PDW-530 / PDW-510 PDW-1500 PDW-R1 PDW-V1 PDW

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XDCAM Camcorder
PDW-530 / PDW-510
XDCAM Studio Recorder
PDW-1500
XDCAM Field Recorder
PDW-R1
XDCAM Field Viewer
PDW-V1
XDCAM Drive Unit
PDW-U1 / PDW-D1
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Sony Professional Disc™
XDCAM® Series – Changing Workflow Paradigms
In 2003, Sony introduced a new generation of video recording for standard-definition (SD)
video production – the XDCAM™ Series optical disc-based recording system.
The XDCAM Series utilizes optical disc media, otherwise known as Professional Disc™
media, with state-of-the-art blue violet technology for recording. The XDCAM’s disc-based
recording offers users a number of tremendous benefits such as split-second
random-access capability, no overwriting on existing footage, and network capability.
The Professional Disc media itself is highly robust, reliable, inexpensive,
and reusable – ideal for practical day-to-day operations.
This media is also extremely flexible, and overcomes the limitations of proprietary
footprints, thus enabling XDCAM devices to record a wide assortment of data such as
MPEG IMX™ and DVCAM™ format video, metadata, and low-resolution versions of
footage onto a single disc.
Since its introduction, the XDCAM Series of products for SD programming has been widely
adopted by many different users all over the world, from broadcasters and production
facilities to professional sports teams and corporations. Sony has been continuously
enhancing the functions available on its current products, as well as developing new
products to fulfill the customers’ diverse operational requirements. The latest XDCAM
system offers a variety of powerful functions such as enhanced clip operations, highresolution clip viewer software, and plug-in software for Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear
editing systems. Furthermore, optional PDBZ-E1500 software has been added to the
XDCAM lineup, which provides the PDW-1500 deck with an insert/assemble editing
capability. Another new powerful member to the XDCAM lineup is the PDW-U1 drive unit
which can be used for desktop PC viewing and source feeding to nonlinear editing
systems. With these additions, the Sony XDCAM lineup now consists of two types of
2/3-inch type CCD camcorders, three companion decks, two drive units and two cart
systems – all of which meet a diverse range of operation requirements and
budgetary constraints.
As a future-proof, disc-based, nonlinear recording system, the Sony XDCAM system is
unrivaled – and gives you the ultimate solution for today’s and tomorrow’s SD
video productions.
■ DECKS
XDCAM SERIES
PRODUCT LINE-UP
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Compact Deck
Field Recorder
Mobile Deck
Drive Unit
Drive Unit
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
PDW-V1
PDW-D1
PDW-U1
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“Nonlinear” Recording Medium –
The Professional Disc
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The XDCAM Workflow Innovation
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Features and Benefits of the XDCAM
Professional Disc Systems
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■ CAMCORDERS
XDCAM Camcorders
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XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts
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XDCAM Application Software
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Specifications
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■ CART
Camcorder (MPEG IMX / DVCAM)
Camcorder (DVCAM)
Cart
Cart
PDW-530/530P
PDW-510/510P
PDJ-C1080
PDJ-A640
*Lens, wireless microphone receiver and battery pack are optional.
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“Nonlinear” Recording Medium –
The Professional Disc
The Sony Professional Disc, PFD23A is a single-sided, optical disc that uses state-of-the-art blue-violet
laser technology to enable extremely large-capacity recordings.
The diameter of the disc is a mere 12 cm, equal to that of other optical media such as CDs or DVDs.
Yet, despite its small size, the disc provides an amazing storage capacity of 23.3 GB – a feat made
possible using a 405 nm blue-violet laser, an objective lens with a 0.85 numerical aperture (NA),
and a specially developed recording layer.
Sony has taken great care in selecting the Professional Disc as the next-generation professional
recording medium. The choice is based on Sony experience and technical expertise in developing
and marketing a wide range of professional products that have effectively served users around the
world for several decades.
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Flexible Platform
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The Professional Disc system is a very flexible platform
on which an assortment of data in a variety of formats
can reside. The use of optical disc technology
eliminates the restrictions inherent in proprietary tape
footprints, and allows a variety of different video
formats to be recorded as ‘data files’, and is therefore
extremely flexible as to what can be recorded to it. In
addition to video and audio streams, you can record
a variety of metadata, such as date/time information
and comments indicating the material content.
Furthermore, computer files created on Microsoft
Word, PhotoShop, and other application software can
also be stored on a Professional Disc media*.
*Up to 500 MB
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Highly Reliable, Durable and
Re-usable Medium
Optical discs have a natural advantage since they suffer
no mechanical contact during recording or playback,
making the format ideal for continuous use and re-use.
The Sony Professional Disc is highly resistant to dust, shock
and scratches, and is packaged in an extremely
durable and dust-resistant cartridge.
It is resistant to heat and humidity, and is X-ray resistant
– factors that make the Professional Disc ideal for use
in harsh field environments, and also allows for long
media life and long-term storage.
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Professional Disc Media (PFD23A)
Specifications
Largest-Capacity Optical Disc
Storage capacity
23.3 GB
The superior disc capacity of the Professional Disc
enables you to make high-quality yet long-duration
recordings. Its 23.3-GB data capacity translates to a
recording time of 45 to 85 minutes depending on the
bit rate the camera operator chooses.
Laser wavelength
405 nm (blue-violet)
Data transfer (writing) rate
86 Mb/s (per optical head)
Disc diameter
4 5/8 inches (120 mm)
Cartridge dimensions
(W x H x D)
5 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 3/8 inches
(129 x 131 x 9 mm)
Weight
3 oz (90 g)
Recording format
Phase change recording
High Transfer Rate
The Professional Disc’s data transfer rate is 86 Mb/s
from a single optical head unit and 172 Mb/s on a
dual head deck, providing stable recording and
playback of high bit rate data such as a 50 Mb/s
MPEG IMX stream.
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Quick Random Access
The nonlinear nature of the Professional Disc alone
provides tremendous benefit when
handling audio/video content. When a recording is
played back from the disc, its physical location on the
disc does not impact the time required to access it.
Recordings can be accessed in a fraction of the
equivalent time taken to access information on disc,
making it much easier and faster to locate source
material. This is the beauty of random access, and all
Sony XDCAM products are equipped with powerful
features – delivering innovation to all your programming
operations.
PFD23A
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XDCAM Workflow Innovation
Sony XDCAM Series of products offer a variety of unique functions are made possible through the use of
optical discs. These functions open up stunning innovations in each area of the production
workflow, whether you use the products individually or as part of an integrated XDCAM system.
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Instant Random Access and
Thumbnail-Based Search of Material
Connecting the XDCAM devices to an Ethernet network
offers users a new style of network-based operations that
can dramatically improve the efficiency of their
workflows.
With all XDCAM products, video and audio signals are
recorded as one clip file each time a recording is started
and stopped. During playback, cue-up to the next or
previous clips is possible by simply by pressing the ‘Next’ or
‘Previous’ button, as you would do on a CD or DVD player.
Furthermore, the thumbnails are automatically generated
for each clip as visual reference, allowing operators to
cue-up to a desired scene simply by guiding the cursor to
a thumbnail and
pressing the ‘Play’
button.
*Supported interfaces vary by product.
XDCAM displayed as a removable storage device
(i.LINK (File Access Mode))
Thumbnail Display on Camcorder LCD Display
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No Overwriting to Footage – For Immediate
Recording Start
By virtue of recording on optical disc media, the XDCAM
system makes each new recording on an empty area of the
disc. This is extremely useful, especially when shooting with
camcorders, as it relieves the concerns of camera operators
about accidentally recording over good takes, and
eliminates the burden of searching for the correct position to
start the next recording. In short, it means the camera is
always ready for the next shot!
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IT/Network Friendly System
In the Sony XDCAM Series of products, recordings are
made as data files in the industry-standard MXF (Material
eXchange Format) file format.
