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  • Page 1 BRC Series System Guide...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ....14 9.1 System Configuration ........45 5.1 BRC Series of Cameras ........14 9.2 CAM mode/Switcher mode ......45 5.1.1 BRC-H900 ..........14 9.3 Connecting the BRC Series with the BRS-200 5.1.2 BRC-H700 ..........16 (RS-422) ............46 5.1.3 BRC-Z700 ..........17 5.1.4 BRC-Z330 ..........19 Operation with the AWS-G500 Series 5.1.5 BRC-300/300P ........20...
  • Page 4: What Is The Brc Series

    These features enable more and more users to enjoy the benefits of BRC Series cameras, particularly in education, broadcast, bridal, and corporate applications. And with their advanced remote capabilities, these cameras also enable a reduction in manned operation.
  • Page 5 Applications Corporate/Boardroom City Council BRC Series cameras are excellent for various Remotely controlled by the RM-BR300, BRC Series business communication applications, such as cameras quickly capture all of the actions at videoconferencing, corporate training, and council meetings or trials. Each camera provides transmission of managers’...
  • Page 6 Studio Houses of Worship The BRC Series is also ideal for use in the By using large screens in combination with highly broadcast industry. The BRC-H900, BRC-H700, sensitive BRC Series cameras, clear video images BRC-Z700, and BRC-Z330 can output HD-SDI...
  • Page 7: Product Lineup

    Equipped with three 1/3-type HD CCDs, the BRC-H700 offers excellent picture quality with high sensitivity and a high resolution of 1,070,000 effective pixels. This camera has the best sensitivity of the BRC Series; it therefore delivers superior performance in dimly lit environments, such as concert or wedding halls.
  • Page 8: Key Features

    With outstanding functionality and a large number The unobtrusive design of the BRC Series allows of peripheral components to choose from, you speakers and audiences to concentrate on can design a variety of user-friendly systems.
  • Page 9 Versatile Video Outputs By using optional video cards with the BRC Series, a variety of video signals can be output, enabling a wide range of system configurations. HD/SD-SDI, HD Component (Y/Pb/Pr), RGB, Composite, Y/C HD/SD-SDI, Down Converted SD BRBK Series...
  • Page 10: Other Features

    Remote Camera Operating Switcher Other Features Flexible installation The BRC Series can be placed on a desktop, mounted on the ceiling, used with a tripod, or installed in an outdoor housing kit, depending on your applications. Flat surface Ceiling Mount...
  • Page 11 IP Control The BRC-H900, BRC-Z700, and BRC-Z330 can be controlled though an IP network with the use of an RM-IP10 IP Remote Controller and BRBK-IP10 or BRBK-IP7Z IP Control Card. This functionality allows for flexible configurations, and enables the installation of up to 112 units of BRC cameras and up to five units of RM- IP10 controller depending on customer requirements.
  • Page 12: System Configuration

    BRC-Z330 BRC-300/300P Wide Conversion — — — — VCL-0737W Lens Optical Multiplex Card (inserted to BRBK-SF1 BRBK-H700 BRBK-MF1 BRBK-SF1 BRBK-303 the BRC Series) Optical Fiber CCFC-S200 CCFC-M100HG CCFC-S200 CCFC--M100 Cable (Single-mode) (Multi-mode) (Single-mode) (Multi-mode) Optical BRU-300/ BRU-SF10 BRU-H700 BRU-SF10 Multiplex...
  • Page 13 Live Broadcast_01 Video Audio RM-BR300 Control (VISCA) Monitor (PGM) Monitor (MV) Video Switcher with Audio Mixer BRC Cameras Recorder Broadcast/Streaming Presentation Material (PC) Audio Source Live Broadcast_02 * There are two types of optical fiber cable (single-mode/Multi-mode). Please refer to the specifications. Optical multiplex card Optical...
  • Page 14: Location And Function Of Parts

