CHAPTER 38

The Sony HDW F900R

38.1 The Camera

The Sony HDW F900R is the third generation of Sony’s HDCAM camcorder range and is very much a derivative of both their original F900 and the later 700P cameras. Sony have listened to their clients and worked hard to bring together in the HDW F900R camera all the good points of both the previous cameras. Essentially they have packaged all but two, hardly used, facilities originally found in the F900 inside the casing of an HDW 750P, as can be seen in Figure 38.1, here fitted with a Zeiss Digi Prime lens and a production matte box. Remarkably they have also found space to incorporate internal converter boards from the 700P so that two High Definition Serial Digital Interface (HDSDI) outputs are standard ...

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