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XDCAM EX Family
XDCAM EX Camcorder
PMW-350
PMW-EX3
PMW-EX1R
XDCAM EX Series – Comprehensive Line-up
Opens New Horizons of Visual Expression,
Delivers New Levels of Convenience
Since 2007 and the introduction of the first camcorder in this line-up, the SONY
XDCAM EX™ Series has achieved wide acclaim among creative professionals, and
now grows from strength to strength, opening up new horizons of visual expression
and delivering new levels of convenience.
The series already includes two outstanding camcorders – the PMW-EX1 and
PMW-EX3 – which realize full-HD pictures of amazingly high quality by adopting three
1/2-inch-type “Exmor™” full-HD CMOS sensors in a compact body. An advanced
workflow, based on “SxS PRO™” memory card as the recording media, ensures
effective file-base operation.
Now Sony evolves this XDCAM EX line-up with the introduction of two new
camcorders.
The PMW-350 is the first and long-awaited shoulder camcorder in the family. It comes
equipped with the cutting-edge imaging technology of three 2/3-inch-type “Exmor”
full-HD CMOS sensors, and it uses SxS memory card as the recording media.
The other new camcorder is the PMW-EX1R, the direct successor of the PMW-EX1. It
includes as standard an SD recording and playback function, as well as numerous
improvements over the PMW-EX1.
Both new camcorders support not just SxS PRO memory card but also more
affordable “SxS-1™” media. There is also an innovative on-site backup solution with
PXU-MS240 – enhancements which improve workflow and expand user convenience.
This full Sony XDCAM EX line-up provides stunning HD picture quality and efficient
nonlinear operation, expanding the creative possibilities in every type of HD video
production. Added to this, these new horizons of visual expression and new levels of
convenience can be achieved at affordable price points.
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XDCAM EX – A New Generation of HD Recording System
Enhanced Functionality with “Exmor” CMOS
In XDCAM EX camcorders, multiple A/D converters on
each pixel row convert analog signals to
digital as soon as they are generated,
unlike traditional technology that only
has one A/D converter on each chip. “Exmor” effectively
eliminates the influence of any external noise that enters
the signal chain during transfer to the A/D converter,
resulting in high-quality digital signals with extremely low
noise. This significantly enhances shooting in low-light
environments.
Current Technology
Technology of “Exmor”
Sensor
Photo Diodes
Sensor
Photo Diodes
an affordable price. A high-capacity SBS-32G1 (32-GB)
memory card is available.
* This data is read-speed measured with benchmark software. Actual
data transfer speeds may vary according to measurement conditions.
Please refer to http://www.sony.net/SxS-Support/ for information on
measuring methods.
** SxS-1 memory card supports fewer re-writes than SxS PRO memory
card. Notification is given when an SxS-1 memory card approaches its
end of life. PMW-EX3 and PMW-EX30 camcorders require an upgrade
(available in the Spring of 2010) to use SxS-1 memory card.
1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the MPEG-2
Long GOP Codec
XDCAM EX products record 1920 x
1080 HD images using the MPEG-2
Long GOP codec, which conforms to the MPEG-2
MP@HL compression standard. This highly efficient codec,
also adopted in XDCAM™ HD Series and HDV™ 1080i
Series products, enables users to record stunning-quality
HD video and audio over a long period of time thanks to
efficient data compression.
Selectable Format and Bit Rates
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
A/D Converter
:Noise
Noise
Cancelling
A/D Converter
Noise
Cancelling
A/D Converter
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
:Noise
New Nonlinear Recording Media – SxS Memory
Card – For Greater Efficiency and Operability
The XDCAM EX Series adopts the SxS memory
card as its recording media. This is an ultracompact nonlinear medium using flash memory; it offers a
number of distinguishing features:
•Compatible with the
ExpressCard/34 standard
•Uses the PCI Express interface, and
achieves an extremely high data
transfer speed of 800 Mbps*
•Large storage capacity: up to 32-GB
SxS PRO Memory Card
memory card are available
•Most new Macintosh and PC computers are equipped
with ExpressCard slots
•Compact size: approx. 75 x 34 x 5 mm (3 x 1 3/8 x 7/32
inches) excluding projecting parts; about half the size of
a conventional PC card
•Low power consumption
In addition to the conventional SxS PRO
memory card, there is now a new member
of the SxS memory card family, the SxS-1**.
It maintains the superb usability and highspeed transfer rate of SxS PRO card, at
SxS-1 Memory Card
A choice of bit rate is offered with XDCAM EX products
– either 35 Mbps (HQ mode) or 25 Mbps (SP mode) –
depending on the desired picture quality and recording
time.
In addition to conventional 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720
resolutions, the PMW-350 and PMW-EX1R also offer a new
1440 x 1080 resolution in HQ mode, with interoperability
at 35 Mbps between XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD systems.
Clip Browser software can very rapidly convert MP4 files
recorded by XDCAM EX products into MXF files for XDCAM
HD products, since no transcoding process is required
between these two systems.
SP mode supports 1440 x 1080 resolution at 25 Mbps,
providing compatibility with HDV 1080i products. Footage
recorded in SP mode can be seamlessly integrated into
HDV-compatible editing systems by connecting the
camcorder via an i.LINK* (HDV) interface. It can also be
recorded on an XDCAM HD optical disc using supplied
Clip Browser software.
* i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate
that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with
an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other.
For information on compatibility, operating conditions, and proper
connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any
device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include
an i.LINK connection, please contact your nearest Sony office or
authorized dealer.
Recording and Playback in DVCAM™ Mode
(PMW-EX1R & PMW-350 Only)
In addition to HD mode, the PMW-EX1R
and PMW-350* support SD recording
and playback in DVCAM mode. This is
extremely useful for those currently using an SD production
system who need a smooth migration path to a future HD
production system. An AVI Type 2 file is recorded, which
is a highly interoperable file format for nonlinear editing
systems.
* The PMW-350 requires an optional hardware key, CBK-DV01.
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XDCAM EX-A New Generation of HD Recording System
Long Recording Time
High-quality Uncompressed Audio Recording
Combining the moderate bit rates produced by efficient
MPEG-2 Long GOP compression and a large-capacity SxS
memory card, XDCAM EX products record high-quality
HD images for a long recording time of 140 minutes on a
single 32-GB SxS memory card in SP mode.
When a clip spans two cards, the transition is seamless,
without any artifacts or frame loss. The SxS memory card
can be hot-swapped while shooting, without interrupting
the recording. This feature makes XDCAM EX products
ideal for a wide variety of long-form content-production
applications.
XDCAM EX products support high-quality, two-channel,
16-bit, 48-kHz linear PCM uncompressed audio. In addition,
the PMW-350 camcorder records four-channel audio and,
when this is replayed from memory card by other XDCAM
EX products, the user must select from CH-1/2 or CH-3/4.
Recording Time (approx.)*
(on 32-GB memory card)
HQ mode, 35 Mb/s VBR
100 minutes
SP mode, 25 Mb/s CBR
SD mode
140 minutes
High Reliability Memory
SxS memory card resists considerable shock (1500 G) and
vibration (15 G). Adopting this memory recording system,
the unit’s mechanism is simplified. Also, a unique Salvage
function serves to restore content that is damaged by
power loss or memory disconnection during recording*.
* In some cases, images recorded just before an accident may not
be restored (four seconds maximum). No warranty is given on always
achieving content restoration.
Accidental power loss or memory
disconnection during recording.
* When recording in HQ (35 Mbps) mode, actual recording times may
vary according to the bit rate adopted during VBR encoding.
Recording Clips
Multiple-format Recording: 1080/720 and
Interlace/Progressive Switchable Operation
XDCAM EX products offer a wide array of recording
formats for multiple content-creation applications.
Recording mode is switchable between 1920 x 1080, 1280
x 720, and 1440 x 1080 resolutions. The scanning system
is also selectable from interlace and progressive, such as
59.94i, 50i, 59.94p, and 50p.
In addition, XDCAM EX camcorders* offer native 23.98p
progressive recording in 1920x1080 and 1280x720 modes,
while the XDCAM EX deck** offers 23.98p in 1920x1080
mode.
The PMW-EX30 supports the Record function in
29.97p/25p/23.98p mode and the EE/PB function in
29.97PsF/25PsF/23.98PsF mode through HD-SDI input/
output**. XDCAM EX camcorders do not support a PB
function, but do support an EE function in 23.98PsF mode.
An SxS memory card can simultaneously hold a mix of
multiple files in any of these recording formats, including
DVCAM files – a new capability of PMW-350 and PMW-EX1R
camcorders only – allowing flexible memory card use***.
* Images are handled on XDCAM EX camcorders as 23.98p, and
recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down in 1440x1080/23.98p (SP)
mode.
** An early version of the PMW-EX30 requires upgrade to achieve these
capabilities. Please contact your local Sony service representative for
further details.
