Digital Betacam Recorder
DVW-2000 Series
DVW-M2000
DVW-M2000P
DVW-2000
DVW-2000P
DVW-M2000
DVW-2000
A New Plateau of Digital Betacam Studio Recorders Delivering Proven Picture Quality and Reliability
Together With Added Flexibility and Scalability
Since the introduction of the Digital Betacam format in 1993, Digital Betacam products have
been widely accepted by a number of customers such as video production houses and
broadcasters around the world. Its outstanding picture quality, multi-generation capabilities,
and proven reliability have made the Digital Betacam format a standard for high-end video
production applications.
One decade after its launch, Sony has further evolved its range of Digital Betacam products
by enhancing their flexibility, scalability, and operability - the result is the new DVW-M2000
and DVW-2000 Studio Recorders. These recorders inherit all the advantages of previous
models, DVW-A500, such as superb picture quality and outstanding video performance.
What's more, the DVW-M2000 VTR also provides powerful playback capability for all Sony
1/2-inch standard-definition format tapes*, allowing for continuous use of important archive
materials and acquisition tools.
Furthermore, a plug-in HD upconversion option allows these VTRs to output HD signals of
1080/59.94i or 720/59.94P (DVW-M2000/2000), or 1080/50i (DVW-M2000P/2000P).
This is possible not only from Digital Betacam playback, but also from the playback signals of
other compatible formats** such as the BetacamTM and MPEG IMXTM formats, providing a
very smooth migration to future HD operations. Further advancements such as metadata
handling capability, flexible audio operation, and a compact body design are all incorporated
in these VTRs to increase their operational convenience.
The new DVW-2000 Series of Digital Betacam VTRs will continue to offer top-quality SD
recording, while allowing use of SD archives and bridging the way to future HD operations.
*The DVW-2000 model records and plays back Digital Betacam tapes only.
**Upconversion from SD formats other than Digital Betacam is possible only on the DVW-M2000 model.
In this brochure, "DVW-M2000" and "DVW-2000" refer to both NTSC and PAL models.
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MAIN FEATURES
DVW-2000 Series VTRs Line-up
Model Name
Record
Playback
DVW-M2000/M2000P
DVW-2000/2000P
Outstanding Picture Quality of the
Digital Betacam Format
DVW-2000 Series VTRs use component digital
recording, which provides superb picture quality,
multi-generation capability, and editing
performance. The use of a very mild
compression ratio produces picture quality that
is equivalent to baseband signals.
Powerful Legacy Playback Capability
(DVW-M2000)
Optional HD Upconversion Capability*
One of the distinct advantages of the new
DVW-2000 Series Recorders is the optional HD
upconversion capability, providing 1080/59.94i
or 720/59.94P (DVW-M2000/2000), or 1080/50i
(DVW-M2000P/2000P) HD outputs.
Furthermore, the DVW-M2000 VTR can output
these HD signals when playing back any of its
playback-compatible formats. This option
allows smooth migration to today's and future
HDTV operations.
*Requires the optional BKMW-104 board.
The DVW-M2000 VTR provides the powerful
capability to playback all Sony 1/2-inch SD
formats including Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX,
Betacam SX, Betacam SP, and Betacam formats,
allowing users to continue to utilize archive
material. Furthermore, this allows a flexible
choice of acquisition tools, ranging from analog
Betacam and Betacam SX to MPEG IMX
formats. This VTR can also be used as a
multi-format feeder in the editing suite,
minimizing the amount of equipment needed.
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MAIN FEATURES
Compact Body Design and Low Power
Consumption
All VTRs in the DVW-2000 Series feature a
compact 4U design* and weigh only 23 kg
(50 lb 11 oz) - 12 kg (approx. 26 lb) less than
the previous model, the DVW-A500 VTR - while
incorporating additional functionalities.
They also achieve low power consumption of
200 W (DVW-2000)/220 W (DVW-M2000) which is much lower than that of the
DVW-A500 VTR.
