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The BR-DV3000U(B) is a simple, no-frills recorder/player with a compact and stylish design that can be installed horizontally or vertically.

NTSC/PAL recording and playback

Switch between NTSC or PAL as required. This makes it easy to work with internationally sourced material and transfer it to a non-linear system for editing. You can also record to Standard or Mini DV tape in either NTSC or PAL system. (Note: This VTR cannot be used as an NTSC/PAL converter. It can record and play back signals in both NTSC and PAL formats.

IEEE1394, Y/C input/output and composite input/output

The BR-DV3000U(B) is equipped with an industry standard DV (Firewire) connection that allows recordings to be transferred to and from a wide variety of other digital systems, including popular non-linear editing systems. Dubbing can be performed with another DV deck or camcorder with no loss in audio or video fidelity. In addition to DV input/output, the BR-DV3000U(B) is equipped with the Y/C (S-video) input/output and composite input/output.

DVCAM™ playback capability

DVCAM™ recordings can be played back directly on the BR-DV3000U(B). This makes it easy to use DVCAM™ recordings as source material for editing.

RS-422 interface

The BR-DV3000U(B) is equipped with an industry-standard RS-422 interface, allowing for connection to a wide range of external components. For example, it can be used as a player (not recorder) when connected to the RM-G820.

Wireless/wired remote control

Connecting the optional RM-G30 controller to the REMOTE connector enables you to control BR-DV3000U(B) operations from a distance. There's also a wireless remote control that provides control over field advance (1st/2nd), frame advance, menu display, audio reference level selection (-20 dB or -12 dB), color bar display and blank search, as well as in addition to basic operations.

Time Code ReGenerator, 20x high-speed search

The built-in time code generator provides preset (rec run) and regene time codes. In combination with the 20x search function (100x max. in the FF or REW mode), this provides super-fast access to any target point on the tape with visible pictures.

Audio indicator

This indicator lights whenever audio signals are input. Also, it provides a convenient way to check for the presence of the audio signals during tape playback.

Continuous recording

When a camcorder is connected to the BR-DV3000U(B) via the DV connector, the BR-DV3000U(B) will start recording 5 minutes before the tape in the camcorder ends. This enables continuous shooting for extended periods with no breaks in the recording.

Repeat playback

When the video signal ends or tape ends, playback starts again from the beginning of the recorded video or tape (video end repeat/tape end repeat).

Vertical or Horizontal operation

The new tape mechanism is compatible with either vertical or horizontal operation, making it easy to install the compact BR-DV3000U(B) in a narrow space or close to a non-linear system.

On-screen menu

Systematic, easy-to-understand menu screens simplify setting and operation procedures.
Other features:
  • Lock audio (16-bit, 48-kHz only)
  • Audio dubbing
  • Microphone connector
  • Time code reader/generator
  • Contact closure recording
  • +/- 1/3 noiseless slow motion
  • Variable speed search
  • DV recording on DVCAMTM tape
  • 7.5 IRE setup (on/off) [Flash tutorial]
DVCAMTM is a trademark of Sony Corporation.