*** Memory card with material recorded by PMW-350 or PMW-EX1R
camcorders in HQ 1440x1080 or DVCAM mode cannot be read by
PMW-EX3 and PMW-EX30 camcorders.
HD
SD*
Mode
HQ
35 Mbps (VBR)
SP
25 Mbps (CBR)
DVCAM
25 Mbps (CBR)
Sampling
4:2:0
4:1:1
4:2:0
Resolution
1920x1080
1440x1080
1280x720
1440x1080
720x480
720x576
Restoration
OK
IT Friendly
4 seconds
at maximum
May not be
restored
With XDCAM EX products, recordings are made as data
files in ISO-standardized MP4 format. File-based recording
allows material to be handled with great flexibility in an
IT-based environment for copying, transferring, sharing,
and archiving. These operations are accomplished without
loss, and without any re-digitizing process.
The recording system also allows for material to be viewed
directly on a Macintosh or PC – the user simply inserts the
SxS memory card into a computer’s ExpressCard slot and
uses the supplied Clip Browser Version 2.6 and compatible
nonlinear editing software, to view, edit, and search
metadata. This helps to improve workflow efficiency.
Acquisition Metadata (HD mode only)
As part of a variety of metadata such as shooting Date/
Time, OK status, Title, Creator name, Description and
Essence Mark, XDCAM EX camcorders have a unique
capability of recording camera parameters onto the
recording media while shooting - such as Focus, Zoom, Iris,
Shutter, Gain, White Balance and Gamma.
Clip Browser V2.6 allows to review these acquisition
metadata in viewing clips, which is useful as a reference
for editing process or next shooting.
PMW-350 / PMW-EX1R
NTSC area
PAL area
59.94i, 29.97p
50i, 25p
23.98p
59.94i, 29.97p
50i, 25p
23.98p
59.94p, 29.97p
50p, 25p
23.98p
59.94i, 23.98p 50i
(Pull Down)
59.94i, 29.97PsF
–
–
50i, 25PsF
* The PMW-350 requires an optional hardware key, CBK-DV01.
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Restored Clips
PMW-EX3
NTSC area
PAL area
59.94i, 29.97p
50i, 25p
23.98p
–
–
59.94p, 29.97p
50p, 25p
23.98p
59.94i, 23.98p
50i
(Pull Down) –
–
–
–
PMW-EX30
NTSC area
PAL area
59.94i, 29.97p
50i, 25p
23.98p
–
–
59.94p
50p
59.94i
50i
–
–
–
–
XDCAM EX Camcorder
PMW-350
The first Sony memory shoulder camcorder with 2/3-inch imagers
The PMW-350, a new addition to the XDCAM EX family, is the first and long-awaited shoulder
camcorder in this Sony range. It comes equipped with cutting-edge imaging technology: three
2/3-inch-type “Exmor” full-HD CMOS sensors, which give stunningly high-quality images with
high sensitivity and a high signal-to-noise ratio. The PMW-350 inherits a rich variety of features for
creative shooting from the successful camcorders that precede it – the PMW-EX1 and PMW-EX3.
In addition, the PMW-350 is versatile and highly expandable, with a 50-pin interface available in
the near future.
Sony & the Environment
The PMW-350 is designed to be environmentally friendly thanks to its low power consumption, which is
around 60% less than conventional HD camcorders from Sony*.
This energy-saving design means that the camcorder emits less CO2 when in use.
* Based on a comparison with the HDW-700 full-HD shoulder camcorder from Sony with a 2/3-inch image sensor.
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Impressive Body Design
Lens Package Choice
Designed to be very compact and ergonomically well
balanced, the PMW-350 provides a high level of mobility
and comfort in various shooting situations. It inherits these
qualities from the XDCAM HD 422 camcorders, which is
well accepted by broadcasters.
In addition, it has a low center of gravity, ensuring
outstanding stability on the shoulder. The low-profile
design provides a wide space between the main frame of
the camera and the handle, and an unobstructed view
to the right-hand side of the camera operator. The main
body weighs only 3.2 kg (7lb 1 oz), and it is one of the
lightest shoulder camcorders with three 2/3-inch full-HD
imagers, which are standard requirements of acquisition
cameras in today’s video production world.
There are two different models of the PMW-350. One is the
PMW-350K, which comes equipped with an HD lens with
16x zoom. The other is the PMW-350L, which comes without
a lens. Both models have a standard 2/3-inch bayonet
lens interface, and the user can choose from wide variety
of optional lenses in the existing 2/3-inch HD lens lineup.
Three 2/3-inch-type “Exmor” Full-HD
CMOS Sensors
The PMW-350 is equipped with three newly developed
2/3-inch-type “Exmor” CMOS sensors, each with an
effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). These deliver
superior picture performance with full-HD resolution. This
2/3-inch-type image sensor allows the camcorder to
provide an excellent sensitivity of F12, a remarkable signalto-noise ratio of 59 dB, and a high horizontal resolution of
1000 TV lines*. In addition, the large 2/3-inch-type image
sensors can capture images with a shallower depth of
field, giving users more freedom of creative expression.
Unique Focus Operation –
Professional Manual Focus and Auto Focus
The supplied lens for the PMW-350K adopts a unique focus
ring mechanism, which offers two types of manual focus,
plus auto focus operation. The lens is equipped with two
independent focus wheel mechanisms, which can be
switched by sliding the focus ring itself back and forth.
When the focus ring is in the front position, the lens works
in the same way as a typical auto focus lens. In this case,
the operator can select either Manual or Auto Focus mode
using the AF/MF switch on the lens. On the other hand,
when the focus ring is in the back position, the lens has
an absolute focus position, which is a familiar feature to
professional users.
Focus
Zoom
Iris
*In HD-SDI, HQ 1080 mode.
Front : AF/MF
Low Power Consumption
There is no fan motor to ventilate the inside of the body,
and power consumption is only 15W*.
*Body only in recording mode.
Back : Full MF
AF/MF Mode
Full MF Mode
• Full AF
• One-push AF
• MF
• AF/MF Assist
• Full MF
(absolute focus position)
AF Assist
The AF (Auto Focus) Assist function of the PMW-350K
enables operators to manually change focus positions
using the focus ring in AF mode. This means that AF
reference focus positions can be shifted manually to a
new position.
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MF Assist
Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
The MF (Manual Focus) Assist function of the PMW-350K
helps to precisely focus on the target subject when
shooting in MF mode. When MF Assist is enabled, the
auto focus is momentarily activated when the user stops
adjusting the focus ring. The camera then finely focuses
on the subject that’s closest to the focal point of the lens
at that time.
The PMW-350 camcorder comes equipped with optical
ND (Neutral Density) filters and electrical CC (Color
Correction) filters. The optical ND filters are controlled
via a built-in ND filter wheel -- Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, and
1/64ND. And with the electrical CC filters, users can easily
obtain the desired color temperature by setting the mode
– 3200K/4300K/5600K/6300K – on a camcorder-assignable
switch. Users can select the four values cyclically, or
choose one preset value. This is also available via an
assignable switch. This is useful when a sudden change
occurs during shooting, and a quick and direct setting is
required.
Focus Magnification
At the touch of an assignable button, the center of the
screen on the PMW-350 viewfinder can be magnified
to about twice its size, making it easier to confirm focus
settings during manual focusing. When the switch is
released, the center of the screen goes back to normal
size.
Focus Mag ON
VF
23.98p Native Recording
Like other XDCAM EX camcorders, the PMW-350 offers
a native 23.98p* recording capability. This feature,
accompanied by other creative features, makes the
camcorder ideal for cinema production.
*In 1440 x 1080/23.98p (SP) mode, images are handled as 23.98p and
recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down.
Focus Mag
OFF
Slow & Quick Motion Function
Image Simulated
VF
Selectable Peaking
The Peaking function of the PMW-350 can help operators
to quickly and accurately adjust the camera’s focus by
altering the way pictures are displayed on the viewfinder.
It can enhance the outline of images that the camera
focuses on most, and can change the color so that it
stands out. The operator can choose from various Peaking
settings, for the required levels and outline colors.
The PMW-350 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion
function – commonly known as over-cranking and undercranking by filmmakers – that enables users to create
unique ‘looks’ by slow- and fast-motion special effects. The
PMW-350 can capture images at frame rates selectable
from 1 fps (frame per second) to 60 fps in 720p mode and
from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode, in increments of 1 fps.
For example, when viewed at 23.98p, images captured at
60 fps appear two and a half times slower than normal.
Conversely, images captured at four fps appear six times
faster than normal.
With this Slow & Quick Motion function, images are
recorded natively with no padded frames and at full
resolution. The obtained quality of slow- and fast-motion
images is significantly higher than those created in the
editing process. In addition, these slow- and quick-motion
images can be played back immediately after shooting,
without using any converters or processing on nonlinear
editing systems.
