Sony BRC-300 Robotic colour video camera
Sonys new Broadband Remote Camera, the BRC-300, is an entire category unto itself. Its Sonys first robotic camera to offer the quality of three individual mega pixel CCDs for brilliant resolution. Specifically designed for remote video-shooting applications, the BRC-300 incorporates three 1/4.7-type Advanced HAD CCDs to provide high-quality, high-resolution images in both 4:3 and 16:9 modes. With its E: Flip function for desktop or ceiling mount flexibility, the BRC-300 is ideal for use in a wide range of remote video shooting applications such as houses of worship, distance learning, corporate training, and cable TV broadcasting. In addition, its all-in-one design makes it an incredibly affordable alternative to separately configured cameras, lenses and P/T/Z mounts. And with a high-accuracy and wide-range pan/tilt/zoom capability, users can precisely capture the right points of the viewable area surrounding the BRC-300 to meet their needs. They can also easily operate the camera with Sonys optional RM-BR300 remote control unit, which is equipped with an ergonomic joystick, and feature-rich control panel. The BRC-300 comes equipped with a card slot that accepts optional interface cards, enabling the BRC-300 to be integrated into every kind of system from S-Video to RGB, iLINK DVCAM interface (optional card planned to be available soon), SDI or even fiber. In addition, two remote control interfaces (VISCA protocol) are available to provide additional expendability and flexibility for users remote shooting needs.
1/4.7-type IT Mega Pixel 3CCD with Advanced HAD technology
Unique-All-in-One Design – Combines Camera, Lens & Pan/Tilt Mount
Built-in Auto Focus 48x Zoom Lens
Minimum Illumination – 7 lux
Horizontal Resolution – 600 TV Lines
High Performance Pan/Tilt/Zoom Mechanism
Pan angle: -170° to +170°
Tilt angle: -30° to +90°
4:3 / 16:9 Aspect Selectable (16:9 Precision Technology)
E:Flip Function – Allows for Desktop or Ceiling Mount Installation
Optional Interface Card Slot – SDI, Fiber, RGB and i.LINK DVCAM Interface Capability (i.LINK DVCAM card coming soon)
Optional Joystick Remote Controller – Remotely Control via RS-232C (VISCA protocol) and RS-422 Protocols
16:9 Precision Technology and Wide Angle of View in 16:9 Mode
A sufficient amount of pixels are used to reproduce high resolution images in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The BRC-300s Mega Pixel CCD enables an even wider angle of view in the 16:9 mode.
RS-232C or RS-422 Serial Control (VISCA Command)
The BRC-300 camera settings and pan/tilt/zoom functions can be controlled remotely via a PC. With the RS-232C connection, maximum cable length can be extended to 15m (50 feet), while the RS-422 connection extends this further to 1200m (4000 feet).
Multi-Interface Card Slot
The BRC-300 is equipped with a card slot that can accept optional interface cards. The BRC-300 can be integrated into every kind of system from S-Video to RGB, iLINK DVCAM interface (optional card planned to be available soon), SDI or even fiber.
Various Optional Equipment
Optical Multiplex Unit (BRU-300) – this unit converts non-compressed digital raw data from a camera (with the optical multiplex card) into any video output and has two interface card slots.
Remote Control Unit (RM-BR300) – This stylish controller has a Sony ergonomic easy-to-use design and features a joystick. The control interfaces are RS-232C and RS-422 based on VISCA protocol.
Optional Interface Cards – Analog RGB/Component Card (Model # BRBK-301); Optional SDI Card (Model #BRBK-302); and Optional Multiplex Card (Model # BRBK-303). An i.LINK DVCAM output card is planned to be available shortly.
Three 1/4.7 type IT Advanced HAD CCD (x3), 1070000 pixels (gross)
CCD Effective Pixels
4:3 mode: 960 (H) x 720 (V)16:9 mode: 1,152 (H) x 648 (V)
768 (H) x 494 (V)
600 TV lines (4:3 mode)
f = 3.6 to 43.2 mm (F1.6 to F2.8)
Angle of View (H)
4:3 mode: 3.3 degrees (tele end) to 37.8 degrees (wide end)
16:9 mode: 4.0 degrees (tele end) to 45.4 degrees (wide end)
Minimum Object Distance
300mm (wide end), 800mm (tele end)
+/-170 degrees (pan), +90 degrees/-30 degrees (tilt)
0.25 degrees/sec to 60 degrees/sec (pan/tilt)
7 lx at F1.6
More than 50dB
1/10,000 to 1/4 sec.
Auto/Manual (-3 to 18 dB, 3 dB steps) switchable
Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, Manual
VBS (BNC), Y/C (4 pin Mini DIN)
RS-232C (VISCA) / RS-422 (VISCA)
0 degrees to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
-20 degrees to 60°C (-4°F to 104°F)
180 x 211.4 x 205 (7-1/8 x 8-3/8 x8-1/8 inches)
2.7 kg (5 lbs. 15 oz.)