Digital Video Camera DXC-D55 Series DXC-D55 DXC-D55P DXC-D55WS DXC-D55WSP 14-bit Full-Digital Production Camera – Offers Top-quality SDTV Video Production Opportunities From the very first model, Sony DXC Series standard definition (SD) production cameras have been widely accepted by a great number of video professionals around the world, due to their excellent picture performance, system versatility, and cost efficiency. Sony is now proud to introduce the new DXC-D55 Series which uses the latest 14-bit A/D conversion circuit as well as the field-proven 2/3-inch type Power HAD™ EX CCDs to further enhance the DXC portfolio. The DXC-D55 Series consists of two cameras: the DXC-D55 4:3 model, and the DXC-D55WS 16:9/4:3 switchable model. Both models incorporate three 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCDs and the latest 14-bit A/D conversion circuit. These key devices deliver excellent sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio, together with reduced smear level compared to that of the previous model. In addition to superb picture quality, these cameras offer extremely precise and flexible image controls such as highlight control, contrast control, and detail control, thanks to the sophisticated DSP LSI with more than 30-bit accuracy. Another important characteristic of the DXC-D55/D55WS Series is its system flexibility. Two types of camera control unit are available – the CCU-D50/D50P for multi-core operation, and the CCU-TX50/TX50P for triax operation. Furthermore, the RCP-D50/D51 Remote Control Unit is also available for the series. With class-leading SD picture quality, operational conveniences, and system flexibility, the Sony DXC-D55/D55WS Series brings new opportunities for high-quality, creative productions to a wide range of video professionals at an affordable price. * In this brochure, DXC-D55 refers to both the DXC-D55 for NTSC and the DXC-D55P for PAL, while DXC-D55WS refers to both the DXC-D55WS for NTSC and the DXC-D55WSP for PAL. 2 FEATURES Excellent Picture Quality Three-chip 2/3-inch Type Power HAD EX CCDs The DXC-D55/D55WS Series is equipped with the field-proven three-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCDs, offering high horizontal resolutions of 920* TV lines. These highperformance CCDs also provide an excellent sensitivity of F11 (at 2000 lx, 3200K), a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 65 dB (NTSC)/63 dB (PAL), and an extremely low smear level of -145 dB (typical). Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) A key indicator of quality in a DSP camera is how many bits are used in its nonlinear processes, such as gamma correction. The DXC-D55/D55WS Series uses more than 30 bits, thus minimizing rounding errors and maintaining the high-quality images captured by the Power HAD EX CCDs. This advanced digital signal processing (ADSP) also enables highly sophisticated image controls, such as knee saturation, adaptive highlight control, and skin-tone detail controls. *On DXC-D55 and DXC-D55P models Pre Knee A/D Pre Knee A/D DSP To a Camera Adaptor Pre Knee Power HAD EX CCD Imager Power HAD EX CCDs 14-bit A/D Conversion The Sony DXC-D55/D55WS incorporates a high-quality14-bit A/D conversion circuit that allows images captured by the Power HAD EX CCDs to be processed with four times the precision than 12-bit A/D converters. In particular, this higher resolution reproduces the contrast more faithfully in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture. In addition, the 14-bit accuracy helps to eliminate pre-knee signal compression at highlight areas, and allows the camera to clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject. 12-bit A/D 14-bit A to D Converter Advanced Digital Signal Processor High-performance Digital Signal Processing 14-bit High-intergrity 14-bit A/D Conversion 3 CREATIVE VERSATILITY Knee Saturation Control In general, shooting very bright portions of an object such as key light reflections from a person’s forehead can reduce color saturation and change the hue in highlight areas. The knee saturation control function incorporated in the DXC-D55/D55WS Series effectively reduces this ‘washed-out’ effect on saturation and hue changes, and