Sony HVR-M25A HDV Recorder

by Sony
Sony HVR-M25A HDV Recorder


Adopts HDV 1080i specification of the HDV format that features 1080 effective scanning lines and 1440 horizontal pixels
Switchable recording and playback - HDV 1080i / DVCAM / DV SP and 60i / 50i
Dual-size cassette mechanism to accept both mini and standard cassettes
Long recording time - a maximum of 276 minutes with the PHDVM-276 DigitalMaster standard cassette tape
Down-conversion playback capabilities from 1080i down to 480i, 576i, 480P, 576P, and 720P
Edge Crop Adjust function
i.LINK interface
Time code copy from external devices
Auto Repeat and Custom Repeat functions
Color bar and 1-kHz audio tone signal output
External control by the supplied wireless Remote Commander unit
Built-in tape cleaner for reliable operation
Built-in, 2.7-inch (*) type, Clear Photo LCD Plus monitor
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output
Duplicate PLUS
Marker Burn
Time Counter
Time Code Preset
Status Check
Assign Buttons
All Scan Mode


Recording / Playback performance:
Recording Format : 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL)

Playout/down conversion format : 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL), 480/60P, 576/50P, 720/60P, 720/50P

Tape speed :
HDV / DV SP : Max. 18.812 mm.s
DVCAM : Max. 28.218 mm/s

Playback/recording time :
- Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM Cassette
- Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM Cassette
- Max. 184 min with PHDV-276DM Cassette
- Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM Cassette

Fast forward / rewind time : Approx. 2 min with PHDV-276DM cassette

Input / output connectors / devices:
Video input/output : BNC x 2
Video Signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm unbalanced, sync negative

S-video input/output : Min-DIN 4-pin x 2
Y : 1 Vp-p, 75 ohm unbalanced, sync negative
C : 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 75 ohm unbalanced

Component video output : BNC x 3
Y : 1 Vp-p, (0.3V, sync negative)
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb) : 700 mVp-p (100% color bar), input impedance 75 ohm

i.LINK : 4-pin

HDMI output : 19-pin (type A), video : 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL), 480/60P, 576/50P, 720/60P, 720/50P, audio : PCM 48 kHz/16-bit

Phones : Stereo minijack (3.5mm), 8 ohm loading
LANC : Stereo mini-jack (3.5mm)
Audio Input : RCA pin x 2

Input level : -10/-1/+4 dBu, Input impedance: min. 47 kohm unbalanced
Max. input level : -10:+18dBu (approx. 6Vrms), -2:+24 dBu (approx. 12.5Vrms), +4:+30 dBu (approx. 25Vrms)

Audio output : Output level : -10 dBu (full bit -20dB), impedance 47 ohm unbalanced in 60i mode, -10dBu (full bit -18dB), impedance 47 ohm, unbalanced in 50i mode
Impedance : Max. 1 kohm unbalanced

LCD monitor : 2.7-inch type, approx. 211,200 dots (960x220), Clear photo LCD Plus

Power Consumption : 12W (playback mode with LCD monitor on)
Operating Temperature : 5 to 40 C (41 to 104 K)
Storage Temperature : 120 tp 60 C (-4 to 140K)
Weight : Approx. 4.3kg (9 lb 8 oz)

In the Box

Remote Commander
Power Cord
Size AA Batteries - 2pcs
Cleaning Cassette
Sony HVR-M25A Manual


Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Perfect for editing
Rating: 5.0
By from The Netherlands on
A perfect machine for editing and playing of DV and HDV footage. Replaces
the HDV camcorder I used earlier for that purpose, which was bad for the
camcorder (not designed for frequent play, fast wind/rewind). The
HVR-M25A is sturdy and provides stable picture and sound quality. The
small viewing screen is very handy in use, providing extra features such
as large time code and VU-display.

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