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Sony HDW-D1800 CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

  • £35,762.00
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Sony HDW-D1800 (HDWD1800, HDW/D1800, hdw-d1800) CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

The Sony HDW-D1800 is a CineAlta HDCAM studio editing recorder featuring a wide variety of advanced features, making the adoption of and integration of professional-grade high definition acquisition a more seamless transition than ever before. The HDCAM format has been widely accepted by top professionals as the HD format of choice and shows Sony's commitment to providing the highest quality solutions for the most demanding applications. The deck has the ability to fully integrate HDV content, as well as providing legacy playback for both Digital Betacam and MPEG IMX standard definition formats. Moreover, the HDW-D1800 can up and down-convert footage to HDCAM, making it ideal for mastering for broadcast or ingesting into an HDCAM post-production workflow.

HDCAM Format
The Sony HDCAM format has become an industry standard for high quality, manageable high definition acquisition. With its robust feature set and familiar tape-based workflow, professionals will feel right at home.

HDV Compatibility
The affordable HDV high definition format is becoming widely used in the professional arena for electronic news gathering (ENG) and b-roll applications. The HDW-D1800 makes it easy to incorporate these highly valuable tools by providing full cross compatible up conversion to HDCAM. Once upconverted, acquired HDV footage can be easily mixed with HDCAM footage during post-production. This advanced feature-set gives producers more options both in the studio and in the field on when gathering content. 1

Legacy Playback
The HDW-D1800 adds legacy playback capability for both Digital Betacam and MPEG IMX. This can be very useful for large studios with large SD backlogs, allowing archival footage to be viewed and mastered in high definition.

Frame Accurate Editing
Editing with digital cassette allows for frame accurate recording without the hassle of prerolling.

720p Output
The HDW-D1800 can output 720p footage from a 1080i signal, making it useful for applications where full-frame footage is needed.


  • 720p Output
  • Accurate Frame Editing
  • Legacy Playback
  • HDV Compatible
  • HDCAM Format
  • Easy to set-up


  • Signal System: 1080: 59.94i 29.97PsF, 50i, 25PsF, 24PsF, 23.98PsF
  • Tape Format:
  • Playback: Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX

Tape Speed:

  • 59.94i, 29.97PsF: 96.7 mm/s
  • 50i, 25PsF: 80.6 mm/s
  • 24PsF, 23.98PsF: 77.4 mm/s

Digital BETACAM:

  • 96.7 mm/s


  • 525/59.94i: 64.5 mm/s
  • 625/50i 53.8 mm/s


  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: Analog Composite Output: 53 dB
  • Maximum Recording Time:
  • 59.94i, 29.97PsF: 124 min (BCT-124HDL Cassette)
  • 50i, 25PsF: 149 min (BCT-124HDL Cassette)
  • 24PsF, 23.98PsF: 155 min (BCT-124HDL Cassette)
  • 59.94i, 29.97PsF: 40 min (BCT-40HD Cassette)
  • 48 minutes (50i, 25PsF, with BCT-40HD Cassette)
  • 50 minutes (24PsF, 23.98PsF, with BCT-40HD Cassette)


  • Audio Signal Format: HDCAM
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >45 dB
  • Input and Output Connectors:
  • HD-SDI: BNCx1 (x1 Input, x1 Output)
  • SD-SDI: BNCx3 (x1 Input, x1 Output)
  • Reference Video: BNCx2 (up to x2 Input)
  • Digital Audio Input: BNCx2 AES/EBU (x1)
  • Digital Audio Output: BNCx3 AES/EBU (x2, 1/2 and 3/4 Channel)
  • Analog Audio Input: XLR 3-Pin (x2, 1/2 and 3/4 Channel)
  • Analog Audio Output: XLR 3-Pin (x2, 1/2 and 3/4 Channel)
  • Time Code: XLR 3-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
  • i.LINK (HDV 1080i): FireWire, 6-Pin (x1 Input)
  • Composite Video: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
  • Monitor L/R: XLR 3-Pin, Male (x1 Output)
  • Headphones: JM-60 Stereo Jack
  • Remote: D-Sub 9-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
  • RS-232C: D-Sub 9-Pin
  • Remote2: Parallel D-Sub-50 (x1 Input/Output)
  • Video Control: D-Sub 9-Pin Memory Reader: Memory Stick
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 150W
  • 170W with Optional Cards
  • Operating Temperature: 40-104°F (5-40°C)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 16.9 x 6.9 x 21.5" (42.7 x 17.4 x 54.4 cm)
  • Weight: 48.5 lb (22 kg)

Includes In The Box:

  • Sony HDW-D1800 CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder
  • Operation Manual
  • Installation Manual
  • Operation Guide
  • 4 x 4x16 Rack Mount Screws
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