A Compact Full-HD Production System With Flash Memory Recording, for an Evolving HD Era
In 2007, Sony introduced the revolutionary XDCAM EX™ handheld camcorder, the PMW-EX1 - the newest member of the Sony XDCAM® family of tapeless production systems - in response to growing demand for an affordable high definition (HD) production solution. This technological breakthrough camcorder - incorporating incredible feature sets such as three 1/2-inch type Full HD CMOS sensors, amazing 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 HD recording capabilities plus flash memory recording in an extremely compact body - was achieved thanks to the extraordinary technical expertise and knowledge amassed when designing Sony's groundbreaking CineAlta™ family of products. Offering striking HD picture quality, extra mobility and great operational efficiency, the PMW-EX1 camcorder has already been rapidly adopted around the world in a broad range of HD production applications and electronic cinematography.
Now Sony evolves the XDCAM EX lineup further still, with the introduction of the PMW-EX3 camcorder and the PMW-EX30 deck. The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder incorporates an eagerly awaited 1/2-inch type interchangeable lens system, providing enhanced creativity and flexibility with a broad choice of lenses. The PMW-EX30 is a compact recording deck that can be used for many different purposes such as recording, viewing, dubbing and source feeding to nonlinear editing systems.
The XDCAM EX products use an SxS PRO™ memory card,which is based on the rapidly growing ExpressCard industry standard, as recording media. Combining the moderate bit rate of MPEG-2 Long GOP compression adopted by XDCAM EX products with the SxS PRO memory card, the XDCAM EX series offers cost-effective long-form recording, coupled to nonlinear capabilities such as instantaneous random access and high-speed file-based operation. The full Sony XDCAM EX series offers stunning quality HD pictures and efficient nonlinear operation, expanding the possibilities for all types of HD video production at an affordable price.
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PMW-EX3 Full HD XDCAM EX Semi-Shoulder Mount Camcorder
The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ½-inch type Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD resolutions. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder such as “Slow & Quick Motion”, which is also commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and Picture Profile™ feature. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems.
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PMW-EX1 Full HD XDCAM EX Camcorder
The PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX Camcorder is Sony's exciting new addition to our XDCAM family of professional tapeless acquisition tools and our first offering in the XDCAM EX series of products. The PMW-EX1 utilizes Sony's three newly designed 1/2-inch type "Exmor"™ CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080. Coupled with our newly developed signal processing LSI, the PMW-EX1 produces truly exceptional images in 1080p, 720p and 1080i HD. Using another new Sony innovation, the SxS Memory Card flash memory device, very high data transfer speeds are also made possible in order to enhance the High Defintion content creation workflow.
Utilizing the MPEG-2 Long GOP CODEC to achieve a balance of quality and the required bit rate, the PMW-EX1 boasts a long recording time - approximately 140 minutes using two 16GB SxS Memory Cards. Additionally, the PMW-EX1 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion feature, or what is more commonly known as "over-cranking" and "under-cranking", to enable users to create slow and fast motion special effects. The PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX Full High Defintion Camcorder represents a new level of high quality, value-added High Definition content creation professional tools. It will, once again, transform industry expectations of just how much quality can be achieved with an affordable HD camcorder.
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PMW-320K 1/2" Full HD XDCAM EX Camcorder
This new ½” shoulder mount camcorder joins the award-winning XDCAM EX product family of professional Solid State Recording acquisition tools. The PMW-320 inherits all of the advanced creative recording features of the successful PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3 and the PMW-350 camcorders, and also offers several enhancements such as improved low light capability as well as SD recording as a standard feature.
Similar to the PMW-350, the PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode, as well as 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM recording. Twin memory card slots support up to 280 minutes HD recording time using two 32GB SxS memory cards. The PMW-320K is supplied with a Fujinon 16x zoom lens and has a standard ½”-type double hot shoe bayonet lens mount, allowing you to install any of the various compatible ½” HD lenses available from your choice of suppliers.
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