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Sony HDW-D1800

SONY / HDW-D1800
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Equipment Description:
Good Condition - Optional HDWK-104/5

Model Description:
HDCAM studio editing recorder, playback Digibeta and MPEG IMX. Optional HDWK-104/5

Model Details

Affordable HDCAM studio editing recorder with Digital Betacam and MPEG IMX formats legacy playback.
Capable of Recording and playback HDCAM 1080/59.94i, 50i, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 23.98PsF and 24PsF formats.
3-2 pull down is available by using option board HKDW-104.
This deck inherited all editing functions from HDW-2000 series, such as DMC, audio split, pre-read and audio cross-fade editing.
A color LCD panel on the control panel displays various type of information including audio level meter and time data.
The LCD unit also displays video when playback or recording.
Built-in down converter enables to output 480/59.94i or 576/50i. Also Up converter enables 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i HD output from Digital Betacam or MPEG IMX tape playback. Up to 3 packets of VANC metadata can be recorded and played back. Non-audio recording is available such as Dolby-E or AC3.

By using HKDW-104 option board, 720/50P or 720/59.94P output is available.

The HKDW-105 i.LINK (HDV) input option board can be installed to record the i.LINK (HDV) signals from HDV devices onto HDCAM tapes.

HDCAM recording and playback - 1080/59.94i, 50i, 25PsF, 29.97PsF, 23.98PsF and 24PsF
Legacy playback of Digital Betacam and MPEG IMX
Built-in up converter and down converter
Simple control panel with color LCD panel which can display audio level meter, time data and playback/recording picture
Up to 3 packets of VANC metadata recording and playback
Non-audio data such as Dolby-E or AC3 can be recorded
DMC, Pre-read, audio split and audio cross-fade editing
RS-422 connector is equipped for Sony 9pin remote control

Option HKDW-104 enables 3-2 pull down output or 720P conversion output
Option HKDW-105 enables to record HDV input via i.LINK input onto HDCAM tape


HDCAM formatThe HDCAM format uses the same 12.65-mm width tape as the conventional Betacam series. It provides high definition images, offering up to two hours of recording. High-quality 20bit/48kHz digital audio is supported in HDCAM format and there are four digital audio input/output channels.
Legacy playbackDigital Betacam or MPEG IMX recorded tapes can be played back and the VTR can output SD and HD signals at the same time by using SD to HD built-in up converter.
Control panel with LCD displayThe control panel contains an LCD display unit to display various types of information including time data. The display mode can be changed to show the video which is currently recorded or played back.
Function menuYou can use the function buttons on the LCD display and the MULTI CONTROL knob to easily carry out many of the operations and make many of settings supported by the unit. The current settings can be checked on the LCD display.
DMC editingThis allows automatic editing with a varying playback speed memorized beforehand for an edit segment.
Pre-read editingThis allow you to playback pre-recorded video and audio material, edit it by applying effects with an external device, and then recorded in real time on the same tape.
Cross-fade editingIn audio editing, you can fade the audio track. You can select cut-in, fade-in, fade-out or cross-fade.
Built-in down converterThis unit has HD to SD down converter function and can output SD SDI and analog composite signals as well as HD SDI.
Remote control functionThis unit can be controlled from an external remote controller or editor through an interface complying with RS-422A (Sony 9pin). Additionally a parallel (50pin) interface is also fitted as standard, supporting easy external control through the parallel interface.
3-2 pull down playback and 720P output function (optional)The HKDW-104 option board can be installed in this unit to carry out 3-2 pull down playback and 720P output.
HDV (i.LINK) input (optional)The HKDW-105 option board can be installed in this unit to record the i.LINK (HDV) signals from HDV devices onto HDCAM tapes.

A/D Quantization20 bit/sample
CrosstalkLess than -80 dB
(at 1 kHz between any two channels)
D/A Quantization20 bit/sample
DistortionLess than 0.05%
(at 1 kHz emphasis ON reference level)
Dynamic RangeMore than 95 dB
(at 1 kHz emphasis ON)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
+0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)

BandwidthY: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB
R-Y/B-Y: 0 to 2.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB
Differential Gain2% or less
Differential Phase2% or less
K factor (2T pulse)1% or less
Output SCH PhaseBased upon RS-170A/CCIR R.624-3
S/N Ratio53 dB or more
Y/C Delay20 ns or less