reproduces far more natural color in highlight areas. Knee Saturation Control Off Knee Saturation Control On Images simulated 4 Adaptive Highlight Control Adaptive Highlight Control Off Adaptive Highlight Control On Images simulated Input signal level White clip Knee point n Auto slope Knee point 3 Knee point 2 Knee point 1 Knee point 0 The DXC-D55/D55WS Series offers an outstanding overexposure control by applying multiple knee-points/slopes to handle highlight areas in a dynamic manner. By analyzing the highlight areas of a scene, the camera automatically sets and optimizes multiple knee points/slopes accordingly. This enables the reproduction of extremely difficult scenes (for example, an interior scene with a bright illuminant such as sunlight in the background) with wide exposure latitude. The adaptive highlight control applies only to input video levels in excess of the knee point; the middleand low-luminance parts of the video signal are unaffected by this control. Output signal level Knee Curve Image Low Key Saturation Low Key Saturation Off Low Key Saturation On With conventional cameras, low-light areas can be subject to reduced saturation, resulting in the color in these areas being ‘washed-out’. The low key saturation function incorporated in the DXC-D55/D55WS Series helps eliminate this problem by optimizing the amplification of color saturation at low light levels, providing more natural color reproduction. Skin-tone Detail Control Skin-tone Detail Control Off Skin-tone Detail Control On The skin-tone detail control function in the DXC-D55/D55WS Series allows softening of the skin-tone detail in the facial area, while maintaining the sharpness of other parts of the picture. The skin-tone detail area can be selected simply and quickly, using an areadetect cursor in the viewfinder screen. The color range for skin-tone detail and the skin detail level can also be selected manually, using the viewfinder menu system. 5 OPERATING VERSATILITY Enhanced Ease of Operation Built-in Optical ND Filter and Electronic CC Function Recognizing the importance of making camera operation as quick and straightforward as possible, DXC-D55/D55WS cameras provide several convenient functions enabling operators to start shooting with minimum setup procedures, and in less time. The DXC-D55/D55WS Series provides optimum light and color temperature control by using a builtin optical ND (Neutral Density) filter wheel and electronic CC (Color Correction) function. The use of electronic color correction allows all filters in the filter wheel to be of the ND type, providing the operator with great flexibility in depth-of-field and exposure control. Electronic color correction can also be controlled using a remote controller, for even easier operation. EZ Focus The EZ Focus function allows accurate focus adjustments without manually opening the lens iris. Simply by pushing the EZ Focus button, the iris automatically opens to reduce the depth of field and make focusing significantly easier. At the same time, the electronic shutter is automatically set to obtain the correct exposure. EZ Mode Easy-to-see Viewfinder The DXC-D55/D55WS* is equipped with the DXF-801 1.5-inch** 4:3 monochrome viewfinder as standard. The DXF-20W 2.0-inch** 16:9 monochrome viewfinder is also available as an option. Furthermore, for studio operations, the wider DXF-51 5.0-inch** monochrome viewfinder can be mounted on the camera adaptor. * The DXF-801 is not included in the DXC-D55H/D55PH package. ** Viewable area measured diagonally VF Light Settings for key camera parameters are instantly set to the standard or auto position simply by pressing the EZ Mode button – making the camera instantly ready for shooting. This feature is very convenient when operators require fast camera setup. Auto-Tracing White Balance (ATW) • The DXC-D55/D55WS camera features a convenient Auto Tracing White Balance (ATW) function, which automatically adjusts white balance as lighting conditions change. This function is very useful when shooting in rapidly changing lighting conditions, such as when moving from indoor to outdoor locations. DXC-D55 SERIES 6 • Factory-preset Matrix Backlit Switch Panel The DXC-55/D55WS’s switch