Sony PWS-4500 Multi-Port AV Storage System

Sony PWS-4500 Multi-Port AV Storage System

Sony PWS-4500 Multi-Port AV Storage System

B&H # SOPWS4500 MFR # PWS-4500
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Sony PWS-4500 overview

  • 1Description

Capable of recording images in the XAVC recording format, the PWS-4500 Multi-Port AV Storage System from Sony offers flexible I/O configurations, high-frame-rate (HFR) recording, and an intuitive user interface designed for professional operators. It creates a multi-port slow-replay server system for live sports production in both 4K and HD infrastructures.

The connectivity with Sony’s IP-based infrastructure is assured by a Networked Media Interface, while enhanced system efficiency and flexibility are provided by a Share Play file sharing feature. To establish the PWS-4500 System as the replay server in a live server system, you need three additional units including the PWSK-4403 Control Panel, the PWS-100PR1 Production Control Station, and the PWS-100MG1 Media Gateway Station.

XAVC Format
  • Capable of recording up to four 4K video signals/six HD video signals and 16 audio channels (uncompressed, 24-bit, 48 KHz) using the XAVC recording format
  • In a 4K workflow, a single XAVC file is created and recorded to the PWS-4500 System, which is easily handled by non-linear editing systems in the post production stage
  • The system records 4K/HD XAVC intra frames between 600 Mb/s (4K 50p/59.94p) and 100 Mb/s (1080, 50i/50.94i) in HD
  • XAVC fits into the growing 4K live production environment and you can explore creative possibilities in both 4K and HD live production
  • With the optional PWSL-DH45 codec, the PWS-4500 System can also record files as Avid DNxHD 220x/145/45, which is an ideal fit for the Avid DNxHD post production environment
Flexible configuration for 4K and HD
  • PWS-4500 System can be configured flexibly using various option boards and software
  • From a 4-channel HD production recorder with a basic configuration, you can expand to a 4-channel 4K recorder/HD 8-channel recorder solution with a Networked Media Interface
4K/HD HFR Recording and Replay
  • System records camera feeds captured at a high frame rate with Sony’s live camera systems, and can instantaneously replay them in very smooth slow motion at HD 2x and 3x as standard
  • You can also achieve HD 4x, 6x, and 8x, and 4K 2x slow-motion replay by using either of the optional software: HD 4x, 6x, and 8x: PWSL-HF45 HFR / 4K 2x: PWSL-HR45 4K/HD Cut Out Software and PWSL-HF45 HFR (High-frame rate) software
  • The intuitive operability of the PWS-4403 Control Panel helps you to control slow-motion replay and making full use of its jog dial, fader lever, and industry standard button layout
Large-Capacity Memory Storage
  • Large 2TB memory enables 6 hours of recording in 4K and 24-hour recording in HD
  • Memory expandable up to 8TB
HD Cut Out from 4K
  • By installing the PWSL-HR45 4K/HD Cut Out software, a full HD picture can be cut out from up to 3 recorded 4K sources
  • Each cut out sequence uses key frames referenced to timecode, position & zoom level for fast, intuitive, and creative operation
  • You can also select Live Zoom mode
4K/HD Simultaneous Recording
  • PWS-4500 System can simultaneously create and record HD files from a 4K camera feed, and you can use those HD files as proxy material
Redundant Power Supply
  • To assure high reliability, the PWS-4500 System comes with a redundant power supply unit as standard
Connectivity with Next-Generation IP-Based Infrastructure
  • Networked Media Interface lets you connect with any IP live production environment simply by adding the optional PWSK-4506F Networked Media Interface Board, allowing video and audio signals to be received and transmitted over an IP network.
Efficient file sharing via 10 GbE IP Networking
  • Once clips have been recorded by a PWS-4500 Server connected to a dedicated 10 GbE IP network, the new Share Play feature enables these clips to be shared among all connected PWS-4500 Servers to deliver a more efficient workflow
  • Eliminates the need to push or pull clips between different servers
Multi Port AV Storage Unit
  • PWS-4500 System can be used as a multi-channel recorder using the XAVC recording format
  • Supports 4K to HD resolutions
  • The unit features high-speed & high-capacity memory storage and supports transfers over IP, so it fits well into the network infrastructure
In the Box
Sony PWS-4500 Multi-Port AV Storage System
  • 4 x RJ45-DSUB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty for Parts and Labor
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    • 1Description

    Sony PWS-4500 specs

    Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125 MHz
    Conversion Modes 8/10 bits
    Compression XAVC, Avid DNxHD
    Sampling Frequency 48 kHz (video sync)
    Conversion Modes 24 bits
    Headroom 20 dB / 18 dB / 16 dB / 15 dB / 12 dB / 9 dB (selectable)
    Encoder Modulezcezsbrebdauexryydebxtvawtsxxvcrrdaa
    Connectors SDI Input (1 to 4):
    4 x BNC
    HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s) SMPTE ST 292-1 / BTA-S004B compliant
    3G SDI (2.97 GHz) SMPTE ST 424 Level A, B

    SDI Output (INPUT MONITOR 5 to 8)
    4 x BNC
    HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s), 3G SDI (2.97 GHz)
    (Does not satisfy the SDI signal standard, and should be used for input signal monitor applications only)

    2 x Monitor BNC:
    HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s) SMPTE ST 292-1/BTA-S004B compliant

    Time Code Input: 1 x BNC, 0.5 to 5 Vpp, 10 kOhms
    Time Code Output: 1 x BNC, 1.5 Vpp, low impedance

    Digital Audio (AES/EBU) Input:
    4 x BNC Channel 1/2 to 7/8, AES/EBU format, unbalanced
    When connecting devices for AES/EBU signal input/output, it is recommended to use a cable whose length is less than 984' (300 m)
    Connectors SDI Input (1 to 8):
    8 x BNC
    HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s) SMPTE ST 292-1 / BTA-S004B compliant
    3G SDI (2.97 GHz) SMPTE ST 424 Level A, B

    SDI Output (Monitor)
    2 x BNC
    HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s) SMPTE ST 292-1 / BTA-S004B compliant

    Time Code Output: 1 x BNC, 1.5 Vpp, low impedance

    Digital Audio (AES/EBU) Output:
    4 x BNC, Channel 1/2 to 7/8, AES/EBU format, unbalanced
    File Sharing: Share Play 1 to 2: RJ-45 x 2, Network Interface 10G Copper

    NMI Monitor 1 to 2: RJ-45 x 2, Network interface 1G Copper
    Monitor: HD SDI (1.485 Gb/s) SMPTE ST 292-1 / BTA-S004B compliant

    Reference Input:
    2 x BNC including 1 loop through, 75 Ohms with terminal switch, HD (tri-level sync), SD (black burst), NTSC: 0.286 Vpp, 75 Ohms, PAL: 0.3 Vpp, 75 Ohms

    Remote 1/2 to Remote 7/8: 4 x RJ-45
    GPIO (25P): 25-pin D-Sub, 1 x female
    Network 1 to 2: RJ-45 (x2), 1000BASE-T
    Maintenance: 1 x USB
    Network: 1 x SFP+, 10GBASE-SR/LR (add-in card)
    Recording Format XAVC, Avid DNxHD
    Power Requirements 100 to 127 VAC / 200 to 240 VAC
    Power Consumption Maximum 480 W
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature −4 to 140°F (−20 to 60°C)
    Humidity 25 to 90% (non-condensing)
    Dimensions 16.8 x 6.9 x 21.3" (42.7 x 17.4 x 54.1 cm)
    Weight 48 lb (22 kg)

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