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Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter

Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter

Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter

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Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter

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Product Highlights

  • Three 2/3" Exmor Full HD CMOS Sensors
  • NTSC & PAL Compatible Frame Rates
  • 1080 (59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p)&720p
  • MPEG2 HD422 50 Mb/s Recording
  • Records to SxS Pro & SxS-1 Memory Cards
  • 15 Second Pre-Record Cache
  • Gamma Curves, Slow & Quick Motion
  • 3.5" Color LCD Viewfinder
  • 16x Zoom Lens with Bayonet Mount
  • Power Zoom, Auto/Manual Focus
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Overview
  • 1Description

The Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter is a 2/3", shoulder-mounted, interchangeable lens camcorder in the XDCAM EX line. It features three 2/3" type Exmor CMOS imaging sensors with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The camera records HD and SD in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates. The camera records 1080i at 59.94/50 and 1080p at 29.97/25/23.98, as well as 720p in 59.94/50/25/23.98 and SD at 576i/p and 480i/p as well as additional HD frame sizes. The PMW-400 features a high quality 4:2:2 recording @ 50 MB/s in 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 and other data recording settings. The camera records to Sony's SxS media cards, these cards use the ExpressCard/34 interface providing a fast transfer into a computer equipped with an ExpressCard slot. The camera also records to optional, lower cost media cards using available adapters, although Sony recommends using these in an emergency only.

The PMW-400 also features a host of camera functions and settings including; a memory buffer that allows you to record up to 15 seconds of audio and picture before you press the record button, selectable gamma curves, Slow and Quick Motion (variable recording frame rates), time-lapse, stop-motion, and slow shutter mode. The camcorder features a removable 3.5" Color LCD Viewfinder that you can view as a standard viewfinder, or remove the eyepiece and use as an LCD screen. The PMW-400K features a 16x zoom lens that attaches to the camera using the Sony bayonet mount. The Lens has a zoom range of 8 to 128mm and is a fully Auto/Manual switchable lens with a manual/servo zoom. The PMW-400 features timecode in and out and genlock for multiple camera shoots. The PMW-400KCE package comes with Sony's CBK-CE01 50 Pin Interface and Digital Extender already installed. This adapter allows you to access the 2x digital extender that blows up the image 2x with minimal loss in quality. The adapter also allows you to connect the optional CA-FB70 Optical fiber adaptor or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax adaptor for studio operation.

Camcorder

Imaging System
The three 2/3" Exmor CMOS sensors, capture 1920 x 1080 video and are coupled with an F 1.4 prism. The large sized sensors and the optically fast prism allow the camera to have excellent low light capabilities.
Optical ND Filters
A built-in filter ring features four filters that you can select. These are a clear and three different ND filters. The lightest ND filter passes 1/4 of the light, the next ND filter passes 1/16th of the light, and the heaviest ND filter passes 1/64th of the light.
Viewfinder
The 3.5" color LCD viewfinder features 1/4 HD resolution with 960 x 540 pixels. The viewfinder is removable, can be adjusted side to side, and rotate as much as 180 degrees toward the subject. In this position, the viewfinder image and information will be upside down; a switch on the rear panel of the viewfinder can be used to correct the upside down picture and viewfinder info. The viewfinder's eyepiece features diopter adjustment that allows you to compensate for differences in each operator's vision. The eyepiece can also be flipped out of the way allowing you to see the LCD without putting your eye right up against the viewfinder.
Camera Functions
  • The camera features a built in memory cache of that can hold 15 seconds of footage. So the camera is continually buffering the previous 15 seconds worth of video. When you hit the record button and start recording, those 15 seconds are recorded as part of the clip. Essentially, you are recording the 15 seconds before you hit record. This can be extremely useful for events where you are waiting for something to happen, but you don't want to miss it by hitting the record button too late or record hours of footage of nothing happening. The cache allows you to frame up the shot and then when something happens, you've already captured it just by pressing record within 15 seconds of the event happening.
  • Focus peaking provides a colored highlight around areas that are in focus and can be very useful in situations where it is hard to tell what is in focus by using the LCD viewfinder.
  • The included focus magnification function expands the image in the viewfinder to help you focus.
  • Assignable function buttons
Recording
  • The PMW-400 supports HD recording using the MPEG-2 LONG GOP codec, and SD recordings are made in the DVCAM or MPEG IMX format. HD resolutions include 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, and 1280 x 720.
  • The PMW-400 supports Native 23.98 recording
Media Card Slots
Two SxS card slots take Sony available SxS Pro and SxS-1 media cards.

Image Control

  • Electronic CC Filters
  • Hyper/Standard Gamma selectable
  • 3DNR
Modes
  • Slow Shutter
  • Frame Recording: stop motion animation
  • Time Lapse
  • Slow & Quick Motion
    • 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
    • 1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
  • Image Inversion

Lens

  • 16x Optical Zoom Lens
  • 35mm equivalent: 31.5 to 503mm
  • F1.9 to F16 & Close
  • Auto focus, manual focus & Full manual focus - selectable

