Sony has dropped two new studio and live sport broadcast cameras into the line-up. The HDC-2500 and HDC-2400. Equipped with a newly developed optical fiber transmission with 3G standard to achieve high bit rate transmission. The release date for the new Sony HDC-2500 and HDC-2400 cameras is January 2012.
the HDC-2500 is the world’s first professional camera utilising a carbon fibre body panel, making it 45 times stronger than plastic and three times stronger and cooler than magnesium. This improvement benefits the camera operator, especially for shoulder-mounted shooting in the field and studio, and also the environment, due to the sustainability of the carbon fibre material.
In addition, the HDC-2500 is equipped with a 3G fibre transmission system as standard which enables faster data transmission, ideal for 3D use and featuring a 1080/50p output for capturing optimal picture quality. These improvements make the camera truly future proof.
Anthony Kable, Product Manager, Sony Australia and New Zealand explains “Sony’s involvement in recent major global sporting events such as the World Cup and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, show our live production solutions are second to none. With products like the HDC-2500, we continue to evolve our product offering by bringing yet more market-leading innovation that is future-proof.”
The camera utilises advanced HD digital signal processing with 16 bit A/D converters. It also boasts newly developed CCD sensors which are incredibly sensitive and coupled with new Digital Signal Processors, allows operators to produce picture quality unlike any other system camera in the market.
When combined with Sony’s SR-R1000 storage deck, which has already been used in key live productions environments such as the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the HDC-2500 is the ideal camera for covering sports and other fast-moving content. The footage can be slowed down significantly without compromising image quality, with its standard built-in 2X speed functionality. The HDC-2500 can be connected by up to 4km of fibre, so transferring images from distant camera positions is no longer an issue. The HDC-2500 also features a 12bit (4:4:4) RGB capability for the most demanding production environments.
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