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SONY HVR 1500 A 0SONY HVR 1500 A 1


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play & rec HDV, DV Cam, Mini DV
In/Out HD-SD SDI, composite-composante-Svideo in & out, i-link

Sony HVR-1500A is an HDV source feeder/recorder positioned at the top of the Sony HDV Series. Inheriting the design concept of the market-acclaimed DSR-1500A, the HVR-1500A offers the same convenient features that Professional users demand, such as quick mechanical response,multi-format DV playback, and a rich set of professional video/audio interfaces ranging from Analog to Digital SDI and AES/EBU. The HVR-1500A also offers HD-SDI input/output and RS-422A control capabilities, bridging HDV source footage and assets with high-end HD formats and HD Editing equipment. In addition, with the Optional HVBK-1520 board installed, the HVR-1500A has a range of conversion capabilities that allow DV recordings to be up-converted to 1080i or 720p signals, and 1080i HDV recordings to be cross-converted to 720P signals. This allows operators to integrate DV and HDV source footage and assets into the same HD editing system, and gives them the flexibility to choose between either a 1080i or a 720P system. The HVR-1500A can also be used as a standard definition DVCAM recorder, in which case the same editing features as the DSR-1500A are offered.

Feature HVR - 1500A


  • Compatible with existing and new DV videocassette tapes
  • Switchable recording -HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV and 60i/50i
  • Playback compatibility with DV (25 Mb/s) family formats including DVCPRO 25
  • Long recording time - a maximum of 276 minutes with a PHDV-276DM DigitalMaster standard cassette tape in the HDV format and a maximum recording of 184 minutes with a PDV-184N standard cassette tape in the DVCAM format
  • Down-conversion capability
  • HD-SDI output
  • SD-SDI input and output
  • AES/EBU interface
  • i.LINK interface
  • Analog interfaces
  • RS-422A control
  • HD and SD reference inputs
  • Time code Input/Output
  • Built-in signal generator
  • Quick response mechanism
  • Tape and head cleaner for reliable operation
  • Built-in 2.7-inch** LCD monitor
  • Auto repeat
  • Assign button
  • Digital slow motion and jog sound (in DVCAM mode)
  • Picture search (in HDV mode)
  • Picture search using menu keys
  • Audio level control
  • Compact design (half-rack wide, 3U high)
  • AC operation (100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz)
  • Low power consumption (approximate 60 W)
  • VITC (vertical interval time code) (DVCAM format only)
  • Video processor control via menu
  • Closed caption function (DVCAM/DV, NTSC format only)
  • SIRCS (Sony integrated remote control system) interface

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