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Digital Betacam Camcorders

Sony DVW-709WS

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BCS Price:$2.00
Item #:EQ441591U
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Equipment Description:
with Fujinon DigiPower A17x7.8BEAM-M28 AT2 IF w/2x lens

Model Description:
Digital Betacam Camcorder for EFP. Switchable 4:3/16:9 Power HAD 1000 CCD IT.

Equipment Details

Drum 141H
Tape 61H
Power on 830H

Also included are tripod plate, original Sony hard caring case, manual for camera and lens.

Model Details

One-piece Switchable 4:3/16:9 Digital Betacam Camcorder for EFP. The camera uses three 16:9 Power HAD 1000 CCD "IT" imagers to produce more than 700 TVL resolution while maintaining f9.0 @ 2000 Lux sensitivity. 12 Bit A/D utilizing 36 MHz Digital Signal Processing ensures the highest picture quality for SDTV field capture. \


  • 12-Bit A/D Higher S/N ratio and improved highlight and low light capability.
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing Includes more features: skin tone iris, skin tone detail, highlight handling, ensures wide dynamic range.
  • Improved User Interface Easier to navigate the menu system and makes faster changes in the field.
  • Scene Files Easier to navigate the menu system and makes faster changes in the field.
  • PowerHADâ„¢ CCD Easier to navigate the menu system and makes faster changes in the field.
  • Shot Data Recording Allow scenes to be logged for more efficient post- production.
  • Turbo Gain Allows up to 48dB-gain boost for ultimate low light imaging. Can be increased up to 7f stops at a moment's notice.
  • Multi-Matrix Control Easily changed to add more flexibility in choosing or adjusting colorimetry of the camcorder.
  • Auto Tracing White Balance This allows automatic tracing of the white balance in situations where the overall colorimetry of the lighting changes. It is a particularly useful feature for continuous shooting that requires the subject to be followed from exterior to interior, i.e. fr
  • Gamma/Black Gamma Control Allows more creative freedom of how contrast is reproduced by the camera system. It also allows emulation of the popular film stocks using pre-programmed "Gamma Cards."
  • TruEyeâ„¢ Allows better color reproduction in highlight areas. This feature is superior to analog processing.
  • Knee Saturation Works with TruEye to maintain accurate colorimetry above the knee point.

  • Weight - Aprox. 11lbs. 1oz. (5kg.)
  • Operating Weight - Aprox. 15lbs.7oz. (7kg.)
  • Power Requirements - DC 12V +5.0V/-1.0V
  • Operating Temperature - 32ºF to 104ºF (0ºC to 40ºC)
  • Storage Temperature -4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to 60ºC)
  • Humidity - 25% to 85% (relative humidity)
  • Continuous Operating Time - Approx. 65 min. (with BP-L60A) Approx. 110 min. (with BP-L90A)
  • Signal Inputs: Genlock Video - BNC type (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75
  • Signal Inputs: Time Code Input - BNC type (x1), 0.5 to 18Vp-p, 10k ohms
  • Signal Inputs: Audio (CH-1/2) - XLR-3-31 type (x2), -60 dBm/+4dBm selectable, high impedance, balanced
  • Signal Outputs: Video Output - BNC type (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75
  • Signal Outputs: Video Test Output - BNC type (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75
  • Signal Outputs: Time Code Output - BNC type (x1), 1.0Vp-p, 75
  • Signal Outputs: Earphone - Mini-jack
  • Signal Outputs: Audio Output - XLR 5-pin male (stereo)
  • Lens - 12-pin
  • Remote - 8-pin
  • Light - 2-pin, DC 12V, max. 50W
  • DC Input - XLR 4-pin (for the optional AC-550)
  • DC Output - 4-pin (for wireless microphone receiver), DC 12V
  • Camcorder Adapter - 40-pin
  • Recording Format - Digital Betacam
  • Tape Speed - 96.7mm/s
  • Playback/Recording Time - Max. 40 min. with BCT-D40 cassette
  • Fast Forward Time - Less than 6 min. with BCT-D40 cassette
  • Rewind Time - Less than 5 min. with BCT-D40 cassette
  • Recommended Tape - Sony Digital Betacam S cassette, BCT-D6/D12/D22/D32/D40 Series
  • Sampling Frequency - Y: 13.5MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75MHz
  • Quantization - 10 bits/sample
  • Error Correction - Reed-Solomon code
  • Error Concealment - Adaptive three dimensional
  • Digital Video Performance Bandwidth - Y: 5.75MHz +/-0.5dB, R-Y/B-Y: 2.75MHz +/-0.5dB
  • S/N Ratio - More than 62dB
  • K-Factor (2T Pulse) - Less than 1%
  • Linearity - Less than 2%
  • Y/R-Y/B-Y Delay - Less than 15ns
  • Digital Audio Performance Sampling Frequency - 48kHz (synchronized with video)
  • A/D and D/A Quantization - 16 bits/sample
  • Frequency Response - Frequency Response
  • Dynamic Range - More than 90dB (emphasis ON)
  • Distortion (at 1kHz, emphasis ON, Reference level) - Less than 0.08%
  • Cross Talk (at 1kHz, reference level) - Less than -70dB
  • Wow & Flutter - Below measurable limit
  • Head Room
  • Emphasis (ON/OFF selectable) - Emphasis (ON/OFF selectable)
  • Analog Audio Performance Frequency Response - 100Hz to 12kHz, +/-3dB
  • Distortion - Less than 15 % (T.H.D. at 1kHz, reference level)
  • Camera Pickup Device - 3-chip 2/3-inch 16:9/4:3 Widescreen PowerHAD IT CCD
  • Picture Elements - 1038 x 504 (H x V)
  • Optical System - F 1.4 prism system
  • Built-in Filters - 1: Clear, 2: ¼ ND, 3: 1/16 ND, 4: 1/64 ND A: Cross, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
  • Shutter Speed - 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (s)
  • Lens Mount - Special bayonet mount
  • Sensitivity (2000lux, 89.9% reflection) - F9.0 (typical) Equivalent to ISO 350
  • Minimum Illumination - Approx. 0.2lux (F1.4 lens, +48dB turbo gain)
  • Vertical Resolution - (Without EVS) 400 TV lines, (With EVS) 450 TV lines
  • Registration - 0.05% (All zones, without lens)
  • Geometric Distortion - Below measurable level (without lens)
  • Warm-up Time - 2 sec.
  • Modulation Depth at 5MHz - More than 55%, More than 65%
  • Viewfinder CRT - 2.0-inch monochrome
  • Controls - BRIGHT control, CONTRAST control, PEAKING control,TALLY, ZEBRA, DISPLAY switches
  • Horizontal Resolution - 450 TV lines
  • Microphone - Ultra-directional (detachable)

Additional Detailed Information:
Product Highlights
  • S/N ratio 65 dB typical
  • Smear level -120 dB

  • Optional: BKDW702 - SDI Output kit for the DVW-709WS/790WS Camcorders
  • Optional: BKDW703 - Picture Cache Board Kit for the DVW-707/709WS/790WS Camcorders
  • Optional: CA701 - SDI and Audio Expansion Adapter
  • Optional: CA702 - Pool Feed/SDI Output Adaptor
  • Optional: CA755 - Triax Adapter for DVW and DNW Camcorders
  • Optional: EWACQ1/RSDP2J - 2 Yr. Ext. Warranty for Cams/Camcorders in list price tier $35,001 - $50K
  • Optional: RMP9 - Sony Remote Control Unit

Additional Information

DVW-790 Manual.pdf

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