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Sony PDW700

Sony PDW700
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XDCAM HD422 Camcorder
The PDW700 camcorder is 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 processing incorporated in the camcorder.
  • Three 2/3-inch type Power HAD FX CCDs, each with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels
  • High-quality four-channel audio recording
  • 3.5-inch type* color LCD display
  • Compact and lightweight at 4.2kg (without viewfinder, lens, microphone, and battery)
  • Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
  • Pool-feed input (HD/SD-SDI and composite) option
  • Ethernet interface
  • i.LINK interface
  • Compatible with the new DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone receiver, which can be directly mounted in the camcorders slot
  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422 (an MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression technology)
  • Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats
  • 1080i and 720P recording
  • Dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
  • Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s) - Approximately 95 minutes on dual-layer disc and 43 minutes on single-layer disc
  • Thumbnail operation
  • Proxy data and metadata recording
  • Built-in up-conversion to HD from SDI input when recording
  • HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and 720 at the output during playback
  • specifications
  • downloads


Mass Approx. 4.3 kg (w/o options)
Power requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption Approx. 40 W (while recording, w/o options, colour LCD On)
Approx. 44 W (while recording, w/viewfinder, colour LCD On, manual lense, microphone)
Operating temperature -5 to +40 degrees
Storage temperature 20 to +60 degrees
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous operating Approx. 120 min. w/BP-GL95 battery

Recording format

Video MPEG HD422 (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 (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video MPEG-4
Audio MPEG HD422: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
MPEG IMX: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback time MPEG HD422, 50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG HD, 35 Mb/s: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG HD, 25 Mb/s: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX, 50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX, 40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX, 30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
DVCAM, 25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50D)

Signal Inputs

SDI (HD/SD SWITchable) (Option) BNC x 1
-HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
-SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
SD Composite (Option) BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75ohms, unbalanced
Genlock video BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75ohms, unbalanced
Audio XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, Line / Mic / Mic+48V / ASE/EBU selectable
Mic XLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
Time code BNC x 1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 ohms

Signal Outputs

SDI (HD/SD SWITchable) BNC x 2
-HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
-SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
(Ch-2 (character On/Off))
-HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
-SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
- HD Y/SD Composite (SWITchable) BNC x 1
-SD Composite (character On/Off)
Audio XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x 1
Time code BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75ohms

Other Inputs/Outputs

Earphone Mini-jack x 2 (front: manaural, rear: stereo/monoral)
i.LINK x 1, 6 pin, File Access Mode
Ethernet RJ-45 x 1, 100Base-Tx: IEEE802.3u, 10Base-T:IEEE802.3
Lens 12-pin
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
DC input XLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC output 4-pin x 1, 0.5 A max (for wireless microphone receiver)
Memory Stick x 1 (for camera setup files)
USB x 1 (for version-up)

Audio performance

Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB
Dynamic range More than 93dB
Distortion Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Crosstalk Less than -70 dB (at 1kHz, reference level)
Wow & flutter Below measurable limit
Headroom -12/-16/-18/-20 dB (selectable)


Pickup device 3-chip 2/3-inch type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Total picture elements 1920 x 1080
Optical system F1.4 prism
Built-in optical filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter speed 59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000. 1/2000, ECS, SLS
50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS
25P: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) 59.94i: F11
50i: F12
Minimum illumination 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens: +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
Gain selection +42, +36, +32, +24, +18, +12, +9, +6, +3, +0, -3, -6 dB
Smear level -135 dB
S/N ratio 59 dB (54 dB w/o Noise Suppression (NS) mode)
Modulation depth (center of view) 45% or more
Geometric distortion Below measurable level (w/o lens)
Lens mount 2/3-inch-type 48 bayonet mount
Viewfinder Option
Built-in LCD monitor 3.5-inch type colour LCD monitor

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