Sony Adds New File Transfer Capabilities to SRW-5800 HDCAM SR Deck

Sony is adding new file transfer capabilities to its SRW-5800 videotape recorder with the HKSR-5804 option board.

Users can now transfer Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) files over Gigabit Ethernet networks, allowing for easier importing and exporting of 4:4:4 RGB content in high-bandwidth applications such as digital intermediate work.

The SRW-5800 model is a studio editing deck with HDCAM SR recording and playback capability. The new option board gives the deck 2K/4K uncompressed recording capability for media interchange, data back-up and archiving with picture monitoring.

The deck can now support DPX RGB and Cineon 10-bit files. Transfer capabilities can be controlled through common browser applications like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari.

With the new option board, the deck can also record HD standard signals as well as uncompressed data recording of up to 4K full aperture (2048 by 1556 / 4096 by 3112) images.

The SRW-5800 deck supports 4:2:2 1080 50P/60P recording, and is designed to accommodate multiple distribution formats such as 1080 50i/60i and 720/50P/60P.

The deck has 880 Mbps recording capability, supporting 4:2:2 1080/50P, 60P and 4:4:4 1080 HQ recording modes. It can provide 2x high-speed feed capability of 24fps, 25fps and 30fps (1080), and 720 50P/60P content over HD-SDI dual-link lines. Playback compatibility with the HDCAM and Digital Betacam formats is available through option boards.

Complementing all HDCAM SR VTRs is Sony’s full line of BCT-SR Series HDCAM SR digital videocassettes. These cassettes were designed and co-engineered to fully maximize the benefits of 4:4:4 RGB recording technology, and are the result of Sony’s most advanced metal tape technology yet, enabling the faithful capture and reproduction of the format’s HD image quality.

HDCAM SR recording media uses ultrafine high performance metal particles 50 percent smaller than those in Sony’s HDCAM tape applied in the thinnest magnetic coating, to enable wavelength recording to 0.29mm. The result is up to +7dB higher output than HDCAM tape.

Source: BroadcastBuyer