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Sony PMW-50 SxS Field Deck

B&H # SOPMW50 Mfr # PMW-50
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You Pay: $4,900.00
Product Highlights
  • Recorder / Player / Ingests to NLEs
  • 2 ExpressCard 34 Slots Accept SxS Cards
  • Supports DVCCAM & MPEG HD422, 420, Etc
  • Convert SDI Signals to i.LINK
  • Streams through i.LINK and USB
  • 3.5" 16:9 LCD
  • Headphone Output
  • PrimeSupport Repairs & Helpline Package
  • Weighs 2.2 lbs

Sony's PMW-50 SxS Field Deck is a rugged mobile recording deck supporting Sony's XDCAM HD422 expanding line-up of video equipment, a line-up including the PMW camcorders. Featuring two ExpressCard 34 slots that accept SxS memory cards, the deck records SDI and other signals and plays back the recordings on its 3.5" 16:9 LCD. It also plays back, of course, from any SxS cards, wherever else they were recorded on, very convenient for when you've got cards coming at you from left and right. The deck furthermore also functions as an ingest machine to editing systems.

A full one-year PrimeSupport package is included with the deck. It provides fast and hassle-free repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice.

Compact SxS Portable Playback / Recording Unit
The PMW-50 is a lightweight, rugged handheld recorder/player offering full portability for news and field operations. Weighing less than 2.2 lbs, the unit is designed to be tough and insensitive to vibrations. It runs on an optional BP-U battery.
3.5" Display
The deck acts as a stand-alone multi format SxS viewer or as a desktop SNG card feeder.
Compliant with the Most Popular Video Formats
The deck supports all formats, including XDCAM HD422. The deck is .MXF and .MP4 files compliant, offering flexibility for broadcast and corporate operations.
Direct Recording on SxS Cards via HD/SD-SDI Inputs
The PMW-50 enables second/parallel recording with embedded audio via HD/SD-SDI inputs.
SD, MS, XQD Cards and SxS Media Support
With a variety of media available, you can choose that which is most appropriate for your application.
Multiple Inputs and Outputs
The PMW-50 features HD/SD-SDI inputs along with a variety of outputs: analogue composite, HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, analogue audio, headphone, iLink and USB.
Video Recording/Playback Format HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
DVCAM mode: DVCAM

HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H14
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
Audio Recording/Playback Format HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
Other mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
MPEG HD422 Recording/Playback Time Approx. 120 min with SBP-64 / 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
MPEG HD Recording/Playback Time HD 420 mode:
Approx. 180 min with SBP-64 / 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

HQ 1920 mode / HQ 1440 mode / HQ 1280 mode:
Approx. 200 min with SBP-64 / 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

SP 1440 mode:
Approx. 280 min with SBP-64 / SBS-64G1A 64 GB memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A 32 GB memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 16 GB memory card
DVCAM Recording/Playback Time Approx. 220 min with SBP-64 / 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

Approx. 260 min with SBP-64 / 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
Battery Operating Time Approx. 150 min with BP-U30 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On, SDI/HDMI Off)
Approx. 300 min with BP-U60 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On, SDI/HDMI Off)
Approx. 450 min with BP-U90 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On, SDI/HDMI Off)

Batteries are sold separately
Media Type 2x ExpressCard/34 slots
Input/Output 1x HD/SD-SDI input (HD/SD selectable) / SMPTE 292M/259M standards
1x Analog Composite output on BNC / NTSC, PAL or HD-Y
1x HDMI output type A 19-pin
Analog Audio output: phono jack (CH-1, CH-2) / -10dBu (Reference Level), 47kΩ
Headphone output: 1x stereo mini jack
i.LINK: 1x IEEE 1394, 4-pin / HDV stream input/output, DVCAM stream output, S400
USB: 1x type-B
DC output: 12 V DC jack
Option: 4-pin type A
Built-In Display 3.5" (8.9 cm) color LCD monitor
852 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V)
16:9
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Power Consumption Approx. 10.5 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions 4.88 x 3.38 x 9.33" (12.4 x 8.6 x 23.7 cm) without protrusions
Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kg) body
Sony PMW-50 SxS Field Deck
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