Sony PMW-EX30 XDCAM EX Recorder

by Sony
Sony PMW-EX30 XDCAM EX Recorder


SxS Solid State Recording Technology
- Compatible with ExpressCard3/4 interface slot which is common on modern Windows PCs and Macs
- Uses PCI Express interface and achieves an extremely high "read" speed of 800 Mb/s*
- Large storage capacity: SBP-8 (8 GB) and SBP-16 (16 GB) memory cards are available
- Can record up to 70 minutes of HD video and audio (using one 16-GB memory card)
- Compact size: approx. 75 x 34 x 5 mm (excluding the projecting parts) - half the size of the older PC Card standard
- Low power consumption
- Highly reliable: can resist shocks (up to 1500 G) and vibrations (up to 15 G)

1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" Codec
The PMW-EX30 deck records 1920 x 1080 HD images using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" codec, which conforms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression standard. "MPEG-2 Long GOP" is a mature codec - also adopted by the XDCAM HD and HDV 1080i series of products - which enables users to record stunning-quality HD video and audio with highly efficient, reliable data compression.

Selectable Bit Rates
The PMW-EX30 deck offers a choice of bit rates - either 35 Mb/s (HQ mode) or 25 Mb/s (SP mode) - depending on the desired picture quality and recording time. The HQ mode supports both 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions. The SP mode supports 1440 x 1080 resolution at 25 Mb/s, which provides compatibility with HDV 1080i products.

Footage recorded in this SP mode can be seamlessly integrated into HDV-compatible editing systems by transferring the stream from the deck via the i.LINK (HDV) interface. It can also be recorded on XDCAM HD's optical disc through the use of the supplied Clip Browser software.


Composite output : BNC(x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced
S-Video output : Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms unbalanced, sync negative
Component output : BNC (x 3), Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Audio input : RCA type (CH-1, CH-2)
Audio output : RCA type (CH-1, CH-2), -10 dBu (reference level), 47 kohms
HD-SDI input : BNC (x 1)
SDI output : BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
HDMI output : Type A 19-pin (x 1)
i.LINK input/output : IEEE1394, 6pin (x 1), HDV stream input/output, DVCAM stream output, S400
USB : Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0 High-speed
Headphone output : Stereo mini-jack (x 1), 16 O, 30 mW
DC input : DC jack

LCD panel : 3.5-inch(*2) type color LCD monitor, approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type

Digital Media Slot : ExpressCard/34 (x 2)

Power requirements : DC 12 V
Power consumption : approx. 12 W
Operating temperature : 5 to +40oC (+32 to +104oF)
Storage temperature : -20 to +60oC (-4 to +140oF)
Recording format Video : Video MPEG-2 Long GOP HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H14 Audio Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording frame rate : NTSC setting HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98P(*1), 1280 x 720/59.94P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i
PAL setting HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
Recording/Playback time : HQ mode Approx. 50 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card. Approx. 25 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card[br]SP mode Approx. 70 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card. Approx. 35 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card

In the Box

AC Adaptor
IR Remote Control
USB Cable
2 x Stand
Sony PMW-EX30 Manual
XDCAM EX Browsing Clip Software
SxS Device Driver Software


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