panel is backlit, allowing operators to see switch positions in dark environments. Memory Stick Storage of Camera Setup Parameters The DXC-D55/D55WS Series is capable of saving and recalling setup parameters such as scene files, reference files, and lens files, via Memory Stick™ media. This allows users to effectively manage camera parameters for individual scenes, plus individual operators’ camera-setup preferences, such as viewfinder indicator settings. Setup parameter files stored on a Memory Stick media card can be transferred to another DXC-D55/D55WS camera or a RCP-D50/D51 Remote Control Unit, allowing quick, easy setup in multiple camera systems. What’s more, setup files can be loaded to a PC equipped with a Memory Stick slot, enabling them to be e-mailed as attachments and shared with other cameras. * The MSH-128/64/32 is the only “Memory Stick” media that has been operationally tested with this product. (The MSH-64/32 is no longer available.) The DXC-D55/D55WS Series is equipped with several types of factory-preset matrix files which allow operators to instantly set up camera parameters that match common lighting situations, such as STANDARD, HIGH SATURATION, FLORESCENT, etc. Other Convenient Features • Programmable gain (-3/0/3/6/9/12/18/24/30/36 dB) • Variable-speed electronic shutter • Clear Scan™(CLS) function: 60.1 (NTSC)/50.2 (PAL) Hz to 6000 Hz • Monitor output • Built-in 1 kHz audio reference • Date-and-time superimposition on the video signal and viewfinder • Enhanced Vertical-Definition System (EVS) • Auto iris mode (spot, backlight) • Mic low cut • Dual zebra Adjustable Shoulder Pad The position of the DXC-55/D55WS’s shoulder pad can be adjusted – either forwards or backwards – to provide the operator with a comfortable, well-balanced camera when docked with a camera adaptor. • 7 SYSTEM VERSATILITY The high picture quality and operability of DXC-D55/D55WS cameras is supported by a range of peripherals that make camera system installation very smooth, both in the studio and out in the field. The DXC-D55/D55WS can be configured in two main operating styles: Multi-core CCU and Triax CCU operation. Easy-to-use remote control panels are also available for added operational convenience. Multi-core CCU Operation – for End-to-end Digital Systems CCU-D50/D50P and CA-D50 With the CA-D50 Camera Adaptor attached, the DXC-D55/D55WS can be remotely controlled from the CCU-D50/D50P Multi-core Camera Control Unit using a CCZ-A cable (26-pin). The video and audio output of the CA-D50 Camera Adaptor are transferred to the CCU-D50/D50P Camera Control Unit as an SDI signal*1 through a CCZ-A cable up to 75 m (246 feet) long. This combination allows for the establishment of a full digital-acquisition system. The CCU-D50/D50P system supports the following features: • Digital or analog signal switchable transmission • Up to 75 m (246 feet) SDI transmission via a CCZ-A cable (26-pin) • Up to 200 m (656 feet) SDI transmission using a separate low-loss coaxial video cable in addition to a CCZ cable • Analog transmission for longer control distances of up to 300 m (984 feet) via a CCZ-A cable • Analog composite output and one of the following outputs: SDI, Y/R-Y/B-Y, RGB, Y/C • Wide variety of control functions • Compatibility with RCP-D50 and RCP-D51 Remote Control Panels • Support for major intercom systems (two-wire/four-wire/RTS/Clearcom) • Teleprompter support • Red/Green tally indication*2 • Fan alarm LED*2 *1 Embedded audio is not supported. *2 The tally and fan alarm share the same LED. CCU-D50 Front Panel CCU-D50 Rear Panel 8 CCU-TX50 Front Panel CCU-TX50 Rear Panel Triax CCU Operation – for Wide-bandwidth Transmission CCU-TX50/TX50P* and CA-TX50/TX50P With the CA-TX50/TX50P Triax Camera Adaptor attached, the DXC-D55/D55WS can be remotely controlled from the CCU-TX50/TX50P Camera Control Unit using a triax cable, the use of which enables sophisticated remote control over extended operating distances. A wide-bandwidth transmission system is employed, enabling the high resolution images of DXC-D55/D55WS cameras to be transmitted with virtually no drop in resolution. The CCU-TX50/TX50P supports the following features: • Wide-bandwidth transmission (10 MHz