Top-of-the-range XDCAM HD camcorder recording HD material at up to 50Mb/s onto Dual Layer Disc Three 2/3-inch CCD sensors, Full 1920 x 1080 4:2:2 operation and 1080/720 switchable.
XDCAM HD 422 Camcorder: Preliminary InformationThe XDCAM production system was first introduced in 2003, offering revolutionary file-based acquisition onto optical Professional Disc. In 2006, XDCAM HD was launched with camcorders and decks recording high definition pictures at up to 35Mb/s onto the same 23.3GB Professional Discs.
At IBC 2007, Sony demonstrated the latest status of development of products to expand the top end of the XDCAM HD line up the PDW-700 camcorder and the PDW-HD1500 recorder.
The PDW-700 will take XDCAM HD performance to a new level. It will record stunning quality HD images at up to 50Mb/s onto 50GB Dual Layer Professional Discs. The PDW-700 will have three 2/3-inch progressive CCD sensors each with full 1920 x 1080 resolution using newly developed Power HAD FX technology. 14 bit A/D conversion, 4:2:2 sampling and recording, and advanced digital signal processing will ensure superb picture quality. The PDW-700 will also support recording in both 1080 and 720-line formats.
The PDW-700 has been designed to increase the appeal of XDCAM HD for applications such as news, European TV drama, documentary and mainstream entertainment programmes that required a high quality look.
File-based acquisition onto Professional Disc, with thumbnail and proxy operation will also make the PDW-700 ideal for fast-turnaround news and live applications where speed of production is a critical requirement.
The PDW-700 will be the most highly specified XDCAM HD camcorderThe main features announced at IBC 2007 are as follows:
Three 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCDs for RGB image capture, each with 2.2Mpixel resolution
Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats
4 channels of digital audio
Dual-layer Disc (50GB) and Single-layer Disc (23.3GB) support
3.5-inch colour LCD
Proxy recording and metadata
Compact and lightweight at 4.2kg (without viewfinder, lens, microphone and battery)
Dual HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y output
Built-in up-conversion to HD from SDI input when recording
HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and 720 at the camcorder output during playback
Pool-feed input (HD/SD-SDI and composite) option