In 2000, Sony introduced the legendary HDW-F900 – the first model in Sony’s “24P-capable” CineAlta™ lineup. Since then, the HDW-F900 – and its successor model, the HDW-F900R – have been satisfying the demand for high level picture quality and creative versatility in primetime TV production, commercial production, and movie making.
Now, Sony has taken the next evolutionary step with the next generation 24P camcorder, the SRW-9000 HDCAM-SR™ camcorder. This inherits 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 top-quality 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 users who 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 Motion™ variable 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. Both now and into the future, the SRW-9000 will help ignite a passion for stunning visual productions in digital cinema, commercial programs, TV dramas, and documentaries.
Breathtaking HDCAM SR Picture Quality
The SRW-9000 is a one-piece HDCAM-SR camcorder that delivers full HD resolution images and employs 2/3-type IT CCD. Combining this CCD with a high-precision 14-bit A/D converter and digital signal processing, the camcorder is able to capture and reproduce stunning-quality 1080/60P and 1080/50P images with low noise and high sensitivity. Furthermore, Sony’s BP-GL Series of on-board batteries can be attached to provide an additional power supply. With its self-contained recording media (based on the HDCAM-SR format) and compact one-piece design, the SRW-9000 delivers powerful mobility and comfortable shooting – both indoors and outside.
Full-bandwidth RGB 4:4:4 Digital Image Capturing
With the addition of the optional HKSR-9003 RGB 4:4:4 Processing Board, the SRW-9000 offers a full-bandwidth digital 4:4:4 high-definition Red, Green, and Blue signal processing and output capability for highly demanding picture productions. ?The SRW-9000 also offers S-LOG Gamma with the same optional board, allowing users to flexibly adjust images in the post-production process.
Variable Frame Rate Image Capturing
By adding the HKSR-9002 Picture Cache Board, the SRW-9000 is capable of recording images at a variable frame rate from 1 fps to 60 fps in 4:2:2 mode. And by combining the HKSR-9002 with the HKSR-9003, it can perform the same function even in 4:4:4 mode.
Wide Choice of Viewfinders
The SRW-9000 accepts three types of viewfinder, including the HDVF-20A/200, HDVF-C35W, and HDVF-C30WR. The newly introduced HDVF-C30WR is especially suited for use with the SRW-9000, offering improved focus assist functions, a color brightness level indicator, and numerous other beneficial features. Moreover, with pre-installed viewing LUTs (look-up tables) for S-Log Gamma, this viewfinder provides users with easier focus adjustment and a more intuitive photo-shooting operation.
Versatile Gamma Settings
Including unique S-LOG Gamma (HKSR-9003), HyperGamma, and customizable gamma curve (standard).
Picture Cache Re-recording Capability
Everything captured up to a maximum of three seconds before the REC button is pressed is recorded to HDCAM-SR tape when the camcorder is in stand-by mode.
When using the HKSR-9001, additional dual-link HD-SDI outputs and an additional AUX input port are provided, allowing the camcorder to be connected with an external audio multiplexing device.
Wide Range of Accessories
The SRW-9000 is compatible with a wide range of accessories for the HDW-F900, F23, SRW-1, and ARRI.
“A breathtaking price no doubt… just in case you rob a bank or win the lotto or get fed up with your EX-3. Next year this camera will be superseded by the SWR-90000 “.
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