Sony HDW-750P

Sony’s HDW-750P took on the heavy shooting work where Digi Beta left off. For day to day crew shooting making the move to HD was made easy by Sony’s notion of ‘legacy’ by keeping buttons and menu options as close to the previous models as possible.

HDCAM, introduced in 1997, was the first HD format available in Betacam form-factor, using an 8-bit DCT compressed 3:1:1 recording, in 1080i-compatible downsampled resolution of 1440×1080, and adding 24p and 23.976 PsF modes to later models. The HDCAM codec uses non-square pixels and as such the recorded 1440×1080 content is upsampled to 1920×1080 on playback. The recorded video bitrate is 144 Mbit/s. There are four channels of AES/EBU 20-bit/48 kHz digital audio.

It is used for some of Sony’s cinema-targeted CineAlta range of products (other CineAlta devices use flash storage).

  • 1920 x 1080
  • HDCAM tape base recording
  • 2/3″ lens compatible
Mass Approx. 5.4 kg (11lb. 14oz) with cassette, BP-L60S battery, viewfinder and microphone
Power requirement DC 12V (+5.0 V/-1.0 V)
Power consumption 34 W (With 12 V power supply, REC mode, without viewfinder)
Operating temperature 0 °C to +40°C (+32°F to +104 °F)
Storage temperature -20 °C to +60 °C (-4°F to +140 °F)
Operating humidity 25% to 80% (Relative humidity)
Continuous operating time Approx. 135 min (With BP-GL95)
Genlock video input BNC (x1), 1.0 V p-p 75 ohm
Time code input BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 V p-p 10 Kohm
Audio CH1/CH2 input XLR 3-pin type (Female) (x2), -60 dBu/+4dBu selectable, high impedance, balanced
Mic input (Stereo) XLR 5-pin type (Female) (x1), -60 dBu
HD-SDI output BNC (x1), 0.8 V p-p, 75 ohm, unbalanced
VBS/SDI output (with HKDW-702 fitted) BNC (x1), 0.8 V p-p, 75 ohm, unbalanced
Audio output XLR 5-pin Type (Male) (x1), 0 dBm
Time code output BNC (x1), 1.0 V p-p 75 ohm
TEST output BNC (x1), 1.0 V p-p 75 ohm
DC input XLR 4-pin type (Male) (x1), 11 to 17 V DC
DC ouput 4-pin (for wireless microphone receiver) (x1), 11 to 17 V DC, Max. 100mA
Lens 12-pin (x1)
Remote 8-pin (x1)
Earphone Mini-jack (x2), 8 ohm, -infinity to -18 dBs variable
Supplied Accessories
Viewfinder (HDVF-20A)
Operation manual (booklet)
Stereo microphone
Shoulder belt