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Sony HVR-1500A HDV VTR
Cat No: sony_hvr-1500a
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Half-rack sized VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. which is effectively a DSRDSR: Model number prefix for Sony DVCAM professional grade equipment-1500A with added HDV record and playback capabilities. Also plays DVCPRO 25. IEEE-1394IEEE-1394: The standard for a digital connection or bus used to transfer data between two independent systems. The 1394a standard provides 400-Mbps bandwidth and the reach is limited to 3 or 4 meters. The 1394b standard extends the bandwidth to 800 Mbps and the reach to a whole-house environment. 'Firewire' and HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables i/o with RS-422RS-422: A serial data standard which allows one transmitter to send communication data to up to 10 receivers control capability.

Recording/playback performance
Recording format:60i system: 1080/60i*1, 480/60i*1 (NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries)
50i system: 1080/50i, 576/50i (PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
Playback & down conversion format:60i system: 1080/60i*1, 480/60i*1 (NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries)
50i system: 1080/50i, 576/50i (PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
Tape speed
HDV/DV SP:60i system: 18.812 mm/s
50i system: 18.831 mm/s
DVCAM:60i system: 28.193 mm/s
50i system: 28.221 mm/s
Playback/recording time
HDV/DV SP:Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container, Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
DVCAM:Max. 184 min with PDV-184N CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container, Max. 40 min with PDVM-40N CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Fast forward/rewind time:Approx. 3 min with PHDV-276DM and PDV-184N CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Video Input
DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. video (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x1)
HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables: 60i system/50i system: SMPTESMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the film and television industries. Evertz is a sustaining member of this engineering organization 292M compliant
SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables 60i system: Conforms to Serial DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Interface (270Mb/s), SMPTESMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the film and television industries. Evertz is a sustaining member of this engineering organization 259M
50i system: Conforms to Serial DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Interface (270Mb/s), ITUITU: The United Nations regulatory body governing all forms of communications. ITU-R (previously CCIR) regulates the radio frequency spectrum, while ITU-T (previously CCITT) deals with the telecommunications standards-R BT. 656
AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. video
Ref. video (HD/SD) (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2, loop-through connection)*3
60i system:
HD: bipolar Tri-level SyncTri-level Sync: An HDTV synchronization signal, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative
SD: black BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. or CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL. sync, 0.286 Vp-p , 75 ohms , sync negative
50i system:
HD: bipolar Tri-level SyncTri-level Sync: An HDTV synchronization signal, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative
SD: black BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. or CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL. sync, 0.3 Vp-p , 75 ohms , sync negative
ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods.*2 (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x3)*3: 60i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (75% color bars) B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (75% color bars)
50i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (100% color bars) B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (100% color bars)
CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL.*2 (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2, loop-through connection)*3 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component*2 (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2)*3
60i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (at BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. level)
50i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms (at BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. level)
Audio Input
DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. audio: AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2) Conforms to AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries-3id-1995
Analog audio*2:Audio (XLR 3-pin female x2) 60i system: +4/0/-6 dBu high ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance, balanced 50i system: +4/0/-3/-6 dBu, high ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance, balanced
Video Output
DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. video
HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2) Conforms to Serial DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Interface (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s), SMPTESMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the film and television industries. Evertz is a sustaining member of this engineering organization 292M SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2)
60i system: Conforms to Serial DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Interface (270 Mb/s), SMPTESMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the film and television industries. Evertz is a sustaining member of this engineering organization 259M
50i system: Conforms to Serial DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Interface (270 Mb/s), ITUITU: The United Nations regulatory body governing all forms of communications. ITU-R (previously CCIR) regulates the radio frequency spectrum, while ITU-T (previously CCITT) deals with the telecommunications standards-R BT.656
Analog video
ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. (HD) (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x3)*4 Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. (SD) (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x3)*4 60i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (75% color bars) B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (75% color bars) 50i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (100% color bars) B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms , (100% color bars)
CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL. (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x1)*4 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2)*4 60i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms (at BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. level) 50i system: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 ohms (at BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. level) MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. video (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x1)
CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL., 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms , sync negative, with superimposed text information
Audio Output
DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. audio:AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems (BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x2) Conforms to AEC-3id-1995
AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. audio:Audio (XLR 3-pin male x2) 60i system: +4/0/-6 dBu, 600 kohms loading, low ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance balanced 50i system: +4/0/-3/-6 dBu, 600 kohms loading, low ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance, MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. (RCA pin x1) 60i system: -infinity to -11 dBu ?1 dB (-20 dBFS), 47 kohms , unbalanced 50i system: -infinity to -9 dBu ?1 dB (-18 dBFS), 47 kohms , unbalanced
Headphones (JM-60 jack x1) 60i system: -infinity to -13 dBu (-20 dBFS), 8 ohms , unbalanced 50i system: -infinity to -11 dBu (-18 dBFS), 8 ohms , unbalanced
i.LINK Interface:i.LINK 6-pin x1*5 IEEE 1394-based
Time Code Input/Output--
TC In:BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x1 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 kohms, unbalanced
TC Out:BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard type x1 2.2 Vp-p ?3 dB (when 600 ohms terminated), unbalanced
Remote
RS-422A:D-sub 9-pin (female) x1
Control-S (SIRCS):Stereo Mini JackMini Jack: 3.5mm jack plug and socket system. x1
General
Mass:Approx. 6.9 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D):211x 130 x 420 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x16 5/8 inches)
Power requirement:AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:Approx. 60 W
Operating temperature:5 ?C to 40 ?C (41 ?F to 104 ?F)
Storage temperature:-20 ?C to +60 ?C (-4 ?F to +140 ?F)
Operating relative humidity:Less than 80%
Storage relative humidity:Less than 90%

HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) Specification
The HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) specification* for the HDV format features 1,080 effective scanning lines (InterlaceInterlace: System of making up a complete TV picture by scanning half of the total number of lines making up the frame in one pass of the electron beam, followed by a scan of the missing interleaving lines to complete the field. scanning system) and 1,440 HorizontalHorizontal: The number of horizontal lines which are used to make up one full frame (two fields) of a video picture. The greater the number of lines the better defined the picture. pixels. It adopts the MPEG-2MPEG-2: A digital video and audio compression (encoding) technique defined by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG). CompressionCompression: A mathematical method of reducing the amount of digital information needed to re-create a television picture or frame. format (MP@ H-14 for video),which uses 8-BitBit: A binary representation of 0 or 1. One of the quantized levels of a pixel. DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. recording with a sampling rate of 4:2:04:2:0: A set of sampling frequencies in the ratio 4:2:0, used to digitise the luminance and colour difference components (Y,R-Y,B-Y) of a video signal. Used in PAL DVCAM recording.. MPEG-1 Audio Layer II is used as the audio CompressionCompression: A mathematical method of reducing the amount of digital information needed to re-create a television picture or frame. format, allowing for two-channel recording with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz/16-BitBit: A binary representation of 0 or 1. One of the quantized levels of a pixel.. The HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) specification provides the high picture quality required for HDTV programme production.

*The HDV format also defines the HDV 720p720p: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 720 vertical lines by 1,280 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in progressive format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) specification,which features 720 effective scanning lines (ProgressiveProgressive: A picture-scanning process where all the lines of the image are scanned by every vertical scan. scanning system) and 1,280 HorizontalHorizontal: The number of horizontal lines which are used to make up one full frame (two fields) of a video picture. The greater the number of lines the better defined the picture. pixels.

The Right Media for Optimum HDV Content
As a member of the proven DV family of formats, the HDV format was developed from the outset to be compatible with all grades of DV videocassette tape. The DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. MasterMaster: First generation recording. Tape has been designed and tested with HDV VTRs for outstanding performance. It is an ideal and reliable choice for affordable HD productions across a wide variety of environments.

Switchable Recording: HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.)/DVCAM/DV and 60i/50i
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A can be switched between HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.)*, DVCAM and DV (SP)** recording modes, providing full flexibility to record in either standard definition or high definition depending on your production needs. In addition, it can be switched between 50i and 60i systems, eliminating the need for two separate VTRs, one for each standard.

