HDC-1500 Camera System User Diagnostics

Learn how to operate, support and troubleshoot the HDC-1500 Camera System

Price per delegate: €1,180

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

You will learn how to operate, support and troubleshoot the HDC-1500 High definition Digital camera system, including: the CCU (HDCU-1000/1500) and the MSU/RCP remote control system, and if required, the HDLA-1500 large lens adapter. At the conclusion of the course the delegate will be able to operate and align the camera system. The course will also cover signal flow and board functionality, to enable rapid faultfinding to board level. The course can also cover the HDC‑1000 large format camera, the HDC-1400 and the -50 triax versions, the R series variants the HD triax adapter HDFX-100 and HDTX-100 can be covered as required.

Who should attend

This course is designed for those with a good knowledge of television engineering and production processes with some knowledge or experience of cameras, wishing to support service or maintain the HDC-1500 camera channel. A longer version of this course is available which is designed for engineers who don’t have good experience of Sony cameras and would like more opportunity for hands on practical exercises.

Course contents

Camera theory and principles

Although this camera processes the signal digitally it still provides all the same functionality as traditional analogue cameras. This section briefly describes the principle of CCD sensors and the necessary processing such as gamma correction and detail addition.

HD Principles

This part of the course briefly covers the principles of high definition television, including the various standards and modes supported by this camera.

An overview of the system

This part of the course describes the interconnection of the camera system, the different options and configurations. This will include the MSU/RCP and the CNU camera network system and the use of Ethernet to form a camera network.

Fibre connection and CCU Principles

This camera uses a fibre ‘triax’ system. This section describes the signal flow in each direction between camera and HDCU. This includes audio and control signal processing.

Basic operation

This part of the course explains how to correctly operate the controls.

HDLA-1500 Large lens adapter

This part of the course shows how to use the HDC‑1500 on the large lens adapter.

RCP Operation

A brief description of menus and how they are used for both engineering adjustment and aesthetic control is covered in this section. The delegates are assumed to have some experience of Sony RCP so this section can highlight HD operation and new facilities. 

MSU Operation

The MSU is used to both adjust the look of the picture and configure the system. Much of the control is similar to RCP control so this section focuses on the difference in menu structure and those facilities not available from the RCP. 

Camera System Alignment

This part of the course is the camera system alignment, including principles and various tips. 

 Signal flow and Board functionality

The signal flow from CCD to HDCU output is covered in detail, explaining the functions of each board to block diagram level. The focus of this section is on speedy fault isolation to assist in board replacement.

The HDCU has its own menu system and this part covers the use of this. Some of the MSU menus relate to system and unit operation. These are described
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