Sony PMW-500

The Sony PMW 500 gives almost identical pictures to the PDW F800 and PDW 700 in the disc camera range. The big difference is the record format being SxS cards rather than discs. This has a big impact on where it is appropriate to use this camera and where it is best not to. A good rule of thumb is if you are away from base for a period of days and wish to avoid data transfering on location then do not use SxS cards as there will always be some kind of limitation on how many cards are viable to have on set.

Trusted Solid State Media

Some Television production companies and various news networks have invested heavily in SxS media and the Sony workflow. The most popular capacity is 32GB though 64GB cards can be made available. The decision is how much footage do you want in one place if your intention is to use this media for fast turn around work or a news environment.

 

 

  • XDCAM EX camcorder recording to SxS cards
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 50 Mb/s recording
  • 2/3-inch type three Power HAD FX CCD sensors
  • Capable of 35 Mb/s recording for seamless integration with EX1 / EX3 range
  • Slow and quick motion function available in 1080 and 720 modes

GENERAL
Mass 3.4 kg (7 lb 7 oz) (body only without lens)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches) without projection (body)
Power requirements DC 12 V (11V – 17V)
Power consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens, and microphone while recording) Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Operating temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Recording format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14 SD mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed): IMX, DVCAM
Recording format (Audio) (UDF Mode) HD 422 50 ModeLPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels HD 420 HQ Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD IMX Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels (FAT Mode)HD Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 2 channels
Recording frame rate UDF Mode)HD 422 50 Mode : MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 Mbps/CBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 23.98P (PD) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF720 × 576/50i, 25PsF (FAT Mode)HD HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/CBR1440 × 1080 /59.94i, 50i(23.98P is converted to 59.94i in 2-3 pulldown processing.) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720 × 576/50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback time – may vary the according to the encoding or memory. (UDF Mode) HD 422 50/SD IMX Mode: Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card HD 420 HQ Mode:Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 90 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card,Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 130 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
LENS
Lens mount 2/3-type SONY bayonet
CAMERA SECTION
Imaging device 3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD FX CCD
Effective picture elements 1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Optical system F1.4 prism system
Built-in optical filters Built-in optical filters
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 3200K,89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode), F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum illumination 0.016 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation)
S/N ratio 59 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal rezolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter speed 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Slow Shutter seßtting frames vary according to the system frequency.)
Slow & Quick Motionfunction 720p: Selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate (from 1 fps to 50 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode), 1080p: Selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate(from 1 fps to 25 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode)
White balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
Audio input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video output BNC (x1), Composite, HD-Y
Audio output XLR-type 5-pin
SDI input (Option) BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
SDI output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1),HDV™ (HDV 1080i)/DVCAM stream input/output (HDV/DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. DVCAM stream input is only for monitoring use on view finder), S400
Timecode input BNC (x1)
Timecode output BNC (x1)
Genlock input BNC (x1)
USB USBdevice BType(x1), host AType(x1)
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker output Monaural
DC input XLR-type 4-pin
DC output 4-pin
Remote 8-pin
Lens remote 12-pin
MIC XLR-type 5-pin
MONITORING
Viewfinder Supplied interfaces (20-pin IF for HDVF, 26-pin IF for CBK-VF01)
Built-in LCD monitor 3.5-inch type colour LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type (Viewable area measured diagonally).
Media
Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
Supplied Accessories Shoulder Strap (x1), Cold Shoe Kit (x1), Operation Manual (x1), XDCAM Browser software (x1), SxS device driver software (x1)

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