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The Sony VJBK2TX200 Video Journalist Backpack is a turnkey solution for professional and aspiring video journalists. Packaged in a backpack designed for protection and storage of your gear, the comes includes the compact PXW-X200 1080p handheld camcorder, full wireless microphone system, professional monitor headphones, on-camera LED light, tripod with fluid head, Xperia tablet, and supporting cables and accessories.
PXW-X200 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
The PXW-X200 is the successor to the PMW-200 and incorporates a 1/2"-type Exmor 3CMOS sensor for high sensitivity and low-noise images. It features XAVC Intra/Long GOP recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, MPEG IMX, and DV. It features a 17x Fujinon professional HD zoom lens with three independent rings with end stops that is able to zoom from 29.3mm to 499mm (35mm equivalent). Dual SxS memory card slots allow for simultaneous recordings, relay recording, cache recordings, and Slow & Quick function. The PXW-X200 also has a built-in wireless network operation capability that offers remote control, file transfer, monitoring via smartphones and tablet devices, and live streaming (through a future firmware upgrade and the use of an optional LTE USB module).
Wireless Microphone System
Sony's UWP-D series UHF synthesized wireless microphone system includes a lavalier microphone, bodypack transmitter, and receiver. A cold shoe mount adapter for the camcorder is included. The system support UHF-TV Channels 30 to 36 and 38 to 41, and features an all-metal construction, mic/line input selection on the bodypack transmitter, a miniature metal body omni-directional microphone, and a convenient auto channel scanning function on the receiver. Additionally, a F-112 omni-directional handheld microphone is included for interview or reporting applications. The microphone can be used in either a wired or wireless configuration. For monitoring your audio, a pair of MDR-7506 closed-back headphones is also included.
On-Camera LED Light
Having proper lighting on your subject can make a big difference in the quality of your video. The included on-camera LED light is dimmable and can be set to match both indoor and outdoor color temperatures. It is powered using either AA batteries or the same rechargeable batteries that the camera uses.
A video tripod is included for not only keeping the camera steady during interview shots, but also allow for performing smooth pans and tilts thanks it its fluid head.
Xperia Tablet PC
An Xperia tablet PC is provided which can be used for playback of clips in the field, internet research, or even as a portable teleprompter.
Included in the package is Sony Creative Software's Vegas Pro Edit Software. Vegas Pro Edit is an easy-to-use solution for editing the clips just captured and for adding that finished look to video creations.
All number of accessories are provided, including cables, batteries and charger, lens cleaning kit, additional memory card, and other accessory items that you'll need to take full advantage of this portable camera production package.
The backpack provides a lightweight and portable storage solution for the equipment provided in this kit. It provide protection of your gear while on the go and includes a rain cover and a work mat to lay out your gear.