Sony PMW-500 XDCAM EXSony PMW500 hire | Sony PMW 500 Camera
The PMW-500 is a full Broadcast HD Camcorder shooting to 50Mb 4:2:2 on removable XDCAM EX SxS removable storage.
The PMW-500 is Sony Professional’s first XDCAM HD422 Camcorder with solid state recording and effectively does the same job as the PDW-F800 but instead of shooting to XDCAM HD disks, it records instead to removable solid state memory cards. It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Uniquely, it can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.
On paper it does everything - 1080i and 1080p, slow motion ramping up to 60p using 720/50and 720/60 modes; firewire output; non-linear capture; great workflow; 2/3” lens mounting which means that a vast lens selection is available to hire for it. It also can switch between shooting in 720/50 or 720/60 modes for true US or European HD acquisition.
The camcorder is supplied with 4 x 32GB cards for the regular price with 4 hours of HD storage. You can add a KJ16x HD zoom lens for an additional £20 for a budget deal or an HJ22 or HJ11 lens for an additional £100 per day.
Optional XDCAM Reader/Writer as an interface for pc/mac without having to use the camera as a reader unit.
Optional HDVF-C35W Colour Viewfinder to replace monochrome standard eyepiece.
- Rate: £200 per day
- PMW-500 with a KJ16x HD Zoom lens£220 per day
- PMW-500 with HJ22 or HJ11 lens£300 per day
- Sony PMW-500 HD Documentary Kit
Upgrade to documentary kit add:
HJ22ex7.6BIRS HD ENG zoom lens
HJ11x4.7BIRS HD ENG zoom lens
Clip-on Matte Box, Sachtler Video 20 3
stage Carbon Fibre Tripod, Director's Monitor
*additional £120 per day£320 per day/ £1280/week
- Sony PMW-500 HD Documentary Kit£1000/week (2 weeks+)