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Sony Unveils HDC-3200

The camera was among several new products and product enhancements Sony showcased at NAB 2022.

ASC Staff

The camera was among several new products and product enhancements Sony showcased at NAB 2022.

Sony Electronics has unveiled the HDC-3200, a fiber-based system camera that features a 2/3"-type 3CMOS image sensor with global shutter, 4K, HDR and support for numerous signal formats. The camera, which will be released this month, is compatible with the existing lineup of Sony viewfinders, large lens adapters and IP transmission systems.

The HDC-3200 was among several new products and product enhancements Sony showcased at NAB last month.

The company also introduced two large lens adapters, the HDLA-3505 and HDLA-3501, which will begin shipping in June. The HDLA-3505 can be used with the HDVF-EL70; it has an LCD panel that allows for assignable settings at the press of a button and simple monitoring via SDI Input. The HDLA-3501 complements the new HDC-3200, providing a cost-effective 4K system; it is designed to operate with the HDVF-L750 viewfinder and enables easy access to the camera head while supporting rear-panel operation. Both options offer Sony systems’ cable-less interface and instant attachment to and detachment from the camera.

In addition, Sony’s PVM-X series 4K HDR monitors (available in 18", 24" and 32") will see new enhancements with the Version 4.0 firmware release in August. New features will include two optional licenses to support signal conversion and 3D LUT output. Timecode and audio-output capabilities will also be added to the enhanced monitor output. The firmware will also feature in-monitor display, parallel remote and chroma up, as well as support for closed captioning.

Sony will also update its UWP-D fourth-generation wireless microphone series: the URX-P41D dual-channel receiver and UWP-D27 package. The new portable receiver offers simplified functionality, user-friendly features and digital audio interface via the SMAD-P5 MI shoe adapter, which is compatible with many of Sony’s camcorders.

Sony is also building out its portfolio of solutions that allow professionals to design, deploy and manage environments that are on premises, across a geographical region or in the cloud. Nevion, a Sony Group Company’s VideoIPath media-orchestration platform, recently announced it is adding broadcast control. This enables simple, cost-effective support for the complete production lifecycle, ideal for managing IP-based broadcast facilities, virtual routing, production trucks and mobile units. The update also adds support for Sony’s NS-BUS IP-based management protocol.  

Sony’s Ci Media Cloud Servicesan ecosystem of cloud-based applications built for organizations to collect, organize, collaborate, deliver and archive media assets, has continued enhancing its offerings. For post, Ci’s Workflow app provides functionality for a secure, automated VFX-pull workflow by simply submitting an EDL to Ci. Benefits of the app include increased speed and lower operational costs, and it helps solve common ownership and accessibility challenges.

Ci’s improvements for collaboration include in-app commenting, clipping and live streams. Ci also integrates with Sony’s Hawk-Eye technology to receive live streams from sports venues, allowing officials to review, mark up and collaborate on decisions in nearly real time regardless of location. Additional enhancements to Ci include a Ci mobile app on iOS and Android for viewing content and a tvOS app for screening content on Apple TV 4K. 

Sony’s camera-to-cloud solution, C3 Portal, integrates Sony acquisition devices and remote operations. C3P enables remote camera control, remote file access, and secure transfer of files to Ci or another destination. C3P’s new mobile app enhances the file-transfer process. 

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