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Sony BRC-H900 1/2" HD 3CMOS Remote PTZ Camera

B&H # SOBRCH900 Mfr # BRC-H900
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You Pay: $8,795.00
Product Highlights
  • 1/2" Exmor Full HD 3CMOS Sensor
  • 14x Optical Zoom (5.8-81.2mm, F1.9-2.8)
  • Low Light Rating - 4 lux F1.9, +24 db
  • Simultaneous HD-SDI and SD Output
  • Camera and Image Adjustment Menus
  • Remote Pan, Tilt, and Zoom
  • Up to 16 Preset Positions
  • Ceiling, Desktop, or Tripod Mount
  • Remotely Control up to 112 Units
  • RS-232C/RS-422 (VISCA) and IR Remote

The Sony BRC-H900 is an HD video PTZ camera unit. The unit consists of the pan/tilt module and the camera head and lens. The BRC-H900 is switchable between 59.98 and 50 Hz standards (NTSC and PAL), and simultaneously outputs both HD/SDI and SD video. This feature makes it well suited for facilities that are planning to transition to HD, as you can shoot SD now, and change over to HD by simply using a different output on the unit.

The camera head produces HD video in 1080i or 720p, using the 1/2" Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor and a 5.8-81.2mm / f/1.9-f/2.8 optical zoom lens. It features a sensitivity of 4-lux at F1.9 with gain at + 24 db, for low light shooting capability. An extensive image-control menu tree is accessible by remote, allowing for fine-tuning and optimizing of the image. The BRC-H900 has a slot for a single expansion card. Optional cards are available for adding additional HD/SD-SDI output, additional analog SD output, HD Optical Multiplex capability, or IP control.

The BRC-H900 unit installs on a desk or a tripod, or mounts onto a ceiling using the included hardware. Tripod mounting is possible by using one of the two 1/4"-20 receivers in the base of the unit. The camera also comes with an included Image Flip Option, which simplifies setting up the camera when mounted upside down. You can program the camera with up to 16 preset positions, which is useful for repetitive events and productions.

Remote operation is a major component of the BRC-H900's design. The included Sony Remote Commander utilizes IR to control the unit, which also has a built-in 3-position IR selector switch, allowing individual control of adjacent units. Additionally the optional Sony RM-BR300 remote control unit can control the BRC-H900 when connected to the unit's built-in RS-232C or RS-422 ports using Sony's VISCA protocol. The RM-BR300 can individually control up to 7 cameras daisy chained together. Installation of an optional IP controller card in the expansion slot allows for remote operation over IP.

The small size and remote operation capabilities of the BRC-H900 allow for placement where a manually operated camera and operator could not go. It features remote control operation of pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, shutter speed, and gain. The BRC-H900 is suitable for use in the corporate boardroom, video studio, auditorium, house of worship, government buildings, and for remote and e-learning applications.

Remote operated HD camera with pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, and shutter speed control
Pan and tilt speed 0.22 to 60°/sec
16 programmable position presets
1/2" Exmor 3CMOS sensor with approximately 2.1 MP
F=5.8-81.2mm
f/1.9-2.8 14x Optical Zoom Lens
Outputs 1080/59.94i, 720/59.94p, and NTSC at 60 Hz operation
Outputs 1080/50i, 720/50p, and PAL at 50 Hz operation
Simultaneous output of HD and SD video NTSC / PAL selectable
Flexible mounting system: desktop, tripod or ceiling
Menu settings
  • Exposure
  • Color
  • Detail
  • Color Detail
  • Knee
  • Gamma
  • Flicker Cancel
  • Focus
  • Pan Tilt
  • System
  • Video Out
Remote Operation
  • IR remote control
    • 3 ID settings for individual control of BRC-H900 units
    • Access to 6 Programmable Position Presets
    • Access to camera menu tree
    • Control of BRC-H900 functions
  • Visca control over RS-232C or RS-422
    • Individual control of up to 7 BRC-H900 units with optional RM-BR300
    • Access to all 16 Programmable Position Presets
    • Access to camera menu tree
    • Control of BRC-H900 functions
  • Optional IP Control
    • Requires installation of optional BRBKIP10 expansion card in each unit to be controlled
    • Requires use of optional RM-IP10 IP remote control unit
      • Individual control of up to 112 BRC-H900 units
      • Access to all 16 Programmable Position Presets
      • Access to camera menu tree
      • Control of BRC-H900 functions
Camera
Sensor 1/2" Exmor 3CMOS Image Sensor
Resolution Approx. 2.07 Megapixels
Signal System 60 Hz
1080/59.94i
720/59.94p
NTSC

