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The Sony VJBK2TX70 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-X70 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-X70 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
The PXW-X70 is about the same size as a conventional 1/3" professional compact camcorder, but it features a 1" type sensor, which is larger than a super-16 sized sensor and more than eight times the size of a 1/3" sensor. It features an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with a manual lens ring for zoom/focus control and a three level switchable ND filter. The camera records HD video using the XAVC Long-GOP codec with 4:2:2, 10-bit color sampling at 50 Mb/second, providing footage with a high data rate that is suitable for broadcast applications. Other features include two SD card slots, allowing simultaneous and relay recording; 3G-SDI and HDMI output; and remote control via Wi-Fi control using smartphones or tablets and the optional Content Browser Mobile application.
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.