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Sony PDW-HD1500 Top-of-the-range XDCAM HD deck recording HD material at up to 50Mb/s onto Dual Layer, full range of AV and IT in

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The XDCAM production system was first introduced in 2003, offering revolutionary file-based acquisition onto optical Professional Disc. In 2005, XDCAM HD was launched with camcorders and decks recording high definition pictures at up to 35 Mb/s onto the same 23 GB Professional Discs.
 
At IBC 2007, Sony demonstrated the latest development of products to expand of the XDCAM HD line up - the PDW-700 camcorder and the PDW-HD1500 deck.
 
The PDW-HD1500 will record and replay XDCAM HD 50 Mb/s 4:2:2 data onto 50 GB Dual-layer Professional Disc. With interfaces including i.LINK and Ethernet, the PDW-HD1500 can operate at the heart of small or large scale file-based networked systems. VTR-like JOG/shuttle operation and video interfaces including HD-SDI and SD-SDI also makes the PDW-HD1500 ideal for operation in more traditional vide-based installations.
 
The PDW-HD1500 has been designed to increase the appeal of XDCAM HD for high-end applications such as drama, documentary and natural history and for mainstream entertainment programmes that required a prestige quality look.
 
File-based acquisition onto Professional Disc, with thumbnail and proxy operation will also make the PDW-HDW-1500 ideal for networked applications where speed of production is a critical.
 
High definition recording using MPEG-2 422P@HL compression at 50Mb/s data rate
 
Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats
 
8 channels of digital audio
 
Dual-layer Disc (50GB) and Single-layer Disc (23.3GB) support
 
Dual optical pick-up for higher speed file transfer
 
4.3-inch colour LCD
 
VTR-like JOG/SHUTTLE operation
 
TBC control (via front panel and remote)
 
Compact and lightweight at 6.3kg and half-rack width
 
AC, DC or battery powered
 
Built-in up/down converter and 1080/720 cross converter
 
HD up-conversion from SDI input (recording)
 
HD/SD conversion and cross conversion output between 1080 and 720 (playback)
 
Ethernet interface (100Base-T)
 
i.LINK interface
The PDW-HD1500 will be the most highly specified recorder within the XDCAM HD line up. The main features announced at IBC 2007 are as follows:
 
General
Power Requirements AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC 12 V
Power Consumption AC: 80 W, DC: 65 W, SAVEMODE (DC): 55 W
Operating Temperature 5°C to 40°C
Operating Temperature 42°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F
Storage Temperature '-20°C to +60°C
Humidity 25% to 90% (relative humidity)
Mass 6.5 kg
Mass 14 lb 5 oz
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches (excluding protrusions)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 210 x 132 x 396 mm (excluding protrusions)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) - LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mbps) (Playback only.)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) DVCAM (Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for DVCAM and MPEG IMX recording.) (CBR, 25 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) MPEG IMX (Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for DVCAM and MPEG IMX recording.) (CBR, 50/40/30 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) MPEG HD422 (CBR, 50 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) MPEG HD:
Recording/Playback Format (Video) - SP mode (CBR, 25 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Video) - HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps)
Recording/Playback Format (Audio) DVCAM (Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for DVCAM and MPEG IMX recording.): 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback Format (Audio) MPEG IMX (Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for DVCAM and MPEG IMX recording.): 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or 8 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback Format (Audio) MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback Format (Audio) MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Video) MPEG-4
Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Audio) A-law (8 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD422) 50 Mbps: Approx. 95 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 35 Mbps, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 35 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 25 Mbps, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 25 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 18 Mbps, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 18 Mbps, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 265 min (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX) Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for MPEG IMX recording.
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX) 50 Mbps: Approx. 100 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX) 40 Mbps: Approx. 120 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX) 30 Mbps: Approx. 150 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min (PFD23A)
Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM) 25 Mbps: Approx. 185 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A) (Optional PDBK-S1500 hardware key is required for DVCAM and MPEG IMX recording.)
Search Speed Range (Shuttle Mode) -20 times to +20 times normal speed
Search Speed Range (Variable Mode) -2 times to +2 times normal speed
Search Speed Range (Jog Mode) -1 time to +1 time normal speed
Search Speed Range (Fast Forward/Reverse) -35/+35 times normal speed
 
Media Drive
Media Type Professional Disc Drive (x1)
 
Input/Output
Reference Input BNC (x2) (including loop-through), HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative) or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative)
HD-SDI Input SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
HD-SDI Input HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
HD-SDI Input BNC (x1)
HD-SDI Input (HD/SD switchable)
Analog Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 10 kΩ, balanced
Digital Audio Input (AES/EBU) BNC (x2), 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995
Timecode Input BNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p/3.3 kΩ/unbalanced
Analog Composite Output BNC (x2),
Analog Composite Output 2: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative, SMPTE 170M, character On/Off
Analog Composite Output 1: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative, SMPTE 170M
HD-SDI Output BNC (x2),
HD-SDI Output 2: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), character on/off
HD-SDI Output 1: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI Output BNC (x2),
SD-SDI Output 2: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio), character on/off
SD-SDI Output 1: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Analog Audio Output XLR-type 3-pin (male) (x2) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 Ω, Lo-z, balanced
Analog Audio Monitor XLR-type 3-pin (male) (x2), +4 dBu, 600 Ω, Lo-Z, balanced
Digital Audio Output (AES/EBU) BNC (x2), 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995
Headphone Output JM-60 Stereo phone jack (x1), -13 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode Output BNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/unbalanced
Video Control D-sub 9-pin (female) (x1), EIA RS-423
i.LINK IEEE 1394 6-pin (x1)*
i.LINK File Access Mode or HDV TS*(1080i/720p) (selectable)
i.LINK *Optional PDBK-201 is required for HDV IN/OUT.
Ethernet RJ-45 (x1)
Ethernet 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
Ethernet 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u
Ethernet 1000BASE-T: IEEE 802.3ab
Remote Input (9-pin) D-sub 9-pin (female) (x1), RS-422A
DC Input (12 V) XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1)
DC Output (12 V) 4-pin (female) (x1), DC 12 V, 7.5 W
Maintenance USB (x2)
AC Input AC Input (x1), 100 V to 240 V, 50/60Hz
 
Video Performance
Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125MHz
Quantization 8 bits/sample
Error Correction Reed Solomon Code
 
Processor Adjustment Range
Video Level -∞ to +3 dB
Chroma Level -∞ to +3 dB
Set Up/Black Level -30 IRE to +30 IRE/-210 mV to +210 mV
Chroma Phase -30° to +30°
System Sync Phase -15 μs to +15 μs
System SC Phase 0 ns to 400 ns
 
Audio Performance
Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
Quantization 24 bits
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range More than 90 dB
Distortion Less than 0.05% (at 1 kHz)
Headroom 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
 
Other Equipment
Built-in Display 4.3-inch type color LCD monitor
Built-in Speaker Monaural (x1)