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Sony PDW-F1600

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SKU: PDW-F1600

The PDW-F1600 is a compact HD recorder which provides outstanding picture quality of MPEG HD422 as well as an eight-channel (HD-SDI), 24-bit audio recording capability. The foundation of the PDW-F1600 deck incorporates the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just file-based recording deck. With its insert/assemble editing capability, it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system – just like a conventional VTR. 23.98P and SD legacy formats are supported as standard. What’s unique about this deck is its ability to operate on AC, DC or power. With its large 4.3-inch* LCD and built-in speaker, it performs as a versatile and high-quality recorder which is suitable for both in-house and field operations. It comes equipped with a multi-format up/down converter, which is highly useful when employing both HD- and SD-format materials at the same time. *Measured diagonally.

HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422
Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats as standard
1080i and 720P recording
Dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s); Approximately 95 minutes on dual-layer disc and 43 minutes on single-layer disc
Thumbnail operation
Proxy data and metadata recording
Built-in up-conversion to HD from SDI input when recording
HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and 720 at the output during playback
Multi-format compact HD/SD Recorder
*Video format (4:2:2 HD 1080 50i, 59.94i)
*High-quality eight-channel audio recording
Dual optical pick-up for higher-speed file transfer
4.3-inch type* color LCD display
*Tilt up front panel
VTR-like jog/shuttle operation
Video control (via front panel and remote)
Compact and lightweight at 13 lb 14 oz (6.3 kg) in a half-rack width
AC, DC, or battery powered
Ethernet interface
i.LINK interface
Insert/Assemble edit

Recording Bit Rates
MPEG-2 422p@HL format – Bit rate is 50Mbps for both 1080 and 72 – Audio Format 24bit x 8ch (PDW-700 can record up to 4ch Audio at the same time)

Multi-Format & Legacy Format Support
Legacy formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX 30/40/50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 18*/25/35Mbps) are supported for both recording and playback as standard.

Record Time
Longer recording time with the Dual Layer Professional Disc Media. The single layer disc is also supported 50GB: Single layer (23.3GB) Dual MPEG HD 422 (50Mbps) Approx. 43 min. Approx. 95 min. MPEG HD 420 (35Mbps) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 145 min MPEG HD 420 (25Mbps)Approx. 90 min. Approx. 190 min MPEG IMX (50Mbps) Approx. 45 min.Approx. 100 min. DVCAM Approx. 85 min. Approx. 185 min.

Compact and Light Weight Design
Half rack size – Weight : 6.5Kg

3 types of power supply
AC / DC / Battery

Well-constructed Body
Tilt up front panel.

3.5-inch* Widescreen
An easy-to-view color LCD screen provided on the camcorder side panel enables advanced operations such as Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection. Status indicators such as four-channel audio meters, and disc and battery remaining time can also be displayed. Camera set-up menus can be displayed, too. *Viewable area measured diagonally.

Dual Optical Pick-up
Provides High speed file transfer – FTP Get speed(through Gb-Ethernet) : 220Mbps – i.Link read speed : 200Mbps

Easy and Intuitive Search
Operation Thumbnail Search function – Expand function – Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times

Built-in Multi Format Converter
The following conversion is possible in Playback mode: Downconversion from HD to SD, Upconversion from SD to HD, Cross conversion between 1080 and 720 *Available fall 2008

Video Process Control
Front panel operation using the function keys & mlti-dial 9pin video control remote

Control for Linear Editing Player
RS-422A control for linear editing player

Advanced Clip Operation
Thumbnail search, Expand thumbnail search, Skip scroll, etc – Remote Recording over HD-SDI connection (with PDW-700 and HDW camcorders) – PDW-HD1500 can be installed into the XDCAM CART (for both PDJ-C1080 and PDJ-A640)

Insert/Assemble edit function
F1600 can be used as a recorder of linear editing System.

Clip Continuous REC
This mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple rec. start & stop. The Rec. start Essence Mark (EM) is recorded to every rec. start frame. The benefits of using this mode are: – Capable of having more than 300 takes on a disc – Faster transfer speed by sending a single clip. (No over-head for file open/close process)

Standard Accessories
Operation manual (x 1)
Installation manual (x 1)
XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM (x1)