Heralding a New Era of HD Production
Pursuing the ultimate HD system for today and for tomorrow, Sony sets another milestone in the history of multi-format HD camera systems – the HDC-1500R – offering a broader choice of interlace and progressive formats, much greater picture quality, and enhanced operational flexibility.
The HDC-1500R incorporates a newly developed CCD imager and DSP LSI – two key devices that allow it to achieve ultimate picture performance in a variety of scanning modes. The CCD used in this camera can accommodate all existing interlace and progressive scan formats ranging from 1080/50i and 1080/59.94i. It can also capture stunning 1080/59.94P* and 1080/50P* images – as well as delivering the highest-possible quality 720/50P image creation*.
Such high image quality is supported by the camera’s convenient peripherals, which make installation and operation of an HDC-1000R system very smooth.
The HDLA-1500/HDLA-1505 Large Lens Adaptor incorporates a totally unique interlocking mechanism, which allows a large lens to be attached/detached from the portable camera in just a matter of seconds – relieving operators from lengthy mechanical adjustments.
* 1080/59.94P and 1080/50P signals can be output only from the HDC-1500R in a stand-alone configuration.
1080/50p ready and 3G Transmission upgradable
The HDC-1500R can capture 1080/50p and output from camera head as dual link. Moreover, using a 3G migration kit, the HDC-1500R will be able to upgrade to a 3G transmission system.
For broadcasters wishing to migrate to 1080/50p transmission in the future, Sony offers the HDC-1500R as future proof 1080p ready camera.
*3G migration kit is planned for release in 2010.