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Sony Professional DSR-1500A DVCAM Half-rack Studio Editing Player / Recorder (DSR1500A )

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The DSR-1500A comes equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK IEEE 1394 DV I/O connection allowing it to be immediately integrated into non-linear systems with connection compatibility.
  • MacMall Part #: 754226 
  • Manufacturer Part #: DSR1500A  
  • Platform: Universal 

The DSR-1500A incorporates the same innovative, high standard technology featured in the DSR-2000 into a compact, half-rack width design. The space-saving size makes the DSR-1500 ideal for such installations as in OB vehicles and with desktop editing systems. A key feature of the DSR-1500 is its recording and playback compatibility of consumer DV (SP mode only) in addition to DVCAM as well as playback capability of DVCPRO 25 Mbps recordings, and its ability to automatically accommodate all standardized cassette sizes without the need for an adapter or changing menu settings. ; The DSR-1500A comes equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK IEEE 1394 DV I/O connection allowing it to be immediately integrated into non-linear systems with connection compatibility. The unit is also equipped with a wide range of standard analog outputs, enabling it to function not only as a feeder for an analog editing system but also as a stand alone playback viewer. By configuring the DSR-1500A from either or both of its optional interface boards, it can be equipped to meet a broad range of professional user requirements. ; There are two optional interface boards available for the DSR-1500. The DSBK-1501 combination SDI/SDTI/AES/EBU interface option board ensures a migration path to and from Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX and other digital video systems. The DSBK-1504 interface board which includes component, composite and audio connections provide the bridge to existing analog based systems and equipment, and also allows the information to be transferred E to E via the standard i.LINK DV I/O connection. The DSR-1500A is truly the most versatile digital VTR for its size, features and cost performance.

VITC Time Code:
– The DSR-1500 supports both time code in the tape's sub code area, and also VITC through all video signal interfaces.
Built-in Signal Generator:
– Equipped with a built-in signal generator, the DSR-1500 can generate color bars or Black burst for video, and 1 kHz tone or mute signal for audio.
Closed Caption:
– Closed Caption signals can be recorded and played back through analog and SDI interfaces.
Control S Interface:
– The Control S (SIRCS) interface enables connection to the DSRM-10 remote controller Unit for remote control, including Jog/Shuttle operation.
Picture Search by Menu Keys:
– The DSR-1500 provides a picture search function by use of the menu keys on the front panel. By pressing the left and right buttons, search speed of 10 times normal speed is available both in forward and reverse. The up and down buttons allow frame by frame picture search in forward and reverse. Also, search speed of 0.5 times is possible by continuously pressing these buttons.
Universal AC Powering System:
– The DSR-1500 employs a universal powering system to handle AC 100V to 240V, 50 or 60 Hz. The built-in regulator switches the unit to the appropriate voltage automatically. This allows the DSR-1500 to be used worldwide without the need for a transformer.
Full Range of Standard Analog Outputs:
– The DSR-1500 is equipped with a comprehensive range of analog output interfaces for both video and audio: composite, component, S-Video (Y/C) for video, and two channels of audio (via XLR connectors) are all standard. *Composite, component or S-Video is selectable through the menu.
DVCAM Digital Component Recording Format:
– The DVCAM format uses 8-bit digital component recording with a 5:1 compression ratio and a sampling rate of 4:1:1. The DV compression algorithm provides excellent picture quality and superb multigenerational performance.
PCM Digital Audio:
– The DSR-1500 offers superb PCM digital audio performance with a wide dynamic range and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. There are two selectable audio recording modes: 2CH mode with 48 kHz/16-bit or 4CH mode with 32 kHz/12-bit.
Playback Compatibility with DV (25 Mbps) Format:
– The DSR-1500 offers excellent playback compatibility of DV (25Mbps) format recordings. The DV formats include DVCAM, DV (SP mode only) and DVCPRO 25*. These tapes can be played back and utilized directly as editing materials with +/-0 Frame accuracy..
Triple-positioning Cassette Compartment:
– Triple-positioning cassette compartment automatically accepts DVCPRO M-size cassette tapes in addition to standard and mini size cassette tapes of DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO. Cassette insertion is done without the need to attach an external adapter, or without the need to set the playback format mode before use.
Compact Size:
– The DSR-1500 is half-rack size, 3U high. With this compact design, the DSR-1500 can be easily installed in a variety of applications. Ideal uses include as an editor/ feeder for desktop nonlinear editing systems, or for installations in confined spaces, such as OB vehicles.
Digital Slow Motion and Jog Sound:
– The DSR-1500 offers a variable speed playback function with a range of -0.5 to +0.5 times normal speed. Within this range, the unit can play back digital noiseless slow motion pictures and jog sound. This makes it possible to locate editing points quickly and accurately. This feature is available for all DV (25Mbps) format recorded tapes.
Frame Accurate Editing:
– The DSR-1500 is equipped with an RS-422A remote control connection to interface with the other RS-422A equipment. i.LINK based control is also available by installing the optional DSBK-1503 board. Frame accurate editing is possible through either interface.
Audio Level Control:
– Audio levels can be adjusted with the control knobs on the front panel in either the record or playback mode.
Power Requirements: AC 100-240V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: Approx. 60 W (with all options)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 8 3/8" x 5 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches
Weight: 13 lb. 3 oz

Technical Specs

Video Features
Format DV
# of Heads 0
VCR Plus+ No
VCR Plus+ Gold No
Cable mouse No
Index search No
Shuttle control on VCR No
Shuttle control on remote No
On screen display No
Multibrand remote No
Record speeds SP
Playback speeds SP
Cable-box/DSS Program control? No
Quasi-SVHS Playback? No
Automatic Clock Set? No
Audio Features
Audio Stereo
Hi-Fi Stereo sound? Yes
SVHS output Yes
SVHS input Yes
DV input Yes
DV output Yes
Front A/V inputs No
Control-L jack? No
Manufacturer Information
Parts Warranty 1 year
Labor Warranty 1 year
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