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Sony HDC-4800 4K/HD Ultra High Frame Rate Camera System


With incredible Ultra Slo-mo capability
  • 4K HFR 8x - 480 fps in 4K/UHD
  • 16x speed in HD - 800 fps slow motion
  • Super-35mm 4K CMOS Sensor
  • Supports PL mount lenses
  • Dedicated 4K Baseband Processor BPU-4800

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Cat no. SONY-HDC-4800
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The HDC-4800 combines 4K & Wide Color Space with Ultra-High Frame Rate (UHFR) capabilities - 8x at 4K, and up to 16x in full HD- but also features dynamic cutout and zoom capabilities for live sports and special event productions. The HDC-4800 reinforces the suite of 4K, HDR, IP-ready set of solutions offered by Sony Professional, from the awarded HDC-4300 camera, the XVS Switchers series and PWS-4500 servers to the Trimaster ELTM 4K OLED displays BVM-X300 & PVM-X550.

The HDC-4800 uses a new Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor and wide colour space (BT.2020 and BT.709). It also supports PL mount lenses that can capture high resolution, clear and crisp images for live sports shooting. HDR support is under development and will be available in the near future.

The Sony HDC-4800 system captures flawless, full-resolution 4K UHD images at up to 400P (8x) or Full HD at 800P (16x). Teamed with the BPU-4800 Baseband Processor, it allows 4K HFR data and simultaneous high-quality XAVC recording* – with up to 4 hours record time and no need for a separate record/playback server.

Newly developed Super 35mm imager
The camera’s large Super 35mm CMOS sensor lets the HDC-4800 take full advantage of PL mount lenses, plus support for B4 lenses via an optional adaptor for HD production. You’ll enjoy stunning 4K images that capture fast-moving sports with incredible definition. For extra operational convenience, there’s a motorised dual ND/CC filter that can be operated remotely for variable exposure control.

More colour, wider dynamics, greater realism
The newly developed Super 35mm CMOS sensor and advanced optical system of the HDC-4800 supports the next-generation ITU-R BT.2020 colour gamut. Far wider than the range of colours displayed in traditional TV broadcasts, this expanded gamut gives directors a dramatically broadened tonal palette in live broadcasts.

What’s more, the HDC-4800 can capture content in HDR (High Dynamic Range), with an expanded range of brightness levels bringing new levels of impact and realism to live sports footage.

You’ll instantly see the difference with vibrant, true-to-life Ultra High Frame Rate images, drawing TV viewers right into the colourful heart of the action by the goalmouth or at the finishing line.

Ultra High Frame Rate BPU and replay server
A perfect complement for the HDC-4800, the BPU-4800 combines Baseband Processing and UHFR server functions in a single, compact rack-mounting unit.

The BPU-4800 handles recording and playback of all your UHFR content, with no need for a separate server dedicated for ultra slo-mo, giving up to four hours 4K UHFR storage.

Integration with the PWS-4500 through the real-time SharePlay network also allows fast, seamless hi

Power Requirements240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 9.5 A (max.)
Operating Temperature-20 °C to +45 °C (-4 °F to +113 °F)
Storage Temperature-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
MassApprox. 5.0 kg (11 lb 0.37 oz) (Unit only)

Imaging Element
Imaging ElementS-35 mm CMOS image sensor
MethodSingle chip
Effective ResolutionQFHD: 3840 (horizontal) x 2160 (vertical)
HD: 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical)

Electrical Characteristics
SensitivityT5.6 (at 2000 lx with 89.9% reflectance. For 4K/59.94P (8×))
Image S/NHD/59.94i: –62 dB
Horizontal Resolution2000 TVL (4K: screen centered) 5% or higher modulation

Optical System Specifications
Built-in Filters - Color temperature conversion filtersA: 3200K (clear), B: 4300K, C: 6300K
Built-in Filters - ND filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16 ND

Input / Output Connectors
BPUOptical/electrical multi-connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
Lens12-pin (x1)
VF20-pin (x1)
Audio In Ch1, Ch2XLR 3-pin, female (1 each)
When AUDIO switch is set to MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu by menu or HDCU2000/2500 operations), balanced
When AUDIO switch is set to LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
Intercom 1, Intercom 2XLR 5-pin, female (1 each)
EarphoneStereo minijack (x1)
DC InXLR 4-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC
DC Out4-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 0.5 A (This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.)
2-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 2.5 A (This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.)
SDI 1, SDI 2BNC (x1 each)
Test OutBNC (x1)
PrompterBNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 O
Prompter2BNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 O
RET CTRL6-pin (x1)
Remote8-pin (x1)
Tracker10-pin (x1)
Crane12-pin (x1)
USB USB 2.0Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
Network TrunkRJ-45 type 8-pin (x1)

  • 1 x Before Using this Unit
  • 1 x Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)
  • 1 x Lens mount adaptor
  • 1 x Cable clamp belt
  • 1 x Camera number label
  • 2 x Screws (+B3×8)
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