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Sony PDW-700

SONY / PDW-700
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Equipment Description:
w/dual wireless mic’s & Lens

Model Description:
Power HAD FX progressive CCD 1920 x 1080, 14-bit A/D converter , 50Mb,1080i 720P SD

Model Details

The PDW-700 camcorder comes equipped with three 2/3-inch type CCDs – a newly developed “Power HAD FX” progressive CCD with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels. Stunning-quality HD images can be captured by this high-resolution CCD in conjunction with the 14-bit A/D converter and advanced digital signal. On top of the exceptional technology, the PDW-700 offers very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps using the MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression. It also provides multi-format recording flexibility including 1080i, 720P and SD, which comes with HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P. The Sony XDCAM HD422 series of Optical Disc products will have 7 years "Powertrain" Warranty for its laser block. This "Powertrain" Warranty is unprecedented for Sony and demonstrates the confidence Sony has in its XDCAM products.

Three 2/3-inch type CCDs
High-quality four-channel audio recording
Compact and lightweight at 9 lb 4 oz
Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
Pool-feed input (HD/SD-SDI and composite) option
Ethernet interface
i.LINK interface
HD422:1080: 59.94i, 50i
HD422 50Mbps
DL & SL Disc Recording
HD422: 1080: 29.97p, 25p, and 720: 59.94p, 50p
HD420: 1080 & 720
7 years "Powertrain" Warranty for XDCAM laser block


CCD2/3” full HD Progressive CCD (Power HAD FX) 2.2M pixels (1920 x 1080) RGB 3 CCD Sensors Supports both 1080 and 720
Recording Bit RatesMPEG-2 422p@HL format Bit rate is 50Mbps for both 1080 and 720 Audio Format 24bit x 8ch (PDW-700 can record up to 4ch Audio at the same time)
Multi-Format & Legacy Format SupportLegacy formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX® 30/40/50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 18*/25/35Mbps) are supported for both recording and playback. An optional software product (CBKZ-MD01) is necessary for the SD recording/playback function. (* 18Mbps is playback only)
Record TimeLonger recording time with the Dual Layer Professional Disc Media. The single layer disc is also supported. Single layer (23.3GB) Dual layer (50GB) MPEG HD 422 (50Mbps) Approx. 43 min. Approx. 95 min. MPEG HD 420 (35Mbps) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 145 min MPEG HD 420 (25Mbps)Approx. 90 min. Approx. 190 min. MPEG IMX (50Mbps) Approx. 45 min. Approx. 100 min. DVCAM Approx. 85 min. Approx. 185 min.
Well-balanced Compact BodyThe PDW-700 is designed to be very compact and ergonomically well balanced, providing a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations.
Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC FiltersNeutral Density (ND) optical filter is controlled via a built-in ND filter wheel and can be set with relative offset value of color temperature Color Correction (CC) filter can easily obtain the desired color temperature by setting the mode on a camcorder-assignable switch
Gain ControlGain Control (-6db to +42dB) and Turbo Gain “Shockless gain control” provides a smooth transition in gain control
3.5-inch* WidescreenAn easy-to-view color LCD screen provided on the camcorder side panel enables advanced operations such as Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection. Status indicators such as four-channel audio meters, and disc and battery remaining time can also be displayed. Camera set-up menus can be displayed, too. *Viewable area measured diagonally.
Slow shutterA maximum of 64 frames can be accumulated using the slow shutter function. In low light levels this allows clear video to be shot, and provides a fantasy video effect with ghost image. - 1-8, 16, 32 and 64 frame accumulation - Turbo Gain allows the camera gain to be boosted up to +48 dB.
Interval Recording*The PDW-700 offers an Interval Recording function which intermittently records signals at pre-determined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating pictures with special effects of extremely quick motion. *Requires a software upgrade planned to be available for release in fall 2008.
Freeze MixSuperimposes a previously recorded image on the viewfinder. This allows the operator to quickly and easily frame or reposition a subject when a shot must be taken from the same position or in the same framework as a previous take.
Picture Cache RecordingMaximum duration is 30sec. This picture cache mode can be ON even in EJECT operation and consequently sequential recording is possible during disc replacement.
Memory Stick® media“All file”, “Scene file”, “Lens file” and “User file” are provided to store the setting parameters to the internal memory and Memory Stick media.
Digital Extender*The Digital Extender function of the PDW-700 enables images to be digitally doubled in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this capability without any loss of image sensitivity, which is often referred to as the F-drop phenomenon. *Requires a software upgrade planned to be available for release in fall 2008.
Focus magnificationX2 magnified camera picture is available in the viewfinder which can help precise focus adjustment
Assignable switchPDW-700 provides a total of 6 assignable switches (ASSIGN 1 to 4, COLOR TEMP, LENS RET)
Pool-feed OperationFor pool-feed operations, the optional CBK-HD01* and CBK-SC02* boards provide HD and SD-SDI inputs, and SD composite input respectively. *Planned to be available in fall 2008.
Trigger REC FunctionThe PDW-700 camcorder has the Trigger REC function that enables synchronized recording with PDW-HD1500 and PDW-F75 XDCAM decks or HDCAM® portable decks connected via the HD-SDI interface – a convenient feature for backup recording.
Clip Continuous RECThis mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple rec. start & stop. The Rec. start Essence Mark (EM) is recorded to every rec. start frame. The benefits of using this mode are: Capable of having more than 300 “takes” on a disc Faster transfer speed by sending a single clip. (No over-head for file open/close process)
Built-in Multi Format ConverterThe following conversion is possible in Playback mode: Downconversion from HD to SD, Upconversion from SD to HD, Cross conversion between 1080 and 720
Aspect Ratio ControlThe following conversion is possible in recording mode: Upconversion from SD to HD In the downconversion process from HD to SD, Squeeze / Edge Crop / Letter Box are available. In the upconversion process from SD to HD Squeeze / Edge Crop / Letter Box are available

