iShot® FCB-EV7100 3G-SDI OEM Evaluation Kit

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• SMPTE-424M 3G HDSDI Digital Interface
• BNC to MCX cable
• Automatic SONY camera recognition
• Analog HD and SD video output.
• Enhanced HDSDI signal quality
• Video format selection by micro switch
• Embedded Color bar & pathologic charts &
• Embedded cross reticule
• TTL or RS232 VISCA dialog level
• 6 to 12 VDC



iShot® FCB-EV7100 3G-SDI OEM Evaluation Kit

The 3GSDI Interface board with terminated cabling and integrated Sony FCB-EV7100 block camera provides the perfect engineering evaluation kit for immediate plug-and-play use.  SMPTE-424M 3G HDSDI Digital Interface. 

The Sony FCB-EV7100 features a high-performance 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor and a 10x optical zoom lens, achieving superb Full HD 1080/60p (1920 x 1080) picture quality in low-light conditions. The Progressive scan feature assures smoother pictures with reduced blur, best for capturing the utmost details of images in motion.

Full HD (1080/60p) images

The 1/2.8-type Exmor™ CMOS image sensor successfully brings about Full- HD (1920 x 1080) picture quality to the same degree in low-light conditions. The Progressive scan feature assures smoother pictures with reduced blur, best for capturing the utmost details of images in motion.

Rapid 10x optical zoom

The Sony FCB-EV7100 high-quality lens features an F1.8 aperture and 10x optical zoom. Zoom operation is ideal for smooth, rapid transitions from wide area coverage to detailed close-ups in security and surveillance applications.


The Sony FCB-EV7100 features an image stabilizer. Optical/digital zoom enhances picture quality and maintains the original horizontal angle of view; it ensures no compromise in image size and blur reduction.

2D/3D Noise Reduction

Noise reduction technology filters the image's noise for precise results, especially in low-light conditions. Noise reduction settings range from five different levels, and it suits various operating conditions.

Visibility Enhancer and De-fog

This feature enhances Picture quality dynamically and adaptively on a pixel-by-pixel basis while continuously adapting to the scene within the given dynamic range. The de-fog features in the Sony FCB-EV7100 allow more precise viewing in foggy or misty settings.

Wide dynamic range

Wide-D image processing technology allows seeing detailed, clear images in backlit or high-contrast conditions.


The benefits of optimized picture quality in changing light conditions are frequent challenges in round-the-clock security operations. The Sony FCB-EV7100 operates effectively in lighting levels as low as 0.35 lx (ICR on) in high sensitivity mode.

Auto ICR (Auto IR-cut Filter Removal)

The Sony FCB-EV7100 automatically switches from day to night mode in low light conditions; removing the IR-cut filter boosts sensitivity for clear pictures in low-light conditions.

Spherical privacy zone masking

Masked areas are selectively masked and automatically interlocked with the Sony FCB-EV7100 pan/tilt/zoom feature.

HD and SD output modes

Video signal outputs are accessible in HD digital and analog signal and SD formats. They reduce integration cost and complexity by avoiding the need for additional analog/ digital converters. The user can change the Video output modes during regular operation without a hardware reboot of the Sony FCB-EV7100 camera.

One-cable connection for simple integration

A single cable carries HD video signals plus VISCA communication and power supply. Integration flexibility supports both 30-pin micro coaxial (digital output) and 24-pin FFC (analog output) interfaces.

Wide range of features for versatile operation

The Versatile Sony FCB-EV7100 camera operation ensures a wide range of functions and adjustments, including White Balance modes; Picture effects (E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror Image, Color Enhancement); Motion Detection/Alarm; Picture freeze; Temperature readout; Slow AE response; Electronic shutter/ slow shutter; Title display/Camera mode display (English).


About the Board

The 3GSDI Interface board provides camera control for the Sony FCB EV Series of Block Cameras and HDSDI camera control for the EH Block cameras. Component and SD composite analog video outputs are available depending on the camera model. The camera video standard is coded with switches and a serial link (RS232 or TTL level), allowing control of the camera and audio settings— 6 to 12V DC power supply.


