DVCAM Recording and Playback The DSR30 uses the DVCAM format to provide high video and audio quality and reliability for professional use. The 8-bit component digital recording with a 5:1 compression ratio and sampling at the rate of 4:1:1 provides superb picture quality.
DV Playback The DSR30 is also capable of playing back the consumer DV format tape in both the standard and mini sizes (SP mode only).
184-minute Recording There are two sizes of DVCAM videocassette tapes: mini and standard. In spite of the narrow tape width (1/4-inch or 6.35 mm) and a compact cassette size, up to 184-minute recording is possible with a standard cassette (PDV-184ME)
DV IN/OUT (IEEE 1394 based) The DSR30 has a DV In/Out based on IEEE 1394. When connected with another recorder with a DV In/Out, the DSR30 provides a video/audio and data dubbing capability, with virtually no deterioration of quality.
LANC Editing The DSR30 is equipped with LANC connectors. By connecting the DSR30 with another LANC based recorder or camcorder, TC-based accurate editing is possible. Even without an editing controller, the DSR30 is capable of assemble editing
Dual Cassette Mechanism The DSR30 incorporates a dual cassette mechanism that accepts both mini and standard size DVCAM cassette tapes without an adapter.
Built-in Control Tray The DSR30 has a built-in control tray that can be easily extended from the main unit. The Jog/Shuttle dial allows picture search at +-1/5 to 15 times normal speed in both forward and reverse, accompanied by audio playback at the same speed