Sony HDC-1500R – Camera Chain-Used


Used SONY HDC-1500R Camera chain includes:

SONY HDC-1500R HD Color Camera

SONY HDCU-1500U Camera Control Unit

SONY RCP-1500 Remote Control Panel

SONY HDVF-C750W 7″ Studio Viewfinder

SONY HDVF-20A 2″ B/W Viewfinder

SONY VCT-14 Quick Release Tripod Plate

and Flight Cases

5 Available



The Sony HDC-1500R  incorporates a  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 all existing interlace and progressive scan formats ranging from 1080/50i and 1080/59.94i. It can also capture stunning 1080/59.94P* and 1080/50P* images – as well as delivering the highest-possible quality 720/50P image creation*.

The HDLA-1500/HDLA-1505 Large Lens Adaptor incorporates a totally unique interlocking mechanism, which allows a large lens to be attached/detached from the portable camera in just a matter of seconds – relieving operators from lengthy mechanical adjustments.

* 1080/59.94P and 1080/50P signals can be output only from the HDC-1500R in a stand-alone configuration.

1080/50p ready and 3G Transmission upgradable

The HDC-1500R can capture 1080/50p and output from camera head as dual link. Moreover, using a 3G migration kit, the HDC-1500R will be able to upgrade to a 3G transmission system.

New CCD and DSP provides even greater picture performance

The use of a new, state-of-the-art CCD sensor ensures high quality images even at low light level. The high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux, together with a signal to noise ratio of 56 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.

Multi-format operation

The HDC-1500R can operate in a wide variety of capturing modes, including 1080 50/60i, 1080 24/25/30P. Furthermore, the CCD can capture 1080 50/60P images, which can be down sampled to deliver the highest quality 720 50/60P pictures.

Ergonomic Design

The design of the HDC-1500R is based on over two decades of Sony experience in manufacturing broadcast video cameras and camcorders, and provides a high level of operability. All control switches and connectors are in the most logical places and are positioned for optimum functionality and ease of use. The HDC-1500R’s low centre of gravity design allows the operator to carry the camera comfortably on the shoulder. In addition, the shoulder pad of the HDC-1500R can be adjusted either forwards or backwards without using a screwdriver, so the camera can easily be moved to a well-balanced position.

Sophisticated large lens adaptor design with one-touch, cable-free docking

The HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor includes a unique mechanism which allows the HDC-1500R to be quickly and easily attached and detached without removing the large lens. No additional cable connections are necessary between the camera and adaptor, thanks to a novel “hot shoe” system.

Flexible selectable transmission system both digital fiber optic or analogue triax transmission

The HDC-1500R provides a fully digital transmission link to the base station. Using SMPTE standard hybrid fibre/copper cable, this allows completely transparent transmission of full bandwidth video and audio signals over cable length of up to 3000 metres. This ensures optimum quality HD signals can be delivered into any production environment. Moreover using the HDTX-100/HDFX-100 adaptor, the HDC-1500 can be used as triax transmission system


Sony HDVF-C750W – 7” Studio Viewfinder

The Sony HDVF-C750W Studio Viewfinder is used with Sony HDC-1500, HDC-3000, and HDW-F900 cameras. This viewfinder features a 7” type TFT LCD 960 (H) x 3(RGB) x 540 (V) display. The high-resolution LCD panel of the viewfinder provides 500 or more lines of horizontal resolution. The viewfinder provides a stable image without distortion, regardless of screen brightness. Step-variable peaking circuits provide a sharp image, making it easy to focus the camera. The large LCD display is ideal for any number of studio applications or other intensive production situations.

Sony HDVF-20A – 2” Black and White Viewfinder

The Sony HDVF-20A is a 2.0″ HD viewfinder for the HDCAM series of professional camcorders. The advent of high definition requires a more sophisticated viewfinder. The extra resolution provided with this unit guarantees the camera operator ample detail when attempting to discern focus.

