Welcome to Exapro, your destination for quality used industrial machinery. Our range includes versatile and high-performance Video Tape Recorders (VTR), perfect for various applications in the broadcast, film, and audio industries.

Priced between €1,000 and €20,000, our VTRs are ideal for recording, playback, and archiving video content with exceptional quality. Key features include multiple tape formats, advanced editing capabilities, reliable playback, and robust construction.

We proudly feature machinery from top manufacturers such as Sony, Panasonic, and JVC. Every piece of equipment undergoes rigorous testing and inspection to ensure top performance and longevity.

With Exapro, choosing pre-owned industrial machinery means getting the best value for your investment without compromising on quality or performance. Trust us to empower your broadcast, film, and audio operations to reach new heights of productivity. Explore our wide range today and let us help you make the best choice for your industrial needs.

Used Sony SRW1 Recorder & SRPC-1 HD Video Processor


1 x Sony SRW1 HDCAM SR Portable Digital Recorder 1 x Sony SRPC-1 HD Video Processor 1 x Control Panel for Sony SRW1 1 x Cable 9pin Lemo to 9pin Lemo

Used Codex CDX-3010 Station Recorder


1 x CODEX Recorder Station (CDX-3010) 1 x Recorder CODEX Manual Display CDX-PO65 1 x Codex Desktop Transfer Station for Data Pack 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 256 Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 256 Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 256 Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 256 Gb 1 x …

Used Panasonic AV-HS410 (demo)


Multi-Format HD Switcher with 8 HDSDI and 1 x DVI inputs. M expandable up to 13 inputs

Used Codex CDX-3010 Station Recorder


1 x Recorder CODEX Station (CDX-3010) 1 x Recorder CODEX Manual Display CDX-PO65 1 x Onboard Handle and Mount for ARRI ALEXA 1 x Case for Recorder CODEX ARRI RAW

Used Codex CDX-3010 Station Recorder


1 x Recorder CODEX Station (CDX-3010) 1 x Recorder CODEX Manual Display CDX-PO65 1 x Codex Desktop Transfer Station for Data Pack 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 480Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 480Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 480Gb 1 x Codex Onboard M Data Pack 480Gb 1 x Onboard Handle and Mount …

Sony BVH 3100PS 1"Machine


Sony BVH 3100PS 1"Machine - fully serviced and fully re-engineered for archive play back. Great machine, can be supplied with Dolby option and monitoring if required.

Used Sony HDW-M2000P - HDCAM Studio Digital Videotape Recorder and Player


The Sony HDW-M2000P is an HDCAM studio VTR that records and replays 1080 HD signals and playback Betacam, Digital Betacam, and MPEG IMX formats. Available in used condition, the M2000P is fully serviced by the technical lab and covered with a 3 months warranty. Main features of the HDW-M2000P Professional HDCAM Digital VTR 1080/50i Playback of 25P and 29.97P Betacam, …

Used Sony SRW-5800


The Sony SRW-5800 is a professional HD digital video cassette Studio Recorder sold in used condition, fully serviced by the technical lab, and covered with a 3 months warranty. Optional cards series HKSR are available separately. Main features of the Sony SRW-5800 Digital video cassette studio recorder with Playback of HDCAM and Digital Betacam videotapes Recording in 1080 and 720 …

Used Sony HDW-M2000 HDCAM Digital VTR recorders


This HDCAM Studio Editing Recorder plays Digital Betacam, Betacam/SP, Betacam SX, MPEG IMX. It records and plays HDCAM at frame rates: 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97PsF, and 25 PsF. It can also play back tapes recorded at 24PsF and 23.98 PsF.

Sony VO-9800P U-MATIC Machine


Sony VO-9800P U-Matic machines fully re-engineered to the highest standard. Complete with warranty.

FOR.A FVW-700 Video Writer- USED


We have several of these FOR.A units available, all of them are in excellent condition! The FVW-700 from FOR.A is a new, high-quality video writer telestrator designed for the broadcast video industry. Contact us today for more information on our FOR.A units! FVW-700 all-in-one model Designed for SDI output. A 1U standalone unit for broadcast studios and cable TV station. …

Understanding Video Tape Recorders (VTRs) in the Exapro Broadcast, Film, and Audio Machinery Marketplace

At Exapro, we connect professionals with top-tier industrial machinery solutions. Within our extensive offerings, the category of Broadcast, Film, and Audio includes essential equipment such as Video Tape Recorders (VTRs). Let’s explore what these machines entail, their importance, and why Exapro is the ideal marketplace for buying or selling them.

What are Video Tape Recorders (VTRs)?

Video Tape Recorders (VTRs) are devices used to record, store, and play back video and audio signals on magnetic tape. These machines have been fundamental in the broadcast, film, and video production industries, providing a reliable method for capturing and replaying video content. Despite the advent of digital technology, VTRs remain relevant for archiving, playback, and certain types of production work.

