Ultimate Next Generation Camcorder
The SRW-9000 is the perfect choice for anyone seeking ultimate picture quality and the highest levels of creative freedom from a camcorder. Its state-of-the-art 2/3-inch IT CCD and ultra-reliable HDCAM SR tape-based recording system deliver stunning images with ultra-low noise and high sensitivity. Despite its advanced technology, the 9000 is highly robust with a rugged one-piece camcorder body and familiar film-camera style ergonomics.The 9000 utilises a new high-end modular camcorder platform that allows different imaging and storage blocks to be fitted. The SRW-9000PL will be available later this year, as will an upgrade kit (HKSR-90PL) for every existing 9000., The Super 35mm CCD sensor offers exactly the same sensitivity, signal to noise and Dynamic range as the F35 together with full RGB ramping from 1 to 50 FPS.
2011 will bring the SR Memory solid state recording options already planned as part of a strategy of continual development.Originally developed as the ultimate mastering and post-production format, HDCAM SR recording represents the apex of video recording technology. In standard configuration, the SRW-9000 is capable of top-quality 4:2:2 Y/Cb/Cr 10-bit recording at 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, 50P, 59.94P and 1080/50i and 59.94i. In addition, the SRW-9000 can record 4:2:2 720/50P and 59.94P signals, which can be used for DTV programming and transmission applications. For users who require further creative performance, a variety of option cards can be added, allowing you to benefit from full-bandwidth 1080 RGB 4:4:4 capturing, SR Motion variable frame rate capturing and recording, S-Log Gamma, and additional signal inputs and outputs.Both now and into the future, the SRW-9000 will help ignite a passion for stunning visual productions in digital cinema, commercial programs, TV dramas, and documentaries.
Future-proof and customisable
The SRW-9000 is designed to accommodate the changes necessary to ensure today's best camcorder is also tomorrow's. Its state-of-the-art 2/3-inch sensor can be upgraded with the same Super 35mm sensor used in Sony's F35, while the internal HDCAM SR tape deck can be swapped out for a revolutionary Solid State unit. Already available are upgrade modules for 4:4:4 RGB and variable frame rate recording, to ensure you can tailor the SRW-9000 to your specific requirements. Sony is committed to making sure your investment in HDCAM SR delivers the best possible value over an unrivalled life-span.
Outstanding picture quality
The SRW-9000 is built using Sony's decades of experience at the cutting edge of broadcast and feature film production with digital technology. The incredible bandwidth capabilities of HDCAM SR and other technical specifications cannot do justice to imagery which can only be understood by seeing actual HDCAM SR footage yourself.
Exceptional ergonomics for filmmakers
The SRW-9000's chassis is a development of the film-style ergonomics Sony designed for the F23/F35, utilising a completely different layout compared to the traditional broadcast TV approach of other cameras from Sony. For camera operators used to working with film, the SRW-9000 makes it easy to adapt.
Outstanding operational mobility
The SRW-9000's rugged one-piece body with self-contained, ultra-reliable HDCAM SR recording deck, offers incredible operational mobility both indoors and outside. Furthermore, Sony's BP-GL Series of on-board batteries can be attached to further extend shooting times.
A heritage you can trust
The SRW-9000 builds on the unrivalled reputation of Sony's Emmy-Award winning HDW-F900, the first '24P-capable' CineAlta camcorder exclusively developed to meet the demand for highest picture quality and creative versatility in prime time TV production, commercial production and movie making. The F900 and its successor, the F900R, have an illustrious heritage of over a decade's service at the very highest levels in creative production. More recently, HDCAM SR has become established as the worldwide standard for highest quality mastering and post-production.