The Sony SRW-5100/2 HDCAM-SR Studio Player is a full-bandwidth HDCAM-SR studio player. The deck is used in conjunction with Sony's top-quality CineAlta line of cameras, to deliver the pinnacle in high-definition program ingest and transfer. The HDCAM-SR format has been widely accepted by top professionals as the HD format of choice due to Sony's commitment to providing the highest quality solutions for the most demanding cinematographers and HD broadcasters.
The SRW-5100/2 is capable of playing both standard HDCAM-SR frame rates while still providing a wide range of other uses including output proxy files through MPEG-2 editorial output for HDV copies of source footage. Additionally, the /2 upgrade adds 1080 50/60p playback support along with 3D RGB and double-speed playback. This--combined with legacy playback of HDCAM or Digital BETA (using optional HKSR-5802 board)--makes the SRW-5100/2 the ideal solution for top-end HDTV, broadcast, commercial production, and 3D HD programming.
The 4:2:2/1080/60P and 50P recording mode is highly compatible with computer graphics, games and other progressive-based programs. It also offers exceptional picture performance when converting material originated in 1080/60P or 50P format to 720P format, due to its original high resolution of 1920 x 1080 (requires HKSR-5001/20 option board). Another benefit of using the 4:2:2/1080/60P and 50P recording mode is that it enables image creation with perfect playback slow-motion effects. The F35 recording mode of RGB 444 50P recording is also supported for playback at speeds below 30P.
HQ mode also allows 4:4:4 RGB recordings with a milder compression ratio of 2:1. This can achieve higher picture quality compared with recording at 440Mbps, depending on the picture, and is ideal when the highest possible image quality is the top priority.
Double Speed Playback
96KHz Audio Sampling Support
Legacy Playback Capability
Internal Format Conversion
Easy Management of Setup/System Menus
Furthermore, equipped with an Ethernet interface, the SRW-5100 allows operators to remotely view the setup parameters saved in the VTR's memory bank, and to select a bank they want to use through a PC.