JVC Pro Blu-Ray and HDD Recording Deck With Hard Drive
The latest in JVC's series of high performance professional combo decks, the units
feature a built-in Blu-ray recorder and an internal hard disk drive for easy duplication and
disc authoring without a PC.
With the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250, users can record and author professional BDMV (with menu)
or BDAV discs. Advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) encoding provides support for HD and SD
sources, and a built-in format converter can down-convert HD content for recording to a standard
DVD. The units support BD-R or BD-RE (erasable) Blu-ray discs.
The decks offer a variety of digital inputs, including USB and i.Link (IEEE-1394) ports and an SDHC
card slot, for wide compatibility with today's digital SD and HD camcorders. Composite and S-Video
inputs provide interfaces for legacy analogue devices as well.
Users can transfer videos from a camcorder or other device to the internal hard drive. Then, using a
simple, menu-driven interface, edited clips can be assembled into a completed project and recorded
to Blu-ray discs. Discs can also be authored for auto-start or repeat playback, which provide ideal
options for presentations, kiosks, and point-of-sale displays.
Unprotected DVD and Blu-ray discs are easily duplicated as well. Simply insert the original disc into
the drive, then specify how many copies to make. Disc content is temporarily stored to the hard
drive, then burned to blank discs.
Both models include component and HDMI outputs for flexible monitoring options. The SR-HD1500
features a 500 GB hard drive, plus an RS-232C terminal and support for .MOV files (for Apple Final
Cut Pro), which makes it compatible with footage recorded with JVC GY-HM100 and GY-HM700
ProHD camcorders in the SP (19/25 Mbps) mode. The SR-HD1250 has a 250 GB hard drive, but
does not include RS-232C connectivity or .MOV support.