The HDCU-5000 is a full 19”rack size Camera Control Unit (CCU) with dual transmission capability, offering UHB (Ultra High Bitrate) transmission for the HDC-5500 system camera and 3G transmission for HDC-3500/3100 series system cameras. This choice of transmission options broadens production flexibility for studio, outside broadcast (OB) and sports applications.
The HDCU-5000 is equipped with a range of built-in interfaces including 12G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI outputs and 12G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI return inputs.
Providing power to the HDC-5500 camera head, the optical fibre transmission system maintains uncompromised picture quality over cable runs of up to 4,000 metres*.
* When supplying power to the camera via optical fibre cable. Maximum cable length varies according to the camera system configuration, lens type, viewfinder type, size of optical fibre cable and number of cable connectors.
Versatile built-in interfaces
The HDCU-5000 features a wide range of built-in interfaces, including 12G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI outputs and 12G-SDI/3G-SDI/HD-SDI return inputs. The CCU offers four 12G-SDI outputs and a maximum of eight 3G-SDI outputs as standard. Adding the optional HKCU-SDI50 expands this to a maximum of eight 12G-SDI outputs.
LAN interface for network control
The HDCU-5000 includes a built-in LAN interface (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX). This allows the camera to be controlled over a network, and this interface can also be used for an IP TALLY function.
Additional interfaces for teleprompter and microphones
The HDCU-5000 features a single-channel teleprompter input, plus two-channel microphone outputs (via two XLR connectors).
UHD trunk line for additional camera picture
The CCU’s trunk like supports transmission of two 4K UHD channels. 4K 2x slow motion or two kinds of 4K picture (main plus other camera, e.g. a POV picture which is input to the trunk line) can also be transmitted.
High power supply
The CCU’s high power supply allows HDC-5500 series cameras to operate with the HDLA-1500/HDLA-1505/HDLA-1507 HD large lens adaptors.
Extensive expansion options
The HDCU-5000 offers five types of interface expansion option. The HKCU-SDI50 provides four additional 12G-SDI interfaces. The HKCU-SFP50 provide an ST 2110 IP interface (including IP intercom function), with the HKCU-SFP52 adding IP HFR (High Frame Rate) capability to the system. The HKCU-SM50 provide a single mode fibre connection capability between the camera and CCU. The HKCU-REC50 adds a CCU internal recording capability, allowing up to 4 hours recording time at 4K XAVC-I C300.
The CCU offers multi-format support for 4K up to 2x, HD HFR up to 8x, PsF format, 1080-4:4:4-RGB (@23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF).
Gigabit Ethernet trunk line
The HDCU-5000 CCU features a single channel trunk line (1Gb Ethernet) to support easy data transmission.
Recording and real-time network transfer
Adding the HKCU-REC50 internal recording option allows the HDCU-5000 CCU to record the camera’s live feed (up to 4 hours recording time at 4K XAVC-I C300). Footage can be transfered in real time to a connected USB solid state drive or NAS (Network Attached Storage) device while recording takes place. As soon as shooting is finished, the file is immediately available on the attached storage device.