Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM Field Recorder

Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM Half-Rack Field Recorder, Multiformat, Includes 24p Recording

Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM Half-Rack Field Recorder, Multiformat, Includes 24p Recording

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  • 1Description
The Sony HDW-S280 is an HDCAM recorder ideal for field and mobile playback. The HDCAM format has been widely accepted by top professionals as the HD format of choice due to Sony's commitment in providing the highest quality solutions for the most demanding cinematographers. The CineAlta brand has become synonymous with high quality film and TV digital acquisition.

Featuring a small, lightweight frame, the HDW-S280 has legacy playback ability of all standard Sony formats including Betacam, Betacam SP, and Betacam SX. As robust as it is feature rich, the deck can record in either interlaced or progressive modes, including 24p.
HDCAM Format
The Sony HDCAM format has become an industry standard for high quality, manageable high definition acquisition. With its robust feature set and familiar tape-based work flow, professionals will feel right at home.
Highly Portable
The deck is extremely lightweight and durable and can be carried easily with the convenient handle located on the top of the casing. The face-mounted LCD for provides quick and easy viewing on-the-go. Power isn't a problem either, simply throw on a battery and take it anywhere!
Interlace/Progressive Switchable
The HDW-S280 can switch between both interlaced and progressive image capture modes. Interlaced gives more temporal resolution and will achieve smoother motion; this type of shooting is ideal for news gathering and sporting events. When the creative side needs to shine, switch to progressive mode. Progressive mode is ideal for dramatic work and video documentation. This level of versatility in such a small unit is unparalleled.
Frame Accurate Editing
Editing with digital cassette allows for frame accurate recording without the hassle of prerolling.
In the Box
Sony HDW-S280 HDCAM Half-Rack Field Recorder, Multiformat, Includes 24p Recording
  • Operation Manual
  • Instruction Manual
  • Connector Cap
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
    1 Year (Or First 1,500 Operating Hours) Drum Assembly Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Signal System 1080: 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, 25PsF
    Tape Format HDCAM
    Additional Playback: Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX
    Tape Speed HDCAM
    96.7 mm/s (59.94i, 29.97PsF)
    80.6 mm/s (50i, 25PsF)
    77.4 mm/s (24PsF, 23.98PsF)

    Betacam SX
    59.6 mm/s

    118.6 mm/s (525/59.94)
    101.5 mm/s (625/50)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio HDCAM: 48-53 dB
    Betacam SX: 53 dB
    Betacam: 48-51 dB
    Maximum Recording Time Playback Time HDCAM
    40 min with BCT-40HD Tape (59.94i, 29.97PsF)
    48 min with BCT-40HD Tape (50i, 25PsF)
    50 min with BCT-40HD Tape (24PsF, 23.98PsF)
    Audio Signal Format HDCAM Uncompressed
    Dolby-E, AC-3 Compressed
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
    Signal to Noise Ratio Metal Tape: 68 dB
    Oxide Tape: 62 dB
    Input and Output Connectors HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Input, x2 Output)
    Reference Video: BNC (x2 Input)
    Analog Audio Input: XLR, 3-Pin Type, Female
    Analog Audio Output: XLR, 3-Pin, Male
    Time Code: BNC (x1 Input, Output)
    SD-SDI: BNC (x2 Output)
    Monitor Output L/R: XLR 3-Pin Type, Male (x2)
    Headphones: JM-60 Stereo Phone Jack
    Video Control: 9-Pin D-Sub
    Remote (RS-422): 9-Pin D-Sub
    Flash Memory: Memory Stick
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    12 VDC
    Power Consumption 80W (VAC), 60W (VDC)
    Operating Temperature 40-104°F (5-40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.375 x 5.25 x 16.75" (21 x 13.2 x 42.5 cm)
    Weight 13.3 lb (6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 15.0 x 14.0"

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