Sony recognises that your needs as a programme maker will vary depending upon the type of programme being made. This has driven the development of a multi-format high definition product line-up including HDV for entry-level HD operation, HDCAM for mainstream and prestige productions, CineAlta for 24P applications, and HDCAM SR for productions where only the ultimate quality will suffice.
HDCAM has long been associated with the production of the most prestigious movies, commercials and television programmes. The recent expansion of the HDCAM product line up is now transforming the economics of HD for mainstream television production. New models such as the HDW-730S HDCAM camcorder have made HD acquistion accessible to those working on standard definition budgets.
The HDW-S280/1 portable recorder is the latest addition to the HDCAM line up, and operates at the frame rates used for mainstream and prestige programme creation and distribution. It offers 1080-line HDCAM recording and playback at 50i, 59.94i, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF and 29.97PsF rates, removing the need to hold seperate recorders for European and US/Japanese productions.
In addition to AC operation, the HDW-S280/1 can also be battery driven, for use in outside broadcast vehicles, helicopters, cars etc. It also makes business sense even when post production and programme distribution remains at 625/50 standard definition. An inbuilt HD to SD downconverter provides a standard definition output from your high quality HDCAM original recordings.
Compatible replay of Betacam, Betacam SP and Betacam SX tapes completes the feature set to smooth your transition to the world of high definition.