Sony DSR-45A DVCAM Compact Desktop Recorder VCR

Item # SNDSR45A (Part # DSR45A)
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Item Description:
This recorder enhances the capabilities of the previous DSR-45 by offering a larger 2.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) color LCD video monitor.

DVCAM Compact Digital VTR with 2.5" LCD. This recorder enhances the capabilities of the previous DSR-45 by offering a larger 2.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) color LCD video monitor. All other features and specifications remain the same as the previous DSR-45A. This front-loading VTR accepts both standard and mini size cassettes, and its half-rack design allows the DSR-45A to be easily integrated into existing linear and non-linear editing systems. The DSR-45A is also an ideal VTR for those looking to move from analog based formats to a professional grade digital format with a simple yet robust migration path.


  • Larger 2.5" Color LCD Video Monitor for Viewing Video Playback, Audio Levels and Menu Selection
  • All other specifications, inputs, and outputs are the same as the previous DSR-45.
  • DVCAM Format and DV Format (SP Mode Only) Capability
  • Long Duration Recording Capability
  • Compact Half-rack Unit Size
  • Standard and MiniDV Cassette Size Compatible
  • Standard and MiniDV Cassette Size Compatible
  • 4-pin i.LINK IEEE-1394 DV I/O Interface
  • Analog Component Video IN/OUT
  • 4-Channel Separate Audio IN/OUT
  • Tape Counter Display
  • Time Code IN/OUT
  • Time Code / User Bit Preset (for DVCAM Mode only)
  • Time Code Recording via DV IN
  • RS-422A Interface for Feeder Operation
  • RS-232C Interface
  • Color Bar Generation


DVCAM and DV Format Compatible Incorporates the DVCAM format offering superior video and audio quality for broadcast and professional use. Also capable of recording and playing the consumer DV format (SP mode only), allowing a maximum of 270 minutes of recording time (DVCAM format: maximum 184 minutes)
Compact Size Space-saving half-rack size width and two unit (2U) height.
Standard and MiniDV Cassette Size Compatible The DSR-45A accommodates the two industry standard sizes of DVCAM and DV videocassette tapes; standard size and miniDV size
Analog Component Video IN/OUT The DSR-45A has both an analog component input and output, allowing a versatile interface with current analog equipment and systems.
4-Channel Separate Audio IN/OUT The DSR-45A has four independently selectable audio channels for simultaneous recording. Audio output consists of four XLR connectors, and audio input consists of four PIN (RCA) connections.
Tape Counter Display The DSR-45A has a digital tape counter display equipped on the front panel, convenient for performing relative time code data editing and monitoring the operation of the unit.
Time Code IN/OUT The DSR-45A is equipped with time code IN/OUT capabilities, enabling synchronization with external equipment. The unit can output the time code read from the tape as an analog signal when played back at normal speed, and can also receive an analog time code signal from external sources.
Time Code / User Bit Preset (for DVCAM Mode only) The initial time code can be preset using the internal time code generator. User bits can be preset to store alphanumeric data such as date, time, scene number, and other user information.
Time Code Recording via DV IN When recording through i.LINK, the time code o the original source can be recorded on to the tape, making it suitable for downloading non-linear edited sources with its original time code.
RS-422A Interface The DSR-45A is equipped with the professional industry standard RS-422A 9-pin control interface. This interface allows the DSR-45 to be controlled as a player or feeder into linear and non-linear editing systems. (NOTE: The DSR-45 cannot be controlled as a recorder by RS-422A.)
RS-232C Interface The DSR-45A is equipped with RS-232C control interface, allowing the basic VTR functions to be controlled from a PC platform control system. (NOTE: An RS-232C protocol manual is supplied with the DSR-45. Operation compatibility is dependent on third party system developers.)
Color Bar Generation Built-in color bar generators are accessible through the user menu. (NOTE: The color bar is not compatible to SMPTE Standards.)
DUB Key Dubbing has just been made easier with a convenient front panel dub key. When connected to another VTR or camcorder with the i.LINK (DV I/O) connection, a simple push of a button allows dubbing of the original tape and its time code.
i.LINK (DV In/Out) The 4-pin i.LINK IEEE 1394 DV I/O connection allows digital dubbing and editing with virtually no quality loss. The IEEE 1394 DV I/O enables connection to compatible third party video cameras, camcorders, VTRs, computers and video capture boards that support the DV In/Out interface for desktop editing. (NOTE: i.LINK connection compatibility must be verified by third party manufacturer.)


Dimensions: 212mm x 98mm x 392.8mm (including knob and button protrusions)
Weight: 4.6kg
Power Requirement: AC: 100 ~ 240V
Power Consumption: Approx. AC: 22W
Video Signal: EIA Standards, NTSC color
Audio Signal: REC: 48kHz/16bit, 32kHz/12bit / PB: 48kHz/16bit, 32kHz/12bit, 32kHz/16bit, 44kHz/16bit
Video InputComponent: BNC x 3 (Y, R-Y, B-Y) Composite: BNC x 1 / S-Video: Y/C (mini DIN 4-pin) x1
Audio Inputs: Phono Jacks x4; Variable (-10, -2, +4) Input Level Selection
Audio Output: XLR 3-pin male x 4 (+4dBu) / RCA x 1 (Monitor Out)
i.LINK Digital In/Out: IEEE 1394 DV I/O 4pin x 1
Headphone Jack: Stereo Mini (Front Panel)
Time Code In: BNC x1
Time Code Out: BNC x1
i.LINK: 4-pin IEEE 1394 DV I/O x1
RS-422A: D-sub 9-pin (Female)
RS-232C: D-sub 9-pin (Male)
Control S: Stereo Mini
LANC: Stereo Mini-mini

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