PDWF355L
Sony PDW-F355L XDCAM HD Camcorder
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Overview

The Sony XDCAM HD system is a highly versatile production tool that offers flexible recording functions including a choice of video frame rates, interlace or progressive modes, recording data rates, and both HD and SD formats. The PDW-F355L XDCAM HD Camcorder features MPEG HD and DVCAM switchable recording with three 1/2-inch HD CCDs. It is capable of recording 1080 video lines of multiple frame rates at a high bit rate of up to 35 Mbps. It also provides four channels of high-quality uncompressed audio. This allows an SD to HD migration path to a complete HD-based environment. Down-conversion output to SD is a standard feature in this camera. Instant random access, replay of clips, IT network capability and the proxy data advantage provide for an exceptional workflow. The PDW-F355L provides excellent picture quality, adapting Power HAD HD CCDs (1440x1080). It offers HD recording in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P and native 23.98P and the operator can also select the desired bit rate to record it, either 35 Mbps, 25 Mbps and 18 Mbps depending on the desired picture quality and recording length. Being a dual format camcorder, it can also record in DVCAM mode at 25 Mbps. In addition to these impressive capabilities, PDW-F355L also provides numerous innovative features like Quick & Slow Motion, commonly known as overcranking and undercranking, Slow Shutter, Clear Scan, Interval Recording and Auto Focus Function. It also supports i.LINK interface for File Access Mode and DV stream output (including down-conversion from HD material).

Highlights:

  • Three 1/2-inch-type Power HAD HD CCDs
  • When used with a lens connector, a 2/3-inch-type lens can be used via the optional lens adaptor
  • Switchable recording between MPEG HD or DVCAM formats
  • Both single-layer disc (PFD-23A) and dual-layer disc (PFD-50DLA) support
  • Four-channel audio recording
  • 16:9, 3.5-inch (viewable area measured diagonally) type color LCD display
  • Built-in optical ND filter (four positions)
  • Slow & Quick Motion - Overcranking and undercranking
  • Slow Shutter (up to 64-frames accumulations)
  • Interval recording function for time lapse recording
  • Picture cache recording up to 10 seconds
  • Auto focus function (compatible optional lens is required)
  • Thumbnail display with instant access and replay of clips
  • Scene Selection function for in-camera cuts-only editing
  • Input: Front stereo microphone, analog audio (2-ch), timecode, gen-lock
  • Output: HD analog componet, SD analog component, SD analog compsoite, timecode
  • i.LINK interface that supports File Access Mode and DV OUT
  • HD down-conversion capability: DV output via i.LINK (DV OUT) port or base-band SD output via analog composite
  • Freeze Mix function
  • Selectable Gamma Curves

