The Sony DSR-50 is a portable field editor VTR with a 26-Pin connector. The deck offers AC or DC power options, and an LCD monitor built-in. Four channels of audio along with phantom power for special microphones makes the DSR-50 a versatile field edit machine.
DVCAM and DV Play and Record
The DSR-50 is a DVCAM player recorder designed for use in the field. The deck will also adapt to record and play back the consumer format DV (in SP speed only). With the inherent advantages of DV acquisition (small camera size, cheap tape stock), the DSR-50 can be the missing link when shooting professionally with (high grade) consumer equipment.
AC or DC Power Options
The DSR-50 is fully capable operating with both AC and DC power sources. The deck has a 4-pin XLR for 12-volt input, often seen with battery belts. You can also attach an AC adapter through the 4-pin connector for wall power. Additionally, the machine can also accept Sony BPL or BPM style camera batteries.
26-Pin Camera Connection and Component Video
The DSR-50 has the 26-pin interface. DC out and camera return functions are available through this connection. Additionally, the deck has 3-BNC component analog output. This is useful when integrating with analog broadcast formats or edit facilities.
4 Channels of Audio
The DSR-50 is a professional field player recorder. It comes standard with 4 channels of audio inputs. The operator may choose to use high quality microphones in the course of field production. The DSR-50 has phantom power (+48 volts) for when such microphones are used.
Time Code Input and Output
When multiple time code machines are used together in the course of production, it only makes sense to synchronize time code throughout the shoot. The DSR-50 can generate time code for the other machines or accept time code from some other master time code generator. The operator may also choose to add additional data to the tape by inserting user-bit information. User-bits are added with the time code selections.
Built-In LCD Monitor
The DSR-50 is equipped with a 2.5-inch color LCD monitor. Operators will find the monitor useful for a variety of functions. Menus can be seen and scrolled through and options chosen with simple dial operations. Audio level meters may be layered over the video signal for constant audio level monitoring. Maybe most significantly, you can decide to leave that heavy “portable” monitor home to save time and weight.
Removed from corporate working environment. Power Supply/Cable not included.