Sony Adds File Transfer Capabilities to HDCAM SR Deck

(click thumbnail)Sony SRW-5800 VTR/DeckAt NAB, Sony will demonstrate new file transfer capabilities for its SRW-5800 videotape recorder and studio editing deck.

The HKSR-5804 option board gives the deck 2K/4K uncompressed recording capability for media interchange, data backup and archiving with picture monitoring. Users can transfer Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) files over gigabit Ethernet networks, allowing for easier importing and exporting of 4:4:4 RGB content in high-bandwidth applications, such as digital intermediate work.

Designed to accommodate multiple distribution formats such as 1080 50i/60i and 720/50p/60p, the SRW-5800 can support DPX RGB and Cineon 10-bit files along with 4:2:2 1080 50p/60p recording. With the new option board, the deck can also record HD standard signals as well as uncompressed data recording of up to 4K full aperture (2048 by 1556/4096 by 3112) images. Transfer capabilities can be controlled through common PC and Mac browsers.

Sony’s line of HDCAM SR decks also includes the SRW-5000 and SRW-5500 models. These SRW decks have 880 Mbps recording capability, supporting 4:2:2 1080/50p, 60p and 4:4:4 1080 HQ recording modes. It can provide 2x high-speed feed capability of 24 fps, 25 fps and 30 fps (1080), and 720 50p/60p content over HD-SDI dual-link lines. Playback compatibility with the HDCAM and Digital Betacam formats is available through option boards.

HDCAM SR recording media uses ultrafine high performance metal particles 50 percent smaller than those in Sony’s HDCAM tape applied in the thinnest magnetic coating, to enable wavelength recording to 0.29mm. The result is up to +7 dB higher output than HDCAM tape.