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Sony MSW-M2100P/1 MPEG IMX Player Betacam SP / SX and DigiBeta playback

code: MSW-M2100P/1
  • £35,064.74
  • RRP: £41,457.00
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Sony MSW-M2100P/1 (MSWM2100P/1, MSW/M2100P/1, msw-m2100p/1) MPEG IMX Player Betacam SP / SX and DigiBeta playback

  • MPEG IMX is an established family of linear and disk-based products from Sony for the production, playout and storage of programme material at up to 50Mb/s MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML.
  • The MSW-M2100P/1 MPEG IMX Studio Player combines the high picture quality of 50Mb/s MPEG-2 data compression with a rugged and reliable ½â€ tape transport.
  • Designed for programme productions such as drama, sports and natural history, the MSW-M2100P/1 provides eight channels of uncompressed digital audio, making it ideal for multi-lingual and multi-channel operation.
  • In addition to compatible replay of Betacam SX cassettes, the MSW-M2100P/1 can also replay Betacam, Betacam SP and Digital Betacam tapes, providing an elegant migration of existing systems to the open world of MPEG-2.


525/625 switchable for international operations.

  • Material can be replayed by the MSW-M2100P/1 in 525 or 625 mode, and your 525 and 625 Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and Digital Betacam tapes can all be replayed.

Uncompromised editing performance.

  • Betacam-family VTRs have been setting the standard for fast accurate linear editing for many years, and we have incorporated all your favourite features into the MSW-M2100P/1. That means: edit playback to +/- 0 frame accuracy, variable speed replay from –1 to +3, superb jog audio performance and picture search at up to 78 times normal speed.

Streamlined design for installation where space is limited.

  • The MSW-M2100P/1 measures just four rack units in height – a reduction of 20% compared with conventional Betacam SP VTRs. That’s especially useful for installation into Outside Broadcast vehicles or smaller edit suites.

Easy integration into your existing Sony Cart system.

  • You don’t need to replace your existing Sony LMS and Flexicart to migrate your operation to MPEG-2. The MSW-M2100P/1 can be installed at minimum cost, bringing the peace of mind of ½-inch linear “on-air” operation without the need for a painfully large investment.

“Shot Mark” system to speed up the editing process.

  • The MSW-M2100P/1 can recognise “Shot Marks” on an MPEG IMX and Betacam SX cassette. These marks can be added by the camera operator during shooting, and are used to indicate which shots are "good" or "bad". This allows the editor to quickly locate good material on a cassette, to really speed up post-production.

Memory Stick slot for rapid configuration.

  • A Memory Stick slot is located at the front of the MSW-M2100P/1. This can be used to store the operational set-up parameters of the machine. This feature can be especially useful where a large number of machines have to be configured identically, perhaps at a hire company where recorders need to be configured back to default settings upon return from hire to customers.

Lossless transfer of MPEG-2 data via the Serial Data Transport Interface – Content Package (SDTI-CP)

  • The Serial Digital Transport Interface – Content Package (SDTI-CP) lets you transfer MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML data at 50Mbps Intra-frame to other devices without any degradation of picture quality. Furthermore, SDTI-CP has been standardised by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) as SMPTE 326M, and its use is becoming widespread.

Longest ever playback duration from a Sony ½” broadcast player

  • The MSW-M2100P/1 provides a replay duration of up to 220 minutes from a single cassette. This provides the duration necessary for long productions, and makes MPEG IMX great for the distribution of feature films. No other ½” broadcast player from Sony has ever offered this duration of playback. Even with a small cassette, up to 71 minutes of material can be replayed.

Metadata ready

  • The use of metadata is set to revolutionise the generation, storage and management of programme content. The MSW-2000P/1 Series has been designed to operate in the broadcast systems of today and tomorrow, and space has been reserved within the recording format for the storage of metadata. Furthermore, metadata (UMID) can be output from the MSW-M2100P/1 via the SDI and SDTI-CP interfaces and can be read via the 9-pin connector.

High-speed data transfer from MPEG IMX cassettes.

  • High-speed data transfer from MPEG IMX cassettes was an optional feature in the MSW-M2100P. With the new MSW-M2100P/1, this feature is provided as standard, bringing increased efficiency to the programme production process.


Power Requirements    AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption    200 W (215 VA)/AC 240 V
Operating Temperature    +5C to +40C (+41F to +104F)
Storage Temperature    -20C to +60C (-4F to +140F)
Humidity    20% to 90% (relative humidity)
Mass    Approx. 22 kg
Dimensions    427 mm x 174 mm x 550 mm
Replay Formats    MPEG IMX
Betacam SP
Betacam SX
Digital Betacam
Replay Duration    Up to 220 minutes with L-cassette
Up to 71 minutes with S-cassette
Video Input Signals
Analogue reference    BNC with loop through
Video Output Signals
Analogue composite    3 x BNC (one with character display)
Analogue component    3 x BNC (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
SDI    3 x BNC (one with character display)
SDTI-CP    2 x BNC
Audio Output Signals
Analogue audio    5 x XLR 3-pin (CH 1 to 4 and CUE)
Digital Audio (AES/EBU)    4 x BNC (CH1/2, CH3/4, CH5/6 and CH7/8)
SDI    3 x BNC
SDTI-CP    1 x BNC (CH1 to 8)
Time Code    1 x XLR 3-pin
Monitor output    2 x XLR 3-pin
Remote Control
RS-422A IN    D-sub 9-pin
RS-422A OUT    D-sub 9-pin
RS-232C (ISR*)    D-sub 9-pin
Video Control    D-sub 15-pin
Control Panel    Round type 10-pin
Parallel Remote    D-sub 50-pin

Includes in the box:

  • Installation Manual
  • Operation Manual
  • 4 Rack Mount Screws (PSW 4 x 16)


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