The HDC-2000 also comes in beige
The HDC-2000 is the studio version of Sony’s existing portable HDC-2500, which is designed for studio and sports applications and offers a variety of signal output formats, including 1080/50p and 59.94p and RGB 4:4:4 output.
This means the HDC-2000 will allow sports productions to shoot slow motion from all angles in the field, although it is not purely a slow motion camera.
HDC-2550 includes a standard triax cable interface, for simple integration with existing studio or outside broadcast infrastructures.
However, it also has a new changeable transmission side cover allowing users to easily switch between fibre and triax connections.
Other features include: a dual optical filter wheel; and variable frame rates: 1080/50i or 59.94i and 720/50p or 59.94p as standard, with progressive frame rates 1080/23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF and 29.94PsF as an option.
The HDC-2550 can slot into a studio cradle
“Both the HDC-2000 and HDC-2550 build on Sony’s legacy in live production and help us to push the boundaries of what is possible in live sport production. Through technological innovation, both cameras have been built so they are as operationally efficient as possible, with the real customer and operator in mind,” said Claus Pfeifer, Strategic Marketing Manager, Sony Europe.
The HDC-2000 and HDC-2550 will begin shipping in May.
By David Fox