Sony PDW-700 HD Camcorder

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Sony PDW-700 HD Camcorder

Since its introduction in 2003, the Sony XDCAM system has revolutionized video production. The combination of file-based operation, optical recording and Sony's industry-leading camcorder technology has opened up new ways of working to broadcast and production facilities around the world . Now, Sony has expanded the XDCAM line-up at the top end with the PDW-700 XDCAM HD422 camcorder. The PDW-700 captures stunning HD images. It features three newly developed 2/3-inch progressive Power HAD FX CCDs at 1920 x 1080 resolution. 14-bit A/D conversion and advanced digital signal processing are also used to ensure the highest picture quality.

Features:

  • 2/3-inch-type Three HD Power HAD FX CCDs
  • Wide Choice of Video Formats: Interlace and Progressive
  • Supported Recording Formats - HD/SD and Interlace/Progressive
  • 14-bit A/D Conversion
  • State-of-the-art DSP LSI
  • High-quality 4 Channel 24-bit Audio Recording
  • Well-balanced Compact Body
  • Shock and Dust-resistant Disk Drive
  • Viewfinders
  • Wide Choice of Optional Microphones
  • 3.5-inch LCD
  • Slow Shutter
  • Interval Recording
  • Picture Cache Recording
  • DVB-ASI Video Stream: For Field and Satellite Transmission
  • Smooth Gain Control
  • Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
  • Digital Extender
  • Focus Magnification
  • Pool-feed Operation
  • Trigger REC Function

Specifications:

  • General
    • Mass:
      • Approx. 4.3 kg (body)
      • Approx. 9 lb 8 oz (body)
      • Approx. 6.0 kg (with VF, Mic, Disk, BP-GL95 battery)
      • Approx. 13 lb 4 oz (with VF, Mic, Disk, BP-GL95 battery)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D):
      • 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
      • 5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
    • Power Requirements: DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
    • Power Consumption:
      • Approx. 40 W (while recording, without options, color LCD on)
      • Approx. 44 W (while recording, with viewfinder, color LCD on, manual lens, microphone)
    • Operating Temperature:
      • -5°C to +40°C
      • 23°F to 104°F
    • Storage Temperature:
      • -20°C to +60°C
      • -4°F to +140°F
    • Humidity: 10% to 90% (relative humidity)
    • Continuous Operating Time: Approx. 120 min with BP-GL95 battery
    • Recording Format (Video):
      • MPEG HD422 (CBR: 50 Mbps)
      • MPEG HD:
        • HQ mode (VBR, 35 Mbps max.)
        • SP mode (CBR, 25 Mbps),
        • LP mode (VBR, 18 Mbps max.) (playback only)
      • MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mbps)
      • DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mbps)
    • Recording Format (Audio):
      • MPEG HD422: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
      • MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
      • MPEG IMX: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
      • DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
    • Recording Format (Proxy Video): MPEG-4
    • Recording Format (Proxy Audio): A-law (4 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)
    • Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD422): 50 Mbps: Approx. 95 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min (PFD23A)
    • Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)
      • 35 Mbps, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min (PFD23A)
      • 35 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min (PFD23A)
      • 25 Mbps, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
      • 25 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min (PFD23A)
      • 18 Mbps, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min (PFD23A)
      • 18 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 265 min (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min (PFD23A)
    • Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX):
      • With CBKZ-MD01;
      • 50 Mbps: Approx. 100 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min (PFD23A)
      • 40 Mbps: Approx. 120 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min (PFD23A)
      • 30 Mbps: Approx. 150 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min (PFD23A)
    • Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM):
      • With CBKZ-MD01;
      • 25 Mbps: Approx. 185 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
  • Lens
    • Lens Mount: 2/3-inch type 48 bayonet mount
  • Input/Output
    • Genlock Input: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω *2
    • Timecode Input: BNC (x1), 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
    • SDI Input:
      • With CBK-HD01, BNC (x1)
      • HD/SD switchable;
      • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
      • SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
    • Audio Input: CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48V/AES/EBU selectable
    • Mic Input: XLR-type 5-pin (female, stereo) (x1)
    • Test Output:
      • BNC (x1), switchable;
      • HD: Y
      • SD: composite (character on/off)
    • SDI Output:
      • BNC (x2)
      • 1 (HD/SD switchable);
      • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (with embedded audio)
      • SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (with embedded audio)
      • 2 (HD/SD switchable, character on/off);
      • HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (with embedded audio)
      • SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (with embedded audio)
    • Audio Output: CH-1/CH-2: XLR-type 5-pin (male, stereo) (x1)
    • Timecode Output: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
    • Earphone Output: Mini-jack (x2); front: monaural, rear: stereo/monaural
    • Speaker Output: Monaural
    • DC Input: XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), 11 V to 17 V
    • DC Output: 4-pin (x1) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 V to 17 V DC (MAX 0.5 A)
    • Lens: 12-pin
    • Remote: 8-pin
    • Light: 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
    • Camera Adaptor: 50-pin (x1)
    • i.LINK: IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), File Access Mode
    • Memory Stick: (x1) for camera setup files
    • Ethernet: RJ-45 (x1), 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
    • USB: (x1 for version-up)
  • Audio Performance
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB
    • Dynamic Range: More than 93 dB
    • Distortion: Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
    • Crosstalk: Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
    • Wow and Flutter: Below measurable limit
    • Headro: 12/16/18/20 dB (selectable)
  • Camera Section
    • Imager: 3-chip 2/3-type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
    • Effective Picture Elements: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
    • Optical System: F1.4 prism system
    • Built-in Optical Filters: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
    • Shutter Speed (Time):
      • 59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000. 1/2000, ECS, SLS
      • 50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS
      • 25p: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS
    • Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS)): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
    • Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance):
      • 59.94i: F11
      • 50i: F12 (typical)
    • Minimum Illumination: Approx. 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
    • White Balance: Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
    • Gain Selection: -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
    • Smear Level: -135 dB (typical)
    • S/N Ratio: 59 dB (54 dB w/o NS)
    • Horizontal Resolution: 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
    • Registration: Less than 0.02%
    • Modulation Depth: 45% or more at 27.5 MHz (typical)
  • Viewfinder
    • Viewfinder: Option
  • Other Equipment
    • Built-in LCD Monitor: 3.5-inch type color LCD monitor

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