HDCAM

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HDCAM

A high-definition (HD) digital videotape format from Sony. Introduced in 1997, HDCAM came out three years after Sony launched its standard definition (SD) Digital Betacam format. Both HDCAM and Digital Betacam use the 1/2" helical scan transport technology.

Compression and Specifications
HDCAM uses 8-bit DCT compression and 3:1:1 sampling. HDCAM SR (Superior Resolution) came out in 2003, supporting 10 bits, MPEG-4 and 4:4:4 sampling (full color). HDCAM SR dramatically increased the bit rate from 144 to 440 Mbps, and HDCAM VTRs with a 2x mode can record two data streams simultaneously. HDCAM VTRs also typically play back Digital Betacam cassettes. See Betacam, 3:1:1 and HD formats.
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This system is called technical chain NFAA (New Formats Audiovisual Archiving) This allowed the implementation of an extensive program of paperless digital video media, mainly in the Betacam formats, to a pivot file format SD (JPEG2000) and conservation but also in high definition from HDCAM and media HDCAM SR JPEG2000 HDThe technical system was phased in over three years as part of a contract including a maintenance contract covering the purchase and progressive implementation of hardware and software tools according to a schedule established in the delivery market system.
The studio floor is equipped with Grass Valley's LDK 8000 cameras while the Snell Kahuna 360 vision mixer, Sony's HDCAM SR VTRs, RCPs, the Miranda multi-viewer, VIZRT solutions and teleprompters are located in the studio gallery.
This will add a high-end workflow option as well as full RGB capability providing native recoding in HDCAM SR codec.
Meanwhile, the Avid Media Composer Nitris DX now offers dual-link HD-RGB support, allowing customers to digitise RGB 4:4:4 material from video sources like Sony HDCAM SR.
Connect to broadcast routers or decks such as HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, D5, DVCPRO HD and many more.
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Sony will showcase advanced workflows for HDCAM SR and XDCAM.
Native support for Sony HDCAM SR Lite, providing high-quality, file-based media transfer of this popular tape-based format over a GB Ethernet connection to reduce costly deck usage, and increase the workflow flexibility and productivity with this format
0 will provide Galaxy & Starlight's customers with the industry's best color correction, and will join the company's long list of top technology products, including 2 HD OB Vans, one of the only two ARRIFLEX D-21 digital cameras in China, China's first ARRI Alexa digital camera, RED ONE cameras, Sony HDCAM SR decks, Panasonic D-5 decks, an Arrilaser film recorder, a Quantel EQ system and many other camcorders, decks and postproduction systems.
This testing lab is fully equipped to do mastering-level QC evaluation on 3D projects from a variety of sources, including Mezzanine files such as JPEG2K and ProRes, HDCAM SR and Digital Betacam, all the way through to Blu-ray disc and all other Home Entertainment formats," said My Eye Media Chief Technology Officer Steve Waugh.
Dual-link HD-SDI connectivity - offering new integrated I/O hardware that provides the necessary bandwidth for capturing and editing 4:4:4 HD-RGB formats, such as HDCAM SR.