* In HDV mode, EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. capabilities are not available.
** The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A supports DV (SP) mode only; DV (LP) mode is not available. Assemble or InsertInsert: Editing where material replaces a section within the existing recording. EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. is not supported in DV (SP) mode.

Playback Compatibility with DV (25 Mb/s) Family Formats
For operational versatility, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A is designed to play back DV (25 Mb/s) family format recorded tapes without a mechanical adaptor and without having to switch playback modes on the menu. DVCPROâ¿¢ 25 recorded tapes (M-size cassettes) can also be played back.

Long Recording Time
The HDV format adopts the same track pitch and tape speed as the DV format, thus offering the same recording time - a maximum of 276 minutes when recording on a PHDV-276DM DigitalMaster standard CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container tape and 63 minutes when recording on a PHDVM-63DM DigitalMaster mini CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container tape. The DVCAM format adopts a wider track pitch than the HDV/DV format (15 üm compared to 10 üm), and offers a maximum recording time of 184 minutes on a PDV-184N standard CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container tape and 40 minutes on a PDVM-40N mini CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container tape.

Up-conversion Capability
With the optional HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board installed, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A has an up-conversion capability that allows DV recordings and SD signals* fed to the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A to be converted to 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) or 720p720p: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 720 vertical lines by 1,280 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in progressive format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) signals and then output** from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface. This allows DV recordings to be integrated into existing HD EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems that support the 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) or 720p720p: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 720 vertical lines by 1,280 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in progressive format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) format.

When up-converting the DV recording, the Aspect ratioAspect ratio: Ratio between the width and height of the video image. Standard National Television System Committee (NTSC), phase-alternation line (PAL), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) (standard definition) and digital video broadcasting (DVB) (standard definition) use a 4:3 ratio; ATSC and DVB high-definition formats use a 16:9 format. displayed can be converted from 4:3 to 16:9. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, Edge Crop, or LetterboxLetterbox: Letterbox describes a video frame that the image fails to fill vertically, requiring bars without picture information at the top and/or the bottom of the image.

* DV signals fed to the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A's i.LINK interface cannot be up-converted and output from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface.
** There may be a delay of one FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i). in outputting up-converted signals from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface.

Cross-conversion Capability
With the optional HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board installed, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A has a cross-conversion capability that allows 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) recordings to be converted to 720p720p: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 720 vertical lines by 1,280 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in progressive format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) signals, as well as 720/30P (29.97 frames/s) recordings to be converted to 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s) signals.

These signals are output* from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface. This allows source footage and assets in different HDV formats to be integrated into the same HD EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. system.

* There may be a delay of one FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i). in outputting cross-converted signals from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface.

Down-conversion Capability
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A has a built-in down-conversion capability that allows 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) recordings to be output as 480i480i: Type of standard digital television (SDTV) image that is 480 lines by 720 pixels wide, displayed in interlaced format. (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97-Hz frame rate, as defined by the ATSC standard.) and 576i signals from the i.LINK and SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interfaces. These signals can also be output from the AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods., CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL., or S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component connectors. This allows 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) recordings to be edited using non-linear EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems running DV EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. software or to be viewed on an SD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker.. When down-converting the 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) recording, the Aspect ratioAspect ratio: Ratio between the width and height of the video image. Standard National Television System Committee (NTSC), phase-alternation line (PAL), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) (standard definition) and digital video broadcasting (DVB) (standard definition) use a 4:3 ratio; ATSC and DVB high-definition formats use a 16:9 format. displayed can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, LetterboxLetterbox: Letterbox describes a video frame that the image fails to fill vertically, requiring bars without picture information at the top and/or the bottom of the image, or Edge crop.

HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables Interface
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A provides HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables input/output capability. 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s) or 1080/50i HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signal can be input in real time and these HDV recordings can be output in normal playback and search modes.

AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. or AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL. signals that are down-converted from 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) HDV recordings can also be output from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface. 720/60P (59.94 frames/s) and 720/50P signals that are up-converted from DV recordings or cross-converted from 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) HDV recordings can also be output from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface in normal playback and search modes. Time code and audio signals are embedded in this HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signal. This interface allows operators to record programmes directly from HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables-based EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems such as the HDCAMHDCAM: A Sony HDTV component digital video recording format that uses data conforming to the ITU-R709 standard. Records on 1/2" magnetic tape and XDCAM HD systems.

The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A can be utilized as a recorder that receives signals from a remote camera such as BRC Series camera. This interface also allows operators to integrate HDV footage and assets easily into existing HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables-based EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems.

SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables Interface
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A also provides SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables input*/output capability. Time code and audio signals are embedded in the SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signal. This allows the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A to connect with a wide variety of DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. equipment including SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables-based EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems.

* SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signals fed to the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A's SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface cannot be up-converted to HDV signals for recording to tape or to HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signals for output from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface.

AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems Interface
For professional DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. audio needs, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A offers AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. audio inputs/outputs.

i.LINK Interface
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A is equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK* ** interface. This allows it to transfer DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. video, audio and command signals (in HDV, DVCAM, and DV format) to a compatible VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. or non-linear EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. system via just a single cable.

* i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact Sony's local office.

** DVCAM/DV signals fed to the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A's i.LINK interface cannot be up-converted to HDV signals for recording to tape or to HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables signals for output from the HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables interface.

AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. Interfaces
As standard, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A provides AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. output interfaces for video and audio. These include CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL., ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. and S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component (Y/C) outputs and two channels of audio output (via XLR connectors).

Using these interfaces, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A can act as a source feeder for an AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. system and as a simple playback viewer in various applications such as broadcast studios, OB vehicles and production offices. By installing the optional HVBK-1505 AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. Input Board, a full range of AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. video and audio inputs also become available, allowing a smooth transition to DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. systems.

Quick Response Mechanism
Quick mechanical response is an essential requirement for professional video production. The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A provides this feature by using a reliable direct reel and DrumDrum: Mechanical assembly containing the headwheel in a helical scan VTR. motor mechanism.

Fast forward and rewind speeds are an impressive 85 times normal play speed. In HDV mode, the colour picture search* speeds are ±8 and ±24 times normal play speed and in DVCAM mode they are between -60 and +60 times normal play speed. In EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. environments, where speed and time are critical, this mechanism reduces the frustration editors often feel when they are searching for specific scenes.

* The colour picture search function can be controlled through the RS-422A interface.

Tape and HeadHead: Devices for the recording and retrieval of magnetic information. VTR's can employ several kinds of head; rotating video heads an audio head, a control head and an erase head. Cleaner for Reliable Operation
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A incorporates a tape cleaner that adopts a high-grade sapphire blade. This tape cleaner helps prevent signal dropouts by cleaning away particles that accumulate while the tape is running.

The recorder also incorporates a HeadHead: Devices for the recording and retrieval of magnetic information. VTR's can employ several kinds of head; rotating video heads an audio head, a control head and an erase head. cleaner to maintain the performance of the DrumDrum: Mechanical assembly containing the headwheel in a helical scan VTR. heads. These cleaners improve the reliability of recording and playback.

Built-in 2.7-inch LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker.
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A is equipped with a 2.7-inch* colour LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. with a high ResolutionResolution: Ability of the picture to resolve fine detail. The greater the resolution the sharper the picture. of 211 K dots. This allows operators to view the input source during recording and check the playback picture in a 16:9 widescreen Aspect ratioAspect ratio: Ratio between the width and height of the video image. Standard National Television System Committee (NTSC), phase-alternation line (PAL), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) (standard definition) and digital video broadcasting (DVB) (standard definition) use a 4:3 ratio; ATSC and DVB high-definition formats use a 16:9 format.. It can also display the 4-channel audio level meters and time code, as well as setup menus for video, audio and VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. settings. Three different display modes can be selected.

