PARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony has resumed production and delivery of HDCAM SR professional videotape, and the company’s Sendai tape facilities in Japan will soon be returning to full capability, with gradual increases in production.
Tape coating production of HDCAM SR and HDCAM media restarted in July at Sony’s Sendai/Tagajo plant, with shipments of new product resuming at the end of August for HDCAM SR and early September for HDCAM. According to Sony, volume will increase each month as the company works to stabilize production and ensure the high quality control standards.
Sony’s DVCAM / Digital Master and Professional Disc formats resumed production in May, and their production and supply has been consistent to date. As for other coating media products, Sony Digital Betacam restarted end-to-end production at the end of September, with MPEG IMX and Betacam SP following in late October.