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HDC-5500V

Expand your creative horizons to new resolutions with HDC-5500V’s pre-installed variable ND filter for smooth handling and precise shooting, and simultaneous HDR and SDR production. HDC-5500V is a 2/3-inch 4K 3-CMOS sensor portable system camera with direct 4K output and digital triax or wireless operation with a choice of optional outside panels for added versatility.

Networked Live, 4K, HDR and SR Live logos

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Pre-installed variable ND filter

Seamless ND filter switching without any visible physical filters. This allows for smooth transitions between different lighting conditions without any disruption to the broadcast. Additionally, the system supports both high frame rate (HFR) and is switchable between deep/shallow depth of field, making it well-suited for sports applications where capturing fast-paced action and dramatic shots is essential. The variable ND filter is pre-installed, allowing for smooth exposure adjustments without affecting image quality.

Pre-installed VF slide mechanism

With the pre-installed viewfinder slide mechanism, camera operators can achieve improved functionality by minimizing their body movements during panning. This feature is especially useful in cramped spaces like tracked dollys, stadium platforms, and scaffolding, where limited mobility can hinder the desired shots. The pre-installed slide mechanism enhances shooting flexibility and usability, with a smoothly-sliding viewfinder that can be moved closer to the axis of tripod rotation to reduce changes in the viewing angle, making it perfect for various shooting environments.

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4K 4x HFR capability

When used with HDCU-5000, the HDC-5000 Series supports the 4K 4x HFR option. Users can replay slow motion in 4K 4x*. HDC-5500V also supports parallel advertisements by simultaneously capturing 4 different advertisements on LED, which allows broadcasters to reach multiple audiences with tailor-made content at the same time around the globe. Additionally, the 4X parallel advertisements support enables broadcasters to engage with different sponsors simultaneously.

*(available within 2023)

Simplified brightness control with Virtual IRIS

Take complete control over your exposure settings with our camera system’s Virtual IRIS, enabling effortless adjustments to brightness between les IRIS/variable ND/master GAIN using a single joystick. Capture stunning visuals in any lighting condition with precise and seamless control, while taking advantage of the intuitiveness of our user-friendly interface.

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Unified INTERCOM panel

We are delighted to introduce the newly integrated design of the INTERCOM panel, which boasts controllable PGM3, TRACKER VR, and earphone MIC across all models, ensuring a consistent layout for customers worldwide. The controllable settings encompass PROD/ENG/OFF, while TRACKER and PGM3 can be easily assigned to different functions.

Simple solution for IP remote production

Adding the optional HDCE-TX50 IP camera extension adapter allows the HDC-5500V to output ST 2110 signals directly without requiring a separate CCU (camera control unit), simplifying connection to an IP-based remote production system and supporting JPEG XS capability.

Disclaimer: 4K 4x HFR is not available on IP.

Diagram displaying camera connectivity with IP live products
Diagram displaying camera connectivity with post production

Recording and real time network transfer

With the recording option HKCU-REC55, the HDCU-5500 can record the live feed inside CCU. The file can be transferred to USB SSD or network storage in real-time while recording is still in progress. By the time the shooting operation is complete, the file is already transferred to portable SSD or NAS.

Networked TRUNK feature

HDC-5500V also features high-speed data transmission with networked TRUNK (via LAN port).

Lightning streaks

Reach out to our expert team to find out more about HDC-5500V

Specifications

Power requirements
AC 240 V, 1.4 A (max.), DC 12 V, 9.5 A (max.), 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. 5.1 kg (11 lb 3.9oz)
(unit only)
Dimensions (W x H x D) [Hood is not included.]
138 x 268 x 363 mm
Imager
2/3-inch type 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
Method
3-CMOS, RGB
Effective resolution (H x V)
QFHD: 3840 × 2160
HD: 1920 × 1080
Sensitivity
F10 with 1080/59.94p
F11 with 1080/50p
(at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio
-62 dB
Geometric distortion
Negligible (not including lens distortion)
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism
Built-in filters
ND filters 1: CLEAR, 2-5:
Variable ND (1/3-1/256)
CCU
Optical/electrical multi connector (LEMO 3K.93C 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)
When AUDIO switch is set to MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu by menu operation), balanced
When AUDIO switch is set to LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
INTERCOM 1, INTERCOM 2
XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
EARPHONE
4-pole mini jack (x1), (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
SDI 1
BNC (x1)
SDI 2
BNC (x1)
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
12-pin (x1)
USB
USB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
NETWORK TRUNK
RJ-45 type 8-pin (x1)
Before Using This Unit (1),
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1),
Cable clamp belt (1 set),
Screws (+B3×8) (2),
Attached label (1)
*1
This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.