Sony PDW-F75 XDCAM Recorder

by Sony
Sony PDW-F75 XDCAM Recorder


Record and Playback:
Record and playback DVCAM and MPEG HD material at multiple bit rates (18Mbps, 25Mpbs and 35Mpbs). For DVCAM recording, it is necessary to install PDBK-104 optional board.

Up/Down Conversion
The PDW-F75 recording deck has the up-conversion capability to allow material recorded in the DVCAM format to be converted to HD signals and output via its HD-SDI or HD analog component connector. This capability allows users to easily and flexibly migrate to HD-based operations at their own pace. During HD material playback, the deck can output DVCAM via i.Link (DV OUT) port or baseband SD output via SD-SDI, composite output, or optional analog component output.

A/V Inputs:
HD-SDI, AES/EBU audio, analog audio, timecode, reference

A/V Outputs:
HD-SDI, Y/Pb/Pr, SD-SDI, RGB, SD analog composite, AES/EBU audio, analog audio, timecode, XGA/VGA, audio monitor (L/R)

Other interfaces:
RS-422A, RS-232C, Ethernet (Optional Gigabit Ethernet capability for network-based file transfer) i.Link interface that supports File Access Mode and DV OUT

MPEG-2 TS output:
Optional capability to input and output 25 Mb/s MPEG-2 TS (Transport Stream) for interfacing with HDV products or HDV-based nonlinear editors via an i.LINK port

Equipped with Jog/shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation

LCD Display:
16:9, 3.5"* type color LCD Screen *Viewable area measured diagonally.

Trigger REC function over HD-SDI:
If it is connected with SONY HDW series camcorder via HD-SDI, PDW-F75 can detect the status of camcorder and automatically start and stop recording.

9-pin Remote:
Can be controlled as a linear deck, functioning as that bridge between analog & digital formats

High-speed transfer of Proxy AV data:
Through its network interfaces, the Proxy AV data (2Mbps MPEG-4 SP) can be transferred at up to 18x-20x real time.

Metadata Recording:
Capable of recording a variety of metadata, which provides a huge advantage when searching for data in subsequent processes. Users have the flexibility to designate the amount of metadata they wish to record. The types of metadata that the Sony XDCAM Series of products can handle and record: - UMID - Essence Marking (Manual and Automatic) - Thumbnails, Sub clips - Ability to write EDL back onto disc

Expand function:
The clip for a selected thumbnail is divided into 12 even time intervals. The first frame of each of these 12 time divisions is shown as a thumbnail. With this function, it is easy to search rapidly for scenes within a long clip. This expand function can be applied up to three times (dividing the clip into 1728 even time intervals) to show a list of the frames.

Scene Selection
Provides a non-destructive, cuts-only editing capability in the deck and camcorder.

Thumbnail Search Operation and Scene Selection Capability:
Thumbnail display with instant access to clips. Combined with an attached video monitor, the PDW-F75 enables the user to perform thumbnail searches and create scene selections. The user can achieve quick, random access to each clip and creation of scene selection lists. The PDW-F75 can then utilize those scene selection lists by playing out the video in the order prescribed by the list. The color LCD screen provided enables thumbnail search and scene selection functionality. Through the use of those functions, the user has quick, random access to each clip and can create scene selection lists and play them out in the order prescribed by the list.

Selectable Modes of File Recording:
Two types of file recording mode is provided. In standard operation, one clip file is created each time recording is started and stopped. In the other mode, called Clip Continuous REC Mode, one clip file can be created while multiple record start and stop. (Available when recording is remotely controlled via an RS422A or RS-232C interface, or during Trigger REC mode via HD-SDI interface.)

Compact, Lightweight Design:
The dimensions (WxHxD): 12 1/8 x 4 x 16 1/2 inches


Signal System : XDCAM HD

Tape Format : DVCAM, MPEG HD

Tape Speed : N/A

Signal-to-Noise Ratio : 53 dB

Maximum Recording Time :
- Dual Layer:
DVCAM: 185 min
MPEG HD (2 Channel): 35 Mb/s - 145 min, 25 Mb/s - 190 min, 18 Mb/s - 248 min
MPEG HD (4 Channel): 35 Mb/s - 150 min, 25 Mb/s - 200 min, 18 Mb/s - 265 min

- Single Layer:
DVCAM: 85 min
MPEG HD (2 Channel): 35 Mb/s - 69 min, 25 Mb/s - 92 min, 18 Mb/s - 122 min
MPEG HD (4 Channel): 35 Mb/s - 66 min, 25 Mb/s - 87 min, 18 Mb/s - 113 min

Audio Signal Format :
DVCAM: 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 Channels
MPEG HD: 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 2/4 Channels

Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)

Signal to Noise Ratio : Not Specified By Manufacturer

Input and Output Connectors :
HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
HD Component: BNC (x1 Output, x1 Input with Optional Card)
RGB: 15-pin D-Sub (x1 Output, x1 Input with Optional Card)
SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output, x1 Input with Optional Card)
SD Analog Composite: (x1 Output, x1 Input with Optional Card)
Digital Audio: (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Analog Audio - XLR (Input, Output) Timecode - BNC (Input, Output)
Reference - (Input)
Audio Monitor - RCA (Output)
i.LINK - FireWire 6-pin (HDV requires add-on card)
RS-422A - 9-Pin D-Sub
RS-232 - 9-Pin D-Sub
Headphone - Stereo Phone Jack Ethernet (Optional) - 1000Base-T (RJ-45)

Power Requirements : 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power Consumption : 70W

Operating Temperature : 40-104oF (5-40oC)

Dimensions (WxHxD) : 30.8 x 10.2 x 41.9 cm

Weight : 7.2 kg

In the Box

Sony PDW-F75 Manual
Vertical installation stand
Infrared remote commander
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
Proxy Viewer Software


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