HDCAM SR format is Sony's highest quality production format, delivering RGB 4:4:4 full bandwidth High Definition for unprecedented picture quality.
As HD-based programme origination has escalated for feature films, HDTV and post production, HDCAM SR has become the natural choice for the interchange and delivery of HD content due to the virtually uncompressed picture quality, 12 audio channels, exceptional reliability, double speed transfer and many other advanced features.
The success of HDCAM SR has naturally led to a requirement for a playback-only ingest VTR - the SRW-5100 Studio Player.
The SRW-5100 is equipped with almost all the same key features as the SRW-5800 apart from recording and network file transfer capabilities. The SRW-5100 does fully support880 Mbps playback supporting all SQ and HQ modes, dual channel (3D), 444 mode and X2 transfer speed to certain NLE.
A new option introduced with the SRW-5100 allows HDV output for simultaneous offline ingest to a non-linear editor via i.Link
The SRW-5100 is designed, and priced, to be a very cost efficient player supporting HDCAM SR, HDCAM* and Digital Betacam * formats for programme ingest and transfer to offline and online editing systems. It is ideal for ingest to servers, tape interchange and delivery playback, on-set viewing and any application requiring playback of HDCAM SR tapes for viewing or quality evaluation.
* using the optional HKSR-5802 board
The SRW-5100 supports all major 1080 and 720 frame rates up to 30P, plus RGB SQ and HQ, 1080/50P, 1080/60P and double speed transfer (HDCAM SR recorded tapes only)
Allows offline editing output directly to almost any compatible offline NLE system using common i.LINK (FireWire) interface.
Optional boards allow quick and easy expansion with additional features when and if you need them.