*Viewable area, measured diagonally.

Auto Repeat
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A has a convenient auto repeat function. This enables the VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. to automatically rewind the tape to either the beginning of the tape or to a user-defined index point and to start playback again from there. Repeat start and stop index points can also be defined by setting time code values.

Assign Button
Functions frequently used for VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. operations can be assigned to an ASSIGN button located on the front panel of the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A.

DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. Slow Motion and Jog Sound (in DVCAM mode)
When used with an EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. controller, such as Sony's RM-280 Edit ControllerEdit Controller: Electronic console which allows the EDITOR to assemble or insert sections of a programme. Special effects and other ancilliary equipment may be controlled by this unit., the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A can provide excellent DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. slow motion and jog sound for DVCAM recordings. It offers variable speed playback within the range of -0.5 to +0.5 times normal play speed. This allows operators to locate EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. points quickly and accurately using noiseless slow-motion playback pictures.

Picture Search (in HDV mode)
With an EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. controller, such as Sony's RM-280 Edit ControllerEdit Controller: Electronic console which allows the EDITOR to assemble or insert sections of a programme. Special effects and other ancilliary equipment may be controlled by this unit., the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A provides a convenient colour picture search function for HDV recordings.* [br][br]* In HDV mode, audio jog search is not supported and video jog search is supported in forward mode only.

Picture Search Using Menu Keys
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A provides a picture search function via the menu keys on its front panel. By pressing the forward arrow/ B and back arrow/ A buttons, forward and reverse search of 8 and 10 times normal play speed is available in HDV and DVCAM/DV modes, respectively. The up arrow and down arrow buttons allow FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i).-by-FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i). picture search, as well as slow-motion playback.

Audio Level Control
Audio levels can be adjusted via the control knobs on the front panel. In recording mode, the input audio level of the AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. XLR, SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables, AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems and i.LINK*14 interfaces can be adjusted. [br][br]In playback mode, the AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. XLR, SD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables, HD-SDISDI: Serial Digital Interface. A bit-serial digital interface for SDTV component signals operating at data rates ranging from 19.4Mb/s up to 540Mb/s. The SDI interface is standardized in SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 310M and can be carried over coaxial and fiber optic cables, AESAES: Audio Engineering Society. AES is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the audio industries/EBUEBU: European Broadcasting Union. EBU is an organisation of European broadcasters that among other activities provides technical recommendations for the 625/50 line television systems and i.LINK* output audio levels can be controlled. [br][br]* In HDV mode, the input/output audio levels cannot be adjusted.

RS-422A Control
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A is equipped with an RS-422A interface, which is the industry standard for professional EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying.. This allows the VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder. to interface with other VTRs from Sony, EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. controllers such as Sony's RM-280 Edit ControllerEdit Controller: Electronic console which allows the EDITOR to assemble or insert sections of a programme. Special effects and other ancilliary equipment may be controlled by this unit. and non-linear EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems. The RS-422A offers FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i).-accurate InsertInsert: Editing where material replaces a section within the existing recording. and assemble EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. in DVCAM mode. It can also be used for source feeding* in HDV mode. [br][br]* The availability of FRAMEFRAME: A single stationary television or film image. In European television 25 frames per second are scanned to give the impression of continuous movement. Each frame may be composed of two interlaced fields in order to provide smoother motion (50i).-accurate control is dependent on the connected EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. controller. For information on compatible EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. controllers, please contact Sony's local office.

HD and SD Reference Inputs
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A accepts both HD and SD reference signals. The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A has a time code input/output capability to synchronise time code when making tape copies.

Built-in Signal Generator
Equipped with a built-in signal generator, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A can generate Colour BarsColour Bars: Specific strips of colour used to test image quality. or black BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. for video and a 1-kHz tone or silent signal for audio. These signals can be recorded to tape when the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-1500A is operating in DVCAM or DV mode* to create a pre-striped tape prior to EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying.. They can also be output from the AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. and DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. interfaces to adjust other equipment in the system. [br][br]* Recording these signals to tapes in the HDV format is not available.

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