- XDCAM HD422 codec for exceptional picture quality at low data rate.
- Switchable between MXF and MP4 for recording in XDCAM HD422, XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX modes.
- Option to record MPEG IMX and DVCAM material allowing users to migrate to HD at their own pace.
- Interoperability with major NLE systems enabling smooth workflow migration.
- Lower power consumption for extended record time during shooting.
- Four channels of uncompressed 48 kHz digital audio.
Another major introduction at IBC is XDCAM Station, a family of professional media recorders that bridges the worlds of SxS Memory card and Professional Disc. There will be three models in the line-up:
- XDS-1000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot and internal HDD storage
- XDS-PD1000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot, a Professional Disc drive and internal HDD storage
- XDS-PD2000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot, a Professional Disc drive and internal SSD storage
Depending upon the model chosen, customers can copy material from SxS memory cards or Professional Disc onto the hard disk or solid state storage within the XDCAM Station. The material can then be accessed for non-linear editing or can be replayed under slow motion control. SDI input and output and network capability allows the device to function as an MXF gateway linking XDCAM media, baseband video and networked operation. The Professional Disc based models will also be able to record and read Sony’s new higher capacity 128GB quad layer Professional Discs, PFD128QLW.
The XDS-1000 will be available in March 2011, with the XDS-PD1000 and PD2000 available in summer 2011 along with the PFD128QLW quad layer disc.
The PMW-500 camcorder will be available in November. The camcorder can be used in a studio configuration, using an HD camera adaptor (model XDCA-55), and camera extension unit (model XDCU-50), which are also available in November. These studio options also work with Sony’s PMW-320 and PMW-350 camcorders, when used with a 50-pin interface.