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Sony HDW-F900 CineAlta 24P HDCam Camcorder -- Body Only

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The Sony HDW-F900 is a ground-breaking digital HDCAM™ camcorder that extends both the company’s unique digital heritage and its unrivaled experience in the art of imaging. The physical resemblance of the HDW-F900 to the
highly successful Digital Betacam™ camcorders is intentional, although there are some subtle but very relevant changes that further enhance operational familiarity and ease of use. Because of its outstanding picture quality and operational
flexibility, this camera offers an important new alternative to 24-frame film origination for major television productions and commercials. The HDW-F900 is already accepted as the Digital Movie Camera, ideal for exploring new horizons
in digital movie-making. What distinguishes the HDW-F900 from any contemporary camcorder is its ability to capture
and record digital high definition pictures – at 24 progressive frames per second – just like a conventional film camera. Moving pictures are digitally imaged in accordance with the CIF (Common Image Format) standard, which
specifies a sampling structure of 1920 active pixels horizontally by 1080 active pixels vertically. What makes the HDW-F900 so universally exciting is that, as well as recording at 24P, it is switchable to record at 25P, 30P progressive scan, and also at either 50 or 60 Hz interlaced.


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The Sony HDW-F900 is capable of record/playback of 1080 line 24/25/30 frame progressive or 50/60 interlace images. Memory Stick setup system memorizes various parameter settings and provides install recall at any time.
It is capable of shooting in various frame rates (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 59.94), in NTSC or PAL, and in both progressive and interlaced modes. Its native aspect ratio is 16:9 or 1.77:1, but masks can be set within the camera menus in order to frame for 4:3 or 2.35:1. Its resolution is 1920×1080.
The 12-bit A/D converter and Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) provide adjustable gamma points in order to provide realistic tonal reproduction.

Camera image capture complies with the ITU-R, BT 709-3 Recommendation for High Definition Production and International Programe Exchange. Equipped with the newly developed 2/3″ type 2,200,00 sensor FIT imager, providing high resolution 16:9 images. Compact, lightweight and robust body design with cinematography accessories attached. Continuous recording time of up to 50 minutes (24P mode)

Newly developed LSI for ADSP (advanced digital signal processor) improves picture quality, ensuring picture satbility and operational reliability while reducing total power consumption. A new Memory Stick setup sustem memorizes various parameter settings and provides install recall at any time. Electronic shutter functions such as ECS and Super EVS provide blur free images. Various indications for operational reliability. Dual filter wheels for neutral density and color temperature control

The HDW-F900 produces picture with astonishing color reproduction accuracy. The Multi Matrix function also offers unique possibilities for creative intervention by allowing selective color enhancement of alteration. Multi Matrix allows a particular color to be selected and its hue changed over a range of approximately 20 degrees. Color Balance is widely accepted as one of the key settings for any shot. There are a number of ways of setting this when working with the HDW-F900.

Paint functions permit color levels to be adjusted on set according to the cinematographers creative needs. The picture can be changed electronically to make it warmer or colder. This feature can be used very creatively, particularly with scenes with mixed color lighting. The HDW-F900 can handle a very impressive contrast range. For the most challenging of light settings and associated scene conditions, a number of useful operational features are available that allow image optimization in real-time to help capture the desired mood of a shot.

The Soft Focus adjustment is particularly convenient for those who find conventional digital images to be too sharp and allow cinematic or film-like images to be created. Allows the image detail enhancement in the highlight area to look more natural. This control the detail level of objects with specific color tonality allowing for a separate image enhancement (or de-enhancement) to occur in those color areas while not affecting the rest of the scene content.

Product Info
Rental IncludesHDW-F900 Body & Viewfinder, Manual, Sony Camera Plate, T-Support Bracket, Chrosziel Toe-Plate with 15mm Rods, Body Cap, 2 - Hytron 140 Batteries, A-B Battery Charger, IDX 60w Power Supply, 4 Pin XLR Power Cable, On Camera Mic, Memory Stick, Evertz Downconverter, Molded Case.
Camera Info
Lens MountB4
Battery TypeGold Mount
Media TypeTape

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