This VTR was a very successful component digital recorder. Made by Sony, it ushered in new possibilities for shooting and editing. Much better quality than Quad or 1″, it won over all who wanted top quality. Some of the features are four channels of digital audio, playback of analog Betacam tapes, excellent slo-mo and freeze frame and a reasonable price. It also was small enough to be moved by one person, important if you are doing a remote.