Sony high end acquisition and mastering format.

HDCAM SR is Sony’s state of the art CineAlta high definition format. It is an extension of HDCAM format. HDCAM SR is intended for high end color critical work and general D-cinema acquisition using 4:4:4 sampling structure.

Robust studio VTRs allow mastering in HDCAM SR format.

HDCAM SR works in 1080 and 720 size in either interlaced or progressive mode. It provides the following frame rates: 23.98p, 24p, 25p, 30p as well as interlaced frame rates: 50i and 59.94i.

The format uses selectable 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 sampling and records mildly compressed (2.7:1 – 4.2:1) 10 bit signal to tape at 440Mb/second.