Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-20 HD Robotic PTZ Camera with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface

Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-20 HD Robotic PTZ Camera with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface

Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-20 HD Robotic PTZ Camera with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface

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Product Highlights

  • 20x Optical Zoom
  • 3.27 Mp 1/2.8-Type Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Component & DVI-D/HDMI Outputs
  • Power & Video over Cat-5e
  • Slip-Clutch Robotics System
  • Pan ±170°
  • Tilt -30 to +90°
  • HDMI & Analog Component HD Outputs
  • 1080i50/60, 720p50/60, 1080p30/25
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  • 1Description

The Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-20 HD Robotic PTZ Camera with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface pairs a pan/tilt/zoom camera with an interface that provides simultaneous analog component output and either DVI-D or (with adapter) HDMI digital output to monitors.

The HD-20 camera features a motorized 20x optical zoom lens with 11 glass elements, a 3.27 Megapixel 1/2.8-type Sony Exmor CMOS sensor, and a slip-clutch robotics system, all for capturing clear, high-definition images with precise, wide-ranging movements. With powerful imaging and pan/tilt/zoom systems, the HD-20 is perfect for videoconferencing, distance learning, and live-event recording in houses of worship and other venues.

The CMOS sensor isn't of the tiny type that you often find in cameras that are "high-definition" in terms of their resolution only. The HD-20 features a 1/2.8-type (6.49mm diagonal) sensor that boasts a large pixel aperture size. The PTZ camera also has high signal to noise, and analog-to-digital conversion is performed in a column-parallel method. All of this results in higher resolution, saturation, and sensitivity of the CMOS sensor: technical details that pay real dividends in terms of image quality – especially in low-light conditions. The HD-20 requires a minimum illumination of only 1.6 lux.

The Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface connects to the HD-20 via a single Cat-5e cable (maximum length is 100'). The interface supplies power to the camera and returns HD video from the camera. Its video outputs include YPbPr for analog video and a selectable digital DVI-D/HDMI 1.3 output. The Quick-Connect relays RS-232 controls to the camera and includes a daisy chain control port. The interface's IR forwarding functions in both modulated and non-modulated formats for extending the reach of IR remotes included with many popular videoconferencing systems.

The ClearVIEW HD-20 is smaller and more compact than its predecessor, the HD-18. The HD-20 features both analog component (YPbPr) and digital HDMI outputs for 1080i60, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p50, 1080p30, and 1080p25 signals, meaning the camera will be compatible with HD video systems worldwide.

