Sony PMW-RX50 SxS Card Recorder/Player

BH #SOPMWRX50 • MFR #PMW-RX50
Sony PMW-RX50 SxS Card Recorder/Player
Key Features
  • XAVC Intra & Long GOP Codec Support
  • Resolutions up to 1920x1080 59.94p/50p
  • MPEG HD422, HD420, IMX, & DVCAM Support
  • Two SxS Card Slots
The Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC Portable SxS Card Recorder is a compact deck that supports Sony's 10-bit XAVC Intra-frame and Long GOP codecs at resolutions up to 1080 59.94p/50p. To suit a broad range of needs, the deck also supports MPEG HD422, MPEG HD420, and standard definition codecs such as MPEG IMX50 and DVCAM. It features dual ExpressCard 34 media slots, which can be used to record footage from the 3G/HD/SD-SDI input to SxS memory cards. You can also insert SxS cards from your camcorder and use the built-in 3.5" LCD for field review of footage.
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Sony PMW-RX50 SxS Card Recorder/Player

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Sony PMW-RX50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Multi-Format Support
  • 3Dual SxS Card Slots
  • 4Clip Marking
  • 53.5" Display
  • 6Multiple Inputs and Outputs
  • 7Optional Wi-Fi Adapter
  • 8Key Features

The Sony PMW-RX50 XAVC Portable SxS Card Recorder is a compact deck that supports Sony's 10-bit XAVC Intra-frame and Long GOP codecs at resolutions up to 1080 59.94p/50p. To suit a broad range of needs, the deck also supports MPEG HD422, MPEG HD420, and standard definition codecs such as MPEG IMX50 and DVCAM. It features dual ExpressCard 34 media slots, which can be used to record footage from the 3G/HD/SD-SDI input to SxS memory cards. You can also insert SxS cards from your camcorder and use the built-in 3.5" LCD for field review of footage.

In addition to the SDI input, the deck also features a detachable Audio Input Box for inputting and recording two channels of XLR audio. SDI, HDMI, and i.LINK video outputs are provided for monitoring or ingesting footage into your NLE system. There is also a USB 3.0 port for copying clips directly to an external hard drive. To facilitate easy integration into existing workflows, the recorder is powered using the same BP-U series batteries and AC adapters as Sony's XDCAM handheld camcorders. DC output is also provided for the CBK-WA100 mobile network 3G/4G/LTE wireless LAN adapter.

Multi-Format Support

The PMW-RX50 plays and records video using XAVC Intra and Long GOP codecs at resolutions of up to 1920x1080 at 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, and 23.98p, as well as 1280x720 59.94p and 50p. This makes it fully compatible with XAVC camcorders using exFAT/.mxf files. It also supports MPEG HD422, MPEG HD420, MPEG IMX, and DVCAM formats, with the choice of either UDF/MXF mode, which is compatible with existing Professional Disc XDCAM workflows, or FAT/.MP4 mode which is compatible with XDCAM EX workflows.

Dual SxS Card Slots

The PMW-RX50 features dual SxS card slots for recording and playback of footage. Footage can be recorded straight from the SDI input. A Continuous Recording functions enables you to create a single file, even when recording multiple clips, for easier upload when editing. There is also a Loop Recording function that automatically switches the recording media from one slot to the other when your first card becomes full, and continuously records until the stop button is pressed. Simultaneous recording to both cards will be supported via a future firmware update.

Clip Marking

Several convenient playback features are offered to make viewing content faster and easier. The "OK Clip" marker lets you denote good takes, letting you play through only the clips that you plan on using for your edit. You can also play back selected portions of clips by picking selecting a Shotmark1 (start point) and Shotmark2 (end point).

3.5" Display

Footage can be monitored using the built-in 3.5" flip-up display with 960x540 resolution. This lets the PMW-RX50 act as a stand-alone multi-format SxS viewier or desktop card reader.

Multiple Inputs and Outputs

In addition to the 3G/HD/SD-SDI input, the PMW-RX50 has two 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs, an HDMI output, and an analog composite output. There is also an analog audio input and output, stereo headphone jack, USB 3.0, and i.LINK interface. Two XLR audio inputs with level dials are available via a detachable Audio Box.

