Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)

Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)

Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)

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Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)

Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)

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  • 1Description

The PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder Body from Sony features three-chip 2/3” Exmor CMOS image sensors to offer high picture quality and S/N ratio. The PXW-X400 Camcorder supports the Sony XAVC codec up to 1080/59.94p and 50p recording, in addition to MPEG and DVCAM formats. Its optimized and user-oriented body weight balance reduces the burden of shouldering this camcorder. In combination with the optional PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station, this camcorder enables simple yet high-quality wireless ENG workflow, providing QoS (Quality of Service)-based live streaming that will save considerable time.

The PXW-X400 Camcorder provides a variety of AV and IT interfaces including two HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, composite outputs, RJ45, and USB3.0. Its built-in wireless function and an HD/SD-SDI input that supports a pool-feed function make it even more convenient for use. This user-oriented XDCAM Series camcorder satisfies a broad variety of ENG and studio applications.

Image Sensor
Incorporating three 2/3" Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080), this camcorder achieves high resolution, high sensitivity (F12 at 60 Hz / F13 at 50 Hz), low noise (62 dB), and a wide dynamic range to give more freedom of expression for creative shooting.
Multiple Format Recording
The PXW-X400 Camcorder offers a wide array of recording formats for a variety of applications including ENG, EFP, and studio use. Developed on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, the XAVC codec provides support for the Full HD format of XAVC long 4:2:2 1080/50p and 59.94p formats.
Built-In Wireless Module and ONLINE Button
To support effective wireless news production workflows, the PXW-X400 Camcorder incorporates a built-in wireless capability. It also provides an 'ONLINE' button, located on the inside panel, which lets you instantly switch on functions like Network Client Mode, Auto Proxy Upload, and Live Streaming.
Embedded RJ45 Connector
This Ethernet connector provides robust and fast connection to the network and can be utilized for file transfer, live streaming, and camera control from a web browser
NFC (Near Field Communication) for Easy Wireless LAN Connection
An NFC function supports easy connection for launching the CBM (Content Browser Mobile) application on a smartphone or tablet. This means you can skip cumbersome setup procedures.
Optimized Weight Balance
This camcorder minimizes your physical stress even during the longest shooting operations because its center of gravity has been moved to the back of the body to achieve optimized weight balance and stable image shooting.
I/O Interface
Dual 3G-SDI output enables simultaneous output of up to two 1080p50/59.94 signals. Multi-purpose audio input accepts both analog audio signals and AES/EBU digital audio signals. SDI input for pool-feed operation, so you can input and record 1.5GB HD/SD-SDI distributed signals from another camera. Each connector is located separately and, so there's no need for you to switch between input and output.
Low Power Consumption
This camcorder achieves power consumption as low as 22W in normal recording mode. This enables continuous recording operation for approximately 240 minutes with Sony's BP-GL95A (sold separately) standard-type battery.
Supports Full HD OLED Viewfinder
Equipped with two types of connectors for a viewfinder interface, the PXW-X400 Camcorder supports a variety of Sony's viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20, as well as the QHD LCD CBK-VF02. The HDVF-EL30 has a 960 x 540 resolution sub-LCD panel.
ONLINE Button for Easy Network Connection
The PXW-X400 Camcorder is equipped with a dedicated ONLINE button on the inside panel. This delivers simple one-touch operation of ON/OFF switching for three network connection functions.
Content Browser Mobile (CBM)
CBM application software controls the camcorder remotely and is available on both Android and iOS.
Network Client Mode
You can connect Sony's PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station (sold separately) to send proxy clips or live streaming with Sony's QoS technology. The PXW-X400 Camcorder can also be controlled remotely by the RX station.
Auto Upload (Proxy)
Clip files recorded on the camcorder can be transmitted via a network automatically when the recording is finished. XAVC 4:2:0 Long GOP clips are supported.
Live Streaming
This camcorder can transfer MPEG2-TS (UDP/RTP) to a third-party decoder
Three-Color LED Indicator
The ONLINE button indicates the status (Disabled, Ready, Enabled) in three ways (off, orange, blue).
Sony's QoS Technology
Sony's unique QoS (Quality of Service) technology minimizes risk of image quality degradation, image freeze, or audio disruption, and helps maintain video and audio integrity during communications. The PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station comes with Sony-original algorithms that automatically adjust bandwidths and buffer sizes to match the characteristics of wireless communications.
Sony Advanced Streaming with QoS
