Sony HDCAM-SR VTRs - the RGB 4:4:4 full-bandwidth HD VTRs at the top of the Sony VTR line-up - have a critical role as a master format for movies, commercial productions, and high-end TV. It is also the interchange and delivery format for most HD broadcasters, as well as the required delivery format for 3D HD programming.
Supporting all SMPTE standard 1080 and 720 formats up to 59.94P, 3G interface with 3D recording on one tape, x2 ingest to servers and network interface for DPX, TIFF and Cineon formats, SR technology increases the speed and productivity of all operations.
By adding the HKSR-58UK upgrade kit, you can update every 5800 to the new /2 version (an additional board is required to take an original 5800/0 to /1 before applying the upgrade kit. If your machine has 3G HDSDI support, it is already a /1).
The /2 version adds a lot of new functionality including double speed recording, 3D RGB recording, and MXF network file transfer. We are also introducing a new file format called SR-Lite. This operates at half the bit rate of standard SR (440 Mbps at 30P), so a data rate of 220 Mbps is realised. By using the MXF file transfer mode, a theoretical speed transfer of nearly 2x real time can be achieved over GbE. (Note: this a file format only over GbE and will never exist as a tape format).
At standard SR bit rates almost real time transfer over GbE can be achieved, and as this is the native SStP (Simple Studio Profile), that is SR MPEG-4 compressed data, you only need one quarter of your normal storage requirements together with a 4 times transfer speed increase compared to uncompressed data streams.
The /2 upgrade also adds support for 1080 50P and 60P (422) as well as RGB SQ mode (440 Mbps) as standard. In addition, the HKSR-5804 network card can be added, so you can easily add DPX and MXF transfer capability. Please refer to Product Features section for more information on what features are standard and what features require the HKSR-5803HQ board.