    Location and Function of Parts 5.1 BRC Series of Cameras The following is a summary of the location and function of BRC-H900, BRC-H700, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330, and BRC-300/300P parts. 5.1.1 BRC-H900 RGB/COMPONENT connector Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal Rear Pr/R...
  • Page 15 Bottom Switch 1, 2, 3 (Camera address selectors) Set the address of the camera. Normally set to “0”. With this setting, addresses are assigned to the cameras automatically in the connected order by pressing the POWER button while holding down the RESET button on the RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit.
  • Page 16: Brc-H700

    5.1.2 BRC-H700 RGB/COMPONENT connector Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal Rear Pr/R With the cable cover attached Pb/B HD-OUT Tri-level Sync/Bi-level VD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 1 2 3 VISCA RS-422...
  • Page 17: Brc-Z700

    5.1.3 BRC-Z700 Camera address selectors Set the address of the camera. Normally set to Rear 0. With this setting, addresses are assigned to the cameras automatically in the connected order by pressing the POWER button while holding down the RESET button on the RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit.
  • Page 18 VISCA RS-232C OUT connector Camera address selectors When you join multiple cameras, connect it to Set the address of the camera. Normally set to the VISCA RS-232C IN connector of the next 0. With this setting, addresses are assigned to camera in the daisy chain.
  • Page 19: Brc-Z330

    5.1.4 BRC-Z330 Pin No. Signal Pin No. Signal Pr/R Rear 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pb/B HD-OUT Tri-level Sync/Bi-level VD 9 10 11 12 13 Bottom DC IN 12V connector VISCA RS-422 connector IR SELECT switch Select the camera number when you operate multiple cameras with the same Remote Commander Unit.
  • Page 20: Brc-300/300P

    5.1.5 BRC-300/300P Switches 5-7 (Camera address selector) Set the address of the camera. Normally set to Rear “0”. With this setting, addresses are assigned to the cameras automatically in the connected order by pressing the POWER button while holding down the RESET button on the RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit.
  • Page 21: Optical Multiplex Units

    Bottom Switch 2 (RS-232C/RS-422 selector) Set to ON for RS-422, or OFF for RS-232C. Switch 3 (Communication baud rate selector) Set to ON for 38400 bps, or OFF for 9600 bps. Switch 4 (Infrared signal output switch) Set to ON to enable an infrared signal output, or OFF to disable the output.
  • Page 22 Switch 6 (59.94/50 signal format selector) VISCA RS-232C IN connector Set to ON for output of 50 signal format, or OFF Connect to the RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit for output of 59.94 signal format. (not supplied). When you connect multiple cameras, connect it to the VISCA RS-232C OUT Switches 7 to 10 connector of the previous camera in a daisy-...
  • Page 23: Bru-H700 Hd Optical Multiplex Unit For Use With The Brc-H700 And Brc-Z700

    5.2.2 BRU-H700 HD Optical Multiplex VISCA FUNCTION switches Unit for use with the BRC-H700 Switch 1 (RS-232C/RS-422 selector) and BRC-Z700 Set to ON for RS-422, or OFF for RS-232C. Switch 2 (Communication baud rate selector) Rear Set to ON for 38400 bps, or OFF for 9600 bps. Switches 3 to 5 (Camera address selectors) Set the address of the camera.
  • Page 24: Bru-300/300P Sd Optical Multiplex Unit For Use With The Brc-300/300P

    The following provides information on the location and function of optical multiplex card parts and optional video cards and optional video cards. The BRC Series allows you to choose from a wide range of optional video cards. This versatility enables you to create flexible analog and digital system configurations.
  • Page 25: Hfbk-Hd1 Hd Interface Board

    5.3.2 HFBK-HD1 HD Interface Board SD-SDI connector (BNC-type) Supplies down-converted SD-SDI signals that conform to SMPTE259M (for 59.94i signal format) and ITU-R BT.656 (for 50i signal format) serial digital interface standards. The aspect ratio can be selected with the camera’s DOWN CONVERTER menu.
  • Page 26: Brbk-Mf1 Hd Optical Multiplex Card

