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The Sony VJBK2TX180 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-X180 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-X180 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
The PXW-X180 features three 1/3"-type Exmor CMOS sensors and a 25x Sony G zoom lens with 26mm wide angle. It records high-quality, 10-bit 1080p video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into a variety of broadcast and production workflows. Other key features include a 0.5" OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording to SD cards, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter. The camcorder can be controlled wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet using the included wireless LAN 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.