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Sony XDCU-50 HD Camera Extension Unit

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About the Sony XDCU-50

The Sony XDCU-50 HD Camera Extension Unit allows XDCAM EX camcorders to be configured for studio operation. Used in conjunction with an optional remote controller, two BNC cables and either the XDCA-53 or XDCA-55 camera adapter - depending on choice of camera - the XDCU-50 controls the camera's parameters and enables an affordable recording and long-distance transmission system. This brings increased versatility to productions by allowing for either standalone or multi-camera operation of the PMW-EX3, PMW-320/350 and PMW-500.

Sony XDCU-50 Features

  • High-quality camera pictures are transmitted without degradation via digital signals
  • The maximum cable length is 100 m (328 feet) between the camera adaptor and the XDCU-50
  • Cabling is simplified as the signals for camera control, intercom, tally and timecode are embedded in the digital signal; only a pair of BNC cables and a single CCZ-A cable for the power supply are required between the camera adaptor and the XDCU-50
  • The system is suitable for both HD and SD operation. Since the XDCU-50 has a down-converter function, when the camcorder is in HD mode, SD signals in Squeeze, Letterbox, or Edge Crop mode are available at the XDCU-50 along with HD-SDI from the XDCA-53
  • The XDCU-50 is designed to fit into a standard 19-inch rack system, with a compact 1U height
  • For camera parameter control, various remote controllers are available from Sony
  • The XDCU-50 can supply power (up to 70 W) to the XDCA-55 adapter; this is sufficient to drive accessories such as a small display, or servo zoom system
  • The XDCU-50 accepts black-burst signals and tri-level sync signals as a Genlock signal
  • Two channels of tally for red and green are available. With the XDCA-55, the tally can be indicated on the camcorder's viewfinder screen
  • A pair of RS-232C communication lines (TX and RX) are reserved so that users can utilize them for any purpose

Sony XDCU-50 Specifications

Compatibility Sony PMW-320, PMW-350, PMW-500 (with XDCA-55)
PMW-EX3 (with XDCA-53)
Connectors Return SDI: BNC (x1 Input)
Return Video: BNC (x1 Input)
Genlock: BNC (x2 Input)
Video: BNC (x1 Output)
SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Camera Adapter: BNC (x1 Input/Output)
CA: 26-pin CCZ (x1)
Intercom: 5-pin XLR (x1)
AUX: 15-pin D-Sub (x1)
Remote: 8-pin Round (x1)
Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 1.6A (max)
Operating Temperature 41deg. to 104deg.F (5deg. to 40deg.C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.75 x 1.75 x 11.5" (42.4 x 4.4 x 29 cm)
Weight 7.7 lbs (3.5kg)
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