For All Standard Formats

Full HD for brilliant images

High Definition Cameras | HDC - Camera platform for all standard video formats up to 1080p60, transmission via 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, lowest latency, 24/7 adaptive control algorithm

 HD video CMOS camera HDC by Kappa optronics, various shapes and adaptations for 3G-SDI

HD video CMOS camera HDC by Kappa optronics, various shapes and adaptations

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Technical portfolio

These full HD cameras offer a format switching function that makes all HD formats adjustable. A large selection of interlace and progressive formats are available, from 1080p/60, 1080p/23.98 to 30 and from 1080i/50 to 60 (3G SDI, SDI, HD-SDI, analog Video).

920 × 1080 pixels increase resolution five times that of standard VGA cameras. Using the HD-SDI (3G SDI) port, 3 Gbit of camera data go directly to the monitor in real time and high resolution.

With 60, 50, 30 und 25 images per second, nothing is lost, without compression or image lag! The 16:9 format enables maximum presence on all monitors. Equipped with 1/2 and 2/3"  CMOS sensors with high light sensitivity and Global Shutter, it’s particularly interesting for dynamic scenes and critical lighting situations.

Compact easy-to-use stand-alone system

The single-cable monitor connection, in drag chain compatible quality, is designed for distances of up to 100 meters. Furthermore, HD-SDI (3G SDI) enables use of existing coaxial cables. Putting the HDC cameras into use is very simple; as with a video system, neither IP addresses nor network structures are necessary. The HD video signal, meeting standard 3G-SDI (SMPTE424M) und HD-SDI (SMPTE292M) guarantees compatibility with all peripherals. International standards are met internally as well. The small, compact design enables form adaptations for different OEM demands.

Rugged quality & development based on design assurance (DO 178, DO 254)

The robust full HD cameras for rough outdoor environments come with protection class IP 67 with high-level protection against frost, saline environments and other environmental effects . The rugged design, with additional qualifications and screw-in C mount, expands the possibilities for use to the most extreme environments, even with high temperature fluctuation as well as vibration and shock.

Fields of application: from driver vision systems to industrial monitoring

Important fields of application for HDC-based full HD cameras: driver vision systems for vehicles, various aviation applications and monitoring, e.g. industrial monitoring.



Full HD 
Standard video formats 1080p, 720p, 480i, bandwidth 1080p/60 (e.g., 3 Gbit)
Transmission via 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI, optical fiber, HOTLink II, Coax Press; 3G SDI (SMPTE424M), HD-SDI (SMPTE292M)
Lowest latency, synchronization
24/7 adaptive control algorithm
Meta data
Format switch
GenICam control with XML files
Design can be certified according to DO-254 / DO-178
Qualified according to DO-160
71 dB Dynamik
Lenses with different focal lengths
Iris control for 24/7 applications (customized)
C-mount, S-mount, custom mount
System integration (lens, housing, adaptions)

Kappa G2G (glass-to-glass) with ultra low latency in 47.4 ms, based onHDC3 camera platform:

  Delta [ms] Sum [ms]
Integration time 16.7 16.7
Frame memory 16.7 33.4
Processing 2.0 35.4
Display 12.0 47.4



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