Who says tape is dead? Well not Sony anyway. This week at NAB, the new SRW-9000 HDCAM SR Camcorder will be shown at the Sony and Abel booths. It’s a compact one-piece body camcorder with a 2/3″ 1080p CCD sensor. In 10-bit 4:2:2, it will record at 1080/23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P, and 1080/50i/59.94i. Oh, AND it can also record 4:2:2 1080/50P/59.94P. That’s right it will record 1080P 60P just like the F23, but is considerably smaller.
There are also several option boards that will expand the feature set even more: a Dual Link SDI output board for 4:2:2 1080P 60P output, a variable speed recording 1-60 FPS board that also allows for 3 seconds of pre-cache, and a 4:4:4 RGB recording and output board with support for the S-LOG gamma mode. Check out more information here at 1394 BBS (Japanese website) and follow Sony’s NAB 2009 mini site as well as this blog. The SRW-9000 is planned to be available in December.