Sony PDW-HD1550 Professional Disc Recorder

Sony PDW-HD1550 Professional Disc Recorder

Sony PDW-HD1550 Professional Disc Recorder

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  • 1Description
The Sony PDW-HD1550 Professional Disc Recorder is a half-rack-size disc recorder which supports triple- and quad-layer discs, enabling a recording duration of more than three hours even in Full-HD MPEG HD422 format. In addition to MPEG HD422, this recorder supports XAVC Intra HD record/playback, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM formats in the SD domain. For SxS users, the PDW-HD1550 Recorder is equipped with a USB interface which supports an SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution. This recorder can realize smooth jog/shuttle operation by creating proxy data. The PDW-HD1550 is a reliable recording tool for a broad range of HD and SD production applications.

Note: An optional XDBK-106 software key is required for XAVC operation.

Sustains Long-duration Recording
The PDW-HD1550 supports cost-effective professional disk media, specifically developed with every consideration for professional recording applications. By supporting triple- and quad-layer professional discs, the PDW-HD1550 can sustain long-duration recording in MPEG HD422 up to approximately 240 minutes (50 Mb/s) with the PFD128QLW Professional Disc (not included). 1
Multi-Format Capability
The PDW-HD1550 has a highly flexible multi-format recording and playback capability as standard. Users can select recording and playback formats from HD (MPEG HD422 50 Mb/s and MPEG HD420 35 Mb/s / 25 Mb/s), and SD (MPEG IMX50/30 and DVCAM) in a variety of frame frequencies. In addition, 100 Mb/s XAVC Intra HD record/playback is supported in MXF file format which can be used in current XDCAM workflows. 2
Co-Operation with External Media
The PDW-HD1550 is equipped as standard a USB interface. Connecting an optional SxS reader/writer, the SBAC-US20, the user can easily copy recorded SxS clips to Professional Disc. This allows shooting with an SxS camcorder and then archiving to large-capacity Professional Disc media. Also, a simple copy is available by connecting an external USB HDD/SSD drive.
Smooth Jog/Shuttle Dial Operation
The PDW-HD1550 is equipped with a jog/shuttle dial and RS-422 control, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 times normal speed; Variable: -2 to +2 times normal speed; Shuttle: -20 to +20 times normal speed). Created proxy data can support smooth frame-by-frame transitions even in XAVC format, which is equivalent to HD422 quality and helps the user to not miss any frame when checking recorded clips. 3
Other Key Features
The recorder can operate using either AC, DC, or battery power. It features a tilt-up front panel, RS-422A 9-pin remote control interface, Disc Exchange Cache, simple copy and backup by external USB device, up/down-conversion, and cross-conversion between 1080i and 720p.
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Player Section
Video Recording/Playback Format MPEG HD422 (CBR, 50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD: HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s), SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s), LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
XAVC (CBR, 100 Mb/s)

MPEG HD 18 Mb/s and IMX 40 Mb/s are playback only
Optional XDBK-106 is required for XAVC recording/playback

Audio Recording/Playback Format MPEG HD422: 8 channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4 channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz MPEG IMX: 8 channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz or 4 channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 channel / 16 bits / 48 kHz
XAVC: 8 channel / 24 bits / 48 kHz

MPEG HD 18 Mb/s and IMX 40 Mb/s are playback only

Formats Proxy Video Recording/Playback Format: MPEG-4 A-law (8 channel / 8 bits / 8 kHz)
Recording/Playback Time XAVC
UDF/MXF (100 Mb/s CBR): Approximately 120 minutes (128 GB), 92 minutes (100 GB), 46 minutes (50 GB), and 21 minutes (23 GB)

MPEG HD422
UDF/MXF (50 Mb/s CBR): Approximately 240 minutes (128 GB), 190 minutes (100 GB), 95 minutes (50 GB), and 43 minutes (23 GB)

MPEG HD
UDF/MXF (35 Mb/s VBR): Approximately 360 minutes (128 GB), 290 minutes (100 GB), 145 minutes (50 GB), 65 minutes (23 GB)

