This is a Sony UV-340 One Inch Full Color VTR. This was the first of the
Sony one inch machines that did not require an external color adapter unit.
It was also the very last of the Sony one inch series of Videocorders.
draws 200 watts of power. it records EIA standard video signals, 60 Hz
field frequency monochrome or NTSC color video with 2:1 or random interlace.
It uses two head slant track scanning system FM recording. Color is direct
recorded as a 688 kHz converted subcarrier. It has stereo audio tracks
and insert and assemble editing features. Since it is only a two head system
however, it is not really a great editor.
|It also has full (wired) remote
control ability using the optional UVR-340 remote control unit (2nd photo).
This was the
only machine, of this series, that could record and playback color video
without the use of an external adapter. Color recordings made on the earlier
machines, using color adapters, are not compatible for color playback on
this machine and vice versa. The color under recording system used on the
UV-340 is identical to the system used on 3/4" Umatic machines to this
very day. This was a very sophisticated VTR for its time! This machine
is functional but does need some TLC before it is as good as the day it
was made. Stay tuned!