Sony SRW-5500, HDSR 5500 Rental

Sony SRW-5500 (HDSR 5500) Player Rental in Los Angeles, West L.A., Santa Monica, Culver City, Burbank, Hollywood

If you’re looking for a dual format recorder, switch-able between Sony’s HDCAM and HDCAM SR record formats (in the Los Angeles area), then this new the Sony SRW-5500 HDSR-5500 provides an ideal solution for professionals requiring multi-format flexibility.

Click to Reserve: Rent a Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 $500.00/day

It doesn’t matter if you work in the entertainment industry or at a boutique law firm. If you’re looking for state-of-the-art functionality at a reasonable cost then the Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 is the best bet for your most important video work.

The SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 is Sony’s first dual format recorder. Switchable between Sony’s HDCAM and HDCAM SR record formats, this new VTR provides an ideal solution for professionals requiring multi-format flexibility. With the additional ability to simultaneously produce HD and SD output, as well as playback and up-convert Digital Betacam recording, the Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 can rightfully be considered a technology bridge to the future. Capable of recording 23.98/24/25/29.97/ 30PsF, 1080/50i/59.94/60i, and 720/59.94P, the Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 was created to meet all common worldwide delivery requirements. The HDCAM SR format is capable of recording the gamut of HD frame/line rates in both 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 formats using the highly efficient MPEG-4 Studio Profile compression scheme. The Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 records HDCAM SR format video at 440 Mbps, 10 bit Log or linear, at 2.7:1 compression ratio in 4:2:2, and 4.2:1 compression ratio for 4:4:4. It can also record 12 channels of audio at 24-bit per sample resolution. HDCAM format recording offers the standard 4 channels of uncompressed audio. The HKSR-5001 Format Converter provides 3/2 pull down sequence for conversion of 23.98 or 24 fps recordings to 59.94 interlaced output. It also provides conversion of 1080 to 720/59.94P, and 720P to 1080. With the HKSR-5002 Digital Betacam decoder board, Digital Betacam tapes can be played back and up converted to either 1080i or 720/59.94P formats. The HKSR-5003 interface board allows for full bandwidth 4:4:4 RGB recording, via dual link HD SDI. RGB 4:4:4 recordings can be internally converted to 4:2:2 output via the HKSR 5001 format conversion board in real-time during record or playback.


  • HDCAM SR and HDCAM recording
  • MPEG 4 Studio Profile Compression
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (optional) record capability
  • 10 bit per sample video record capability – log or linear
  • Records 1080 line (Interlace and/or Progressive) and 720 line Progressive images
  • Records 12 channels of audio at 24 bits per sample
  • Optional Digital Betacam playback
  • Pre-Read Editing, Edit/Record Confidence Playback
  • Records non audio AES/EBU data in audio tracks
  • Internally routable audio outputs

Sony SRW 5500 For Rent

If you need to rent a Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 today, or know you’ll need a Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 for rent soon, request your reservation now. Our Video Equipment can be rented out at a moment’s notice, and we honor our earliest reservation requests first.

Click to Reserve: Rent a Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 $500.00/day

This machine uses HDCAM SR, HDCAM, and Digital Betacam tapes – WITH ALL OPTIONS. Need tape stock to go with this machine?
Click to Order HDCAM SR, HDCAM, and Digital Betacam tapes online.

Need Instructions? Sony SRW-5500/HDSR 5500 Operations Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Although we are located in or near the Los Angeles, West L.A., Santa Monica, Burbank, Hollywood, and Culver City areas, we can ship some equipment nationwide. Reserve your video equipment rental now and we’ll contact you about shipping or delivery.

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