Sony is introducing a revolutionary HD recorder for medical applications. Designed to document medical procedures in resolution, the 15,000 dollar PDW-70MD XDCAM HD recorder doesn’t use Blu-ray. Instead the recorder stores two hours of high-resolution video on a 23GB PFD-23 XDCAM disc.
The rugged 1440x1080i resolution industrial format is sealed to help prevent scratches and can preserve data for more than 50 years. The unit has an integrated 3.5-inch color LCD screen designed to give easy access to thumbnail stills of operations.
George Santanello, Sony Electronics director of marketing for medical products says”Sony’s HD products are helping to improve all levels of medical visualization. With the advent of surgical HD camera systems, the recorder will prove to be an invaluable tool offering the bandwidth and storage capacity required for recording HD content.”