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  • Sony PXW-X500

Sony PXW-X500

  • Brand: Sony
  • Product Code: PXW-X500
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Specifications
Camera Section
Built-in Optical Filters ND Filter (Optical) 1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16ND 4: 1/64 ND
CC Filter (Electrical) A: 3200K, B: 4300K, C: 5600K, D: 6300K
Horizontal Resolution more than 1000 TV Lines
Imaging Device 3-chip 2/3 type Full HD CCD, PowerHAD FX
Minimum Illumination 0.016 lux (F1.4, +42dB, 16-frame accumulation)
Optical System F1.4 prism system
S/N Ratio 60 dB (NS On)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) @ 59.94i
F12 (typical) @ 50i
General
Battery Operating Time approx 130 min with BP-L80S
Dimensions (W x H x D) approx 6.0 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 in (150 x 269 x 332 mm)
Mass approx. 8lbs, 6 oz (3.8 kg) camera body only
Operating Temperature 23°F to 104°F (-5°C to 40°C)
Power Consumption approx. 37W (while XAVC recording with LCD On and CBK-VF02 viewfinder)
Recording Format MPEG4 SStP
- MPEG-4 Simple Studio Profile, SR-Lite 422, 220 Mbps
- LPCM 24-bits, 48 KHz, 4 channels
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XAVC Intra
- CBR 112MBps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- CBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

DVCAM
- CBR 25Mbps
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
Recording Frame Rate XAVC Intra
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p

DVCAM
- 720x480/59.94i
- 720x576/50i
Recording/Playback Time XAVC Intra
- approx. 120 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 30 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- approx. 340 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 170 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 85 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- approx. 360 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 180 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 90 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG4 SStP
- approx 82 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 23.98p
- approx 79 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 50i/25p
- approx 65 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 59.94i/29.97p

DVCAM
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Audio Input 3G / HD / SD-SDI Pool Feed Input
Audio Output XLR 5-pin x1
Composite Output BNC x1
DC Output 4-pin, 11 to 17 V DC, 1.8 A
Genlock Input BNC x1
HDMI Output HDMI (Type A) x1
Headphone Output 3.5 mm Stereo mini jack x1
Lens Remote 12-pin x1
MIC XLR-type, 5-pin, female: -70 to -30 dBu
Remote 8-pin x1
SDI Output BNC x2
Timecode Input BNC x1
Timecode Output BNC x1
USB USB 2.0 ( type B), USB 3.0 (type A)
VF 20-pin HDVF type and 26-pin for CBK-VF02
Wireless Receiver IN Slot for receiver

 

PXW-X70 PXW-X180 PXW-X200 PMW-300K PMW-400K PXW-X500 PDW-850
· Single 1.0" type Exmor-R CMOS sensor
· Zeiss with 12x Vario-Sonnar T* lens
· 24x Clear Image Zoom, and 48x Digital Zoom
· Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile version 1.4 or later
· Proxy Live Streaming & File Transfer (with future upgrade)
· XAVC HD422 10bit recording
· Dual media slots for simultaneous/relay recording, and independent record control
· Slow & Quick Motion
· Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· OLED Color Viewfinder
· 3G HD-SDI output and HDMI standard size connector have Timecode and REC trigger
· (3) 1/3" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Sony G-Lens with 25x-Zoom (Optical)
· Variable dual ND filter control mechanism
· XAVC HD Intra and XAVC HD Long GOP recordings up to 50-Mbps. 4:2:2
· Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
· Proxy Live Streaming & File Transfer (with future upgrade)
· Proxy file recording on SDHC card
· Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording, and independent recording control.
· Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· OLED Color viewfinder · 3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal · Remote control capable
· (3) 1/2" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Fujinon 17x Zoom (Optical)
· Ultra high-quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings up to 50-Mbps. 4:2:2
· Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
· Wireless network features to send file, remotely control, and streaming (with future upgrade)
· Proxy file recording on SDHC card
· Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording.
· Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· 3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal
· 8-pin Lens Remote control (Recording Start/Stop, Zoom)
· (3) 1/2” type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Interchangeable lens system with 14x Fujinon HD lens package.
· 50 Mbps Ultra high-quality XAVC Intra & MPEG HD422 recording
· SD Recording and Playback (DVCAM)
· Semi-shoulder handheld camcorder
· Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
· Slow & Quick motion (1fps to 60fps)
· Focus Magnification for focus assistance
· Slow Shutter Function · Shutter Angle Settings
· Picture Cache Recording
· Two lines of HD/SD-SDI connectors
· Multi-camera operation with 8-pin remote control.
· USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Manual and Auto Focus
· AF (Auto Focus) Assist Function · MF (Manual Focus) Assist Function
· Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
· Multi Format XAVC HD /MPEG2 HD422@50Mbps, HD420@35Mbps/25Mbps +SD Formats
· Slow & Quick Motion Function
· Interval Recording Function
· Frame Recording Function
· Picture Cache Recording
· Slow Shutter Function· Turbo Gain
· Two lines of HD/SD-SDI
· HDMI
· Camera Remote Control
· Wi-Fi Adapter connection with an optional CBK-WA100
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD CCD sensors
· SxS Solid State Recording
· Camera body-only* (configurable accessories)
· Multi Format XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420 & SD DVCAM
· Picture cache recording
· Variable ND filter control
· Digital extender
· Slow & Quick Motion options: Up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard) and up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option)
· Built-in GPS module
· <Optional> Avid DnX HD Codec
· <Optional> Apple ProRes HD Codec
· HDMI
· Wi-Fi Adapter connection with an optional CBK-WA100
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD CCD sensors
· Optical Disc Based Recording
· Camera body-only* (configurable accessories)
· Support for MPEG 422/420 format and SD formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX) are supported as standard · Slow & Quick motion
· 1,2,3 and 4x Digital Extender
· High-quality four-channel audio recording
· Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
· Pool-feed input HD/SD-SDI and composite
· Ethernet interface
· HD422 50Mbps
· DL & SL Disc Recording
· 1080i / 720P support for HD 422 and 420
· 50 pin system camera interface
· Built-in GPS module