    5.3.6 BRBK-MF1 HD Optical 5.3.8 BRBK-HD2 HD-SDI Output Multiplex Card Card SDI OUTPUT connectors (BNC-type) AUDIO IN L/R jacks (phono-type) The Card allows output of an HD-SDI signal Input an audio signal (stereo), which is output conforming to SMPTE292M serial digital interface from the AUDIO OUT jacks on the BRU-H700 HD standards.
  • Page 27: Brbk-304 Dv Card

    5.3.12 BRBK-304 DV Card When a BRBK-HSD2 is installed in the BRU- SF10 card slot BRBK-HSD2 panel MONITOR SDI connectors 1, switch connector Left position HD/ DATA MIX: ON (HD-SDI output) i.LINK (DV) OUT connector (i.LINK 6-pin) Middle position HD/DATA MIX: OFF (HD-SDI output) 5.3.13 BRBK-HSD2 HD/SD-SDI Right position SD...
  • Page 28: Brbk-Sf1 Hd Optical Multiplex Card

    5.3.15 BRBK-SF1 HD Optical AUDIO IN L/R jacks (phono type) Multiplex Card Input an audio signal (stereo), which is output from the AUDIO OUT jacks on the BRU-SF10 HD Optical Multiplex Unit via the Optical Fiber Cable. BRBK-SF1 Note The audio input on this card accepts audio line signals only.
  • Page 29 Reset switch If you press down this switch with a pointed tip for about five seconds, the camera will reboot and the IP control card BRBK-IP7Z will return to the factory setting. Factory settings for BRBK-IP7Z • IP address: 192.168.0.100 • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 • Name: CAM1 SDI 1, 2 connectors (BNC type) Supplies down-converted SD-SDI signals that conform to the SMPTE259M serial digital interface standards, or HD-SDI signals that...
  • Page 30: Basic Set-Up And Operation

    Basic Set-up and Operation 6.1 Connections These are the basic connections of the cameras and monitor prior to a demonstration. Connecting a monitor Connecting the optical multiplex unit Monitor with SDI input Monitor with SDI input 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 IR SELECT...
  • Page 31: Remote Operation

    Remote Operation 7.1 IR Remote Commander Unit The following provides information on the function and location of the parts. L/R DIRECTION SET button Hold down this button and press the REV button to change camera movement to the opposite direction indicated by the arrow of the B/b buttons.
  • Page 32: Rm-Br300 Remote Control Unit

    7.2 RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit 7.2.1 Features Improvement of joystick operation (BRC-H900/BRC-H700/BRC-Z700/BRC-Z330/BRC-300/300P) Effective control of up to seven The pan/tilt speed can be adjusted in seven cameras levels by inclining the joystick to its maximum The RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit achieves angle, and pan/tilt operation can be remote operation of up to seven cameras in a controlled easily at low speed.
  • Page 33: Operation

    2. Set the Tally/Contact switch to Tally Improved functionality with the 3. Press the On/Off switch to turn on the unit, RM-BR300/5 while simultaneously holding down the Mode button, Camera button 4, and Model Name Destination Serial No. Position button 4 RM-BR300/5 Remote Control Unit 120001- RM-BR300/5 Remote Control Unit...
  • Page 34: Operating Multiple Cameras

    Be sure to turn on the power of the camera before Note Camera the power of the RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit. address Otherwise, the RM-BR300 cannot recognize the connected camera. Switch 1 OFF Switch 2 OFF Switch 3 OFF To turn on/off the camera using the Switch 4 is not used.
  • Page 35: Adjusting The Camera

    Adjusting the camera Movement of the Joystick Setting camera MODE While holding down SHIFT Incline to the right. ONE PUSH AWB VALUE/R BACK LIGHT Press. While holding down FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL Incline to the right. BRIGHT/B ONE PUSH AF Focusing on a subject To focus the camera on a subjec Press.
  • Page 36: Adjusting The White Balance

