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Sony HDW-F500 24P HDCam VTR

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The High Definition editing VTR records and plays the HDCAM format. The switchable frame rate allows recordings to be made at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 frames per second progressive and 50, 59.94, or 60 fields per second interlace.

Audio capabilities include (4) 20-bit channels, capable of handling Dolby “E”encoded audio tracks. HD SDI (with 4 channels of embedded audio) and AES/EBU audio interfaces are standard.


Rent for $500.00/day
Rent for $500.00 per day


  • Increased recording time with 24P Increased recording time with 24P: An important consideration with 24P recording is the increased record time on the same HDCAM cassette; a typical HDCAM cassette holds 124 minutes of 60 Hz HD material, but can hold 155 minutes of 24P HD material; a 25%
  • Video and audio pre-read Video and audio pre-read: Enables the efficient use of VTRs in any production environment; incorporates this feature as standard through the use of a set of pre-read heads.
  • HD-SDI Provides an uncompressed, 10-bit, digital component SMPTE-292M HD serial data stream with a bit rate of 1.5Gbps.
  • 3:2 pulldown board: Allows viewing of 24P recording at the conventional 60 Hz rate. When used in combination with the HKDV-501A down-converter board, 24P material can be viewed on standard NTSC monitors
  • 525 down-converter board HKDV501A: A studio quality down converter which outputs both standard definition digital and analog signals (525 and 625 modes).
Product Info
Manufacturer Part #HDW-F500
Rental Includes

HDW-F500 VTR, power cable, manual & case.

  • Size (W x H x D) - (16.8" x 9.3" x 20.5"
  • Power requirements - 90V ~ 264V, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption - 230W
  • Operating temperature - 41°F to 104°F
  • Storage temperature -20° - 60° C
  • Storage humidity - 20% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Operating humidity - 25% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Weight - 77 lbs.
  • Standby on Start - 0.5 seconds
  • Fast forward/rewind time - 180 seconds
  • Loading/unloading time - 6 seconds

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