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BPUs and HDCUs

Here’s a quick summary of those rather confusing boxes you can use to fill up all that empty space in your racks:

 

 

Needs an HDCU?

Size

NMI (IP) interface?

HD Cut Out (SZC-2001)

High Frame Rate Key ?

 

BPU-4000

Y

1.5U

N

Option

SZC-4002

Original model, no NMI IP connection

 

BPU-4500

Y

2U

Y

Option

SZC-4002

NMI IP version of BPU-4000

 

BPU-4800

Y

3U

Y

Inc.

SZC4008   4K HFR

SZC2016  HD HFR

Only for HDC-4800 ultra HFR. Incorporates slo-mo server

HDCU-4300

N

2U

Option

Option

SZC-4002

Combined HDCU/BPU. 4K max 60p,HD  HFR 200P / 400i

 

 

Summary of software versions for the '4000 series camera systems.

I'll try and keep this up to date as new versions appear. If you need the actual software you will need to contact your authorised Sony supplier or Sony Prime Support.

If you choose to update software yourself, be careful to go via all appropriate intermediate stages, including PLD and loader upgrades, and follow installation instructions carefully. The best option is to go via the helpdesk and get a Sony engineer to do it for you.

 

Model

Version

Some of the more important improvements.

HDC-4300

 

 

 

 

 

V1.10

4K 2x mode

HD trunk

ACM flicker reduction in HD HDR

 

V1.20

Live HDR

Flicker reduction control from RCP

 

 

V1.30

HDR knee

F drop compensation

Standalone HD outputs

 

V1.41

4K detail function

Improved scene file

 

HDCU-4300

 

 

 

 

 

V1.05

Improved interlace o/p from slot 2/3 in HD, HFR

 

 

 

V1.11

NMI board supported

Moving symbol enabled on 4K bars

 

 

V1.21

Live HDR (with SZC4001)

Wide BC colour space

HD normal speed enabled

 

 

VF single link in HD-HFR

 

 

 

V1.30

HDR enabled in HD-HFR

Improved adaptive matrix

More precise HDR offsets

BPU-4000

 

 

 

 

 

V3.11

 

 

 

 

V3.20

Live HDR

Wide BC colour space

ACM flicker reduction control from RCP

 

V3.31

Slot 1/2 independent setting

HD normal speed enabled

VF single link in HD-HFR

 

V3.41

HDR enabled in HD-HFR

Improved adaptive matrix

More precise HDR offsets

BPU-4500

 

 

 

 

 

V1.20

Live HDR

Wide BC colour space

ACM flicker reduction control from RCP

 

V1.31

Slot 1/2 independent setting

HD normal speed enabled

VF single link in HD-HFR

 

V1.32

 

 

 

 

V1.41

HDR enabled in HD-HFR

Improved adaptive matrix

More precise HDR offsets

BPU-4800

 

 

 

 

 

V1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDC Newsletters:

 

Originally written for the HDC-1500 series cameras.

 

These newsletters are getting on a bit now, but there's loads of useful information about the HDC-1500 camera...still a workhorse of the OB and Studio HD camera world.

 

 

HDC Newsletter 1
HDC Newsletter 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
HDC Newsletter 2
HDC Newsletter 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
HDC Newsletter 3
HDC Newsletter 3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]
HDC Newsletter 4
HDC Newsletter 4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
HDC Newsletter 5
HDC newsletter 5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.3 MB]
HDC Newsletter 6
HDC Newsletter 6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [805.6 KB]
HDC Newsletter 7
HDC newsletter 7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [777.3 KB]
HDC Newsletter 8
HDC Newsletter 8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [197.4 KB]
HDC Newsletter 9
HDC Newsletter 9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [472.9 KB]
HDC Newsletter 10
HDC Newsletter 10.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [445.6 KB]
HDC Newsletter 11
HDC newsletter 11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [388.7 KB]
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