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Sony DVW-970P, 3x 2/3" HAD CCD

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Sony DVW-970P

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Brief Overview:

Digital Betacam Camcorder, 4:3/16:9 Switchable, 25P, new Power HAD EXTMCCD sensors



14-bit A/D Conversion

Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP)

Outstanding Picture Quality of Digital Betacam Recording

High-quality Digital Audio

Long Recording Time

User-friendly Menu

Rugged and Ergonomic Design

Compact, Lightweight, and Low Power Consumption

Stereo Audio Output

Camera Remote Control

Dual Optical Filters Plus Electronic Colour Correction

Battery-remaining Display on Viewfinder

Slot for WRR-855 Series Wireless Microphone Receiver

Memory Stick stores camera set-up parameters

Film-like Images with Progressive Mode

Low-light Shooting

Picture Cache Recording (option)

Interval Recording (used with cache board)

Selectable Gamma Table Including Film-like Gamma

TruEye Processor

Adaptive Highlight Control

Triple Skin Tone Detail Control

Variable Black Gamma Range

Multi-matrix Function

Versatile Interfaces

Supplied Accessories:
Monoaural microphone
Shoulder Belt
Lens cap
Operation Manual


Digital Betacam has become the format of choice for the production of highest quality standard definition programmes. There is an installed base of over 99,000 products worldwide and the format is readily accepted by the world's most prestigious broadcasters. Digital Betacam camcorders, VTRs and players are in daily use around the world for productions where the ultimate standard definition quality is a critical requirement.

The DVW-970P camcorder is the most recent addition to the Digital Betacam family. It is the latest in a long line of broadcast camcorders and emphasises the continued commitment by Sony to the Digital Betacam format and its users.

This third generation Digital Betacam camcorder is widescreen switchable and uses a new generation of Power HAD EXTM CCDs to guarantee exceptional picture quality. Familiar ergonomics, robust construction and reliable operation are key features of the DVW-970P.

The ability to select between 50i (interlaced) and 25P (progressive) recording provides additional creativity to the production team, allowing the optimum picture "look" to be selected for each production.

Technical Specifications:


Power requirements: DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V

Power consumption: 29 W (with DC 12 V power supply, REC mode, with viewfinder)

Operating temperature: 0 to +40 ∑C (+32 to +104 ∑F)

Storage temperature: -20 to +60 ∑C (-4 to +140 ∑F)

Operating humidity: 25 to 85% (relative humidity)

Mass (1): Approx. 3.7 kg (8 lb 3 oz)

Mass (2): Approx. 5.4 kg (11 lb 14 oz) (with viewfinder, microphone, BP-GL95 battery, BCT-D40 tape)

Continuous operating time: Approx. 170 min. with BP-GL95 battery at 25 ∑C (77 ∑F), REC mode

Signal inputs/outputs

Genlock video input: BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 з

Audio input (CH-1/2): XLR-3-31 type (2), -60/-50/-40/+4 dBu* selectable, high impedance, balanced

Microphone input: XLR-3-31 type (1), -60/-50/-40 dBu*

Time code input: BNC type (1), 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 kз

Analog composite output: BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 з

SDI output: BNC type (1), 0.8 Vp-p, 75 з (an optional CBK-SD01 is required)

Video test output: BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 з

Audio output (CH-1/2): XLR-5-pin, male (stereo)

Time code output: BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 з

Earphone output: Mini-jack (2)

Camera Section

Pickup Device: 3-chip 2/3 inch type Power HAD EX CCD

Aspect Ratio: 16:9/4:3 switchable

Total picture elements (H x V): 1038 x 1188

Effective picture elements (H x V): 980 x 1164

Spectral system: F1.4 prism (with quarts filter)

Built-in filters: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, A: CROSS, B:3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K

Lens mount: 2/3 inchtype Sony bayonet mount

Scan Format: 625/50i, 625/25p

A/D conversion: 14 bits

Sensitivity: F11 (typical)

Minimum illumination: 0.008 lx (F1.4 lens, +48dB gain, with slow shutter mode at 16-frame accumulation)

Smear level: -145 dB (typical)

Video S/N ratio: 63 dB (typical)

Vertical resolution: 480 TV lines (with EVS) and 530 TV lines (without EVS)

Shutter Speed: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 at 625/50i mode

Shutter Speed: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 at 625/25p mode

ECS: 50 to 6000 Hz at 625/50i mode

ECS: 25 to 6000 Hz at 625/25p mode

Slow Shutter: 1/25, 1/12.5, 1/8.3, 1/6.3, 1/5, 1/4.2, 1/3.6, 1/3.1, 1/1.6 s (1 to 8, 16 frames)

Gain selection: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48dB

Registration: 0.05% (all zones, without lens)

Warm-up time: 2 s

Modulation depth at 5MHz: 70% (16:9 typical) / 55% (4:3 typical)

VTR Section

Recording video format: Digital Betacam

Recording audio format: 4 ch/20bits/48kHz

Tape Speed: 96.7 mm/s

Record / playback time: Max 40 min (with BCT-D40 cassette)

Fast forward time: Approx. 5 min (with BCT-D40 cassette)

Rewind time: Approx. 5 min (with BCT-D40 cassette)

Recommended recording media: Sony Digital Betacam S cassette: BCT-D6/D12/D22/D32/D40

Sampling Frequency: Y: 13.5 Mhz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz

Quantization: 10 bits/sample


CRT: 2-inch type monochrome

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