Digital Audio Performance SpecificationsDetail:
Headroom20 dB (18 dB selectable)
Quantization20 bits/sample
Sampling Frequency48 kHz (synchronized with video)
Wow & flutterBelow measurable level

Digital Video Performance SpecificationsDetail:
Channel CodingS-I-NRZI PR-IV
CompressionCoefficient recording system
Error CorrectionReed-Solomon code
Quantization10 bit/sample (compression: 8 bit/sample)
Sampling FrequencyY: 74.25 MHz
R-Y/B-Y: 37.125 MHz

General SpecificationsDetail:
124 min (w/ BCT124HDL Caas)59.94i
149 min (w/ BCT124HDL Cass)50i
40 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)59.94i
48 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)50i
50 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)24PsF
ApplicationsStudio Recorder/Player
Dimensions (W x H x D)16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches
(427 x 174 x 544 mm)
Fast Forward/Rewind TimeApprox. 3 min with BCT-D124L cassette
Load/Unload Time6 s or less (both L and S cassettes)
Operating Humidity25 to 90%
Operating Temperature41 to 104 °F (+5 to +40 °C)
Power Consumption150 W
Power Requirements100 to 240 V
50/60 Hz
Servo Lock Time0.6 s or less (59.94i and 29.97PsF from standby on)
0.7 s or less (50i 25PsF 24PsF 23.98PsF from standby on)
Storage Temperature-4 to +140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Tape FormatHDCAM
Weight48 lb 8 oz (22 kg)

General - Search Speed Range Shuttle Mod SpecificationsDetail:
Digital Betacam±50 times normal playback speed
HDCAMStill to ±50 times normal speed playback (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
Still to ±58 times normal speed playback (50i and 25PsF)
Still to ±60 times normal speed playback (24PsF and 23.98PsF)
MPEG IMX±78 times normal playback speed

General - Search Speed Range Variable Mo SpecificationsDetail:
Digital Betacam-1 to +3 times normal speed playback
HDCAM-1 to +2 times normal speed playback
JOG ModeStill to ±1 times normal speed playback
MPEG IMX-1 to +3 times normal speed playback

General - Tape Speed SpecificationsDetail:
Digital Betacam96.7 mm/s
HDCAM96.7 mm/s (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
80.6 mm/s (50i and 25PsF)
77.4 mm/s (24PsF and 23.98PsF)
53.776(PAL) mm/s

Input/Output SpecificationsDetail:
Analog Audio Input(CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR-3-pin type (female) x 5
Low off: -60 dBu high impedance balanced
High off: +4 dBu high impedance balanced
High on: -4 dBm 600 ? termination balanced
Analog Audio Monitor OutputXLR-3-pin type (male) x 2
+4 dBm at 600 ? load
Low Impedance
Analog Audio Output(CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR-3-pin type (male) x 5
+4 dBm (600 ? load)
Low impedance
Analog Composite OutputBNC x 3 (RS-170A including one character out and one WFM out)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ? Sync Negative
Control PanelD-sub 15-pin
Digital Audio Input(CH1/2 3/4)
BNC x 2
Digital Audio Output(CH1/2 3/4)
BNC x 4
HD-SDI InputBNC x 1 (SMPTE 292M)
Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
HD-SDI OutputBNC x 3 (SMPTE 292M including one character out)
Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
HD/SD Reference Video Input 1BNC x 2 (with a loop-through)
Tri-level sync
0.6 Vp-p 75? Sync Negative
HD/SD Reference Video Input 2BNC x 2 (with a loop-through)
Tri-level sync
0.6 Vp-p 75? Sync Negative
Headphone OutputJM-60 Stereo phone jack
(-? to -12 dBu at 8 ? load unbalanced)
Parallel RemoteD-sub 50-pin (x1)
Remote 1 InputD-sub 9-pin (x2)
Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote 1 Input/OutputD-sub 9-pin (x2)
Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote ControlD-sub 9-pin
RS-232C interface
SDI OutputBNC x 3 (SMPTE 259M including one character out)
Serial Digital (270 Mb/s)
Time Code InputXLR-3-pin type (female) x 1
0.5 to 18 Vp-p
10 k?
XLR-3-pin type (female) x 1
0.5 to 18 Vp-p
10 k?
Time Code OutputXLR-3-pin type (male) x 1
2.2 Vp-p
Low impedance
Video ControlD-sub 9-pin

Additional Information

HDW-D1800 instruction manual.pdf

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