Sony JH-3 HDCAM Digital Video Cassette Player

Sony JH-3 HDCAM Digital Video Cassette Player with Digital/Analog HD/SD Playback and Time Code

Sony JH-3 HDCAM Digital Video Cassette Player with Digital/Analog HD/SD Playback and Time Code

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Sony J-H3 overview

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The Sony J-H3 is a compact video player for HDCAM high definition recorded video tapes. This unit is a playback only model. The deck can play-back just about any HD interlaced and progressive scan format recording including 24, 25 and 30 frame. In fact, this model can be used with Cine Alta 24/720p HDCAM recorded elements. Another deck in this series, the J-H1 covers all those progressive and interlaced capture formats except the 24-frame format. The deck has both analog and digital outputs and circuitry for down conversion to standard definition including DVCAM.

Sony Cine Alta System Compatible
There are multiple HDCAM video formats in use today and the J-H3 plays back almost every one of them. The featured advantage of this particular machine is that it can be used as a player for tapes recorded on the HDCAM Cine Alta cameras. It was designed to play 24-frame 720p video, arguably the highest quality and most film-like format. The other HD systems include 59.94i (60i), 50i, 25p and 29.97p (30p).
Analog and Digital Outputs
The J-H3 comes equipped with a digital single BNC connector for both high definition and standard definition SDI output. AES-EBU digital audio is inbedded in the HD signal. A 3-BNC connection outputs both analog HD and standard component video. Additionally the deck down-converts high definition video signals to NTSC or PAL system video.
Tape Logging Software via RS-232C
The J-H3 playback machine can be an efficient pre-edit logging machine when coupled with JZ-1 software on a PC (and capture card) that has RS-232C control. The log data including in and out points can be recorded along with simple comments regarding the scene. A story-board feature is present in the software package to assemble a sequence of logged scenes into a basic EDL for edit data export.
In the Box
Sony JH-3 HDCAM Digital Video Cassette Player with Digital/Analog HD/SD Playback and Time Code
  • Operation Manual on CD-ROM
  • Quick Operation Guide
  • Vertical Stand
  • Infrared Wireless Remote Control
  • 1 Year Parts Warranty except:
    1000 Hours or 1 Year (whichever first) on Rotary Drum Assemble
    90 Days Labor Warranty
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    Sony J-H3 specs

    Signal System 50 and 60 frame Interlaced and Progressive Digital
    24 Frame Progressive for Cine Alta Series
    Tape Format HDCAM
    Tape Speed 96.7 mm/second in 30 Frame Modes
    80.7 mm/sec in 25 Frame Modes
    77.4 mm/second in 24p Mode
    Maximum Playback Time 124 Minute Cassette in 30 Frame Modes
    149 Minutes in 25 Frame Modes
    155 Minutes in 24p Mode
    Audio Signal Format Analog Audio both XLR and RCA Outputs
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Input and Output Connectors Digital HD Video- BNC (x 1)
    Analog HD Video- 3 BNC (x 1)
    Analog SD Video-  BNC (x 1)
    Analog SD Video-  RCA (x 1)
    Computer- 15-Pin (x 1)
    Fire Wire / iLink- Optional with HKJ-101 provides 6-Pin (x 1)
    Audio- RCA (x 2)
    Audio- XLR (x 2)
    Headphone- 1/4-Inch Phono (x 1)
    RS-232C Control-  9-Pin (x 1)
    RS-422A Control- 9-Pin (x 1)
    Power Requirements 100-240 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 60 Watts
    Operating Temperature 41° to 104° F
    5° to 40° C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 Inches
    307 x 100 x 397 mm
    Weight 15 Lbs. 9 oz.
    7.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 25.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 18.6 x 11.1"

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