Pre-installed variable ND filter
Seamless ND filter switching without any visible physical filters. This allows for smooth transitions between different lighting conditions without any disruption to the broadcast. Additionally, the system supports both high frame rate (HFR) and is switchable between deep/shallow depth of field, making it well-suited for sports applications where capturing fast-paced action and dramatic shots is essential. The variable ND filter is pre-installed, allowing for smooth exposure adjustments without affecting image quality.
Pre-installed VF slide mechanism
With the pre-installed viewfinder slide mechanism, camera operators can achieve improved functionality by minimising their body movements during panning. This feature is especially useful in cramped spaces like tracked dollys, stadium platforms, and scaffolding, where limited mobility can hinder the desired shots. The pre-installed slide mechanism enhances shooting flexibility and usability, with a smoothly-sliding viewfinder that can be moved closer to the axis of tripod rotation to reduce changes in the viewing angle, making it perfect for various shooting environments.
4K 4x HFR capability
When used with HDCU-5000, the HDC-5000 Series supports the 4K 4x HFR option. Users can replay slow motion in 4K 4x*. HDC-5500V also supports parallel advertisements by simultaneously capturing 4 different advertisements on LED, which allows broadcasters to reach multiple audiences with tailor-made content at the same time around the globe. Additionally, the 4X parallel advertisements support enables broadcasters to engage with different sponsors simultaneously.
Simplified brightness control with Virtual IRIS
Take complete control over your exposure settings with our camera system’s Virtual IRIS, enabling effortless adjustments to brightness between les IRIS/variable ND/master GAIN using a single joystick. Capture stunning visuals in any lighting condition with precise and seamless control, while taking advantage of the intuitiveness of our user-friendly interface.
Unified INTERCOM panel
We are delighted to introduce the newly integrated design of the INTERCOM panel, which boasts controllable PGM3, TRACKER VR, and earphone MIC across all models, ensuring a consistent layout for customers worldwide. The controllable settings encompass PROD/ENG/OFF, while TRACKER and PGM3 can be easily assigned to different functions.
Simple solution for IP remote production
Adding the optional HDCE-TX50 IP camera extension adaptor allows the HDC-5500V to output ST 2110 signals directly without requiring a separate CCU (camera control unit), simplifying connection to an IP-based remote production system and supporting JPEG XS capability.
Disclaimer: 4K 4x HFR is not available on IP.
Recording and real time network transfer
With the recording option HKCU-REC55, the HDCU-5500 can record the live feed inside CCU. The file can be transferred to USB SSD or network storage in real-time while recording is still in progress. By the time the shooting operation is complete, the file is already transferred to portable SSD or NAS.
Networked TRUNK feature
HDC-5500V also features high-speed data transmission with networked TRUNK (via LAN port).
Power requirementsAC 240 V, 1.4 A (max.), DC 12 V, 9.5 A (max.), DC 240 V, 1.05 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. 5.1 kg (11 lb 3.9oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) [Hood is not included.]138 x 268 x 363
Imager2/3 inch type 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
Effective resolution (H x V)QFHD: 3840 × 2160
HD: 1920 × 1080
SensitivityF10 with 1080/59.94p
F11 with 1080/50p
(at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio-62 dB
Geometric distortionNegligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism
Built-in filtersND filters 1: CLEAR, 2-5:
Variable ND (1/3-1/256)
CC filters A: cross filter, B:
3200K (clear), C: Extra optical low pass filter, D: Black mist
CCUOptical/electrical multi connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
MIC 1 INXLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2XLR 3-pin, female (x1 each)
When AUDIO switch is set to MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu by menu operation), balanced
When AUDIO switch is set to LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
INTERCOM 1, INTERCOM 2XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
EARPHONE4-pole mini jack (x1), (3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC INXLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, max. 0.5 A*¹
2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, Max. 2.5 A*¹
SDI 1BNC (x1)
SDI 2BNC (x1)
SDI MONIBNC (x1)
TEST OUTBNC (x1)
PROMPTER 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
GENLOCK HD: SMPTE ST274, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ω,
SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
RET CTRL6-pin (x1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
NETWORK TRUNKRJ-45 type 8-pin (x1)
Before Using This Unit (1),
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1),
Cable clamp belt (1 set),
Screws (+B3×8) (2),
Attached label (1)
*1This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.