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Memory Card Recorder/Player (P2 deck)

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As P2 continues to revolutionize program production and broadcasting workflows, the AJ-HPS1500 adds a number of powerful interfaces for the IT and broadcasting systems in today's studios. In addition to HD/SD multi-format support and multi-codec recording and playback, this powerful memory card recorder/player has six P2 card slots for use in line recording, playlist creation, and relay broadcasts.

IT interfaces consist of USB 2.0 for copying P2 files onto a hard disk with host function, and 100 Base-T for smooth communications. Broadcast interfaces include HD/SD-SDI, analog I/O, and RS-422 remote for flexible operation in mixed tape and non-linear environments.

HD/SD Multi-Format Recording
The AJ-HPS1500 P2 deck can record and play back in both 1080i and 720p using the DVCPRO HD codec. Also equipped with a 59.94 Hz/50 Hz selector, the AJ-HPS1500 supports all HD broadcasting formats used anywhere in the world. This multi-format unit also records and plays back SD sources, supports both NTSC (480i) and PAL (576i) systems, and lets you record and play back in DVCPRO50, DVCPRO or DV.

The AJ-HPS1500 can convert up or down between HD and SD or cross-convert between 720p and 1080i during playback. Also featuring an aspect conversion function, the versatile AJ-HPS1500 can handle a wide range of video formats.

Eight Channels of 16-bit Digital Audio
AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD offer superb 16-bit linear PCM sound quality, with eight embedded channels for recording in 5.1-channel surround sound. The AJ-HPS1500 P2 deck uses HD-SDI or AES/EBU for independent input/output and editing of all eight channels. The SD mode supports four-channel recording and playback in all codec systems (DVCPRO 50, DVCPRO, DV).

New AVC-Intra Codec Option Supported
The P2HD Series will also support the new AVC-Intra codec by mounting an optional AJ-YBX200G AVC-Intra Codec Board. Based on the latest H.264 motion image compression standard, the new codec will provide intra-frame compression with a high compression rate for high image quality and precise editing. To enable versatile HD production, the AVC-Intra codec offers two modes: AVC-Intra 100 (1920/4:2:2/10 bits) for high-end, full-bit HD quality, and AVC-Intra 50 (1440/4:2:0/10 bits) for lower bit-rate, storage efficient operation with high image quality.

Six P2 Card Slots and an SD Card Slot
With the AJ-HPS1500's six card slots, you can mount five P2 cards shot by a P2 cam, and output a playlist editing result to a sixth P2 card. And the AJ-HPS1500 has an SD/SDHC card slot. By using the P2 viewer software, you can create a metadata upload file containing the names of the camera operator and reporter, the shooting location and other text information, and save it onto an SD/SDHC card. The AJ-HPS1500 can then read the information as metadata.

Playlist Allows VTR-Like Nonlinear Editing
You can mark up to 100 events (or up to 24 hours) in the playlist. Then edit*1 the recordings and use the results in on-air broadcasts ? a quick, easy solution for breaking news reporting and similar "when it counts" tasks. Audio split editing is also available.*2
*1: No transition settings or effects are available. V fade between events can be set only for audio. *2: All channels are moved forward or backward at the same time. You cannot move a single channel independently.

3.5-Inch Color Monitor
A 3.5" Color LCD Monitor on the front panel lets you monitor recording and playback and view thumbnails. Using the thumbnails and jog dial, you can select clips for instant access and playback.

Jog/Shuttle Dial
Like a broadcast editor, the AJ-HPS1500 is equipped with a jog & shuttle dial. You can shuttle search at 100x normal speed in forward or reverse and jog search within a range of -1x to +1x speed. Audio can be monitored up to 10x speed.

IT Interfaces (USB/Ethernet)
? USB 2.0: In host mode, you can connect a hard disk drive and read and write P2 files. In device mode, you can connect a PC (or nonlinear editor) and use the AJ-HPS1500 as a P2 card drive for direct transfer of P2 clips.
? 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T Ethernet: P2 data in the AJ-HPS1500 can be transferred using ftp/Samba.

I/O Interfaces for Broadcasting Systems
? Remote: The AJ-HPS1500 is equipped with RS-422A remote (for editing player connection), RS-232C remote, parallel remote, digital encoder remote, REF video (HD/SD) input, and TC I/O.
? Serial Digital: HD/SD switchable SDI I/O terminals are a standard feature. Video or audio input can be selected with the Input Select key on the front panel. An SD-SDI monitor OUT terminal is also provided.
? AES/EBU Digital: Eight channels of digital audio can be input and output.
? Analog I/O: Composite IN, composite monitor OUT, audio IN
(2 channels), and audio L/R OUT.

4U Rack Size
The AJ-HPS1500 has the same height and 4U size as our DVCPRO VTRs and mounts easily into a 19-inch rack. It can slip right in as a replacement for an older VTR.
* Mounting adaptor must be purchased separately


Weight 14 kg (30.9 lbs)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 424 x 175 x 415 mm (16-3/4" x 6-15/16" x 16-3/8",excluding feet, connector and jog dial.)
Signal Level 1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p, 576/50i, 480/59.94i
Power Supply AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption Max. 80 W (Full option), 72W (No option)

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