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Sony J-H3 HDCAM Compact Player

ref no: J-H3
model no: J-H3

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To reduce the size and cost of HDCAM off line editing
 
This machine is the first in a line-up to improve the flexibility, and seriously reduce the cost, of transferring your HDCAM rushes to your on line suite.
 
This is achieved by a unique combination of small size (same as J series) combined with every useful connection from downconverted SDI, analogue standard definition to i-Link.
 
A downconverter is included as standard, and it can handle both large and small HDCAM cassettes at 24PsF, 25PsF or 29.97PsF. 24PsF recorded tapes can also be played back at 25P with time code conversion.
 
Compact and cost effective HDCAM tape playback
Despite the compact body design, both small and large HDCAM cassettes are handled in a most cost effective viewer and off line feeder with every interface needed.
 
Wireless remote
Simple FF/REW/PLAY/STOP/EJECT/SEARCH are supported. Search is ± 5 times.
 
Audio monitoring
This is conveniently by both XLR and RCA phono jacks, as well as a headphone jack. Either tracks 1 and 2, or 3 and 4 can be monitored. The HDSDI and SDI have embedded audio and VITC
 
i-Link interface
Total plug and play functionality to any 1394 equipped PC.
Multiple interfaces
The J-H3 has an HDSDI output as well as analogue Y Pb Pr connectors. The built in downconverter supplies SDI and composite outputs, while the XGA computer output feeds a standard PC monitor. The downconverted signal is also provided as as i-Link (IEEE 1394) interface for a DV feed with audio, timecode and remote control of the J-H3
 
i.Link interface
(Requires optional HKJ-101 i.Link interface board). DV based off-line editing has become an industry norm. In order to bridge the gap between HDCAM tapes and DV, the J-H3 can be equipped with an i.Link connector by installing the HKJ-101 i.Link interface board. 
 
DV video (525/625 depending on SDTV output), audio (2ch or 4ch), timecode, and machine control can be communicated between the J-H3 and a non-linear editor via a single IEEE1394 connection. 
 
Note that machine control is effective for material capturing purposes only, and frame accurate editing is not supported. Tape-to-tape editing between an external VTR is not supported. Crash-recording via i.Link is possible.
 
Standard computer monitor interface
The J-H3 has an XGA computer output (regular mini 15 pin D-type), so you can display RGB pictures at 1024 x 577 pixels (that is, letterboxed from the native 1024 x 768) on virtually any computer screen or projector. Timecode and safe area markers can be superimposed.
 
System frequency
The J-H3 supports 24P, 25P (50i) and 29.97P (59.94i) frequencies. Original 24P tapes can also be played back at 25P with time code conversion and sound (pitch is 4% higher). Both the original 24P and the converted 25P timecode can be superimposed on the outputs. In addition there is a 23.98 PsF playback mode that has a 3:2 pulldown engine to provide 59.94i output (in 1080 and 525)
 
Off line editior connections
In addition to analogue and digital interfaces, the J-H3 also adds features necessary for frame accurate downloading. Included are a reference input (HD and SD), LTC time code output and an RS-422 connector for locking to an external recorder or non linear editor for straight playout applications.
General
Power Requirements AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 60 W
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C
Operating Temperature 41°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F
Storage Temperature '-20°C to +60°C
Humidity 25% to 80% (relative humidity)
Mass 7.5 kg
Mass 16 lb 9 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 307 x 100 x 397 mm (excluding protrusions)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 12 1/8 x 4 x 15 3/4 inches (excluding protrusions)
Tape Speed HDCAM: 96.7 mm/s (59.94i/29.97PsF), 80.6 mm/s (50i/25PsF), 77.4 mm/s (24PsF/23.98PsF)
Recording/Playback Time HDCAM:
Recording/Playback Time 50 min (24PsF/23.98PsF, with BCT-40HD cassette)
Recording/Playback Time 48 min (50i/25PsF, with BCT-40HD cassette)
Recording/Playback Time 40 min (59.94i/29.97PsF, with BCT-40HD cassette)
Recording/Playback Time 155 min (24PsF/23.98PsF, with BCT-124HDL cassette)
Recording/Playback Time 149 min (50i/25PsF, with BCT-124HDL cassette)
Recording/Playback Time 124 min (59.94i/29.97PsF, with BCT-124HDL cassette)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time HDCAM: Approx. 5 min with BCT-124HDL cassette
Search Speed Range (Shuttle Mode) HDCAM: -21 times to +21 times normal speed playback
Search Speed Range (Jog Mode) -1 time to +1 time normal speed playback
Servo Lock Time 1 sec or less (from standby on)
Load/Unload Time 7 sec or less (both L and S cassette)
 
Input/Output
Reference Input Tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative or black burst
Reference Input BNC (x2), (with a loop-through)
HD-SDI Output BNC (x1)
HD-SDI Output (SMPTE 292M including one character out)
SD-SDI Output BNC (x1)
SD-SDI Output (SMPTE 259M including one character out)
Analog Composite Output Pin jack (x1)
Analog Composite Output BNC (x1)
Analog Composite Output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Analog Component Output Y: 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative, R-Y/B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Analog Component Output BNC (x3) for 1 set, including one character out
i.LINK Output DV
i.LINK Output (Option: HKJ-101) IEEE 1394 6-pin (x1)
D3 Output EIAJ RC-5237 connector (x1)
D3 Output EIAJ CP-4120 standard
Monitor XGA (1024 x 768 dots), RGB, 0.7 V
Monitor D-sub 15-pin (x1)
Timecode Output BNC (x1)
Timecode Output 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Analog Audio Monitor XLR-type 3-pin (male), (x2)
Analog Audio Monitor Pin jack (x2)
Analog Audio Monitor -10 dBu at 47 kΩ load, unbalanced
Analog Audio Monitor +4 dBm at 600 Ω load, low impedance, balanced
Headphones JM-60 stereo phone jack
Headphones -∞ dBu to -12 dBu at 8 Ω load, unbalanced
Remote Input RS-422A
Remote Input D-sub 9-pin (female) (x1)
RS-232C D-sub 9-pin (male) (x1)
AC Input (x1), 100 V to 240 V, 50/60Hz