  • SMPTE-424M 3G HDSDI Digital Interface
  • BNC to MCX cable
  • Automatic SONY camera recognition
  • Analog HD and SD video output.
  • Enhanced HDSDI signal quality: LOW jitter
  • Video format selection by a micro switch.
  • Embedded Color bar & pathologic charts &
  • Embedded cross reticule
  • TTL or RS232 VISCA dialog level.
  • 6 to 12 VDC protected, and EMC filtered power supply for interface and camera


1.2 Technical Characteristics


  • 1.2.1 LVDS Video Input
  • 4 pairs data LVDS signals and 1 pair clock signal (74,25MHz)
  • Y Cb/Cr 8 bit coding + HVF synchros
  • Video formats : 1080p59,97/50, 1080P29.94/25, 1080i50/60, 720p 50/60, 1080p25/30, 720p25/30 according to camera model
  • KEL USL30 pin connector


1.2.2 Analog audio inputs (option)


  • Two audio channels : Line or microphone level (RS control)
  • Line input (47k ohm impedance) :
  • 0 dBu analog input level for -18dBFS SDI level
  • gain setting from -97dB to + 30dB
  • Microphone input :
  • DC bias voltage up to 2.3V for electret microphones
  • maximal gain:+63dB
  • Fonctions (RS control) : Constant recording volume - Automatic level control (ALC), 2 channels mixing
  • 24bit, 48kHz analog to digital conversion
  • Frequency response : 20Hz – 20kHz +/- x.xdB
  • Noise: -xxxdB
  • Molex 1.25mm 5 pin connector


1.2.3 HDSDI video output


  • 8 bit SDI signal 800mV pp, 75 ohm impedance compliant to SMPTE 424M and 292M
  • Rate : HD = 2.970 Gb/s & 1.485Gb/s.
  • Option 2 audio channels embedded in group 1 (SDI)
  • BNC, SMB, or MCX 75 ohm connector
  • 1.2.4 Analog video output
  • YPbPr and CVBS according to camera
  • Molex 1.25mm 10 pin connector
  • 1.2.5 Serial control
  • TTL (3V3) or RS232 level
  • Molex 1.25mm 10 pin connector
  • 1.2.6 Miscellaneous
  • 6 to 12V DC power supply, about 5W consumption with camera
  • Board dimensions: 45mm x 48mm, three mounting holes diam. 2.5 mm

InterTest, Inc. is an Authorized National Systems Integrator for Sony’s Visual Imaging Products division.


Image Device

1/2.8-type CMOS

Effective Pixels

Approx. 2.38 Mega Pixels

Digital Zoom

10x Optical, 12x (120x with optical zoom)

Horizontal Viewing Angle

67.0°(wide end) to 7.6°(tele end)

Minimum Object Distance

10 mm (wide end) to 800 mm (tele end) (Default: 320 mm)

Sync System


Electronic Shutter

1/1 s to 1/10,000 s, 22 steps

White Balance

Auto, ATW, Indoor, Outdoor, Outdoor Auto, Sodium Vapor Lamp (Fix/Auto/Outdoor Auto), One-push, Manual


Auto/Manual 0 dB to 50.0dB (0 to 28 steps +2 step/ total 15 steps); Max. Gain Limit 10.7 dB to 50.0 dB (6 to 28 steps +2 step/total 12 steps)

Wide Dynamic Range

Yes 130dB

Backlight Compensation


Privacy Zone Masking


Character Generator

20 characters/line, max. 11 lines

Focus System

Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One-push AF, Manual, Interval AF, Zoom Trigger AF, Focus compensation in ICR on

Picture Effects

E-Flip, Nega Art, Black & White, Mirror image, Color enhancement

Exposure Control

Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority & iris priority), Bright, EV compensation, Slow AE

Lens Value

10x optical zoom; f=3.8mm (wide) to 38mm (tele); F1.8 to F3.4

S/N Ratio

More than 50 dB

Minimum Illumination

Color: 1.4 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s) High Sensitivity Mode Color: 0.35 lx (F1.8, AGC on, 1/30 s)

Video Output

Analog: Component (Y/Pb/Pr); Digital: Y/Cb/Cr 4:2:2 via LVDS;

(Signal format conforms to SMPTE 274/SMPTE 296.)

Camera Control Interface

VISCA (CMOS 5 V level; Baud rate: 9.6 Kbps, 19.2 Kbps, 38.4 Kbps, 115.2 Kbps, Stop bit: 1 bit

Dimensions (W x H x D)

45.6 mm x 48.8 mm x 78.0 mm


Approx. 210 g

Operating Temperature

-5 ℃ to +60 ℃

Storage Temperature

-20 ℃ to +60 ℃

Operating Humidity

20% to 80%

Power Consumption

3.4W (zoom/focus inactive); 3.7W (zoom/focus active)

Power Requirements

6.0 V to 12.0 V DC


 Sony_FCB-EV7100_Camera_Manual (2.16 MB)

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