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XDCAM Camcorder
PDW-530 / PDW-510
XDCAM Studio Recorder
PDW-1500
XDCAM Field Recorder
PDW-R1
XDCAM Field Viewer
PDW-V1
XDCAM Drive Unit
PDW-U1 / PDW-D1

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  • Page 1 XDCAM Camcorder PDW-530 / PDW-510 XDCAM Studio Recorder PDW-1500 XDCAM Field Recorder PDW-R1 XDCAM Field Viewer PDW-V1 XDCAM Drive Unit PDW-U1 / PDW-D1...
  • Page 2: The Professional Disc

    PC viewing and source feeding to nonlinear editing systems. With these additions, the Sony XDCAM lineup now consists of two types of 2/3-inch type CCD camcorders, three companion decks, two drive units and two cart systems –...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    “Nonlinear” Recording Medium – The Professional Disc The XDCAM Workflow Innovation Features and Benefits of the XDCAM Professional Disc Systems XDCAM Camcorders 10-15 XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts 16-23 XDCAM Application Software 24-25 Specifications 26-27 ■ CAMCORDERS ■ CART Camcorder (MPEG IMX / DVCAM) Camcorder (DVCAM) Cart...
  • Page 4 “Nonlinear” Recording Medium – The Professional Disc The Sony Professional Disc, PFD23A is a single-sided, optical disc that uses state-of-the-art blue-violet laser technology to enable extremely large-capacity recordings. The diameter of the disc is a mere 12 cm, equal to that of other optical media such as CDs or DVDs.
  • Page 5: Professional Disc Systems

    The Sony Professional Disc is highly resistant to dust, shock formats to be recorded as ‘data files’, and is therefore and scratches, and is packaged in an extremely extremely flexible as to what can be recorded to it.
  • Page 6 XDCAM Workflow Innovation Sony XDCAM Series of products offer a variety of unique functions are made possible through the use of optical discs. These functions open up stunning innovations in each area of the production workflow, whether you use the products individually or as part of an integrated XDCAM system.
  • Page 7: Xdcam Camcorders

    PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (or other compatible A large part of the appeal of these Sony XDCAM software offered by many industry-leading manufacturers). products is their high-speed data transfer capability, What’s more, with the PDZ-1 software, it can be converted...
  • Page 8 • Essence Mark Recording The Essence Mark™ used in Sony XDCAM products is also a very useful form of MPEG IMX recording is the ideal choice when you need metadata, and provide a most effective way of searching for recordings via higher picture quality, while DVCAM recording offers the thumbnail pictures.
  • Page 9 Sony XDCAM products. A range of years of experience meeting these criteria, contribute conventional AV interfaces including SDI, analog composite, greatly to the high reliability of Sony XDCAM products.
  • Page 10 PDW-510/ 510P CAMCORDER (DVCAM RECORDING) PDW-530/530P CAMCORDER (MPEG IMX/DVCAM RECORDING) Sony XDCAM camcorders have been designed with special consideration for heavy-duty field acquisition, providing excellent picture quality, operability and reliability inherited from the Sony BETACAM™ family of acquisition products. In addition to these impressive capabilities, Sony XDCAM camcorders also provide numerous innovative features that take full advantage of the benefits of nonlinear disc media.
  • Page 11 CCDs for their image capture device. The disc drive entrance is concealed by two lids helping Using the best of Sony CCD technology, this allows to prevent any dust from entering the drive. In addition, for outstanding picture quality with a high...
  • Page 12 Disc recording By use of the optional CBK-PC01 Memory Card Adaptor, Proxy Max.10 sec AV Data and metadata can be recorded on a Sony Memory Stick™ or SanDisk CompactFlash medium* simultaneously when recorded on a Professional Disc medium. Removing the media from the camcorder and inserting it into a PC allows ■...
  • Page 13: Other Features

    • "Memory Stick"™ function for storage of • Thumbnail Search operation camcorder setup files • Scene Selection operation for in-camera cut editing • Slot to accommodate a Sony WRR-855 Series wireless • Proxy AV Data recording microphone receiver • Metadata recording: UMID,Extended UMID,Essence Marks •...
  • Page 14: Xdcam Decks / Drives / Carts

