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Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM HD Compact Deck

B&H # SOPDWHD1500 Mfr # PDW-HD1500
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Product Highlights
  • XDCAM SD Support
  • 1080i/720p Recording
  • HD/SD Conversion

The Sony PDW-HD1500 is a half rack XDCAM HD recorder for Sony's line of optical disc-based cameras, including the PDW-700. Built upon blue laser technology, the XDCAM HD line of products takes advantage of non-linear workflow, while keeping the same tape-based archiving infrastructure that professionals are accustomed to.

The deck is small and provides all the necessary features needed for high definition ingestion and finishing. Features include high speed file transfer, metadata recording, along with multiple format capabilities. Sony's thumbnail search operation means no more winding through an endless amount of recorded tape; each shot is right at your fingertips.

Multiple Formats
The PDW-1500 can play back and record both XDCAM SD and HD, along with MPEG IMX and DVCAM formats, giving added flexibility for mastering and delivery. When recording to MPEG IMX there are three choices of bit rate, providing the user with options between higher quality or longer run times.
High Transfer Speeds
The deck has two optical heads that provide extremely fast transfer rates to editing workstations. The DVCAM format transfers at 5x normal speed while MPEG IMX run up to 2.5x. Proxy AV transfers provide 50x data rates. High speed is boosted by both FireWire and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
Non-Linear Scene Selection
Possibly the greatest attribute of working with non-linear optical recording is the ability to access scenes independently. This along with multiple viewing options makes XDCAM HD extremely powerful, increasing post-production efficiency. Sony's thumbnail scene selection tool makes looking for shots a breeze, simply cycle through the list of clips to find what you need.
Rack Mountable
The PDW-1500 is rack mountable, taking up one half of any standard 19" racking system.
Seven Year "Powertrain" Warranty
Sony's commitment to XDCAM and XDCAM HD technology, along with their unwavering confidence in the equipment translates into an unprecedented seven year "Powertrain" warranty for the laser block.
Signal System XDCAM HD
Tape Format Not Applicable
Tape Speed Not Applicable
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 53dB
Maximum Recording Time XDCAM HD 4:2:2 (50Mbps): 95 min on Dual Layer Disc
XDCAM HD 4:2:0 (35Mbps): 145 min on Dual Layer Disc
XDCAM HD 4:2:0 (25Mbps): 190 min on Dual Layer Disc
MPEG IMX (50Mbps): 100 min on Dual Layer Disc
DVCAM (25Mbps): 185 min on Dual Layer Disc
Audio Signal Format XDCAM SD/HD: Audio Format 24-bit, 8 Channels
DVCAM: 16 bits, 48 kHz
MPEG IMX: 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 Channels
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5dB/-1.0dB (0dB at 1kHz)
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input and Output Connectors Composite: BNC (x2 Input, Output)
Reference: BNC (x2 Input)
HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Input, Output)
Analog Audio: XLR (x2 Input, Output)
Digital Audio Input: AES/EBU, BNC (x2), 4 Channels
Digital Audio Output: BNC (x2), 4 Channels
Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, Output)
Audio Monitor: RCA (x1 Output)
Headphones: JM-60 Stereo Jack
i.LINK/FireWire: 6-pin
Ethernet: 1000BaseT (RJ-45 x1)
RS-422A: 9-Pin D-Sub
Power Requirements 100-240VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 65W
Operating Temperature 42-104°F (5-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.25 x 5.1 x 15.5" (21 x 13 x 39.3cm)
Weight 14.3 lbs (6.5kg)
Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM HD Compact Deck
  • Operation Manual
  • CD-ROM Operation Manual
  • 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty
    7 Year "Powertrain" Warranty (Laser Block)
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    SonyPDW-HD1500 XDCAM HD Compact Deck
     
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    4.0

    XDCAM HD 422 (50) is Good Quality

    By Sushi Boy

    from Tokyo , Japan

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In The Studio

      Comments about Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM HD Compact Deck:

      If you are looking for the replacement SONY HDCAM VTR. PDW-HD1500 is a good choice. This Compact Deck has HD-SDI Input and RS-422 control. And HDCAM 422(50) is better Quality than HDCAM (not HDCAM SR). Good choice for broadcast.

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      4.0

      XDCAM HD 422 is good quality

      By Sushi Boy

      from Tokyo , Japan

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Sony PDW-HD1500 XDCAM HD Compact Deck:

        I use this Compact Deck for the replacement of HDCAM VTR. HD-SDI input and RS-422 control is all I need.

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