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HDC-4800 4K slow motion, with more emotion

Product Features:

  • Every split-second of sporting action, captured in 4K
  • Satisfy your need for speed
  • Captivate audiences with 8x Ultra Slo-Mo
  • Better pictures, usual production staff
  • Newly developed  Super 35mm imager
  • More colour, wider dynamics, greater realism
  • Nothing’s missed with HD cutout
  • Getting closer to the action at Super Bowl 50

Draw your audience to the heart of the action – with incredible ultra slo-mo capability

Capture the dynamic excitement of live sports in 4K ultra slo-mo with the HDC-4800 4K/HD Ultra High Frame Rate camera system, together with its dedicated 4K Baseband Processor BPU-4800. Shoot full-resolution 4K Ultra HD images at up to 400P (8x) or Full HD at 800P (16x) to reveal split-second action. This all-in-one solution for UHFR recording and playback makes it easier for broadcast production personnel to deliver superb slo-mo coverage of sports and other live events that TV viewing audiences love.

Every split-second of sporting action, captured in 4K

Today’s TV sports fans demand better-looking pictures, revealing every instant of explosive on-pitch action with astonishing clarity, colour and contrast. And you need a high performance ultra slo-mo solution that helps directors and camera crews deliver bigger creative returns – faster and more efficiently with fewer operational constraints.

Stay ahead of the game with the HDC-4800 4K/HD Ultra High Frame Rate camera system. Teamed with the BPU-4800 4K UHFR Baseband Processor Unit, it’s a complete live solution for 4K Ultra High Frame Rate (UHFR) recording and playback.

The HDC-4800 sets the pace in live TV sports production, delivering breathtaking 4K picture quality plus streamlined live operational workflow and familiar ergonomics.

Satisfy your need for speed

Higher frame rates mean smoother, more satisfying ultra slow motion footage that viewing audiences love. But until now, 4K UHFR record and replay has presented some tough operational challenges in a live sports environment.

The HDC-4800 captures flawless, full-resolution 4K UHD images at up to 400P (8x) or Full HD at 800P (16x). Teamed with the BPU-4800 Baseband Processor, it allows 4K HFR data and simultaneous high-quality XAVC recording* – with up to 4 hours record time and no need for a separate record/playback server.

*Optional software is required.



  • Power requirements: 240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 9.5 A (max.)
  • Operating temperature: –20 °C to +45 °C (–4 °F to +113 °F)
  • Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
  • Mass: Approx. 5.0 kg (11 lb 0.37 oz) (Unit only)

Imaging Element

  • Imaging element: S-35 mm CMOS image sensor
  • Method: Single chip
  • Effective resolution: QFHD: 3840 (horizontal) × 2160 (vertical), HD: 1920 (horizontal) × 1080 (vertical)

Electrical characteristics

  • Sensitivity: T5.6 (at 2000 lx with 89.9% reflectance. For 4K/59.94P (8×))
  • Image S/N: HD/59.94i: –62 dB
  • Horizontal resolution : 2000 TVL (4K: screen centered) 5% or higher modulation, Negligible (not including lens distortion)

Optical system specifications

  • Built-in filters – Colour temperature conversion filters: A: 3200K (clear), B: 4300K, C: 6300K
  • Built-in filters – ND filters: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16 ND
  • Input/output connectors
  • BPU: Optical/electrical multi-connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
  • LENS: 12-pin (x1)
  • VF: 20-pin (x1)
  • AUDIO IN CH1, CH2: XLR 3-pin, female (1 each), When AUDIO switch is set to MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected, up to –20 dBu by menu or HDCU2000/2500 operations), balanced
  • When AUDIO switch is set to LINE: 0 dBu, balanced,
  • INTERCOM 1, INTERCOM 2: XLR 5-pin, female (1 each)
  • EARPHONE: Stereo minijack (x1)
  • DC IN: XLR 4-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC
  • DC OUT: 4-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 0.5 A (This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.), 2-pin (x1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 2.5 A (This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.)
  • SDI 1, SDI 2: BNC (x1 each)
  • SDI-MONI: BNC (x1)
  • TEST OUT: BNC (x1)
  • PROMPTER: BNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
  • PROMPTER2: BNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
  • RET CTRL: 6-pin (x1)
  • REMOTE: 8-pin (x1)
  • TRACKER: 10-pin (x1)
  • CRANE: 12-pin (x1)
  • USB USB 2.0: Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
  • NETWORK TRUNK: RJ-45 type 8-pin (x1)

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