Digital Betacam VTR

$58,327.50 U.S. List Price

The DVW-M2000 Digital Betacam Recorder/Player is the redesigned successor to the DVW-A500. It is 4 RU tall, weighs less, and consumes less power, gives longer head life, and includes composite analog video input as a standard feature. It will also play back all of Sony's 1/2 inch SD tape formats (Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and Digital Betacam.


  • High Quality Digital Betacam Recording
  • "Legacy" Format playback (Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX, Digital Betacam)
  • Accepts BKMW-104/1 HD Upconverter
  • Smaller, more lightweight than DVW-A500
  • Longer head life
Features Benefits:
High quality Digital Betacam Recording Highest quality SD images for program mastering
Legacy format playback Vast tape libraries remain viable
4 Channels of uncompressed audio Highest audio quality for program mastering
Accepts BKMW-104/1 HD Upconverter Standard definition tapes can be used in HD programs at 1080i or 720P

Analog Composite Out Performance Specifications Detail:
Bandwidth 0 to 5.75 MHz +0.5/-2.0 dB
Differential Gain 2% of less
Differential Phase 2% of less
K factor (2T pulse) 1% or less
S/N Ratio 56 dB or more
Y/C Delay 20 ns or less

Digital Audio Performance Specifications Detail:
Headroom 20 dB (18 dB selectable)
Quantization 20 bits/sample
Sampling Frequency 48 kHz (synchronized with video)
Wow & flutter Below measurable level

Digital Video Performance Specifications Detail:
Error Correction Reed-Solomon code
Quantization 10 bits/sample
Sampling Frequency Y: 13.5 MHz
R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz

General Specifications Detail:
Applications Studio Recorder/Player
Dimensions (W x H x D) 427 x 174 x 544 mm
(16 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 21 1/2 inches)
Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 3 min with BCT-D124L cassette
Format Digital Betacam
Load/Unload Time 6 s or less
Operating Humidity 20% to 90% (relative humidity)
Operating Temperature +5 °C to +40 °C (+41 °F to +104 °F)
Power Consumption 220 W
Power Requirements AC 100 V to 240 V
50/60 Hz
Servo Lock Time 0.5 (NTSC)
0.7 (PAL) s or less (from standby on)
Storage Temperature -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Tape Format Digital Betacam
Weight 23.5 kg (52 lb 11 oz)

General - Record/Playback Time Specifications Detail:
HDCAM Max. 124 min with BCT-D124L cassette

General - Search Speed Range Shuttle Mod Specifications Detail:
Betacam/Betacam SP ±35 (NTSC)
±42 (PAL) times normal playback speed
Digital Betacam ±50 times normal playback speed
MPEG IMX ±78 times normal playback speed

General - Shuttle Mode Specifications Detail:
Betacam SX ±78 times normal playback speed

General - Tape Speed Specifications Detail:
Betacam SX 59.515 (NTSC)
59.575 (PAL) mm/s
Betacam/Betacam SP 118.6 (NTSC)
101.51 (PAL) mm/s
Digital Betacam 96.7 mm/s
53.776(PAL) mm/s

Input/Output Specifications Detail:
Analog Audio Input (CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR (x4) (4CH: channel selectable)
Analog Audio Monitor Output XLR (x2) (channel selectable)
Analog Audio Output (CH1/2/3/4/CUE)
XLR (x4) (4CH: channel selectable)
Analog Component Output BNC (x3 including one character out)
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
Sync negative
Analog Composite Output BNC (x3 including one character out)
1.0 Vp-p
75 Ω
Sync negative
Control Panel Circular connector 10-pin
Digital Audio Input (CH1/2 3/4)
BNC (x2)
4 channels
Default 48 kHz (32 to 48 kHz with sample rate converter)
Complies with AES-3id-1995
Digital Audio Output (CH1/2 3/4)
BNC (x2)
4 channels
48 kHz fixed
Complies with AES-3id-1995
HD-SDI Output BNC (x3)
Headphone Output JM-60 Stereo phone jack
Parallel Remote D-sub 50-pin (x1)
Remote 1 Input D-sub 9-pin (x2)
Sony 9-pin remote interface
Remote Control D-sub 9-pin (x1)
RS-232C interface
SDI Output BNC (x3 including one character out)
SMPTE 259M (ITU-R BT.656-3)
270 Mb/s
Time Code Input XLR (x1)
Time Code Output XLR (x1)
Video Control D-sub 15-pin (x1 for connection with BVR-50/50P Video Controller)

Supplied Accessories

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PSW 4x16 Rack mount screw (x4)
Operation manual (x1)
Installation manual (x1)

Optional Accessories

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RCC5G/US RS-422 Cable $0.00 Get details
RMM131//A Rack Mount Kit for Video Tape Recorder Pricing available upon request Get details

Product Manual

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Operation Manual 1st Edition (Revised 6) pdf / 2,682K Download now
dvwm2000 installation manual.pdf pdf / 932K Download now

Product Brochure

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DVW-M2000 Brochure 01/01/2004 pdf / 592K Download now
v2222.pdf 12/08/2004 pdf / 592K Download now
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