Sony PDW 700 XDCAM HD Camcorder w/Color VF & 24p

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Sony PDW 700 XDCAM HD Camcorder w/Color VF & 24p

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Op. 974
Laser :392
Spindle 713

Comes with

HDVF-C35W. #201419
Sony VCT-U14 camera plate
Sony Camera Microphone

Sony Wireles Receiver 855B 66-69. 782.125-805. 875 MHZ

Sony Wireless Transmitter WRT 822B  66-69. 783.125-805. 875 MHZ

Lavalier Mic.

The PDW-700 camcorder comes equipped with three 2/3-inch type CCDs – a newly developed “Power HAD FX” progressive CCD with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels. Stunning-quality HD images can be captured by this high-resolution CCD in conjunction with the 14-bit A/D converter and advanced digital signal. On top of the exceptional technology, the PDW-700 offers very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps using the MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression. It also provides multi-format recording flexibility including 1080i, 720P and SD, which comes with HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P. The Sony XDCAM HD422 series of Optical Disc products will have 7 years "Powertrain" Warranty for its laser block. This "Powertrain" Warranty is unprecedented for Sony and demonstrates the confidence Sony has in its XDCAM products.


Three 2/3-inch type CCDs
High-quality four-channel audio recording
Compact and lightweight at 9 lb 4 oz
Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
Pool-feed input (HD/SD-SDI and composite) option
Ethernet interface
i.LINK interface
HD422:1080: 59.94i, 50i
HD422 50Mbps
DL & SL Disc Recording
HD422: 1080: 29.97p, 25p, and 720: 59.94p, 50p
HD420: 1080 & 720




2/3” full HD Progressive CCD (Power HAD FX) 2.2M pixels (1920 x 1080) RGB 3 CCD Sensors Supports both 1080 and 720

Recording Bit Rates

MPEG-2 422p@HL format Bit rate is 50Mbps for both 1080 and 720 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 (CBKZ-MD01) 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. Single layer (23.3GB) Dual layer (50GB) 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.

Well-balanced Compact Body

The PDW-700 is designed to be very compact and ergonomically well balanced, providing a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations.

Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters

Neutral Density (ND) optical filter is controlled via a built-in ND filter wheel and can be set with relative offset value of color temperature Color Correction (CC) filter can easily obtain the desired color temperature by setting the mode on a camcorder-assignable switch

Gain Control

Gain Control (-6db to +42dB) and Turbo Gain “Shockless gain control” provides a smooth transition in gain control

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.

Slow shutter

A maximum of 64 frames can be accumulated using the slow shutter function. In low light levels this allows clear video to be shot, and provides a fantasy video effect with ghost image. - 1-8, 16, 32 and 64 frame accumulation - Turbo Gain allows the camera gain to be boosted up to +48 dB.

Interval Recording*

The PDW-700 offers an Interval Recording function which intermittently records signals at pre-determined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating pictures with special effects of extremely quick motion. *Requires a software upgrade planned to be available for release in fall 2008.

Freeze Mix

Superimposes a previously recorded image on the viewfinder. This allows the operator to quickly and easily frame or reposition a subject when a shot must be taken from the same position or in the same framework as a previous take.

Picture Cache Recording

Maximum duration is 30sec. This picture cache mode can be ON even in EJECT operation and consequently sequential recording is possible during disc replacement.

Memory Stick® media

“All file”, “Scene file”, “Lens file” and “User file” are provided to store the setting parameters to the internal memory and Memory Stick media.

Digital Extender*

The Digital Extender function of the PDW-700 enables images to be digitally doubled in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this capability without any loss of image sensitivity, which is often referred to as the F-drop phenomenon. *Requires a software upgrade planned to be available for release in fall 2008.

Focus magnification

X2 magnified camera picture is available in the viewfinder which can help precise focus adjustment

Assignable switch

PDW-700 provides a total of 6 assignable switches (ASSIGN 1 to 4, COLOR TEMP, LENS RET)

Pool-feed Operation

For pool-feed operations, the optional CBK-HD01* and CBK-SC02* boards provide HD and SD-SDI inputs, and SD composite input respectively. *Planned to be available in fall 2008.

Trigger REC Function

The PDW-700 camcorder has the Trigger REC function that enables synchronized recording with PDW-HD1500 and PDW-F75 XDCAM decks or HDCAM® portable decks connected via the HD-SDI interface – a convenient feature for backup recording.

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)

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

Aspect Ratio Control

The following conversion is possible in recording mode: Upconversion from SD to HD In the downconversion process from HD to SD, Squeeze / Edge Crop / Letter Box are available. In the upconversion process from SD to HD Squeeze / Edge Crop / Letter Box are available