Sony BRC-H900

Overview

Remotely capture broadcast quality Full HD images with smooth, silent PTZ
The BRC-H900 remote studio camera combines uncompromising broadcast picture quality with the flexibility of PTZ operation.

Designed for unattended operation, this compact but powerful robotic camera is an ideal complement to other broadcast cameras for capturing images in hard-to-reach or unobtrusive positions. It’s equally at home in TV newsrooms, remote studios and on-air suites, auditoriums, houses of worship, courtrooms or outdoor sports events.

The sensitive ½-type Exmor 3CMOS image sensor captures detail-packed Full HD footage with low noise and a wide dynamic range. Smooth, speedy remote PTZ with 14x optical zoom and on-board image stabilization accommodates wide-angle scenes and tightly framed close-ups. Broadcast-friendly features include dual tally lamps for on-air operation, while operational flexibility is enhanced with options for ceiling, table top or tripod mounting.

There’s also a broad range of video interface and remote control possibilities, simplifying smooth integration into any broadcast or professional AV environment.
This product contains pre-installed software and requires the purchase of license keys to activate some functions.

Features

Broadcast quality Full HD images
The BRC-H900 delivers uncompromised broadcast quality color pictures in Full HD, thanks to three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors. Advanced picture adjust functions include matrix, color correction, white, detail, knee, gamma, master black, black gamma and flicker cancel.
Smooth, silent Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) operation
Accurately re-frame shots or track moving subjects with smooth, speedy remote control of pan, tilt and zoom functions. There’s also a slow pan/tilt mode for precise, judder-free low-speed camera movements. Near-silent operation makes the camera ideal for broadcast studios and other noise-conscious environments.
Flexible installation
The BRC-H900 is equally suitable for ceiling, dektop or tripod mounting, with an ‘Image Flip’ function that automatically ensures the correct output orientation in any installation environment. Ceiling bracket included.
Optional IP control
Large-scale systems of up to 112 BRC-H900 cameras can be controlled over standard IP networks by adding the optional BRBK-IP10 IP remote control board and RM-IP10 remote controller.
Front and rear tally lamps
Ideal for on-air broadcast use, the BRC-H900 features dual tally lamps on the front and rear of the camera body. Brightness of the front tally lamp can be adjusted in two steps.
Wide range of expansion options
The camera can be configured with a choice of optional accessory cards, including the BRBK-HSD2 (HD/SD-SDI output), BRBK-SA1 (Analog SD output), BRBK-SF1 (HD optical multiplex) and BRBK-IP10 (IP control). Also available are the BRU-SF10HD optical multiplex unit and CCFC-S200 optical fiber cable for operation over long distances.
High quality 14x optical zoom lens
The high quality lens with 14x optical zoom range covers wide angle shots as well as tight close-ups, making the BRC-H900 ideal for use in a wide range of applications, from broadcast studios to conference halls, boardrooms and outdoor events.
Excellent low light sensitivity
With high sensitivity (F10) and excellent minimum illumination (4 lx), the BRC-H900 can capture crisp, low noise pictures even in dimly lit studios and meeting rooms.
Steadier, more stable images
On-board image stabilization ensures crisper, more stable images in situations where the camera is subject to movement and vibration.
Remote operation
Pan/tilt/zoom and other camera settings can be controlled using the supplied IR remote commander, or with the optional RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit that can control multiple cameras.
Versatile video outputs
Extensive video outputs – including HD/SD-SDI, component and composite Y/C – give greater installation flexibility in professional broadcast and AV environments.
Sony

Camera

Image Sensor
1/2-type Exmor CMOS x3
 
Image Sensor (Number of Effective Pixels)
2.07 Megapixels x3
 
Image Sensor (Total Number of Pixels)
Approx. 3.01 Megapixels
 
Signal System
60 Hz: 1080/59.94i, 720/59.94P, NTSC
50 Hz: 1080/50i, 720/50P, PAL
 
Sensitivity
F10
 
Minimum Illumination (50IRE)
4 lx (50IRE, F1.9, +24 dB)
 
Horizontal Resolution
>1,000 TV line
(in HD-SDI output)
 
S/N Ratio
50 dB
 
Gain
Auto/Manual (-3 dB to +24 dB)
 
Shutter Speed
1/8,000 s to 1/60 s or 1/8,000 s to 1/50 s
 
Exposure Control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority &
iris priority), Back light, Spot light
 
Color AE Function
No
 
White Balance
Auto/Indoor/Outdoor/One-push/Manual
 
Optical Zoom
14x
 
Digital Zoom
 
Focusing System
Auto/Manual
 
Horizontal Viewing Angle
59.6° (Wide-end)
 
Focal Length
f=5.8 mm to 81.2 mm
F1.9 (Wide), F2.8 (Tele)
 
Minimum Object Distance
300 mm (Wide), 800 mm (Tele)
 
Pan/Tilt Angle
Pan: ±170°
Tilt: +90°/-30°
 
Pan/Tilt Speed
Pan: 0.22° to 60°/s
Tilt: 0.22° to 60°/s
 
Preset Position
16

Camera Features

Auto ICR
No
 
Wide-D
No
 
Image Stabilization
Yes
 
Image Flip
On/Off
 
ND Filter
No
 
Color Gain
No
 
Color Hue
No
 
Color Matrix
ON/OFF
 
Color Detail
ON/OFF
 
Skintone Detail
No
 
Gamma
STD1/STD2/STD3/STD4/CINE1/
CINE2/CINE3/CINE4
 
Gamma Level
-99 to 0 to +99
 
Black
-99 to 0 to +99
 
Black Gamma
-99 to 0 to +99
 
Knee Point
50 to 90 to 109
 
Knee Slope
-99 to 0 to +99
 
Knee Sat Level
0 to 50 to 99
 
Auto Focus Assist Function
No
 
Flicker Cancel
On/Off
 
B&W
No
 
Color Bar
On/Off

Interface

HD Video Output
HD/SD-SDI(switchable)
Component (Y/Pb/Pr) or RGB, HD, VD or SYNC
 
SD Video Output
Composite, Y/C
 
Camera Control Interface
RS-232C/RS-422
(VISCA)
 
External Sync. Input
Yes

General

Power Requirements
DC 10.8 V to 13.2 V
 
Power Consumption
Max 28.8 W (without optional cards)
 
Operating Temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
32 °F to 104 °F
 
Storage Temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C
-4 °F to +140 °F
 
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
198 x 260 x 238mm
7 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 9 3/8 inch
 
Mass
5.0 kg
11 lb 0.37 oz
 
Optional Card Slots
Yes
 
Body Color
Silver
 
Size of Screw Hole for Tripod
Φ5 depth 5
 
Mountable Angle
< ±15°
 
Ceiling Mount
Yes