Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder
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Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder
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14x Zoom Lens
Fujinon ACM 18 ½” adapter
1-8 GB SXS Card
IR Remote Control
Component Video Cable
XD CAM EX Clip Browsing software
SXS Driver Software
BPU 30 Battery
BCU1 Battery Charger
*SHOULDER MOUNT INCLUDED*
The Sony PMW-EX3 is a flash-memory based high definition camcorder
capable of a variety of frame rates and resolutions using Sony's new XDCAM-EX
intraframe codec. A "big-brother" to the PMW-EX1, the PMW-EX3 ups the ante by
providing an interchangeable lens mount. The mount allows users to put a variety
of professional lenses on the camera, including 1/2" and 2/3" bayonet mounts
(with optional adapter).
Enhancing both usability and workflow
efficiency, the PMW-EX3 has an extensive set of features that push the
boundaries of traditional handheld cameras, including a continuous record time
of up to 140 minutes! Whether shooting in 720p, 1080i, or 1080p modes, the
PMW-EX3 has it all covered. Its bevy of output settings lets users take
advantage of fast and slow motion, as well as popular frame rates such as the
"film-like" 24p mode.
XDCAM EX is a variant of Sony's popular XDCAM HD codec, which has become a
benchmark for affordable non-linear professional acquisition. Through the use of
flash-based memory, the PMW-EX3 can take advantage of variable bit rate (VBR)
recording. VBR technology intelligently employs less or more image compression
to different portions of the footage dependant on which areas need additional
bandwidth. The end result is higher quality video with a reduced amount of
compression artifacts when compared to more antiquated constant bit rate (CBR)
Like its more expensive ENG counterparts, the PMW-EX3 is designed to be used
on the shoulder, allowing for more comfortable operation. The result is
glass-smooth footage that can be recorded for an extended period of time before
the onset of arm fatigue.
Interchangeable Lens Mount
The PMW-EX3 features a 1/2" interchangeable mount capable of using both
Canon and Fujinon 1/2" and 2/3" professional video lenses.
Exmor 1/2" CMOS Sensors
By using Exmor 1/2" CMOS sensors,Sony has once again raised the bar for
handheld cameras, The result can often be additional noise or image degradation,
sometimes sending otherwise usable footage to the proverbial "digital cutting
room floor". The PMW-EX3's ultra-sensitive 1/2" CMOS Exmor sensors fully take
advantage of the increased surface area, delivering a signal-to-noise ratio of
54 dB! Wow.
SxS Solid State Recording Technology
SxS technology is built for today's most demanding applications and beyond.
Being based on the Expresscard/34 interface makes ultra-high transfer rates
possible, up to 800 Mb/s. These high transfer speeds can be very important when
trying to quickly download multiple gigabytes worth of footage.
Under and Over-Cranking Made Easy
Variable frame rates have been used in filmmaking since its inception. What
is often referred to as "over-cranking" for slow motion and "under-cranking" for
fast motion, is achieved by running film quickly or slowly through a film gate.
This method makes for a simple yet effective technique, which can be used in a
myriad of creative cinematic ways. The PMW-EX3 has the ability to simulate this
same effect while keeping your hands free from all those stinky film chemicals.
Shoot in a number of frame rates, select any clip, and watch your footage
playback automatically in all its fast or slow motion glory!
High Definition LCD
When shooting HD footage, standard LCD screens can be very deceiving; what
looked perfect amidst a full-day video shoot can sometimes prove very soft or
out of focus while in post-production. This is a direct result of a simple fact:
most camera mounted LCDs cannot resolve images in the same way they are being
recorded. The PMW-EX3 comes equipped with 1-MegaPixel LCD screen, eliminating
this oft-pesky phenomenon. Record with confidence, knowing that what you see is
what you will get.
Extended Record Time
Due to the space-saving nature of XDCAM EX, the 8 and 16GB memory cards are
capable of recording for long periods of time. Documentary work will never be a
problem when shooting on the PMW-EX3.
8-Pin Remote Access
The PMW-EX3 can be connected to the RM-B150 or RM-B750 remote control units
via its 8-Pin connection. This feature makes the camera ideal for a variety of
applications, including studio work.