Sony XDCU-50 HD Camera Extension
Unit for XDCAM EX Camcorders
Flexibility to Fit Your Preferences in Stand-alone or Multi-camera Operation
Sony’s acclaimed XDCAM EX camcorders
combine professional-quality HD acquisition with an advanced file-based
workflow. All these benefits are now available in studio applications by
using a studio extension system.
The XDCU-50 Camera Extension Unit, used in combination with a camcorder
specific adaptor, acts as an interface between XDCAM EX camcorders and the
normal range of studio equipment, including Camera Remote, Tally, Intercom,
Switchers and Monitors. It achieves all of this through a simple dual
coaxial connection to the camera, embedding additional data (such as
intercom) in the main signal path.
The XDCU-50 can also down-convert HD to SD signals with built-in
squeeze/letterbox/edge-crop for aspect ratio adjustment. This allows cameras
configured for HD use to be interfaced with SD studio equipment. The Camera
Extension system is designed to work in multi-camera mode when there are
multiple camera adapters and camera extension units.
Product Code: XDCU50
Allows XDCAM EX Camcorders to be
configured for studio environment
Maximise the value of your investment in PMW Series camcorders by using them
in a studio.
Simple dual coax connection to
XDCA-53 and XDCA-55 Camera Adapters
Tidy and clutter-free set-up on the studio floor. Absolutely no signal
degradation of the digital signal over distances up to 100m.
Video and camera control signals
embedded in a single digital signal
Camera control, intercom, tally and timecode are embedded in the digital
video signal: a practical way to reduce complexity and boost usability.
1U height 19" mounting unit
A compact unit that fits into a standard 19" rack system.
HD to SD downconversion
Allows HD cameras to be used with SD studio equipment - eliminates the need
for additional downconversion equipment.
Aspect Ratio adjustment
Built-in squeeze/letterbox/edge-crop modes for easy aspect ratio adjustment
when down-converting from HD. Eliminates the need for additional aspect
ration conversion equipment.
Accepts black-burst and tri-level
sync as a Genlock signal
Accepts two common types of signal for Genlock, so will fit into most studio
Two embedded RS-232C channels
The XDCU-50 provides two channels of RS-232C data (Transmit and Receive)
embedded in the digital link to the camera, which can be used for any
Multiple XDCU-50s can be used together to provide a sophisticated
multi-camera studio setup.
||1.6 - 0.6A
||DC 13V /5.4A
||+5 °C - + 40
°C (41°F to 104°F)
||-20°C - +
60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
x H x D):
||424 x 44 x
290 mm without projection (16 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches)
||3.5kg (7 lb
output (Loop through):
REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
INPUT / OUTPUT BOARD