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IBC 2012: Sony launches fourth 50Mb/s camcorder

IBC 2012: Sony launches fourth 50Mb/s camcorder
David Wood
07 September 2012

Sony has announced the introduction of its fourth 50Mb/s handheld HD camcorder the PMW-150.
The camera fits into Sony’s existing XDCAM 422 line-up between the PMW-100 and 200 and features 3 x 1/3 inch Exmor CMOS sensors, integrated 20x zoom lens with three independent control rings for focus, zoom and iris.

The PMW-150 also has 2 card slots for continuous recording with SxS media. It is expected to ship from mid-October and will cost around £4,500 including VAT - around £1,000 less than the PMW-200.

The handheld PMW-150 joins the PMW-100, PMW-200 and the shoulder-mount PMW-500 in the XDCAM 422 range.

The PMW-150 has a range of features which would appeal to professional  users in broadcast production as well as education, corporate and event videography. These including flexible shooting options in 1080/50i, 1080/25P, 720/50P, 720/25P or PAL.

 It also has a four-position built-in ND filter switch, Slow & Quick motion function which enables capture at 1 fps to 60 fps in 720p mode, and from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode.

Flexible recording options also include a choice of SD, Memory Stick and XQD cards.
Light-weight and mobile, the PMW-150 can be used for a wide variety of applications not just in broadcast and production but also in education, corporate, and event videography.

There is also a 15 second cache recording feature, as well as Genlock In and Time Code In/Out interfaces make the PMW-150 ideal for multi-camera environments.

Sony Professional Solutions Europe Strategic Marketing Manager Bill Drummond commented: “With fast file-based operation, codec efficiency and outstanding picture quality, XDCAM HD422 products are ideal for applications such as news gathering, when workflow speed is a key concern.”

“They are equally invaluable when seeking a high-quality HD broadcast image without compromising production costs and efficiencies, for example in the production of TV documentaries and mainstream entertainment programs.”

Sony has also launched a portable field recorder the PMW-50 to accompany the PMW range, with dual SxS slot, versatile connectivity and a 3.5” LCD panel.

The PMW-50 allows live-camera-feed recording, playback, file copying to media and external drives, in-field clip viewing, NLE editing and file transfer for DSNG transmission.

The ability to power the deck with BP-U batteries, commonly used with the PMW-100/150/200 handheld camcorders, and the consistency of the recording format (MPEG HD422 50Mbps (MXF), MPEG HD420 35Mbps (MP4) and DVCAM (MXF, AVI)) make the PMW-50 an invaluable asset in a multitude of applications, accommodating all the immediate needs of the operators in the field with minimal kit and investment requirements.

Drummond added: “With the development of not just the new PMW-50 field gear, but also the PMW-150 professional camcorder we are offering the most extensive range of broadcast quality HD422 50Mbps acquisition tools on the market today.”

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