    BRC-Z700 Spotlight Compensation function WHITE BALANCE setting R control B control Hold down the SHIFT button and press the BACK MANUAL Red gain control Blue gain control LIGHT button. To cancel this function, hold down AUTO 1/2, ONE PUSH WB R. SHIFT control WB B.
  • Page 37 BRC-H700 BRC-Z330 Function of Function of Function of Function of MODE setting MODE setting VALUE control BRIGHT control VALUE control BRIGHT control Exposure compensation Exposure compensation FULL AUTO FULL AUTO Not used Not used level control* level control* SHUTTER Shutter speed Exposure compensation SHUTTER Shutter speed...
  • Page 38 Storing the Camera Setting in While holding down (for POSITION 1 to 8) Memory Press a POSITION button. Storing camera settings: Memory Preset feature While holding down (for POSITION 9 to 16) To store the camera settings The pressed button flashes while settings are being cancelled.
  • Page 39 General presetting items Preset memory (BRC-H900) Presetting position number Presetting item 2 – 16 The following setting items can be stored in the Pan/tilt position memory of the camera. ZOOM position FOCUS position (only when MODE in the EXPOSURE menu set to MANUAL) : Setting items are stored in memory.
  • Page 40 Presetting menu items while the Interface Presetting position number Presetting item Card is inserted into BRU-SF10 connected 2 – 16 with the camera AREA INDICATION – SATURATION Presetting position number Presetting item PHASE 2 – 16 WIDTH Menu items displayed only when the HFBK-SA1 is installed KNEE SETTING DSUB OUTPUT 1...
  • Page 41: Factory Settings

    Preset memory (BRC-H700, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330, BRC-300/300P) Preset Memory 1: All of the configurations can be stored. Preset Memory 2 to 16: Frequently-changed configurations can be stored. Infrequently-changed configurations cannot be stored. Before you turn off the camera, you might want to Note save various camera settings in Preset Memory 1.
  • Page 42 Category Mode/ Category Mode/ Position BRC-300 Position BRC-300 BRC-H700 BRC-Z700 BRC-Z330 BRC-H700 BRC-Z700 BRC-Z330 BRC-300P BRC-300P Pan/Tilt position Effect Mode — — — Pan limit position Wide — — — Pan/Tilt Tilt limit position Aperture (Detail) Ramp Curve — B&W —...
  • Page 43: Operation With The Rm-Ip10 Ip Remote Controller

    Operation with the RM-IP10 IP Remote Controller The BRC-H900, BRC-Z700 and BRC-Z330 can be controlled by the RM-IP10 IP Remote Controller. 8.1 Required Equipment IP remote controller: RM-IP10 You can control up to 112 cameras that are compatible with IP connec- tion, and you can add up to five IP remote controllers in the same network.
  • Page 44: System Configuration

    8.2 System Configuration HD video monitor Camera BRC-H900, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330 IP control card BRBK-IP10, BRBK-IP7Z Camera BRC-H900, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330 IP control card BRBK-IP10, BRBK-IP7Z Video switcher Camera BRC-H900, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330 IP control card BRBK-IP10, BRBK-IP7Z IP remote controller RM-IP10* PC for the setting Switching hub IP remote controller RM-IP10* Video signal...
  • Page 45: Operation With The Brs-200 Remote Camera Operating Switcher

    Operation with the BRS-200 Remote Camera Operating Switcher The BRC Series can be remotely controlled by the BRS-200 Remote Camera Operating Switcher. Note Connection with the BRC-H900 is not guaranteed to operate. 9.1 System Configuration BRC-series cameras with the HD-SDI...
  • Page 46: Connecting The Brc Series With The Brs-200 (Rs-422)

    9.3 Connecting the BRC Series with the BRS-200 (RS-422) Up to seven cameras of the BRC Series can be connected to the BRS-200. This connection is one example using the RS-422 connection. BRSA-20HSD1 HD/SD-SDI input board (not supplied) AC IN...
  • Page 47: Operation With The Aws-G500 Series Anycast Station

    Operation with the AWS-G500 Series Anycast Station The BRC Series can be remotely controlled by the AWS-G500 Series Anycast Station. Connection with the BRC-H900 is not guaranteed to operate. Note 10.1 Controlling cameras with the AWS-G500 Series Anycast Station You can set and select a maximum of six camera presets, such as the Pan, Tilt, Zoom, and Focus settings, and more.
  • Page 48: Controlling The Camera With Visca Support

