Changing the game with 4K/HD system camera: Discover the next level in Live Production shooting.
Flexible, no-compromise production in 4K and HD
The HDC-4300 puts you in total control of your content. For the first time, one camera platform is all you need to handle 4K, HD and super slow motion – helping you generate maximum returns on today’s production budgets.
Delivering uncompromised image quality, the HDC-4300 integrates seamlessly with HD infrastructures and accessories as well as the world’s most advanced 4K Live Production workflows. Optional software upgrades let you add amazing 4K 2x and HD 8x super slow motion and 4K image capture to standard HD outputs. All the flexibility and control you demand are right there in a single high-performance platform.
Direct installation of B4-mount lenses
Thanks to the 2/3-inch camera mount, the HDC-4300 works directly with B4 lenses. The B4-mount supports both HD and 4K lenses, allowing you to use B4-mount high power large lenses to capture sports scenes with a deep depth of field.
Superb 4K capability with wide dynamic range and wide colour space
With optional software the HDC-4300 has the function of capturing 4K images. For the HDC-4300, Sony has brought together its leading-edge technologies and deep experience to design and build the world’s first three 2/3-inch 4K imagers with ultra-precision alignment technology used to mount the chips to a newly-developed prism. This new optical system supports the wide colour gamut of ITU-R BT.2020*, enabling more precise colour reproduction in live broadcasts.
*ITU-R BT.2020 is the specification of video format defined by ITU-R.
High Frame Rate capture for 4K 2x and HD 8x super slow motion
The HDC-4300’s real 4K imagers capture at four times the resolution of HD. In HD shooting, this can be used to achieve extreme high-speed image capture at a maximum of 479.52/400 fps with the optional software upgrade. The frame rates of 59.94/50, 119.88/100 and 179.82/150 fps are available as standard. In 4K shooting, a maximum of 119.88/100 fps can be achieved. The real-time full digital process is applied to each frame even at high frame rates in the BPU-4000/BPU-4500A, producing the same quality in the images as one at the normal speed. Captured images can be recorded to the PWS-4500 4K/HD multi-port AV storage unit for super slow motion replay*.
*Some third-party manufacturer servers may also be used.
For 4K 2x and HD 8x slow motion replay, the following condition is required:
- The PWS-4500 system with optional software PWSL-HF45
- The BPU-4000/BPU-4500A with optional software SZC-4002
Smooth and easy migration from HD to 4K
The HDC-4300 is designed to fit into the growing Sony 4K Live Production environment alongside the PMW-F55 and F65 live camera configurations. With an optional software upgrade, the HDC-4300 enables 4K capture for multiple 4K and HD outputs, working directly with the BPU-4000 baseband processor unit and the HDCU-2000 or HDCU-2500 camera control units.
Seamless integration into Sony HD workflows
The HDC-4300 is part of Sony’s acclaimed and widely adopted HDC Series family of Live Production solutions and benefits from direct compatibility with its wide range of accessories, including viewfinders, large lens adaptors, remote control panels and camera control units.
Netflix Post Technology Alliance
HDC-4300 is a proud member of the Netflix Post Technology Alliance program. Sony is committed to work closely with Netflix to innovate production workflows and support the needs of the global production and post production communities.
Baseband Processor Units: BPU-4500A and BPU-4000
The BPU-4500A and BPU-4000 offer real-time 4K digital signal processing and the signal can be simultaneously down-converted to a HD signal and output when connected to the HDC-4300 via an optical fibre cable.
The BPU-4500A is equipped with the IP interfaces which enables IP Live Production for 4K/HD succeeding all the functionalities of the BPU-4000. The detail process can be optimally adjusted in each signal.
- Parallel processors for 4K/HD
- Down-converter from 4K to HD
- HD cutout and HD High Frame Rate operation by installing optional software
(SZC-2001 for HD Cutout function; SZC-4002 for High Frame Rate function)
Camera Control Units: HDCU-2000 and HDCU-2500
The full-rack-size HDCU-2000 and half-rack-size HDCU-2500 are available, in combination with BPU-4000 Baseband Processor Unit, for the 4K live camera system. These enable power supply to the camera, interfacing with peripheral equipment, and transferring Intercom, Tally, Prompter, Audio, and other signals. The optical fibre transmission system used in these units maintains the camera’s high picture quality.
Even without an HDCU-2000/HDCU-2500 unit, the 4K live camera system can operate by supplying power to the HDC-4300 locally in a simple configuration. This is particularly useful when you need to minimise equipment during location shooting.
Large Lens Adaptors: HDLA-1500, HDLA-1505 and HDLA-1507
HDLA-1500, HDLA-1505, and HDLA-1507 adaptors do not require any cable wiring. Utilising an unprecedented interlocking mechanism, this solution passes the power, video, and control signals on directly from the portable camera to the HDLA Series adaptor.
This unique mechanism also allows the portable camera to be attached and detached without removing large lenses. Furthermore, a lens can be removed even when the camera is mounted on the HDLA-1500 or HDLA-1505 adaptor. The interlocking mechanism therefore allows for astonishingly quick and smooth setup.