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CCD Black-and-White
Video Camera Module
Technical Manual
XC-HR50
 2002 Sony Corporation
A-B2W-100-12 (1)

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  • Page 1 A-B2W-100-12 (1) CCD Black-and-White Video Camera Module Technical Manual XC-HR50  2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Overview Features ..............3 System Components ..........4 Connection Diagram ..........4 Location and Function of Parts and Controls ..5 Front/Top/Bottom ............5 Rear Panel ..............6 Mode Settings Input/Output Specifications ........8 External HD/VD Input Phase Specifications ....8 External HD/VD Output Specifications .......
  • Page 3: Features

    Overview Overview The XC-HR50 is a black-and-white video camera Electronic shutter module using a CCD (Charge Coupled Device) image sensor. You can choose from FL (flickerless) mode and a wide range of image speeds (1/125 to 1/30,000 s) for the best match to shooting conditions.
  • Page 4: System Components

    Overview System Components The XC-HR50 Video Camera Module system comprises the following components. Camera cables Camera adaptor CCXC-12P02N(2 m) DC-700/700CE Video camera module CCXC-12P05N(5 m) XC-HR50 CCXC-12P10N(10 m) CCXC-12P25N(25 m) C-mount lens VCL-50Y-M Tripod adaptor Close-up ring kit VCL-25Y-M VCT-333I LO-77ERK VCL-16Y-M (Insulated type)
  • Page 5: Location And Function Of Parts And Controls

    Overview Location and Function of Parts and Controls Front/Top/Bottom 1 Lens mount (C-mount) 2 Reference holes (at the top) 3 Reference holes/Tripod screw holes (at the bottom) 4 Reference holes (at the bottom) 1 Lens mount (C-mount) 3 Reference holes/Tripod screw holes (at the Attach any C-mount lens, such as the VCL-12YM bottom) standard lens, or other optical equipment.
  • Page 6: Rear Panel

    Overview Rear Panel 1 VIDEO OUT/DC IN/SYNC connector 2 Shutter speed / mode setting DIP switches 3 HD/VD signal input/output switch 4 M Gain control knob 5 75Ω termination switch For more information, see “Restart/Reset” (page 13) Note and “External Trigger Shutter” (page 16). Be sure to turn the power off before making switch settings.
  • Page 7 Overview VIDEO OUT/DC IN/SYNC connector pin assignments Rear panel Pin No. Camera sync output External mode (HD/VD) Restart/Reset External trigger shutter Ground Ground Ground Ground +12V DC +12V DC +12V DC +12V DC Video output (Ground) Video output (Ground) Video output 1 (Ground) Video output (Ground) Video output (Signal) Video output (Signal)
  • Page 8: Input/output Specifications

    Mode Settings Mode Settings Input/Output Specifications External HD/VD Input Phase Specifications External VD Falling edge Rising edge External HD Unit: Clock Standard center phase 1 Clk = 40.74 ns Make sure that the external HD and VD phases against During normal operation: HD phase 31.78 µs, VD the standard center phase are as shown in the figure.
  • Page 9: External Hd/vd Output Specifications

    Mode Settings HD/VD Output Specifications HD Input Specifications 4.5 V 2.0 – 5.0 Vp-p 2.0 µs – 5.0 µs 4.5 V • Input impedance: 75Ω or 10 kΩ or more. • Input amplitude 2.0 to 5.0 Vp-p (for both 75Ω termination ON and OFF) The amplitude level is the typical value when •...
  • Page 10: Video Output Mode

    Mode Settings Video Output Modes This unit has two video signal output modes. Select the mode with the bining mode switch (DIP switch 0) on the rear panel. DIP switches Rear panel Bining mode Bining OFF Signals for each independent pixel are output from the VIDEO OUT connector every 1/60 s (line sequential output).
  • Page 11: About The Electronic Shutter

    Mode Settings About the Electronic Shutter There are two shutter types: normal shutter and external trigger shutter. Select them with the DIP switches on the rear panel. DIP Switches on the Rear Panel Rear panel DIP switches Switches 1 to 4: Shutter speed switches Switch 5: High-rate scan mode switch...
  • Page 12: External Trigger Shutter

    Mode Settings Normal shutter speed settings 1/125 1/250 1/500 1/1000 1/2000 1/4000 1/10000 1/15000 1/30000 1/100 (Unit: seconds) External Trigger Shutter By inputting an external trigger pulse, the camera is able to capture fast-moving objects clearly. For more information, see “External Trigger Shutter” (page 16).
  • Page 13: Restart/reset

    Mode Settings Restart/Reset To Set Restart/Reset Mode This mode allows you to capture the information on single screens at any time by externally inputting restart/reset signals (HD/VD). To enter this mode, set the trigger shutter switches (6 to 8) on the rear panel of the camera as shown in the figure below.
  • Page 14: To Use High-rate Scan Mode (a)

    Mode Settings To Use High-rate Scan Mode (A) As shown in the table below, you can increase the frame rate by setting the high-rate scan mode switch and the external VD width and frequency. The image obtained is centered as shown below. X lines 494 lines External VD...
  • Page 15 Mode Settings Bining OFF mode VD interval External VD width Effective lines BLKG interval Frame rate Tv [line] Tw [line] X [line] Tb [line] [frame/s] 525 (16.7 ms) High-rate scan OFF 494 (16.0 ms)* 20 (0.636 ms) 59.9 262 (8.33 ms) 239 (7.59 ms) 23 (0.731 ms) 175 (5.56 ms)
  • Page 16: External Trigger Shutter