HDCU-1500/U – Camera Control Unit

The HDCU-1500 is a compact 3U half rack control unit designed for use with the HDC-1500 series cameras. The HDCU-1500 is equipped with a range of built-in interfaces such as HDSDI/SD SDI outputs, HD/SD return inputs, and a down-converted analogue composite monitor output.
Both HDC-1500 portable camera and the HDC-1000 full size camera can be used with this camera control unit.

Comprehensive range of output signals

Three outputs are provided as standard, which can be configured as HD SDI, SD SDI outputs. A built in down convertor provides the SD outputs, and also one analogue composite output.  In addition, two option boards slots are available which can be used to provide up to 8 additional HD or SD SDI outputs.

Compact installation ideal for OB vans

The HDCU-1500 is a compact 3U half-rack unit, for a compact system solution.

Compatible with HDC-1500 and HDC-950 series cameras

As well as the HDC-1000 and HDC-1500 cameras, the HDCU-1500 can also be used with the previous generation of Sony HD portable cameras, the HDC-950.
Note that when used with HDC-1000 or HDC-1500 + HDLA-1500, utility power is NOT available.

Built-in down-convertor for full quality SD outputs

A high quality downconvertor provides SD SDI and analogue composite outputs. The downconverted outputs can have their aspect ratio set to 4:3, or alternative modes such as letterbox or 15:9.

Compatible with HDLA-1500 large lens adaptor

Up to 1800 metre operation (even with LLA and large viewfinder)

The digital optical fibre transmission system used in the unit maintains the high picture quality of the camera across cable runs of up to 1800 meters.


Power requirements AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Maximum current consumption 4 A (at 100 V AC, entire system active)
Operating temperature -10 to +40 °C (+14 to +104 °F)
Mass Approx. 6.2 kg (13 lb 10 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 200 x 127 x 410 mm (8 x 5 1/9 x 16 1/4 inches)

Sony RCP-1500

The Sony RCP-1500 Standard Remote Control Panel provides multifunctional operation of professional studio camcorders, using a joystick-type control for iris and master black adjustments. A touch-panel LCD display provides direct access to numerous control functions, while allowing the customization of frequently used settings and menus. At just over 4″ wide, the RCP-1500 is compact enough that up to 4 units can be mounted in a single 19″ rack.

Camera Operation via Touch Panel & Direct Access Switches

This remote control panel is equipped with the control functions required to perform various camera operations enabling the simple and accurate operation of various functions. The operation buttons, adjustment knobs, and other controls are arranged on the panel according to function and frequency of use. Guard frames are provided around buttons that are vital to the operation and setup of cameras to prevent the buttons from being unintentionally operated.

Ethernet Connection Capability

Connection by LAN and CCA-5 cable are both possible, allowing a multi-camera control system to be set up not only using the CNU-700, but also using a LAN.

Direct Scene File Control

Easily access scene files to support various scene settings.

Customizable Switch & Menu

Users can assign any function to a spare switch and make their own favorite menu as well.


Joystick IRIS/Master Pedestal Control

Both CCA cable( 8 pins connector) and or EtherNet cable operation

All-new design of menu.GUI and control buttons

Customizable menu

Power Requirements 10.5 V DC to 30 V DC
Operating Temperature 5℃ to 40℃ (41℉ to 104 ℉)
Mass 1.8 kg (3 lb 15 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 102 x 310 x 125 mm (4 1/8 x 12 1/4 x 5 inches)
Remote Control CCU/CNU: 8-pin multi-connector, female (x1)
AUX: 8-pin multi-connector, female (x1)
EXT I/O: 9-pin, female (x1)

VCT-14 Tripod Adaptor Plate

Tripod Adaptor for Port. Cameras/Camcorders

Dimensions: 282(W) x 27(H) x 80(D)mm (11 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 3 1/4 inches) Mass: 900 g (2 lb)