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Sony NXCAMTM HXR-NX5U User Manual

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  • Page 1 (simulated image) HXR-NX5U Digital HD Video Camera Recorder...
  • Page 2 NXCAM™ is the name for Sony's newest line of affordable HD camcorders based on the AVCHD technology produced exclusively for demanding professionals. Picture yourself in the next stage. Definition for Professionals Mobility for Professionals Confidence for Professionals …visualize your creativity.
  • Page 3 Simultaneous hybrid recording is available in HD (high definition) and SD (standard definition) formats using an optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. In any format, breathtaking picture quality is assured with proven features from Sony such as a state-of-the-art "G Lens" and three Exmor™ CMOS sensors with a ClearVid™ array. Professionals...
  • Page 4: Main Features

    Main Features G Lens "G Lens", the lens featured in other successful Sony camcorders, already enjoys an excellent industry reputation. In the HXR-NX5U, this sophisticated lens is optimized to complement the camcorder’s advanced image sensor and image-processing technology. Three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array comprise a...
  • Page 5 A built-in global positioning system (GPS) locator allows satellite navigation data to be recorded directly onto footage for reference or posting on popular internet mapping systems. GPS data can be invaluable when searching for footage or to provide evidence of where and when footage was recorded. Active SteadyShot Feature ®...
  • Page 6 Advanced Camera Features Sony-exclusive High-performance “G Lens” The "G Lens" provides great picture quality and versatility with a wide angle of 29.5 mm (equivalent to 35 mm film) and a 20x high quality zoom. Two ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations caused by differences in light refraction to minimize color fringing.
  • Page 7 Furthermore, a unique interpolation technique from Sony utilizes the 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip, increasing resolution. The powerful combination of these two sophisticated techniques explains why Sony picture quality has such an excellent industry reputation.
  • Page 8 Location Simplification with Cutting-edge GPS Technology The HXR-NX5U is the world’s first AVCHD professional camcorder with an internal GPS. This important new feature enables users to find the same shooting location when, for example, they need to revisit a location for extra shots that must match existing footage.
  • Page 9 The improvement is particularly noticeable when using wide-angle framing. It is an essential feature when holding the camcorder by hand, and especially for projects that are recorded mainly in the field. It is also ideal when the subject is moving and must be followed, for example in news gathering or at weddings.
  • Page 10 Memory Recording for Professionals Efficiency and Operability on Readily Available Memory Cards The HXR-NX5U is also the first Sony professional camcorder designed to record directly onto consumer memory cards. These cards are affordable and easy to find. This general versatility is especially handy when a user suddenly needs extra memory –...
  • Page 11 NLE systems, and saves valuable time. *Notes on HXR-FMU128 - HXR-FMU128 formatted by a 60i (50i) camcorder cannot be used by a 50i (60i) camcorder. - Rebooting of the camcorder is needed when HXR-FMU128 is attached while the camcorder power is ON.
  • Page 12: Recording Format

    Recording Format and Editing Workflow The Revolutionary AVCHD Format AVCHD is an efficient data compression method which greatly reduces memory requirements. The new format allows tapeless recording with high image quality in a small file size. This is made possible by the revolutionary MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec.
  • Page 13 1. It allows users to connect divided files due to FAT32 restrictions, which automatically divide files into 2-GB data files during recording. 2. The new Sony dual memory card relay recording system record clips onto separate cards, if the clip exceeds the capacity of a single memory card.
  • Page 14: For Windows Users

    Recording Format and Editing Workflow Editing Workflow For Windows users Use Content Management Utility Software to ingest USB2.0 HXR-NX5U Memory Card Memory Card Reader USB2.0 HXR-FMU128 For Final Cut Pro ® Users Use “Log & Transfer” and convert to ProRes422 to edit USB2.0 HXR-NX5U Memory Card...
  • Page 15 Operation Functionality Easy Operation with Newly Designed Menu Interface The completely new menu interface allows users to adjust camcorder functions via a touch panel or buttons and switches. This interface is newly designed specifically for this model. Easier and more straightforward operations are achieved by the combination of a high-resolution XtraFine™...
  • Page 16 The XtraFine LCD displays virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at a color temperature of approximately 6500K. The LCD Panel on non-Sony camcorders often have poor contrast and non-standard color temperature. *(viewable area, measured diagonally) Hybrid Operation with Touch...
  • Page 17 , m a k i n g i t e a s i e r a n d m o r e convenient to install the camcorder into high- end video editing systems. If the system has an HD-SDI input, the camcorder can be connected to the system with a BNC cable. No conversion boxes are needed. The camera's E to E output from the HDSDI terminal will be a 10 bit uncompressed 4:2:2 signal.
  • Page 18 Shooting under these kinds of situations can be realized much easier with the help of accessories. Sony makes a variety of compatible accessories available starting from basic necessities, such as batteries, to advanced necessities, such as camcorder supports, which are ergonomically designed to ease the workflow and enhance the creativeness of the users.
  • Page 19 VCT-SP2BP Camcorder Support Three point support (shoulder, chest, operator’s hands) Simple but efficient stabilization capable of a variety of shooting styles Fast and easy transformation from tripod mode to support mode MS-MT32G (16GB, 8GB, 4GB, 2GB, 1GB) MS-HX32G (16GB, 8GB, 4GB)
  • Page 20: Specifications

    Sony, “make.believe”, NXCAM, G Lens, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony. Blu-ray Disc is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. AVCHD and AVCHD logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.

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