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Sony HDW-500

SONY / HDW-500
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Item #:EQ703382U
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Equipment Description:
Fair Condition - Low hours

Model Description:

Equipment Details

H1: op's 10346
H2: Drum 1055
H3: Tape run 350
H4: Thread 1759
H12: Drum (R)1055
H13: Tape (R) 650

Model Details

Ideal for studio applications where robust high-definition is the ultimate goal, Sony's HDW-500 HDCAM Studio VTR will accept both 1920 x 1080 and 1920x 1035 video standards. The VTR will operate in record and/or playback at either 59.94 Hz or 60 Hz field rates, and can be synchronized with the525-line black burst signal (59.94 Hz). It features 4 channels of AES/EBU digital audio. The unit's also equipped with dynamic tracking providing broadcast quality playback over the range -1 to +2x Playspeed.


  • HD-SDI
  • Video and audio pre-read
  • Full-featured menu-driven control panel with dedicated audio metering and level controls
  • Switchable inputs
  • Optional 525 down-converter board
  • Slow-motion processor option board
  • Provides multiple high-quality, component or composite SDI O/Ps and a single analog composite O/P.
  • Provides high-quality HD slow motion over the range of -1 to +2 play speed for sports events and other applications.
  • Efficient operation and small size reduces system costs; five rack unit height, 77 lbs., 230 watts. * HD-SDI: Provides an uncompressed, 10-bit, digital component SMPTE-292M HD serial data stream with a bit rate of 1.5 Gbps.
  • Enables the efficient use of VTRs in any production environment; the VTR incorporates this feature as standard through the use of a set of preread (advance) heads.
  • Features two switchable inputs; the main input is HD-SDI, and the other is a dub (STDI) input; supports HD at both the 59.94 and 60 fields per second, as well as the 525 line standard.
  • Size (W x H x D): 427mm x 237mm x 520mm (16.8" x 9.3" x 20.5")
  • Power requirements: 90V ~ 264V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 230W
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
  • Storage temperature: -20° - 60° C
  • Storage humidity: 20% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Operating humidity: 25% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Mass: 77 lbs.
  • Standby on Start: 0.5 seconds
  • Fast forward/rewind time: 180 seconds
  • Loading/unloading time: 6 seconds

Additional Detailed Information:

Accessory Products

* HKDV503 Video Remote Control for the HDW-500 
   Video remote controller for HDW-500. Permits separate control of the HD, D-1 and D-2 outputs. Also enables the control of various image enhancement features. Multiple memory addresses enable a number of settings to be saved.

* HKDV505 Pre-Read Edit Confidence Board 
   HKDV-505 Pre-read Edit Confidence Board. Board contains a second playback signal system. Allows VTR to decode the O/P of the Video Confidence heads when the VTR is in Pre-read and the main Playback Signal system is decoding the O/P of the advance head. Option is unique to the HDW-500.

* HKDV501 525 Down Converter HDW-500 Option Board 
   525 Downconverter-HDW-500 internal option board. High quality downconverter that provides either a 4:2:2 or a digital composite output.

* HKDV502 HD Line Converter Board 
   Converts 1035 line video to 1080 line video or 1080 line video to 1035 line video. Improves picture quality for slow motion playback.

* RMM110 Rack Mount Kit for PVW

* HKDV504 HKDV-504 HDSDI Dubbing Interface Board 
   HKDV-504 HDSDI Dubbing Interface Board. Packages video data plus 4 channels of audio data into an HDSDI wrapper. Used to move data between machines without decompression and recompression. Allows dubbing and cuts only editing to be made without generation loss.

* HKDV506 SDTI Interface Board Option for HDW-500 
   HKDV-506 SDTI Interface Option Board. Packages compressed video data plus 4 uncompressed channels of audio data using SDTI at 270 Mbps. Used to move data between machines without decompression and recompression. Allows dubbing and cuts only editing to be made without generation loss. Can be used with conventional SDTV routers. 

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