Professional Blu-ray™ authoring
No PC required! Now you can make professionally authored Blu-ray™ discs from videos created with a high definition camcorder. Record onto single or dual layer BD-R blank discs, or onto erasable BD-RE discs. For expanded versatility, make downconverted SD recordings onto standard DVD discs. The SR-HD1500 makes both BDMV (with menus) and BDAV (no menu) discs. A simple menu driven user interface makes it possible for even novice users to achieve professional quality results.
Built-in editing and duplication* functions with 500GB hard disk drive
The internal hard disk drive makes it possible to edit videos transferred from a camcorder or other device. Edited clips can then be assembled into a completed disc project and then recorded onto one or more Blu-ray™ discs. The internal drive also makes it possible to duplicate* Blu-ray™ or DVD discs. Simply insert the original disc into the drive, then specify how many copies to make. The disc contents are temporarily stored to the hard disk, and then burned to the blank discs.
*Unprotected discs only. It is not possible to copy commercial BD/DVD titles.
Author custom discs for presentations, kiosks and point-of-sale displays
Blu-ray™ or DVD discs can be authored so that they begin playing immediately after being inserted into the player, ideal for presentations. Likewise, the discs can be authored so that the playback repeats continuously, ideal for kiosks and point-of-sale displays.
Compatible with camcorders supporting AVCHD, HDV and DV formats
The SR-HD1500US supports a wide range of AVCHD, HDV, and DV camcorders, including JVC's Everio models. Tape based models can be connected via. the i.Link (IEEE-1394) connector for digital transfers to the HDD. Recordings can then be transferred to the optical disc, providing an ideal way to archive material originally recorded on tape. Solid state and HDD camcorders can be connected using either the USB 2.0, or i.Link depending on which interface is available. An SD/SDHC memory card slot is provided for cameras that record to solid state media.
Apple Quicktime for Final Cut Pro (.MOV) file support via SDHC
Recordings of .MOV files in the SP (19/25Mbps) mode made using JVC's GY-HM100/700 ProHD camcorders are compatible with the SR-HD1500 and can be transferred to the HDD and dubbed onto discs.
Advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) Encoding
High definition H.264 recording is supported in the AF (Apx. 12.9Mbps), AN (Apx. 8.6Mbps), AL (Apx. 5.7Mbps) and AE (Apx. 4.3Mbps) modes. MPEG-2 TS recording is provided for HDV and JVC Everio camcorders (up to 28.8Mbps.). For DV and analog recordings, MPEG-2 PS streams are encoded in the XP (Apx. 9.5Mbps), SP (Apx. 4.8Mpbs), LP (Apx. 2.4Mpbs) and EP (Apx. 1.2Mpbs) modes.
Built-in format converter
When standard definition copies are needed of original high definition material, the source footage is downconverted and then recorded to inexpensive DVD discs. Even complete Blu-ray™ HD projects can be recorded in SD for clients who may not yet have HD playback equipment.
Compatible with dual-layer 50GB Blu-ray™ discs
The SR-HD1500US stores up to 24 hours of high definition material onto one dual-layer 50GB Blu-ray™ disc when recording in the AE mode (4.3Mbps.) Likewise, up to 85 hours of standard definition (analog or DV) material can be stored when using the EP mode (1.2Mbps.). Continuous recording is possible for up to 8 hours.
Equipped with external control RS-232C terminal
The SR-HD1500 is equipped with a RS-232C terminal that enables external control via a PC, automatation system, medical device, etc.