for Y and 4.5 MHz for R-Y/B-Y) • High-quality analog component video transmission • Long-distance transmission (eg. 1500 m via a ø14.5 mm cable) • Compact design – half rack width and 3U height • Wide range of advanced control functions • Compatibility with the RCP-D50 and RCP-D51 Remote Control Panels • Three SDI outputs or three composite outputs • One component output (Y/R-Y/B-Y or R/G/B selectable) • Three inputs for return video (BNC type) • Teleprompter support • Red/Green tally indication • Support for major intercom systems (four-wire/RTS/Clearcom) • Program audio input • Two-channel microphone system (two XLR connectors) * Upgrading is required for the existing CCU-TX50/TX50P to interface with the DXC-D55. 9 Remote Control Panels Two types of remote controllers are available for remote operation of the DXC-D55/D55WS camera, each offering direct camera control. RCP-D50 (Joystick Type) RCP-D51 (Dial Type) The RCP-D50 and RCP-D51 have been designed for use with Sony DXC-D55/D55WS cameras. The RCP-D50 is a joystick-type controller, while the RCP-D51 is a dial-type controller. Both are equipped with a 3.5-inch* color touch panel LCD screen and offer extensive control of camera functions through easy-to-use menubased operations. The LCD also allows the incoming camera image to be monitored – a feature that comes in handy when identifying which RCP is controlling which camera in multicamera systems. Another convenient feature is the Memory Stick system, which allows various scene files to be stored on and recalled from the Memory Stick media, and loaded to either a different RCP-D50/D51 controller, or to a DXC-D55/D55WS camera. * Viewable area measured diagonally RCP-D51 (Dial) RCP-D50 (Joystick) 10 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ECM-674/673 (Electret Condenser Microphone) CCU-TX50/TX50P (Camera Control Unit) Triax Cable CCA-7 (Max.1500 m) (Max. 50 m) CA-TX50/TX50P (Camera Adaptor) RCP-D50/D51 (Remote Control Panel) DXF-51 (Large Viewfinder) DXF-801 DXF-20W (Viewfinder) DFS-800 (Production switcher) DXC-D55/D55WS (Camera Head) VCL-920BY (Zoom Lens) CCA-7 VCT-U14 (Tripod Adaptor) CCU-D50/D50P (Camera Control Unit) CCZ-A RCP-D50/D51 (Remote Control Panel) (Max.300 m) CA-D50 (Camera Adaptor) CCA-7 LCR-1 (Rain Cover) RCP-D50/D51 (Remote Control Panel) PRODUCT CONFIGURATION 4:3 model 11 DXC-D55H DXC-D55PH DXC-D55L DXC-D55PL VCT-U14 Tripod Adaptor Option DXF-801 Viewfinder Microphone Lens (VCL-920BY) 16:9/4:3 model DXC-D55PK DXC-D55WSH DXC-D55WSPH DXC-D55WSL DXC-D55WSPL Supplied Supplied Option Supplied Option Supplied Supplied Option Supplied Option Supplied Supplied Option Supplied Option Option Supplied Option Option OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES CA-D50 CA-TX50/TX50P CCU-D50/D50P CCU-TX50/TX50P RCP-D50 Camera Adaptor (Multi-core) Camera Adaptor (Triax) Camera Control Unit (Multi-core) Camera Control Unit (Triax) Remote Control Panel RCP-D51 DXF-801 DXF-20W DXF-51 VCT-U14 Remote Control Panel 1.5-inch*1 4:3 Monochrome Viewfinder 2-inch*1 16:9 Monochrome Viewfinder 5-inch*1 4:3 Monochrome Viewfinder Tripod Adaptor AC-DN10 ECM-674/673 CAC-12 WRR-861A/861B WRR-862A/862B AC Adaptor Electret Condenser Microphone Microphone Holder UHF Synthesized Tuner UHF Synthesized Tuner (can be mounted on the CA-TX50) (can be mounted on the CA-TX50) CCA-7-5/25 CCZ-A5/A10/A25 MSH-128 LCR-1 LC-HB330 Connecting Cable (10-pin - 10-pin) Connecting Cable (26-pin - 26-pin) Memory Stick Rain Cover Hard Carrying Case YJ20x8.5B IRS/VRS/KRS YJ13x6B IRS/KRS A13x6.3 BERM/BRM A20x8.6 BERM/BRM (Canon) (Fujinon) (Fujinon) *1 Viewable area measured diagonally Lenses from Other Manufacturers (Canon) For details, please contact each manufacturer 12 SPECIFICATIONS DXC-D55 General Power requirements Power consumption Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity Mass (camera head only) Signal inputs/outputs Video output Monitor output Microphone input Other inputs/outputs Camera/VTR interface Lens VF Remote Camera performance Pickup device Aspect ratio Total picture elements (H x V) Effective picture elements (H x V) Optical system Built-in filters Lens mount Signal system Scan format Horizontal scan frequency Vertical scan frequency Sync