    HVR-1500A HD-SDI PMW-EX30 HD-SDI HD-SDI PMW-EX30 Remote Camera HD-SDI (BRC Series) RS232C/RS422 HVR-1500A RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit *For the connection between QWS-G500HD and the RM-BR300. please refer to 9.3. 10.2 Controlling the camera with VISCA support Color video camera VISCA OUT...
  • Page 49: Operating The Pgm And Next Selection Buttons From The Rm-Br300

    Refer to the following diagram to prepare the cables. Sample Circuit diagram TALLY/CONTACT connector FACTORY USE connector Open-collector output TTL output For details, consult your dealer or your Sony service representative. • Pull-up of all signal lines is necessary. Caution • Set TRIGGER to LOW LEVEL (this section is made in Remote Switching in the Video utility) • On the RM-BR300, set the TALLY/CONTACT switch to CONTACT. Connect the RM-BR300 before configuring this...
  • Page 50: Using The Brc Series Cameras As A Second Camera For The Sony Video Conferencing Systems

    AUDIO 1 IN AUDIO 2 IN AUDIO OUT REC OUT DVI-I OUT ISDN UNIT AUX CONTROL MAINTENANCE HDMI-1 HDMI-2 <Rear side> 1080 60P LAN1-ALERT-LAN2 ONLINE PCS-XG100/PCS-XG77 Using the BRC Series Cameras as a Second Camera for the Sony Video Conferencing Systems...
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications BRC-H900 BRC-H700 BRC-Z700 BRC-Z330 BRC-300 BRC-300P Camera Image Sensor 1/2-type Exmor CMOS x3 1/3-type IT CCD x3 1/4-type CMOS x3 1/3-type CMOS 1/4.7-type IT Advanced HAD CCD x3 Image Sensor (Number of Approx. 2.07 Megapixels Approx. 1.07 Megapixels Approx. 1.04 Megapixels Approx.
  • Page 52: Dimensions

    Dimensions BRC-H900 FRONT SIDE (7 7/8) 99 (4) 238 (9 3/8) Tripod screw hole (4 1/8) BOTTOM 4-M3 Units: mm (inches) 98 (3 7/8) BRC-H700 FRONT SIDE 103.5 (4 1/8) ø 207 (8 1/4) ø 207 (8 1/4) 1/4 - 20 UNC BOTTOM 110 (4 3/8) Units: mm (inches)
  • Page 53 BRC-Z700 FRONT SIDE 99 (4) (7 7/8) 238 (9 3/8) (4 1/8) BOTTOM 1/4 - 20 UNC (3 7/8) Units: mm (inches) BRC-Z330 FRONT SIDE 113 (4 160.8 193.4 (7 BOTTOM Tripod Screw 1/4-20 UNC 88 (3 1/2) Units: mm (inches) 152.8 (6 1/8) Dimensions...
  • Page 54 BRC-300/300P FRONT SIDE 90 (3 5/8) (13/32) (7 1/8) 205 (8 1/8) BOTTOM 1/4 - 20 UNC 106 (4 1/4) 147.6 (5 7/8) Units: mm (inches) BRS-200 Control panel 424 (16 Processor 310 (12 320 (12 462 (18 480 (19) Rear Dimensions...
  • Page 55 RM-BR300 391.3 (15 1/2) Front Side 45.9 (1 13/16) Bottom DIP switches Units: mm (inches) Rear RM-IP10 JOYSTICK VALUE LOCK BLACK PAN-TILT ONE PUSH GROUP MENU POSITION LIGHT RESET KNOB RESET – PRESET GROUP POSITION MODE BRIGHT SHIFT – GROUP SELECT CAMERA AUTO...
  • Page 56 BRU-SF10 Side 210 (8 3/8) 86 (3 1/2) Front Units: mm (inches) BRU-H700 Side 86 (3 1/2) 210 (8 3/8) Front Units: mm (inches) Dimensions...
  • Page 57 BRU-300/300P Side 212 (8 3/8) Front Units: mm (inches) Ceiling Bracket (B) for BRC-H900 and BRC-Z700 21.5 2-R3 Ceiling Bracket (B) for BRC-H700 23.1 2-R3 101.6±0.2 Dimensions...
  • Page 58 Ceiling Bracket (B) for BRC-Z330 10-XXX 3XXXX 4-ø4.5 XXX Ceiling Bracket (B) for BRC-300/300P 20-R2.25 2-R3 88.2 ±0.2 46 ±0.2 Dimensions...
  • Page 59: Techinical Appendix

