Sony SRW-5100/1 HDCAM-SR Studio Player
SRW-5100/1 HDCAM-SR Studio Player
(no otion boards installed)
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"The Industry Standard"
- Playback-only VTR
- 4:4:4 Mode
- 2K Real-time Playback
- Multiple Frame Rates
- 880Mbps Maximum Bandwidth Rate
- 3D RGB & Double-speed Playback
- Internal Format Conversion
- 1080 50/60p (422) Support
The Sony SRW-5100/2
HDCAM-SR Studio Player is a full-bandwidth HDCAM-SR studio player. The deck
is used in conjunction with Sony's top-quality CineAlta line of cameras, to
deliver the pinnacle in high-definition program ingest and transfer. The
HDCAM-SR format has been widely accepted by top professionals as the HD format
of choice due to Sony's commitment to providing the highest quality solutions
for the most demanding cinematographers and HD broadcasters.
The SRW-5100/2 is capable of playing both standard HDCAM-SR frame rates while
still providing a wide range of other uses including output proxy files through
MPEG-2 editorial output for HDV copies of source footage. Additionally, the /2
upgrade adds 1080 50/60p playback support along with 3D RGB and double-speed
playback. This--combined with legacy playback of HDCAM or Digital BETA (using
optional HKSR-5802 board)--makes the SRW-5100/2 the ideal solution for top-end
HDTV, broadcast, commercial production, and 3D HD programming.
SRW-5100/2 player adopts the HDCAM-SR format and plays back 1920 x 1080
resolution high-definition signals using the MPEG-4 Studio Profile compression
scheme with a very mild compression ratio of 2.7:1 (4:2:2), 4:1 (4:4:4 SQ) or
2:1 (4:4:4 HQ) and 10-bit color depth. It enables both full-bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB
and high-quality 4:2:2 Y/Cb/Cr playback, delivering optimal picture performance
to suit many different production requirements.
SRW-5100/2 player can play back tapes recorded at the high data rate of
880Mbps, for 4:2:2/1080/60P and 50P mode, and 4:4:4 High Quality (HQ) mode with
the HKSR-5103 option board.
The 4:2:2/1080/60P and 50P recording mode is highly compatible with computer
graphics, games and other progressive-based programs. It also offers
exceptional picture performance when converting material originated in 1080/60P
or 50P format to 720P format, due to its original high resolution of 1920 x
1080 (requires HKSR-5001/20 option board). Another benefit of using the
4:2:2/1080/60P and 50P recording mode is that it enables image creation with
perfect playback slow-motion effects. The F35 recording mode of RGB 444 50P
recording is also supported for playback at speeds below 30P.
HQ mode also allows 4:4:4 RGB recordings with a milder compression ratio of
2:1. This can achieve higher picture quality compared with recording at
440Mbps, depending on the picture, and is ideal when the highest possible image
quality is the top priority.
Double Speed Playback
SRW-5100/2 allows all material whether 422 or RGB 444 to be transfered to
servers and nonlinear editing systems at twice the normal speed using a
standard Dual-link HD-SDI or single 3G interface. RGB 444 x2 playback using
Dual 3G links is also supported.
422 and RGB 444 playback (RGB using Dual 3G interface) are supported, so
recording is onto one tape for extreme security, perfect L/R synchronization
and 12 channels of audio.
96KHz Audio Sampling Support
SQ mode (440Mbps) 6 channels of 96KHZ playback are supported, while at HQ mode
(880Mbps) 12 channels are supported. This is particularly useful for BluRay
5100/2 can now support 3 different 2K modes with real-time playback: firstly
2048 x 1080 RGB 10 bit, then the DCI standard of 2048 x 1080 12 bit XYZ
(Digital Cinema standard), and lastly full open gate 2048 x 1556 playback.
SRW-5100/2 comes equipped with 3G-SDI (2.97 Gbps) interfaces, which allow users
to transfer 4:2:2/1080p or 4:4:4/1080i materials via a single SDI connection,
for less complexity in system configuration. Users can select either dual-link
HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI via the menu. Furthermore, dual-link 3G-SDI is also supported
for transferring 4:4:4 signals in double-speed mode and 3D stereoscopic mode.
SRW-5100/2 can output materials in 4:4:4/1080i and 4:2:2/1080p (with optional
HKSR-5103 board), 1080i, or 720p formats via its HDMI port (which requires the
HKSR-5105 board). This allows users to instantly view the HDCAM-SR contents in
their native signal format on a wide range of displays such as televisions and
projectors. This capability enables the SRW-5100 player to be used at
exhibitions and conferences for simple viewings, screenings, and presentations.
