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Sony HDW F790 Camera

The Sony HDW F790 is an HDCAM shoulder mount camera that meets all broadcast HD tech-specs (4:2:2 resolution) and still very much loved for tape-based productions.

  • Easy, quick and reliable.
  • Includes built-in ND filters, HD-SDI out, auto stitching for colour balance.
  • Switchable between 1080i and 1080p.
  • Cached Recording gives up to 8 seconds of capture prior to pressing the record button.

Daily Hire Cost
£150.00 + VAT

£150 + vat per day

Discounts available on longer term hires

The Sony HDW F790 records pictures in either 1080/50i interlace or 1080/25P progressive modes. An upgrade from the F750, it has 12bit ADSP, 2x HD-SDI outputs, inputs for recording 4 channels of 20-bit AES/EBU digital audio & 4x HyperGamma settings, which allow the cinematographer to precisely optimise the desired look of the acquired image. Monochrome viewfinder

The use of three 2.2 million-pixel FIT CCDs, and 12-bit Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) ensures superb picture quality. Slow shutter capability (up to 64 frames) and image inversion.

The slow shutter feature can be used to either boost sensitivity or to enable motion blur to be used as a creative tool. Image inversion allows the camcorder to be used with a wider range of anamorphic and film lenses.

Picture cache recording provides an additional chance to capture the action even if it occurred before the REC button was pressed. This allows you to capture up to 8 seconds of material immediately before you press the record button.

The camera provides Time Lapse (Interval) Recording. In MANUAL mode, 1 to 8 frames are recorded each time the REC button is pressed.

In AUTO mode, the overall recording time is set (e.g. 10 minutes) along with the playback time on tape (e.g. 10 seconds).

Using the picture cache to achieve Time Lapse reduces the mechanical wear to the record mechanism.