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Sony PMW-500 XDCAM EX

Sony PMW500 hire | Sony PMW 500 Camera

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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.

Compatible Memory Cards

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.

32GB SxS Cards (2 hour at HQ mode)
64GB SxS Cards (4 hours at HQ mode)

VMI Package

  • Sony PMW-500 Camcorder XDCAM EX
  • Camera Quick Release Base Plate (Sony VCT-14)
  • On Board Camera Mic-Foam Windshield
  • Sony Adapter Plate (Slb) For LWS
  • Carry Strap
  • Raincover
  • Focus Chart
  • ARRI LWS-3 Lightweight Support
  • 15mm, Support Rods , 97mm, Screw-in
  • 15mm, Support Rods , 170mm, Screw-in
  • 15mm, Support Rods , 200mm, Screw-in
  • Battery Adapter Anton Bauer QR-DSR
  • 4 x SxS 32GB UDF SxS-1 Memory Card
  • Reader: SxS Card Reader SBAC-US10 (USB 2.0)
  • AC Adapter: Anton Bauer Titan 70 with single way charger facility
  • Sennheiser HD205 Headphones
  • Choice of 5 x Hawkwoods 98WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
  • or 4 x Hawkwoods 150WH batts and 2 x Hawkwoods 2-way chargers
  • or 5 x Anton Bauer Dionic HC batteries with Anton Bauer TM-4 charger

The PMW-500 is a full Broadcast HD Camcorder shooting to 50Mb 4:2:2 on removable XDCAM EX SxS removable storage.

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