The Sony QoS Technology improves the clarity that's possible on a single 3G/4G/LTE cellular channel or your own wireless LAN network, or limited communication band of Ethernet. You get better pictures, even given the limitations of real-world networks. The endpoint of Sony's QoS streaming is the versatile PWS-100RX1 Receiver Station. 1
Conventional MPEG2-TS Streaming
For maximum flexibility, Sony's XDCAM wireless solutions also support conventional MPEG-TS streaming, so that you can stream to a wide range of receivers, including compatible third-party receivers and decoders. Sony wireless solutions will stream over a wireless LAN network or over a 3G/4G/LTE cellular network, with the appropriate carrier dongle and service. You can also enjoy wired streaming over Ethernet, using the embedded RJ45 connector, via a router/hub.
Flexible File Transfer
During field shooting news or other time-sensitive content, you can transfer files wirelessly so there's no need to wait for the delivery of physical media. The receiving server gets a bit-for-bit clone of the original camera file, with all the original audio, video, and metadata.
Simultaneous Recording on Two SxS Cards
The PXW-X400 Camcorder offers a simultaneous recording capability for peace-of-mind productions. Simultaneous recording is available on both SxS cards as a backup measure. This is within the same codec and with the same operating point in the recording formats such as XAVC-Intra, XAVC-Long, MPEG HD422, or MPEG HD (420). You can also achieve simultaneous recording with a proxy file in all combinations with the above formats using SD cards.
GPS Functionality
On activation, the built-in GPS receiver module records GPS data in an MXF file and a proxy file, and automatically imposes it on the live streaming signal. It is also useful for tracking shooting locations in post-production and when station-based staffs need to map a crew's location with the PWS-100RX1 Receiver for streaming.
Flexible Camera System Operation
The CA-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Adapter or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Adapter (both sold separately) can be attached to the PXW-X400 Camcorder for live camera operation. The CA-FB70 Adapter enables the camcorder to transmit signals via an optical fiber cable up to 820' between the CA-FB70 and HXCU-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Control Unit (CCU) with power and signal transmission. The CA-TX70 Adapter transmits signals via Triax cable up to 1968' between the CATX70 and HXCU-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit.
RGB Color LCD Display
The PXW-X400 Camcorder is equipped with an RGB color LCD display on the inside panel. In addition to thumbnail and menu displays, you can see and monitor video reproduction in QHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution.
Other Features
Newly developed ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) feature decreases specific patterns of chromatic aberration caused by the lens. The camcorder supports user gamma and Focus Assist function for easier focusing on the viewfinder and provides a graphic bar indicator, while the viewfinder can indicate Waveform, Vector Scope, or Histogram. The Digital Extender function enables images to be digitally expanded two to four times in size without any loss of F-drop image sensitivity.
In the Box
Sony PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder (Body Only)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Cold Shoe Kit
  • Wireless LAN USB Module (IFU-WLM3) for Sony VPL-E200 Series Projectors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Camera Features
    Imager 3-chip 2/3" type Exmor Full HD CMOS
    Effective Pixels (H x V) 1920 x 1080
    Optical System F1.4 prism system
    Optical Filter 1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16 ND, 4: 1/64 ND
    Shutter Speed Time: 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
    Slow Shutter Speed: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
    Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
    1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
    Sensitivity F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
    F13 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
    Minimum Illumination 0.013 luPreset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATWx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
    White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
    Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
    S/N Ratio 62 dB (Y) (Noise Suppression On)
    Horizontal Resolution 1000 TVL or higher (1920 x 1080i mode)
    Digital Extender x2, x3, x4
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB or less)
    Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical)
    Distortion 0.08% or lower (-40 dBu input level)
    Headroom 20 dB (factory default) (20, 18, 16, 12 dB), EBUL
    Recording XAVC Intra: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    XAVC Long: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    MPEG HD422: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    MPEG HD: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    MPEG IMX: LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    DVCAM: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

    Proxy: XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kb/s, 2 channels
    Recording Formats XAVC Intra (XAVC-I mode):

    1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p

    XAVC Long (XAVC-L 50 mode):

    1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p

    XAVC Long (XAVC-L 35 mode):

