Sony HDW-M2000/20 HDCAM Studio VTR w/ multiformat playback
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$ 59,950.00
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HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder. Plays Digital Betacam, Betacam/SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX. Records and plays HDCAM at frame rates: 1080/23.98, 1080/24, 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, and 25 PsF (note: Pulldown output is not available in this model). Built-in up-conversion of playback-compatible Standard Definition tapes to 1080i and down-conversion of HDCAM tapes to 480i is a standard feature. Metadata handling, UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) record capability, and simplified menu setups and firmware upgrades via Memory Stick® media. Capable of handling Dolby-E and AC-3 audio.


  • HDCAM native recording and playback
  • Supports 1080/59.94i, 23.98 PsF, 24 PsF, 29.97PsF, 50i, 25PsF and 1035/59.94i
  • Multi-format playback of Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP and Betacam
  • Built-in up-conversion and down-conversion
  • 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 1035/1080
  • Records UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) as part of the Metadata stream
  • Menu set-up and firmware ugprades performed via Memory Stick media


HDCAM VTRHDCAM Format: high picture quality, long playback time of up to 124 minutes, compatible camcorders available.
Supports 23.98, 24, 60i, and 50i frame ratesSupports Recording at 23.98/24PsF, 50i/59.94i, 25PsF, 29.97Psf Frame Rates. Allows use of tapes from U.S., Europe, and other countries.
Metadata handlingMetadata handling: Ancillary data can be recorded in a dedicated portion of the vertical interval. Can also record UMID (Unique Material Identifier Data) as part of the Metadata stream.
Tele-File SystemTele-File System: This VTR is equipped with Sony's Tele-File system allowing it 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.


Analog Audio Performance 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)
Analog Composite Out Performance SpecificationsDetail:
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
Digital Audio Performance SpecificationsDetail:
Headroom20 dB (or 18 dB selectable)
Quantization20 bit/sample
Sampling Frequency48 kHz (Syncronized with video)
Wow & flutterBelow measurable level
Digital Video Performance SpecificationsDetail:
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
General SpecificationsDetail:
124 min (w/ BCT124HDL Caas)59.94i
149 min (w/ BCT124HDL Cass)50i
40 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)59.94i
48 min (w/ BCT40HD Cass)50i
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 minutes
(with BCT-124HDL cassette)
Load/Unload Time6 s or less (both L and S cassettes)
Operating Humidity25 to 90%
Operating Temperature41 to 104 °F (+5 to +40 °C)
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)
Storage Temperature-4 to +140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Tape FormatHDCAM
Weight50 lb 11 oz (23 kg)
General - Search Speed Range Shuttle Mod SpecificationsDetail:
Betacam/Betacam SPStill to ±35 times normal speed playback (525/59.94)
Still to ±42 times normal speed playback (625/50)
Digital BetacamStill to ±50 times normal speed playback
HDCAMStill to ±50 times normal speed playback (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
Still to ±58 times normal speed playback (50i and 25PsF)
Still to ±60 times normal speed playback (24PsF and 23.98PsF)
MPEG IMXStill to ±78 times normal speed playback
General - Search Speed Range Variable Mo SpecificationsDetail:
Betacam SX-1 to +2 times normal speed playback
Betacam/Betacam SP-1 to +3 times normal speed playback
Digital Betacam-1 to +3 times normal speed playback
HDCAM-1 to +2 times normal speed playback
JOG ModeStill to ±1 times normal speed playback
MPEG IMX-1 to +3 times normal speed playback
General - Shuttle Mode SpecificationsDetail:
Betacam SXStill to ±78 times normal speed playback
General - Tape Speed SpecificationsDetail:
Betacam SX59.6 mm/s
Betacam/Betacam SP118.6 mm/s (525/59.94)
101.5 mm/s (625/50)
Digital Betacam96.7 mm/s
HDCAM96.7 mm/s (59.94i and 29.97PsF)
80.6 mm/s (50i and 25PsF)
77.4 mm/s (24PsF and 23.98PsF)
MPEG IMX64.5 mm/s (525/59.94)
53.8 mm (625/50)
Input/Output SpecificationsDetail:
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
Analog Audio Output(CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR-3-pin type (male) x 5
+4 dBm (600 ? load)
Low impedance
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
Digital Audio Output(CH1/2 3/4)
BNC x 4
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
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?
XLR-3-pin type (female) x 1
0.5 to 18 Vp-p
10 k?
Time Code OutputXLR-3-pin type (male) x 1
2.2 Vp-p
Low impedance
Video ControlD-sub 9-pin
D-sub 15-pin

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories

RMM131//ARack Mount Kit for Video Tape Recorder
RM280Remote Edit Controller
RCC5G/USRS-422 Cable

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