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PDW-HR1/MK1: PDW-HR1 mobile deck with the PDBK-MK1 SxS Card Option pre-installed.

The PDW-HR1, the latest addition to the XDCAM family, is a highly mobile field recorder. Its design is similar to PDW-R1 SD Field Recorder, but the PDW-HR1 provides a lot of additional functionalities. Firstly the PDW-HR1 supports all the XDCAM formats as standard, including the frame rate of 23.98P in 1080i mode and SD (DVCAM and MPEG IMX). Also new concept GUI for EDL-based editing and direct DVB-ASI output provides the field operator more flexible workflow. Its compact, lightweight body makes the PDW-HR1 ideal for use in the field as a pool-feed recorder, backup recorder, comact recorder installed in an extremely confined space such as a car or helicopter and simple field editor by itself.

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
9-inch type color LCD display
VTR-like jog/shuttle operation
Video control (via front panel and remote)
Compact and lightweight
AC, DC, or battery powered
Ethernet interface
i.LINK interface
HDMI output for viewing
DVB-ASI output by PDBK-202 option
Key panel illumination light for use in low-light environments
Clip Continuous Recording
Direct FTP copy function

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

9-inch* Widescreen LCD
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. *Viewable area measured diagonally.

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

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)

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) *Available at the end of 2009

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