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Sony HVR-M25AE HDV VTR
Cat No: sony_hvr-m25ae
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Compact AC powered HDV / DVCAM / DV deck with native HDV ProgressiveProgressive: A picture-scanning process where all the lines of the image are scanned by every vertical scan. scan playback mode (for compatibility with Sony HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-Z5 / HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-Z7 camcorders). Connectivity includes IEEE-1394IEEE-1394: The standard for a digital connection or bus used to transfer data between two independent systems. The 1394a standard provides 400-Mbps bandwidth and the reach is limited to 3 or 4 meters. The 1394b standard extends the bandwidth to 800 Mbps and the reach to a whole-house environment. 'Firewire', HD ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. output and uncompressed DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. output via HDMI.

Recording format
HDV:HDV1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p
DVCAM / DV SP:DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries), 576/50i (PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
Playout format
HDV:HDV1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p
DVCAM / DV SP:DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries), 576/50i (PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
Playout video signal:1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries), 576/50i (PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan), 480/60P, 576/50P, 720/60P, 720/50P
Tape speed
HDV/DV SP:Max. 18.812 mm/s
DVCAM:Max. 28.218 mm/s
Playback/recording time
HDV/DV SP:Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
DVCAM:Max. 184 min with PHDV-276DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Fast forward/rewind time:Approx. 2.5 min with PHDV-276DM CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container
Input/output connectors/devices
S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component input/output:Mini-DINDIN: Deutscher Industrie Nornenausschus, a German standards body. 4pin x 2
Y : 1Vp-p , 75ohm unbalanced, sync negative
Sync signal : 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries) , 0.3Vp-p (50i / PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
ChrominanceChrominance: Part of video signal that conveys colour information. signal : 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries),(BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period., 75ohm) , 0.3Vp-p (50i / PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan),(BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period., 75ohm)
ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. video output:BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard x 3
Output at 480i480i: Type of standard digital television (SDTV) image that is 480 lines by 720 pixels wide, displayed in interlaced format. (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97-Hz frame rate, as defined by the ATSC standard.) NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries
With[BETACAM] selected in [480i480i: Type of standard digital television (SDTV) image that is 480 lines by 720 pixels wide, displayed in interlaced format. (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97-Hz frame rate, as defined by the ATSC standard.) LEVEL] of the [IN/OUT REC] menu
Y : 1 Vp-p (0.286Vp-p sync negative, output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
(75% color bar with 7.5IRE setup)
With[SMPTESMPTE: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. SMPTE is a professional organisation that recommends standards for the film and television industries. Evertz is a sustaining member of this engineering organization] selected in [480i480i: Type of standard digital television (SDTV) image that is 480 lines by 720 pixels wide, displayed in interlaced format. (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97-Hz frame rate, as defined by the ATSC standard.) LEVEL] of the [IN/OUT REC] menu
Y : 1 Vp-p (0.3Vp-p sync negative, output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
Pb / Cb/B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
(100% color bar with no setup)
Output with other settings
Y : 1 Vp-p (output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 75ohm unbalanced)
(100% color bar with no setup)
480i480i: Type of standard digital television (SDTV) image that is 480 lines by 720 pixels wide, displayed in interlaced format. (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97-Hz frame rate, as defined by the ATSC standard.) / 480p480p: High-definition television (HDTV) image that is 480 vertical lines by 720 horizontal pixels displayed in progressive format (It has a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) :
Y : with 0.3Vp-p sync negative
1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) / 720p720p: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 720 vertical lines by 1,280 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in progressive format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 59.94 Hz, 29.97 Hz, and 23.98 Hz frame rates, as defined by the ATSC standard.) :
Y / Pb / Pr : with 0.6Vp-p 3-level sync
i.LINK:6-pin
DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. uncompressed output:HDMI Connector x 1
Phones:Stereo minijack ( 3.5 mm)
LANC:Stereo mini-minijack ( 2.5 mm)
Control S:Stereo minijack ( 3.5 mm)
Audio input:RCA x2,stereo
Input level : -10 / -2 / +4dBu, input ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance : min. 47 ohm unbalanced, max Input level : -10 : +18dBu (approx . 6Vrms) , -2 : +24dBu(approx . 12.5Vrms), +4 : +30dBu (approx . 25Vrms)
Audio output:RCA x2,stereo
ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance : max. 1k/ohm unbalanced, Output level : -10dBu (=full BitBit: A binary representation of 0 or 1. One of the quantized levels of a pixel. -20dB) ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 47 ohm unbalanced 60i, -10dBu (=full BitBit: A binary representation of 0 or 1. One of the quantized levels of a pixel. -18dB) ImpedanceImpedance: A measurement of opposition to electrical current exhibited by a circuit or device, taking into account resistance and AC reactance 47 ohm unbalanced 50i
LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker.:2.7-inch type, approx. 211,200 dots (960 x 220), Clear Photo LCD Plus
Video input/output:BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard x1/BNCBNC: Acronym for British Naval Connector or Bayonet Nut Connector or Bayonet Neill Concelman - a coaxial cable connector used extensively in professional television systems. These connectors have a characteristic impedance of 75? and are standardized by the IEC 169-8 standard x1
1Vp-p , 75ohm unbalanced, sync negative
Sync signal : 0.286Vp-p (50i / NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries) , 0.3Vp-p (60i / PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
BurstBurst: Short period of colour subcarrier added to each line sync period. signal : 0.286Vp-p (50i / NTSCNTSC: National Television Standards Committee. An analog video format with 525 lines per frame, used as the broadcast standard for United States, Canada, Japan and several other countries) , 0.3Vp-p (60i / PALPAL: Phase Alteration Line. An analog video format with 625 lines per frame, used as the standard for most European broadcasters, and other parts of the world outside North America and Japan)
General
Mass:Approx . 4.4 kg (9 lb. 12 oz)
Power requirements:AC 220-240 V, 50 Hz
Power consumption:13 W (playback mode with LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. on)
Operating temperature:5 to 40degC (41 to 104degK)
Storage temperature:-20 to +60degC (-4 to 140degK)

