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HVR M25U HDV/DV/DVCAM/NTSC/PAL playback/recorder for sale with AC power cable, firewire cable, audio cable, original user manual and original shipping/packing box.
Deck is in EXCELLENT condition with 650 drum hours and 570 tape hours. The record heads have barely been used at all. The deck was used almost exclusively for playback for screenings during a couple of years of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. HDMI/Firewire/component/S-Video i/o makes this an awesome deck for up-rez of virtually all standard def DV/DVCAM media + beautiful playback of 1080i & 720p media. Everything functioning perfectly. A few light cosmetic scuffs on the top metal surface of the deck. More info on the deck from Sony:
a compact and simple design, as well as a built-in 2.7" LCD display,
the HVR-M25U is well suited for desktop applications. The HVR-M25U
offers HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV SP recording and playback capability for
easy migration from standard to high definition production, as well as
playback of HDV 720p pre-recorded tapes (analog output only). Compatible
with mini-size DV cassettes, it is also compatible with standard-size
cassettes that allow up to 276 minutes of HDV recording with compatible
tapes. Additionally, the HVR-M25U also has a down-conversion function
from HD to SD and is switchable between 60 and 50 Hz (NTSC/PAL) toprovide full flexibility depending on production needs.
the Manufacturer Incorporating a compact and simple design, as well as a
built-in 2.7" LCD display, the HVR-M25U is well suited for desktop
applications. The HVR-M25U offers HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV SP recording
and playback capability for easy migration from standard to high
definition production, as well as playback of HDV 720p pre-recorded
tapes (analog output only). Compatible with mini-size DV cassettes, it
is also compatible with standard-size cassettes that allow up to 276
minutes of HDV recording with compatible tapes. Additionally, the
HVR-M25U also has a down-conversion function from HD to SD and is
switchable between 60 and 50 Hz (NTSC/PAL) to provide full flexibility
depending on production needs.
Up to 276 minutes of HD on a single tape
the HVR-Z1U and HVR-A1U camcorders support Mini cassettes only, these
studio decks also support Standard cassettes, for extended
record/playback time. Using a single Sony PHDV-276DM DigitalMaster
cassette, you can record up to 276 minutes of record/playback time in
HDV and DV mode, 184 minutes in DVCAM mode.
SMPTE time code and external time code copy
true professional decks, the HVR-M25U and HVR-M15U both offer SMPTE
time code to identify each hour, minute, second and frame. Both decks
can also copy external time code thanks to the HDV/DV in TC. The
HVR-M25U goes further with the Duplicate Plus dubbing function, which
carries audio, video, time code and user bits over the i.LINK IEEE 1394
interface. Duplicate Plus enables you to copy an HDV, DV or DVCAM work
tape with the original time code intact by activating the Duplicate Plus
function on the recorder.
Point of information display
can also use the HVR-M25U and HVR-M15U as high definition players at
retail, tradeshows and other points of information. The HVR-M15U offers a
playback repeat function, while the HVR-M25U adds programmable Custom
Repeat and an HDMI output for consumer high definition televisions.
HVR-M15U can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV recording and play
back, providing full flexibility to record and play back either Standard
or High Definition depending on production needs.
Dual-size cassette mechanism
innovative feature allows six different types of cassette tapes to be
used without the cumbersome process associated with additional
mechanical hardware. It allows for HDV long-time recording for up to 276
minutes with a PHDV-276DM, Digital Master Tape.
Allows for the easy migration to HD, and the backward compatibility to SD.
HDV/DV IN TC
Useful when dubbing tapes or recording to tapes with material edited by nonlinear editing systems.
Color bar/1KHz audio tone
HVR-M15 is equipped with a signal generator for three types of color
bars that is activated from the set-up menu. In addition, the recorder
is also equipped with an audio signal generator of 1 kHz (60i: full bit
-20 dB, 50i: full bit -18 dB). These are useful when checking system
60/50Hz (NTSC/PAL) switchable
2.7-inch 16:9 Clear Photo LCD plus
Wide LCD panel enables operators to check 16:9 aspect picture images, audio levels and set-up menu.
video, audio and control signals can be transferred in a single cable,
simplifying cable hookups: Five video cables and eight audio cables can
be packed in just one cable.
By using the
Duplicate Plus button a work tape containing the exact timecode that
the original source tape contains can be dubbed. The Duplication Plus
function is applicable with HDV1080i, DVCAM, and DV formats.
Edge crop adjust
HVR-M25 is able to adjust the edge crop position when down converting
from HD (16:9 aspect ratio) to SD (4:3 aspect ratio). By displaying the
edge crop marker on the monitor, you can check the crop position on the
LCD monitor before down converting. Edge cropped pictures can be output
from both i.LINK and each analog video jacks.
Operator can edit pictures for the current simultaneous broadcasting (both 16:9 and 4:3 available).
auto repeat function enables it to repeatedly play back a program. Just
after the HVR-M25 reaches the end of the tape, the first complete blank
portion, or the first index point, it automatically rewinds the tape
and repeats the playback of the segment. In addition, the HVR-M25 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
time-code mode can be selected between "REC RUN" and "FREE RUN." The
frame mode can also be selected between "DF" (drop frame), "NDF"
(non-drop frame) and "AUTO." In addition to the time code, user bits can
also be set.
Audio level meter, video out,
i.LINK set, assign buttons and custom repeat setting can be displayed
by pushing the status check buttons.
than the default functions, frequently used functions can be assigned
to the Assign buttons: INDEX (A1), RESET (A2), and AUDIO (A3).
HVR-M25U exclusive features
- 2.7-inch (viewable area measured diagonally) Clear Photo LCD plus monitor
- SMPTE time code with user bit and reset
- Duplicate Plus with time code and user bit
- HDMI output for connection to consumer HD televisions
- Edge crop adjustment enables you to customize the downconversion from HD to SD
- Assignable buttons
- Custom Repeat enables you to pre-set repeat times, cycle and start time
- Audio recording level controls
- Headphone jack
Common features of the HVR-M15U/HVR-M25U decks
- HDV 1080i record/playback for superb high definition imagery
- Playback of HDV 720p30 recorded material via analog component outputs for broad compatibility
- DVCAM and DV record/playback integrates with SD infrastructure, SD tapes
- Downconversion of HDV 1080i recordings to SD via the i.LINK IEEE 1394 interface
- Conversion from 1080i to 720p via analog component outputs and (in the HVR-M25U only) HDMI output
- Choice of edge crop, letterbox or squeeze in HD to SD downconversion
- i.LINK IEEE 1394 input/output in HD and SD enables digital transfer of A/V
- Analog component video output in HD and SD
- S-Video and composite video input and output in SD
- Audio Dubbing in SD and HD for flexible postproduction
- SMPTE time code with reset
- HDV/DV IN time code copies external time code
- Auto repeat