Sony HVR-M15A HDV Recorder

by Sony
Sony HVR-M15A HDV Recorder


Switchable recording and playback - HDV 1080i / DVCAM / DV SP and 60i / 50i
Dual-size cassette mechanism
Long Recording Time
Down-conversion playback capabilities
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
Tape Cleaner for Reliable Operation
Compact, Unique Design


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

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 : RCA pin 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 : RCA pin 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
LANC : Stereo mini-jack (3.5mm)

Audio Input : RCA pin x 2
Input level : Input level : -10 dBu, Input impedance: min. 10 kohm unbalanced
Max. input level : -16 dBu (approx. 5Vrms) in 60i mode, +21 dBu (approx. 4Vrms) in 50i mode

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

Power requirements : DC 8.4V
Power Consumption : 8W (playback mode)
Operating Temperature : 5 to 40 C (41 to 104 K)
Storage Temperature : 120 tp 60 C (-4 to 140K)
Weight : Approx. 2.3kg

In the Box

Remote Commander
AC adaptor
Power Cord
Size AA Batteries - 2pcs
Cleaning Cassette
Sony HVR-M15A Manual


Reviewed by 3 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Sony HVR-M15A HDV Recorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Minna, Nigeria on
I will recommend sony HVR-M15A to every media house in Nigeria. the good thing about this product is that it plays any type dv tape... I will rate this product excellent.
Sony Recorder
Rating: 5.0
By from ------ on
Good price, good service, I recomand Globalmediapor
good choice
Rating: 5.0
By from Malta - EU on
this recorder is an exellent choice for its price. very good value for
money. it would be nice though if it had an audio optical input too

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