SONY PDW 700

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.

Description

General Specifications Detail:
Mass Approx. 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz) (body)
Approx. 6.0 kg (13 lb 4 oz) (w/ VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption Approx. 40 W (while recording, w/o options, color LCD On)
Approx. 44 W (while recording, w/viewfinder, color LCD On, manual lense, microphone)
Operating Temperature -5 to +40 °C (+23 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 120 min. w/BP-GL95 battery
Video Recording Format MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL) (CBR: 50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) – playback only
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video MPEG-4
Audio Recording MPEG HD422: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
MPEG IMX: (4ch, 16-bit or 24-bit, 48 kHz)
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Audio Proxy A-law (2 ch/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
Recording Media 23GB Optical Disc model PFD23A
50GB Optical Disc model PFD50DLA
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model MPEG HD422 mode:
1920 X 1080/59.94i/29.97p
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG HD mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i/29.97p
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG IMX: 59.94i
DVCAM: 59.94i
Recording Frame Rate PAL model MPEG HD422:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
MPEG HD:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
MPEG IMX: 50i
DVCAM: 50i
Recording/Playback time MPEG HD422:
50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG HD:
35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX (Option: CBKZ-MD01):
50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
DVCAM (Option: CBKZ-MD01):
25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)

Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
TC IN BNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
SDI IN BNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio In CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
AES/EBU Input CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, AES/EBU selectable
MIC In XLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
Test Out BNC x 1
(switchable)
HD Y/SD composite
SD composite (character On/Off)
SDI Out BNC x 2
1 (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
2 (HD/SD switchable, character On/Off)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio Out CH-1/CH-2: XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x 1
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Mini-jack x 2 (front: monaural, rear: stereo/monaural)
Monitor Speaker YES
DC In XLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out 4-pin (Female) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 to 17 V DC, MAX. 500 mA
Lens Conector 12-pin
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
Camera Adaptor 50-pin
i.Link IEEE 1394, 6 pin x 1, File Access Mode
Memory Stick x 1 (for camera setup files)
Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 x 1, 100Base-Tx: IEEE802.3u, 10Base-T: IEEE802.3
USB x 1 (for version-up)

Audio Performance Specifications Detail:
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Dynamic Range More than 93 dB
Distortion Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Crosstalk Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Wow & Flutter Below measurable limit
Headroom 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Pickup Device 3-chip 2/3-inch type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Optical System F1.4 prism
Built-In Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time) 59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 ,1/1000, 1/2000
50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
25p: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Slow Shutter 1- to 8- and 16-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function NA
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 @ 59.94i, F12 @ 50i (typical)
Minimum Illumination Approx. 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
Gain Selection -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Smear Level -135 dB (Y-typical)
S/N Ratio 59 dB (54 dB w/o Noise Suppressor)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Registration Less than 0.02%
Modulation Depth 45% or more at 27.5MHz (typical)

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Viewfinder Option
Built-In LCD Monitor 3.5-inch type color LCD monitor

Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount 2/3-inch type bayonet mount