Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM Recorder

by Sony
Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM Recorder


Recording Bit Rates
MPEG-2 422p@HL format - Bit rate is 50Mbps for both 1080 and 72 - Audio Format 24bit x 8ch (PDW-700 can record up to 4ch Audio at the same time)

Multi-Format & Legacy Format Support
Legacy formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX 30/40/50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 18*/25/35Mbps) are supported for both recording and playback. An optional software product (PDBK-S1500) is necessary for the SD recording/playback function. (* 18Mbps is playback only)

Record Time
Longer recording time with the Dual Layer Professional Disc Media. The single layer disc is also supported 50GB: Single layer (23.3GB) Dual MPEG HD 422 (50Mbps) Approx. 43 min. Approx. 95 min. MPEG HD 420 (35Mbps) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 145 min MPEG HD 420 (25Mbps) Approx. 90 min. Approx. 190 min MPEG IMX (50Mbps) Approx. 45 min. Approx. 100 min. DVCAM Approx. 85 min. Approx. 185 min.

Compact and Light Weight Design
Half rack size - Weight : 6.5Kg

3 types of power supply
AC / DC / Battery

Well-constructed Body
Tilt up front panel.

3.5-inch Widescreen
An easy-to-view color LCD screen provided on the camcorder side panel enables advanced operations such as Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection. Status indicators such as four-channel audio meters, and disc and battery remaining time can also be displayed. Camera set-up menus can be displayed, too. *Viewable area measured diagonally.

Dual Optical Pick-up
Provides High speed file transfer - FTP Get speed(through Gb-Ethernet) : 220Mbps - i.Link read speed : 200Mbps

Easy and Intuitive Search Operation
Thumbnail Search function - Expand function - Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times
Built-in Multi Format Converter The following conversion is possible in Playback mode: Downconversion from HD to SD, Upconversion from SD to HD, Cross conversion between 1080 and 720 *Available fall 2008

Video Process Control
Front panel operation using the function keys & mlti-dial 9pin video control remote
Control for Linear Editing Player RS-422A control for linear editing player

Advanced Clip Operation
Thumbnail search, "Expand" thumbnail search, Skip scroll, etc - Remote Recording over HD-SDI connection (with PDW-700 and HDW camcorders) - PDW-HD1500 can be installed into the XDCAM CART (for both PDJ-C1080 and PDJ-A640)

Clip Continuous REC
This mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple rec. start & stop. The Rec. start Essence Mark (EM) is recorded to every rec. start frame. The benefits of using this mode are: - Capable of having more than 300 "takes" on a disc - Faster transfer speed by sending a single clip. (No over-head for file open/close process)


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