IP camera extension adaptor for remote live production (transmitter)
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The HDCE-TX30 IP camera extension adaptor reduces the cost and complexity of remote production, simplifying connection of Sony HDC 3500/3100 and HDC-2500/2400/1700 series system cameras to an SMPTE ST 2110 IP network.

Easily carried in a flight case, the compact, 1/3-rack-width adaptor connects directly to a camera head in the field. Compliant with the SMPTE ST 2110 family of open standards, the HDCE-TX30 transmits signals from the camera head over IP networks to the Camera Control Unit (CCU) sited at a remote production center.

Support for leading IP intercom vendors including RTS, Clear-Com, and Riedel allows producers and directors to communicate in real time with camera operators at a remote venue.

The HDCE-TX30 also simplifies centralised allocation of equipment between multiple studios, control rooms, and machine rooms, allowing camera signals to be routed instantly over IP to another part of the facility without needing to re-connect fiber cables.

The software license for IP HDCE to support JPEG XS*2 without any external boxes is currently under development.

*1 For more details on the JT-NM Tested program in March 2020 and test results, please go to https://jt-nm.org/jt-nm_tested.

*2 JPEG XS is a new ultra-low latency compression technology, which is beneficial in live productions with limited bandwidth.


Cost-effective IP upgrade

The HDCE-TX30 IP camera extension adaptor allows broadcasters, OB providers and live production specialists to upgrade to the benefits of IP Live production without needing to replace their current HDC camera investments.

Efficient resource sharing

The HDCE-TX30 allows faster, more cost-effective use of shared production resources across multiple studios and locations. While conventional SDI infrastructures tie one camera to a single CCU by fiber cable, the HDCE-TX30 allows flexible reconfiguration of cameras, CCUs and other live equipment over IP without time-consuming reconnection of fiber cables. This reduces the quantity of live equipment needing to be kept at each site, allowing resources to be shared efficiently.

Power supply to camera and interfaces

The HDCE-TX30 provides power to the camera head and system interfaces including IP Tally and IP Intercom.

4K upgrade option (DIRECT MODE)

4K IP output is available via an optional software license HZCE-UHD30. The HDCE-TX30 also provides a pathway for IP operation with the HDC 3500/3100 and HDC-2500 series optical fiber studio cameras.

HD 4x HFR IP capability (DIRECT MODE)

HD 4x HFR IP output is available with the HDC-3500 optical fiber studio camera with optional HZC-QFR50 HD 4x HFR software license.

MENU setting from web browser

The IP HDCE supports menu control from a web browser. The status monitoring of multiple IP HDCEs and CCUs, setting file import/export and remote firmware updates enhance the efficiency and convenience of the operation.


Power requirements
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Operating temperature
-10°C to +40°C (14°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Approx. 6 kg (13 lb 3.6 oz)
Input/output connectors
Optical fiber connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
8-pin multi-connector (x1)
8-pin (x1)
8-pin (x1)
SDI I/O 1 to 2
3G/HD/SD-SDI I/O, BNC (x2), 3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425 Level-A/B, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω, 2.970 Gbps/2.967
Gbps, HD-SDI: SMPTE ST292, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω, 1.485 Gbps/1.4835 Gbps
BNC (x1), 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) or NTSC 10F-BB
LAN 1 to 2
4-pole mini jack (x1)
USB 2.0 type A, 4-pin (x1)
SFP+, SFP28, 10GBASE-**, 25GBASE-**
Input connectors
100 V to 240 V (x1)
BNC (x1), 3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425, 2.970 Gbps/2.967 Gbps, HD-SDI: SMPTE ST292, 1.485 Gbps/1.4835 Gbps
Output connectors
3G/HD-SDI OUTPUT, BNC (x1), 3G-SDI: SMPTE ST424/425 Level-A/B, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω, 2.970 Gbps/2.967 Gbps, HD-SDI: SMPTE ST292, 0.8 Vp-p, 75 Ω, 1.485 Gbps/1.4835 Gbps
3G-SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI, character signal selectable
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories
Before Using this Unit (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1)
Optional accessories
Optional accessories
HZCE-DIR50 Direct Mode software, HZCE-CNFG50 Configuration Control software, HZCE-SNMP50 SNMP Agent software, Power Code set (1-791-041-XX), Power Code Plug holder (3-613-640-01), Conversion plug 3-pole to 2-pole (1-793-461-XX), Connection Cable CCA-5-3 (9.84 ft), Connection Cable CCA-5-10 (32.81 ft)