    Mode Settings External Trigger Shutter When you set the trigger pulse width to 1/3 of a second Inputting an external trigger pulse enables the camera or more, the output signal changes to the normal to capture first-moving objects clearly. VIDEO signal. Set DIP switches 6, 7, and 8 on the rear panel to Mode 1 or Mode 2.
  • Page 17: To Set The External Trigger Shutter

    Mode Settings To Set the External Trigger Shutter There are two ways to set the shutter speed. Using trigger pulse width Set all DIP switches (1 to 4 on the rear panel) to OFF. Using the DIP switches on the rear panel You can obtain an arbitrary shutter speed by setting the trigger pulse width to the range of 2 µ...
  • Page 18: To Use High-rate Scan Mode (b)

    Mode Settings To Use High-rate Scan Mode (B) In external trigger shutter mode 1, you can increase the Input of the trigger falling edge terminates the image rate by setting the shutter speed to the trigger pulse output. width, and setting the high-rate scan mode switch on Note that input of a trigger pulse is needed in the the rear panel, the trigger interval, the external VD effective image interval to control the ending of image...
  • Page 19 Mode Settings Bining OFF mode Trigger interval External VD width Effective lines BLKG interval Frame rate T [line] Tw [line] X [line] Tb [line] [frame/s] 525 (16.7 ms) High-rate scan OFF 494 (16.0 ms)* 20 (0.636 ms) 59.9 262 (8.33 ms) 237 (7.53 ms) 23 (0.731 ms) 175 (5.56 ms)
  • Page 20: Timing Chart

    Mode Settings Timing Chart When set to Mode 1 (Non-reset mode) Setting the shutter speed using trigger pulse width N HD/VD input • Continuous VD input Mode transition state External input External trigger inhibition area External trigger shutter operation Normal operation* shutter operation (50 ms) Trigger*...
  • Page 21 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using trigger pulse width N HD/VD input • Continuous HD input/Single VD input Mode transition state External input External trigger inhibition area External trigger shutter operation Normal operation* shutter operation (50 ms) Trigger* Trigger pulse width Exposure time Exposure time (Te)* (Te)*...
  • Page 22 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using trigger pulse width N No HD/VD input (Internal synchronization) Mode transition state External input inhibition area External trigger External trigger shutter operation (50 ms) Normal operation* shutter operation Trigger* Trigger pulse width Exposure time Exposure Exposure (Te)*...
  • Page 23 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using DIP switches N HD/VD input • Continuous VD input Mode transition state External input External trigger Normal inhibition area External trigger shutter operation shutter operation operation* (50 ms) 2 µ s to 250 ms Trigger* Trigger pulse width* Exposure time...
  • Page 24 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using DIP switches N HD/VD input • Continuous HD input/Single VD input Mode transition state External input External trigger inhibition area External trigger shutter operation Normal operation* shutter operation (50 ms) 2 µ s to 250 ms Trigger* Trigger pulse width* Exposure time...
  • Page 25 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using DIP switches N No HD/VD input (Internal synchronization) Mode transition state External input Normal External trigger inhibition area External trigger shutter operation shutter operation operation* (50 ms) 2 µ s to 250 ms Trigger* Trigger pulse width* Exposure time (Te)*...
  • Page 26 Mode Settings When set to Mode 2 (Reset mode) Setting the shutter speed using trigger pulse width Mode transition state External input inhibition area External trigger (50 ms) External trigger shutter operation Normal operation* shutter operation Trigger* Trigger pulse width* Exposure time (Te)* Exposure time (Te)*...
  • Page 27 Mode Settings Setting the shutter speed using the DIP switches Mode transition state External input inhibition area External trigger (50 ms) External trigger shutter operation Normal operation* shutter operation 2 µ s to 250 ms Trigger* Trigger pulse width* Exposure time (Te)* Exposure time (Te)* Video out...
  • Page 28: Main Specifications

    Specifications Specifications Horizontal resolution Main Specifications 500 TV lines Sensitivity F5.6 (400 lx with FIX Gain) Minimum illumination Image pickup system 1 lx (with gain manually adjusted to Image pickup device maximum, F1.4) type interline transfer CCD Video S/N ratio 58 dB Number of effective pixels 659 ×...
  • Page 29: Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (typical Values)

    Specifications Spectral Sensitivity Characteristics (Typical Values) Relative sensitivity 1000 Wavelength (nm) (Lens characteristics included, and light source characteristics excluded.)
  • Page 30: Ccd Output Waveform Timing Chart

    Specifications CCD Output Waveform Timing Chart Horizontal Output Waveform Timing Chart 1 horizontal scan period 780 (31.8 µ s) (3.18 µ s) 40.7 ns output signal Horizontal Dummy Optical transfer stop bits Effective total pixels 659 black period Optical black Horizontal blanking period 132 Output video period 648 (5.38 µ...
  • Page 31 Specifications Vertical Output Waveform Timing Chart (Bining OFF) 525 H (286 µ s) (286 µ s) Video CCD output signal 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Dummy bits* Optical black Dummy bits*...
  • Page 32: Dimensions

    Specifications Dimensions 14.5 ( 2-M3 depth 3 29 (1 4.9 ( 5.1( 12 ( 30 (1 15 ( 23.7 ( 4-M2 depth 3 16.5 ( 22 ( 3-M3 depth 3 42 (1 Unit: mm (inches)
  • Page 33: Available Accessory Lenses

    Technical information contained herein is for reference only and does not convey any license by any implication or otherwise under any intellectual property right or other right of Sony or third parties. Sony cannot assume responsibility for any right infringements arising out of the use of this information.

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