Example of slow motion mechanism
1 sec
Peaking OFF
Peaking ON
ALAC
(Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation)
1 sec
1 sec
Recording
60 fps
123
Playback
24 fps
123
58 59 60 123
2.5 times slow motion
22 23 24 25 26 27
58 59 60 123
58 59 60
46 47 48 49 50 59 60 1 2 11 12 13 14
This feature decreases any chromatic aberration caused
by the lens*.ALAC is activated only with the supplied
lens and with certain third-party lenses that incorporate
compensation data*.
*Please check with other lens manufacturers for ALAC support.
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Slow Shutter Function
Image Inverter
To capture clear images in low-light environments, the
PMW-350 offers a Slow Shutter function. This not only
increases camera sensitivity but also, for enhanced
shooting creativity, produces a special blurring effect
when shooting a moving object. The shutter speed is
selectable from 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame
accumulation periods.
With a DOF (Depth of Field) adaptor to attach a cinema or
still-camera lens to the camera, the image is rotated 180
degrees. The Image Inverter function normalizes the image
by reverse scanning.
Selectable Gamma Curves
The PMW-350 offers a wide variety of gamma curves
to flexibly handle contrast, and give a specific ‘look’ to
an image. In addition to six types of standard gamma
curves, there are four types of Hyper Gamma which are
identical to those on high-end CineAlta™ camcorders.
Operators can select the best-suited preset gamma curve,
depending on scene requirements.
Interval Recording Function
The Interval Recording function of the PMW-350
intermittently records one frame at pre-determined
intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods
of time, and also when creating special effects with
extremely rapid motion.
Frame Recording Function
Frame Recording is unique to the PMW-350, PMW-EX1R,
and PMW-EX3 – a function that is especially useful for clay
animation shooting. Using this function, images for predetermined frames are recorded every time the record
button is pressed.
Shutter Angle Settings
In addition to traditional electronic shutter speed controls,
adjustable in fractions of a second, the PMW-350 offers
shutter angle control, which is familiar to filmmakers.
ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
The Auto Tracing White Balance function of the PMW-350
automatically adjusts the camera’s color temperature
according to changes in lighting conditions. This function
is useful when recording outside for long periods, and the
lighting changes gradually over time. If required, the user
can hold auto tracing at a desired color balance via an
assignable switch.
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Turbo Gain
The Turbo Gain function can boost the camera gain up
to +42 dB, which helps reproduce images in very low-light
environments.
DVCAM Recording and Playback with
Optional Hardware Key, CBK-DV01
DVCAM format recording and
playback are supported by the
CBK-DV01, an optional product which
can realize smooth migration from current SD operation to
near-future HD operation.
Picture Cache Recording
With the PMW-350 Picture Cache Recording function, up
to 15 seconds of audio and video signals are buffered into
the camcorder’s internal memory even before the record
start button is pressed. This means that everything that
happens 15 seconds prior to the record start button being
pressed is recorded onto SxS memory card, helping to
prevent the loss of any unexpected, yet important, events.
The caching period can be adjusted by menu setting.
Four-channel Audio*
The PMW-350 is the first XDCAM EX camcorder to record
four channels of 16-bit, 48-kHz, linear PCM uncompressed
audio. Each channel level can be controlled by an
independent individual level controller.
*When an SxS memory card with four-channel audio is replayed by the
PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3, or PMW-EX30, only CH-1/2 or CH-3/4 can
be replayed.
Total Level Control System (TLCS)
By activating TLCS, the correct exposure is automatically
set for normal, dark, and very bright shooting environments
by controlling the lens iris, electronic shutter, and Auto
Gain Control.
Scene File System
Wide Choice of Optional Microphones
The Scene File feature of the PMW-350 allows camera
operators to easily call up customized picture-tonal
settings – such as the parameters of matrix, detail,
gamma, and knee – to suit particular shooting conditions,
rather than having to readjust the camera each time. This
gives users greater operational efficiency. SxS memory
card can be used for storing and loading scene files.
Although the PMW-350 is equipped with a shotgun
microphone, three optional microphones – the ECM-680S,
ECM-678, and ECM-673 – are also available. As well as the
supplied microphone, the ECM-680S can operate in either
Stereo or Monaural (Uni-directional) mode. These modes
can be selected from the switch on the microphone or
from the PMW-350 itself.
The camcorder is also equipped with a slot to
accommodate a DWR-S01D* digital wireless microphone
receiver, which provides two-channel audio with stable
and secure transmission that tolerates interference waves.
The WRR-855 Series microphone receiver can also be used
in this slot.
Viewfinder with 3.5-inch* Color LCD
The PMW-350 is equipped with a large, easy-to-view, color
LCD with a high resolution of 1920 x 480 pixels, which
simplifies focusing. The viewfinder can also be used to
instantly review recorded footage, as well as access the
camera’s set-up menus, view thumbnails, and display
status indications.
When the elbow block is opened up, the screen can be
monitored directly, and menu setting and thumbnails are
easily accessed using switches on the inside panel. The
PMW-350 also has an interface for the DXF-20W and
DXF-51**.
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
**The supplied viewfinder and DXF viewfinder cannot be used
concurrently.
*The digital wireless microphone system is not available in countries
where prohibited by radio law.
Assignable Buttons for Quick Access to
Desired Functions
Frequently used functions can be programmed to six
assignable buttons on the PMW-350, allowing operators
to make rapid changes when working in the field. The
color temperature button and lens RET button also can be
utilized as additional assignable buttons.
Connector for supplied viewfinder
Connector for DXF viewfinder
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HDMI
Digital Extender function
The PMW-350 is equipped with an HDMI connector for
monitoring video output with a consumer display or
professional monitor with an HDMI input.
For future expandability, the PMW-350 has a 50-pin
interface option*, which offers Digital Extender function
digitally doubling images in size. Unlike lens extenders, the
Digital Extender function performs this doubling without
any loss of image sensitivity, often referred to as the F-drop
phenomenon.
Camera Remote Control
A Sony 8-pin remote interface is supplied with the PMW350. Various camera settings can be remotely controlled
using an optional RM-B150 RM-B750, RCP-750, RCP-751,
RCP-920, or RCP-921 Remote Control Unit via its 8-pin
remote connector*. Composite output is always available
for monitoring purposes, regardless of HD/SD output
selection.
*Some controls on the remote control unit are not supported by the
PMW-350.
Selectable Shoulder Pad
The position of the shoulder pad can be adjusted –
either forwards or backwards – to provide users with
optimum weight balance. This is particularly useful
when the camera is docked with any type of lens or
camera adaptor. In addition, no tools are required for
this adjustment. For those who prefer a soft shoulder pad,
there is the optional CBK-SP01.
*The 50-pin interface option will be available in late 2010.
Affordable MPEG TS Option for Field and
Satellite Transmission
The HDCA-702 MPEG TS adaptor, which can be directly
docked onto the PMW-350, transmits an MPEG Transport
Stream (TS) of MPEG via a DVB-ASI output. This can be
done simultaneously as the PMW-350 records onto SxS
memory card.
This function is also available using the 50-pin interface
option*.
*The 50-pin interface option will be available in late 2010.
Planning Metadata
To realize an innovative metadata workflow, the
camcorder will support planning metadata. The builtin PMW-350 USB connector (host) will link to a new Wi-Fi
adapter*, transferring planning metadata, and completing
the wireless workflow using mobile devices.
*The new Wi-Fi adapter will be available in April 2010, and subsequently
activated for the PMW-350.
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Camcorder View
Optical Filters
Slot for Wireless
Microphone Receiver
Control Buttons for Thumbnail Seach
Top View
Connector Panel
Side
Rear
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Camcorder System Diagrams
ECM-673/678/680S
Electret Condenser Microphone
CAC-12
Mic Holder
DWR-S01D*
WRR-855S
Wireless Microphone Receiver
Intelligent Light System
ECM-673/678 require supplied
3-pin to 5-pin conversion cable
HDCA-702
MPEG TS Adaptor
BKW-401
Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
50-pin interface
(under development)
CBK-DV01
SD Record and
Playback Key
Supplied Lens with
PMW-350K
VCT-14/VCT-U14
Tripod Adaptor
PMW-350
2/3-inch Type Lens
from Other Manufactures
Battery Chargers
BP-GL95A/GL65A/GL95/GL65
BP-L80SA/L60SA/L80S/L60S
Li-ion Battery Pack
Recording Media
AC-DN10/DN2B
AC Adaptor
SxS
Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
with Memory Stick™
CCU/CNU
AUX
BC-L70
RM-B150/B750
Remote Control Unit
PHU-120R
Professional
Harddisk Unit
Viewfinder
BC-L160
DXF-20W
CCU/CNU
AUX
or
RJ-45
i.LINK
BC-L500
DXF-51
RCP-920/921/750/751
Remote Control Panel
HVR-MRC1K
Memory Recording Unit
HD-SDI, SD-SDI or Composite
*The digital wireless microphone system is not available in some countries where prohibited by the radio law.