Optional Wi-Fi Adapter

A 4-pin DC output is provided to power the optional CBK-WA100 wireless LAN adapter, letting you monitor footage or your mobile device as well as transfer files over Wi-Fi.

Key Features

  • Five assignable buttons
  • Supports SD, Memory Stick, and XQD cards using optional ExpressCard adapters
  • Direct transfer to external USB 3.0 storage device
  • Conversion output from 1080/59.94p (50p) to 1080/ 59.94i (50i)
UPC: 027242882355

Sony PMW-RX50 Specs

Recording / Playback
Video FormatexFAT
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 223 Mbps max, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-L50 mode: VBR, 50 Mbps max, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-L35 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
XAVC-L25 mode: VBR, 25 Mbps max, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HD422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
IMX 50 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected] Intra

UDF
HD422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
IMX 50 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected] Intra

FAT
HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 [email protected]
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
Audio FormatexFAT
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
XAVC-L50 mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
XAVC-L35 mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz 4-channel
XAVC-L25 mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
HD422 mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
IMX 50 mode: LPCM 24/16-bit, 48 kHz 4-channel
Other mode: LPCM 16 bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel

UDF
HD422 mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
IMX 50 mode: LPCM 24/16-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
Other mode: LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel

FAT
HD mode: LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 4-channel
SD mode: LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 2-channel
Recording/Playback TimeexFAT
XAVC-I mode:
Approx. 60 min. with 128 GB memory card
Approx. 30 min. with 64 GB memory card

XAVC-L50 mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB memory card
Approx. 120 min. 64 GB memory card

XAVC-L35 mode:
Approx. 340 min. with 128 GB memory card
Approx. 170 min. with 64 GB memory card

XAVC-L25 mode:
Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB memory card
Approx. 220 min. with 64 GB memory card

UDF
HD422 mode:
Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 60 min. with 32 GB memory card

HD420 mode:
Approx. 180 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 90 min with 32 GB memory card

DVCAM mode:
Approx. 220 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 110 min. with 32 Gb memory card

IMX 50 mode:
Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 60 min. with 32 Gb memory card

FAT
HQ mode:
Approx. 200 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 100 min. with 32 GB memory card

SP Mode:
Approx. 280 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 140 min. with 32 GB memory card

DVCAM mode:
Approx. 260 min. with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 130 min. with 32 GB memory card
Battery Operating TimeApprox. 110 min. with BP-U30 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On)
Approx. 220 min. with BP-U60 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On)
Approx. 330 min. with BP-U90 battery (while recording, LCD monitor On)
Media Slot2 x ExpressCard/34
Inputs/Outputs
SDI Input1 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, BNC
SMPTE 424M/292M/259M standards
SDI Output2 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI, BNC
SMPTE 424M/292M/259M standards
HDMI Output1 x Type A
Analog Composite Output1 x BNC
NTSC, PAL, or HD-Y
Analog Audio Output1 x 1/4" stereo jack
-10 dBu (Reference Level), 47 kohm
Headphone Output1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
DV I/O (i.LINK)1 x IEEE 1394, 4-pin
HDV stream input/output, DVCAM stream output, S400
USB1 x USB, type A (for external hard drive)
1 x USB, mini-B (for PC connection)
DC Input1 x 12 VDC jack
DC Output1 x 4-pin for CBK-WA100 (unregulated)
Display
Type3.5" color LCD
Resolution960 (H) x 540 (V) x 3 (RGB)
Aspect Ratio16:9
General
Power Requirements12 VDC
Power ConsumptionApprox. 13 W (while recording, LCD monitor On)
Approx. 22.5 W (while recording, LCD monitor On, with optional CBK-WA100 Wireless Adapter)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.88 x 3.39 x 9.33" (12.4 x 8.6 x 23.7 cm) (without protrusion & Audio Input Adapter)
4.88 x 4.53 x 9.33" (12.4 x 11.5 x 23.7 cm) (with Audio Adapter & without protrusions)
WeightApprox. 2.2 lb (1 kg) (without Audio Input Adapter)
Approx. 2.6 lb (1.2 kg) (with Audio Input Adapter)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 9.6 x 7.4"
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