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The Sony UVW-1800 Betacam SP video cassette recorder provides the true superiority of the Betacam SP format with sophisticated editing features. It is equipped with an RS-422 interface, has a built-in TBC and offers SMPTE time code. A variety of inputs and outputs, including composite, Y/C (S-Video type) and component are provided. When controlled from and RS-422-based edit controller, it offers and easy and economical way to form an excellent editing system with all the superior performance, versatility, and reliability that Betacam SP provides.




Key Features:
  • Equipped with a built-in TBC (Time Base Corrector), it provides stable pictures without any additional equipment. Advanced, high quality digital dropout compensation also ensures consistent picture performance. 
  • Provides two longitudinal audio channels. The combination of the high tape speed (118.6mm/s) of the Betacam SP format and the adoption of the Dolby C-type Noise Reduction system enables the UVW-1800 to deliver high quality audio with a wide dynamic range, minimum distortion, and excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
  • Equipped with an RS-422 serial interface for professional editing. Compatible edit controllers including the Sony PVE-500 and other stand-alone serial, or computer-based edit controllers.
  • Provides two types of Component output:  Three BNC connectors (Y,R-Y,B-Y) or 12-pin dub connector. The component signal interface allows for full advantage to be taken of the superb performance of the Betacam SP format. Also outputs composite and Y/C (S-Video type) signals.
  • An initial Setup Menu allows many detailed operational parameters to be preset. By simply going through the layer structure of the initial set-up, the VCR can be initialized. Once set, options are memorized and retained in memory even after power is turned off.
  • A built-in Character Generator superimposes characters on the output signal obtained at the video output. Time code data and VCR functions are shown on a monitor. Menu items, warning and error functions can also be displayed.
  • Self-diagnostic function detects errors and displays an error message identifying the problem area. This function minimizes down time.
  • Betacam SP has an independent time code track - no need to sacrifice an audio track. Reads and generates time code and user bits. LTC identifies the absolute address of a frame, while user bits are reserved for your use. Frame accurate A/B roll editing is achieved with LTC. Time code operation can be externally locked. Additional time code operation, such as Drop Frame /Non-Drop Frame, Free-Run/Rec-Run is selectable by the setup menu keys on the sub-control panel.
  • A built-in Hour Meter indicates elapsed time on time critical operations, such as accumulated drum rotation time. It can easily be displayed with the push of a button.
  • When connected to an RS-422 based editor, the UVW-1800 functions as an editing recorder for assemble or insert editing. Frame accurate editing is assured, thanks to the sophisticated servo control and built-in time code generator/reader. In the insert mode video, audio channel 1 and 2, and time code can be inserted independently or in any combination.


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Discounted weekly and monthly rates are also available. We also sell or lease quality new and used equipment.


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AVC Audio Visual Center

P.O. Box 131943
Houston, TX 77219

Call 281/996-7777

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Serving the greater Houston area since 1985!

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