Features

FeaturesBenefits:
Lens Interface and CCDThree Interline Transfer Type, 1/2 inch 1.5M pixels Power HAD HD CCD. Equipped with 12-pin lens connector (a 2/3 inch HD lens can be attached using an optional lens adaptor)
HD 1080 Recording at Selectable Bit RatesThe XDCAM HD products record video signals in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, and native 23.98P using the "MPEG HD" codec that adopts the industry standard MPEG-2 MP@HL (1440) compression. Users can select desired bit rates either from 35, 25, or 18 Mb/s depending on their requirements for picture quality and recording length. Choosing the highest bit rate of 35 Mb/s results in the highest-quality pictures over a long recording time of over 60 minutes (single layer disc) 150 (dual layer disc), while choosing the 18 Mb/s bit rate provides a recording time of over 120 minutes (single layer disc) 270 minutes (dual layer disc), which is the longest recording time offered by any current HD camcorder.
DVCAM Recording and Down ConversionThe XDCAM HD camcorder provides the powerful capability to record in DVCAM format (25 Mbps) with NTSC/PAL and 16:9/4:3 switchable modes. Both camcorders and deck incorporate a down-conversion capability that allows material recorded in the MPEG HD format to be converted to DV signals and output via the i.Link port, enabling users to edit the material using compatible DV-based nonlinear editors.
High-quality Audio RecordingRecord 2 or 4 channels of uncompressed high-quality audio as specified by the recording format selected. These camcorders are also equipped with a range of audio interfaces: one 5-pin XLR front stereo microphone connector and two rear-mounted, 3-pin XLR connectors with selectable MIC/Line level input. The two 3-pin XLR connectors can also be switched to accept four channels of AES/EBU digital audio input, establishing a full digital ENG/EFP system. The camcorder is also equipped with Rear XLR-5pin output. - MPEG HD recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz, or 2 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz. - DVCAM recording: 4 channels, 16 bits, 48 kHz.
Extensive Range of A/V InterfacesPDW-F355: HD-SDI output, 5pin XLR Audio Output, Front stereo microphone, Genlock, TC IN/OUT Separated i.Link interface supports FAM and DV out
Proxy AV Data RecordingDuring the recording process, a timecode accurate, 2Mbps, MPEG-4 'copy' of the high-resolution material is captured to the Optical Disc media. This proxy video can be used as reference to the high-resolution video for edit decision-making. Depending on the device from which file transfers occur, the Proxy AV data can be sent at up to 16-18x real-time, enabling an optimized workflow for the time-sensitive nature of ENG, while providing significant flexibility for production use.
Metadata recording:During the recording process UMID, Extended UMID, and Essence Marks data is captured to the disc.
Progressive Mode (30P and 24P)Provide true progressive modes for film. - 29.97P and 23.97P High definition video is recorded at the native frame rate. When recording in DVCAM, 24P frame rate video is recorded as 60i with 2-3 pulldown.
Slow and Quick MotionThe PDW-F355 has slow & quick-motion functions. This allows the shooting frame rate to be different from the playback frame rate. This provides an effect similar to using over and undercranking with a film camera. Unlike low-speed or high-speed playback of normally shot video, this provides a smooth slow motion effect, or action speeded up beyond what is actually possible. 4-30P and 31-60P at HD 23.98P and 29.97P mode
Freeze MixThis feature superimposes a previously recorded frame of video over the live picture in the viewfinder. This enables the photographer to adjust the camera's position to get the same framing for the next shot.
Slow ShutterA maximum of 64 frames can be accumulated using the slow shutter function. In low light levels this allows clear video to be shot, and provides a fantasy video effect with ghost image. - 1-8, 16, 32 and 64 frame accumulation - Turbo Gain allows the camera gain to be boosted up to +48 dB.
Interval RecordingRecords video at pre-determined intervals. Ideal for recording over long periods (time-lapse recording) up to 24 hrs.
Picture Cache RecordingUp to 10 seconds audio and video signals are buffered into camcorder's memory before the Rec button is even pressed.
Optical ND filterThe built in Optical ND filter has 4 settings. (Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, 1/64) The camcorder can memorize independent color temperature settings for each filter wheel setting.
3.5-inch widescreen color LCDAn 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. Camera set-up menus can be displayed, too. Viewable area measured diagonally.
12-bit A/D ConversionIncorporates a highly integrated 12-bit A/D converter, so that the high-quality images captured by the CCDs are processed with great precision. In particular, this higher bit resolution allows contrast to be reproduced more precisely in mid-tone areas of the picture.
Advanced Digital Signal ProcessingA key to quality in DSP cameras is how many bits are used in their nonlinear processes, such as gamma correction. XDCAM HD camcorders use more than 30 bits, minimizing round-off errors so the high quality of the CCDs is maintained. The DSP LSI of XDCAM HD camcorders also enable highly sophisticated image control such as Multi-Matrix function, and Skin-Tone Detail control.
Noise Reducing ModeThe XDCAM HD camcorders incorporate a noise-reducing mode to reproduce low-light scenes clearly.
Selectable Modes of File RecordingTwo types of file recording mode is provided. In standard operation, one clip file is created each time recording is started and stopped. In the other mode, called Clip Continuous REC Mode, one clip file can be created while multiple record start and stop.
Rugged and Ergonomic DesignThe design of these camcorders is based on years of Sony experience in camera ergonomics, and provides a high level of mobility and balance. The shoulder pad position is adjustable and the viewfinder height can be selected from two positions, while rear panel connectors are located well away from the battery pack, making it easy to connect cables. Operators familiar with the comfort benefits of Sony Betacam camcorders will immediately feel at home with XDCAM HD camcorders, which extend this comfort even further.
Shock- and Dust-Resistant Disc DriveTo minimize errors caused by shock or dust entering the disc drive, XDCAM HD equipment has several unique ways of providing operational resistance to such factors. This disc drive entrance is concealed by two lids helping to prevent any dust from entering the drive. In addition, four rubber dampers are used to hold the disc drive block in place helping to absorb the shock that would otherwise go into the disc drive.
Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro(up to 2GB) SupportThe Memory Stick function supports the storage of camcorder setup files for reuse, or quick, replication of camera setups during multi-camera shoots.
Auto Tracking White BalanceAutomatically adjusts the camera color temperature according to lighting changes.
Four Assignable Buttons(Two on camera handle, two on the side panel) These assignable buttons enable the operators to assign frequently used functions.