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Scene Selection
The Scene Selection function allows simple cuts-only
editing* to be performed within the camcorder or deck
itself. The results of the edits can be saved as an XDCAM
EDL (called “Clip List”), which can be written back to the
original disc to stay with the material. The disc can then
be played back according to the Clip List so that only
selected portions are played out in the desired order.
The Scene Selection function presents dramatic
improvements to conventional workflows, such as when
transferring material to a nonlinear editor and/or server,
or when searching for material and/or edit points in linear
editing systems.
When GUI-based operation is preferred, the Scene
Selection operation can be performed on a PC running
the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing software supplied with all
XDCAM products, providing a visually familiar working
environment.
*The video and audio of a clip cannot be edited independently.
This allows material to be handled with great flexibility in
an IT-based environment – easily available for copying,
transferring, sharing, and archiving. All these operations
are accomplished without any ‘digitizing’ process
required. File-based data copying allows for
degradation-free dubbing of AV content, which can be
performed easily on a PC. The file-based recording
system also allows for material to be viewed directly on a
PC, simply by linking it to the XDCAM unit via an i.LINK™
connection. This works in just the same way as a PC
reads files on an external drive. The XDCAM products
come equipped with IT-friendly, computer-based
interfaces. These include an i.LINK interface supporting
DV IN/OUT and File Access Mode, Ethernet and USB
interfaces*.
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Scene Selection
on a Built-in LCD Display
Scene Selection on a
PC Running Supplied
PDZ-1 Software
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Power of Proxy Data – Highly Streamlined
Workflows
At the same time as recording its high-resolution video and
audio data, XDCAM HD products also record a
low-resolution version of this AV data on the same disc.
Called “Proxy Data”, this is much smaller in size than the
high-resolution data (1.5 Mb/s for video and 0.5 Mb/s for
audio), and its format is identical to the HD version of the
XDCAM products. Because of its lower resolution,
Proxy Data can be transferred to a standard PC at an
amazingly high speed, and easily browsed and edited using
the PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (or other compatible
software offered by many industry-leading manufacturers).
What’s more, with the PDZ-1 software, it can be converted
to the popular ASF format for playback on Windows Media
Player, providing dramatic improvements in production
workflows. Proxy Data can also be viewed directly on a PC
without data transfer using an i.LINK (File Access Mode) or
USB connection, and can even be sent over a standard
Ethernet network.
The overall flexibility of Proxy Data means that it can be
used for a variety of applications, such as immediate
logging on location, off-line editing, daily rushes of shooting
on location, client approval, and more.
The file-based transfer provides another great benefit: it
enables operators to dub material without any generation
loss. File operations such as Partial Transfer and Disc Copy
can also be performed via the i.LINK (File Access Mode)
interface, with the same benefit of no generation loss.
*XDCAM camcorders require an optional Ethernet (100Base-TX) Adaptor
(CBK-NC01).
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High-Speed Data Transfer – the
Foundation of Workflow Innovation
A large part of the appeal of these Sony XDCAM
products is their high-speed data transfer capability,
allowing you to transfer data to other equipment at
speeds several data rates faster than real time.
This is possible because XDCAM products provide a
range of high-speed interfaces and because,
by nature, the Professional Disc offers the flexibility to
read data at different speeds.
For low-resolution Proxy AV Data, a maximum transfer
speed of an amazing 30 times* for field unit and
50 times* for studio unit faster than real time is
achieved, while for high-resolution (MPEG IMX and
DVCAM) material, the maximum transfer speed is at
5-times* speed for DVCAM signals and 2.5-times* speed
for MPEG IMX signals.
*These are the approximate figures when using the PDW-1500 deck to
transfer data over Gigabit Ethernet. The actual transfer rates may vary.
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High-resolution File Transfer Over a Network
Another stunning feature that innovates current workflows is
the capability to transfer high-resolution material over a
standard network. Clips recorded on Professional Disc
media can be sent and received over a standard network
through a LAN port on the decks or camcorders*, allowing
seamless exchange of material among any networked
devices installed all over the world.
The transfer can be performed by a simple FTP operation
using Microsoft Internet Explorer or common FTP client
software. The supplied PDZ-1 software can also be used to
perform file transfers very easily. For advanced operations,
the Partial FTP Transfer function allows only the clips selected
in a Clip List to be transferred over the network.
This network capability makes it possible to send footage
from the field to the studio immediately after the shoot, or
easily share material among production staff at multiple
locations, without the lead time of delivering tapes or
replying on costly satellite transmissions.
Gigabit Ethernet
Studio Recorder
Camcorders
Proxy AV Data : 50 times*
DVCAM : 5 times*
MPEG IMX (50 Mb/s) : 2.5 times*
i.LINK (File Access Mode**)
Proxy AV Data : 30 times*
DVCAM : 2.5 times*
MPEG IMX (50 Mb/s) : 1.25 times*
Field Recorder/ Viewer
Drive Unit
Compatible
Nonlinear
Editing System
Compatible
Nonlinear
Editing System
*Data transfer rates are approximate. The actual data transfer rates may
vary depending on the nonlinear editing system used.
**For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact
your nearest Sony office.
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Features and Benefits of XDCAM Professional
Disc Systems
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Outstanding Picture Quality of
MPEG IMX/DVCAM Format Recording
Sony XDCAM products offer the capability to record*
and play back both MPEG IMX and DVCAM streams**.
Users have the flexibility to select from these formats
according to their picture-quality needs, or to match
their editing-format requirements.
The DVCAM format uses 8-bit digital component
recording with a 5:1 compression ratio and a sampling
rate of 4:1:1 (for NTSC)/4:2:0 (for PAL). The MPEG IMX
format uses 8-bit digital component recording with
MPEG-2 4:2:2P@ML compression at 50, 40, 30 Mb/s,
enabling users to choose the picture quality and
recording time according to their needs.
The XDCAM Series of products provide approximately
85 minutes of DVCAM recording time, and 68, 55, and
45 minutes of MPEG IMX recording at 30, 40, and 50
Mb/s, respectively.
MPEG IMX recording is the ideal choice when you need
higher picture quality, while DVCAM recording offers the
benefit of a longer recording time.
*Recording on the PDW-V1 is available only through the Ethernet or
i.LINK (file access mode) interface.
**The PDW-510/510P camcorder is capable of DVCAM recording
only.
Recording/Playback Time
68 minutes at 30 Mb/s
55 minutes at 40 Mb/s
45 minutes at 50 Mb/s
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Flexible Metadata Recording
XDCAM products are also capable of recording a variety of metadata,
which provides a huge advantage when searching for data in
subsequent processes. The following are examples of metadata types
that Sony XDCAM Series of products can handle and record.
• Disc Metadata/Clip Metadata
From acquisition to editing and onto the archiving process, a great amount
of information is associated with the recordings. For example, production
dates, creator names, camera setup parameters, copyright notes, and
memorandums are just a few. With XDCAM products, such information can
be saved together with the AV material on the same disc and be effectively used to improve the entire workflow chain. Using the supplied PDZ-1 software allows a variety of data to be added either on a “Disc” or “Individual
Clip” basis in different forms such as “Disc Title”,“Clip Title”,
“Disc ID Number”,“Comments” or “Clip Status (to indicate OK/NG status)”.
Furthermore, the PDZ-1 software has a powerful ‘Search’ function to easily
locate desired clips by using the registered metadata as text-based
keywords, providing enhanced efficiency in searching material, determining
edit points or retrieving archive materials.
• Essence Mark Recording
The Essence Mark™ used in Sony XDCAM products is also a very useful form of
metadata, and provide a most effective way of searching for recordings via
thumbnail pictures. Essence Mark can be set during the shoot either manually
or automatically. Thumbnails representing the Essence Mark positions are
generated each time the Essence Mark is set, proving invaluable when
searching for required scenes in subsequent reviewing and editing processes.
