Sony PDW-F335L XDCAM HD Camcorder

by Sony
Sony PDW-F335L XDCAM HD Camcorder


Lens Interface and CCD:
Three Interline Transfer Type, 1/2 inch 1.5M pixels Power HAD HD CCD. Equipped with 12-pin lens connector (a 2/3 inch HD lens can be attached using an optional lens adaptor)

HD 1080 Recording at Selectable Bit Rates
The XDCAM HD products record video signals in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, and native 23.98P using the "MPEG HD" codec that adopts the industry standard MPEG-2 MP@HL (1440) compression. Users can select desired bit rates either from 35, 25, or 18 Mb/s depending on their requirements for picture quality and recording length. Choosing the highest bit rate of 35 Mb/s results in the highest-quality pictures over a long recording time of over 60 minutes (single layer disc) 150 (dual layer disc), while choosing the 18 Mb/s bit rate provides a recording time of over 120 minutes (single layer disc) 270 minutes (dual layer disc), which is the longest recording time offered by any current HD camcorder.

DVCAM Recording and Down Conversion:
The XDCAM HD camcorder provides the powerful capability to record in DVCAM format (25 Mbps) with NTSC/PAL and 16:9/4:3 switchable modes. Both camcorders and deck incorporate a down-conversion capability that allows material recorded in the MPEG HD format to be converted to DV signals and output via the i.Link port, enabling users to edit the material using compatible DV-based nonlinear editors.

High-quality Audio Recording:
Record 2 or 4 channels of uncompressed high-quality audio as specified by the recording format selected. These camcorders are also equipped with a range of audio interfaces: one 5-pin XLR front stereo microphone connector and two rear-mounted, 3-pin XLR connectors with selectable MIC/Line level input. The two 3-pin XLR connectors can also be switched to accept four channels of AES/EBU digital audio input, establishing a full digital ENG/EFP system. The camcorder is also equipped with Rear RCA pin x2. - MPEG HD recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz, or 2 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz. - DVCAM recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz.

Extensive Range of A/V Interfaces
PDW-F335: HD/SD Component Output, Unbalanced Audio Output, Front stereo microphone, Genlock, Timecode IN/OUT Switchable i.Link interface supports FAM and DV out.

Proxy AV Data Recording:
During the recording process, a timecode accurate, 2Mbps, MPEG-4 'copy' of the high-resolution material is captured to the Optical Disc media. This proxy video can be used as reference to the high-resolution video for edit decision-making. Depending on the device from which file transfers occur, the Proxy AV data can be sent at up to 16-18x real-time, enabling an optimized workflow for the time-sensitive nature of ENG, while providing significant flexibility for production use.

Metadata recording:
During the recording process UMID, Extended UMID*, and Essence Marks data is captured to the disc.

Progressive Mode (30P and 24P*):
Provide true progressive modes for film. - 29.97P and 23.97P* * High definition video is recorded at the native frame rate. When recording in DVCAM, 24P frame rate video is recorded as 60i with 2-3 pulldown.

Interval Recording:
Records video at pre-determined intervals. Ideal for recording over long periods (time-lapse recording) up to 24 hrs.


Lens Mount : SONY 1/2-inch type bayonet mount

S/N Ratio : 54 dB (typical HD output)

Sensitivity : (2000 lx 89.9% Reflectance) ; F9 (typical)

Resolution : 1440 x 1080

Minimum Illumination : approx. 0.004 lx (F1.4 lens + 48 dB turbo gain with 64 frame accumulation)

Signal System : DVCAM: NTSC/PAL Switchable; MPEG HD: MPEG-2

Smear Level : -120 dB (typical)

Built-in Optical Filters :
1: Clear
2: 1/4ND
3: 1/16ND
4: 1/64ND

Built in LCD Monitor : 3.5-inch type color LCD monitor

Viewfinder :
- Indicators:
REC (x2)

- CRT : 2.0-inch type monochrome

Microphone Input : XLR-5-pin (Female stereo)

Shutter Speed:
- 23.98p: 1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS

- 25p : 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

- 29.97p : 1/40, ,1/60, 1/120, 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
- 59.94i : 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

Gain Selection : (-)3, 0 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB

Recording format : MPEG HD: 4 ch or 2 ch 16 bits/48 kHz; DVCAM: 4 ch 16 bits/48 kHz
Proxy : A-law (4 ch/2 ch 8 bit 8 kHz)
Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5 dB/-1.0 dB
Distortion : Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz reference level)
Dynamic Range : More than 85 dB
Headroom : 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
Crosstalk : Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz reference level)

Power Requirements : DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption (with manual focus lens) : approx 30w
Operating Temperature : +32 to +104 oF (-5 to 40 oC)
Weight : approx.3.9 kg

In the Box

Electret condenser stereo microphone
Lens mount cap
Shoulder belt
VCT-U14 Tripod Adaptor
Flange focal length adjustment test chart
Sony PDW-F335L manual
PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software
Proxy Viewer Software
Professional Disc PFD23A


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