|DVCAM and DV Format Compatible
||Incorporates the DVCAM format offering superior video and audio quality for
broadcast and professional use. Also capable of recording and playing the
consumer DV format (SP mode only), allowing a maximum of 270 minutes of
recording time (DVCAM format: maximum 184 minutes). (NOTE: Recording in the DV
format does not ensure frame accurate video and/or audio insertion.)
|PCM Digital Audio
||The DSR-1500 offers superb PCM digital audio performance with a wide dynamic
range and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio. There are two selectable audio
recording modes: 2CH mode with 48 kHz/16-bit or 4CH mode with 32
|Playback Compatibility with DV (25 Mbps) Format
||The DSR-1500 offers excellent playback compatibility of DV (25Mbps) format
recordings. The DV formats include DVCAM, DV (SP mode only) and DVCPRO 25*.
These tapes can be played back and utilized directly as editing materials with
+/-0 Frame accuracy. *Playback signal of DVCRO recorded tape is not available
via SDTI(QSDI) or i.LINK interfaces.
|Triple-positioning Cassette Compartment
||Triple-positioning cassette compartment automatically accepts DVCPRO M-size
cassette tapes in addition to standard and mini size cassette tapes of DV, DVCAM
and DVCPRO. Cassette insertion is done without the need to attach an external
adapter, or without the need to set the playback format mode before use.
||The DSR-1500 is half-rack size, 3U high. With this compact design, the
DSR-1500 can be easily installed in a variety of applications. Ideal uses
include as an editor/ feeder for desktop nonlinear editing systems, or for
installations in confined spaces, such as OB vehicles.
|Digital Slow Motion and Jog Sound
||The DSR-1500 offers a variable speed playback function with a range of -0.5
to +0.5 times normal speed. Within this range, the unit can play back digital
noiseless slow motion pictures and jog sound. This makes it possible to locate
editing points quickly and accurately. This feature is available for all DV
(25Mbps) format recorded tapes.
|Frame Accurate Editing
||The DSR-1500 is equipped with an RS-422A remote control connection to
interface with the other RS-422A equipment. i.LINK based control is also
available by installing the optional DSBK-1503 board. Frame accurate editing is
possible through either interface.
|Audio Level Control
||Audio levels can be adjusted with the control knobs on the front panel in
either the record or playback mode.
|Full Range of Standard Analog Outputs
||The DSR-1500 is equipped with a comprehensive range of analog output
interfaces for both video and audio: composite, component, S-Video (Y/C) for
video, and two channels of audio (via XLR connectors) are all standard.
*Composite, component or S-Video is selectable through the menu.
|Digital Interfaces (using DSBK-1501 Digital
|The DSBK-1501 option board provides the DSR-1500 with SDI and SDTI (QSDI)
digital video and AES/EBU digital audio interfaces.
|i.LINK Interface (Standard)
||The 6-pin i.LINK IEEE 1394 DV I/O conneciton enables a single cable to
simultaneously carry digital video and audio signals, as well as data and
control signals, with practically no quality deterioration. The IEEE 1394 DV I/O
enables connection to compatible third party video cameras, camcorders, VTRs,
computers and video capture boards that support the DV In/Out interface for
desktop editing. (NOTE: i.LINK connection compatibility must be verified by
third party manufacturer.)
|Analog Inputs (using DSBK-1504 analog input board)
||The DSBK-1504 analog input board provides a full range of analog interfaces:
composite, component, S-Video (Y/C) and two channel analog audio (XLR
||By integrating the DSR-1500 into a non-linear editing (NLE) system which
supports ClipLink operation, the VTR is able to send ClipLink information data
onto the NLE unit, providing great efficiency throughout the editing
|Process Control (Video Control)
||The DSR-1500 is equipped with process control for both analog and digital
outputs through the VTR menu. This feature helps to provide the unit with highly
stable video signals. Composite, S-Video, component and SDI outputs can be
controlled with the Process Control.
|VITC Time Code
||The DSR-1500 supports both time code in the tape's sub code area, and also
VITC through all video signal interfaces.
|Built-in Signal Generator
||Equipped with a built-in signal generator, the DSR-1500 can generate color
bars or black burst for video, and 1 kHz tone or mute signal for audio.
||Closed Caption signals can be recorded and played back through analog and
|Control S Interface
||The Control S (SIRCS) interface enables connection to the DSRM-10 remote
controller Unit for remote control, including Jog/Shuttle operation.
|Picture Search by Menu Keys
||The DSR-1500 provides a picture search function by use of the menu keys on
the front panel. By pressing the left and right buttons, search speed of 10
times normal speed is available both in forward and reverse. The up and down
buttons allow frame by frame picture search in forward and reverse. Also, search
speed of 0.5 times is possible by continuously pressing these buttons.
|Universal AC Powering System
||The DSR-1500 employs a universal powering system to handle AC 100V to 240V,
50 or 60 Hz. The built-in regulator switches the unit to the appropriate voltage
automatically. This allows the DSR-1500 to be used worldwide without the need
for a transformer.
|Auto Repeat Function
||Auto repeat function is available through the VTR menu setting. Designated
time code can also be set as start and stop points.