• Manual Marking
Each time the ‘return’ button on the camcorder lens or the ‘Shot Mark’
button on the deck is pressed, an Essence Mark is set. After the shoot,
operators can quickly cue to that point simply by selecting its thumbnail
from a list displayed on the LCD screen of the playback device or a
video monitor connected to it. When the PDZ-1 software is used,
operators can define Essence Mark names using desired keywords and
easily set these as user-defined Essence Marks.
• Automatic Marking
XDCAM camcorders can also automatically set an Essence Mark when
particular events are sensed by, or occur within, the camcorder.
For example, the camcorder can be set up to record Essence Mark when the
audio level overshoots, or when there is an abrupt change in video
luminance levels. Since several different types of Essence Marks can exist on
the disc, Sony XDCAM Series of products offer an
easy way of searching through them by type.
• Others
85 minutes
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All XDCAM products are also capable of
recording UMID/Extended UMID (Unique Material
IDentifier) which consists of a globally unique
number or a material number. Another unique
feature that XDCAM products provide is the capability to record any type of
computer file format such as Word, Excel, JPEG, WAV onto the Professional Disc
media, which allows operators to record all files associated with the footage
onto a single disc.
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Seamless Integration into Current
VTR-Based Systems
In order to achieve seamless integration into current
tape-based systems, a great deal of thought has been put
into the development of Sony XDCAM products. A range of
conventional AV interfaces including SDI, analog composite,
analog/digital audio I/Os and RS-422A 9-pin remote
interface allow easy connectivity to current equipment,
including a wide variety of VTRs, linear and nonlinear
editors, and audio mixers. In addition, XDCAM products
offer network-based interoperability with other Sony
network-capable equipment, such as the MPEG IMX e-VTR,
establishing a highly effective and advanced system. And,
because operability is another key concern when investing
in new equipment, Sony has paid special attention to this
too, allowing operation that is best suited to optical media
while retaining the feel of conventional VTR-based
products.
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Easy and Low-cost Maintenance
From the outset, Sony XDCAM Series of products have been
designed using the best concurrent engineering practices,
answering maintenance issues before they even arise.
Moving parts have been minimized, as have the number of
parts requiring periodic replacement. This results in a drastic
reduction in maintenance labor, and promotes more
efficient use of your equipment.
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High Durability and Reliability
In harsh working environments, it is of critical importance that
hardware is tolerant to shock and vibration during
important shoots. Sony's accumulated knowledge about
the tough criteria for such environments, together with
years of experience meeting these criteria, contribute
greatly to the high reliability of Sony XDCAM products.
The Sony XDCAM camcorders use rubber dampers to hold
the disc drive block in place thereby minimizing the effect of
any shock or vibration. In addition, a powerful tracking system,
based on the best Sony servo technologies, reduces the
chance of the optical head recording off track. In the
event a shock exceeds the servo’s capacity, causing the
head to be positioned incorrectly, a buffer memory is
available to help prevent off-track recordings.The buffer
serves in such a way that recording to the disc will not occur
until the optical head returns to its correct position. After
the head is properly positioned, the buffered information is
recorded to the disc, thereby helping to prevent interruptions
in the recording. A substantial amount of buffering has been
built into the camcorder to accommodate large off-track
errors.
In addition, in the event of an abnormal recording, powerful
ECC (Error Correction Code) and sophisticated
concealment techniques are available on all machines so
that discs can be played back appropriately.
Sony XDCAM products* are also compatible with Sony
remote maintenance and monitoring software – an
SNMP-compliant application that can monitor and log the
hardware’s status in real time via an Ethernet network. If a
malfunction is detected, this system can immediately
identify the problem, allowing you to take corrective
action. Not only is the system reactive, it proactively
monitors your systems and
identifies maintenance
needs in a timely
manner too.
* XDCAM camcorders
require an optional Ethernet
(100Base-TX) Adaptor
(CBK-NC01).
Sony MMStationTM SNMP-compliant
Remote Monitoring and Maintenance
Software
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XDCAM Camcorders
PDW-510/ 510P CAMCORDER (DVCAM RECORDING)
PDW-530/530P CAMCORDER (MPEG IMX/DVCAM RECORDING)
Sony XDCAM camcorders have been designed with special consideration
for heavy-duty field acquisition, providing excellent picture quality,
operability and reliability inherited from the Sony BETACAM™
family of acquisition products.
In addition to these impressive capabilities, Sony XDCAM
camcorders also provide numerous innovative features
that take full advantage of the benefits of nonlinear disc media.
These unique features offer a completely new style
of field operation, adding flexibility and efficiency
to those operations where quick program completion
is a top priority.
The PDW-530/530P features MPEG IMX/DVCAM-switchable
recording and two built-in optical filter wheels
(ND and CC), while the PDW-510/510P features
DVCAM recording and one built-in optical filter wheel.
* Lens, wireless microphone receiver and battery pack are optional.
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Common Features on Both Camcorders
■ 16:9/4:3 Switchable Power HAD™ EX
CCDs
XDCAM camcorders incorporate three 16:9/4:3
switchable CCDs for their image capture device.
Using the best of Sony CCD technology, this allows
for outstanding picture quality with a high
signal-to-noise ratio of 65 dB (NTSC)/63 dB (PAL), low
smear level of -140 dB (typical), and high sensitivity
of F11.
■ Shock- and Dust-Resistant Disc Drive
To minimize errors caused by shock or dust entering the
disc drive, XDCAM camcorders have several unique
ways of providing operational resistance to such factors.
The disc drive entrance is concealed by two lids helping
to prevent any dust from entering the drive. In addition,
four rubber dampers are used to hold the disc drive
block in place helping to absorb the shock that would
otherwise go into the disc drive.
■ 12-bit A/D Conversion
XDCAM camcorders also incorporate a
high-integrity 12-bit A/D converter, so that the
high-quality images captured by the Power HAD EX
CCDs are processed with great precision. In
particular, this high bit resolution allows contrast to be
reproduced precisely in mid-tone areas of the picture.
■ Advanced Digital Signal Processing
A key to quality in DSP cameras is how many bits are
used in their nonlinear processes, such as gamma
correction. XDCAM camcorders use more than 30 bits,
minimizing round-off errors so the high quality of the
CCDs is maintained. The DSP LSI of XDCAM
camcorders also enables highly sophisticated image
control such as Multi-Matrix function, and Triple
Skin-Tone Detail control.
■ Compact, Lightweight Body
XDCAM camcorders are designed to be very
compact and lightweight, for a high level of mobility
in the field. They weigh approximately 12 lb 9 oz
(5.7 kg) including viewfinder, microphone, disc and
BP-GL95 battery pack.
■ Rugged and Ergonomic Design
The design of these camcorders is based on years of
Sony experience in camera ergonomics, and
provides a high level of mobility and balance. The
shoulder pad position is adjustable and the viewfinder
height can be selected from two positions, while rear
panel connectors are located well away from the
battery pack, making it easy to
connect cables. Operators
familiar with the comfort
Two mount positions
benefits of Sony BETACAM
camcorders will immediately feel
at home with XDCAM
camcorders, which extend this
comfort even further.
Four Shock-Absorbing Dampers
■ 2.5-inch* Type Color LCD Screen
An easy-to-view color LCD
screen provided on the
camcorder side panel
enables advanced
operations such as
Thumbnail Search and
Scene Selection. Status
indications such as
four-channel audio meters,
and disc and battery
remaining time can also be
displayed. In addition,
camera set-up menus can
be displayed.
*Viewable area measured
diagonally.
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■ Extensive Range of Interfaces
Sony XDCAM camcorders come equipped with a wide
range of interfaces. In addition to an analog composite
output, they also offer the i.LINK interface that supports
both DV IN/OUT and File Access Mode* protocols as
standard. By adding the appropriate optional plug-in
board, SDI output (CBK-SD01) and analog composite
input (CBK-SC01) also become available. The ability to
install these boards within the camcorder chassis
eliminates the need for an external camera adaptor
unit, thus maintaining the compactness and balance of
the camcorder.
