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Sony HDW-1800 CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

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Original price $33,993.95
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Original price $33,993.95
Current price $32,156.46
$32,156.46 - $32,156.46
Current price $32,156.46


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Sony HDW-1800 CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder

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The Sony HDW-1800 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 for additional high definition support. Moreover, the HDW-1800 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-1800 makes it easy to incorporate these highly valuable tools by providing full cross-compatible upconversion to HDCAM. Once upconverted, HDV footage can easily be mixed with HDCAM in post-production. This advanced feature-set gives producers more options both in the studio and in the field on when gathering content.
HDV features require the HKDW105 input board.
Frame Accurate Editing
Editing with digital cassette allows for frame accurate recording without the hassle of prerolling.
720p Output
The HDW-1800 can output 720p footage from a 1080i signal, making it useful for applications where full-frame footage is needed.

Item Includes

  • Sony HDW-1800 CineAlta HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder
  • Operation Manual
  • Installation Manual
  • Operation Guide
  • 4 x 4x16 Rack Mount Screws
  • 1-Year Warranty


Signal System
1080: 59.94i 29.97PsF, 50i, 25PsF, 24PsF, 23.98PsF
Tape Format
Tape Speed
HDCAM: 59.94i, 29.97PsF: 96.7 mm/s
50i, 25PsF: 80.6 mm/s
24PsF, 23.98PsF: 77.4 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
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 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
170W with Optional Cards
Operating Temperature
40-104°F (5-40°C)
16.9 x 6.9 x 21.5" (42.7 x 17.4 x 54.4 cm)
48.5 lb (22 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
56.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
27 x 21.5 x 14"