Types of Video Tape Recorders (VTRs)

  1. Broadcast VTRs: High-end machines used in television studios for recording and playback of broadcast-quality video.
  2. Production VTRs: Used in film and video production environments for recording and editing purposes.
  3. Portable VTRs: Lightweight, portable units designed for field recording, often used in news gathering and remote production.
  4. Archival VTRs: Specialized for the preservation and playback of historical video recordings.
  5. Digital VTRs: Record digital video signals, providing higher quality and more versatility compared to analog VTRs.
  6. Analog VTRs: Record analog video signals, used in traditional video production environments.

The Exapro Advantage: Buying & Selling VTRs

Navigating the world of used industrial machinery can be complex, but Exapro simplifies the process. For those looking to purchase, the key benefits are manifold.


Acquiring new VTRs can be a significant financial commitment, especially for small studios or production houses. Through Exapro, professionals can obtain these machines at a fraction of the cost of new ones, ensuring exceptional value for money. On our platform, the price range for used VTRs typically lies between €1,000 and €10,000, reflecting the variety available in terms of age, brand, wear and tear, and additional features.

Quality Assurance

At Exapro, every listing undergoes a thorough evaluation process to ensure each piece of equipment is in excellent working condition and ready for its next operational chapter. This rigorous vetting process guarantees that even used machinery meets high standards of quality and reliability.

Market Reach

VTRs are crucial for efficient and reliable video recording and playback across various industries. Whether you're looking to invest in one or sell it, Exapro offers a platform that ensures convenience, reliability, and value. Embark on the future of broadcast, film, and audio with Exapro – where tradition meets innovation.

Main Advantages of VTRs

VTRs are indispensable in the broadcast and video production industry due to their numerous benefits. Here are the main advantages:

Reliable Recording

VTRs provide a dependable method for recording video and audio signals, ensuring high-quality capture without data loss.

Playback Versatility

These machines can play back video content in various formats, making them versatile tools for reviewing and editing footage.

Archival Quality

VTRs are essential for archiving video content, preserving historical footage in its original quality for future reference.

Editing Capabilities

Many VTRs offer features for in-machine editing, allowing for precise control over recorded content.


VTRs are compatible with a wide range of video formats and media types, ensuring flexibility in different production environments.

Main Machine Parameters of VTRs

When evaluating or understanding VTRs, several key parameters are considered to ensure they meet specific requirements. Here are the main machine parameters:

Tape Format

The type of tape format the VTR supports (e.g., Betacam, VHS, U-matic, Digital Betacam), affecting compatibility with existing media.

Recording Quality

The resolution and quality of the recorded video, impacting the clarity and detail of the footage.

Playback Features

The range of playback features, such as slow motion, freeze frame, and variable speed, enhancing the versatility of the VTR.


The types of input and output connections available (e.g., SDI, HDMI, composite), affecting compatibility with other equipment.

Editing Capabilities

Built-in editing functions, such as insert editing and assemble editing, providing greater control over the video content.

Storage Capacity

The length of recording time the VTR can handle per tape, impacting its suitability for different production needs.

Area of Use of VTRs

VTRs, given their versatility and capacity for high-quality recording and playback, find application in a multitude of areas. Here’s a rundown of the primary areas of use:

Television Studios

Used for recording and playing back broadcast-quality video, ensuring high standards in television production.

Film Production

Applied in capturing and reviewing footage on set, providing a reliable method for on-location recording.

News Gathering

Portable VTRs are used by journalists and news crews for field recording, ensuring high-quality video capture in remote locations.

Archival Work

Essential for preserving historical footage and ensuring it can be played back in its original quality.

Educational Institutions

Used in media training and production courses to teach students about traditional and modern video recording techniques.

Corporate Video Production

Applied in creating corporate videos, training materials, and promotional content, providing reliable recording and playback solutions.

Manufacturers of VTRs

Several renowned manufacturers in the broadcast and video production industry are known for their quality and innovation. Here are some prominent manufacturers of VTRs:


A leading provider of broadcast and professional video equipment, Sony offers advanced VTRs known for their reliability and high-quality recording.


Renowned for their high-quality industrial machines, Panasonic provides efficient and versatile VTRs for various applications.


Specializes in professional video equipment, offering robust and precise VTRs designed for high-performance operations.


Known for their comprehensive range of VTRs, Ampex provides reliable and efficient equipment for the broadcast industry.


Offers advanced video technology, providing high-quality VTRs designed for precision and efficiency in recording and playback.


Specializes in broadcast and professional video equipment, offering versatile and efficient VTRs suitable for different production environments.

When considering a purchase or researching VTRs, it's essential to look into these manufacturers' specific models, reviews, and after-sales service. Each brand has its strengths, specialties, and technological innovations that cater to different recording and playback requirements.


VTRs are invaluable assets in the broadcast, film, and video production industry, offering high-quality, cost-effective, and efficient solutions for recording and playing back video content. Whether for television studios, film production, news gathering, archival work, educational institutions, or corporate video production, these machines ensure superior recording quality and compliance with industry standards. With the support of Exapro, acquiring or selling VTRs becomes a straightforward and reliable process, allowing businesses to focus on what they do best – producing exceptional video content.