SRW-5100/2 can output a 25Mbps HDV1080i stream (MPEG-2 TS) to HDV products or
HDV-based nonlinear editors via its i.LINK port (using the optional HKSR-5105
board). It supports 59.94i/50i output, and 23.98PsF materials are output as
1080/59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down conversion. 1080p and 720p materials can
also be output as 1080i signals. This capability is useful for offline editing.
Legacy Playback Capability
SRW-5100/2 can optionally play back HDCAM and Digital Betacam format tapes for
more flexible operation (using the optional HKSR-5802 board).
Internal Format Conversion
SRW-5100/2 is optionally equipped with a powerful internal format converter
that enables many different types of conversion such as 3:2 pulldown,
upconversion, downconversion, cross-conversion and color-space conversion. This
powerful optional HKSR-5001 format converter board makes the SRW-5100/2 very
versatile in post-production.
Easy Management of Setup/System Menus
SRW-5100/2 offers a highly effective way to manage its System Menu. Up to eight
groups of parameters in the System Menu and Setup Menu can be individually
saved as bank memory onto the internal memory of the VTR. They can also be
saved onto Memory Stick media, enabling them to be copied onto other SRW-5100
VTRs for quick and consistent setup of multiple VTRs.
Furthermore, equipped with an Ethernet interface, the SRW-5100 allows operators
to remotely view the setup parameters saved in the VTR's memory bank, and to
select a bank they want to use through a PC.
unique feature of the SRW-5100/2 allows users to seamlessly integrate the VTR
into a 59.94 editing environment. In doing so, users can directly perform
insert editing--from a 23.98PsF master tape to either a 1080/59.94i or a
525/59.94i recording--without having to first dub the master to 59.94 format.
Audio Output Channel Selection
SRW-5100/2 is equipped with a unique internal audio-output router, which enables
flexible audio-output channel routing without the use of an external
audio-routing device. Any of the tape's available channels can be assigned to
the embedded HD-SDI (Ch 1-12) and SDI (Ch 1-8) audio-output channels. This
feature provides the flexibility needed when recording audio to different tape
High-Speed Color Picture Search
SRW-5100/2 provides recognizable color pictures in Shuttle mode at speeds of up
to 42 times normal playback for the HDCAM-SR format, and at speeds of up to 50
times normal playback for the HDCAM and Digital BETACAM formats.
Long Playback Time on a Single Cassette
the technologically advanced HDCAM-SR format's high-density recording
capability and compression technology, the SRW-5100/2 is capable of playing
back up to 155 minutes at 1080/24PsF and up to 124 minutes at 1080/59.94i or
720/59.94p on a single L-sized cassette. S-sized cassettes can also be used,
playing back up to 50 minutes of recorded material at 1080/24PsF and up to 40
minutes at 1080/59.94i or 720/59.94p.
Noiseless Picture Playback
SRW-5100/2 comes with a playback capability that provides high-quality pictures
in a range of -0.5 to +1 times normal playback speed during the playback of
Digital Jog Sound
Jog mode, all 12 audio digital channels of the HDCAM-SR format or all four
channels of the HDCAM format can be reproduced with a responsiveness and sound
quality reminiscent of analog audio. This feature is essential to quickly and
precisely establish an editing point while monitoring digital audio signals
that remain synchronized with the pictures.
Off-speed Playback Capability
order to play back material at different speeds for applications such as
slow-motion or fast-motion, the SRW-5100/2 is equipped with a built-in
off-speed playback capability.
Selectable Picture Modes
modes of operation--SQUEEZE, LETTER BOX, and EDGE CROP--are available to
provide the correct presentation for each application type.
Playback of Tapes Recorded by SRW-1
SRW-5100/2 VTR is capable of playing back tapes recorded by the SRW-1 recorder
in several unique modes: 3D Stereoscopic (Dual Stream); 1080/4:2:2/60p; or
Select FPS mode.
front control panel of the SRW-5100/2 is extremely user friendly, with a design
and functionality inherited from the widely used HDW-F500. In addition, the
control panel has a large 6.4" type LCD display that provides
comprehensive information, including color thumbnails for quick location of
parameters, which is used in combination with eight menu buttons placed along
the side of the display.
maintenance is always a concern for VTR users. So, just like the majority of
VTRs from Sony, the SRW-5100/2 drum assembly has been designed with an auto-adjustment
function that simplifies and reduces maintenance time.