The AJ-SD93 plays back DVCPRO, DVCPRO50, DVCAM, DV, and Minidv formats, making it a flexible machine ideal for production and post production tasks that use several types of digital video cameras. The AJ-SD93 records in DVCPRO and DVCPRO50 digital formats using 8-bit component video. Also included with the AJ-SD93 are analog composite and component outputs, enabling easy transfers to non-digital formats. Equipped with IEEE 1394 interface, the AJ-SD93 is ready for use with a nonlinear editor or network server as a player and recorder. The AJ-SD93's video monitor output (BNC) and audio monitor outputs (RCA, 2 channels) also allow for reliable hook-up to standard monitors. Another benefit is the AJ-SD93's space-saving 3RU half-rack size, which makes it easy to transport and enables the AJ-SD93 to function as a compact desktop machine. A joy-stick controller on the front panel provides users with easy access to video search options and menu settings.