The name given by Sony to the family of HD/24p products for acquisition and post.
Sometimes called HD Betacam--is a means of recording compressed high-definition video on a tape format (1/2-inch) which uses the1125/60 markets and supports both 1080 and 1035 active line standards. Quantization from 10 bits to 8 bits and DCT intra-frame compression are used to reduce the data rate. Four uncompressed audio channels sampled at 48 kHz, 20 bits per sample, are also supported.
High-Definition Component Digital Camera, an advanced version of the Digital Betacam for 1920*1080i, 16:9. Introduced in 1997 by Sony.
High Definition videotape machine from Sony. Sony HDCAM HDW500
A Sony HDTV component digital video recording format that uses data conforming to the ITU-R709 standard. Records on 1/2" magnetic tape