Sony HDW-S280/1 (HDW S280) HDCAM Portable Video Tape Recorder
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HDCAM Recorder, half-rack width with Betacam SP and Betacam SX replay capability
Sony recognises that your needs as a programme maker will vary depending upon the type of programme being made. This has driven the development of a multi-format high definition product line-up including HDV for entry-level HD operation, HDCAM for mainstream and prestige productions, CineAlta for 24P applications, and HDCAM SR for productions where only the ultimate quality will suffice.
HDCAM has long been associated with the production of the most prestigious movies, commercials and television programmes. The recent expansion of the HDCAM product line up is now transforming the economics of HD for mainstream television production. New models such as the HDW-730S HDCAM camcorder have made HD acquistion accessible to those working on standard definition budgets.
The HDW-S280/1 portable recorder is the latest addition to the HDCAM line up, and operates at the frame rates used for mainstream and prestige programme creation and distribution. It offers 1080-line HDCAM recording and playback at 50i, 59.94i, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF and 29.97PsF rates, removing the need to hold seperate recorders for European and US/Japanese productions.
In addition to AC operation, the HDW-S280/1 can also be battery driven, for use in outside broadcast vehicles, helicopters, cars etc. It also makes business sense even when post production and programme distribution remains at 625/50 standard definition. An inbuilt HD to SD downconverter provides a standard definition output from your high quality HDCAM original recordings.
Compatible replay of Betacam, Betacam SP and Betacam SX tapes completes the feature set to smooth your transition to the world of high definition.
Power Requirements:
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
DC 12V
Power Consumption:
AC Operation: approx 80W
Operating Temperature:
5C to 40C ( 41F to 104F)
Storage Temperature:
-20C to 60C (-4F to 140F)
Operating Humidity:
25% to 80%
Approx. 6 kg
210 mm x 132 mm x 425 mm
Recording Format:
HDCAM (1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF)
Replay Formats
HDCAM (1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 29.97PsF)
Betacam SX (625/50i and 525/59.94i)
Betacam SP (625/50i and 525/59.94i)
Betacam (625/50i and 525/59.94i)
HDCAM Recording Duration
Up to 48 minutes (50Hz) with S-cassette
Up to 40 minutes (59.94 Hz) with S-cassette
Playback Time
Up to 48 minutes (50Hz) with S-cassette
Up to 40 minutes (59.94Hz) with S-cassette
Up to 62 minutes with S-cassette
Up to 36 minutes (50Hz) with S-cassette
Up to 30 minutes (59.94Hz) with S-cassette
Video Input Signals
Analogue reference
1 x BNC with loop through
1 x BNC with loop through for monitor (SMPTE 292M) 1.485Gbps
Video Output Signals
Analogue composite
2 x BNC (one with character display)
2 x BNC (one with character display)
2 x BNC (both with character display)
Audio Input Signals
Analogue audio
2 x XLR 3-pin
Time Code
1 x BNC
Audio Output Signals
Analogue audio
2 x XLR 3-pin
Time Code
1 x XLR 3-pin
Monitor output
2 x XLR 3-pin
Remote Control
RS-422A IN
D-sub 9-pin
Video Control
D-sub 9 pin (for optional HKDV-900)
Round type 4-pin (supplies power to optional BVR-3 Remote Controller)
HDCAM recording and playback HDCAM uses intra-frame DCT compression using a compression ratio of about 7:1. There are four channels of 48kHz digital audio at 20-bit resolution.
Multiple recording frame rates The HDW-S280/1 can record and replay at 1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF and 29.97PsF. Selection of each format is via a set-up menu in the recorder.
Compatible replay of standard definition digital cassettes Both 625/50 and 525/60 Betacam, Betacam SP and
Betacam SX cassettes can be replayed.
Built-in up and down converters The HDW-S280/1 has a built in HD to SD downconverter and a built-in SD to HD upconverter. Downconversion allows tapes shot in HDCAM to be output in standard definition for subsequent post production or distribution. Upconversion allows Betacam and Betacam SX material from tape to be output from the
HDW-S280/1 in high definition.
Simple editing operation Assemble and back-space editing are provided by the
HDW-S280/1. Please note that absolute frame accuracy cannot be guaranteed during editing.
AC, DC and battery operation The HDW-S280/1 can be operated using mains AC power. It can also accept 12V DC power from an external DC power adapter, and can be run using batteries.
Built-in LCD monitoring An LCD monitor is built into the front panel of the HDW-S280/1. This can be used to view the video signal input to the recorder, the video signal being replayed from tape or the operational menus of the VTR.
Compact chassis The HDW-S280/1 uses a half rack width chassis for portable operation, or for installation into locations where space is limited. The HDW-S280/1 can record and replay small cassettes only.
Remote Control The HDW-S280/1 can be operated using an external controller via its 9-pin interface.
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