Furthermore, by adding the optional CBK-NC01 Ethernet
(100Base-TX) Adaptor, a network interface also
becomes available.
*For connection with third party products using this mode, please
contact your nearest Sony office.
■ Picture Cache Recording
Picture Cache Recording is a convenient function
whereby up to 10 seconds of audio and video signals
are buffered into memory before the Rec button is even
pressed. This means that everything that happened 10
seconds before the Rec button was pressed, in Standby
mode, will still be recorded to disc – a capability that
can prevent the loss of unexpected but important
events occurring before the operator even has the
chance to press the Rec button.
(the decisive moment)
Cameraman's action
Push REC button
Disc recording
Max.10 sec
■ Low-Light Shooting
Sony XDCAM camcorders offer two convenient features
for shooting in low-light conditions which can be used
either alone or together depending on the situation or
operator preferences.
This slow shutter capability also makes it possible to
intentionally blur images when shooting a moving
object, increasing shooting creativity.
● Slow Shutter allows you to use shutter speeds longer
than the frame rate
• NTSC: 1/2 to 1/30 seconds (1 to 8 and 16 frame accumulation)
• PAL: 1/2 to 1/25 seconds (1 to 8 and 16 frame accumulation)
● Turbo Gain allows the camera gain to be boosted
up to +48 dB
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■ Flexible Image Controls
Sony XDCAM camcorders also provide highly advanced
image control features that were once only available on
high-end studio cameras. These allow images to be recorded
to a disc with maximum quality and camera-work creativity.
• Multi-Matrix function
• Triple Skin-Tone Detail control
• Selectable gamma table
• TruEye™ processing
• Electronic soft focus
• Color-temperature control
■ Film-like Shooting With Progressive Mode
XDCAM camcorders also provide progressive modes including
24P (optional CBK-FC01* required) to offer a film-like shutter
effect. The combined use of this mode and preset film-like
gamma settings enables operators to easily create film-like
images.
• NTSC: 29.97P or optional 23.976P**
• PAL: 25P
*For NTSC only
**Recording to disc is in 59.94i via 2-3 pull-down.
Requires an optional pull-down(24P shooting) board(CBK-FC01).
■ High-Quality Audio Recordings
Sony XDCAM camcorders record high-quality audio as
specified by the recording format selected. These camcorders
are also equipped with a range of audio interfaces: an
analog 5-pin XLR connector for stereo audio output, two 3-pin
XLR connectors with selectable MIC/Line level input, and the
front microphone input. The two 3-pin XLR connectors can also
be switched to accept four channels of AES/EBU digital
audio input, establishing a full digital ENG/EFP system using the
Sony DMX-P01 Digital Portable Mixer.
• DVCAM recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz
• MPEG IMX recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz, or 4 channels,
24 bits, 48 kHz
■ Proxy AV Data Recording on Memory Card
By use of the optional CBK-PC01 Memory Card Adaptor, Proxy
AV Data and metadata can be recorded on a Sony Memory
Stick™ or SanDisk CompactFlash medium* simultaneously
when recorded on a Professional Disc medium. Removing the
media from the camcorder and inserting it into a PC allows
users to immediately start browsing and editing this data without having to transfer. The small data size of the Proxy AV
Data makes it possible to record a large volume of AV data
on a single, very small card; for example, up to 65 minutes on
a 1-GB card and up to 260 minutes on a 4-GB card.
*A memory card and its compatible memory card adaptor are required.
*Compatible Sony products are as follows. For other compatible products
offered by SanDisk Corporation, please consult with your nearest Sony
office.
- Memory Stick: Sony Memory Stick Pro MSX-1GS, MSX-512S
- Memory Stick Adaptor: Sony Memory Stick PC Card Adaptor MSAC-PC4
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■ Other Features
• Thumbnail Search operation
• Scene Selection operation for in-camera cut editing
• "Memory Stick"™ function for storage of
camcorder setup files
• Slot to accommodate a Sony WRR-855 Series wireless
microphone receiver
• Proxy AV Data recording
• Metadata recording: UMID,Extended UMID,Essence Marks
• A second LCD screen displays time code, and remaining
battery/disc capacity during power on and off
• Four assignable buttons, two on the camera handle and
two on the inside panel, enable operators to assign
frequently used functions
• Auto Tracing White Balance for automatic adjustments in
camera color temperature according to lighting changes
• Interval recording (automatic and manual) intermittently
records signals at pre-determined intervals, ideal for
recording over long periods
• Optional Ethernet (100Base-TX) Adaptor (CBK-NC01)
for Ethernet connection
• Camera remote control via Sony RM-B150 and RM-B750
remote control units
• Intelligent lighting system synchronizes strobe on/off to
the Rec button
• i.LINK (DV Stream) output from MPEG IMX playback
• Four types of software supplied: PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing
Software, PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software, Proxy
Viewer Software, PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software
• Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc
Slot for WRR-855 Series
Wireless Microphone
Receiver or Ethernet
Adaptor
Disc Access Lamp
Optical Filters
PDW-530/530P
"Memory Stick" Slot (inside the panel)
PDW-510/510P
Assignable Buttons
Control Buttons for Thumbnail
Search, Scene Selection Operation
Assignable Buttons
Top View
Playback Control Buttons
Rear Connector Panel
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XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts
PDW-1500 COMPACT DECK (RECORDING AND PLAYBACK)
PDW-R1 FIELD RECORDER (RECORDING AND PLAYBACK)
PDW-V1 MOBILE DECK (PLAYBACK AND FILE RECORDING)
PDW-U1 / PDW-D1 DRIVE UNIT (PLAYBACK AND FILE RECORDING)
PDJ-A640/C1080 CART
The Sony XDCAM products offer two types of decks and two drive units to meet the varying
operational requirements both in the field and studio. Their functions have been carefully selected
to increase production efficiency by exploiting the advantages of Professional Disc media.
The PDW-1500, R1 and V1 decks provide familiar VTR-like controls that minimize the learning curve
needed to get up to speed, while the PDW-U1 and PDW-D1 drive units place
emphasis on compactness and cost-efficiency. Both decks and the drive
units come supplied with four types of software: PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing
Software, PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software, Proxy Viewer Software,
and PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (for Apple Final Cut Pro).
(For details, please refer to page 24.)
PDW-1500 Studio Recorder
The PDW-1500 Studio Recorder is a half-rack size recorder suitable for both nonlinear and
linear editing environments. Despite its small size, this deck offers high-speed data
transfer capability between compatible nonlinear editing devices, creating a powerful editing
system for video productions. Equipped with an RS-422A 9-pin interface,
the PDW-1500 also fits well in linear editing systems as a feeder, bringing the added
benefits of nonlinear disc recoding into a linear editing environment. When the optional
PDBZ-E1500 software is added, the PDW-1500 deck can perform insert and assemble editing,
and can be used as a recorder in linear editing systems as well.
■ MPEG IMX/DVCAM recording
■ Proxy AV Data recording
■ High-speed file transfers: 50x for Proxy, 5x for DVCAM and
2.5x for MPEG IMX (at 50 Mb/s) files when using a Gigabit
Ethernet connection
■ Search speed (in color)
JOG : ±1 times normal speed Variable: ±2 times normal speed
Shuttle : ±35 times normal speed
■ Insert editing of audio tracks of a single clip (Clip audio
insert editing function)
■ High-speed transfer of Proxy AV Data at up to 40 times
speed
■ Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
■ Metadata recording
■ The use of the optional RM-280 Editing Controller allows
easy control of Thumbnail display and Scene Selection
operations, as well as basic playback controls
■ Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc
■ A variety of interfaces (*refer to the chart on page 19)
■ RS-422A 9-pin remote interface
■ Thumbnail Search operation
■ Scene Selection operation
■ i.LINK (DV Stream) output from MPEG IMX playback
■ Repeat playback function
■ Equipped with two optical heads
■ Dimensions (W x H x D): 8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 16 3/8 inches
(210 x 130 x 415 mm)
■ Weight: 16 lb 5 oz (7.4 kg)
PDBZ-E1500 Linear Editing Software for the PDW-1500 Deck
The optional PDBZ-E1500 software is the latest addition to the XDCAM lineup and it provides Insert/Assemble editing to
the PDW-1500 deck. Various editing modes including assemble, audio insert, video insert, time-code insert, A/V split insert,
and Punch-in/out are all supported – and can be performed either in an A/B-roll or two-machine configuration.
