Woman in Black – Angel of Death
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and has provided the Avid equipment for Woman in Black - Angel of Death
Kick Ass 2
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and have recently finished working on Kick-Ass 2, supplying Avid Unity and Nitris DX
Warner Brothers Gravity
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and has provided the Avid equipment for Gravity, the excellent film from Alfonso Cuaron
HBO Game of Thrones
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and has provided the Avid equipment for the latest series of Game of Thrones
Ex Machina
Ex Machina Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and provided the Avid equipment for Ex_Machina
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and supplied the Avid ISIS5000 & Nitris DX for Skyfall, the most successful bond film so far.
The Legend of Tarzan
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and has provided the Avid equipment for The Legend of Tarzan, the excellent film from David Yates
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and have recently finished working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., supplying Avid ISIS and Nitris DX
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and provided the Avid equipment for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Hireworks is the leading company for feature film post production and provided the Avid ISIS 5500 and Nitris DX equipment for Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Click to email us or call 020 3598 1870

Hireworks > > Broadcast Hire > > SD & HD VTR

Hireworks Ltd


Hireworks has a complete range of Broadcast quality VTRs available. From Panasonic D3, Sony Beta SP & Digi Beta machines for archive and legacy playback to HDCam SR Recorders for screening and content delivery purposes.

Sony SRW-5800/2

Sony SRW-5800 HDCAM SR Recorder

Sony SRW5800/2 – the RGB 4:4:4 full-bandwidth HD VTRs at the top of the Sony VTR line-up – have a critical role as a master format for movies, commercial productions, and high-end TV. It is also the interchange and delivery format for most HD broadcasters, as well as the required delivery format for 3D HD programming.
Supporting all SMPTE standard 1080 and 720 formats up to 59.94P, 3G interface with 3D recording on one tape, x2 ingest to servers and network interface for DPX, TIFF and Cineon formats, SR technology increases the speed and productivity of all operations.

Sony SRW-5500

Sony SRW-5500 HDCAM SR Recorder

The SRW-5500 is a high-end HD digital videocassette recorder that employs the HDCAM-SR format. This VTR also allows recording and playback of the well-proven HDCAM format. Applications range from HDTV to digital cinematography. Key features include high-quality 1080i, 1080PsF, or 720P recording and playback, a wide array of internal format conversions, including 4:4:4 to 4:2:2, legacy playback of Digital Betacam tape formats.

Sony HDW-M2000P/20

Sony HDW-M2000P/20 HDCAM Recorder

The HDW-M2000P/20 is ideal as part of an end-to-end HDCAM production chain. It also makes business sense even when post production and programme distribution remains at 625/50 standard definition. An inbuilt HD to SD downconverter provides a standard definition output from your high quality HDCAM original recordings. Compatible replay of Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX and Digital Betacam tapes also helps smooth your transition to the world of high definition.

Sony JH-3

Sony J-H3 HDCAM Player

This machine is the first in a line-up to improve the flexibility, and seriously reduce the cost, of transferring your HDCAM rushes to your on line suite.
This is achieved by a unique combination of small size (same as J series) combined with every useful connection from downconverted SDI, analogue standard definition to i-Link.
A downconverter is included as standard, and it can handle both large and small HDCAM cassettes at 24PsF, 25PsF or 29.97PsF. 24PsF recorded tapes can also be played back at 25P with time code conversion.

Panasonic AJ-HD1400

Panasonic AJ-HD1400 DVCPRO HD Recorder

The AJ-HD1400 is an invaluable solution for HD production, it records at 100 Mbps with 4:2:2 color sampling and intra-frame compression in multiple HD/SD formats including 1080/59.94, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. Designed with comprehensive editing features, this AC/DC-powered recorder features HD SDI digital input/output and IEEE 1394 input/output, a 9-pin remote interface for use in assemble/insert editing, and a built-in up/down converter. This lightweight VTR offers a handle for on-the-go use and its compact design makes it a great space-saver for desktop use and in-studio editing.

Sony PDW-F1600

Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM HD422 Pro Disc Recorder

Sony’s PDW-F1600 XDCAM HD422 Series is being embraced around the world for its file-based recording capability utilizing high-capacity and highly reliable Professional Disc media. Thanks to its newly developed MPEG HD422 codec, the XDCAM HD422 Series provides high-quality video and audio recording capabilities, with an image resolution of 1920 x 1080 and eight-channel 24-bit uncompressed audio. It offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard – including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode.