High-Precision Motors
High-torque, micro-stepper motors provide for extremely smooth panning and tilting of the camera. Recalled preset camera positions are highly accurate across the entire pan and tilt range (-30 to +90° tilt, -170 to +170° pan). A smooth slip-clutch mechanism has been included to further enhance robotic movement. The HD-20 is invertible as well – with no frame loss – for ceiling-mount applications
Analog Component and HDMI Outputs
The ClearVIEW HD-20 has simultaneous YPbPr (analog) and HDMI (digital) video outputs (same resolution) on the rear of the camera for use in A/V presentation environments and videoconferencing applications
Quick-Connect Interface
The HD-20 is packaged with the Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR for RS-232 control, IR forwarding, and simultaneous analog and digital video output via YPbPr and DVI-D/HDMI 1.3
Easy Integration
Using a common RS-232 protocol (VISCA) the ClearVIEW HD-20 is easily integrated for use with videoconferencing codecs and control systems such as Crestron and AMX. And of course, the HD-20 is compatible with all Vaddio camera controllers
HiLD Glass Lens
The HD-20 is equipped with a HiLD (High-Index, Low-Dispersion) 11-element glass lens for improved images and reduced chromatic aberrations. In short, the image looks really, really good
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
The HD-20 has an advanced DSP that enables capturing the original colors of faces, clothing, and objects accurately
Advanced CMOS Image Sensor
The HD-20 uses a 1/3" (or more correctly 6.49mm diagonal, 1/2.8-type) Exmor true native HD CMOS image sensor. The 3.27 Mp image sensor is high-speed, high-frame-rate, and low-noise, while requiring a minimum illumination of only 1.6 lux
Made in the USA
The ClearVIEW HD-20 HD PTZ camera is made in the USA, at Vaddio, in the greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area
Optional Output Cards
Optional video output cards (available separately): EZIM HD-SDI slot card and EZIM CCU slot card (the latter is for use with Quick-Connect CCU only)
Included Accessories
Includes PowerRite power supply, IR remote, and AC cord set, as well as thin-profile wall mount for camera
In the Box
Vaddio ClearVIEW HD-20 HD Robotic PTZ Camera with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface
  • Vaddio IR Remote Commander
  • 2 x Laird Technologies 28A0640-0A2 Clamp-on Ferrite
  • Laird Technologies HFA163090-0A2 Clamp-on Ferrite
  • EZCamera Control Adapter
  • EZCamera Control Adapter For TANDBERG Codecs
  • 24V DC, 2.0A PowerRite Power Supply with AC Cord for North America
  • Thin Profile Wall Mount with Mounting Hardware
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Imaging Device 6.49mm diagonal (1/2.8 type) Exmor high-speed CMOS image sensor
    Picture Elements 3.27 megapixels (effective)
    Resolutions 1080i60, 1080i50, 720p60, 720p50, 1080p30, and 1080p25 (SD resolutions not supported)
    Lens 20x optical zoom lens with HiLD (High Index Low Dispersion) glass, f/1.6 wide to f/3.5 tele, 11 elements in 9 groups
    Focal Length 4.7-94mm (20x)
    Horizontal Viewing Angle 2.9-55.2° (16:9 aspect ratio)
    Video S/N Ratio >50 dB
    Invertible Yes – without frame delay
    Minimum Illumination 1.6 lux (f/1.6, 50IRE)
    Serial Control RS-232 (Modified VISCA)
    Tilt Range -30 to +90°
    Pan Range ±170°
    Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) Wide: 0.4" (1.0 cm)
    Tele: 39.4" (1.0 m)
    Preset Positions 16 internal, 6 recalled via IR remote
    Image Controls Red & Blue Gain, Detail, Chroma, Gamma, Pedestal, Iris, and Gain (available through RS-232 control)
    Tally Light available through RS-232 control
    Connectors HD-20 Camera
    12 VDC Power Input: EIAJ-04 Coaxial Power Connector
    HD Video Outputs: YPbPr on DE-15 (D-Sub 15-pin HD), HDMI
    RS-232/IR Out: RJ-45 jack (RS-232 communication and IR out – for use with Quick-Connect SR interface)
    EZ Power HD Video: RJ-45 jack, for use with Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR Interface. Supplies power to the camera and returns HD video from the camera to the Quick-Connect SR systems

    Quick-Connect DVI/HDMI SR (Short Range) Interface
    Power Connector: 5.5mm OD, 2.5mm ID coaxial connector
    RJ-45: Four (4) Control IN, Control OUT, Daisy Chain OUT, EZCamera Power Video Port
    Video Output: DE-15 connector for HD Analog Component (Y,PB,PR) video only (No SD Support)
    IR Output: Transmits modulated or non-modulated IR signals received from the HD-20 IR receiver
    Video Outputs: DVI-D (Female - Single Link), DE-15F (High Density D-Sub 15-Pin F) for HD YPbPr
    Settings 16-position rotary switch: used to set HD video resolution output
    10-position dip switch: settings for IR Select, Baud Rate 9600, Image Flip, Unpublished Functions
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Cable Distance Cat-5e between HD-20 and Quick-Connect SR: Up to 100' (30.5m)
    Power Supply 24V DC, 2 Amp
    Materials Thin Profile Wall Mount HD-20: 12-gauge CRS with black powder-coat paint
    Dimensions (HxWxD) HD-20: 7.8 x 6.7 x 7.1" (198.4 x 169.4 x 179.2mm)
    Quick-Connect Interface: 1.6 x 8 x 6.75" (40.6 x 203.2 x 171.4mm)
    Thin Profile Wall Mount HD-20: 5.1 x 6.75 x 10" (130.2 x 171.4 x 254mm)
    Weight HD-20: 5.6 lb (2.5 kg)
    Quick-Connect Interface: 1.2 lb (0.55 kg)
    Thin Profile Wall Mount HD-20: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.1 x 14.9 x 12.8"

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