Rack in studio w Umatic video recorders. The BVU-950 Editing U-matic incorporates Sony's Superior Performance (SP) technology, to offer higher picture quality and dubbing capability, while remaining compatible with ealier high-band U-matics. It also features a plug-in wide window time base corrector and time code generator/reader options. It was one of the first VTRs to use the search dial for setting and displaying time code diagnostics, VTR functions and much more. Improved audio performance is guaranteed by adoption of Dolby C noise reduction for SP tapes, with auto-detection/activation on playback.
Improved design makes unit lighter than predecessors. FM carrier frequency 0.8MHz up on normal high-band, improves luminance resolution to 300 lines for clear, detailed colour/monochrome playback. Fully compatible with high band U-matics in luminance signal deviation (1.6MHz) and chroma sub-carrier frequence (924kHz). Takes low/high band and SP tapes, with built in auto selection of system and Dolby in/out detection when using Sony KSP tapes. Improved video circuitary improves luminance/chrominance ringing performance. Dolby C noise reduction improves audio signal-to-noise ratio to 72dB (measured by CCIR/ARM filter, RMS). heads and playback circuit improve audio frequency response and raise non-Dolby signal-to-noise ratio to 52dB in SP mode. Improved controls for audio/erase/record/playback heads improve audio insert editing accuracy. First-ever plug-in time base correction available with optional BKU-903, a full-feature wide window TBC with seperate remote controller. Optional BKU-905 plug-in time code generator/reader permits sophisticated time code editing. Dial operated setting and LED/monitor display of codes, diagnostics, preroll and operational data, with built in character generator. Built in 2-machine editing facility with RS-422 remote control interface. Bidirectional shuttle/jog options giving quality pictures from STILL to 10 times normal or frame by frame.