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LMD Series
Monitor
XDCAM EX Camcorders
PMW-EX3
PMW-EX1R
PMW-EX3
The shotgun microphone is an optional accessory.
PMW-EX1R
Cutting-edge Camera Technology
Three 1/2-inch-type “Exmor” Full-HD
CMOS Sensors
The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 are equipped with
three 1/2-inch-type “Exmor” CMOS sensors, each with
an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). This
technology delivers superior picture performance with
full-HD resolution. Furthermore, this type of sensor allows
the camcorder to provide an excellent sensitivity of F10,
a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB, and a high
horizontal resolution of 1,000 TV lines*.
Other benefits include greatly reduced power
consumption and associated heat dissipation in the
PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3, qualities which made possible
the unique use of 1/2-inch-type sensors on these compact
camcorders. In addition, this type of sensor can capture
images with a shallower depth of field, giving users more
freedom of creative expression.
*In HD-SDI, HQ 1080 mode.
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Unique Lens Operation
Supplied Wide-angle Fujinon 14x Zoom Lens
MF Assist
Both camcorders are equipped with a high-quality, highdefinition Fujinon 14x zoom lens specifically designed to
offer optimum picture performance and unprecedented
functionality.
The lens offers a wide viewing angle of 5.8 mm (equivalent
to 31.4 mm on a 35-mm lens), and many convenient
features for diverse shooting situations.
The MF (Manual Focus) Assist function of the PMW-EX1R
and PMW-EX3 helps to precisely focus on the target
subject when shooting in MF mode. When MF Assist is
enabled, auto focus is momentarily activated when the
user stops adjusting the focus ring. The camera then finely
focuses on the subject that’s closest to the focal point of
the lens at that time.
Unique Focus Ring Mechanism Professional Manual Focus and Auto Focus
One-push Auto Iris
(PMW-EX1R Only)
The lens adopts a unique focus ring mechanism, which
offers two types of manual focus, plus auto focus
operation. The lens is equipped with two independent
focus wheel mechanisms, which can be switched by
sliding the focus ring itself back and forth.
When the focus ring is in the front position, the lens works
as an auto focus lens. In this case, either Manual or Auto
Focus mode can be selected using the AF/MF switch on
the lens. On the other hand, when the focus ring is set to
the back position, the lens has an absolute focus position.
In addition to the focus ring, the lens is equipped with
independent rings for zoom and iris adjustment; all have
physical stops and absolute markings, permitting precise
adjustments. The location, rotational range, and feel are
identical to other manual high-end HD lenses. This gives
users a high level of familiarity and operational comfort.
A One-push Auto Iris button has been
added to the lens of the PMW-EX1R,
allowing the user to go into Auto Iris
mode only when this button is pushed.
Focus
Zoom
Iris
Interchangeable Lens System (PMW-EX3 Only)
The PMW-EX3 camcorder incorporates a 1/2-inch-type
EX-mount interchangeable lens system that allows the
lens to be as compact and lightweight as possible while
maintaining high optical performance. This mount system
supports a variety of 1/2-inch-type HD lenses available
from major manufacturers with the PMW-EX3 camcorder
via the supplied lens adaptor, expanding the spectrum of
creative expression*.
A 2/3-inch-type lens** can also be used with the
PMW-EX3 camcorder via the mount system; this requires
a 2/3-inch-type lens adaptor*** equipped with a 12-pin
lens connector. This illustrates the breadth of lens choice,
including even cinema-style lenses, to suit every specific
shooting requirement.
*The 1/2-inch-type lens adaptor supplied with the PMW-EX3 camcorder
is equipped with a hot-shoe lens mount connector only. Automatic lens
iris control is achieved only if the lens has hot-shoe connectors. Some
lens functions are not supported by the PMW-EX3. For more details,
please contact each lens manufacturer.
**In this configuration, the resulting focal length will be 1.37 times the
actual focal length of the lens.
***When using 2/3-inch-type lenses with the PMW-EX3 camcorder, a
Fujinon ACM-21 lens mount adaptor is required.
Front : AF/MF
Back : Full MF
AF/MF Mode
Full MF Mode
• Full AF
• One-push AF
• MF
• AF/MF Assist
• Full MF
(absolute focus position)
Supplied EX mount lens
AF Assist
The AF (Auto Focus) Assist function of the PMW-EX1R and
PMW-EX3 enables operators to manually change focus
positions using the focus ring in AF mode. This means that
AF reference focus positions can be shifted manually to a
new position.
Supplied 1/2-inch type lens adaptor
1/2-inch type lens
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Unique Lens Operation
Optical Image Stabilizer
Selectable Peaking
To minimize the blurring effect caused by a shaking hand,
the lens incorporates an Optical Image Stabilizer function.
The Peaking function of the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3
can help operators to quickly and accurately adjust the
camera’s focus by altering the way pictures are displayed
on the LCD monitor and viewfinder. It can enhance the
outline of the image which the camera focuses on most,
and change its color to make it stand out. Enhance levels
can be selected from three levels, and the outline color
from four colors.
Expanded Focus
At the touch of a button, the center of the screen on the
LCD monitor and viewfinder of the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3
can be magnified to about twice normal size, making it
easier to confirm focus settings during manual focusing.
Expanded
Focus ON
LCD & VF
Peaking OFF
Expanded
Focus OFF
LCD & VF
Peaking ON
Image Simulated
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Creative Recording Modes and Settings
23.98p Native Recording
Slow Shutter Function
The compact PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 offer a native
23.98p* recording capability. This feature, accompanied
by other creative features, makes these camcorders ideal
for cinema production.
The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 offer a Slow Shutter function
for capturing clear images in low-light environments. The
Slow Shutter function not only increases camera sensitivity
but also produces a special blurring effect when shooting
a moving object, for enhanced shooting creativity. The
shutter speed is selectable from 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32,
and 64-frame accumulation periods.
*In 1440 x 1080/23.98p (SP) mode, images are handled as 23.98p and
recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down.
Slow & Quick Motion Function
The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 offer a powerful Slow & Quick
Motion function – commonly known by filmmakers as
over-cranking and under-cranking – that enables users
to create unique ‘looks’ as well as slow- and fast-motion
special effects.
The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 can capture images at frame
rates selectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 60 fps
in 720p mode, and from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode, in
increments of 1 fps.
For example, when viewed at 23.98p, images captured at
60 fps appear two and a half times slower than normal.
Conversely, images captured at 4 fps appear six times
faster than normal.
With this Slow & Quick Motion function, images are
recorded natively and at full resolution. The obtained
quality of slow- and fast-motion images is significantly
higher than those created in the editing process.
1 sec
1 sec
Recording
60 fps
123
Playback
24 fps
123
58 59 60 123
2.5 times slow motion
22 23 24 25 26 27
58 59 60 123
For the PMW-EX1R, a new S&Q
(Slow & Quick Motion) button has
been added to the inside panel.
It allows the user to switch quickly
between Normal mode and S&Q
mode. In S&Q mode, a blue LED
on the button lights up.
When the switch is pressed,
S&Q mode is activated, and the
recording format and frame rate
are instantly changed to the
conditions previously set via the
menu.
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58 59 60
46 47 48 49 50 59 60 1 2 11 12 13 14
One-push S&Q Switch (PMW-EX1R Only)
These camcorders offer an Interval Recording function
that records one frame at pre-determined intervals. This is
convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also
when creating special effects with extremely rapid motion.
Frame Recording Function
Frame Recording is unique to the PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3,
and PMW-350 – a function that is especially useful for clay
animation shooting. Using this function, images for predetermined frames are recorded every time the record
button is pressed.
Shutter Angle Settings
As well as traditional electronic shutter speed controls,
adjustable in fractions of a second, the PMW-EX1R and
PMW-EX3 also offer shutter angle control, which is familiar
to filmmakers.
Example of slow motion mechanism
1 sec
IInterval Recording Function
Operational Versatility
DVCAM Recording (PMW-EX1R Only)
ATW & Hold (PMW-EX1R Only)
A newly added feature in the
PMW-EX1R – SD recording in DVCAM
mode – offers those currently using SD systems a smooth
migration path to HD production. By introducing the
PMW-EX1R as a DVCAM acquisition camcorder, the
conventional ingesting process to non-linear systems
becomes dramatically more efficient. Once a non-linear
system is HD-capable, the PMW-EX1R can continue to be
deployed for HD acquisition.
The ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) function of the
PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 automatically adjusts the
camera’s color temperature according to changes in the
lighting conditions. This function is useful when recording
outside for long periods, and the lighting changes
gradually over time. The PMW-EX1R also has an ATW Hold
function, which allows the operator to hold auto tracing at
a desired color balance via an assignable switch.
