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Sony PDW-1500

SONY / PDW-1500
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Model Description:
XDCAM deck (MPEG IMX/DVCAM) Rcd 25Mbps...50Mbps/45mn, composit & SD/SDI, Ethernet...

Model Details

The PDW-1500 is a half-rack sized recorder optimized for use with non linear editing systems. Despite its compact size, this deck offers high-speed data transfer between compatible nonlinear devices, creating a powerful editing tool for video productions. It features MPEG IMX/DVCAM switchable recording, DVCAM compression recording at 25Mbps up to around 85 min, MPEG IMX compression recording at 30Mbps up to 68 min, 40Mbps up to 55 min and 50Mbps up to 45 min. Also, proxy AV and variety of metadata can be created and stored into the disc. Two optical heads allows transfer speed of 5x for DVCAM file and 2.5x for MPEG IMX (@50Mbps) file as well as 50x for proxy AV file. Equipped with AV interfaces (SDI, Composite with RS-422A) as well as i-LINK (SBP2) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. As with other PDW series products, it offers a thumbnail search operation and scene selection operation, also supports stream conversion from MPEG IMX to DVCAM, output DVCAM stream over i-LINK, which can allow to record and keep high picture quality with MPEG for on-line quality while processing edit, scripting/logging work with DV infrastructure.The Sony XDCAM 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. \


  • Record and of Playback MPEG IMX/DVCAM PDW-1500 supports MPEG IMX (30, 40, 50Mbps)/DVCAM switchable recording and playback as standard. This feature provides users a flexible operation in program distribution and exchange.
  • Two optical heads for high-speed file transfer Equipped with two optical heads, which provide 50x for proxy AV file, 5x for DVCAM file and 2.5x for MPEG IMX (@50Mbps) file in conjunction with external NLE.
  • Proxy AV and metadata recording Proxy AV file is created and recorded onto the disc along with high-resolution audio and video. Also variety of metadata can be created and stored into the disc in conjunction with external PC. After transfering proxy file to external PC with high-speed f
  • Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection As with other PDW series, thumbnail search and scene selection functionalities can be supported. They enable quick ramdom access to each clip and creating a scene selection list, PDW-1500 playback the selected clips seamlessly according to the list.
  • Gigabit Ethernet and i-LINK connectivity PDW-1500 supports gigabit Ethernet interface and i-LINK (SBP2) interface as standard.

Additional Detailed Information:
Product Highlights
  • Two optical heads allowing transfer speeds of 5x for DVCAM and 2.5x for MPEG IMX (@50Mbps)
  • High-speed of transfer of proxy AV file at 50-times speed
  • Proxy AV data recording
  • Metadata recording
  • A variety of interfaces
  • Thumbnail search operation
  • Scene selection operation
  • Search speed (in color): JOG: -1 to +2 times normal speed / Shuttle: +/-50 times normal speed
  • Voice-over recording
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • DVCAM stream output from MPEG IMX playback
  • Mass: 7.4 kg (16lb 5oz)
  • 7 years "Powertrain" Warranty for XDCAM laser block

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