    1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    XAVC Long (XAVC-L 25 mode):

    1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i

    MPEG HD422:

    1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    MPEG HD420:

    1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

    1440 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i

    1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p


    720 x 486: 59.94i

    720 x 576: 50i


    720 x 480: 59.94i

    720 x 576: 50i



    XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR

    1280 x 720, 9 Mb/s (Target Rate)

    1280 x 720, 6 Mb/s (Target Rate)

    640 x 360, 3 Mb/s (Target Rate)

    480 x 270, 1 Mb/s, 500 kbps (Target Rate)

    Input / Output
    Input/Output Genlock Input BNC x 1, 1.0 Vpp, 75 Ω, unbalanced

    Timecode Input BNC x 1, 0.5 V to 18 Vpp, 10 kΩ

    SDI Input SMPTE ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio

    1.5 GB

    Poolfeed Recording (up to 1080i59.94)

    Audio Input CH1/CH2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2) Line/Mic/Mic/+48V selectable

    LINE: +4, 0, -3 dBu

    AES/EBU: AES3 compliant

    MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu

    Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin, Female: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
    Wireless Microphone Type D-sub 15-pin
    Analog CH1: -40 dBu
    Digital CH1/CH2: -40 dBFS
    SDI Output Output 1/2: BNC (x2), 0.8 Vpp,
    unbalanced, 3G HD/1.5G HD/SD selectable, SMPTE ST424/ST425 Level-A/B, ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio
    Video Output BNC, SD analog composite/HD-Y selectable
    Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin, male, +4/0/-3 dBu (balanced)
    Timecode Output BNC, 1.0 Vpp, 75 Ω
    Earphone Output Stereo mini jack x 1
    -11 dBu reference level output, maximum monitor volume, 16 Ω load
    Speaker Monaural, 300 mW output
    DC Input XLR-type 4-pin, male, 11 to 17 VDC
    DC Output Round type 4-pin, 11 to 17 VDC, 1.8 A maximum rated current
    Lens 12-pin, lens power source (11 V to 17 VDC, 1.0 A maximum rated current)
    Remote 8-pin
    Light 2-pin
    Adapter Camera Adapter: 1 x D-sub, 50-pin
    Ethernet RJ45 (x1), 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
    USB USB3.0/2.0 4-pin (type-A), USB2.0 4-pin (type-B), USB2.0 4-pin (type-A)
    HDMI 1 x A type, 19-pin
    Viewfinder 20-pin IF for HDVF Series Viewfinder, and 26-pin IF for CBK-VF02, HDVF-L750
    LCD Built-in Color LCD
    Screen Size: 3.5" (8.8 cm) diagonal
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    Number of Pixels: 960 (H) x 540 (V) for Video display, Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity
    Other Specifications
    Built-in Speaker 1
    Media Card Slots SxS:
    Form Factor: Express Card/34, Number of slots: 2, Connector: PCMCIA Express Card compliant
    Write Rate: 50 Mb/s or higher, Read rate: 50 Mb/s or higher
    SD Card:
    1 x Proxy, 1 x Utility
    High Resolution SxS card
    XQD card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, QDA-EX1)
    SDXC card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, MEAD-SD02)
    Proxy Audio/Video Formats: SDXC/SDHC
    Power Requirements 12 VDC (11 to 17.0 V)
    Power Consumption Approximately 22 W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on)
    Approximately 24 W (while XAVC recording, CBK-VF02 viewfinder and color LCD on)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)
    Operation Approximately 240 min with BP-GL95
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.0 x 11 x 13" (15 x 27 x 33 cm) excluding protrusions, body only
    Weight Approx. 7.0 (3.6 kg) body only
    Wireless LAN
    Hardware Compatibility Uses the USB port on these supported Sony projectors: VPL-EW275, VPL-EW245, VPL-EW225, VPL-EX225, VPL-EX275 and VPL-EX245.

    Computer class: Pentium 4, 2.8GHz or faster CPU with 12MB of RAM or more and a display resolution of at least XGA (1024 x 768)

    A wireless local area network is necessary to use the IFUWLM3

    Software Compatibility Operating System:

    Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate / Enterprise

    Windows XP Home / Professional Edition SP3

    Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Ultimate / Enterprise

    Application: Projector Station for Network Presentation program provided with projector

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.4 x 14.3 x 9.7"
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