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Field Recorder
The PDW-R1 is a highly mobile field recorder.
Its compact design is very similar to the existing PDW-V1 model, but the PDW-R1 recorder
additionally provides other functionalities such as MPEG IMX/DVCAM recording, and a
wider range of interfaces. Its extremely compact, lightweight body makes the PDW-R1
ideal for use in the field as a pool-feed recorder, backup recorder, and compact recorder
installed in an extremely confined space such as a car or helicopter. Furthermore,
equipped with an RS-422A interface as well as other video and audio interfaces,
this recorder can be used in both linear and nonlinear editing systems.
■ MPEG IMX/DVCAM recording
■ Scene Selection operation
■ Proxy AV Data recording
■ Search speed (in color):
■ High-speed file transfers: 30x for Proxy, 2.5x for DVCAM,
and 1.25 for MPEG IMX (50 Mb/s) files when using an i.LINK
(File Access Mode) connection
■ Metadata recording
■ Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc
■ A variety of interfaces (refer to the chart on page 24)
■ RS-422A 9-pin remote interface
■ Parallel recording function, which enables the deck’s Rec
start/stop to be synchronized with the Rec start/stop of
the camcorder connected via the i.LINK interface
■ 3.5-inch* color LCD screen
■ Thumbnail Search operation
JOG : ±1 time normal speed
Shuttle : ±20 times normal speed
■ Compact and lightweight design
■ AC, DC, and battery-powered operation
■ Ethernet connectivity (100Base-TX)
■ i.LINK (DV Stream) output from MPEG IMX playback
■ Repeat playback function
■ Equipped with one optical head
■ Dimensions: 9 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 12 inches (230 x 105 x 340 mm)
■ Weight: 10 lb 6 oz (4.7 kg)
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
PDW-V1 MOBILE DECK
The PDW-V1 Field Viewer is an extremely compact and lightweight unit, offered as an
affordable solution for playing back Professional Discs as well as for AV and data file
recording* through its Ethernet network interface or i.LINK (File Access Mode**) interface.
It is ideal for field applications, and for desktop viewing by journalists, producers, and other
production staff. A unique feature of this model is its built-in 3.5-inch*** type color LCD
screen, allowing users to view recordings any time, anywhere without the need for an
external video monitor. What’s more, the PDW-V1 is equipped with an analog RGB output
capability, so users can view recordings on standard computer displays too. It also comes
equipped with a built-in audio speaker.
The PDW-V1 can be AC or battery powered, a feature that proves convenient in the field.
What’s more, because it allows high-speed transfer of Proxy AV Data, it can also serve as a cost-effective editing solution. As with
other XDCAM products, the PDW-V1 offers a Scene Selection capability, to which even greater user convenience is added with its
color LCD screen.
■ MPEG IMX/DVCAM playback
■ AC/battery-powered operation
■ Recording of MPEG IMX/DVCAM files via Ethernet or i.LINK
(File Access Mode** ) interfaces*
■ Network connectivity (100Base-TX)
■ Proxy AV Data recording
■ Search speed (in color)
JOG : ±1 times normal speed
Shuttle : ±20 times normal speed
■ High-speed file transfers: 30x for Proxy, 2.5x for DVCAM and
1.25x for MPEG IMX (50 Mb/s) files when using an i.LINK
(File Access Mode** ) connection
■ Metadata recording
■ Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc
■ i.LINK (DV Stream) output from MPEG IMX playback
■ Repeat playback function
■ Equipped with one optical head
■ Compact, lightweight design
■ Dimensions (W x H x D): 8 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches
(210 x 90 x 320 mm)
■ 3.5-inch*** type color LCD screen
■ Weight: 7 lb 11oz (3.5 kg)
■ Built-in audio speaker
■ Thumbnail Search operation
■ Scene Selection operation
*The PDW-V1 does not support synchronous video/audio input.
**For connection with third party products using this mode, please
contact your nearest Sony office.
***Viewable area measured diagonally.
■ Analog RGB output capability
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PDW-U1 Drive Unit
The PDW-U1* is a powerful, new addition to the XDCAM family, which offers a compact, mobile, and highly
cost-effective solution for many different applications.
It serves as an external drive connected via a common USB interface, and enables material recorded on
Professional Disc media to be viewed directly on a PC. The PDW-U1 can also be used as a source feeder for
nonlinear editing systems. One of the most distinguished features of the PDW-U1 is its capability to handle both
XDCAM HD and SD discs, providing a high level of versatility and cost-efficiency. Its compact and lightweight
design makes it equally ideal for field and in-house desktop uses.
■ Handles files in all formats of XDCAM HD and SD formats
■ Highly compact and lightweight
■ Supports the Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface- compatible
with most PCs
■ Dimensions (W x H x D): 2 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 9 inches
(59 x 164 x 226 mm)
■ Direct access to files on Professional Disc media from a
USB-connected PC
■ Weight: 3 lb 1 oz (1.4 kg)
■ High-speed file transfers with the newly developed
optical drive
■ Can be operated either horizontally or vertically
■ Material browsing on the supplied PDZ-VX10 XDCAM
Viewer software and PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing software
*The initial version of the PDW-U1 is read-only, and cannot write files onto Professional Disc media. However, this capability is planned to be
available with a software upgrade targeted for release in spring 2008.
PDW-D1 Drive Unit
The PDW-D1 is an XDCAM disc drive unit specifically designed for use in nonlinear editing systems. The
drive unit supports the i.LINK interface supporting DV IN/OUT and File Access Mode* protocols, allowing
connection with a variety of nonlinear editing systems. Its highly compact and lightweight design allows
installation in any working environment even on a busy journalist’s desktop as well as awkward working
areas in the field.
The PDW-D1 provides a smart, yet cost-effective option for editing tasks.
■ i.LINK interface supports both DV IN/OUT and File Access
Mode protocols
■ High-resolution AV file (MPEG IMX/DVCAM) recording via
i.LINK (File Access Mode) interface
■ High-speed file transfers : 30x for Proxy, 2.5x for DVCAM and
1.25x for MPEG IMX (50 Mb/s) files when using an i.LINK
(File Access Mode**) connection
■ Equipped with one optical head
■ DVCAM playback and recording via i.LINK (DV IN/OUT)
interface
■ AC/battery-powered operation (battery-connection
requires the optional BKP-L551 adaptor.)
■ Proxy AV Data recording
■ Highly compact and lightweight
■ i.LINK (DV stream) output from MPEG IMX recordings
■ Dimensions (W x H x D): 7 1/4 x 10 1/8 x 3 1/8 inches
(182 x 257 x 78 mm)
■ Metadata recording
■ Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc
■ Weight: 6 lb 9 oz (3.0 kg)
*For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Weight
Dimensions
Recording/
playback format
Video
Proxy Video
Audio
Proxy Audio
Interfaces
Supplied accessories
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PDW-U1
PDW-D1
DC 12 V
10 W
+41 to +104 ºF (5 to 40 ºC)
-4 to +140 ºF (-20 to +60 ºC)
20 to 90% (relative humidity)
3 lb 1 oz (1.4 kg)
2 3/8 x 6 1/2 x 9 inches (59 x 164 x 226 mm)
MPEG HD (50/35/25/18 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
MPEG-4
MPEG HD: 4/2 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz
A-law (8/4/2 ch/8 bit/8 kHz)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Operation manual (x1), PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing
Software (x1), PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1),
Proxy Viewer Software (x1), PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer,
Software (x1), Setup utility software (x1)
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, Battery
22 W
+32 to +104 °F (0 to 40 °C)
-4 to +140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
20 to 90% (relative humidity)
6 lb 9 oz (3.0 kg)
3 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches (78 x 182 x 257 mm)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
MPEG-4
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz, or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz
A-law (8/4 ch/8 bit/8 kHz)
i.LINK, IEEE1394, DV IN/OUT or File Access Mode
Operation manual (x1), PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
(x1), PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1), Proxy
Viewer Software (x1), PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software
(x1), Setup utility software (x1)
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PDJ-A640 Cart
PDJ-C1080 Cart
The PDJ-C1080 and PDJ-A640 are automated robotic cart systems ideal for
multi-disc ingesting, archiving, and on-air playout applications. The smaller PDJ-C1080
accommodates up to four PDW-1500 units and up to 80 discs, while the larger
PDJ-A640 accommodates up to four PDW-1500 units and up to 640 discs.
