Sony BRC-AM7 Broadcast PTZ Camera – Black

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BRC-AM7

Advanced PTZ Auto Framing camera with built-in AI analytics delivering flagship image quality. Offering high interoperability with other production systems.

Move your creation forward – Dramatically improved imaging performance

Images captured over a 20x optical zoom range that covers everything from wide angles to close-ups are delivered as high-quality 4K 60p output. In addition, interoperability with existing systems has been improved by incorporating ITU709/709tone, S-Cinetone™, and S-Log3 support.

Built-in AI PTZ Auto Framing

Advanced AI analytics allow subjects to be accurately tracked with smooth, natural-looking framing, making it easier than ever to produce high quality content with less camera operators. Direct pan and tilt drive using newly developed motors results in exceptionally smooth camera operation. This advanced drive system is also remarkably quiet and is ideally suited to situations where silence is a requirement.

Seamless integration with Sony’s system cameras

About The Sony BRC-AM7 Broadcast PTZ Camera – Black
BRC-AM7

Advanced PTZ Auto Framing camera with built-in AI analytics delivering flagship image quality. Offering high interoperability with other production systems.

Move your creation forward – Dramatically improved imaging performance

Images captured over a 20x optical zoom range that covers everything from wide angles to close-ups are delivered as high-quality 4K 60p output. In addition, interoperability with existing systems has been improved by incorporating ITU709/709tone, S-Cinetone™, and S-Log3 support.

Built-in AI PTZ Auto Framing

Advanced AI analytics allow subjects to be accurately tracked with smooth, natural-looking framing, making it easier than ever to produce high quality content with less camera operators. Direct pan and tilt drive using newly developed motors results in exceptionally smooth camera operation. This advanced drive system is also remarkably quiet and is ideally suited to situations where silence is a requirement.

Seamless integration with Sony’s system cameras

The BRC-AM7 is the smallest and lightest camera of its type in the world*, making it easy to install just about anywhere. It is unobtrusive for the same reason, even in multi-camera setups. Additionally, the BRC-AM7 offers broad connectivity and system compatibility with for example S700PTP and free-d protocols.

*Equipped with a 1.0-type image sensor and compatible with 4K 60p as an integrated lens PTZ remote camera. As of April 2024 press announcement. Sony survey.

Dramatically improved imaging performance – An Exmor™ RS image sensor and BIONZ XR™ processing engine deliver outstanding 4K 60p quality

A 1.0-type Exmor™ RS image sensor with approximately 14.0 million effective pixels and the latest BIONZ XR image processing engine work in unison to achieve high resolution with low noise. Textures and materials are rendered with lifelike accuracy.

What’s more, 5K oversampling capability for 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning oversamples approximately 1.7x the required amount of data, producing 4K 60p output with excellent resolution and detail.
BRC-AM7 offers high-resolution 4K HDR imaging, broad dynamic range, and a wide color gamut.
It is possible to record at up to 4K 120p*, allowing the production of impressively smooth 4K slow-motion imagery. Slow motion is a great way to add interest and variation to dynamic sports action.
* Recording only. Additional equipment required for output. Angle of view is reduced by approximately 23%. 4K 120p not available during transfer via PoE++.

New 24-480 mm* integrated lens design covers wide to telephoto

This newly developed built-in lens features a 20x optical zoom range. In addition, Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom offers 30x zoom (720 mm) in 4K and 40x zoom (940 mm) in Full HD. This offers extraordinary range that can easily capture a subject in various situations.
* 35mm full-frame equivalent.

Built-in Variable ND filter for automatic exposure adjustment

Sony’s original built-in electronic variable ND (neutral density) filter allows seamless variation from 1/4 to 1/128 ND, with an auto exposure mode automatically maintaining optimum exposure through lighting variations. Ideal exposure can be maintained when stage lighting changes, for example, without having to adjust iris, shutter, or gain. Also, optimum exposure can be achieved without affecting depth of field in the widest possible range of lighting situations.

Quick colour matching with other Sony’s cameras

Color matching with Sony’s system cameras is simple with ITU709 and 709tone, as well as S-Cinetone and S-Log3 for Cinema Line cameras for seamless multi-camera operation.

