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Sony unveils PDW-HR1 HD field recorder

Sony has added the PDW-HR1 HD field recorder to its XDCAM HD422 Professional Disc system line.

The recorder is designed to complement Sony’s newest XDCAM HD422 optical camcorder in ENG and EFP applications while also supporting legacy formats, including MPEG IMX, DVCAM and 4:2:0 HD 24p content.

The recorder features a built-in up/down converter and provides multiformat (1080i/720p) recording flexibility as well as HD/SD conversion and crossconversion during playback between 1080i and 720p. It offers 24p (23.98) record/playback capability for 4:2:2 HD content as a standard feature, making it suitable not only for ENG/EFP but also for use in an HDCAM SR production workflow, recording content acquired by Sony CineAlta cameras.