NAB 2013 : Sony’s New ProductsMarc Ehrenbold
Sony offers a complete range of news and broadcast production solutions for a wide range of applications, including newsgathering, entertainment, documentary and live events. Over 7,500 2/3-inch camcorders have been sold over the past five years by Sony in Europe, making Sony the leading player in this market. The company strives to be always bringing new and user-friendly technology to the end-users in the field.
PMW-400 XAVC ready camcorder
One of the main highlights of NAB 2013 is the new PMW-400K / PMW-400L camcorder. The PMW-400 is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch Exmor CMOS high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF files and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI files. It is also future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings. With the new CBK-WA100 wireless adapter, content can be wirelessly uploaded to the customer’s server or cloud service via the 3G/4G mobile phone network. NAB 2013 is also showing the new compact, affordable PMW-1000 SxS memory recording deck. This half-rack size recorder has two SxSExpressCard™ memory card slots providing a wide variety of HD and SD recordings and playback, including 50 Mbps XDCAM HD422 and XAVC HD422.
PMW-500 perfect balance between lightness and performance now offering greater connectivity and mobility
The new version of the lightweight PMW-500 2/3-inch 3x Power HAD FX CCD sensors camcorder allows it to connect with Apple iPads or Android mobile devices to benefit from XMPilot operation as well as for simple remote control (CBK-UPG01 option supplied free of charge). By attaching the optional CBK-WA01 WiFi adaptor, remote live logging or zoom, focus, iris and white balance controls, as well as clips recording and review functions, are supported.
The PMW-200 offers high sensitivity and reliability in an ultra compact body, while offering a true HD zoom lens with manual control of zoom, focus and iris rings. It is the perfect handheld companion for the PMW-500 for a consistent HD422 50Mbps workflow. Together, they are the best combination to be first on air.
The PMW-50 field recorder is the ideal companion for the PMW-500 and PMW-200 camcorders for field operations, offering a practical and flexible tool to enhance its SxS workflow. The lightweight, rugged handheld recorder/player offers full portability for news and field operations. Weighing less than 1kg, the unit is designed to be tough and insensitive to vibrations and can be operated on a BP-U battery.
Professional Disc family
With the PDW-680 camcorder and PDW-HD1200 Professional Disc deck, cost effective, robust and long-lasting Professional Disc technology is now within anybody’s reach.
The PDW-680 completes the existing family – composed of the PDW-700 and PDW-F800 that are now industry standard camcorders and provide cost efficient reliability out in the field.
XDS-PD1000/PD2000 V2.3 and up
The XDCAM Station constantly evolves to offer even greater multi tasking. Since IBC 2012, they feature frame chase editing with Avid and allow you to create an EDL from the front panel. They are now also compatible with the triple layer Professional Disc, permitting a full movie to be stored on a single Disc (three hours) for playout or a full conference (four hours) to be recorded on a Quad Layer disc.
The XDBK-106 option will soon be available to activate XAVC compatibility in the XDS-PD2000 solid-state deck to enable record and playback @ 100Mbps 1080i 59.94i /50i /30P/23.98P/25P in XAVC HD422 mode.
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