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Serial digital input/output
A component serial interface is provided as
standard and enables interfacing of the serial digital
Analog video input/output
Both composite and component signal outputs are
provided as standard.
Use of an analog video input board (AJ-YA931G,
optional accessory) enables interfacing of the
component (Y, PB, PR) and composite signal input.
AES/EBU audio input/output
Digital audio input/output connectors are provided.
Use of an SDTI board (AJ-YAC930G, optional
accessory) enables input/output interfacing of the
SDTI (Serial Data Transport Interface) signals.
9-pin RS-422A/RS-232C remote
In addition to the standard 9-pin serial remote (RS-
422A), RS-232C and 25-pin parallel remote
connectors are also provided.
The RS-422A enables another VTR to be operated
in parallel with the unit if loop connection is used.
4-channel, high-sound-quality digital audio
The 4-channel PCM audio enables independent
editing for all four channels in addition to channel
The setup settings, which are conducted prior to
operating the unit, are performed while viewing the
setup menus on the unit’s display or a TV monitor.
Use the AJ-YA932G analog video input board
when the AJ-SD955A is to be used with a 625i
Light and compact
This unit is a 4U size digital VTR and can be easily
mounted in a 19-inch rack by using the rack mounting
adapters (AJ-MA75P, optional accessory).
Up to 92 minutes of recording
M cassettes (max. 33 minutes) and L cassettes (max.
92 minutes) can be used with this unit. Tape width is a
Superior picture quality
Superior picture quality is achieved through 4:2:2
component signal recording at 2 times the recording
rate of the existing DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format.
Switching between 525i and 625i TV
By selecting the setting (setup menu item No. 070)
that matches the video input signal TV system (525i or
625i), the signals of each TV system can be recorded
and/or played back.
A 4:2:2 serial digital interface is a standard feature.
Compatibility with DVCPRO (25 Mbps)
This unit can record, play back and edit material in the
existing DVCPRO (25 Mbps) format.
Compatibility with general consumer
DV cassette tapes containing material shot with a
consumer digital camera or the like can be played
back on this unit. A cassette adapter (AJ-CS455P) is
necessary when a mini DV cassette tape is to be
Digital slow motion/jog dial
Panasonic’s original digital slow-motion technology
makes it possible to attain clear pictures even during
slow playback at speeds of –0.43 to +0.43/+0.5/+0.75.
Color images can be played back in forward and
reverse directions up to a maximum of
generator)/TCR (time code reader).
In addition to the internal time code, external time
code input or input signal VITC can be recorded on
this VTR as the time code.