Excellent Picture Quality
The KY-210B boasts extremely high picture quality. With a horizontal resolution of 750 TV lines (Gch, center) and a high signal to noise ratio of 58 dB, the KY-210UB is suitable for nearly any application requiring high quality images. Its low light capabilities (minimum illumination required is only 32 lux at +18dB, f/1.4) make it especially suitable for environments where additional lighting is impractical. The sharp, noise-free image is obtained through a variety of technologies:
HR EM SATICON TUBES. By the use of high-precision assembly technology, the colimation lens has a 10% larger diameter than in conventional lens assemblies. High-voltage operation (1400v) improves center resolution as well as uniformity of resolution over entire screen. Shading characteristics are also reduced considerably by the fine pitch of the rectangular mesh (20% denser than with conventional tubes).
f/1.4 PRISM OPTICAL SYSTEM. The f/1.4 prism optical system, together with the quartz filter which improves picture quality with polarized lighting, improves sensitivity.
DYNAMIC FOCUS CIRCUIT. The corner resolution is also improved by a dynamic focus circuit.
H CONTOUR CORRECTION CIRCUIT WITH LEVEL DEPEND. Picture sharpness and color reproduction are further improved by the level depend circuit with 2H contour circuit. As with any enhancement, a certain amount of noise is also amplified. To eliminate this under low light condition, a level depend circuit which controls the enhancement is provided so that the pictures produced are sharp and well defined, yet quiet even when the gain is boosted.
COLOR MATRIX MASKING CIRCUIT. To make the color reproduction as natural as possible, a color matrix masking circuit is used. The function of this circuit is to make the pickup characteristics of the camera identical to those of the human eye, by compensating for the negative energy portion of the ideal color characteristics.
WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE. With superior processing circuitry, the slope circuit compresses video levels of 300% to 110% so that gradation in highlight sections are greatly improved.
NAM TYPE SERVO IRIS CIRCUIT. "NAM" is an acronym for Non-Additive Mix. With this circuit, the highest signal from the R.G.B signals is applied. This type of iris circuit (including a weighted detection circuit) improves pictures taken outdoors in very bright sunlight, by placing greater emphasis on the illumination of the subject in the lower part of the frame.
The KY-210B uses the same design philosophy as broadcast cameras!
SSG CIRCUIT CONFORMING TO RS-170A BROADCAST STANDARD. The sync generator uses newly developed IC and VCTCXO (Voltage controlled temperature compensation X'tal oscillation) and conforms to RS-170A broadcast standard.
COLOR FRAMING PULSE. Editing of two inputs with different SC-H timing via TBC results in the expansion of blanking width and horizontal shift. A similar phenomenon also occurs when switching is done between different frames. To prevent this and permit editing frames in same SC-H timing, KY-210B can output a framing pulse which is superimposed on the VTR's CTL pulse.
H/V BLANKING CIRCUIT. Both the H and V blanking periods can be varied.
SPLIT TYPE COLOR BAR GENERATOR. The split type color bar genarator conforming to RS-189A standard is built-in. The split type color bar is useful for adjusting the encoder and monitor.
GENLOCK CIRCUIT. The KY-210B can be genlocked either through the RS-500 Remote Control Unit, or at the camera head, with a standard composite video signal.
COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT & RUGGED DIECAST CONSTRUCTION. The camera head is built to take the punishment of day-to-day ENG/EFP usage. Its sleek, yet rugged design, assure excellent mobility and dependability.
EXCELLENT OPERABILITY. Operation switches are installed on control panels while adjustment switches are grouped behind the door of the switch box. Ease of operation is maximized by this separate arrangement. For easy operation and carrying, a chest rest and shoulder strap are provided as standard accessories.
Auto shift registration circuit. In registration adjustment, the horizontal and vertical shifting of the blue and red channels is automatic. Adjustment is accomplished by simply flipping a switch on the front panel, while shooting a normal subject with clear contours. The circuit is digital and registration data is stored in the camera's memory (provided with battery backup).
Auto white balance circuit. The white color balance can be adjusted automatically by flipping a switch, or the camera can be operated with the switch in its preset position (3200K). The white balance data is stored in the camera's memory.
Auto black balance circuit. By flipping a switch automatically closes the iris and adjusts the pedestal balance of individual channels.
Auto beam control circuit (ABC). When more than the normal amount of incident light enters the lens, insufficient electron beams flow in the pickup tubes resulting in picture distortion (blooming or comet-tails). The ABC circuit reduces comet tails in highlight areas by controlling up to 8 times the reference amount of incident light.
Pickup tube protection. When the power switch in the front panel is switched off or when the color bar switch is turned on,the iris of the lens is closed to protect the pickup tubes.
Auto black level circuit (ABL). The ABL circuit makes possible sharp black images even when shooting outdoors under bright conditions. The ABL circuit is a correction circuit which reduces the overall level towards black to prevent flares caused by light diffusion.