Sony HDW-2000/20 HDCAM VTR
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HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder. Records and plays HDCAM at frame rates: 1080/23.98, 1080/24PsF, 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, and 25 PsF (note: Pulldown output is not available in this model). Built-in down-conversion of HDCAM tapes (except those recorded at 23.98 Hz or 24Hz) to 480i is a standard feature. Metadata handling, UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) record capability, simplified menu setups and firmware upgrades via Memory Stick media are standard features. Capable of recording and playing back Dolby-E and AC-3 compressed audio streams..


  • HDCAM native recording and playback
  • Supports 1080/59.94i, 23.98 PsF& 24 PsF (playback ONLY), 29.97PsF, 50i, 25PsF and 1035/59.94i
  • Built-in down conversion (from 1080i/59.94)
  • Metadata handling
  • Dolby-E, AC-3 compatibility
  • Compact Body, 4RU height and low power consumption
  • Dynamic Motion Control (DMC)
  • Pre-read editing
  • standard line conversion for 1035/1080
  • Records UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) as part of the Metadata stream


HDCAM formatHDCAM format: high picture quality, long record time of up to 124 minutes, compatible camcorders available.
Built in Down ConversionBuilt-in down-conversion: 1080i HD recordings can be simultaneously output in Standard Definition; HD material can be used in today's standard definition environments; SD output allows selection from squeeze, letterbox, and edge crop modes.
Metadata HandlingMetadata handling: Ancillary date can be recorded in a dedicated portion of the vertical interval; this "metadata" can be used for user-defined data. Can also record UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) as part of the Metadata stream.
Pre-Read EditingPre-read Editing: Allows applications such as titling with a single VTR or A/B roll with just two VTRs.
Telefile SystemTele-File System: This VTR is equipped with Sony's Tele-File system allowing the VTR to read the data directly from a Tele-File label attached to the video cassette; the labels allow easy cataloging of information about the video, including shot marks, scene numbers, and script information.


General SpecificationsDetail:
A/D Quantization20 bit/sample
CrosstalkLess than -80 dB; (at 1 kHz between any two channels)
D/A Quantization20 bit/sample
DistortionLess than 0.05%, (at 1 kHz emphasis ON reference level)
Dynamic RangeMore than 95 dB, (at 1 kHz emphasis ON)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz; +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
BandwidthY: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB; R-Y/B-Y: 0 to 2.75 MHz +0.5 dB/-2.0 dB
Differential Gain2% or less
Differential Phase2% or less
K factor (2T pulse)1% or less
Output SCH PhaseBased upon RS-170A/CCIR R.624-3
S/N Ratio53 dB or more
Y/C Delay20 ns or less
Headroom20 dB (18 dB selectable)
Quantization20 bits/sample
Audio Sampling Frequency48 kHz (synchronized with video)
Wow & flutterBelow measurable level
Channel CodingS-I-NRZI PR-IV
CompressionCoefficient recording system
Error CorrectionReed-Solomon code
Quantization10 bit/sample (compression: 8 bit/sample)
Sampling FrequencyY: 74.25 MHz; R-Y/B-Y: 37.125 MHz
124 min (w/ BCT124HDL Caas)59.94i, 29.97PsF
149 min (w/ BCT124HDL Cass)50i, 25PsF
40 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)59.94i, 29.97PsF
48 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)50i, 25PsF
50 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)24PsF, 23.98PsF
ApplicationsStudio Recorder/Player
Dimensions (W x H x D)16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches (427 x 174 x 544 mm)
Fast Forward/Rewind TimeApprox. 3 min with BCT-D124L cassette
Load/Unload Time6 s or less (both L and S cassettes)
Operating Humidity25 to 90%
Power Consumption220 W
Power Requirements100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Servo Lock Time0.6 s or less (59.94i and 29.97PsF from standby on); 0.7 s or less (50i 25PsF 24PsF 23.98PsF from standby on)
Tape FormatHDCAM
Weight50 lb 11 oz (23 kg)
Analog Audio Input(CH1/2/3/4/CUE); XLR-3-pin type (female) x 5; Low off: -60 dBu high impedance balanced; High off: +4 dBu high impedance balanced; High on: -4 dBm 600 ? termination balanced
Analog Audio Monitor OutputXLR-3-pin type (male) x 2, +4 dBm at 600 ? load, Low Impedance, Balanced
Analog Audio Output(CH1/2/3/4/CUE), XLR-3-pin type (male) x 5, +4 dBm (600 ? load), Low impedance, Balanced
Analog Component OutputBNC x 3 for 1 set, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?, Sync negative
Analog Composite OutputBNC x 3 (RS-170A including one character out and one WFM out), Y: 1.0 Vp-p sync negative, R-Y/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p 75 ?
Control PanelD-sub 15-pin
Digital Audio Input(CH1/2 3/4), BNC x 2, AES/EBU
Digital Audio Output(CH1/2 3/4), BNC x 4, AES/EBU
HD-SDI InputBNC x 1 (SMPTE 292M); Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
HD-SDI OutputBNC x 3 (SMPTE 292M including one character out); Serial Digital (1.485 Gb/s)
Headphone OutputJM-60 Stereo phone jack (-? to -12 dBu at 8 ? load unbalanced)
Parallel RemoteD-sub 50-pin (x1)
Remote 1 InputD-sub 9-pin, Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote 1 Input/OutputD-sub 9-pin, Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote ControlD-sub 9-pin, RS-232C interface
SDI OutputBNC x 3 (SMPTE 259M including one character out), Serial Digital (270 Mb/s)
Time Code InputXLR-3-pin type (female) x 1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k? Balanced; XLR-3-pin type (female) x 1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k?, Balanced
Time Code OutputXLR-3-pin type (male) x 1, 2.2 Vp-p Low impedance Balanced
Video ControlD-sub 9-pin, D-sub 15-pin

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories

RM280Remote Edit Controller

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