Sony HVR-1500A

Sony HVR-1500A HDV Recorder

The HVR-1500A is an HDV source feeder/ recorder positioned at the top of Sony’s HDV Series. It offers HD-SDI input/output and RS-422A control capabilities, bridging HDV source footage and assets with high-end HD formats and HD editing equipment. In addition, with the optional HVBK-1520 board installed, the HVR-1500A has a range of conversion capabilities that allow DV recordings to be up-converted to 1080i or 720P signals, and 1080i HDV recordings to be cross-converted to 720P signals. This allows operators to integrate DV and HDV source footage and assets into the same HD editing system, giving them the flexibility to choose between either a 1080i or a 720P system.

Sony HVR-M35E

Sony HVR-M35E HDV Recorder

The HVR-M35E is Sony’s flagship compact HDV VTR with unrivalled production flexibility due to its support for a huge range of HDV/DVCAM/DV formats. A key feature of the HVR-M35E is its compatibility with HDV native progressive recording on the new HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E camcorders. It also supports playback of 720P HDV material and provides an HD/SD-SDI output with embedded audio and TC data. A high resolution LCD screen in the front panel provides easy monitoring.


AJA Ki Pro Recorder

The AJA Ki Pro is a tapeless video recording device that records high-quality Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime files onto computer-friendly Storage Module media. Because it features SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog inputs, you can interface with virtually any type of camera you might own or rent.

Enjoy monitoring flexibility through Ki Pro’s numerous simultaneous outputs, connecting to both professional and consumer monitors.

Sony DVW-M2000P

Sony DVW-M2000P

The DVW-M2000P is the most fully featured VTR in the Digital Betacam line-up. It records and replays Digital Betacam component digital video. And for the first time in a Digital Betacam VTR, it also replays Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and MPEG IMX cassettes. The DVW-M2000P packs high quality video performance, 4 channels of 20 bit digital audio and class-leading editing performance into a compact 4U chassis.

Sony DVW-A500P

Sony DVW-A500P

This DVW-A500P records and replays component digital video using small or large Digital Betacam cassettes. It can also replay Betacam and Betacam SP cassettes, allowing analogue material to be easily replayed into digital systems. The robust construction of the DVW-A500P, its four channels of 20-bit digital audio and its high quality video output have all helped to make it an industry standard.

Sony J-30SDI

Sony J-30/SDI Digibeta Player

The compact design makes the J-30/SDI ideal for personal, desk-top use. It has all the features required for viewing, logging and feeding material to a non-linear editing system. The J-30/SDI can replay Digital Betacam, MPEG IMX, Betacam SX, Betacam SP and Betacam tapes and has i-Link, SDI, analogue composite, S-VHS and analogue audio outputs.

Sony DSR-1800AP

Sony DSR-1800AP DVCAM Studio Recorder

The DSR-1800P provides excellent performance in an editing environment. It has a full range of analogue and digital interfaces, a responsive search dial function and many other powerful features. A key advantage is playback compatibility with DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO (25 Mb/s).

Sony UVW-1800P

Sony UVW-1800P Betacam SP Recorder

With a built-in time code generator/reader, time base corrector and high-speed picture search, it provides frame accurate editing and consistent picture quality. The UVW1800 also features 90 minute playback/record, RS-422A remote interface, composite input/output, Y/C composite input/output and component (Y, R-Y, B-Y) input/output. It is an ideal deck for creating Betacam SP dub from DVCAM VTRs equipped with component video output, and is an economical way to build a superior editing system.

Panasonic AJ-D350

Panasonic AJ-D350 D3 Recorder

Panasonic AJD350 D3 VTR. D3 is a professional uncompressed composite digital video tape format introduced by Panasonic. It uses half-inch tape, instead of the 3/4 inch tape used by D2. Image quality is equal to D2.

Tascam DA-98HR

Tascam DA-98HR

The DA-98HR takes the 24-bit recording engine of the DA-78HR and adds critical features specifically designed for the rigors of post production. Its inclusion of multichannel AES/EBU digital I/O provides instant integration into digital patchbays, DAWs, and other systems. The DA-98HR can be controlled with standard DTRS remotes, or via serial 9-pin. For the most critical recording applications, the DA-98HR’s superb audio fidelity, exceptional speed, easy integration, and proven reliability make it the ultimate DTRS recorder ever made.