MPEG IMX
UDF/MXF (50 Mb/s Intra): Approximately 240 minutes (128 GB), 200 minutes (100 GB), 100 minutes (50 GB), 45 minutes (23 GB)

DVCAM
UDF/MXF (25 Mb/s CBR): Approximately 450 minutes (128 GB), 370 minutes (100 GB), 185 minutes (50 GB), and 85 minutes (23 GB)

MPEG HD 18 Mb/s and IMX 40 Mb/s are playback only

Speed Range Search Speed Range
Shuttle Mode: -20 to 20 times normal speed (maximum +/-50 by remote)
Variable Mode: -2 times to 2 times normal speed
Jog Mode: -1 time to 1 time normal speed (-2 to 2 by remote)
Fast Forward/Reverse: 35/-35 times normal speed (maximum +/-50 by remote)

Maximum speed varies depending on recorded clip condition or playback position in a disc
XAVC clip is -1 times to 2 times normal speed

Drive Media Drive: 1 x Professional Disc Drive
Input Reference Input: 2 x BNC (including loop-through), HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vpp / 75 Ω positive/negative) or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vpp / 75 Ω / negative)

HD-SDI: 1 x BNC (HD/SD switchable), HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (with embedded audio)

SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (with embedded audio)

Analog Audio: 2 x XLR-type 3-pin (female) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 10 kΩ, balanced (4 channels are available)

Digital Audio Input (AES/EBU): 2 x BNC, 4 channels (2 channels each, 1/2 and 3/4 channels), AES-3id-1995

Timecode: 1 x BNC, SMPTE timecode, 0.5 to 18 Vpp / 3.3 kΩ / unbalanced
Output Analog Composite: 2 x BNC
1 Vpp / 75 Ω / negative, SMPTE 170M
1 Vpp / 75 Ω / negative, SMPTE 170M, character On/Off

HD-SDI: 2 x BNC
SMPTE 292M (with embedded audio)
SMPTE 292M (with embedded audio), character on/off

SD-SDI: 2 x BNC
SMPTE 259M (with embedded audio)
SMPTE 259M (with embedded audio), character on/off
HDMI: 1 x Type A 19-pin
Video: 1080i, 720P, 480i, 480P, 576i, 576P
Audio: Linear PCM /2 channels / 16 bits / 48 kHz

HDMI Monitor: 1 x TYPE A 19-pin
Video: 1080i, 720P, 480i, 480P, 576i, 576P
Audio: 2 channels / 16 bits / 48 kHz

Analog Audio: 2 x XLR-type 3-pin (male) (channel selectable), 4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 Ω, Lo-z, balanced

Analog Audio Monitor: 2 x XLR-type 3-pin (male), 4 dBu, 600 Ω, Lo-Z, balanced

Digital Audio (AES/EBU): 2 x BNC, 4 channels (2 channels each, 1/2 and 3/4 channels), AES-3id-1995

Headphone: 1 x JM-60 Stereo phone jack, -13 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced

Timecode: 1 x BNC, SMPTE timecode, 1 Vpp / 75 Ω / unbalanced
Ethernet 1 x RJ-45
1000BASE-T: IEEE 802.3ab
100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u
10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
USB Front: 1 x USB 3.0
Remote Input 1 x D-sub 9-pin (female), RS-422A
DC Input 12 V: 1 x XLR-type 4-pin (male)
DC Output 1 x 4-pin (female), 12 VDC, 7.5 W
Maintenance Rear: 2 x USB 2.0 for maintenance
AC Input 1 x AC Input, 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Video Performance
Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125 MHz
Quantization HD422, MPEG HD, IMX, DVCAM: 8 bits/sample
XAVC: 10 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 to +15 μs
System SC Phase: 0 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/-9 dB (selectable)
General
Other Features Built-in Display: 4.3" type color LCD monitor
Built-in Speaker: 1 x Monaural
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12 VDC
Power Consumption AC: 100 W
DC: 12 V, 7.5 A
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity 20 to 90% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.3 x 5.2 x 16.5" (21.0 x 13.2 x 42.0 cm) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 14.3 lb (6.5 kg) approximately
Packaging Info
Package Weight 17.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 13.0 x 10.6"

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