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Digital Betacam Camcorders

Sony DVW-709WS

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BCS Price: $29,350.00
Item #:EQ438732U
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Model Description:
Digital Betacam Camcorder for EFP. Switchable 4:3/16:9 Power HAD 1000 CCD IT.

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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