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PDW-530P //U (PDW-530P PDW530P PDW 530P) XDCAM




PDW-530P //U (PDW-530P PDW530P PDW 530P) XDCAM





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NEW Sony PDW-530P XDCAM Optical Disc Camcorder The top of the range XDCAM SD camcorder PDW-530P features MPEG IMX/DVCAM-switchable recording and a family of new revolutionary workflow related functionalities.

Sony PDW Series camcorders have been designed with special consideration for heavy duty field acquisition, providing excellent picture quality, operability and reliability inherited from the Sony BETACAM™ family of acquisition products. In addition to these impressive capabilities, Sony PDW Series camcorders also provide numerous innovative features that take full advantage of the benefits of non-linear disc media. These unique features offer a completely new style of field operation, adding flexibility and efficiency to those operations where quick program completion is a top priority.

16:9/4:3 Switchable Power HAD™ EX CCDs and Progressive Mode

PDW Series camcorders incorporate three 16:9/4:3 switchable CCDs for their image capture device. Using the best of Sony CCD technology, these allow for outstanding picture quality with a high signal-to noise ratio of 63 dB (PAL), low smear level of -140 dB (typical), and high sensitivity of F11. PDW Series camcorders also provide 25P progressive modes and Gamma to offer a film-like effect.

• PAL: 25P

MPEG IMX and DVCAM recording

The PDW-530P can record at various bitrates :
IMX 30, 40, 50 Mbps, providing 68min, 57min or 45 min recording time respectively
DVCAM 25Mbps providing 85 min recording time

12-bit A/D Conversion

PDW Series camcorders also incorporate a high integrity 12-bit A/D converter, so that the high-quality images captured by the Power HAD EX CCDs are processed with greater precision. In particular, this higher bit resolution allows contrast to be reproduced more precisely in mid-tone areas of the picture.

Flexible Image Controls

Sony PDW Series camcorders also provide highly advanced image control features that were once only available on high-end studio cameras. These allow images to be recorded to professional disc with maximum quality and camera-work creativity.

• Multi-Matrix function
• TruEye™ processing
• Triple Skin-Tone Detail control
• Electronic soft focus
• Selectable gamma table
• Color-temperature control

Extensive Range of Interfaces

Sony PDW Series camcorders come equipped with a wide range of interfaces. In addition to an analogue composite output, they also offer the i.LINK interface (both AVC and FAM) and, by adding the appropriate optional plug-in board, SDI output and analogue composite input also become available.

Loop Recording

Loop Recording is a convenient function where by upto 10 seconds of audio and video signals are buffered into memory before the Rec button is even pressed. This means that everything that happened 10 seconds before the Rec button was pressed, in Standby mode, will still be recorded to disc – a capability that can prevent the loss of unexpected but important events occurring before the operator even has the chance to press the Rec button.

Low-Light Shooting

Sony PDW Series camcorders offer two convenient features for shooting in low-light conditions which can be used either alone or together depending on the situation or operator preferences. Slow Shutter allows you to use shutter speeds longer than the frame rate

• PAL: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 seconds - Turbo Gain allows the camera gain to be boosted up to +48 dB

Other Features

•Thumbnail Search operation
•Scene Selection operation
• Proxy AV Data recording
• Metadata recording: UMID, Extended UMID, Essence Marks
• A second LCD screen displays time code, and remaining battery/disc capacity during power on and off.
• Four assignable buttons, two on the camera handle and two on the inside panel, enable operators to assign frequently used functions.
• Auto Tracing White Balance for automatic adjustments in camera color temperature according to lighting changes
• Interval recording (automatic and manual) intermittently records signals at pre-determined intervals, ideal for recording over long periods.
• "Memory Stick"™ function for storage of camcorder setup files
• Slot to accommodate a Sony WRR-855 Series wireless microphone receiver
• Optional Ethernet (100Base-TX) Adaptor (CBK-NC01) for Ethernet connection
• Camera remote control via Sony RM-B150 and RM-B750 remote control units
• Intelligent lighting system synchronizes strobe on/off to the Rec button.
• i.LINK (DV Stream) output from MPEG IMX playback

Recording format

Video: MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mb/s), DVCAM (25 Mb/s)


Proxy Video: MPEG-4


-: Approx. 4.1 kg
5.8kg(with VF, Mic, Disc, BP-IL75 battery)

Pickup device

-: 3-chip 2/3-inch type 16:9 widescreen Power HAD EX CCD

Built-in optical filters

-: 1 : Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
A : CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K

S/N ratio

-: 63 dB (typical)

Built-in LCD monitor

-: 2.5-inch type color LCD monitor


CRT: 2.0-inch type monochrome

Supplied Accessories

PDZ-1 Browsing software

x 1

Monaural microphone

x 1

Shoulder belt

x 1

Lens cap

x 1


x 1

Operation manual


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