Sony's SRW-9000 HDCAM-SR 2/3" Camcorder with 2.7" Viewfinder is a one-piece, modular 24P camcorder platform that redefines the words "future proof." Designed as a next-generation younger sibling to Sony's renowned CineAlta F35 digital cinema camera, the SRW-9000 manages to introduce new technology while trimming costs and adding unprecedented levels of flexibility.
As the world's first shoulder-mounted HDCAM-SR camera, the SRW-9000 carries forward the F35 and F23's reputations for producing outstanding digital imagery. Using the F23's chipset and the lossless capture afforded by HDCAM-SR's MPEG4-SStP recording format, the camera creates professional-grade 1080p images with customizable gammas and up to 12 stops of dynamic range for true film-like images. This makes the SRW-9000 the perfect tool for features, commercials, documentaries or music videos--either as a low-budget 'A' camera or as a 'B' or Steadicam camera on larger productions.
But the SRW-9000 isn't just a camera, it's a system. Sony's first truly open-platform product, it can be tailored to the specific needs of each production. As with previous CineAlta camcorders, its B4 lens mount allows for the full range of professional 2/3" HD lenses. But the SRW-9000 goes even further. Need to shoot in 4:4:4 color? Or with incremental, variable frame rates? Optional processing boards let you go there.
Even more revolutionary, the SRW-9000 was designed with the ability to switch out its 2/3" sensor for an upcoming 35mm sensor and 35mm PL mount--allowing the highest image quality possible. And with the release of a 1TB SR Memory Pack, the camera will be able to switch from standard HDCAM-SR tape recording to solid state capture. Offering an unprecedented 5Gbps data rate and Raid-5 security, the Memory Pack will allow shooting in 3D, 4K, and 8 different HD streams, at the same time improving post-production workflow by recording color information in the video stream's metadata to provide a built-in color management system. It doesn't get any more forward-looking than that!