Sony PDW-F350 XDCAM HD 1/2" 3CCD Camera
Sony PDW-F350 XDCAM HD 1/2" 3CCD Camera, Blue Laser Disc, DVCAM/HD Switchable, 16:9/4:3, HD in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P, HD-SDI Out
One Owner Operator! Low Hours!
(price does not include Lens)
- AC adapter
- Sony lens mount adapter
- Porta Brace camera case
The Sony PDW-F350 XDCAM HD Camcorder provides the durability and reliability professionals have become accustomed to with their full line of ENG camcorders, while adding many new features. What sets the XDCAM HD line apart from other cameras is the ability to shoot high quality high definition video at manageable bitrates.
Equipped with three 1/2" HD CCDs, the PDWF350 is capable of recording a 1080i stream at different frame rates and bit rates, giving the user increased versatility to choose between quality and runtime. The 350 can also under and over crank, between 4 and 60 frames. This can be used for fast and slowmotion effects.
The XDCAM takes recording to the next level, utilizing non-linear optical Blue Laser technology. Less time logging, capturing and digitizing footage allows videographers to move seamlessly between acquisition and post-production. This increase in efficiency will result in shorter production times leading to higher profitability.
Note! This model does not include a lens. Body Only.
Blue Laser Optical Drive Technology The XDCAM HD series is anchored by Blue Laser disc, which allows for storage capabilities large enough to record professional quality video. Optical discs gives operators more control of the footage they acquire. This can be useful in instances such as news gathering, where footage often goes direct-to-broadcast. The hassle of rolling through tape is eliminated. Optical recording provides users with the advantages of non-linear work-flow combined the long record times that are necessary in the field, while providing an immediate HD archive.
Advanced Video Chip Technology The camera uses advanced CCD technology. The Power HAD HD (1440x1080) CCDs have specifications that approach the very highest quality FIT chips found in top-tier equipment such as those used in HDTV production. The camera has an amazing 54 dB signal to noise ratio and smear level of -120 dB. The dynamic range of the camera makes it possible to control critical details in both the very brightest and lowest lighted portions of a scene.
High Definition At Your Fingertips The PDW-F350 has a wide array of high definition frame rates and bit-rates to choose from, using the MPEG HD codec, based on the commonly used MPEG compression technique. Choose between the highest 35 Mbps bit rate for highest possible quality, or use 25 and 18 Mbps when longer run times are needed. The camera can shoot up to 120 minutes of high definition footage to one 23GB Blue Laser Disc.
DVCAM Downconvertion and iLINK Footage can be recorded in HD mode and then downconverted to DVCAM, and then output through iLINK to any non-linear editing system for high performance and compatibility.
Progressive Recording The PDW-F350 has the ability to record in progressive mode, which enhances image quality and can provide a more 'film-like' image. The camera can switch between standard (30 fps) and 24P modes. The 24P mode gives video the look and shutter of film, which is conventionally shot at 24 frames per second. The camera also has the ability to shoot between 4 and 60 frames, commonly known as "overcranking" and "undercranking", which produces beautiful fast and slow motion effects.
Loop Recording Camera Operators often find themselves missing the first few seconds of action due to camera preroll. With the XDCAM this becomes a thing of the past! Simply set the camera to the Loop Recording mode and the camera will buffer 10 seconds of audio and video into the camera's memory. This capability can help prevent the loss of unexpected but important events occurring before the operator even has the chance to press the REC button.
Thumbnail Scene Selection Blue Laser disc technology allows for quick and easy scene selection using Sony's attached LCD. Bringing up clips couldn't be any easier. Randomly access clips and review them seamlessly. Retrieve and save meta-data which can be very useful for scene matching and archiving purposes.