50 Hz
1080/50i
720/50p
PAL
Horizontal Resolution > 1000 TV Line (HD-SDI Output) (Center)
Minimum Illumination 4 lux (50 IRE, f/1.9, +24dB)
Shutter Speed Range 1/8000 to 1/60

1/8000 to 1/50
Gain Auto, Manual
-3 to 24 dB
White Balance Settings
Auto / Outdoor / Indoor

Method
One-push / Manual
Gamma Curve STD 1
STD 2
STD 3
STD 4
CINE 1
CINE 2
CINE 3
CINE 4
Image Stabilization SteadyShot
On / Off
Image Flip Selectable On / Off
Video Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50 dB
Sync Input External
1 x BNC 75 Ω
Synchronization System Internal / External
Output Format/Interface
HD SDI
1 x BNC
HD / SD Switchable

RGB/Component
1 x D-Sub 15 Pin
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
RGB
HD
Bi-Level VD
Tri-Level SYNC
SD 1 x BNC Composite
1 x S-Video Y/C
Camera Control Mini DIN 8 Pin
1 x RS-232C (VISCA IN )

Mini Din 8 Pin
1 x RS-232C (VISCA OUT)

Connector Plug 9 Pin
1 x RS-422 (VISCA IN / OUT)
Optical System
Lens Focal Length
f=5.8-81.2mm (f/1.9-f/2.8)

Zoom Ratio
14x Optical Zoom

Minimum Object Distance
31.5" (80 cm)

Horizontal Viewing Angle
59.6° at the Wide End of the Lens

Focusing System
Auto / Manual
Mechanical Specification
Pan/Tilt Pan Angle
-170 to +170°

Tilt Angle
-30 to +90°

Pan/Tilt Speed
0.22 to 60°/sec

Preset Positions
16
Presets Number of Programmable Position Presets
16

Included
Presets 1-6 available using the included Remote Commander

Optional
Presets 7-16 require the use of the optional RM-BR300
Tally Light Quantity
2

Location
1 x Front
1 x Rear
Expansion Slot 1 x Available Slot

Card Options
HD/SD-SDI Output Card - BRBK-HSD2
Analog SD Output Card - BRBK-SA1
HD Optical Multiplex Card - BRBK-SF1
IP Control Interface Card - BRBKIP10
Mounting Options
Mounting Less than ±15° to the horizontal surface
Ceiling Mount Bracket 2 x Brackets Included

Note: When installing to ceiling or shelf, use included wire rope for safety, and confirm that ceiling or shelf can support 132 lb (60 kg)
Desktop Mounting Install on a solid level flat surface, ensure camera does not fall
Tripod Mount 2 x 1/4"-20 Threaded Female Receiver
General
Temperature Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Storage Temperature
-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Power Requirements 10.8 to 13.2 VDC
Power Consumption Without Optional Cards
28.8 W

With Optional Cards
34.2 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.83 x 10.25 x 9.38" (20 x 26 x 24 cm)
Weight 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Sony BRC-H900 1/2" HD 3CMOS Remote PTZ Camera
  • IR Remote Commander Unit (Requires 2 x AA Batteries, Not Included)
  • AC Power Adapter
  • AC Power Cord
  • DC Cord Secure Connection Attachment
  • RS-422 Connector Plug
  • Ceiling Bracket A
  • Ceiling Bracket B
  • Wire Rope
  • 7 x Screws (M3 x 8)
  • Screws (M4 x 8)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SonyBRC-H900 1/2" HD 3CMOS Remote PTZ Camera
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    Great Image Quality

    By EWAG

    from NYC, NY

    About Me Pro Videographer

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony BRC-H900 1/2" HD 3CMOS Remote PTZ Camera:

      Upgrade from BRC H-700, 900's image quality and menu options far better than the 700. Does not have digital zoom which can be helpful in some applications. Does not have ND filter, for a camera at this price point should have.
      Camera smoother, less robotic than 700 and extensive gamma, detail and knee adjustments a plus.
      Also 720p option and SD/HD SDI, analog component, S-video and composite video included (without having to purchase optional card) a plus.

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