Digital Betacam is in widespread use worldwide for the production of very high-quality program material. There
is a substantial installed base of products and the format is readily accepted by many of the world’s most
prestigious broadcasters. You can choose from a range of camcorders, studio VTRs, office players, and a portable
recorder for productions such as drama, natural history, arts, commercials, or where you need to guarantee the
best results for general TV programming.
The Sony DWV-M2000P is the most fully-featured VTR in the Digital Betacam line-up. It replaces the DWV-A500P, which for
the last 10 years has been the de-facto tool for standard definition productions of the highest quality. The DVWM2000P records and replays Digital Betacam component digital video. And for the first time in a Digital Betacam
VTR, it also replays Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and MPEG IMX cassettes.
The DWV-M2000P pack's high-quality video performance, 4 channels of 20-bit digital audio and class-leading
editing performance into a compact 4U chassis.
Fast familiar editing performance
Operators around the world are familiar with the editing features provided by the DWV-A500P. The same
easy-to-use controls have been designed into the DWV-M2000P. Assemble, Insert and Pre-read editing
combined with smooth Jog and Shuttle control keeps the edit session moving at a rapid pace.
- Long record duration onto digital tape
The DWV-M2000P records up to 124 minutes onto a large Digital Betacam cassette and up to 40 minutes
onto a small cassette. That's significantly more than the capacity of a Betacam SP VTR, and the pictures look
- Flexible signal interfaces
The DWV-M2000P has composite and component analog and SDI inputs and outputs as standard. Audio
can be input and output from the DWV-M2000P via the analog, AES/EBU, or SDI interfaces which are a standard feature of every machine.
- The industry-standard remote control interface
The RS-422A control port allows control from a wide range of Sony and third-party controllers. You can
quickly connect the recorder to your favorite edit controllers for studio or outside productions.
- Easy integration into existing cart systems
Digital Betacam VTRs are the ideal machines with which to digitize an existing Betacam SP "on-air" facility.
DWV-M2000P is the same 4U height as the MSW-M2000P/1 Series MPEG IMX VTRs and can be installed into
Sony or third-party cart machines with minimum disruption to your operation.
- Audio "track bouncing" for speedy sound editing
Each of the 4 channels of 20-bit digital audio can be independently edited, and audio can be edited
separately to video even in pre-read mode. So, you can "bounce" audio tracks from channel to channel for
complete flexibility in audio post-production.
- Automatic alignment after routine maintenance
Automatic alignment of the signal path after routine servicing is achieved via the Maintenance Menu of the
DWV-M2000P. This speeds up routine maintenance and keeps operational downtime to a minimum.
- High Definition Up-conversion with optional plug-in board
In recognition of the continued increase in the number of High Definition productions, a plug-in HD Upconverter board can be fitted into the DWV-M2000P. This provides a 1080/50i output via HD-SDI from
Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and Digital Betacam cassettes.
- Memory Stick slot for rapid VTR configuration
A Memory Stick slot is located at the front of the VTR, and operational set-ups can be uploaded and
downloaded to the DWV-M2000P from the Memory Stick. This feature is especially useful to quickly reset to a
standard set-up after VTRs are returned from hire.