JVC Video Cassette Player BR-S500U

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  • JVC Video Cassette Player BR-S500U
  • JVC Video Cassette Player BR-S500U
  • JVC Video Cassette Player BR-S500U


JVC BR-S500U Video Cassette Player - Used Item IN STOCK and in good condition. All items have been previously used, but have been fully tested and include a 90 day exchange warranty. Since this is a used Item, it may show some minor signs of use but should not affect performance. Manual can be downloaded below.

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The BR-S500U is the powerful source player that, when combined with JVC's BR-S800U editing recorder and RM-G800U controller, forms a powerful editing system costing thousands less than ever before. It features a fast, heavy-duty tape drive similar to that used in JVC's renowned 22 Series. And its built-in CTL time code reader gives you unparalleled accuracy and flexibility, while maintaining the ease-of-use that JVC editing systems are famous for. Besides being an ideal editing source player, the BR-S500U's plug-in option cards make it ideal for a wide variety of system applications.

JVC's S-VHS is the format of choice for today's video professional. With over 400 lines of horizontal resolution and excellent multi- generation editing capability, it is the most cost effective replacement for the aging 3/4-inch U-format. With S-VHS, you can be assured of high quality video and audio--starting with your field acquisition and continuing through the editing process. You can do it all in "S." JVC offers a wide variety of cameras, portable recorders, monitors, editors and special effects generators for the S-VHS format. The BR-S500U offers speed and professional performance never before found in decks at this price.

SUPERB VIDEO PERFORMANCE The BR-S500U incorporates the latest picture improvement technology to produce razor sharp images with over 400 lines of horizontal resolution. Chroma Noise Reduction, chroma aperture correction and 3-line crosstalk cancellation all combine to offer outstanding image quality, even when dubbing down multiple generations.

EDITING FEEDER For a convenient, economical editing source player, just plug JVC's RM-G800U editing controller into the serial bus connector on the BR-S500U's front panel. All functions, including time code are then accessed by the controller. Tape movement is fast and precise, thanks to the BR-S500U's capstan bump function.

4 AUDIO TRACKS The BR-S500U features JVC's extraordinary Hi-Fi VHS sound system. Using 2 separate rotary FM-audio heads the BR-S500U provides 2 channels of near CD-quality audio with a dynamic range of more than 80dB. In addition to the 2 Hi-Fi audio tracks, the BR-S500U boasts 2 linear audio tracks.

AUDIO PLAYBACK METERS The BR-S500U has two audio playback level meters, switchable between the Hi-Fi and linear channels. Separate output terminals are provided for all channels---both Hi-Fi and normal. By flipping a front-panel switch, the Channel-2 audio meter displays video tracking.

VARIABLE-SPEED DIAL SEARCH AT 32X A front-panel search dial provides fast and accurate viewing at up to 32 times normal tape speed in forward and reverse. This is possible because the BR-S500U uses the same type of tape drive mechanism designed for use in TV news editing facilities where speed is of utmost importance. You'll appreciate the positive, responsive feel of the BR-S500U.


CTL TIME CODE SYSTEM The BR-S500U includes a built-in time code reader that utilizes JVC's CTL Time Code System. This system records absolute tape address information (HH:MM:SS:FR) on the control track, and provides fast and accurate access to any frame on the video tape. Time code is displayed on the BR-S500U's six digit counter and output to serial editing controllers. This system is far superior to conventional control track counters that lose reference when the tape is removed from the machine. CTL Time Code can be is added to the tape using JVC's BR-S800U editing recorder. With the CTL Time Code system, you don't give up an audio track or modify the video signal. CTL Time Code is the easiest and most flexible time code available. For users who want to use conventional VITC or LTC time code, the optional plug-in SA-R50U card is available.

OPEN ARCHITECTURE On the rear panel of the BR-S500U, there are 2 plug-in slots that accept a variety of optional JVC expansion boards. The SA-K27UA board provides an RS-232C interface for connection to a variety of personal computer-based editing systems. You can use the BR-S500U with more sophisticated editing controllers such as JVC's RM-G870U, by using the SA-K26U RS-422 board. The SA-K28UA parallel (45-pin) board allows connection to older JVC editing systems. Other boards include a plug-in time base stabilizer with DNR, and VITC/LTC time code reader/generator.


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VHS Player, Power Cord
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