Sony PMW-500 XDCAM EX

HD capture in 2/3" documentary style

£200.00 / day
£800.00 / week

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

General
Mass 3.4 kg (7 lb 7 oz) (body only without lens)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches) without projection (body)
Power requirements DC 12 V (11V – 17V)
Power consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens, and microphone while recording) Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Operating temperature -5°C to 40°C (23°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Recording format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14 SD mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed): IMX, DVCAM
Recording format (Audio) (UDF Mode) HD 422 50 ModeLPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels HD 420 HQ Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD IMX Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels (FAT Mode)HD Mode LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 4 channels SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz 2 channels
Recording frame rate UDF Mode)HD 422 50 Mode : MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 Mbps/CBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 23.98P (PD) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF720 × 576/50i, 25PsF (FAT Mode)HD HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1440 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/VBR1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/CBR1440 × 1080 /59.94i, 50i(23.98P is converted to 59.94i in 2-3 pulldown processing.) SD DVCAM Mode (when the optional CBK-MD01is installed) 720 × 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720 × 576/50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback time – may vary the according to the encoding or memory. (UDF Mode) HD 422 50/SD IMX Mode: Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card HD 420 HQ Mode:Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card,Approx. 90 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card (FAT mode)HD HQ Mode:Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card,Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card SD DVCAM Mode: (Option) Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card, Approx. 130 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card, Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Lens
Lens mount 2/3-type SONY bayonet
Camera Section
Imaging device 3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD FX CCD
Effective picture elements 1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Optical system F1.4 prism system
Built-in optical filters Built-in optical filters
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 3200K,89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode), F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum illumination 0.016 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation)
S/N ratio 59 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal rezolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter speed 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Slow Shutter seßtting frames vary according to the system frequency.)
Slow & Quick Motionfunction 720p: Selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate (from 1 fps to 50 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode), 1080p: Selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate(from 1 fps to 25 fps in the case of Pal Area Setting in the UDF Mode)
White balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Inputs/Outputs
Audio input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video output BNC (x1), Composite, HD-Y
Audio output XLR-type 5-pin
SDI input (Option) BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
SDI output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1),HDV™ (HDV 1080i)/DVCAM stream input/output (HDV/DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. DVCAM stream input is only for monitoring use on view finder), S400
Timecode input BNC (x1)
Timecode output BNC (x1)
Genlock input BNC (x1)
USB USBdevice BType(x1), host AType(x1)
Headphone output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker output Monaural
DC input XLR-type 4-pin
DC output 4-pin
Remote 8-pin
Lens remote 12-pin
MIC XLR-type 5-pin
Monitoring
Viewfinder Supplied interfaces (20-pin IF for HDVF, 26-pin IF for CBK-VF01)
Built-in LCD monitor 3.5-inch type colour LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type (Viewable area measured diagonally).
Media
Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
1 x On Board Camera Mic-Foam Windshield
1 x Sony Adapter Plate (Slb) For LWS
1 x Rain Cover PMW 500
1 x Carry Strap
1 x Focus Chart
1 x ARRI LWS-3 Lightweight Support
1 x 15mm, Support Rod , 97mm, Screw-in
1 x 15mm, Support Rod , 170mm, Screw-in
1 x 15mm, Support Rod , 200mm, Screw-in
1 x Battery Adapter Anton Bauer QR-DSR
4 x SxS 32GB UDF SxS-1 Memory Card
1 x 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

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