Superb image quality
10-bit A/D DSP (Digital Signal Processing) LSI.
The DSR-570WSP includes the latest version of the Sony 10-bit DSP camera technology that delivers one of the best picture performances in the industry. Due to the optimised digital signal processing, sharpness of the picture has been further improved. The 570 also incorporates innovative camera features such as TruEye™ and DynaLatitude™.
Image accuracy- TruEye Process
The TruEye digital signal processing is one of the most fundamental evolution that makes the DSR-570WSP not just "another" digital camcorder. The Sony TruEye digital signal processing technology virtually eliminates hue distortion, particularly obvious in extreme lighting conditions, that results from conventional RGB analogue or digital processing. By processing video signal data at three levels brightness, hue, and saturation similar to how the human eye works, the TruEye process assists in the reproduction of natural skin tones.
Skin colour reproduction and management - Skin Detail with Auto detection of Active Area.
DSR-570WSP gives the subject a pleasing facial complexion, while maintaining the sharpness of other areas. The designated active area of Skin Detail can be set with the SKIN SET button on the camera’s side panel. The colour range of the Skin Detail active area and Skin Detail level can also be controlled.
Comfort - DynaFit Shoulder Pad
The DSR-570WSP is equipped with a DynaFit shoulder pad that moulds to any shoulder shape without slipping and maintains excellent balance, free of painful pressure points common to harder shoulder pads.
Colour precision - Variable Colour Temperature Setting
In addition to four built-in filters, the DSR-570WSP has a function to adjust the colour temperature by small steps. When the filter is set to 3200 K, colour temperature can be chosen from 19 steps in the range from 2200 K to 4300 K using the viewfinder menu. Similarly, 13 steps in the range from 4600 K to 12000 K are provided when the filter is set to 5600 K. The set colour can be recalled with the filter position. With this function, artistic painting such as adding a “sunset-like" effect can be easily performed without any special equipment.
Media flexibility - Dual size Mechanism cassette
Both mini cassettes and standard cassettes can be used. When using the PDV-184ME (Standard cassette) the DSR-570WSP provides a maximum recording time of 184 minutes. The DSR-570WSP is also capable of playing back the consumer DV format. Another great advantage of the DVCAM format.
16:9 and 4:3 Switchable
Thanks to the adoption of the wide aspect CCDs and digital signal processing, the DSR-570WSP can operate in both widescreen 16:9 and standard 4:3 mode without any conversion equipment. Furthermore, it is possible to display both the 16:9 and 4:3 safety zones in the supplied DXF-801 view-finder when shooting in the 16:9 mode.
Flexible safety zone marker
The DSR-570WSP and DSR-370P can display a ‘safety zone marker’ in a variety of selectable aspect ratios. This function comes in handy when shooting 16:9 material for 4:3 transmission or vice versa. The following shows the safety zone aspect ratios that are available when the camcorder is operated in 16:9 or 4:3 mode.
- In 16:9 mode: OFF, 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9
- In 4:3 mode: OFF, 13:9, 14:9, 15:9, 16:9
Power HAD WS™ CCD
The DSR-570WSP is equipped with three 2/3-inch Power HAD WS IT CCDs with a high density of 570,000 pixels. Since the CCDs are originally designed for the 16:9 aspect ratio, high quality images can be obtained in the 16:9 mode with virtually no image loss. With a high sensitivity of F11 (at 2000 lux, 3200 K), a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 61 dB and a low vertical smear level of -120 dB are achieved.
Advanced Encoding Circuit
The DSR-570WSP performs digital-to-analogue encoding in a wider signal bandwidth than the DSR-500WSP. This contributes to the high horizontal resolution of 850 TV lines (4:3 mode) and 800 TV lines (16:9 mode).
Hyper Gain (42 dB)
Hyper Gain is a useful function that allows shooting in the dark by boosting the electric gain to 36 dB. Using the viewfinder menu system, the gain level of Hyper Gain can be set to a maximum of 42 dB (DSR-570WSP only). This allows shooting in as low as 0.25 lx. Simply flipping the HYPER GAIN switch turns on this function.
Camera Setup Files
When the SETUP switch is set to FILE position, a total of eight Camera Setup Files can be viewed via the VF (View-finder) Menu system. Five files are factory preset to match the most common lighting conditions, including STANDARD, HIGH SATURATION, and FLUORESCENT. An additional three User Files allow the operator to customise the camera parameters to particular shooting situations. With the SetupNavi™ function, the User Files and Factory Preset Files can also be stored to the VAUX portion of a DVCAM tape
Digital Output with i.LINK Interface
The DSR-570WSP adopts a 6-pin i.LINK interface for digital signal output. This enables a back-up recording onto DV and DVCAM VTRs with just one i.LINK cable. The i.LINK cable carries digital video/audio signals and control signals simultaneously. For instance, when the DSR-570WSP is connected to the Sony DVCAM Studio VTR, simple cut editing can be performed without signal deterioration.
Black Stretch and Compress
Contrast in the black area of an image can be easily adjusted using the Black Stretch/Compress control function. Black Stretch emphasises contrast in dark areas, while Black Compress enhances or deepens darkness.
Freeze Mix Function
The Freeze Mix function superimposes a previously recorded image on the view-finder, allowing the operator to easily frame or reposition a subject when a shot must be taken in the same framework as a previous take. Combined with the SetupLog™ function, a retake is a breeze.
3-chip 2/3-inch Interline -Transfer CCD
F1.4 medium Index prism system
Effective picture elements
980 x 582 (H x V)
Total picture elements
1038 x 594 (H x V)
1:3200K, 2:5600K+1/8ND, 3:5600K, 4:5600K+1/64ND
Sony 2/3 inch type Bayonet mount
16:9 mode : 800 TV lines (centre)
4:3 mode : 850 TV lines (centre)
480 TV Lines (without EVS)
530 TV Lines (with EVS)
0.25Lux with F1.4, Hypergain (42dB) 0.4 Lux with F1.8, Hypergain (42dB)
F11 at 2000 Lux (3200K, 89.9% reflectance) (typical)
Signal to noise ratio
Below measurable level
Recording / Playback time
Standard size 184 Min (with PDV-184ME)
Mini size 40 Min (with PDVM-40ME)
-3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 18dB, 18dB+DPR, 24dB, 24dB+DPR, Hyper Gain (36dB or 42dB selectable) (DPR - Dual Pixel Readout).