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Sony brings latest entry into HDC camera series to the European market

Among its features is a motorised 8-step ND filter adopted from Sony's digital motion picture camera VENICE, which can be controlled locally or remotely

Sony is launching its HDC-F5500 camera to the European market following its rollout in the United States last year.

The camera includes a Super 35mm frame, which Sony says is ideal for achieving a cinematic look, on a 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor.

It also includes a motorised 8-step ND filter adopted from Sony’s digital motion picture camera VENICE, which can be controlled locally or remotely. According to the company, it also allows the precise selection of focus depth as well as controlled capture of fast-moving subjects, even in bright lighting conditions.

The camera also includes wide colour gamut, with support for BT.2020, S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.cine and HLG.

The HDC-F5500 integrates with Sony’s IP Live production system through the use of the HDCU-5500 series and is said to be perfect for remote production thanks to its integration with the IP extension adaptor HDCE-TX50.

The HDC-F5500 also supports full compatibility with Sony remote control panels for live shading and painting work for video engineers, added the company, and is also compatible with Sony’s existing SR Live for HDR workflow with HLG and S-Log3.

“We’re delighted to add this camera to our portfolio which answers the increased demand for a cinematic look in the European Sports market in particular,” said Norbert Paquet, head of live Production, Sony Professional Europe.

“Sony cameras are recognised for their advanced technology and workflow with reliability and length of life, making them a good choice from a sustainability perspective, and this new addition will no doubt serve our customers for many years to come through its innovative features and adaptability. “