HDCAM SR format is Sony's highest quality production format, delivering RGB 4:4:4 full bandwidth High Definition for unprecedented picture quality.
As HD-based programme origination has escalated for feature films, HDTV and post production, HDCAM SR has become the natural choice for the interchange and delivery of HD content due to the virtually uncompressed picture quality, 12 audio channels, exceptional reliability, double speed transfer and many other advanced features.
The success of HDCAM SR has naturally led to a requirement for a playback-only ingest VTR - the SRW-5100 Studio Player.
The SRW-5100 is equipped with almost all the same key features as the SRW-5800 apart from recording and network file transfer capabilities. The SRW-5100 does fully support 880 Mbps playback supporting all SQ and HQ modes, dual channel (3D), 444 mode and X2 transfer speed to certain NLE.
A new option introduced with the SRW-5100 allows HDV output for simultaneous offline ingest to a non-linear editor via i.Link
Highly cost efficient
Sony HDCAM-SR VTRs - the RGB 4:4:4 full-bandwidth high-definition VTRs at the top of the Sony HD VTR line-up - have a critical role as a master format for movie-making, commercial productions, and high-end HDTV. It is also the interchange and delivery format for most HD broadcasters, as well as the required delivery format for 3D HD programming, which is an exciting new development.
Supporting all SMPTE standard 1080 and 720 formats up to 59.94P, 3G interface with 3D recording on one tape, x2 ingest to servers, SR technology increases the speed and productivity of all operations.
The SRW-5100 is designed, and priced, to be a very cost efficient player supporting HDCAM SR, HDCAM* and Digital Betacam * formats for programme ingest and transfer to offline and online editing systems. It is ideal for ingest to servers, tape interchange and delivery playback, on-set viewing and any application requiring playback of HDCAM SR tapes for viewing or quality evaluation.
The /2 version adds a lot of new functionality including double speed playback and 3D RGB playback.
The /2 upgrade also adds support for 1080 50P and 60P (422) playback as well as RGB SQ mode (440 Mbps) as standard, so there is no need for an additional HKSR-5103 board any longer.
* using the optional HKSR-5802 board
Full support for HDCAM SR
The SRW-5100 supports all major 1080 and 720 frame rates up to 30P, plus RGB SQ and HQ, 1080/50P, 1080/60P and double speed transfer (HDCAM SR recorded tapes only)
Compatible with most NLE systems
Allows offline editing output directly to almost any compatible offline NLE system using common i.LINK (FireWire) interface.
Optional boards allow quick and easy expansion with additional features when and if you need them.