Cache Recording Function (PMW-EX1R Only)
Picture Profile™ Feature
The Picture Profile feature of the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3
allows camera operators to easily call up customized
picture-tonal settings to suit particular shooting conditions,
rather than having to readjust the camera each time,
giving users greater operational efficiency. Up to six
different pictures – tonal settings such as the parameters
of matrix, color correction, detail, one of eight gamma
curves, and knee – can be saved on SxS memory card.
These settings are displayed on the LCD monitor at the
touch of a button.
Shot Transition™ Function
The Shot Transition function of the PMW-EX1R and
PMW-EX3, with a simple push of a button, enables smooth,
precise, and repeatable automatic scene transitions.
The operator can program the duration and select
from three transition profiles: Linear, Soft Stop, and Soft
Transition.
Many lens parameters such as the start and end settings
for zoom, focus, and/or camera parameters such as white
balance and gain can be programmed to transition
in unison. It works by automatically calculating the
intermediate values during scene transition.
A Cache Recording function is
newly added in the PMW-EX1R.
Audio and video signals are
buffered to the camcorder’s
internal memory before the record
button is pressed. Once the record
button is pushed, the cached
portion is recorded onto memory
media. This portion is added in
front of the clip.
The caching period can be
adjusted by menu setting up
to 15 seconds. When in Cache
Recording mode, an indicator on
the inside panel lights up.
Image Inversion Function (PMW-EX1R Only)
When the cinema lens or still-camera lens is attached
to the camera with a DOF (Depth of Field) adaptor, the
image is rotated 180 degrees. Image Inversion is the
function that normalizes the image.
IR Remote Control On Rear (PMW-EX1R Only)
The PMW-EX1R has a newly added IR remote control
receptor on the rear of its handle. This allows the user to
control the PMW-EX1R with a remote commander™ both
from the front and rear of the camcorder.
Shot B
Transition
Transition
Shot B
Shot A
Shot B
Shot A
time
Transition
Shot A
Shot B
Shot A
time
time
LINEAR
SOFT STOP
SOFT TRANSITION
Makes the transition linearl y.
Makes the transition slowly at the end.
Makes the transition slowly at the
beginning and end, and linearly in
between.
Additional Aspect Markers For Cinema
Operation (PMW-EX1R Only)
Several new aspect markers such as 1.66:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1,
and 2.4:1 are added for more convenient cinema
operation.
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Operational Versatility
Camera Remote Control (PMW-EX3 Only)
HD-SDI and Other Versatile Interfaces
The PMW-EX3 camcorder comes equipped with a remote
control interface. Various camera settings can be remotely
controlled using an optional RM-B150 or RM-B750 Remote
Control Unit via its 8-pin remote connector*.
The PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 come equipped with a wide
range of interfaces optimized for a variety of operational
needs, wide interoperability, and flexible workflow. These
include an HD-SDI output and, in E-to-E mode, 10 bits of
4:2:2 signal can be output from the connector. For versatile
usage, there is also a down-converted SD-SDI output,
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM)*, and analog composite/component
output. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 camcorder is equipped
with a timecode input/output and genlock input, allowing
the camcorder to be used in a multi-camera system.
*Some controls on the RM-B150 and RM-B750 are not supported by the
PMW-EX3.
Adjustable Shoulder Pad and Cheek Pad
(PMW-EX3 Only)
The position of the PMW-EX3 camcorder’s shoulder pad
can be selected from two positions. In addition, the
PMW-EX3 is supplied with a detachable cheek pad.
Operators can always attain a comfortable and wellbalanced camera position, even when the camcorder is
docked with long lenses.
HDMI Output (PMW-EX1R Only)
The standard HDMI connector (Type A) allows the user to
show the picture on a consumer display or professional
monitor equipped with an HDMI input. Non-compressed
video and two channels of audio can be output. When
HDMI output is selected, the other output is not available.
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*PMW-EX1R supports i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM). DVCAM input is available for
monitoring use only, not for recording use.
PMW-EX3 only supports i.LINK (HDV) only.
Other Features
• Built-in ND filter wheel: OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
• Selectable gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB
• High-speed picture search: x4, x15
• Freeze Mix function
• Skin-tone detail control
• Low-key saturation
Operational Versatility
A
3.5-inch* Color LCD
D
To facilitate zoom control and recording
operation during low-angle shooting, an
additional zoom switch and record start/stop
button are located on the carrying handle of
the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3. In addition, the
PMW-EX1R has a new zoom transition menu
which ensures smooth transitions – the user
simply selects “Soft” to enable the on-handle
zoom to start and stop more smoothly.
Both of these camcorders are equipped with a large,
easy-to-view, color LCD with a high resolution of 1920 x 480
pixels. This screen can be flexibly rotated for accessible
viewing from any
PMW-EX3
shooting angle. PMW-EX1R
The ease of
focusing offered
by this highresolution panel,
and its location
and adjustability,
enables it to be
used as a viewfinder or camera assistant
operator panel. It can also be used
to instantly review recorded footage, as well as access the
camera’s set-up menus, view thumbnails, and display status
indications.
On-handle Zoom Switch and Record Start/Stop Button
E
Rotary Grip
The hand grip of the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3 can rotate
approximately 120 degrees, which allows camera operators
to flexibly adjust the angle of the grip. This gives users greater
control and comfort when holding the camera in any shooting
position. The grip for the PMW-EX1R has a new, enhanced
shape that better fits the user’s hand.
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
B
Four Assignable Buttons
Frequently used functions can be programmed to four
assignable buttons on the PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3, allowing
operators to make rapid changes when working in the field.
F
C
0.45-inch* Color LCD Viewfinder (PMW-EX1R Only)
The PMW-EX1R comes equipped with a new color LCD
viewfinder, which displays high-resolution color pictures of
approximately 1,226,000 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio of
16:9, which simplifies focusing. Operators can switch between
Color and Monochrome Display modes, according to their
preference.
Built-in Stereo Microphone and Two-channel Audio Input
Both camcorders have a built-in stereo microphone and
two XLR audio input connectors for connecting professional
microphones or feeding an external-line audio source. These
allow high-quality, two-channel 16-bit, 48-kHz linear PCM
uncompressed audio to be recorded.
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
F
C
D
A
B
E
B
D
PMW-EX1R
F
A
B
B
PMW-EX3
E
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Camcorder System Diagrams
Unless specified as “supplied”, all the components below are optional.
URX-P2
Wireless Microphone Receiver
ECM-673
Electret Condenser Microphone
(included in UWP-V1/V2/V6
UHF Wireless Microphone Package)
XS8X4AS-XB8
EX Mount Wide-angle Lens
from Fujinon
HD-SDI/SD-SDI
HD/SD Analog Component
1/2-inch Type
Lens Mount Adaptor
(supplied)
1/2-inch Type Lens from
Other Manufactures
SD Analog Composite
S-Video
i.LINK (HDV)
14x Zoom Lens
(supplied)
2/3-inch Type Lens
PMW-EX3
Timecode
Genlock
ACM-21
2/3-inch Type
Lens Mount Adaptor from Fujinon
8-pin
RM-B150
Remote Control Unit
RM-B750
Remote Control
URX-P2
Wireless Microphone Receiver
ECM-673
Electret Condenser Microphone
(included in UWP-V1/V2/V6
UHF Wireless Microphone Package)
HD-SDI/SD-SDI
HD/SD Analog Component
SD Analog Composite
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM)*
HDMI
VCL-EX0877
0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
PMW-EX1R
* DVCAM input is only for monitoring purpose.
Battery Charger
Battery
BP-S
30
BP-S
30
1
CHAR
GE
SUB CLIP
PREV
PLAY/PAUSE
u
100
CHA
RGE
BC-U2
BC-U1
Battery Charger/
Battery Charger/
AC Adaptor (supplied) AC Adaptor
BP-U30
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
(supplied)
BP-U60
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
x
M
REC
z
STOP
FFWD
m
OUT
NEXT
>
FREV
DC
0%
80
BATTE
BC-U1
RY C
HAR
GER
20
W
THUMBNAIL
.
OUT
PUSH SET
T
ZOOM
SHOTMARK
2
DC
Recording Media
Remote Commander
REC PAUSE
PUSH AF
X
Remote Commander
(supplied)
SxS
Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
with Memory Stick
PHU-120R
Professional
Harddisk Unit
XDCAM EX Application Software
XDCAM EX products come with two application
software packages for powerful yet easy and intuitive
management of recorded content. Included are two
versions (Macintosh and PC) of Clip Browser as well as
XDCAM Transfer application software for Apple Final Cut
Pro nonlinear editing systems.