HDV/DVCAM/DV Compatible
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE, along with offering HDV 1080i1080i: Type of high-definition television (HDTV) image that is 1,080 vertical lines by 1,920 horizontal pixels wide, displayed in an interlaced format. (It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 29.97 Hz frame rate, as defined by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard.) recording and playback now offers ProgressiveProgressive: A picture-scanning process where all the lines of the image are scanned by every vertical scan. recording format. With this format, called HDV native ProgressiveProgressive: A picture-scanning process where all the lines of the image are scanned by every vertical scan. format, 1080p images at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second can be recorded.

The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE enables users to play back 1080p images recorded with camcorders featuring this format and to record with i.LINK input. DVCAM and DV recording and play back for exisiting SD workflows is also available, providing full flexibility to record and play back either Standard or High Definition depending on production needs.

Dual-size CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container Mechanism
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE accepts both standard and mini size HDV, DVCAM, and DV cassettes without using any special adaptor. It allows for HDV recording for up to 276 minutes with a DigitalMaster CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container - ideal when longer recoding times are required.

Down-conversion Capabilities
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE allows down conversion from HDV1080i format. AnalogueAnalogue: A type of waveform signal that contains information such as image, voice, and data. analogueueue signals have unpredictable height (amplitude) and width (frequency) and can vary infinitely over a given range. outputs (ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods./S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component/CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL.) and the i.LINK interface can provide a standard definition signal in either DVCAM or DV if required.

50/60Hz Switchable
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE is compatible with both 50 and 60 Hz use - providing greater user flexibility to make and edit productions on a worldwide basis.

HDV/DV IN TC
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE is equipped with HDV/DV IN TC, enabling time code synchronization with external equipment - ideal when dubbing tapes or recording to tapes with material edited by nonlinear EditingEditing: Assembling a programme by transposing or combining separate recorded sequences either by physically cutting and splicing tape (audio or film) or selective electronic copying. systems.