The PDJ-A640 also accommodates PDW-F75 XDCAM HD decks in any combination
with PDW-1500 units.
These cart systems are equipped with a standard VCC control protocol, allowing easy integration
into existing systems. The total storage capacities are 1.8 Terabytes when using 80 discs and 15
Terabytes using 640 discs. PDJ-CS10 Cart Interface Software is available to interface with
MXF-compliant systems such as editors and servers.
PDJ-A640
PDJ-C1080
With the XDCAM system file-based operations and metadata capability, as well as the reliability, long life, and small physical size of the
Professional Disc media, these cart systems provide significant operational benefits, greater reliability, reduced operational costs, and
space-saving benefits compared to tape-based systems.
Max. number of decks installed and
compatible model
Max. number of disc
Total storage capacity and
approximate recording time
PDJ-A640
PDJ-C1080
4
PDW-1500 and PDW-F75, in any combination
640
15 Terabytes
480 hours (MPEG IMX 50 Mb/s)
906 hours (DVCAM)
4
PDW-1500
80
1.8 Terabytes
60 hours (MPEG IMX 50 Mb/s)
113 hours (DVCAM)
■ Ideal for multi-disc ingesting, archiving, and on-air playout
applications
■ Optional PDJ-CS10 Application Software to interface with
MXF-compliant systems such as editors and servers
■ Equipped with VCC protocol (RS-422 or RS-232C)
■ High reliability and low-cost maintenance
■ Equipped with a barcode reader unit
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Inputs/Outputs
SDI
Analog composite
Digital audio
Analog audio
Audio monitor
Headphone
Analog RGB
Time code
SDI
Analog composite
Digital audio
Analog audio
Time code
Remote(RS-422A)
Ethernet
i.LINK (DV IN/OUT)
i.LINK (File Access Mode*)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
Outputs
Inputs
Others
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
PDW-V1
PDW-D1
PDW-U1
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*For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
**Analog audio output and audio monitor output share the same connector.
***DV OUT only
Front Panels and Input/Output Connectors
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
Studio Recorder
Field Recorder
R E F. V I D E O I N
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
2/4
1/3
VIDEO OUT
1
AUDIO OUT
1/3
2/4
2
(SUPER)
AUDIO
MONITOR OUT
DC IN
12V
S400
IN
1/2
DIGITAL AUDIO (AES/EBU)
3/4 OUT
1/2
3/4
IN
SDI
OUT 1
TIME CODE
2 (SUPER)
IN
AUDIO IN
OUT
PUSH
PUSH
DIGITAL AUDIO (AES/EBU)
REF VIDEO IN
REMOTE
DC OUT 12V
1/3
IN
1/2
3/4
OUT
1/2
2/4
3/4
AC IN
REMOTE-IN
POWER
on
S400
OFF
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VIDEO
IN
OUT1
OUT2(SUPER)
IN
OUT(SUPER)
AUDIO OUT
TC
IN
OUT
1/3
2/4
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XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts
PDW-U1
Drive Unit
Drive Unit
AC IN
DC IN
PDW-D1
S400
PDW-V1
Mobile Deck
S400
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO MONITOR OUT
SDI OUT
MONITOR
L
R
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NONLINEAR EDITING
Synchronous Connection
Asynchronous Connection
9-pin Remote
SDI, Analog composite
Ethernet (Gigabit or 100Base-TX* )
i.LINK (File Access Mode*3)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)*4
or
2
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
PDW-D1*1
PDW-U1
Compatible Nonlinear
Editing System
i.LINK (DV IN/OUT)
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
PDW-D1*1
Compatible Nonlinear
Editing System
LINEAR EDITING
Disc-To-Disc Editing
Feeder
Disc-To-Tape Editing
Editing
Controller
9-pin Remote
9-pin Remote
Recorder
9-pin Remote
Feeder
Recorder
SDI, Analog composite
RM-280
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
or
PDW-1500
with PDBZ-E1500
SDI, Analog composite
i.LINK (DV IN/OUT)
PDW-1500
PDW-R1
Conventional
Sony Editing Recorders
PROXY (LOW-RESOLUTION) EDITING
In the Field
PDW-510/530*5
or
In-house
Ethernet (100Base-TX)
i.LINK (File Access Mode*3)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)*4
Compatible Nonlinear
Editing System
PDW-V1
PDW-R1
PDW-D1*1
PDW-U1
PDW-1500
PDW-V1
PDW-R1
PDW-D1*1
PDW-U1
Ethernet (Gigabit or 100Base-TX*2)
i.LINK (File Access Mode*3)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)*4
HIGH-SPEED DUBBING
Two times normal speed
Ethernet
Control
Feeder
PDW-1500
Recorder
PC running the PDZ-1
software
*1 The PDW-D1 supports i.LINK (DV IN/OUT and File Access Mode) only.
*2 Ethernet interface depends on the XDCAM deck used.
*3 For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
*4 PDW-U1 only, and the initial version of the PDW-U1 is read-only, and cannot write files onto Professional Disc media.
However, this capability will be available with a software upgrade targeted for release in spring 2008.
*5 Ethernet interface on the PDW-510/530 is optional.
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Compatible Nonlinear
Editing System
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XDCAM Application Software
All XDCAM products come with a variety of free
application software packages that maximize the benefits
of the XDCAM’s disc- and file-based operations.
PDZ-1 PROXY BROWSING
PDZ-VX10 VIEWER
PROXY VIEWER
PDZK-P1 TRANSFER
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
SOFTWARE
PDZ-1
The PDZ-1 software is a simple-to-use PC application that allows users to easily browse and storyboard video clips recorded
by an XDCAM system. It runs on Windows-based PCs and supports three types of interfaces: i.LINK (File Access Mode),
Ethernet, and USB (only for connection with the PDW-U1).
Once Proxy Data recorded on a Professional Disc media is transferred to a PC with the PDZ-1 software installed, users can
conveniently view and storyboard recorded footage right on the PC. The PDZ-1 software also provides a variety of
convenient tools for disc operations such as entire or partial disc copy (dubbing), and transfer between two XDCAM devices.
Storyboarding on a PC not only allows users to preview their edited sequences instantly, it also provides other powerful
benefits such as the creation of ASF files (playable on Windows Media Player) and EDL data in various EDL formats, plus the
transfer of high-resolution clips selected in the edited sequence.