Built-in AI PTZ Auto Framing – Highly accurate recognition technology

AI analytics uses detailed human pose, head, face, clothing, and other data to recognise human subjects with high precision. This can be used to automatically control pan, tilt, and zoom to follow an athlete at a sports event, for example. PTZ Auto Framing is smooth and natural-looking, making it possible to work with a smaller camera crew.

High-performance AF and PTZ Auto Framing combined for outstanding subject tracking

The latest Exmor™ RS image sensor and BIONZ XR image processing engine work in unison to achieve outstanding subject detection precision and speed for significantly improved tracking performance. The image sensor has focal plane phase-detection AF in the imaging area, easily focusing on fast-moving subjects with extraordinary speed and precision over a wide area.
PTZ Auto Framing works with this newly adopted AF system to dramatically improve overall AF tracking performance. A performer who is actively moving around on stage can be reliably followed while precise focus is maintained, for example. With this capability, a multi-camera system can be set up to follow individual performers without requiring a correspondingly large camera crew.

Versatile camera work and quiet operation

A direct drive system using newly developed motors allows smooth, detailed control of camera pan and tilt for high-quality visual presentation. These advanced motors work with precision optical encoders to allow pan and tilt speeds ranging from a very slow 0.004 degrees per second to a snappy 180 degrees per second. This broad speed range makes it possible to be used in a various applications.
While these new motors deliver high torque for responsive pan and tilt control, they are also remarkably quiet with a noise criterion rating below NC25*, and can be used without worrying about noise at broadcast studios, ceremonies, weddings, classical concerts, or other events where quiet operation is essential.
* Under Sony’s measurement conditions

PTZ Auto Framing

Bring real, AI-powered auto-tracking to your remote camera shooting. Expand the horizons of your video productions with PTZ Auto Framing.

Seamless integration with Sony’s system cameras – Interoperability with existing systems

The BRC-AM7 supports not only ITU709, 709tone, S-Cinetone and S-Log3 for seamless color matching, but also has great control capability by S700PTP protocol. This allows remote control of Sony’s cameras via Ethernet, so detailed remote control is available from Sony’s RCP series remote control panels or MSU series master setup units. This makes it possible to combine the BRC-AM7 with Sony’s BRC series cameras and/or system cameras to create highly integrated systems with advanced remote-control capability*.
*An MSU unit is required for multi-camera systems.

Installation freedom and flexibility

The BRC-AM7 is the smallest, lightest camera of its kind in the world.* It fits easily in limited spaces where installation of other PTZ cameras might be difficult or impossible. This product is less likely to be noticed if it appears in a shot in a multi-camera installation. The BRC-AM7 also has a standard 1/4-20 UNC screw socket for tripod mounting and the same 3/8-16 UNC screw socket as other system cameras for accessory attachment.
*Equipped with a 1.0-type image sensor and compatible with 4K 60p as an integrated lens PTZ remote camera. As of April 2024 press announcement. Sony survey

Broad connectivity

In addition to 12G SDI primary output, 3G SDI is provided for monitoring. The BRC-AM7 offers a variety of video output options such as optical-fiber 12G SDI available via an SFP slot, and HDMI. Audio input can be connected via a pair of 3-pin XLR type connectors or a 3.5 mm stereo jack, providing plug-in compatibility.

Power can be supplied via a standard 4-pin XLR connector, or a PoE++* network connection without the need for additional wiring in environments where a power infrastructure is not available.

* IEEE802.3bt (Type 4 Class 8) compliant.

The BRC-AM7 has dual memory slots that are both compatible with CFexpress Type A and SDXC memory cards.* Slot A and Slot B accept CFexpress Type A and UHS II/UHS I SDXC memory cards for high-speed storage and retrieval of large volumes of data. The dual memory slots also allow simultaneous recording, relay recording, and proxy recording.

* Not compatible with CFexpress Type B memory cards. Internal recording and playback are not available when powered via PoE++.

