BR-DV600UA

PROFESSIONAL DV RECORDER/PLAYER

MSRP: $3,150.00
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Versatile interface capability makes the BR-DV600UA a perfect fit for any professional analog or digital video system. Superbly engineered, it's the ideal spooling recorder for a wide range of non-linear editing systems.

This compact, lightweight BR-DV600UA PROFESSIONAL DV recorder/player is not only flexible enough to connect into virtually any editing system - linear or non-linear - it's got the performance specs you need to produce high-quality, professional results.

Designed to interface with all the most commonly used professional editing systems, the BR-DV600UA's IEEE 1394 connectivity enables lossless digital transfers to and from many non-linear editing systems such as Apple's Final Cut Pro, making it an excellent choice as an NLE spooler. This versatile unit is also the only DV machine to feature both component inputs/outputs and an RS-422 interface. Additional systems flexibility is assured by Y/C component connectors, JVC 12-pin control connectors, and an optionally available RS-232C interface, allowing you to use the BR-DV600UA with just about any existing linear editing system - whether it's analog or digital.

This "UA" version is enhanced from the original "U" model with the addition of a time code input through a BNC connector on the rear panel. This lets you feed SMPTE time code to the VTR, locking it to your external source. You can now preserve the original time code numbers when making dubs from other editing systems, VTRs, or from house timecode. A "TC Copy" feature has also been added, allowing clone DV tapes using the IEEE1394 connector. The cloned tape is an exact copy of the original, preserving audio, video and time code from the source.

To make the most of this high-performance recorder/player, you'll want to team it up with our GY-DV500U, GY-DV550U or GY-DV700WU Professional DV camcorder. Shoot high-quality digital footage in the field, then load the MiniDV cassette into the BR-DV600UA and transfer the video, audio and time code data to the editing system of your choice. With its ability to convert analog signals to digital, the BR-DV600UA can be integrated with any existing system and allows for easy upgrading in the future.

From corporate and educational productions to cable and TV broadcasting, multimedia and more, the high-quality digital performance, systems flexibility, and wide range of advanced professional features make the BR-DV600UA right choice for anyone shooting or editing in DV.

BR-DV600UA Features

System flexibility with various interfaces

To enable more versatile system configuration, the BR-DV600U comes with an industry-standard RS-422 interface. As a feeder in an editing system, this BR-DV600UA can supply a DV source for editing with various formats. It also comes with a JVC bus interface compatible with JVC's popular S-VHS edit-desk system. An RS-232C interface is optionally available. You can control the BR-DV600UA from a personal computer via either the DV or RS-232C interface.

DV recording on a Mini DV tape

Because it uses the Mini DV format, the BR-DV600UA can offer you all the convenience and affordability of a consumer system, while providing the same high-quality 4:1:1, 8-bit, 25 Mbps component digital processing as other DV-based systems to give you the superior recording performance you need for professional applications. Up to 60 minutes of DV component digital images can be recorded on a single Mini DV tape, assuring you the high-quality, non-degradable images you need for top results in post-production. Plus, Mini DV tapes are readily available and inexpensive, so you can get replacement tapes whenever you need them, wherever you are.

High-quality PCM digital audio

To complement its superior DV pictures, the BR-DV600UA offers outstanding digital PCM audio. You can choose two 16-bit 48-kHz channels or four 12-bit, 32-kHz channels with a dynamic range of more than 85 dB.

Variety of video inputs/outputs

 The BR-DV600UA is equipped with an IEEE 1394 (DV) input/output. This allows lossless digital video and audio transfers to or from any DV equipped device such as a non-linear editing system or DV recorder. Even timecode numbers are copied through the IEEE1394, meaning that your copy is a perfect clone of the original tape. In addition, composite/YC/component and time code inputs/outputs are provided for various video sources. When feeding external time code, the VTR's TC generator locks to the external source.  

System flexibility with various interfaces

To enable more versatile system configuration, the BR-DV600UA comes with an industry-standard RS-422 interface. As a feeder in an editing system, this BR-DV600UA can supply a DV source for editing with various formats. It also comes with a JVC bus interface compatible with JVC's popular S-VHS edit-desk system. An RS-232C interface is optionally available. You can control the BR-DV600UA from a personal computer via either the DV or RS-232C interface.

Super scene finder

The BR-DV600UA features JVC's exclusive new Super Scene Finder. By letting you log scenes, and mark the ones you want to use, this dramatically speeds up the transfer process and saves disk space in a non-linear editing system. Log data recorded on a tape with the GY-DV500U can be spooled onto a non-linear editing system. Since scene data is written directly onto the Mini DV cassette, expensive cassettes with memory chips are not required. Up to 134 scenes can be marked per cassette.

Compact and lightweight design

With a width of only 215 mm (8-1/2"), two BR-DV600UAs can be placed side by side in an EIA standard rack. The BR-DV600UA weighs only 4 kg (8.8 lbs.).

AC/DC operation

In addition to the AC power connector, a DC 12 V connector is provided, allowing the BR-DV600UA to run in locations where an AC power supply is not available.

Other features

  • New Advanced Quick Response Mechanism
  • Front panel video select switch
  • Time code reader/generator
  • External sync input/output connectors
  • External timer recording/playback
  • Updated firmware for wide compatibility with the latest non-linear editors