CCD extension block adaptor (up to 50m) for HDC-1500R/1550R/1400R/1450R
The HKC-T1500 "split" adapter for the HDC1500 and HDC1550 multi-format high-definition cameras increases the flexibility of Sony's multi-format high-definition cameras, by allowing the image sensor assembly to be physically separated from the camera body, using up to 50 metres of multicore cable. This results in a very compact imaging assembly which may be hand held, or located to provide unique "point of view" shots. Designed for the HDC-1500 and HDC-1550 models, it supports 1080/50p operation as well as colour viewfinders such as Sony's new HDVF-C35W.
The HDC1500 and HDC1550 (triax interface) portable cameras feature high-performance 2.2-megapixel 1920x1080 progressive scan CCDs, which provide enhanced image quality and stability. This CCD technology combines native 1080/60P image acquisition with a newly developed video image processor, utilizing the latest 0.11um semiconductor technology.
The new cameras operate across the entire spectrum of HD standards including:
When the CCD block is fitted to the split adaptor, it provides a very compact unit, ideal for shooting in tight spaces, such as in a car, or for use on a motorbike. It may be hand held, or fitted to any traditional camera mounts.
The imaging assembly is also ideal where weight is critical, such as for prolonged hand-held shooting.
The HDC-1500 retains full performance when used in the split adaptor, giving much higher resolution than can be obtained from other dedicated compact cameras.
The HDC-1500 optical assembly can be quickly converted between normal and "split" operation, avoiding the need for a specialist compact camera. The HKC-T1500 can be used with any HDC-1500 or 1550 camera head.
There is no limitation to the operating format when the camera is fitted to the HKC-T1500 - all the HD format standards are available