2.7" 16:9 LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker.
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE has a 2.7" wide LCD panel enabling operators to check 16:9 aspect pictures images, audio level meter and set-up menu. The newly developed "Clear Photo LCD plus" further improves the visibility of previous LCDs, offering more detailed and colorful photography of objects in dark or bright places. The new colour temperature of 6500K ensures compatibility with other monitoring solutions.

HDMI Output
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specification for the input-output interface of uncompressed HD DigitalDigital: Information sent as a series of high (1) and low (0) signals separated by a fixed period of time. Signals formed of series of coded pulses (numbers) as distinct from continuous analogue signals. video and multi-channel audio, and has become the standard for HDTV and other CE devices. As such the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE can be easily connected to such devices for added user flexibility.

Duplicate Plus
The Duplicate Plus is a dubbing function that can duplicate the tape with timecodes via an i.LINK interface. By using the Duplicate Plus button it helps to make a work tape, which contains the exact timecode that the original source tape contains.

Edge Crop Adjust
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE is able to adjust the edge crop position when down converting from HD (16:9 Aspect ratioAspect ratio: Ratio between the width and height of the video image. Standard National Television System Committee (NTSC), phase-alternation line (PAL), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) (standard definition) and digital video broadcasting (DVB) (standard definition) use a 4:3 ratio; ATSC and DVB high-definition formats use a 16:9 format.) to SD (4:3 Aspect ratioAspect ratio: Ratio between the width and height of the video image. Standard National Television System Committee (NTSC), phase-alternation line (PAL), Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) (standard definition) and digital video broadcasting (DVB) (standard definition) use a 4:3 ratio; ATSC and DVB high-definition formats use a 16:9 format.). By displaying the edge crop marker on the MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker., you can check the crop position on the LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. before down converting.

Custom Repeat
The HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE has an Auto Repeat function that enables it to repeatedly play back a program. In addition, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE has a Custom Repeat function that allows operators to set a repeat number of times, a repeat interval, and a start time of repeat.

Time code settings
The time code can be preset using any number in H/M/S/F (hours/minutes/seconds/frames), for accurate tape-position information.

Assign Buttons
Other than the default functions, frequently used functions can be assigned for convenient and customized operation.

An affordable way to enjoy High Definition
Through the HDV format Sony's HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE allows you to playback and record High Definition pictures on a standard DV format CassetteCassette: Recording medium with both take-up and supply spools enclosed in a semi dustproof container - providing both a highly cost effective format and full 1080 line ResolutionResolution: Ability of the picture to resolve fine detail. The greater the resolution the sharper the picture..

Not just for HDV
With the Sony HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE, you are able to switch between DV, DVCAM and HDV recording and playback giving you full flexibility to record and review in either Standard or High Definition depending on your chosen footage.

See as you work
The high ResolutionResolution: Ability of the picture to resolve fine detail. The greater the resolution the sharper the picture. integrated 16:9 LCD MonitorMonitor: Video display screen or audio loudspeaker. can be used on the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE to view the images as they are recorded or to check the playback picture - ideal as a quick reference tool.

Easy integration to the way you already work. Migration to HD workflow or using existing SD workflow, you choose.
Continuity of workflow can be very important. Enjoying the benefits of the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE does not mean that you need to change the way you work. Like DVCAM VTRVTR: Video Tape Recorder.'s, a full range of connectivity is available for external devices including CompositeComposite: Signal comprising luminance and chrominance using one of the coding standards, e.g. PAL. In/Out, S-VideoS-Video: Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component In/Out, ComponentComponent: Recording of colour signal in separate component parts, e.g. chrominance and luminance, to avoid artefacts caused by composite methods. Out and i.LINK (IEEE1394). In addition, you can choose to convert your HDV footage with the in-built down-converter to output in Standard Definition if required.

A comprehensive support service
Just like the rest of the HDV range, the HVRHVR: Model number prefix for Sony professional grade HDV equipment-M25AE benefits from two years Silver Support warranty as standard providing a unique after-sales care programme offering enhanced support and service.






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