Print Function
PDZ-1 Main GUI
■ Supported interfaces: i.LINK (File Access Mode), Ethernet,
and USB (only for connection with the PDW-U1)
■ High-speed ingestion of Proxy Data from the XDCAM
devices
■ Browsing of Proxy Data recorded by the XDCAM systems
(including those recorded by the HD version of the XDCAM
system)
■ Imports Proxy Data and metadata from a memory card
■ Simple and quick cuts-only editing (storyboarding)* with
the following fuctions;
• Preview a result of the storyboard on the PC
• Save the results as a Clip List (XDCAM EDL)
• Convert the Proxy Data on the storyboard to an ASF file
for replay on Windows Media Player
• Export the Clip List in AAF, BE-9100, Newsbase™ XML,
and ALE (Avid Log Exchange) formats
• Transfer high-resolution clips according to the Clip List
■ Disc copy – entire disc (all clips) or only selected clips
■ Transfer selected clips with margins at the head and tail of
the clips
■ Registration of metadata such as “title”,“creator”, or
“comments” for a disc or clip
■ Registration of “Essence Marks” metadata for instant cueup to desired scenes. Names for Essence Marks can also
be easily assigned
■ Supports a live logging function that allows operators to
browse and storyboard Proxy Data, and add Essence Mark
metadata and other metadata on a PC while the
camcorder or PDW-1500 deck is still recording**
■ Automatic renaming of clips by predetermined rule
(use-predetermined prefix plus sequential numbers)
■ Clip search function using the registered metadata
as a keyword
■ Print function allows metadata such as thumbnails,
creation date, and comments to be printed out in an
easy-to-see storyboard view
*The video and audio of a clip cannot be edited independently.
**Possible when connecting the XDCAM products and the PC
via an Ethernet interface.
System requirements
OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later) (for PDW-530/510/1500/R1/V1/U1/D1)
Windows Vista Business 32bit/Ultimate 32bit (for PDW-U1)
CPU: Pentium M Processor or higher
NOTE:When using Live Logging Mode, recommended CPU is Pentium4 2GHz or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Others: Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later), DirectX 8.1b or later
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PDZ-VX10 Sony XDCAM Viewer
Proxy Viewer
The PDZ-VX10 software allows users to view
high-resolution and Proxy MXF files recorded by XDCAM
systems on their PC. With this software installed,
thumbnails for all clips can be displayed in Windows
Explorer, enabling the contents of the disc to be
scanned through easily and quickly.
The Proxy Viewer is a simple application to play back
Proxy Data on a PC.
System requirements
System requirements
OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later) (for PDW-530/510/1500/R1/V1/U1/D1)
Windows Vista Business 32bit/Ultimate 32bit (for PDW-U1)
CPU: Intel Core Duo processor 1.83GHz or higher Or Intel Pentium4 3GHz or higher
RAM: 1 GB or more
OS: Windows XP (SP2 or later) (for PDW-530/510/1500/R1/V1/U1/D1)
Windows Vista Business 32bit/Ultimate 32bit (for PDW-U1)
CPU: Pentium M Processor or higher
RAM: 512 MB or more
Others: Internet Explorer 6.0 (SP1 or later), DirectX 8.1b or later
The video playback performance will vary depending on the video format,
file size, and the performance of the computer used. For more details on
system requirements, please contact your nearest Sony office.
PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer for Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing systems
The PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer is plug-in software for Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing systems that provides native
support for MXF files recorded by XDCAM systems. With this software installed, XDCAM devices can be mounted on
Mac Finder via a FireWire/i.LINK connection, and users can seamlessly import, edit, and export recorded material.
System requirements
OS: Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later
CPU: PowerPC G5 2GHz, Intel Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel Xeon 2GHz or higher
Others: QuickTime version 7.2 or later
Final Cut Pro version 6.0.1 or later
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Camcorder System Diagrams
Unless specified as "supplied", all the components below are optional.
ECM-674/678
Electret Condenser Microphone
WRR-855A/855B
CBK-PC01
Memory Card
Adaptor
+
+
MSAC-PC4
MSX-1GS/512S
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Pro
PC Card Adaptor
Internal light system
CBK-NC01
Ethernet (100Base-TX)
Adaptor
SDI output
BKW-401
CBK-SD01
SDI Output Board
Monitor
CBK-FC01
Pull-down (24P shooting) Board
MSH-128
Analog composite input
CBK-SC01
Analog Composite
Input Board
Camcorder
VCT-14
BP-GL95 / GL65
Viewerfinder
BP-L60S/L80S
Battery Chargers
BVF-V20W/V20WCE (supplied;
2-inch B/ W viewfinder)
AC-DN10
BC-L70
8-pin
or
RM-B150
RM-B750
BC-M150
Recording Media
BNC
PFD23A
Monitor
BC-L500
Wireless
WLL-CA50
XLR3-pin, AES/EBU
WLL-RX55
DMX-P01
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XDCAM Camcorders
Optional Accessories
For PDW-510/ 510P/ 530/ 530P Camcorders
PFD23A
CBK-SD01
CBK-SC01
CBK-FC01
CBK-NC01
Professional Disc
SDI Output Board
Analog Composite Input
Board
Pull-down(24P shooting)
Board (For PDW-530/510
NTSC models)
Ethernet (100Base-TX)
Adaptor
CBK-PC01
BKW-401
RM-B150
RM-B750
AC-DN10
Memory Card Adaptor
Viewfinder Rotation
Bracket
Remote Control Unit
Remote Control Unit
AC Adaptor
BP-GL95/GL65
BC-L70
BC-M150
BC-L500
VCT-14
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Battery Charger
Battery Charger
Battery Charger
Tripod Adaptor
MSH-128
CCFD-3L
CCF-3L
Memory Stick
i.LINK Cable
(4-pin to 6-pin with lock)
i.LINK Cable
(6-pin to 6-pin with lock)
WRR-855A / 855B
WRR-862A/ 862B
DMX-P01
ECM-674/678
LC-424TH
Wireless Microphone
Receiver (Slot-in type)
Wireless Microphone
Receiver
Portable Audio Mixer
Shotgun-type Electret
Condenser
Microphone
Carrying Case
*A memory card and its compatible memory card adaptor are required.
*Compatible Sony products are as follows. For other compatible products offered by SanDisk Corporation, please consult with your nearest Sony office.
- Memory Stick: Sony Memory Stick Pro MSX-1GS, MSX-512S
- Memory Stick Adaptor: Sony Memory Stick PC Card Adaptor MSAC-PC4
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XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts
For PDW-R1/ V1/D1/1500 Decks
PFD23A
VMC-IL4615B/IL4635B
VMC-IL6615B/IL6635B
RM-280
RCC-5G
Professional Disc
i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 6-pin,
1.5 m/3.5 m)
i.LINK Cable (6-pin to 6-pin,
1.5 m/3.5 m)
Editing Controller
(PDW-1500/R1)
Remote Control Cable
(5 m) (PDW-1500/R1)
BP-GL95/GL65
BP-L60S/L80S
BC-L70
BC-M150
BC-L500
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
(PDW-R1/V1/D1)
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
(PDW-R1/V1/D1)
Battery Charger
(PDW-R1/V1/D1)
Battery Charger
(PDW-R1/V1/D1)
Battery Charger
(PDW-R1/V1/D1)
BKP-L551
Battery Adaptor
(PDW-D1)
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Specifications
XDCAM Camcorders
PDW-510/510P (DVCAM)
Weight
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Continuous operating time
General
Video
Recording format
Proxy Video
Audio
Proxy Audio
Recording/Playback time
Signal inputs
Signal outputs
Other inputs/outputs
Audio performance
MPEG IMX
DVCAM
Genlock video
Time code input
Audio input
Mic input
Video output
Video test output
Time code output
Earphone
Audio output (CH-1/CH-2)
Lens
Remote
Light
DC input
DC output
Camcorder adapter
i.LINK
Frequency response
Dynamic range
Distortion
Crosstalk
Wow & flutter
Head room
Pickup device
Total picture elements
Effective picture elements
Optical system
Built-in optical filters
Shutter speed
Slow Shutter
Camera section
Lens mount
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9%
reflectance)
Minimum illumination
Gain selection
Smear level
S/N ratio
Vertical resolution
Viewfinder
Built-in LCD monitor
Supplied accessories
Registration
Geometric distortion
Modulation depth at 5 MHz
CRT
Controls
Horizontal resolution
Microphone
NTSC model: 980(H) x 494(V)
PAL model: 980(H) x 582(V)
F1.4 prism
1 : 3200K, 2 : 5600K+1/8ND,
1 : Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
3 : 5600K, 4 : 5600K + 1/64ND
A : CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
NTSC model: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (s)
PAL model: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (s)
NTSC model: 1/2 to 1/30 (s)
PAL model: 1/2 to 1/25 (s)
(1 to 8 and 16 frame accumulation)
2/3" 48 bayonet mount
F11 (typical)
Approx. 0.13 lx (F1.4 lens, +48 dB turbo gain, shutter off), approx. 0.008 lx (with 16-frame accumulation)
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB
-140 dB (typical)
NTSC model: 65 dB (typical)
PAL model: 63 dB (typical)
NTSC model: 400 TV Lines/450 TV Lines (EVS)
PAL model: 480 TV Lines/530 TV Lines (EVS)
0.05% (all zones, w/o lens)
Below measurable level (w/o lens)
70% (16:9, typical)/55% (4:3, typical)
2.0-inch type monochrome
BRIGHT, CONTRAST, PEAKING controls, TALLY, ZEBRA, DISPLAY switches
450 TV lines (16:9)
Ultra-directional (detachable)
2.5-inch type color LCD monitor
Operation manual (x1)
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1), PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1)
Proxy Viewer Software (x1), PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (x1)
Viewfinder (x1)
Lens cap (x1)
Shoulder belt (x1)
Monaural microphone (x1)
*For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
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PDW-530/530P (DVCAM / MPEG IMX)
Approx. 9 lb (4.1 kg)
12 lb 12 oz (with VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery) (5.8kg)
DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Approx. 32 W (while recording, with viewfinder, color LCD off)
+23 to +104 °F (-5 to 40 °C)
-4 to+140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Approx. 120 min. w/BP-GL95 battery
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s),
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
MPEG-4
MPEG IMX: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz, 4 ch/24 its/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
A-law (4ch, 8 bits, 8 kHz)