Options

CBK-WA100
Provides wireless capabilities.
In the Box
Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with Lens & 50 Pin Interface Adapter
  • CBK-CE01 50-Pin Camera Interface and Digital Extender for PMW-350/320
  • Viewfinder
  • 16x Zoom Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Port Cap
  • Stereo Mic
  • Windscreen for Stereo Mic
  • Cold Shoe Kit
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Flange Back Focal Length Adjustment Test Chart
  • XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty Parts, 90-Days Labor
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    • 1Description
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    Specifications
    Imaging
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Sensor 3 x CMOS, 2/3" type Exmor
    Prism F 1.4 Prism
    Shutter Type Rolling
    Minimum Illumination 0.003 lx: 1080/59.94i, F1.9 +42dB gain with 64 frame accumulation
    Extender Digital 2x extender
    Lens
    Focal Length Standard: 8 to 128 mm
    Zoom 16x Optical
    servo/manual selectable
    Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close
    Auto/Manual selectable
    Filter Diameter M82 mm
    Pitch: 0.75 mm (on lens)
    Focus Type Servo/Manual
    AF/MF/Full MF selectable
    Minimum Focus Distance Macro Off: 31.4" (800 mm)
    Macro On/Wide: 1.9" (50 mm)
    Macro On/Tele: 28.8" (732 mm)
    Lens Mount Sony 2/3" type bayonet mount
    Display
    LCD Monitor 3.5" color LCD
    960 x 540 resolution
    Tilting Angle Adjustment 180°
    Controls Peaking
    Brightness
    Contrast
    Tally: High/Off/Low (controls front Tally indicator)
    Zebra: On/Off
    Display Text: On/Off
    Mirror Display
    L/R: Reverses the image horizontally
    Off: Does not reverse the image
    B/T: Reverses the image vertically
    Diopter Correction Yes
    Recording
    Signal System NTSC/PAL compatible frame rates
    Recording Format Video

    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    • HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
    • HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
    • SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
    • SD mode : MPEG IMX, DVCAM


    Audio

    UDF
    • HD 422 50 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    • HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    • SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    • SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    FAT
    • HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
    • SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
    Recording Frame Rate UDF
    • HD 422 50 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 MBps/ CBR
    • 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 MB/s VBR
    • 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (Version Up)
    • 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)

    • SD MPEG IMX Mode
    • 720 x 480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
    • 720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF

    • SD DVCAM Mode
    • 720 x 480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
    • 720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF

    FAT
    • HD HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
    • 1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • 1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    • HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/ CBR
    • 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)

    SD DVCAM Mode
    • 720 x 480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
    • 720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF
    Recording/Playback Time UDF
    • HD 422 50/ SD MPEG IMX Mode
    • Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
    • Approx. 60 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
    • Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card

    • HD 420 HQ Mode
    • Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
    • Approx. 90 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
    • Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card

    • SD DVCAM Mode
    • Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64GB) memory card
    • Approx. 110 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
    • Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card

    FAT
    • HD HQ Mode
    • Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64GB) memory card
    • Approx. 100 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
    • Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card

      • HD SP Mode
      • Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
      • Approx. 140 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
      • Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card

      • SD DVCAM Mode
      • Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
      • Approx. 130 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
      • Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
    Recording Media SxS Pro series
    SxS-1 series
    XQD: requires use of available adapter
    SDHC: Class 10 card, requires use of available adapter
    Memory Stick PRO-HG DUA HXA series: requires use of available adapter

    Note: Sony advises that not all XQD, SDHC, or Memory Stick cards are compatible and not all recording features are available when using an adapter.
    Audio
    Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
    Audio Quantization 16 bits
    Headroom Factory: 20 dB
    Settings: 20, 18, 16, 12 db
    Frequency Response Mic: 50 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
    Line: 20 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
    WRR Analog: 50 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
    WRR Digital: 20 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical)
    Distortion 0.08% max (with input level 40dBu)
    Built-in Mic No
    Built-in Speaker Monaural
    Output: 300 mW
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speeds 1/60 to 1/2,000 of a second
    ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
    Frame Accumulation SLS (Slow Shutter): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64
    Exposure Modes Auto/Manual
    White Balance Modes Preset: 3200K
    Memory A: Settable
    Memory B: Settable/ATW
    Gain -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
    Interface
    Input Timecode
    1 x BNC

    Genlock
    1 x BNC

    DC Power
    1 x XLR 4-pin male

    Remote
    1 x 8-pin

    Audio
    2 x XLR 3-pin female: line/mic/mic + 48V selectable

    Mic
    1 x XLR 5-pin female: mic +48V

    Wireless Receiver IN
    1 x D-sub 15-pin
    Output SDI
    2 x BNC SD-SDI/HD-SDI selectable

    HDMI
    1 x Type A

    HD-Y or Composite
    1 x BNC

    Earphone
    1 x Stereo mini-jack

    Speaker
    Monaural

    Timecode
    1 x BNC
    Data Connector i.Link
    1 x IEEE 1394 6-pin: (Firewire 400), HDV (1080i), DVCAM stream input/output

    1 x USB type B
    1 x USB type A
    Accessory Ports and Connectors CBK-CE01 50 Pin interface adaptet
    Allows connection to Optical Fiber or Digital Triax via available adapters.

    Remote
    1 x 8-pin

    Lens Remote
    1 x 12-pin
    Accessory Shoe 1 x Cold shoe
    Memory Card Slot 2 x Media card slots: SxS
    Convenience
    Language Supported Menu
    English, Chinese

    Clip Names/Shot Marks
    English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish

    Note: Some characters in the following languages are displayed as different but similar characters - French, Dutch, Finnish
    Battery Level Indicator Yes
    Playback Options HD, SD (NTSC/PAL), HD downconverted to SD
    Normal speed forward, and 4x, 15x, 24x forward and reverse playback is supported
    General
    Software XDCAM Clip Browsing Software
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

    Storage
    -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Power Requirements
    12VDC (11 to 17.0 Volts)

    Consumption
    Approx 26 W: main unit + LCD viewfinder + auto focus lens + microphone while recording
    Battery Type BP-L80S
    Dimension L x W x H Without lens or viewfinder: 13.13 x 5 x 10.63" (332 x 124 x 269 mm)
    Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 16.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.6 x 14.7 x 14.1"
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