As television broadcasting evolves steadily towards High Definition (HD), there is a strong demand for a new breed of slow-motion camera systems - one that offers full HD performance. In response to this demand, Sony introduced the HDC-3300 Super Motion Camera and HDCU-3300R Camera Control Unit - its long-awaited HD slow-motion camera system. Today, it has evolved into the HDC-3300R - a next-generation model with stunning picture quality by enhanced S/N ratio, state-of-the-art features, and a host of new functions.
The HDC-3300R incorporates a newly developed CCD imager and DSP LSI, new functionality including "Viewfinder Detail" and "Focus Assist Indicator (FAI) functions as well as giving higher sensitivity and better signal to noise (S/N) ratio - allowing it to achieve the ultimate in picture performance and enhanced operational flexibility.
Sony's cutting-edge technology enables the HDC-3300R to capture full-resolution 1920 x 1080 High Definition images at an amazing three times the normal frame rate. The CCU connects to the camera via optical fibre with digital data for perfect HD images over runs of up to 2500 metres.
The HDC-3300R camera is based on the proven HDC-1500R HD multi-format camera, and therefore offers the same functionality, including outstanding, and reliability, as well as its slow-motion capability.
In addition to its high-quality, slow-motion images, the HDC-3300R camera also provides real-time, normal-speed images thanks to a dedicated signal-processing LSI. This output is available simultaneously with the Super Motion output, allowing users to employ the HDC-3300R for both slow-motion and standard shooting purposes for increased versatility.
* The distance depends on the conditions such as the number of cables used and configuration of the system.