*427 x 174 x 544 mm (16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches)
DVW-A500
DVW-2000 Series
Long Recording Time
The DVW-2000 Series VTR's long recording and
playback times allow recordings of up to 124
minutes on a large cassette and up to 40
minutes on a small cassette.
Versatile Interface
The DVW-2000 Series VTRs come equipped
with a wide array of interfaces as standard.
These include SDI I/O, analog component I/O,
digital and analog audio I/O, and time code I/O.
Analog composite I/O and a 50-pin parallel
remote interface are also included as standard.
By adding the optional BKMW-104 board,
HD-SDI output is available.
This allows DVW-2000 Series VTRs to be easily
integrated into a variety of systems.
High-quality Digital Audio
DVW-2000 Series VTRs provide four-channels of
independently editable, 20-bit digital audio.
DVW-M2000 Front Panel
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COMPREHENSIVE EDITING FEATURES
Frame-accurate Insert/Assemble
Editing
DVW-2000 Series VTRs enable insert and
assemble editing with ±0 frame accuracy.
This allows precise editing on DVW tapes in
machine-to-machine or A/B-roll configurations.
Pre-read Editing Capability
These VTRs are equipped with advanced
playback heads to enable pre-read editing.
This provides single-VTR titling, audio mix/swap,
and voice over with no delay between video
and audio. In addition, A/B-roll editing with
two VTRs is available.
Digital Audio Jog Sound
These VTRs provide complete reproduction of
four channels of digital audio in Jog mode
during normal playback speed, whether forward
or reverse. This feature is helpful for quickly
and precisely establishing an editing point while
monitoring the digital audio signals, which
remain in absolute sync with the pictures.
High-speed Picture Search
DVW-2000 Series VTRs provide a high-speed
picture search capability:
* Digital Betacam tape: ±50 times (in color)
* MPEG IMX tape: ±78 times (in color)
* Betacam SX tape: ±78 times (in color)
* Betacam SP/Betacam tape: ±35 times (NTSC)/
±42 times (PAL) (up to ±10 times in color)
Variable Speed Playback
DVW-2000 Series VTRs provide variable speed
playback, from -1 to 3 times
(in Digital Betacam/MPEG IMX/Betacam SP/
Betacam format) or from -1 to 2 times
(Betacam SX format) normal speed.
Dynamic Motion Control (DMC)
Functionality
Equipped with Dynamic Motion Control
functionality, these VTRs provide programmable
slow-motion playback. This can be controlled
via the control panel of the VTR or from an
external controller such as a Sony BVE Series
Editor or DTR-3000 Slow Motion Controller.
DVW-M2000 Rear Panel
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EASY OPERATION
Easy Setup Using "Memory Stick"TM
Media
Equipped with a Memory Stick slot inside their
front panels, the DVW-2000 VTRs provide
Memory Stick functionality, which allows setup
files to be saved on and recalled from a Memory
Stick media. These files can later be copied
onto another DVW-2000 Series VTR, enabling
quick and consistent setup of multiple VTRs.
"Memory Stick" Slot
Metadata Functionalities
DVW-2000 Series VTRs can handle various kinds
of metadata, which can be used in subsequent
production processes to drastically increase
productivity:
* Shot Mark handling capability, for quick
cue-up to user-defined shot points
* UMID capability to automatically generate
and record UMID - the globally unique
material identifier used for the identification
of picture/audio material (standardized in
SMPTE330M)
* Built-in Tele-FileTM module to enable cassette
content information to be written to or read
from a Tele-File label (Optional: MLB-1M-100)
Easy Maintenance
Most of the circuitry of DVW-2000 Series VTRs
is arranged on plug-in boards to allow quick
and easy maintenance. The drum assembly has
been designed for simple, low-cost maintenance
by adopting the upper drum mechanism and
auto adjustment function used in Sony
MPEG IMX and Betacam SX VTRs.
