Rent Sony HVR-1500A HDV VTR

By Sony

Our standard 1 day rental period is 48 hours.
Weekend rentals are billed as a 1 day rental, Friday to Monday!

Replacement Value: $2000

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Details and Specs

The HVR-1500A Digital HD Videocassette Recorder is the successor to the HVR-1500. In addition to its robust functionality, HD-SDI input is pre-installed on the HVR-1500A.  As an HDV™ source feeder/recorder the HVR-1500A is positioned as the high-end HDV deck in Sony’s HVR series. Inheriting the design concept of the market-acclaimed DSR-1500A, the HVR-1500A offers the same convenient features that professional users demand, such as quick mechanical response, multi-format DV playback, and a rich set of professional audio/video interfaces ranging from analog to SDI and AES/EBU. Additionally, the HVR-1500A offers HD-SDI input/output and RS-422A control capabilities, bridging HDV source material and assets with high-end HD formats and HD editing environments.

The HVR-1500A can also be used as a standard definition DVCAM™ recorder with the same editing features as the DSR-1500A. 


  • Multiple Format HDV/DVCAM/DV HD Studio VTR
  • Built-In 2.7″, 16×9 LCD Panel w/ Audio/Video Monitoring
  • Built-In Audio/Video Test Signal Generator
  • HD-SD Down-Conversion Capability
  • RS-422 9-Pin Control; Time Code I/O
  • Reference Video Input
  • Records: HDV 1080/60i; DVCAM; DV (SP Mode)
  • Playback: HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DVCPRO-25/DV (SP Mode)
  • 1080: 60i; 50i Hz
  • 720: 60P; 50P Hz
  • 576: 50i; 50P Hz
  • 480: 60i; 60P Hz
  • Please note: The HVR-1500 can play back but not record 720/30P signals.
  • When 720/30P recordings are played back, their signals are converted to 720/59.94P.
  • The HVR-1500A cannot play back 1080/24P, 1080/25P, 1080/30P, 720/24P, or 720/25P.
  • 4-Channels AES/EBU Digital Audio / 2-Channels Analog Audio
  • Input: HD-SDI, SD-SDI; Component; Composite; Firewire (6-Pin)
  • Output: HD-SDI; SD-SDI; Component; Composite; Firewire (6-Pin)

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