Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


In 2000, Sony introduced the legendary HDWF900 – the first model in Sony’s “24P-capable” CineAlta lineup. Since then, the HDW-F900 – and its successor model, the HDWF900R – 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 SRW9000 HDCAM-SR camcorder. The SRW9000 inherits many of the excellent qualities of the HDWF900/F900R, plus it offers incredible operational mobility – thanks to its one-piece body and outstanding picture performance. .

In standard configuration, the SRW9000 is capable of top-quality 4:2:2 Y/Cb/Cr 10-bit recording at 1080/23.98P/24P/25P and 29.97P/1080/50i and 59.94i. The SRW9000 can also record 4:2:2 720/50P and 59.94P signals, for users who require further creative performance, a variety of option cards can be added. This allows for users to benefit from full-bandwidth 1080 RGB 4:4:4 capturing, SR Motionvariable frame rate capturing, as well as S-Log Gamma, and additional signal inputs and outputs. .

Providing improved operational flexibility and cost benefits, the SRW9000 is the perfect choice for anyone seeking HDCAM-SR picture quality and a high level of creative freedom. Now and into the future, the SRW9000 will ignite a passion for stunning visual productions in digital cinema, commercial programs, TV dramas, and documentaries.

The SRW9000 is a one-piece HDCAM-SR camcorder that delivers full HD resolution images and employs 2/3 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 extremely high-quality 1080/60P and 1080/50P images with low noise and high sensitivity. With its self-contained recording media and compact one-piece design, the SRW9000 delivers highly competive images.

With the optional HKSR-9003 RGB 4:4:4 Processing Board, the SRW-9000 offers full-bandwidth digital 4:4:4 high-definition Red, Green, and Blue signal processing and output capability. The HKSR9003 also enables S-LOG Gamma, allowing users to flexibly adjust images in the post-production process

By adding the HKSR-9002 Picture Cache Board, the SRW-9000 can record images from 1 fps to 60 fps in 4:2:2 mode. By combining the HKSR-9002 with the HKSR-9003, the SRW9000 can perform the same function in 4:4:4 mode. The newly introduced HDVFC30WR is especially suited for use with the SRW9000, 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. The SRW9000 can also utilize the HDVF20A. HKSR9001 Dual-link HD-SDI outputs and an additional AUX input port are provided with the HKSR9001 allowing the camcorder to be connected with an external audio multiplexing device or RGB monitor such as the BVML230.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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