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Sony PMW-500 (PMW500 PMW 500) XDCAM HD422 Camcorder recording HD material at up to 50Mb/s onto Solid State media. 3 x 2/3inch Power-HAD FX CCD sensors.

The PMW-500 is Sony Professional's first XDCAM HD422 Camcorder with solid state recording. It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Uniquely, it can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.

Its 2/3-inch type three Power HAD FX CCD sensors deliver the same outstanding picture quality and low-light performance as the acclaimed PDW-700, however it records onto Solid State SxS media rather than optical Professional Disc.

The exceptionally ergonomic chassis is a development of the acclaimed PDW-700/F800, while already class-leading power consumption is further reduced along with weight for superb on-location usability.

Kit Includes

  • 3 x Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • 1 x 32GB Sandisk Extreme Compact Flash Cards
  • Card Reader
  • Sennheiser ME-66  Microphone
  • Headphones
  • Medium XLR Cable
  • Raincover
  • Tripod
  • CCA Mount
  • Zoom Lens

Features

• Three 2/3-inch type Full-HD Power HAD FX CCDs
• SxS Memory Cards Combine High Transfer Speeds and High Reliability
• HD 1920x1080 and 1280x720 Recording Using the MPEG HD 422 Codec
• 24-bit Four-channel Audio Recording
• Selectable Recording Modes and Video Formats
• Long Recording Time
• Well-balanced Compact Body
• Low power consumption
• Digital Extender
• Focus Magnification
• Auto Focus Assist Function
• ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation)
• Slow and Quick Motion Function
• Slow Shutter
• HyperGamma
• Interval Recording Function
• Frame Recording Function
• Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
• ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) and Hold
• Gain Control
• Proxy Data Recording
• Up-/Down- and Cross-conversion Capability
• Freeze Mix
• Clip Continuous REC
• Easy-to-view 3.5-inch Colour LCD Monitor
• Eight Assignable Switches

Technical Specifications

Mass 3.4 kg (7 lb 7 oz) (body only without lens)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches) without projection (body)
Power requirements DC 12 V (11V - 17V)
Power consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens, and microphone while recording) Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Operating temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Recording format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14 SD mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed): IMX, DVCAM
 
Recording format (Audio) (UDF Mode) HD 422 50 ModeLPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels HD 420 HQ Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD IMX Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels (FAT Mode)HD Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 2 channels
 
Recording frame rate UDF Mode)HD 422 50 Mode : MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 Mbps/CBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 23.98P (PD) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF720 × 576/50i, 25PsF (FAT Mode)HD HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/CBR1440 × 1080 /59.94i, 50i(23.98P is converted to 59.94i in 2-3 pulldown processing.) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720 × 576/50i, 25PsF
 
Recording/Playback time - may vary the according to the encoding or memory. (UDF Mode) HD 422 50/SD IMX Mode: Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card HD 420 HQ Mode:Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 90 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card,Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 130 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
 
Lens  
Lens mount 2/3-type SONY bayonet
 
Camera Section  
Imaging device 3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD FX CCD
 
Effective picture elements 1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Optical system F1.4 prism system
Built-in optical filters Built-in optical filters
 
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 3200K,89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode), F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
 
Minimum illumination 0.016 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation)
 
S/N ratio 59 dB (Y) (typical)
 
Horizontal rezolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
 
Shutter speed 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Slow Shutter seßtting frames vary according to the system frequency.)
 
Slow & Quick Motionfunction 720p: Selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate (from 1 fps to 50 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode), 1080p: Selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate(from 1 fps to 25 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode)
 
White balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
 
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
 
Inputs/Outputs  
Audio input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
 
Video output BNC (x1), Composite, HD-Y
 
Audio output XLR-type 5-pin
 
SDI input (Option) BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
 
SDI output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
 
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1),HDV™ (HDV 1080i)/DVCAM stream input/output (HDV/DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. DVCAM stream input is only for monitoring use on view finder), S400
 
Timecode input BNC (x1)
 
Timecode output BNC (x1)
 
Genlock input BNC (x1)
 
USB USBdevice BType(x1), host AType(x1)
 
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x1)
 
Speaker output Monaural
 
DC input XLR-type 4-pin
 
DC output 4-pin
 
Remote 8-pin
 
Lens remote 12-pin
 
MIC XLR-type 5-pin
 
Monitoring  
Viewfinder Supplied interfaces (20-pin IF for HDVF, 26-pin IF for CBK-VF01)
 
Built-in LCD monitor 3.5-inch type colour LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type (Viewable area measured diagonally).
 
Media  
Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
 
Supplied Accessories Shoulder Strap (x1), Cold Shoe Kit (x1), Operation Manual (x1), XDCAM Browser software (x1), SxS device driver software (x1)

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£280.00 per day



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