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Required : High Quality Camera for Student Union to cover events

Posted By Administration, Sunday, February 07, 2010
To get a high quality camera for the Student’s Union (Dept of CCTV) to cover various events in the campus.  

The Dept. of CCTV currently covers all major events during the college festivals like Oasis and Apogee. Events like Rocktaves, Fash-p, Razmattazz, Mithali, Prof Shows, inauguration ceremony, closing ceremony and many more are recorded, edited, distributed and archived by them. For huge events like the ones in auditorium the camera is taken from the Languages group. The camera not being a property of Student's Union has to be requisitioned and at times it is unavailable. Also, the technology it uses is outdated and is unable to provide high digital format.

Once a video has been shot, it goes to next stage of trans coding and encoding, both of which requires tape as well as the camera. Due to unavailability of camera and outdated technology quite often, they had to deliver unedited, distorted quality videos that too of only limited events. An alternative can be the Video lab's cameras. Video Lab presently has three cameras, two of which are handy cams and can’t even record sound in Lecture theatre properly and are extremely inefficient in auditorium and the third one being based upon very old technology is unable to provide even the standard form of output. All three are distributed at a very low, pixelated and distorted quality of video.

If the Student’s Union has a camera of it’s own then the Department of CCTV would be in a condition to cover major events without any problem and at the same time will be able to cover major mid-sem events like academic conferences and seminars.  

The following are the details of the camera we propose :

Camera model : Sony HVR Z7 (HDV cam) : $6850.00
Accessories :
  1. Necessary
    1. HVLLBPA High Performance LED Video Light - $622.00
    2. 32GB Transcend 200x+ Compact  Flash card - $200
    3. Compatible Tripod (Sony one is too expensive)
    4. Transit case
  2. Optional
    1. MDR7506 Professional Studio Headphones - $130.00
Estimated Cost
The exact cost is still being worked out, but it will come to something around Rs. 4,00,000 /- 


Product Details
  • Sony HVR-Z7 HDV Camcorder NTSC
  • HDV Camcorder
  • HDV hand-held camcorder featuring a lens mount
  • Directly record to compact flash cards, via the camera's supplied memory recording unit
  • Signal System : HDV---1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/30p, DVCAM/DV---480/60i (NTSC) 
  • Image Device : 1/3" 3CMOS Exmor Sensor system 
  • Lens : Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 12x (Optical)
    • f = 4.4-52.8mm
    • f = 32-384mm at 16:9 mode
    • f = 39.5-47.4mm (4:3 mode)
  • filter diameter: 72mm 
  • Minimum Illumination : 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter) 
  • Built-in Filters : Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 
  • LCD Monitor 3.2", 16:9, 1,920 X 480
  • Viewfinder 0.45", 16:9, 852 x 480 Resolution 
  • VTR Tape Format :DVCAM Small Cassette
  • HDV Record and Play
  • DVCAM Record and Play
  • DV Record and Play 
  • Tape Speed : HDV 18.8 mm/s, DVCAM 28.2 mm/s, DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s 
  • Maximum Recording Time :
    • HDV 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
    • DVCAM 41 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
    • DV 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
  • Audio Signal Format : HDV MPEG1 Audio Layer II
  • DVCAM/DV 16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode/ 12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode 
  • Power Requirements :
    • Battery Pack: 7.2 VDC
    • AC Adapter: 8.4 VDC 
  • Power Consumption HDV: 7.2W, DVCAM/DV: 6.9W
Item includes
  • 12x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
  • AC-VQ1050 Adapter/Charger
  • NP-F570 infoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery
  • A/V Connecting Cable 
  • Component Video Cable
  • Lens Hood with Cover
  • Shoe Adapter
  • Shoe Kit
  • Eye Cup 
  • RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander
  • ECM-XM1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
  • Operating Instructions CD-ROM
  • HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit Kit
If you are an alumni, and are interested to fund this request, please drop a line to the BITSAA Fundraising Team here : .

Tags:  camera  pilani  student union  video 

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