This helps to drastically reduce the frequency of
periodic scanner replacement as compared to
previous Digital Betacam models. Another
advanced tool for easy maintenance is the
optional BZNW-1000 ISRTM Proxy Software.
This runs on a standard PC, and enables remote
maintenance and monitoring of the DVW-2000
Series VTR over an Ethernet network*.
*To connect DVW-2000 Series VTRs to a network, an
RS-232C/Ethernet hub is required. For recommended
models, please contact the nearest Sony office.
BZNW-1000 ISR Proxy Software
Other Features
* Optional control panel for remote controls
BKDW-101 with BKMW-102 case
* Built-in signal generator
* Easy integration into FlexicartTM and
LMS Systems
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SPECIFICATIONS
DVW-M2000/M2000P
General
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Mass
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Tape speed
Digital Betacam
MPEG IMX
Betacam SX
Betacam/Betacam SP
Recording/playback time (Digital Betacam)
Fast forward/rewind time
Search speed range
Digital Betacam
MPEG IMX
Betacam SX
Betacam/Betacam SP
Servo lock time
Load/unload time
Output signals
Analog composite input
Analog composite output
Analog component input
Analog component output
SDI input
SDI output
HD-SDI output (option)
Analog audio input
Analog audio output
Cue audio input
Cue audio output
Digital audio input
Digital audio output
Remote control
Remote (RS-422A)
RS-232C (ISR*)
Parallel remote
Video control
Control panel
Time code input
Time code output
Memory card insertion slot
Monitor output L/R
Phones
Processor adjustment range
Video level
Chroma level
Set up/black level
Chroma phase/hue
System sync phase
System SC phase
Y/C delay
Composite input level
Digital video performance
Sampling frequency
Quantization
Error correction
Digital input to analog component output
Analog component input to analog component output
Analog composite input to analog composite output
Digital audio performance
Sampling frequency
Quantization
Analog input to analog output
Head room
Emphasis (ON/OFF selectable in REC mode)
Supplied accessories
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
220 W
+5 ˚C to +40 ˚C (+41 ˚F to +104 ˚F)
-20 ˚C to +60 ˚C (-4 ˚F to +140 ˚F)
20% to 90% (relative humidity)
23.5 kg (52 lb 11 oz)
427 x 174 x 544 mm (16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches)
96.7 mm/s
64.467(NTSC)/53.776(PAL) mm/s
59.515 (NTSC)/59.575 (PAL) mm/s
118.6 (NTSC)/101.51 (PAL) mm/s
Max. 124 min with BCT-D124L cassette
Approx. 3 min with BCT-D124L cassette
±50 times normal playback speed
±78 times normal playback speed
±78 times normal playback speed
±35 (NTSC)/±42 (PAL) times normal playback speed
0.5 (NTSC)/0.7 (PAL) s or less (from standby on)
6 s or less
DVW-2000/2000P
200 W
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BNC (x2, including one loop through out), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 1, sync negative
BNC (x3, including one character out), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 1, sync negative
BNC (x3, for 1 set, Y/R-Y/B-Y),Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 1, sync negative, R-Y/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 1
BNC (x3, for 1 set, Y/R-Y/B-Y),Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 1, sync negative, R-Y/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 1
BNC (x2, including one active through out), SMPTE 259M (ITU-R BT.656-3), 270 Mb/s
BNC (x3, including one character out), SMPTE 259M (ITU-R BT.656-3), 270 Mb/s
BNC (x3)
XLR (x4) (4CH: channel selectable)
XLR (x4) (4CH: channel selectable)