Clip Browser Version 2.6
Features
• Browse video clips recorded by XDCAM EX products,
including those in newly added formats, such as in HQ
1440x1080 mode, four-channel audio, and DVCAM mode
• Copy XDCAM EX clip files from SxS memory card to other
devices such as hard disk drives
• Combine segmented clips recorded across two SxS
memory cards
• Display Acquisition Metadata recorded in MP4 files
• Detect and correct for Flash Bands
• Convert file formats from MP4 to other file formats, such
as MXF format*, DV format, AAF format, H.264/AVC
format (for field viewing on Sony PSP™, Apple iPod and
Apple iPhone devices), and WMV format*
System Requirements
MS Windows OS:
Windows XP SP3 or later (32-bit version)
Windows Vista SP1 or later (32-bit version, 64-bit version)
Windows 7 (32-bit version, 64-bit version)
CPU:
Intel Pentium 4 2.0-GHz (minimum)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0-GHz or higher
(recommended)
RAM:
1 GB (minimum), 2 GB or more (recommended)
Clip Browser GUI (Windows)
Mac OS:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Mac OS X 10.5.1 or later
Mac OS X 10.6 or later
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0-GHz (minimum),
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.4-GHz, or higher
(recommended)
RAM
1 GB (minimum), 2 GB or more (recommended)
Clip Browser GUI (Macintosh)
• Create sub clips with Mark IN/OUT operation
• Register metadata for clips, such as “title”, “creator”, and
“comments”
• Register shot mark metadata for instant cue-up to
desired scenes
• Capture and create still-image files (BMP files) for desired
scenes
*Requires optional plug-in software from MainConcept AG
(http://www.mainconcept.com/plugin4clipbrowser)
PDZK-P1* Ver. 2.11 XDCAM Transfer for Apple
Final Cut Pro
The PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer is plug-in software for Apple
Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing systems that provides
support for MP4 files recorded by XDCAM EX products. With
this software installed on a Macintosh computer, XDCAM
EX products or SxS memory card can be mounted directly
onto Mac Finder, and users can seamlessly import and
edit recorded material.
*The latest version of this software can be downloaded from Sony
websites. Please contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer
for further information.
PDZK-P1 does not support DVCAM (AVI) files recorded with PMW-EX1R or
PMW-350 camcorders.
Without using PDZK-P1, those files can be imported by drag & drop
operation from Finder to Browser window of Final Cut Pro.
System requirements
OS
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later
CPU
PowerPC G5 2-GHz, or higher
Intel Core 2 Duo 2-GHz, or higher
Intel Xeon 2-GHz, or higher
RAM
1 GB or more
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Optional Accessories
PXU-MS240 Mobile Storage Unit
PXU-HC240 HDD Cartridge
The PXU-MS240 is a hard disk drive (HDD)-based highcapacity storage device enabling reliable and prompt
on-site data backup of SxS memory card without using a
PC. Capacity can be added by replacing the detachable
PXU-HC240 HDD cartridge.
As well as USB2.0, the unit supports eSATA for effective data
transfer to an editing PC.
High-capacity Storage
Shockproof Mechanism
When the three-axis acceleration sensor detects a
sudden movement in the PXU-MS240, the HDD head is
unloaded. This prevents damage to the drive. Additionally,
the cartridge is equipped with a newly designed shock
absorber to protect the hard disk drive from drop impact*.
* This feature cannot guarantee proper functioning and trouble-free
operation.
The user simply attaches the supplied HDD
cartridge to the PXU-MS240 slot.
This cartridge offers a large 240-GB
capacity, storing approximately
800 minutes in HQ mode and
1,040 minutes in SP mode.
OLED Display
High-speed Data Backup of SxS Memory Card
Two-way Powering
Data on SxS memory card can be fully backed up simply
by inserting a card in the PXU-MS240 slot and pressing the
copy button.
The maximum transfer speed from SxS memory card to
HDD cartridge is approximately 600 Mbps, and it takes
approximately ten minutes to copy 32 GB of data. Since
data verification occurs during copying, SxS memory card
can be wiped for re-use after data backup.
For outdoor operation, the PXU-MS240 uses a BP-U30
battery – the same battery as used in PMW-EX1R and
PMW-EX3 camcorders. An AC adaptor is also supplied.
The OLED display ensures a high level of visibility even for
outside use. It indicates mode of operation, battery level,
remaining HDD capacity, and copy status*.
* Clip review and thumbnail indication are not available.
Workflow Example
Shooting
Reuse
3
EX
WPM
Versatile Interfaces
To review PXU-MS240 clips on any
XDCAM EX camcorder’s LCD, simply
use the supplied PHU cable to
connect the PXU-MS240 USB terminal
to the camcorder’s SxS memory
card slot*1.
For fast data transfer, connect
the PXU-MS240 to a PC via a
third-party eSATA cable. It takes
approximately 60 minutes to transfer up to 240 GB of data,
and this can be reduced to one-third of the time when
using a USB 2.0 connection. Additionally, an HDD cartridge
can be connected to a PC via the USB 2.0 interface, even
in a stand-alone configuration.
3
EX
WPM
SxS
Memory Card
XDCAM EX
Viewing
Copy
USB 2.0 connection
with supplied PHU cable
Replace
PXU-MS240
PXU-HC240
Editing
PC with
USB Interface or
eSATA Interface
*1: Please note that it is not possible to record directly from an XDCAM
EX camcorder to the PXU-MS240 or PXU-HC240.
*2: The HDD cartridge requires an AC adaptor when used without the
PXU-MS240.
USB 2.0 or
eSATA connection*
USB 2.0 connection
SxS
Memory Card
PXU-MS240
PXU-HC240
*PC can access to either HDD or SxS memory card.
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Optional Accessories
PHU-120R Professional Harddisk Unit
The PHU-120R* is an external storage unit for XDCAM
EX products. It allows XDCAM EX clips to be recorded
on its large-capacity 120-GB hard disk drive for up to
approximately 400 minutes in HQ mode and 520 minutes
in SP mode**. Offering long recording times at an
affordable price, the unit is easily connected to XDCAM EX
products using the supplied cable, and can be attached
to XDCAM EX camcorders using the supplied shoe
adaptor.
*The PHU-120R does not support slow-motion recording.
**When using with the PMW-EX1, PMW-EX3, or PMW-EX30, the
mechanical switch of PHU-120R needs to be set to two partitions of
60-GB HDD mode.
SBAC-US10 SxS Memory Card USB
Reader/Writer
The SBAC-US10 is an
SxS PRO memory card
reader/writer* that works
with both MS
Windows-based PCs and
Macintosh computers via
a USB 2.0 interface. This
compact and portable
device comes in handy in many
situations such as on location, and for
desktop browsing and full-fledged editing.
*The SBAC-US10 does not support MEAD-MS01.
BC-U2 Battery Charger
The BC-U2 is a battery charger for
BP-U30/U60 that can charge two
batteries simultaneously. It can
supply power to PMW-EX1R or
PMW-EX3 while the batteries are
recharging.
MEAD-MS01 Memory Stick Adaptor
The MEAD-MS01 is an adaptor which enables the use of
high-speed Memory Stick™* as XDCAM EX emergency
recording media.
Using 8, 16, or 32-GB media, approximately 35, 70, or 140
minutes of recording (in SP mode) can be achieved**.
*The Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo "HX" Series, MS-HX8G (8-GB), MS-HX16G
(16-GB), and MS-HX32G (32-GB) are recommended. Please contact
your local Sony office for the latest compatibility information.
VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Support
(for PMW-EX1R & PMW-EX3)
Using the VCT-SP2BP, the handheld PMW-EX1R and
PMW-EX3 can be held steadily for long periods of time.
This device provides three-point support: at the handle,
shoulder, and chest. It can also be mounted on a tripod
with a camcorder.
**Slow Motion and Salvage functions are not supported.
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Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories for PMW-350
SBP-32/16
SBS-32G1
PXU-HC240
HVR-MRC1K
SxS PRO Memory Card
HDD Cartridge
SxS-1 Memory Card
Memory Recording Unit
AC-DN10/DN2B
BC-L500/L160/L70
Photo Shows AC-DN10
Photo Shows BC-L500
ECM-680S
ECM-678/673
AC Adaptor
Shotgun-type Electret Condenser
Microphone
Battery Charger
Shotgun-type Electret Condenser
Microphone
MEAD-MS01
PHU-120R
PXU-MS240
SBAC-US10
BP-GL95A/GL65A/GL95/GL65
BP-L80S/L60S
Photo Shows BP-GL95/GL65
Photo Shows BP-L80S
RM-B750
RCP-750/751/920/921
Memory Stick Adaptor
SxS Memory Card USB Reader/
Writer
RM-B150
Remote Control Unit
Professional Harddisk Unit
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Remote Control Unit
Mobile Storage Unit
Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Remote Control Unit
Photo Shows RCP-920
WRR-855S
DWR-S01D*
CBK-DV01
BKW-401
Wireless Microphone Receiver
Wireless Microphone Receiver
SD Recording and Playback Key
Photo Shows ECM-678, Requires 3-pin to
5-pin conversion cable
CBK-SP01
VCT-14/VCT-U14
DXF-20W
DXF-51
CAC-12
LC-H300
LC-DS300SFT
HDCA-702
Shoulder Pad
Mic Holder
Tripod Adaptor
Carrying Case (Hard)
2.0-inch Monochrome Viewfinder
Carrying Case (Soft)
5-inch Monochrome Viewfinder
MPEG TSAdaptor
Viewfinder Rotation Bracket
50-pin Interface
Under Development
* The digital wireless microphone system is not available in some countries where prohibited by the radio law.