50 Mb/s: 45 min., 40 Mb/s: 55 min.,
—
30 Mb/s: 68 min.
85 min.
BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
BNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
XLR-3-31 x2, line / mic / mic+48V / AES/EBU selectable
XLR-3-31 x1
BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Mini-jack x2 (front: monaural, rear: stereo/monaural)
XLR-5-pin male (stereo)
12-pin
8-pin
2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
XLR-4-pin
4-pin (for wireless microphone receiver), DC 12 V (MAX 0.2A)
40-pin
IEEE 1394, DV IN/OUT or File Access Mode*, 6-pin x1
20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB
More than 85 dB
Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Below measurable limit
20 dB (ex-factory setting)
3-chip 2/3-inch type 16:9 widescreen Power HAD EX CCD
NTSC model: 1038(H) x 1008(V)
PAL model: 1038(H) x 1188(V)
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XDCAM Decks
.
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
General
Video
Recording/playback Proxy Video
format
Audio
Proxy Audio
Recording/playback MPEG IMX
time
DVCAM
Jog mode
Search speed
Variable mode
(in color)
Shuttle mode
Analog reference input
Analog composite input
Signal inputs
SDI input
Analog audio input
Digital audio input
Time code input
Analog composite video output
SDI output
Video monitor output
Built-in display
Signal outputs
Analog audio output
Audio monitor output
Digital audio output
Headphone output
Built-in audio speaker
Time code output
DC input and output
Other inputs/
outputs
Video
performance
Processor
adjustment
range
Audio
performance
i.LINK*
Ethernet*
RS-422A
Sampling frequency
Quantization
Error correction
PDW-1500
Studio Recorder
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
75 W
+42 to +104°F (+5 to 40°C)
PDW-R1
PDW-V1
Field Recorder
Field Viewer
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, Battery
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC +12 V, Battery
37 W
45 W
+32 to +104°F (0 to 40°C)
-4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)
20 to 90% (relative humidity)
16 lb 5 oz (7.4 kg)
10 lb 6 oz (4.7kg)
7 lb 11 oz (3.5 kg)
8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x 16 3/8 inches
9 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 12 inches
8 3/8 x 3 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches
(210 x 130 x 415 mm)
(230 x 105 x 340 mm)
(210 x 90 x 320 mm)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s), DVCAM (25 Mb/s)
MPEG-4
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bit/48 kHz or 4 ch/24 bit/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bit/48 kHz
A-law (8/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
50 Mb/s: 45 min., 40 Mb/s: 55 min., 30 Mb/s: 68 min.
85 min.
±1 times normal playback speed
±1 times normal playback speed
—
±2 times normal playback speed
±20 times normal playback speed
±35 times normal playback speed
BNC x2 (including loop through),
BNC x1,
—
0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
BNC x2 (including loop through),
BNC x1,
—
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
BNC x1, SMPTE 259M,
—
(ITU-R BT656-3), 270 Mb/s
XLR x2 (channel selectable),
—
+4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable from menu),
10 kΩ, balanced
—
AES/EBU, BNC x2, 4 channels
—
BNC x1
BNC x1 (character out), 1.0 Vp-p,
BNC x2 (including one character out),
75 Ω, sync negative
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
BNC x2 (including one character out),
BNC x1 (character out),
SMPTE 259M (ITU-R BT656-3),
SMPTE 259M (ITU-R BT656-3),
270 Mb/s
270 Mb/s
—
D-sub 15-pin x1, analog RGB
—
3.5-inch type color LCD monitor
XLR x2 (ch. selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu
—
(selectable from menu), 600 Ω load,
low impedance, balanced
RCA
x2
(L/R),
-11 dBu,
RCA x1 (L, R, Mix), -11 dBu,
—
47 kΩ, unbalanced
47 kΩ, unbalanced
—
BNC x2, 4 channels
JM-60 Stereo phone jack x1, -∞ to -13 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced
—
x1, monaural
BNC x1
—
In: XLR 4-pin, male (x1), 11 to 17 V DC
—
—
Out: Round type 4-pin, female (x1), 12 V
IEEE 1394,
DV IN/OUT or File Access Mode***,
6-pin x 1
100Base-TX (RJ-45 x1)
1000Base-T (RJ-45 x1)
D-sub 9-pin x1 (VTR protocol)
Y: 13.5 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 6.75 MHz
10 bits/sample
Reed Solomon Code
Supplied accessories
—
Bandwidth:
30 Hz to 4.5 MHz +0.5/-1.5 dB (NTSC)
25 Hz to 5.5 MHz +0.5/-1.5 dB (PAL)
S/N ratio: 53 dB or more
Differential gain: 2% or less
Differential phase: 2° or less
Y/C delay: 20 ns or less
K-factor (2T pulse): 2% or less
Analog composite
input to analog
composite output
Video level
Chroma level
Set up/black level
Chroma phase/hue
System sync phase
System SC phase
Frequency response
Dynamic range
Distortion
Head room
IEEE 1394,
DV OUT** or File Access Mode***,
6-pin x 1
±3 dB
±3 dB
—
-∞ to +3 dB
-∞ to +3 dB
±30 IRE/±210 mV
±30°
±3 dB
±3 dB
—
—
—
—
—
—
±3 µs
±200 ns
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
More than 90 dB
Less than 0.05% (at 1kHz)
20/18/16/12 dB (selectable from menu)
Operation manual (x1)
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1)
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1)
Proxy Viewer Software (x1)
PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (x1)
Operation manual (x1)
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1)
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1)
Proxy Viewer Software (x1)
PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (x1)
Connector cap (1 set)
Operation manual (x1)
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1)
PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1)
Proxy Viewer Software (x1)
PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (x1)
Shoulder belt (x1)
*Note about Ethernet and i.LINK (File Access Mode):
All XDCAM products allow asynchronous recording of MPEG IMX/DVCAM files through their Ethernet or i.LINK (File Access Mode) interfaces.
Asynchronous recording is possible only when XDCAM units are connected with a PC.
**The PDW-V1 does not support synchronous DVCAM recording through i.LINK interface.
***For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
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Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Designs, features, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
All non-metric weights and measures are approximate.
Sony, XDCAM, DVCAM, MPEG IMX, BETACAM,
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