    (PLAYBACK AND FILE RECORDING) PDJ-A640/C1080 CART The Sony XDCAM products offer two types of decks and two drive units to meet the varying operational requirements both in the field and studio. Their functions have been carefully selected to increase production efficiency by exploiting the advantages of Professional Disc media.
  • Page 15 * The PDW-V1 does not support synchronous video/audio input. ** For connection with third party products using this mode, please ■ Thumbnail Search operation contact your nearest Sony office. *** Viewable area measured diagonally. ■ Scene Selection operation ■ Analog RGB output capability...
  • Page 16 ■ Metadata recording ■ Weight: 6 lb 9 oz (3.0 kg) ■ Ability to write EDL (Clip List) back onto disc * For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office. PDW-U1 PDW-D1 Power requirements...
  • Page 17 XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts PDJ-A640 Cart PDJ-C1080 Cart The PDJ-C1080 and PDJ-A640 are automated robotic cart systems ideal for multi-disc ingesting, archiving, and on-air playout applications. The smaller PDJ-C1080 accommodates up to four PDW-1500 units and up to 80 discs, while the larger PDJ-A640 accommodates up to four PDW-1500 units and up to 640 discs.
  • Page 18 — — Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) * For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office. ** Analog audio output and audio monitor output share the same connector. *** DV OUT only Front Panels and Input/Output Connectors...
  • Page 19 XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts PDW-D1 PDW-U1 Drive Unit Drive Unit S400 PDW-V1 Mobile Deck VIDEO OUT AUDIO MONITOR OUT SDI OUT S400 MONITOR...
  • Page 20: Nonlinear Editing

    Ethernet interface depends on the XDCAM deck used. For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office. PDW-U1 only, and the initial version of the PDW-U1 is read-only, and cannot write files onto Professional Disc media.
  • Page 21: Xdcam Application Software

    XDCAM Application Software All XDCAM products come with a variety of free PDZ-1 PROXY BROWSING SOFTWARE application software packages that maximize the benefits PDZ-VX10 VIEWER SOFTWARE of the XDCAM’s disc- and file-based operations. PROXY VIEWER SOFTWARE PDZK-P1 TRANSFER SOFTWARE PDZ-1 The PDZ-1 software is a simple-to-use PC application that allows users to easily browse and storyboard video clips recorded by an XDCAM system.
  • Page 22 OS: Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later CPU: PowerPC G5 2GHz, Intel Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel Xeon 2GHz or higher Others: QuickTime version 7.2 or later The latest versions of software can be downloaded from the Sony Website. Final Cut Pro version 6.0.1 or later...
  • Page 23 Camcorder System Diagrams Unless specified as "supplied", all the components below are optional. ECM-674/678 Electret Condenser Microphone WRR-855A/855B CBK-PC01 Memory Card Adaptor MSAC-PC4 MSX-1GS/512S Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro Internal light system PC Card Adaptor CBK-NC01 Ethernet (100Base-TX) Adaptor SDI output BKW-401 CBK-SD01 Monitor...
  • Page 24: Optional Accessories

    * A memory card and its compatible memory card adaptor are required. * Compatible Sony products are as follows. For other compatible products offered by SanDisk Corporation, please consult with your nearest Sony office. - Memory Stick: Sony Memory Stick Pro MSX-1GS, MSX-512S...
  • Page 25 XDCAM Decks / Drives / Carts For PDW-R1/ V1/D1/1500 Decks PFD23A VMC-IL4615B/IL4635B VMC-IL6615B/IL6635B RM-280 RCC-5G Professional Disc i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 6-pin, i.LINK Cable (6-pin to 6-pin, Editing Controller Remote Control Cable 1.5 m/3.5 m) 1.5 m/3.5 m) (PDW-1500/R1) (5 m) (PDW-1500/R1) BP-GL95/GL65 BP-L60S/L80S BC-L70...
  • Page 26: Specifications

    PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1), PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer Software (x1) Proxy Viewer Software (x1), PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer Software (x1) Supplied accessories Viewfinder (x1) Lens cap (x1) Shoulder belt (x1) Monaural microphone (x1) * For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
  • Page 27 Asynchronous recording is possible only when XDCAM units are connected with a PC. ** The PDW-V1 does not support synchronous DVCAM recording through i.LINK interface. *** For connection with third party products using this mode, please contact your nearest Sony office.
  • Page 28 Sony, XDCAM, DVCAM, MPEG IMX, BETACAM, 1 Sony Drive Memory Stick, Power HAD, TruEye, MMStation, EssenceMark, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 NewsBase, i.LINK and the i.LINK logo are trademarks of Sony. www.sony.com/xdcam All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. V-2189-D (MK10412V1)

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