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Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories for PMW-EX3/EX1R
SBP-32/16
SBS-32G1
MEAD-MS01
PHU-120R
PXU-MS240
PXU-HC240
HVR-MRC1K
BP-U30
BP-U60
BC-U1
BC-U2
VCL-719BXS/B
19x Focus Servo Lens
(for PMW-EX3)
VCL-EX0877
0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
(for PMW-EX1)
RM-B150
RM-B750
ECM-680S
ECM-673
URX-P2
UWP-V1
UWP-V2
SxS PRO Memory Card
HDD Cartridge
Battery Charger
Shotgun-type Electret Condenser
Microphone
SxS-1 Memory Card
Memory Recording Unit
Shotgun-type Electret Condenser
Microphone
Memory Stick Adaptor
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (28 Wh)
UHF Diversity Tuner
Professional Harddisk Unit
Lithium-ion Battery Pack (56 Wh)
Remote Control Unit
(for PMW-EX3)
Mobile Storage Unit
Battery Charger (for BP-U30/U60)
Remote Control Unit
(for PMW-EX3)
UHF Wireless Microphone
Package
UHF Wireless Microphone
Package
Fujinon
Fujinon
Requires 5-pin to 3-pin x2 conversion cable
UWP-V6
UHF Wireless Microphone
Package
VCT-SP2BP
Camcorder Support
1/2-inch Type HD Lenses From Other Manufacturers
Canon
KH20x6.4 KRS*
Canon
KH13x4.5 KRS*
Fujinon
XS17x5.5BRM/BRD*
XS13x3.3BRM/BRD*
XS8X4AS-XB8
(EX Mount Wide-angle Lens)
* Requires the lens mount adaptor supplied with the PMW-EX3 camcorder to attach these lenses to the PMW-EX3. Some lens functions are not supported by the PMW-EX3 camcorder.
For details of the lenses, please contact each manufacturer.
Other Lens Accessory
Fujinon
ACM-21*
* When using 2/3-inch type lenses with the PMW-EX3 camcorder, the Fujinon ACM-21 lens mount adaptor must be used. For details, please contact the manufacturer.
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Workflow Examples
Ingest
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01 with Memory Stick
PC with ExpressCard slot
AC Adaptor(supplied)
PMW-350/EX3*1*2/EX1R
USB 2.0 connection
SBAC-US10
PC with USB interface
USB Reader/Writer*
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DISPLAY
MENU
SET
THUMBLAIL
CANCEL
1
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
B
TC/UB
iLINK
HD SDI
SD
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
PHONES
STATUS
F REV
m
PHONE LEVEL
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30* *
1
MEAD-MS01
2
HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM) or
USB 2.0 connection
PC with HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK or USB interface
Optional
USB Adaptor
USB 2.0 connection
Memory Stick
PC with USB interface
PHU-120R
Professional Harddisk Unit
3
EX
WPM
USB 2.0 connection
PMW-350/EX3* * /EX1R
1
2
PC with USB interface
DISPLAY
MENU
SET
THUMBLAIL
CANCEL
1
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
B
TC/UB
iLINK
HD SDI
SD
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
PHONES
STATUS
F REV
m
PHONE LEVEL
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30* *
1
2
HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM) or
USB 2.0 connection
USB 2.0 connection
PC with USB interface
PMW-350/EX3*1*2/EX1R
HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM) *4
PMW-350/EX3*1*2/EX1R
PC with HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK or USB interface
PC with HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK interface
*1 PMW-EX3 and PMW-EX30 do not support either HQ 1440x1080 mode or DVCAM mode.
*2 PMW-EX3 and PMW-EX30 will support SxS-1 memory card and MEAD-MS01 after firmware upgrade which is planned in the Spring 2010.
*3 SBAC-US10 does not support MEAD-MS01.
*4 PMW-EX3 does not support i.LINK (DVCAM).
Viewing and Dubbing
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
with Memory Stick
PHU-120R
Professional Harddisk Unit
DISPLAY
MENU
SET
THUMBLAIL
CANCEL
1
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
iLINK
B
TC/UB
HD SDI
SD
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
PHONES
STATUS
F REV
m
PHONE LEVEL
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30* *
1
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
with Memory Stick
2
HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
i.LINK (HDV/DVCAM)
HDCAM/XDCAM HD/HDV recorder
PHU-120R
+
˙
Professional Harddisk Unit
+
˙
+
˙
+
DISPLAY
MENU
SET
1
˙
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
iLINK
+
B
˙
TC/UB
HD SDI
+
SD
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
PHONES
PHONE LEVEL
˙
STATUS
THUMBLAIL
F REV
m
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
CANCEL
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30*1*2
HD-SDI/SD-SDI or
HDMI or
Component
LUMA™/BRAVIA™
*1 PMW-EX30 does not support either HQ 1440x1080 mode or DVCAM mode.
*2 PMW-EX30 will support SxS-1 memory card and MEAD-MS01 after firmware upgrade which is planned in the Spring 2010.
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Workflow Examples
Archiving
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01 with Memory Stick
MP4
PHU-120R
Professional Harddisk Unit
USB 2.0 connection
PC with Clip Browser installed
Blu-ray Disc/DVD writer software required
Blu-ray Disc/DVD
(stored as data)
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01 with Memory Stick
MP4
USB 2.0 connection
PHU-120R
Professional Disc™
PDW-U1
Professional Harddisk Unit
USB 2.0 connection
XDCAM Drive Unit
PC with Clip Browser installed
(stored as data)
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01 with Memory Stick
MXF
USB 2.0 connection
PHU-120R
PDW-U1
Professional Harddisk Unit
USB 2.0 connection
Professional Disc
XDCAM Drive Unit
PC with Clip Browser installed
MP4 to MXF conversion
MXF
i.LINK (FAM)
XDCAM HD recorder Professional Disc
Live Event
DISPLAY
MENU
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
iLINK
PHU-120R
B
TC/UB
HD SDI
SD
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
PHONES
STATUS
THUMBLAIL
F REV
m
PHONE LEVEL
1
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
CANCEL
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30*2
HD Multi-purpose Camera
AWS-G500HD
Anycast Station
BRC-H700/Z700/Z330*
3
Remote Camera
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
Professional
Harddisk Unit
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
HD-SDI
HDC-X300/X310*
PHU-120R
with Memory Stick
SET
1
SxS Memory Card
MEAD-MS01
DISPLAY
MENU
with Memory Stick
SET
1
Professional
Harddisk Unit
ACCESS
A
REC LEVEL
CH-1
VIDEO INPUT
CH-2
AUDIO INPUT
iLINK
B
TC/UB
HD SDI
SD
HD-SDI
ANALOG
HD SDI
CH-1/2
HD SDI
CH-3/4
HD-SDI
PHONES
PHONE LEVEL
STATUS
THUMBLAIL
F REV
m
PREV
.
NEXT
>
F FWD PLAY/PAUSE
M
u
TOP
STOP
REC
x
z
CANCEL
SLOT
SELECT
END
PMW-EX30*2
PMW-350/EX3/EX1R
*1 The HDC-X310 requires the HFU-X310 interface unit to output an HD-SDI signal.
*2 PMW-EX30 will support SxS-1 memory card and MEAD-MS01 after firmware upgrade which is planned in the Spring 2010.
*3 The BRC-H700 requires the HFBK-HD1 HD SDI Output Board to output an HD-SDI signal. The BRC-Z700 and Z330 require
the BRBK-HSD1 HD/SD-SDI Output Card to output an HD-SDI signal.
