New 24p Camcorder Expands HDCAM SR Line
At NAB Sony (www.sony.com) filled out its HDCAM SR product line with the new SRW-9000 HDCAM SR camcorder that captures the highest quality (4:4:4) component signals on videotape (many agree that tape is still the cheapest way to record such a large amount of data). It offers 1920 x 1080 HD resolution in a camcorder uses 2/3-inch CCDs with a 14-bit A/D converter and digital signal processing to capture up to 1080/60P images.
With the new SRW-9000, Sony has taken the next evolutionary step with 24P recording to videotape. This camcorder leverages many of the excellent qualities of the HDW-F900/F900R, plus it offers incredible operational mobility - even in harsh shooting environments - thanks to its one-piece body, and outstanding picture performance from the HDCAM-SR recording format.
In standard configuration, the SRW-9000 is capable of 4:2:2 Y/Cb/Cr 10-bit recording at 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, and 29.97P, and 1080/50i and 59.94i. In addition, the SRW-9000 can record 4:2:2 720/50P and 59.94P signals, which can be used for DTV programming and transmission applications. For shooters that require further creative performance, a variety of option cards can be added, allowing you to benefit from full-bandwidth 1080 RGB 4:4:4 capturing, SR Motionvariable frame rate capturing and recording, S-Log Gamma, and additional signal inputs and outputs.
Providing improved operational flexibility and cost benefits, the SRW-9000 is the perfect choice for anyone in the broadcasting industry seeking HDCAM-SR picture quality and a high level of creative freedom.