Sony PMW-300K1 Camera

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Sony PMW-300K1 Camera

 

Sony’s new PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder is the first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the benefits of 1/2-type Exmor™ Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mbps HD recording at MPEG HD422. The PMW-300 camcorder is ideal for production professionals who require a flexible semi-shoulder camcorder that adapts easily to a range of commercial shooting environments.

The PMW-300’s 1/2-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors offer high light sensitivity and low image noise to deliver clear, high-resolution images even when shooting in low-light conditions. The camcorder also includes Sony’s advanced signal processing technology to suppress noise effectively and create noticeably clearer images.

The camcorder’s high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast-moving objects, while its chroma subsampling feature is perfect for a wide range of video encoding areas such as VFX and green screen applications. A planned future upgrade to support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec will let users extend the lifecycle of the product for maximum return on investment.

The PMW-300 features the same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as Sony’s PMW- EX3 for compatibility with ½-inch and 2/3- inch lenses. The camcorder comes with a 14 times zoom lens featuring a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus.

An HD-resolution 3.5-inch color LCD viewfinder (960x540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD shooting. Timecode and genlock interfaces as well as an 8-pin remote connector give users added flexibility in multi-camera setups and 3D configurations. The 8-pin remote connector also allows for remote adjustment using a remote control (sold separately). HD- SD/SDI and HDMI outputs let users connect the camcorder to broadcast infrastructures and to compatible consumer devices.

The camcorder has a standard recording mode of 1080/23.98p giving users several shooting options, switching down to 720/23.98p to enable up to 2.5x slow motion.

The PMW-300 camcorder’s innovative semi-shoulder design has a rotary hand grip for more comfortable recording over long periods of time, and its durable magnesium metal body is designed to withstand even the harshest production environments.

Full HD MPEG-2 HD 422 50 Mbps recordings plus XAVC in the future
The PMW-300K1 uses an MPEG HD 422 codec, recording Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50 Mbps in industry-standard MXF files, along with 24-bit 48 kHz, 4-channel audio. It is also capable of recording MPEG-2 HD 420 in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 35 Mbps. Standard Definition options include MPEG IMX and DVCAM. The camcorder can also be upgraded in the future to support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec, extending the lifecycle of the product to ensure maximum return on investment*.

* XAVC support for HD will be available in 2014.
Three 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Full HD sensorsand low-light 3DNR technology for a wide range of shooting conditions
The three 1/2-inch Exmor™ Full-HD CMOS sensors offer high light sensitivity and low image noise. As a consequence, it delivers clear high-resolution images even when filming in low-light conditions. The camcorder also includes Sony’s 3Dimensional Noise Reducer technology(3DNR), which reduce noise between frames and thus creates noticeably clearer images.
Interchangeable lens system with 14x Fujinon HD lens package option (PMW-300K1)
The PMW-300K1 features the same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as the PMW-EX3, making it compatible with a wide range of 1/2-inch and 2/3-inch lenses (with optional ACM-21 adaptor). The camcorder also comes with two auto-focusing zoom lens packages, one for a 14x (PMW-300K1) and the other a 16x zoom lens (PMW-300K2). Both lenses include a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus.
Precision focusing with 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder
An enhanced HD-resolution 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder (960x540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD camcorder work, while the 8-pin remote-control and multi-camera operation capability allows the PMW-300K2 to be used in 3D configurations and high-end camera systems.
Multi-camera operation with 8-pin remote control
The camcorder has a Genlock In and Timecode In /Out interface, so that it can link together with other cameras for multi-camera operation capability and 3D configurations. The 8-pin 700-Protocol remote control interface allows for remote adjustment from the RM-B170* or RM-B150**remote control, sold separately.
*The RM-B750 and the RCP remote control cannot be connected due to the power supply capacity of the PMW-300
**RM-B150 is discontinued
HD/SD-SDI and HDMI interfaces for integration with broadcast infrastructures
The PMW-300K1 has an SDI interface so that it can connect with broadcast infrastructures and professional equipment. It’s also possible to down-convert from HD to SD. There is also an HDMI interface making it possible to link to consumer products, including a standard consumer TV. SDI and HDMI interfaces are available in the same time.
Wide range of frame rates
The camcorder has standard recording modes of 1920 x 1080/25P or 50i and can additionally record at 59.94i, 23.98P and 29.97P in MPEG-2 HD 422 mode. At 1280 x 720, the camcorder can record 25P as well as 23.98P, 29.97P, 50P and 59.94P. Further recording modes are also possible at MPEG-2 HD 420 and DVCAM.
Slow and quick motion from 1 fps to 60 fps
Slow motion shooting is possible with up to 60 frames per second (fps) recording in 720P or 30 fps recording in 1080P, when used with the SxS Pro or SxS-1 memory card. Quick motion can be obtained by slowing the frame rate down to 1 fps.
Semi-shoulder robust design with metal body
The PMW-300K1features an innovative semi-shoulder design with an extendable chest pad mechanism and rotary hand grip, allowing comfortable recording over long periods of time. Its magnesium metal body ensures the camcorder is robust and, like its predecessor, the PMW-EX3, can withstand even the harshest production environments.
Wi-Fi remote control with optional Wi-Fi adaptor
In addition to the 8-pin remote control interface, Apple iPads or Android mobile devices can be used as simple remote controllers. By attaching the optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi adaptor, the remote can control zoom, focus, iris and white balance as well as the recording functions such as recording trigger.
Cache recording
Utilising a 15 second cache recording function, the PMW-300K1 can help prevent the loss of important scenes or events that occur up to 15 seconds before the camcorder’s REC start button is pressed.
Two SxS Memory Card slots plus Memory Stick, SD card and XDQ card options
There are two SxS Memory Card slots, which allows for around four hours of continuous recording, with two hours of HD 422 50 Mbps recorded on each 64GB SxS Memory Card. Content can be copied between the two slots.The PMW-300K1 can use either SxS Pro or SxS-1 cards. It will also accept consumer recording media, including Memory Stick, SD card and XDQ card with an appropriate adaptor for emergency use.
Planning metadata automatically recorded
By loading a pre-recorded Planning Metadata file (XML file) to the PMW-300K1, either from a SxS memory card or a USB memory, the metadata is automatically generated and recorded as described in the XML file while recording. Also the filename of a clip is automatically set as described in the XML file.
i.LINKInput/Output for DV/HDV recordings
i.LINK (HDV) Out can be activated while SP 1440 (FAT) or DVCAM (FAT) is selected and the i.LINK (HDV) In signal can be recorded while the video format is set appropriately.
4 channels 24-bit 48 kHz audio recordings
The PMW-300K1 is equipped with two XLR connectors, which connect to Sony’s range of professional microphone products.24-bit 48kHz audio can be recorded in HD 422 50 Mbps, with up to four channels of audio recorded.
Multiple language system
The PMW-300K1 has multiple language system. The language for the menu and warning messages can be selected among English, Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Indonesian.
4 Neutral Density filters
The PMW-300K1 is equipped with four built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters – Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 – that help to vary the depth of field with iris control.
Power on Quick Rec to help get up and running quicker
If the camcorder power is turned on while pushing a REC button, the ‘Quick Rec’ mode is activated. By accelerating the power on process, the camcorder can start up and start recording more quickly than normal.
Direct access to the thumbnails
With the PMW-300K1, there is no need to switch between Camera and Media mode to access to the recording video. The access to the thumbnails is direct and without any reboot internal process.
Continuous recordings for easier ingest
This mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple starts and stops in recording. The benefit of this mode is a faster transport speed for single clips – there is no overhead for the file open/close process. Please note this function works only in UDF (MXF) mode.