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XDCAM EX Camcorder Specifications
General
Mass
Dimension (W x H x D)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Battery operating time
Recording format
Recording frame rate
Recording/Playback time
Lens
Lens mount
Zoom ratio
Focal length
Iris
Focus
Image stabilizer
Filter diameter
Camera Section
Imaging device
Effective picture elements
Optical system
Built-in optical filters
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Minimum illumination
S/N ratio
Horizontal rezolution
Shutter speed Slow Shutter (SLS)
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PMW-EX1R
PMW-EX3*
2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) (body)
2.8 kg (6 lb 2 oz)
(with lens hood, large eye cup, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card)
179 x 199 x 308 mm (7 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches) without projection
PMW-350L, PMW-350K*
1.9 kg (4 lb 2 oz) (without lens)
3.6 kg (7 lb 9 oz)
(with lens, lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card)
250 x 210 x 425 mm (9 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches) without projection
DC 12 V
Approx. 12.5 W Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off)
(while recording, LCD viewfinder On)
0 °C to +40 °C (+32 °F to +104 °F)
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to +140 °F)
Approx. 240 min with BP-U60 battery
Approx. 210 min with BP-U60 battery
Approx. 120 min with BP-U30 battery
Approx. 100 min with BP-U30 battery
Video:
Video:
MPEG-2 Long GOP
MPEG-2 Long GOP
HD HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HD SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SD mode: DVCAM
Audio:
Audio:
Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
NTSC area:
NTSC area:
HD HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, HD HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p (pull down)
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p (pull down)
SD mode:
720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
Audio: HD mode: Linear PCM (4ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
SD mode (Option): Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
NTSC area:
HD HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
HD SP mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p (pull down)
SD mode (Option): 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
PAL area:
HD HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
SD mode:
720 x 576/50i, 25PsF
HQ Mode:
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
PAL area:
HD HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
HQ Mode:
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
PAL area:
HD HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25p,
1440 x 1080/50i, 25p,
1280 x 720/50p, 25p
HD SP mode:
1440 x 1080/50i
SD mode (Option): 720 x 576/50i, 25PsF
HQ Mode:
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP/SD Mode:
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP Mode:
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP/SD Mode: (SD:Option)
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
–
1/2-inch type EX mount
14x (optical), servo/manual
f = 5.8 mm to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)
F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)
3-chip 1/2-inch type “Exmor” Full HD CMOS
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
F1.6 prism system
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
54 dB (Y) (typical)
1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
3.2 kg (7 lb 1 oz) (body)
6.3 kg (13 lb 14 oz) (with LCD VF, AF lens, Mic, BP-GL95A)
124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches)
without projection
Approx. 18 W
(with LCD VF, AF lens, mic, while recording)
Approx. 15 W (body while recording)
Approx. 310 min with BP-GL95A battery
Video:
MPEG-2 Long GOP
HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SD mode (Option): DVCAM
2/3-type SONY bayonet
16x (optical), servo/manual (AF lens for PMW-350K)
f = 8 mm to 128 mm
(equivalent to 31.5 mm to 503 mm on 35 mm lens)
AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON)
–
M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)
3-chip 2/3-inch type “Exmor” Full HD CMOS
F1.4 prism system
1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode),
F13 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
0.006 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode,
F1.9, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
59 dB (Y) (typical)
Slow & Quick Motion function
White balance
Gain
Inputs/Outputs
Audio input
Composite output
S-Video output
Audio output
Comonent output
SDI output
i.LINK
Timecode input
Timecode output
Genlock input
USB
Headphone output
Speaker output
DC input
DC output
Remote
Lens remote
MIC
HDMI output
VF
Wireless receiver IN
Monitoring
Viewfinder
Built-in LCD monitor
Built-in Microphone
Media
Type
Supplied Accessories
PMW-EX1R
PMW-EX3*
PMW-350L, PMW-350K*
720p:
Selectable from 1fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate
1080p:
Selectable from 1fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate
Preset (3,200 K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Phono jack (x1) via A/V multi connector, NTSC or PAL
BNC (x1), NTSC or PAL
BNC (x1), NTSC or PAL, COMPONENT Y
–
Mini DIN 4-pin (x1)
–
Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2) via A/V multi connector
Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
XLR-type 5-pin
Mini D (x1) via A/V multi connector
–
BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
IEEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i ) / IEEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV stream (HDV 1080i ) IEEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i )/
DVCAM stream input/output , S400
input/output, S400
DVCAM stream input/output, S400
–
BNC (x1)
–
BNC (x1)
–
BNC (x1)
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
Device Type B (x1)
Stereo mini-jack (x1)
Monaural
DC jack
XLR-type 4-pin
–
4-pin
8-pin
–
12-pin
XLR-type 5-pin
19-pin
26-pin (LCD VF), 20-pin (DXF)
D-Sub 15-pin
–
–
–
–
A Type (x1)
–
–
0.45-inch*** type color LCD: 852 (H) x 480 (V), 16:9
3.5-inch** type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type
3.5-inch*** type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type
–
Black & white LCD
(Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
–
ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
Lens hood (1), Large eye cup (1), IR remote commander unit (1), USB cable (1), A/V connecting cable (1), Component video cable (1),
Shoulder strap (1), Operation Manual (1),
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software (1), SxS device driver software (1),
BP-U30 battery (1), BC-U1 charger (1), Cold Shoe Kit (1)
14x zoom lens (1), Lens hood (1), LO-3830 1/2-inch lens adaptor (1),
IR remote commander unit (1), USB cable (1),
Component video cable (1), Shoulder strap (1),
Operation Manual (1), Cheek pad, XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software (1),
SxS device driver software (1), BP-U30 battery (1),
BC-U1 charger (1)
16x zoom lens (1), Lens hood (1) (PMW-350K only),
Stereo mic (1), Windscreen (1), Shoulder belt (1),
Operation Manual (1),
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software (1),
SxS device driver software (1),
Frange focal length adjustment test chart (1)
* The specifications are measured with supplied lens.
** When recording in HQ (35 Mbps) mode, actual recording times may vary according to the bit rate adopted during VBR encoding.
*** Viewable area measured diagonally.
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User Experiences
Adam Sèbire - Camera - Director - Editor, SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra
The PMW-EX1 has completely transformed the way we do our overseas shoots - as I write I am shooting
two projects in the German Alps with it. No more lugging kilos of tapes - I can travel with a MacBook
Pro laptop and a couple of SxS cards. During breaks in shooting, I slot the card into the computer’s
ExpressCard slot and ingest shots straight into Final Cut Pro with the free Log & Transfer plug-in - an
hour of HQ material takes less than 10 mins to digitise this way, and is ready to be dropped into the
timeline immediately. Nightly I back up the media folder to a portable Firewire drive at the hotel. The
advantages of this workflow cannot be overstated.
A recent project in the West Bank of Palestine required
stills to be emailed to web designers and PR people
in Holland each night. The beauty of this camera,
especially with Sony’s beautiful wide angle lens, is
that progressive scan stills from the camera* were
sufficiently high resolution to satisfy even the print
editions of major European daily newspapers ... and
shooting 25p usually allowed us to choose the exact
moment in the action that told the story. I barely took
my SLR stills camera out of its pouch in over four weeks
of shooting.
Ramallah is located 10 km north of Jerusalem
Ramallah, a city in the central West Bank
After much research we also decided to use PMW-EX1
on one of the darkest shoots I’ve ever encountered.
For the Sydney Biennale, the concert hall of the Opera
House was transformed into a living forest with over
1000 trees, mist, and lighting suggestive of the first
moments of daybreak. Even with 0dB of gain, the
camera’s 360º shutter and brilliant low-light response
surpassed that of similar cameras at 6dB. The PMWEX1 was light enough to be mounted on a Steadicam
Flyer, making it sufficiently nimble to traverse the forest
(auditorium) floor.
The finished product will be shown on BluRay DVD in European galleries. You can’t go wrong with one
of these cameras.
Note: The above images were progressive scan stills from footage shot on Adam’s PMW-EX1.
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Pieter de Vries ACS – freelance cinematographer and instructor of video camera and lighting
skills. http://www.pieterdevries.com.au/
The PMW-EX1R took me by surprise the first time I got hands on it. The fact that it has the kind of features
that are often taken for granted and associated with far more expensive HD cameras, was high on
my list of surprises.
This is partly due to the operation and feel of the focus and iris rings, plus a number of other manual
controls that need to be adjusted regularly. For the first time, the PMW-EX1R allowed me to be in full
control. This is a cinematographer’s camera, but with a capacity to go “Full Auto” if and when the
need arises.
It’s obvious to me that Sony’s CineAlta team had more than a passing interest in the design and build
of this one. The Fujinon 14X zoom lens is a delight to use, with a feel and level of performance not unlike
any premium broadcast zoom lens.
Sony’s SxS memory cards have been very reliable, and it's the same story with the entire post workflow.
I’m impressed with the ease of non-linear capture, controls layout and rapid speed of ingest from the
cards onto my MacBook Pro.
The entire posting process falls seamlessly into place. Additionally, the camera performs exceptionally
well under adverse lighting conditions. I have produced some more than acceptable images out
of totally appalling lighting situations with this camera, but in almost any light, the images are just
amazing. When pushed, the images still look incredibly good.
The PMW-EX1R would have to be the best compact digital video camera that I’ve used.
Pieter de Vries ACS
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