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Sony PDW-HD1550

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Sony Professional Disc Recorder

The PDW-HD1550 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. What’s unique about this deck is its ability to add an option to record/playback XAVC HD material from Professional Disc. 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
1080i and 720P recording
Triple-layer disc (100 GB), dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s); Approximately 190 minutes on triple-layer disc, 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
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