General
Mass Approx 2.2 kg (without lens, VF)
Approx. 4 Lb 14 oz (without lens)
Approx. 3.9 kg (with lens hood, viewfinder, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Approx. 8 lb 9.6 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Dimensions (W x H x D) * 275 x 239 x 384 mm (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions)
10 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions)
* The values for dimensions are approximate.
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Recording Format (Video)** XAVC
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
UDF
HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SD mode: MPEG IMX 50Mbps
SD mode : DVCAM 25Mbps
FAT
HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1280 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
DVCAM mode: DVCAM 25Mbps (AVI)
Recording Format (Audio) exFAT
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz,
4 channels
UDF
HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT
HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Recording Frame Rate exFAT
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p
UDF
HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
- 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
SD Mode: IMX50
720x486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
SD Mode: DVCAM
720x486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
FAT
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
DVCAM Mode
720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time** exFAT
XAVC-I mode
When using SBP-128B (128 GB):
Approx. 120 minutes
When using SBP-64B / SBS-64G1A
(64GB): Approx. 60 minutes
When using SBS-32G1A (32GB):
Approx. 30 minutes
FAT
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
DVCAM Mode
720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time** UDF
HD 422 mode
Approx. 240 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
HD 420 mode:
Approx. 360 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 180 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
FAT
HQ 1920/HQ 1440 mode/HQ 1280 mode:
Approx. 400 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 200 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
SP 1440 Mode:
Approx. 560 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 280 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
DVCAM mode
Approx. 520 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 260 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 130 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Lens
Lens Mount Sony 1/2-inch type EX mount
Zoom Ratio 14x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length f = 5.8 - 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4-439 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris F1.9 - F16 and Close auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable,
800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide),
735 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter M77 mm, pitch 0.75mm
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type) 3-chip 1/2-inch type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical System F1.6 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
Minimum Illumination 0.12 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, 18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100% video level)
0.02 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, 18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma on, 50% video level)
S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Rezolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter Speed 1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
Slow Shutter (SLS) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(from 1 fps to 50 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
(from 1 fps to 25 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A,
Memory B/ATW
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Selectable
Input/Output
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic 48 V selectable
Line: 4dBu
Mic: -70dBu--30dBu
Video Output BNC (x1), HD-Y/Composite
1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
(switchable to Genlock in)
Audio Output Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
SDI Output BNC (x2), HD/SD selectable
SMPTE 292M/259M standards
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) input/output, DV input/output, S400
Timecode Input BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 10kΩ
Timecode Output BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
1.0Vp-p, 10kΩ
Genlock Input BNC (x1) (switchable to Video out)
1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
USB USB device, mini-B (x1)
USB Host, Type A (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
-18dBu 16Ω
Speaker Output Monaural, 150mW
DC Input DC jack
Remote 8-pin
Lens Remote 8-pin, round
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Monitoring
Viewfinder 3.5-inch type color LCD: 960 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 540 (V), 16:9
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Media
Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)

 

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