Sony is expanding its FCB camera series to include for the first time Progressive Scan (PS) color block models. The FCB-PV480 features Progressive Scan CCD technology with square pixels, Primary Color filters for precise color reproduction, and a digital YUV 4:2:2 interface. This camera is an optimum solution for high-speed shooting applications, such as traffic monitoring, license plate capture, and monitoring from mobile police vehicles, thanks to its progressive scan CCD sensor that produces high-quality images with crisp edges. It is also a powerful solution when it comes to still image applications. The FCB-PV480 camera incorporates a ¼ -type Super HAD™ PS CCD with an 18x optical zoom lens. In addition, the FCB-PV480 camera can operate with a minimum illumination of 1.6 lux and is equipped with Auto ICR (IR cut filter removal) for near-infrared sensitivity. The camera outputs a VGA size image (640 x 480) and offer frame rates of 29.97 or 25 fps (switchable). The new FCB-PV480 camera combines unique features with many convenient functions inherited from previous FCB models. With its Primary Color filters and square pixel CCD, the FCB-PV480 camera achieves precise color reproduction and exceptional picture quality - a must for videoconferencing, low vision, photo booths, and document stands.
1/4 type Super HAD® progressive scan CCD with primary color filters
18x optical zoom lens - Angle of View (H) 48.0° (wide end) to 2.8° (tele end)
Auto ICR (IR Cut Filter Removal)
Frame Rate - 29.97 fps or 25 fps (switchable)
Digital Image Output: VGA Image Size (640 x 480) / REC601 or REC656 or REC656 Interface / Y, Cr, Cb 4:2:2 format
Minimum iIlumination - 1.6 lux (typical)
Enhanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking function
Spot auto function
Electronic shutter/slow shutter
Internal sync only
Equipped with a lens mounting adapter
High-speed serial communication (max. 38.4 kbps) and TTL-signal-level control (VISCA™ protocol) for quick command processing
Features same dimensions and mounting hole position as Sony's popular FCB-EX480C/EX480CP models.
Adopting a 1/4-type Super HAD CCD with primary color filters and square pixels, the FCB-PV block cameras deliver exceptional picture quality, excellent color reproduction and eliminates the need for pixel-size conversion.
Enhanced Spherical Privacy Zone Masking with Mosaic Effect
With the FCB-PV480, unwanted or prohibited areas within an image can be masked with a mosaic effect in addition to conventional color masking with colors such as black, gray, white, red, green, blue, cyan, yellow and magenta. The prohibited areas are interlocked with Pan/Tilt/Zoom movements for comprehensive masking. A maximum of 24 masking areas can be preset to any of 160 horizontal and 120 vertical masking blocks. In addition, up to eight masking presets can be set for a specific image. A maximum of two different colors (including the mosaic pattern) can be displayed in a single image.
The FCB-PV480 camera has an E-Flip function that electronically flips an image upside down so that it is displayed on the monitor accurately. In a dome application for example, if a tracked object moves beneath the camera dome, the image can be inverted to maintain the correct orientation.
Auto IR Cut Filter Removal (ICR)
For optimized sensitivity in both day and night-time shooting applications, the FCB-PV480 camera incorporates an Auto ICR function. With a set level of darkness, the IR Cut filter is automatically disabled (ICR ON) and the infrared sensitivity is increased. With a set level of brightness, the filter is automatically enabled (ICR OFF). The ICR automatically engages depending on the ambient light, allowing the camera to be effective in a variety of lighting conditions.
The FCB-PV480 is equipped with a Picture Freeze function that allows for the output of a still image while the camera is panning, tilting, zooming, focusing,, initializing the lens, or performing preset operations. For example, the camera will output a still image before it begins to pan, tilt, or zoom, and once the operation is completed, the camera continues to display images; unnecessary images are not displayed. (A change to the default setting is required to activate this function.)
Image Sensor: 1/4 type Super HAD CCD
Number of Total Pixels: Approx. 330,000 pixels
Lens: 18x zoom, f=4.1 mm (wide) to 73.8 mm (tele), F1.4 to F3.0
Angle of View (H): 48.0 degree (wide end) to 2.8 degree (tele end)
Minimum Object Distance: 35 mm (wide end) to 800 mm (tele end)
Sync. System: Internal
Minimum Illumination: 1.6 lux typical (50 IRE)
White Balance: ATW, One Push, Manual
AE Control: Auto, manual, Priority Mode, Bright, EV compensation, Backlight compensation
Focusing System: Auto, Manual
Privacy Zone Masking: On/Off (24 positions)
Data Format: 30 fps, Image Size: VGA (640 x 480), Frame Rate: 29.97 fps, Clock Frequency: 13.5 MHz
Data Format: 25 fps, Image Size: VGA (640 x 480), Frame Rate: 25 fps, Clock Frequency: 13.5 MHz
Video Output: Y, Cr, Cb 4:2:2 (Y: 8 bit / Cr, Cb: 8 bit) REC 601
Camera control interface: VISCA (TTL signal level)
Storage Temperature: -40° C to 85° C
Operating Temperature: 0° C to 50° C
Power Consumption: 6.0 V to 12.0 V DC, Approx. 3.0 W
Dimensions: 52.0 x 57.5 x 92.6 mm
Mass: Approx. 230g
Lens Adaptor Screw: yes (37mm)