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Sony reveals PMW-1000 SxS Memory Recording Deck

1 February 2013
Sony reveals PMW-1000 SxS Memory Recording Deck

Following the recent launch of its XAVC codec, Sony has introduced the new PMW-1000 Memory Recording Deck in response to ever-increasing memory-based video production on camcorders such as the PMW-500. This half-rack sized recorder, with two SxS memory card slots and VTR-like jog/shuttle operations, is suitable for both in-house and field operation. PMW-1000 users can select recording and playback formats from HD (XAVC, MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD420 50/35/25Mbps) and SD (MPEG IMX 50/40/30Mbps and DVCAM 25Mbps) in a variety of frame frequencies. In addition, with its up-and-down conversion function, the PMW-1000 is ideal for integration into existing SD production systems that are looking to upgrade to HD in the future. Besides MPEG HD422, the PMW-1000 also supports XAVC Intra HD record/playback, enhancing the XDCAM HD workflow in the operation of cameras such as Sony’s new PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta cameras. The PMW-1000 is currently the only recorder, which can record the XAVC HD format on SxS media. It can also playback XAVC HD recorded content on professional monitors. The PMW-1000 drives enhanced XDCAM HD422 workflow with tape-like operation including linear ingest with RS-422 control and linear editing (as player) with jog/shuttle control. The VTR-like jog/shuttle dial and RS-422 control also come into play when ingested in baseband through an ingest controller at broadcast stations where a content server may be in operation. The PMW-1000 also provides MPEG HD422 picture quality as well as a high quality eight channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording capability. The PMW-1000 will be available in Europe from April 2013

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