The BRC-X1000 is Sony's first 4K remote camera, combining uncompromising broadcast picture quality and smooth, silent PTZ operation with the flexibility of 3G-SDI and HDMI connections.
Designed for remote 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, faith centers, courtrooms, or sports stadiums. It's also particularly suited to efficient multi-camera setups, under the control of a single operator.
The 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor captures detail-packed 4K footage at 30 p with four times the pixel count of Full HD, and excellent low-light sensitivity. The large image sensor also allows the creation of beautiful 'bokeh' effects with a shallow depth of field to suit any artistic intention.
Speedy, near-silent PTZ operation with 12 × optical zoom accommodates wide-angle scenes and tightly framed close-ups, with Clear Image Zoom 18 × (4K), 24 × (HD) extending this range even further without visible loss of resolution. In HD resolution, 24 × zoom can be doubled to 48 × with Tele Convert Mode. 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 interfacing and remote control possibilities—plus support for PoE+ and genlock—for smooth integration into any broadcast, professional, or corporate AV environment.
The BRC-X1000/1 and the BRC-X1000/WPW are the US/Canada models which are bundled with the AC-UES1230MT AC power supply and cord. In all other regions the AC power supply and cord are sold separately.
PoE+ for flexible powering options For installation simplicity and flexibility, the BRC-X1000 supports a PoE+ (Power-over-Ethernet) capability that carries IP control and power over a single connection cable.
Broadcast-Friendly Features With Pan, Tilt, and Zoom control, the BRC range puts remote-recording technology at your fingertips. PTZ Trace Memory (planned for summer 2017) allows a sequence of camera movements to be memorized and recalled when required, removing the need for a cameraman and reducing costs. This new feature smoothly blends separate pan, tilt and zoom movements for seamless, professional-looking transitions.
Clear Image Zoom Technology This super resolution technology doubles the optical zoom while still delivering exceptional image quality. The optical excellence of a genuine 12x optical zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with Clear Image Zoom capabilities to 18x in 4k/24x in HD allows you to enlarge the image while maintaining its original image quality. The end result is an artistic triumph when shooting in 4K 24p (cinema-style resolution planned for summer 2017) with a beautiful bokeh for dramatic depth-of-field effects and its flexibility enables the cameras to be utilized as a creative tool. With its high speed 60p HD mode, this camera clearly capture fast-paced footage when shooting live sports.
High Quality & High Sensitivity Image Sensor The heart of this camera is Sony's 1.0 type back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and image processing engine featuring a high sensitivity of 1.7 lx minimum illumination.
Boost Efficiency with Cost Savings & Ease of Operation This easy to use model enables a single camera operator to manage a multi-camera production. The BRC-X1000 presently support up to 16 position presets (with additional presets planned for future upgrades) making it easy for the operator to transition smoothly and seamlessly from speaker-to-speaker presenting on a dais or a presenter walking mark-to-mark. When more professional camera movements are needed (e.g. gliding up, down and across from close-up to wide shots, control zoom speed), complicated camerawork can be pre-programmed with new control features such as Trace Memory and PTZ Motion Sync for added flexibility.
|Enhanced Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) operation
||Accurately re-frame shots or track moving subjects with smooth, speedy, near-silent remote control of pan, tilt, and zoom functions. There's also low-speed zoom and a slow pan/tilt mode for precise, judder-free camera movements. PTZ Trace Memory allows a sequence of camera movements to be memorized and followed whenever required. PTZ Motion Sync* smoothly blends separate pan, tilt, and zoom movements for seamless, professional-looking transitions.
|Uncompromising 4K images
||The camera's large, back-illuminated 1-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor delivers uncompromised broadcast-quality color pictures in detail-packed 4K 30p, with four times the resolution of Full HD. Footage can also be captured in Full HD 60p - ideal for fast-moving sports action.
|Cinematic 24p pictures
||The camera can also operate in 24p mode, for video footage with a rich, filmic look.
|High-quality 12x optical zoom and 18x (4K) or 24x (HD) with Clear Image Zoom
The high-quality Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom range covers wide-angle shots as well as tight close-ups. Clear Image Zoom expands this range to 18x (4K) or 24x (HD) without sacrificing detail.
*Clear Image Zoom is a Sony original intelligent interpolation, which analyzes the input image and increases the resolution of the image.
|Excellent low-light sensitivity
||The BRC-X1000 can capture crisp, low-noise color video images in light levels as low as 1.7 lx, making it an ideal choice for dimly lit live hall and theatre.
||Pan/tilt/zoom and other camera settings can be controlled using the supplied IR remote commander, or with the optional RM-IP10 Remote Control Unit that can control multiple cameras.
||Genlock simplifies integration with other systems in multi-camera broadcast environments.
|Versatile video outputs
||Enjoy greater installation flexibility in professional broadcast and AV environments with dual-link 3G-SDI (x4) and HDMI video outputs.
|Front and rear tally lamps
||Ideal for on-air broadcast use, the BRC-X1000 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
|Always up to date
||New camera functionality and performance improvements can be added via firmware updates over IP.
|Angle of View (H)
|Camera Control Interface
||RS-422(VISCA) / VISCA Over IP
|Dimensions (W x H x D)
||Approx. 198 x 260 x 238mm (without projecting object)
||Approx. 14.2 Megapixels
|External Sync Input
||f=9.3 to 111.6mm F2.8(Wide) ,F4.5(Tele)
||Auto/Manual (-3dB to +33dB)
||1-type Exmor R CMOS
||1.7 lx (50IRE, 1/30s, Iris/Gain Auto)
||0°C to 40°C / 32°F to 104°F
||Pan: 0.3° to 60°/s
Tilt: 0.3° to 60°/s
|Panel Display Resolution
||12x Optical Zoom Lens / Clear Image Zoom Technology 2x for a total of 24x
||DC 10.8V to 13.2V, PoE+(IEEE802.3at compliant)
||16* (planned increase in 2017)
||1/10000s to 1/8 (59.94/29.97) 1/10000s to 1/6 (50/25)
||Dual Link 3G-SDI x 2(Mon/Line), HDMI x 1, Ethernet x 1(Ctrl), RS-422 x 2(In/Out)
Approx. 9 lb 7.7oz