The HVR-M25 can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV recording and play back, providing full flexibility to record and play back either Standard or High Definition depending on production needs.
Dual-size Cassette Mechanism
The HVR-M25 accepts both standard and mini size HDV, DVCAM, and DV cassettes without using any special adaptor. It allows for HDV recording for up to 276 minutes with a DigitalMaster™ Cassette - ideal when longer recoding times are required.
The HVR-M25 allows down conversion from HDV1080i format. Analogue outputs (component/S-Video/Composite) and the i.LINK interface can provide a standard definition signal in either DVCAM or DV if required.
The HVR-M25 is compatible with both 50 and 60 Hz use - providing greater user flexibility to make and edit productions on a worldwide basis.
HDV/DV IN TC
The HVR-M25 is equipped with HDV/DV IN TC, enabling time code synchronization with external equipment - ideal when dubbing tapes or recording to tapes with material edited by nonlinear editing systems.
2.7" 16:9 LCD Monitor
The HVR-M25 has a 2.7" wide LCD panel enabling operators to check 16:9 aspect pictures images, audio level meter and set-up menu. The newly developed "Clear Photo LCD plus" further improves the visibility of previous LCDs, offering more detailed and colorful photography of objects in dark or bright places.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is a specification for the input-output interface of uncompressed HD digital video and multi-channel audio, and has become the standard for HDTV and other CE devices. As such the HVR-M25E can be easily connected to such devices for added user flexibility.
The Duplicate Plus is a dubbing function that can duplicate the tape with timecodes via an i.LINK interface. By using the Duplicate Plus button it helps to make a work tape, which contains the exact timecode that the original source tape contains.
Edge Crop Adjust
The HVR-M25 is able to adjust the edge crop position when down converting from HD (16:9 aspect ratio) to SD (4:3 aspect ratio). By displaying the edge crop marker on the monitor, you can check the crop position on the LCD monitor before down converting.
The HVR-M25 has an Auto Repeat function that enables it to repeatedly play back a program. In addition, the HVR-M25 has a Custom Repeat function that allows operators to set a repeat number of times, a repeat interval, and a start time of repeat.
Time code settings
The time code can be preset using any number in H/M/S/F (hours/minutes/seconds/frames), for accurate tape-position information.
Other than the default functions, frequently used functions can be assigned for convenient and customized operation.