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.
The 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
This 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
The 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 conditions.
60/50Hz (NTSC/PAL) Switchable
2.7" type 16:9 ?Clear Photo LCD plus?
Wide LCD panel enables operators to check 16:9 aspect picture images, audio levels and set-up menu.
HD 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
The 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).
The 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
The 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.
Other than the default functions, frequently used functions can be assigned to the ASSIGN buttons (INDEX (A1) button, RESET (A2) button, AUDIO (A3) button).