system A/D conversion Sensitivity Minimum illumination Smear level Video S/N ratio (typical) Horizontal resolution DXC-D55P DXC-D55WS DXC-D55WSP 16:9/4:3 switchable 1038 x 1008 980 x 494 1038 x 1188 980 x 582 NTSC color system 2:1 interlaced, 525 lines, 60 fields/s 15.734 kHz 59.94 Hz PAL color system 2:1 interlaced, 625 lines, 50 fields/s 15.625 Hz 50 Hz 65 dB 850 TV lines (4:3 mode) 800 TV lines (16:9 mode) 400 TV lines (without EVS) 450 TV lines (with EVS) OFF, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s 60.1 to 6000 Hz 63 dB DC 12 V (10.5 to 17 V) 14 W -10 °C to +45 °C (+14 °F to +113 °F) -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F) Less than 85% 2.2 kg (4 lb 13 oz) Analog composite, BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative Analog composite, BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative XLR-3-pin Pro 76-pin Digital, Pro 50-pin 12-pin 20-pin 10-pin 3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCD 4:3 1038 x 1008 1038 x 1188 980 x 494 980 x 582 F1.4 prism system 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND Sony 2/3-inch bayonet mount NTSC color system PAL color system 2:1 interlaced, 525 lines, 60 fields/s 2:1 interlaced, 625 lines, 50 fields/s 15.734 kHz 15.625 Hz 59.94 Hz 50 Hz Internal and External with the VBS or BS signal 14 bits F11 at 2000 lx (3200 K, 89.9% reflectance) (typical) 0.5 lx with F1.4, Hyper gain (36 dB)/0.8 lx with F1.8, Hyper gain (36 dB) -145 dB (typical) 65 dB 63 dB 920 TV lines Vertical resolution 400 TV lines (without EVS) 480 TV lines (without EVS) 480 TV lines (without EVS) 450 TV lines (with EVS) 530 TV lines (with EVS) 530 TV lines (with EVS) Shutter speed OFF, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, OFF, 1/60, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, OFF, 1/60, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s 1/2000 s 1/2000 s Clear scan 60.1 to 6000 Hz 50.2 to 6000 Hz 50.2 to 6000 Hz Gain selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 dB Registration 0.05% (all zones, without lens) Geometric distortion Below measurable level Viewfinder: DXF-801 (supplied with DXC-D55L/D55PL/D55PK/D55WSL/D55WSPL package) CRT 1.5-inch monochrome, 4:3/16:9 switchable Indicators REC TALLY (2), TAKE TALLY, BATT, SHUTTER, GAIN UP Horizontal resolution 600 TV lines Power requirements DC 12 V Power consumption 2.4 W Mass 620 g (1 lb 9 oz) Dimensions (W x H x D) 241 x 91 x 203 mm (9 1/2 x 3 5/8 x 8 inches) Lens: VCL-920BY (supplied with DXC-D55PK package only) Focal length 8.5 to 170 mm Zoom Manual or power selectable Zoom ratio 20x Maximum aperture 1:1.8 Aperture Manual or automatic selectable Focusing range Infinity to 0.9 m Filter attachment threads 82 mm dia. 0.75 mm pitch Mounting Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount Mass Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz) including lens hood Dimensions (W x H x D) 122 x102 x 210 mm (4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches) including lens hood, excluding lens grip Supplied accessories DXC-D55H/D55PH/D55WSH/D55WSPH: Operating instructions (x1), Lens mount cap (x1), Flange focal length adjustment test chart (x1) DXC-D55L/D55PL//D55WSL/D55WSPL: Operating instructions (x1), Lens mount cap (x1), Flange focal length adjustment test chart (x1), DXF-801 Viewfinder (x1), Microphone (x1), Wind screen (x1), VCT-U14 Tripod adaptor (x1) DXC-D55PK: Operating instructions (x1), Lens mount cap (x1), Flange focal length adjustment test chart (x1), DXF-801 Viewfinder (x1), Microphone (x1), Wind screen (x1), VCT-U14 Tripod adaptor (x1), VCL-920BY Zoom lens (x1) DIMENSIONS 265 (10 5/8) 480 (19) 126 (5) 258 (10 1/4) 152 (6) 205 (8 1/8) 242 (9 5/8) Unit: mm (inches) 13 Lead-free solder is used for soldering. Halogenated flame retardants are not used in the cabinets and the printed wiring boards. Distributed by MK10403V1OHB07APR ©2007 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Designs, features, and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate. Some images in this brochure are simulated. Sony, Clear Scan, Memory Stick and Power HAD are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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