 

 
XAVC and HD422 2/3" CCD Shoulder-mount Memory Camcorder (Camera Body Only)  

 



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Available Package

PXW-X500PAC: PXW-X500 with PMW-RX50
 

The PXW-X500 has three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors, offering a high sensitivity and low noise image. The camcorder gives broadcasters a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to shoot in a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM. Options allow the camcorder to record directly in Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes, offering direct compatibility with NLEs. The camcorder also has a host of leading professional features, such as Slow & Quick Motion up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard) and up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option), wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, variable ND filter control, HyperGamma, and many more. A wide range of connectors, including 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and USB, increase the flexibility further.

• Records a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC: XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.
• Direct compatibility with NLEs: The Avid DNxHD® codec option (PXWK-502) and the Apple ProRes 422 codec option (PXWK-501) will enable the camcorder to record these formats directly to SxS cards. These options will be available in Feb 2015.
• Slow & Quick Motion options: Up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard) and up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option).
• Professional features: Includes wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, variable ND filter control, HyperGamma, and more.

New CCD Imager
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 F11 at 60i (F12 at 50i) and improved S/N ratio of 60 dB (with NS on). The camcorder also offers minimum illumination of 0.016 lx (typical) in 1080/59.94i mode +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation.

High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings
The PXW-X500 supports not only MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, but also XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. XAVC technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression technology. XAVC Intra (frame) compression means that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames – providing a better quality picture, without compromises. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra technology. The main benefit is faster ingest and editing. XAVC Long GOP files also require less storage space than XAVC Intra files, providing budget savings on recording media. The XAVC codec adopts 10 bit sampling for high definition recording with rich tonal expression. The bit rate of XAVC recording is 111 or 112 Mbps at 1080/59.94i or 50i and 89, or 112 Mbps at 1080/23.98P or 25p. The high bit rate gives a better quality picture.

Switchable recordings 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. MPEG HD 422 gives a high quality image with more detailed color reproduction, as well as being ideal for chromakeying. MPEG SStP is offered at 1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p and 25p. 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.

Open workflows with Avid DNxHD® codec and Apple ProRes 422 codec recording options
Sony understands a fundamental truth: working cameras require practical workflows that provide open standards. That's why the PXW-X500 is part of a larger production platform that includes affordable media cards, affordable card readers and compatibility with popular NLEs and finishing tools. Recording directly in the Apple ProRes 422 codec and Avid DNxHD® codec are also available as hardware options.* The Avid DNxHD® files or Apple ProRes 422 files are recorded onboard to Sony’s SxS PRO+ memory card format, which was specially designed to handle mission-critical production applications.
* Apple ProRes 422 codec option PXWK-501 and Avid DNxHD® codec option PXWK-502 are planned to be available in Feb 2015

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 HD 422
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 HD 422 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. (frame rates are selectable up to 30 fps in 1080p mode.) * Slow & Quick Motion function for XAVC is available as option PXWK-503.

Dual SxS media slots, “Simul” or “Relay” recording, and independent record control
The PXW-X500 is equipped with two SxS memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with SxS PRO+ and SxS-1 memory cards, XQD, SDXC and SDHC cards can be also used with an appropriate card adaptor. Two media slots can record in either “Simul” or “Relay” mode. “Simul” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards, while “Relay” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full. The user can set up the two Start/Stop buttons on the PXW-X500, one on the grip and one on the camcorder body, to independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.

Wide choice of connections
The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI®, USB, composite output, timecode input/output and genlock input. The 3G-SDI connector is able to output the 1080/59.94P or 50P signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is possible. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device.

GPS functionality
The PXW-X500 is equipped with a GPS device. The GPS data is automatically recorded to the card in the MXF file and as XML in a separate “side car” .log file.

Digital Extender
The digital extender function of the PXW-X500 enables images to be digitally increased in size 2x, 3x or 4x without F-stop loss.

Viewfinder options
The camcorder allows various functions to be displayed in the viewfinder, including Focus Mag and Waveform / Vectorscope / Histogram. Viewfinder options include the HDVF-20A and HDVF-200 B/W viewfinders or the CBK-VF02 color viewfinder.

Option Keys
PXWK-501: Apple ProRes Option Key
ProRes 422 HQ 10bit*3
 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50i, 25p
 ProRes 422 10bit*3
 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50i, 25p
PXWK-502: Avid DNxHD Option Key
Avid DNxHD®  220x 4:2:2 10bit*4
 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50i, 25p
Avid DNxHD® 145 family*4
 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 50i, 25p