XLR (x1, only Digital Betacam recording)
XLR (x1, only Digital Betacam playback)
BNC (x2), 4 channels, AES/EBU, default 48 kHz (32 to 48 kHz with sample rate converter), complies with AES-3id-1995
BNC (x4), 8 channels, AES/EBU, 48 kHz fixed, complies with AES-3id-1995
BNC (x2), 4 channels, AES/EBU, 48 kHz fixed, complies with AES-3id-1995
D-sub 9-pin (x2), Sony 9-pin remote interface
D-sub 9-pin (x1), RS-232C interface
D-sub 50-pin (x1)
D-sub 15-pin (x1, for connection with BVR-50/50P Video Controller)
D-sub 9-pin (x1, for connection with HKDV-503/900 Video Controller)
Circular connector 10-pin
XLR (x1)
XLR (x1)
“Memory Stick“ slot (x1)
XLR (x2) (channel selectable)
JM-60 Stereo phone jack
±3 dB/ -' to 3 dB selectable
±3 dB/ -' to 3 dB selectable
±30 IRE/±210 mV
±30˚
±15 µs
±200 ns
±100 ns (Betacam/Betacam SP playback only)
±3 dB
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Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz
10 bits/sample
Reed-Solomon code
D/A quantization: 10 bits/sample, Bandwidth: Y: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB, R-Y/B-Y: 0 to 2.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB,
S/N ratio: 62 dB or more, K-factor (2T pulse): 1% or less
A/D and D/A quantization: 10 bits/sample, Bandwidth: Y: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB, R-Y/B-Y: 0 to 2.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB,
S/N ratio: 56 dB or more, K-factor (2T pulse): 1% or less, LF non-linearity: 3% or less
A/D and D/A quantization: 10 bits/sample, Bandwidth: 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB, S/N ratio: 56 dB or more,
Differential gain: 2% or less, Differential phase: 2˚ or less, Y/C delay: 20 ns or less, K-factor (2T pulse): 1% or less
48 kHz (synchronized with video)
20 bits/sample
Frequency response (0 dB at 1kHz): 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB, Dynamic range (at 1 kHz, emphasis ON): More than 95 dB,
Distortion (at 1 kHz, emphasis ON, reference level): Less than 0.05%,
Cross talk (at 1 kHz, between any two channels): Less than -80 dB, Wow & flutter: Below measurable level
20 dB (18 dB selectable)
T1=50 µs, T2=15 µs
PSW 4x16 Rack mount screw (x4), Operation manual (x1), Installation manual (x1)
*ISR: Interactive Status Reporting
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
BKDW-101
BKMW-102
BKMW-103
BKMW-104
Control Panel
Remote Control Unit
Control Panel Expansion Kit
HD Upconverter Board
RCC-5G
RMM-131
BVR-50/50P
MLB-1M-100
Remote Cable
Rack Mount Kit
Video Controller
Tele-File Label
MSA8A/16A/32A/64A/128A
BZNW-1000
BCT-D6/D12/D22/D32/D40
ISR Proxy Remote Monitoring and
Maintenance Software
Digital Betacam Cassette (Small)
"Memory Stick" Media
BCT-D34L/D64L/D94L/D124L
Digital Betacam Cassette (Large)
SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS
Acquisition
In Flexicart and LMS Systems
DVS/DFS series
Digital Betacam
DVW-2000 series
DVW-2000 series
MPEG IMX*
Betacam SX*
Betacam/Betacam SP*
BVE series
*Only DVW-M2000 can playback these formats.
: Control
Linear A/B roll System
Digital Betacam
MPEG IMX
Betacam SX
Betacam SP
Betacam
LMS
DVW-2000 series VTR
As multi-segment VTR
Flexicart
Two-machine Editing
DVS/DFS series
DVW-2000 series
DVW-2000 series
BVE series
Distributed by
MSD2004-299 (10111V1) EXC00035
Printed in Hong Kong
: Video Signal
: Control
DVW-2000 series
: Control
: Video Signal
: Video Signal
©2004 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate.
Sony, Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP, Betacam,
Memory Stick, Tele-File, ISR and Flexicart are trademarks of Sony.
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