General SpecificationsDetail:
MassApprox. 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz) (body)
Approx. 6.0 kg (13 lb 4 oz) (w/ VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
Power RequirementsDC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power ConsumptionApprox. 40 W (while recording, w/o options, color LCD On)
Approx. 44 W (while recording, w/viewfinder, color LCD On, manual lense, microphone)
Operating Temperature-5 to +40 °C (+23 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature-20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating TimeApprox. 120 min. w/BP-GL95 battery
Video Recording FormatMPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL) (CBR: 50 Mb/s)
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) - playback only
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy VideoMPEG-4
Audio RecordingMPEG HD422: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
MPEG IMX: (4ch, 16-bit or 24-bit, 48 kHz)
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Audio ProxyA-law (2 ch/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
Recording Media23GB Optical Disc model PFD23A
50GB Optical Disc model PFD50DLA
Recording Frame Rate NTSC modelMPEG HD422 mode:
1920 X 1080/59.94i/29.97p
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG HD mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i/29.97p
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG IMX: 59.94i
DVCAM: 59.94i
Recording Frame Rate PAL modelMPEG HD422:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
DVCAM: 50i
Recording/Playback timeMPEG HD422:
50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX (Option: CBKZ-MD01):
50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
DVCAM (Option: CBKZ-MD01):
25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)

Inputs/Outputs SpecificationsDetail:
Genlock InBNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
TC INBNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 kO
(HD/SD switchable) 
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio InCH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
AES/EBU InputCH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, AES/EBU selectable
MIC InXLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
Test OutBNC x 1
HD Y/SD composite
SD composite (character On/Off)
SDI OutBNC x 2
1 (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
2 (HD/SD switchable, character On/Off)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio OutCH-1/CH-2: XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x 1
TC OutBNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
EarphoneMini-jack x 2 (front: monaural, rear: stereo/monaural)
Monitor SpeakerYES
DC InXLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out4-pin (Female) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 to 17 V DC, MAX. 500 mA
Lens Conector12-pin
Light2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
Camera Adaptor50-pin
i.LinkIEEE 1394, 6 pin x 1, File Access Mode
Memory Stickx 1 (for camera setup files)
Gigabit EthernetRJ-45 x 1, 100Base-Tx: IEEE802.3u, 10Base-T: IEEE802.3
USBx 1 (for version-up)

Audio Performance SpecificationsDetail:
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Dynamic RangeMore than 93 dB
DistortionLess than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
CrosstalkLess than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Wow & FlutterBelow measurable limit
Headroom20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)

Camera Section SpecificationsDetail:
Pickup Device3-chip 2/3-inch type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Effective Picture Elements1920(H) x 1080(V)
Optical SystemF1.4 prism
Built-In Optical Filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time)59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 ,1/1000, 1/2000
50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
25p: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Slow Shutter1- to 8- and 16-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion FunctionNA
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)F11 @ 59.94i, F12 @ 50i (typical)
Minimum IlluminationApprox. 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
Gain Selection-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Smear Level-135 dB (Y-typical)
S/N Ratio59 dB (54 dB w/o Noise Suppressor)
Horizontal Resolution1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
RegistrationLess than 0.02%
Modulation Depth45% or more at 27.5MHz (typical)

Monitoring SpecificationsDetail:
Built-In LCD Monitor3.5-inch type color LCD monitor

Lens SpecificationsDetail:
Lens Mount2/3-inch type bayonet mount

Included Lens SpecificationsDetail:
Zoom Ratio Selectabledepends on optional lens used
Focal Lengthdepends on optional lens used
Irisdepends on optional lens used
Maximum Relative Aperturedepends on optional lens used
Focusdepends on optional lens used
Image Stabilizerdepends on optional lens used
Filter Threaddepends on optional lens used

Built-In Microphone SpecificationsDetail:
Capsule TypeNA

Additional Information

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