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Three 2/3-inch Power HAD EX CCD sensors 16:9/4:3 Digital Betacam camcorder

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When high quality is your top priority

Digital Betacam has become the format of choice for the production of highest quality standard definition programmes. There is an installed base of over 99,000 products worldwide and the format is readily accepted by the world's most prestigious broadcasters. Digital Betacam camcorders, VTRs and players are in daily use around the world for productions where the ultimate standard definition quality is a critical requirement.

The DVW-970P camcorder is the most recent addition to the Digital Betacam family. It is the latest in a long line of broadcast camcorders and emphasises the continued commitment by Sony to the Digital Betacam format and its users.

This third generation Digital Betacam camcorder is widescreen switchable and uses a new generation of Power HAD EX™ CCDs to guarantee exceptional picture quality. Familiar ergonomics, robust construction and reliable operation are key features of the DVW-970P.

The ability to select between 50i (interlaced) and 25P (progressive) recording provides additional creativity to the production team, allowing the optimum picture "look" to be selected for each production.

  • High quality pictures for your prestige productions

    Digital Betacam was the first recording format from Sony to use data compression of the digital video signal. A very mild compression ratio of around 2.1 was chosen to ensure very high qaulity pictures, especially for productions requiring complex multi-generation editing.

  • Widescreen operation for future-proof acquisition

    With widescreen production now the norm rather than the exception, the ability to record 16:9 pictures ensures a long shelf life for your programme.

  • Great track record of international use

    Digital Betacam camcorders and VTRs have been used to produce thousands of great programmes since the format was introduced in 1993. Over 96,000 units have been sold, and camera operators shooting with Digital Betacam have the confidence of knowing that the world's most prestigious broadcasters will accept their pictures.

  • Peace of mind even in the toughest environments

    Sony has an unrivalled track record in the manufacture of camcorders for broadcast production. The same meticulous design techniques have been applied to the DVW-970P, guaranteeing a great combination of performance, ease-of-use and reliability.

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