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LTO-7 Multi Codec Archiving Recorder


Re-defining Media Archive Workflows

A multi-format LTO-7 archiving recorder that also offers a generous 6 TB of internal storage for backup, the LTR-200HS7’s ability to support broad video codecs accommodates many archiving needs. Useful in both archiving and exchange of recorded material or programs, highlights of this full-featured LTFs-based recorder unit include HD/SD-SDI input/output, broadcast-quality codecs, and MXF (OP-1a) wrapping and unwrapping. MXF or MOV files on LTO tape can also be used with NLE systems.

  • Converts SDI signals to MXF files*1 and records to LTO tape.
  • Archives material from connected VTRs.
  • Plays and provides SDI output for MXF les on LTO tape; can also export as MXF les.
  • Partial Retrieval: Extract needed segments of videofiles on LTO tape as separate files.
  • LTO Dubbing: Connect another LTR-200HS7 via Ethernet and control duplication from a computer running optional LTS-I-CP software.
  • 1 MOV files when using Apple ProRes (with optional LTR-PRS)


  • 2 MXF file compatibility depends on settings and other devices used.
  • 3 When LTR Browser or LTS-MAM is used, partial retrieval is available.
  • 4 VST-200 can be used to enable MXF file splitting and metadata tagging of entire videotapes in LTR-200HS7.

LTR-NAS workflow

As material is recorded, export MXF files to a NAS device as they are created, using an optional LTR-NAS plug-in, and then back up the edited MXF files to LTO tape as needed.

  1. Copy MXF files to a NAS device as they are recorded.
  2. Check MXF playback and retrieve needed programs on a computer.
  3. MXF files are checked for discontinuous timecodes, and splitting information is created automatically; each split le can be tagged with metadata.
  4. Edit MXF files in an NLE system.
  5. Back up MXF files to LTO tape in the LTR-200HS7, using menu operations*5.
  • 5 Playback and partial retrieval of video les on a NAS device is not possible from LTR-200HS7.

Codecs and formats

Broad codec and format support includes MPEG-2 and AVC-Intra as well as Avid DNxHD®, and DVCPRO. For programs and other assets, the ability to offer this broad support is an advantage in applications that demand high-quality archiving.

Codec HD/SD File Color Depth/Signal Notes
MPEG-2 HD 18/25/35 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:0 8-bit SMPTE RDD9-2009 (SONY XDCAM HD)
MPEG-2 HD422 50 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 8-bit SMPTE RDD9-2009 (SONY XDCAM HD422)
AVC-Intra 50 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:0 10-bit Panasonic P2 Archive
AVC-Intra 100 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 10-bit Panasonic P2 Archive
DVCPRO HD 100 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 8-bit Panasonic P2 Archive
Avid DNxHD® 145/220 HD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 8-bit  
Avid DNxHD® 220x HD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 10-bit  
Apple ProRes 422/422 HQ HD MOV 4:2:2 10-bit Optional (LTR-PRS)
DVCPRO25 SD MXF OP1a 4:1:1 8-bit Optional (LTR-PD-SD) Panasonic P2 Archive
DVCPRO50 SD MXF OP1a 4:2:2 8-bit Optional (LTR-PD-SD) Panasonic P2 Archive