HDCAM recording and playback - 1080/59.94i, 50i, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 23.98PsF and 24PsF Legacy playback of Digital Betacam and MPEG IMX Built-in up converter and down converter Simple control panel with color LCD panel which can display audio level meter, time data and playback/recording picture Up to 3 packets of VANC metadata recording and playback Non-audio data such as Dolby-E or AC3 can be recorded DMC, Pre-read, audio split and audio cross-fade editing RS-422 connector is equipped for Sony 9pin remote control Option HKDW-104 enables 3-2 pull down output or 720P conversion output Option HKDW-105 enables to record HDV input via i.LINK input onto HDCAM tape
The HDCAM format uses the same 12.65-mm width tape as the conventional Betacam series. It provides high definition images, offering up to two hours of recording. High-quality 20bit/48kHz digital audio is supported in HDCAM format and there are four digital audio input/output channels.
Digital Betacam or MPEG IMX recorded tapes can be played back and the VTR can output SD and HD signals at the same time by using SD to HD built-in up converter.
\nControl panel with LCD display
The control panel contains an LCD display unit to display various types of information including time data. The display mode can be changed to show the video which is currently recorded or played back.
You can use the function buttons on the LCD display and the MULTI CONTROL knob to easily carry out many of the operations and make many of settings supported by the unit. The current settings can be checked on the LCD display.
This allows automatic editing with a varying playback speed memorized beforehand for an edit segment.
This allow you to playback pre-recorded video and audio material, edit it by applying effects with an external device, and then recorded in real time on the same tape.
In audio editing, you can fade the audio track. You can select cut-in, fade-in, fade-out or cross-fade.
\nBuilt-in down converter
This unit has HD to SD down converter function and can output SD SDI and analog composite signals as well as HD SDI.
\nRemote control function
This unit can be controlled from an external remote controller or editor through an interface complying with RS-422A (Sony 9pin). Additionally a parallel (50pin) interface is also fitted as standard, supporting easy external control through the parallel interface.
\n3-2 pull down playback and 720P output function (optional)
The HKDW-104 option board can be installed in this unit to carry out 3-2 pull down playback and 720P output.
\nHDV (i.LINK) input (optional)
The HKDW-105 option board can be installed in this unit to record the i.LINK (HDV) signals from HDV devices onto HDCAM tapes.