance 2.2-megapixel 1920x1080 progressive scan CCDs, which provide enhanced image quality and stability. This CCD technology combines native 1080/60P image acquisition with a newly developed video image processor, utilizing the latest 0.11um semiconductor technology.
The new cameras operate across the entire spectrum of HD standards including:
- Interlace 1080i mode @1080/59.94i, 50i
- Progressive 1080P mode @1080/23.98p, 29.97p, 24p, 25p, 50p*, 60p*
- Progressive 720P mode @720/59.94p, 50P
* Camera head output only via dual link.