Expanding creative possibilities

free-d compliant camera tracking information output (pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris) allows the camera’s position in 3DCG space to be output so that its motion can be replicated in virtual VR/AR systems. This makes high-level virtual production available for news programmes, events, and much more.
SRT/RTMP/RTMPS/RTSP, NDI|HX, and optical fiber communication are supported, allowing 4K 60p output and remote control via an IP network.

Camera
Imaging Device (Type) 1.0-type Exmore RSTM CMOS sensor
Built-in Optical Filters Clear, linear variable ND (1/4ND~1/128ND)
Recording Format (Video) XAVC HS : HEVC Long, XAVC S-I : AVC Intra, XAVC S : AVC Long
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 24bits, 48kHz, 4CH
Focus Type Phase-detection AF / Contrast-detection AF
Zoom Optical Zoom : 20x
Clear Image Zoom : 1.5 x at QFHD resolution, 2.0 x at FHD resolution
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) f = 24 mm~480 mm
Gamma Curve S-Cinetone, ITU709, 709tone, 709(800%), s709, HLG_Live, HLG_Natural, HLG_Mild, S-Log3
Pan-Tilt Section Pan/Tilt Angle
Pan: -175 deg.~175 deg.
Tilt: -30 deg.~+210 deg.
Pan/Tilt Speed
Pan: 0.004 deg./s~180 deg./s
Tilt: 0.004 deg./s~180 deg./s
Operation Noise : NC25 or less1
Preset position : 100
PTZ Auto Framing Yes
Output Format 12G-SDI
3840 x 2160 : 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1920 x 1080 : 59.94p, 50p, 59.97i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 29.95PsF, 25PsF, 23.98PsF
3G-SDI
1920 x 1080 : 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HDMI 3840 x 2160 : 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1920 x 1080 : 59.94p, 50p, 59.97i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
720 x 480 : 59.94p
720 x 576 : 50p
Network/IP Streaming
Protocols RTSP, RTMP, VISCA over IP, SRT, NDI-HX
Input/Output
Media Type CFexpress Type A / SD card (x2)
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Mini-phone (φ3.5 mm)
12G-SDI Output BNC (x1), 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI (Level A/B), HD-SDI
3G-SDI Output BNC (x1), 3G-SDI (Level A), HD-SDI
HDMI Output Type-A connector (x1)
Genlock Input BNC (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω
TC Input/TC Output BNC (x1), TC IN only
Optical Output2 SFP+ compliant (x1)
Network RJ-45 (LAN) (x1), 1000BASE-T
Remote Control RJ-45 (OPTION) (x1), Red Tally IO / Green Tally IO
RJ-45 (RS-422) (x2), VISCA IN, VISCA OUT
DC Input =XLR-type 4-pin (male)
General
Power requirements XLR-DC IN : 11 V~17 V
PoE++ : 41.1 V~57.0 V (IEEE802.3bt Type 4 Class 8 compliant)
Operating Temperature 0 ℃~40 ℃
Storage Temperature -20 ℃~+60 ℃
Dimensions (W x H x D) 168.7 x 225.2 x 192.3 mm3
Mass Approx. 3.7 kg
Size of Screw Hole for Tripod 3/8-16UNC (x1), 1/4-20UNC (x1)
Web App PC / Tablet (Windows / Mac / iPad / Android)
Notes
*1 Sony measurement conditions.
*2 Output is same as 12G-SDI, output only.
*3 Without projecting object and rubber feet.

A new built-in Web App
Enabling control camera pan, tilt, zoom, focus, iris, ND filter density, recording, and playback from a web browser running on a tablet or computer.

Intuitive tracking operation
Touch Tracking is also supported via the Web App*, for intuitive AF control.
* Auto Focus mode is not available when PTZ Auto Framing is in use. Auto Focus only maintains focus on the framed subject.

Compatible with RM-IP500*
Optional RM-IP500 remote camera controller for PTZ cameras can provide precise joystick control of pan, tilt, zoom, focus, and iris.
*Sold separately

Built-in four-color tally lamp
Tally lamp can give performers and staff in the studio more information about camera status in multi-camera systems for smooth, efficient operation.

TC IN / GENLOCK terminal
Simplifies integration with other systems in multi-camera broadcast environments.

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