MPEG IMX™ Digital Recorder, 50Mb/s MPEG-2 data compression, ½” tape transport, Memory Stick slot.
Enabling the present, protecting the past.
MPEG IMX™ is an established family of disk-based and linear products from Sony for the production, playout and storage of programme material at up to 50Mb/s MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML.
The MSW-A2000P/1 MPEG IMX Studio Recorder combines the high picture quality of 50Mb/s Intra-frame MPEG-2 data compression with a rugged and reliable ½” tape transport.
Designed for programme productions such as drama, sports and natural history, the MSW-A2000P/1 provides eight channels of uncompressed digital audio, making it ideal for multi-lingual and multi-channel operation.
In addition to compatible replay of Betacam SX cassettes, the MSW-A2000P/1 can also replay Betacam and Betacam SP tapes, providing an elegant migration of existing analogue content to the open world of MPEG-2.
MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML data compression at 50Mb/s intra-frame is used for recording and replay of the video signal. This compression standard has been recognised by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) as one of the compression families upon which future broadcast systems should be built. Not only does it provide the picture quality required for programmes such as drama, natural history and sport, but it also offers superb multi-generation editing performance for complex productions.
For multi-lingual or surround sound applications, there is often the need to record more than the usual four channels of digital audio common to most devices. With the ability to switch between 4 channels of 48kHz AES/EBU digital audio at 24 bit resolution, or 8 channels at 16 bits, you can optimise the audio quality and number of channels for each programme production.
With widescreen production now the norm rather than the exception, the ability to record 4:3 or 16:9 pictures - automatically - ensures a long shelf-life for your programme.
You can replay all your existing Betacam and Betacam SP cassettes into a 50Mb/s MPEG-2 digital environment, generating continued revenue from archived material. Compatible replay of Betacam SX tapes brings the option of incorporating Betacam SX material into your 50Mb/s MPEG-2 programme.
Betacam SP, Betacam SX and Digital Betacam recorders are in continuous use feeding thousands of “on-air” channels 24 hours a day. You can relax in the knowledge that the same meticulous design standards have been built into MPEG IMX Studio Recorders.
Retraining technical and operational people can be a time-consuming business. The operational controls and mechanical design of the MSW-A2000P/1 have been derived from existing recorders such as Digital Betacam, and will be familiar to your technical and creative colleagues.
Users everywhere are looking to reduce the long-term cost of running analogue edit suites. With the MSW-A2000P/1, cost reductions can be realised from day one. Not only do
MSW-A2000P/1 machines offer stunning picture and sound performance, but the rotary video heads cost significantly less and are quicker to replace than those on your Betacam VTRs.
All the video interfaces you expect from a broadcast recorder are provided as standard on the MSW-A2000P/1. Additionally you can transfer MPEG-2 data at 50Mb/s without signal degradation via the Serial Data Transport Interface – Content Package (SDTI-CP). This interface is common to a wide range of products from many manufacturers, so you can easily integrate the MSW-A2000P/1 into your current or new system with total confidence.