HVO-550MD (Surgical Version) (HVO550MD (Surgical Version))

Full HD Medical Video Recorder(Surgical Version) for DVD, USB and NAS external media


Support modern workflows with simultaneous Full HD video recording to internal drive, DVD, USB or NAS external media. Enjoy high image quality, reliable recording and long record time, easy operation and flexible integration. Optimised for surgical applications with still image capture.
From patient records to education, training and referral to other physicians, modern medical workflows benefit from the increased convenience and detail offered by Full HD video recording.

The HVO-550MD Medical Recorder (Surgical Version) has been designed for use in a wide range of clinical environments, from operating rooms to surgical centres and doctors’ offices.

Suitable for storing Full HD video from endoscopic, laparoscopic and other compatible surgical imaging systems, the recorder offers extensive connection options with a wide range of current and legacy devices.

Extra security is provided by a pre-record function that ensures important moments are always captured during a 5-second window before the record button is pressed.

Compact, lightweight and silent in operation, the HVO-550MD (Surgical Version) stores Full HD or Standard Definition video on its high-capacity internal hard disk drive. Via simple menu selection, video can be recorded at the same time to an external USB drive or network server. This simultaneous recording capability supports modern hospital workflow, providing an extra safeguard against the risk of losing valuable data.

Optimised for surgical applications, the recorder can also capture and play back still images that can be printed using an optional Sony UP-DR80MD colour printer.


Full HD video recording
The HVO-550MD (Surgical Version) records crisply-detailled Full HD video at up to 1080i with a high bit rate (low compression), offering improved image quality compared with other recording devices.
Still image recording
Optimised for surgical applications, the recorder can also capture and replay colour still images for review or printing. Still image recording can be triggered via front panel button, optional footswitch or external USB keyboard.
Simultaneous recording on internal HDD and external media
To minimise the risks of accidental data loss, video files are recorded onto the internal hard disk drive simultaneously with a connected USB drive or a network server.
Burn files to DVD
Video files can be burned permanently onto the recorder’s internal optical disc drive (DVD-R) for convenient storage and longer-term archive.
Wide range of interfaces and network data transmission
The HVO-550MD (Surgical Version) is compatible with a wide range of modalities, including current HD as well legacy SD devices. Interfaces are provided for HDMI, DVI, composite video, S-Video and audio, as well as networked data transmission through CIFS to a centralised server.
Long recording time, even in Full HD at best image quality settings
The recorder’s high-capacity disk drive allows long video recordings without interruption, even in Full HD. A choice of three Image Quality settings (Standard/High/Best) permits between 39 and 100 hours of Full HD video recording (or between 99 and 172 hours of SD video). Each individual recording can be up to 24 hours long. Videos can be exported as high quality or PC-friendly MP4 files.
Compliance with Medical Safety Standards
The recorder is compliant with and certified for IEC 60601-1 and product safety standards in the U.S.A., Canada and Europe. Registration status as a medical device may vary, depending on country.
For more details, please contact your nearest Sony office or an authorised dealer.


Recording Features
Recording Video Format
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Audio Format
Recording File Format
Recording Media
Internal HDD (500GB), External USB Storage, Network (CIFS)
Recording Resolution
1920x1080/50i, 1920x1080/59.94i, 1280 × 720/59.94p, 1280 × 720/50p, 720 × 480/59.94i, 720 × 576/50i,
Recording Bit Rate (HD)
14Mbps (Best), 8Mbps (High), 4Mbps (Standard)
Recording Bit Rate (SD)
5Mbps (Best), 3Mbps (High), 2Mbps (Standard)
3D Recording
Input Connectors
HDMI (Type A) (1), DVI-D (DVI 19-pin) (1), S VIDEO (Mini DIN 4-pin type) (1), VIDEO (BNC type) (1)
AUDIO (Stereo mini jack) (1)
DC IN (DIN 3-pin)
Output Connectors
HDMI (Type A) (1), DVI-D (DVI 19-pin) (1), S VIDEO (Mini DIN 4-pin type) (1), VIDEO (BNC type) (1)
AUDIO (Stereo mini jack) (1)
Other Interfaces
USB (Type A) (3), USB (Type B) (1), Network (RJ-45, 1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX) (1)), REMOTE RS-232C (D-sub 9-pin) (1), REMOTE contact switch (stereo mini jack) (2)
REMOTE MONITOR (RJ-45) (1), Equipotential
Power Requirements
+12 V to +24 V DC (supply from AC-81MD AC adaptor)
Input current
3.2 A to 1.6 A
Operating Temperature
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Operating Humidity
20% to 80% (Maximum wet-bulb temperature: 30°C (86°F)) (no condensation)
Operating Pressure
700 hPa to 1060 hPa
Storage and transport temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Storage and transport humidity
20% to 90% (Maximum wet-bulb temperature: 30°C (86°F)) (no condensation)
Storage and transport pressure
700 hPa to 1060 hPa
2.9 kg (6 lb. 6.3 oz.)
Dimensions (including longest protrusions)
212.0 × 287.7 × 105.5 mm (8 3/8 × 11 3/8 × 4 1/4 in.)
Supplied Items
Before Using This Unit (1), CD-ROM (Instructions for Use, PROTOCOL MANUAL) (1), Warranty booklet (1), AC adapter (1), AC adapter Instructions for Use (1), Service Contact List (1)