Sony XDCam

 


Sony PXW X500


The Sony PXW X500 XDCam is a highly modular and open standards camcorder – ideal for mainstream broadcast operations.

The workhorse of our multicam set up – with fast file-based operation and outstanding picture quality, the Sony PXW X500 is the camera of choice where speed of operation is a critical requirement.

Three 2/3-inch type PowerHAD FX Full HD CCD sensors offer high sensitivity and improved S/N ratio

The PXW-X500 is equipped with three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors. Based on the latest on-chip lens structure, this type of CCD offers a high sensitivity of F12 at 50i (F11 at 60i) and improved S/N ratio of 60 dB (with NS on) with a typical CCD’s characteristics of no jello effects and no flashband symptom. This new CCS sensors can work in 50p/60p system operation at 1080×1920, and realize the high frame rate recording upto 120psf.

Powerful choice of multi codec for greater flexibility

As well as shooting at XAVC HD, MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps and MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, the camcorder also supports MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), as well as SD MPEG IMX and DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF file format. High-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mbps is fully compliant with the latest EBU recommendations for long-form broadcast production and is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses. This recording capability makes the PXW-X500 ideal for a wide range of different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production.

Slow and Quick Motion function 1 fps to 120 fps at 1080 in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long* and 1 fps to 30 fps in MPEG HD422

The PXW-X500 offers a powerful Slow and Quick Motion function as an option that enables users to create elegant fast- and slow-motion footage. The PXW-X500 can capture images at frame rates selectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 120 fps in 1080p in the XAVC codec. It offers approx. 5x slow motion at 23.98p, 4.5x slow motion at 25p and 4x slow motion at 29.97p. In MPEG HD422 codec, the camcorder offers as a standard feature the ability to capture from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode, in increments of 1 fps. (With the 50Hz mode, frame rates are selectable up to 25 fps in 1080p mode.)

* Slow & Quick Motion function for XAVC is available as an option.

Proxy recording on SD card*

The PXW-X500 can record XAVC proxy video (H.264 MP 420 Long GOP) with AAC-LC 2ch audio on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better compatibility with ordinary viewers. The lightweight proxy video/audio files are generated separately from the main line recording and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.
1080 60i/50i proxy recording is added with firmware version 5.0 planned for release early 2017.

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