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Sony HDC-1400R

SONY / HDC-1400R
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Item #:MO816293
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Model Description:
Three 2/3-inch Power HAD HD CCD sensors dual format HD system camera with fibre interface

Model Details

Pursuing the ultimate HD system for today and for tomorrow, Sony sets another milestone in the history of multi-format HD camera systems - the HDC-1400R - offering a broader choice of interlace and progressive formats, much greater picture quality, and enhanced operational flexibility.

The HDC-1400R incorporates a newly developed CCD imager and DSP LSI - two key devices that allow it to achieve ultimate picture performance in a variety of scanning modes. The CCD used in this camera can accommodate the popular interlace and progressive scan formats for mainstream broadcast productions including 1080/50i as well as the highest-quality 720/50P images.

The HDC-1400R camera provides digital transmission using SMPTE standard fibre optic cable to transmit high-quality digital data over long distances. The camera also provides two HD SDI outputs and one digitally down-converted SDI or analogue composite output. In addition, viewfinder signals with characters can be output from the SDI output connector, giving camera operators additional convenience.

The HDC-1400R, if required, can be operated in a triax environment utilising the HDTX-100/HDFX-100 triax adapter.


Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity

The HDC-1400R is equipped with a newly developed three 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel HD CCD. Based on Sony HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this new CCD offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lx. In addition to this performance, a wide variety of capturing modes including 1080/50i. What´s more, this CCD can be operated in 1080/50i and 720/50P mode to cover all current mainstream HDTV formats.

14-bit A/D (Analogue to Digital) conversion

The HDC-1400R utilises a 14-bit A/D convertor, which enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to this 14-bit A/D convertor, pre-knee signal compression at highlight areas can be eliminated and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.

Improved S/N ratio

At the heart of the outstanding picture performance of the HDC-1400R camera is a newly developed 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel full HD progressive CCD. Based on Sony's HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this CCD offers a high sensitivity of F10 or F11 at 2,000 lx and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 56 dB (typical).

Together with a unique "Noise Suppression" function, which reduces the high-frequency noise elements in video signals by using Sony's advanced digital signal processing technology, a 64dB S/N ratio can be achieved.

Newly added Focus Assist Functions

For easier focusing through the viewfinder, two types of focus assist functions are newly incorporated to the HDC-1400R: Viewfinder Detail and Focus Assist Indicator. To intuitively recognize a focusing point, users of the camera can add dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder as "Viewfinder Detail". The "Focus Assist Indicator" is a helpful tool for manual focus adjustments, especially when shooting wide-angle views. An indicator is displayed at the bottom or other positions of the viewfinder frame, enabling users to make more accurate and fine focus adjustments

Compact and Lightweight

The HDC-1400R portable camera is designed to be very compact and lightweight for a high level of mobility in the field. The HDC-1400R camera weighs approximately 4.5 kg ensuring comfortable operation either on the shoulder or on a tripod.



Power requirements240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)
Operating temperature-20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)
Storage temperature-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
MassApprox. 4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)


Built-in filtersND:, 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND, 5: CROSS
Sensitivity (1080/59.94i)F10 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio (1080/59.94i)54 dB (typical)
Horizontal resolution (1080/59.94i)1000 TV lines (at center)
RegistrationWithin 0.02% (all zones, without lens)
Shutter speed selection1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s (1080/59.94i)
Modulation depth45% horizontally (typical) (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)
Pickup device3-chip 2/3-inch type CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)1920 x 1080
Signal format1080/59.94i, 720/59.94P (for 60-Hz countries)
1080/50i, 720/50P (for 50-Hz countries)
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism system
Lens mountSony bayonet mount

Input/output connectors

Audio input (CH1)XLR-3-pin (female) (1), mic or front mic or line selectable
Audio input (CH2)XLR-3-pin (female) (1), AES/EBU or mic or line selectable
Mic 1 inputXLR-3-pin (female) (1)
DC inputXLR-4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17.5 V DC, 1.5 A (max.)
Test outputBNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
SDI outputBNC type (1) HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Earphone outputStereo minijack (1)
CCUElectro-optical connector (1)
Tracker10-pin (1)
Intercom 1XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
Intercom 2XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
Remote8-pin (1)
Lens12-pin (1)
Viewfinder20-pin (1)

Additional Information

Sony HDC 1000R series.pdf

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