Sony SSCDC80 User Manual (en)

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User-friendly Operation
On-screen Setup Menu
Camera settings can be made through the on-screen
menu using the cursor keys on the side panel of the
camera.  Up to two customized settings can be
stored in the memory to quickly recall specific setup
conditions.
FEATURES
A Wide Auto Tracing White (ATW)
Range
ATW is a feature that automatically adjusts the 
camera white balance in accordance with any
changes in the lighting conditions and different 
illuminants, so that images with an appropriate color
are always obtained.  
SSC-DC80 Series cameras provide an extremely wide
ATW range of 2,000 K to 10,000 K, allowing 
adjustment-free operation under a variety of light
conditions.  Also, these cameras feature preset color
temperature settings and user-defined manual 
settings.
CCD IRIS
The CCD IRIS function allows the use of a manual iris
lens instead of a more costly automatic iris lens.  
As the image brightness increases, the camera
adjusts the exposure by automatically reducing the
CCD photo sensor‘s exposure time (charge 
accumulation time).  This is achieved by using the
CCD electronic shutter, which has a range of 1/60
(NTSC) to 1/100,000 second.
Turbo AGC
SSC-DC80 Series cameras are equipped with an
advanced Turbo AGC function.  This allows users to
boost the camera‘s gain up to 28 dB, enabling 
viewers of the image to distinguish the subject more
easily – even if it is shot in low light.  The AGC mode
is selectable from OFF, NORMAL, TURBO, or 
MANUAL.
Activity Detection Function
The SSC-DC80 Series cameras provide an activity
detection function, which detects changes within an
area of the picture designated by the user.  When
activity is detected, the camera superimposes a 
blinking "ALARM" indication on the video monitor
and outputs an alarm trigger signal to external
equipment.  Up to three user-defined detection areas
can be freely selected.  The on-screen, superimposed
"ALARM" message is 10 seconds in duration, while
the alarm trigger signal output can be selected within
the range of 0.5 and 10 seconds.
Privacy Zone Masking
With the Privacy Zone Masking function, unwanted or
prohibited areas within an image can be masked.  Up
to two masking blocks can be freely selected in width
and height.  The masking areas are selectable from
either the inside or the outside of the masking blocks.
Stylish Design
A stylish rear panel cover and transparent lens cap
come as standard on these cameras, so the camera
will not detract from the natural decor of the room in
which they are installed.
Camera Title Indication
To easily identify individual cameras, users can assign
a title of up to 24 characters to each unit, which can
then be superimposed onto a video monitor screen.
The position of the superimposed title is selectable
from OFF, TOP LEFT, TOP RIGHT, BOTTOM LEFT, or
BOTTOM RIGHT.
Custom Templates
To easily and quickly set up any of the SSC-DC80
Series cameras, appropriate values for each of the 
following settings can be preset as a Scene: Exposure,
Auto Gain Control (AGC), Back Light Compensation
(BLC), Video Level, Gamma Curve, and White Balance.
Simply choose the appropriate Scene from the menu,
and the camera settings are automatically changed.  
High Resolution and High Sensitivity
SSC-DC80 Series cameras incorporate a 1/2-type CCD
with Exwave HAD technology that achieves high 
sensitivity levels and delivers outstanding picture quality
at a high resolution of 480 TV lines.  
The minimum illumination of 0.4 lx allows images to be
captured clearly even under low-light conditions.
Variable Gamma Curve
Users can choose from four preset gamma curves,
including two unique gamma curves, which enable
the brightness levels of captured images to be 
controlled precisely.  By selecting a gamma curve that
is appropriate for a given scene, captured images can
be reproduced clearly and sharply.
Camera Side Panel
The following six preset Scenes are available:
Building Entrance, Office, Parking Lot, Subway,
Lobby, and Station.
Preset values can also be changed manually, 
providing users with the flexibility to capture images
using more suitable values when necessary.
DC Servo/Video Servo Lens
Compatibility
These cameras are easily connected to either DC-
servo or video-servo lenses.
CS-/C-Mount Lens Compatibility
These cameras can be used with both CS- and C-
mount
*1
lenses so that users can select the appropriate
lens type to match the monitoring applications.
*1
Supplied C-mount adaptor is required.
Flexible Power Operations
The SSC-DC80 operates on 12 V DC power.  If
required, optional YS-W270A/W170A Camera
Adaptors can be used with these cameras to transmit
video, sync signals, and power using a single coaxial
cable for flexible operation.  
The SSC-DC83 accepts both 24 V AC and 12 V 
DC power and will automatically switch modes
depending on the power source.
Sync System
The SSC-DC80 features an internal sync and a VS
(Video and Sync) /VD
*2
for external synchronizations.
The VD sync method contributes to easy installation
since it eliminates the need for H-phase adjustment.
The SSC-DC83 features an internal sync and an 
AC line lock/VS for external synchronizations.  When
AC line lock is selected, the V-phase can be adjusted
by ±90°.
*2
An optional YS-W270A Camera Adaptor is required to
generate a VD sync signal.
Interfaces
These cameras are equipped with an industry-
standard BNC connector for composite video signals
and an S-Video connector for higher-quality images.
Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of new
additions to its security camera lineup: the SSC-DC80
Series of high-resolution color video cameras.
Equipped with a 1/2-type CCD with Exwave HAD
TM
technology, these cameras achieve a high horizontal
resolution of 480 TV lines and high sensitivity of 0.4 lx.
Incorporating a unique Sony gamma correction 
function, these cameras can reproduce clear and sharp
images in different scene environments, by allowing
the user to select the appropriate gamma curve from
four preset gamma curve settings.  In addition, the
Auto Tracing White Balance feature provides images
that are reproduced with the appropriate color balance
in response to changing lighting conditions.
Other convenient features such as Privacy Zone
Masking, Activity Detection, CCD IRIS
®
, and On-Screen
Menu operation are also available to meet the wide
range of video monitoring demands.  What‘s more,
the SSC-DC83 camera features dual-power capability
(AC 24 V and DC 12 V). 
With its outstanding picture quality, the feature-rich
SSC-DC80 Series cameras are ideal for high-end video
monitoring applications such as in train stations,
banks, government facilities, on highways, and in
many more locations!
Offering Outstanding Picture
Quality, the Feature-rich SSC-DC80
Series is Ideal for High-end Video
Monitoring Applications
After
Before
(Mask image)
Privacy Zone Masking Function (images simulated)
(Setup screen)
Images simulated