Video Recorders


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A powerful format offering maximum creativity to the professionals from HD television to 4K cinema


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HD video recording, linear/nonlinear editing, and presentations at large exhibitions and conference venues.


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Sony offers a variety of accessories for use with video recorders.


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Information on our discontinued video recorders

Sony Professional announces sales discontinuation of ½-inch VTRs and Camcorders; service and support provided until March 2023

With the global trend towards file-based operation, Sony plans to cease sales and distribution of professional videotape recorders/players/camcorders, targeting approximately the end of March 2016. Sony will continue to provide repair services for professional videotape recorders/players and camcorders until the end of March 2023. The supply of Sony professional tape media will continue and is not impacted by this decision.

Sony greatly appreciates the worldwide use of its ½-inch VTR series and remains committed to enhancing the content creation business with ongoing technology development and advancement.

This announcement covers the following Sony Professional ½-videotape recorders/players/camcorders: J-H1; J-H3, J-30SDI, HDW-S2000, HDW-M2000, HDW-M2100, HDW-2000, HDW-D2000, HDW-1800, HDW-D1800, HDW-S280, MSW-2000, MSW-A2000, MSW-M2100, DVW-M2000, DVW-2000, HDW-F900R, HDW-650, SRW-5100, SRW-5500, SRW-5800

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Since 1970, Sony Training Institute, the industry education leader, has trained thousands of video professional like you on the latest service technologies and production techniques. In addition to offering production and post production courses taught with entirely digital or a mixture of digital and analog equipment, Sony Training Institute provides workshops designed specifically to put you on the right track in your transition to digital.

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Cameras - Production products are serviced in both our Eastern and Western Services Facilities.

Eastern Service Facility

Sony Electronics Customer Service

123 W. Tryon Ave.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Phone: 201.833.5300

Fax: 201.833.5312

Western Service Facility

Sony Electronics Customer Service

2706 Media Center Dr., Suite 130

Los Angeles, CA 90065

Phone: 866.766.9272