    Techinical Appendix 14.1 Color Adjustment (BRC-H900, BRC-Z700, BRC-Z330) The BRC-H900, BRC-Z700 and BRC-Z330 can enhance or reduce a specific color region without changing the white balance. Both of these cameras adjust the saturation of six colors independently, and the BRC-H700 is able to modulate six colors simultaneously.
  • Page 60: Sync Lock Setting

    14.5 Sync Lock Setting In order to match output signal timing to the input signal, the Sync Master setting is required on the Main menu. To achieve this, select Menu, System, and then Sync Master. BRC-H900 BRC-Z700 When HD output signal from BRC-H900 main unit When HD output signal from BRC-Z700 main unit [STD [HD]] [STD [HD]]...
  • Page 61: Function Priority

    14.7 Function priority This table shows which setting takes priority over the other in each function when the BRC-H900/BRC-H700/BRC-Z700/BRC-Z330/BRC-300/300P is connected to the BRU-SF10/BRU-H700/BRU- 300/300P. BRC cameras RS-232C/RS-422 control disable enable DATA MIX setting disable enable VISCA ID setting disable* enable VIDEO OUT enable...
  • Page 62: Wiring Diagram

    14. 9 Wiring Diagram 14.9.1 Wiring Diagram of VISCA RS-422 Connection for the RM-BR300 and RM-IP10 Third to Seventh BRC or BRU VISCA RS-422 connector RXD OUT – RXD OUT + TXD OUT – TXD OUT + RXD IN – RXD IN + TXD IN –...
  • Page 63: Wiring Diagram Of Visca Rs-422 Connection For The Brs-200

    14.9.2 Wiring Diagram of VISCA RS-422 Connection for the BRS-200 Third to seventh VISCA cameras VISCA RS-422 Connector RXD OUT – RXD OUT + TXD OUT – TXD OUT + RXD IN – RXD IN + TXD IN – TXD IN + Second VISCA cameras VISCA RS-422 Connector RXD OUT –...
  • Page 64: Installing The Camera In A High Position

    Installing the Camera in a High Position Installation on a ceiling (example) Using the supplied ceiling brackets, wire rope and screws, and the attachment materials (not supplied), Set IMG-FLIP to ON in the SYSTEM menu. you can attach the camera to a ceiling or on a Remove the four screws on the bottom of the shelf, etc.
  • Page 65 For attaching the wire rope to the bracket, use only Attach the attachment materials (not supplied) Caution the supplied screw. Using another screw may to the ceiling bracket (B), and install the bracket disable the function of the wire rope. on the ceiling.
  • Page 66 Take the proper steps to ensure that the load of the Note cables connected does not cause problems. The SONY and/or HD nameplates can be turned upside down, if necessary. To remove the camera For attaching the camera to the ceiling bracket, use...
  • Page 67 Attach the ceiling bracket (B) to a shelf, etc. on Insert the protrusions on the ceiling bracket (A) which the camera is to be installed. Use four into the spaces prepared in the ceiling bracket screws (not supplied) appropriate for the (B) with the a hole in the front of the ceiling materials of the shelf, etc.
  • Page 68 Connect the cables to the connectors on the rear of the camera. Take the proper steps to ensure that the load of the Note cables connected does not cause problems. To remove the camera Remove the three screws used to attach the camera in step 7 of “Installation on a shelf, etc.
  • Page 69 Installing the Camera in a High Position...
  • Page 70 Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. The values for weight and dimension are approximate. Some images in this brochure are simulated. “SONY”, “make.believe” and “Exmor” are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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