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MPEG IMX™ Digital Recorder, 50Mb/s MPEG-2 data compression, ½” tape transport, Memory Stick slot.

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Enabling the present, protecting the past.

MPEG IMX is an established family of disk-based and linear products from Sony for the production, playout and storage of programme material at up to 50Mb/s MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML.

The MSW-M2000P/1 MPEG IMX Studio Recorder combines the high picture quality of 50Mb/s Intra-frame MPEG-2 data compression with a rugged and reliable ½” tape transport.

Designed for programme productions such as drama, sports and natural history, the MSW-M2000P/1 provides eight channels of uncompressed digital audio, making it ideal for multi-lingual and multi-channel operation.

In addition to compatible replay of Betacam SX cassettes, the MSW-M2000P/1 can also replay Betacam, Betacam SP and Digital Betacam tapes, providing an elegant migration of existing systems to the open world of MPEG-2.

  • The picture quality you need for the most demanding programme productions

    MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML data compression at 50Mb/s intra-frame is used for recording and replay of the video signal. This compression standard has been recognised by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) as one of the compression families upon which future broadcast systems should be built. Not only does it provide the picture quality required for programmes such as drama, natural history and sport, but it also offers superb multi-generation editing performance for complex productions.

  • Audio performance for the new digital broadcast era

    For multi-lingual or surround sound applications, there is often the need to record more than the usual four channels of digital audio common to most devices. With the ability to switch between 4 channels of 48kHz AES/EBU digital audio at 24 bit resolution, or 8 channels at 16 bits, you can optimise the audio quality and number of channels for each programme production.

  • Widescreen operation for future-proof recordings

    With widescreen production now the norm rather than the exception, the ability to record 4:3 or 16:9 pictures - automatically - ensures a long shelf-life for your programme.

  • Easy migration from existing infrastructures

    You can replay all your existing Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and Digital Betacam cassettes into a 50Mb/s MPEG-2 digital environment, generating continued revenue from archived material. Compatible replay of Betacam SX tapes brings the option of incorporating Betacam SX material into your 50Mb/s MPEG-2 programme.

  • Peace of mind even for the toughest operating environments

    Betacam SP, Betacam SX and Digital Betacam recorders are in continuous use feeding thousands of “on-air” channels 24 hours a day. You can relax in the knowledge that the same meticulous design standards have been built into MPEG IMX Studio Recorders.

  • Familiar operation and design

    Retraining technical and operational people can be a time-consuming business. The operational controls and mechanical design of the MSW-M2000P/1 have been derived from existing recorders such as Digital Betacam, and will be familiar to your technical and creative colleagues.

  • Big reductions in maintenance cost

    Users everywhere are looking to reduce the long-term cost of running analogue edit suites. With the MSW-M2000P/1, cost reductions can be realised from day one. Not only do
    MSW-M2000P/1 machines offer stunning picture and sound performance, but the rotary video heads cost significantly less and are quicker to replace than those on your Betacam VTRs.

  • Freedom to mix and match products from all your favourite suppliers

    All the video interfaces you expect from a broadcast recorder are provided as standard on the MSW-M2000P/1. Additionally you can transfer MPEG-2 data at 50Mb/s without signal degradation via the Serial Data Transport Interface – Content Package (SDTI-CP). This interface is common to a wide range of products from many manufacturers, so you can easily integrate the MSW-M2000P/1 into your current or new system with total confidence.

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