Specifications

General SpecificationsDetail:
MassApprox. 3.9 kg (8 lb 10 oz) (body)
Approx. 5.55kg (12 lb 21 oz) (w/ VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
Power RequirementsDC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power ConsumptionApprox. 34 W (while recording, with viewfinder, color LCD On, manual lense)
Operating Temperature-5 to +40 degrees C (+23 to +104 degrees F)
Storage Temperature-20 to +60 degrees C (-4 to +140 degrees F)
Humidity10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating TimeApprox. 150 min. w/BP-GL95 battery
Video Recording FormatMPEG HD (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy VideoMPEG-4
Audio RecordingMPEG HD: 2 ch or 4 ch, 16 bits/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Audio ProxyA-law (2 ch/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
Recording Media23GB Optical Disc model PFD23A
50GB Optical Disc model PFD50DLA
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model1080/60i (59.94i), 30P (29.97P)
Recording Frame Rate PAL model1080/50i, 25P
Recording/Playback timeDVCAM:
25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)MPEG HD:
35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
Inputs/Outputs SpecificationsDetail:
Genlock InBNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?
TC INBNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k?
SDI INNA
Audio InCH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
MIC InXLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
SDI OutBNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Composite Video OutBNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?
Audio OutCH-1/CH-2: XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x 1
TC OutBNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?
EarphoneMini-jack x 1 (stereo)
Monitor SpeakerYES
DC InXLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out4-pin (Female) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 to 17 V DC, MAX. 200 mA
Lens Conector12-pin or 14-pin type hot-shoe
Remote8-pin
Light2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
i.LinkIEEE 1394, 6-pin x 1, AV/C (DV stream output) or File Access Mode
Memory Stickx 1 (for camera setup files)
Gigabit EthernetNA
USBNA
Audio Performance SpecificationsDetail:
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Dynamic RangeMore than 85 dB
DistortionLess than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
CrosstalkLess than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Wow & FlutterBelow measurable limit
Headroom20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
Camera Section SpecificationsDetail:
Pickup Device3-chip 1/2-inch type HD Power HAD CCD
Effective Picture Elements1440(H) x 1080(V)
Optical SystemF1.4 prism
Built-In Optical Filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time)59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,1/1000, 1/2000
29.97p: 1/40, 1/60, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
23.98p: 1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS
25p: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Shutter Angle59.94i, 50i: 4.5 to 360 degree (approx. 0.64-degree step)
29.97p, 23.98p, 25p: 4.3 to 360 degree (approx. 0.32-degree step)
Slow Shutter1- to 8-, 1-6, 32-, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function(MPEG HD mode only)
23.98p/29.97p: Selectable from 4 to 60 frame/sec as recording frame rate
25p: Selectable from 4 to 50 frame/sec as recording frame rate
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)F9 (typical)
Minimum IlluminationApprox. 0.004 lx (F1.4 lens, +48 dB, with 64-frame accumulation)
Gain Selection-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB
Smear Level-120 dB (Y-typical)
S/N Ratio54 dB (Y-typical, HD output)
Horizontal Resolution800 TV lines or more
RegistrationLess than 0.02%
Modulation Depth45% at 21MHz (typical)
Monitoring SpecificationsDetail:
ViewfinderCRT: 2.0-inch type monochrome
Indicators: REC (x 2), TALLY, BATT, SHUTTER, GAIN UP
Built-In LCD Monitor3.5-inch type color LCD monitor
Lens SpecificationsDetail:
Lens MountSONY 1/2-inch type bayonet mount
Included Lens SpecificationsDetail:
Zoom Ratio Selectabledepends on optional lens used
Focal Lengthdepends on optional lens used
Irisdepends on optional lens used
Maximum Relative Aperturedepends on optional lens used
Focusdepends on optional lens used
Image Stabilizerdepends on optional lens used
Filter Threaddepends on optional lens used
Built-In Microphone SpecificationsDetail:
Capsule TypeNA

Optional Accessories

Optional Accessories

Model:Description:
BPL80SHard Carbon Lithium-Ion Battery pack (83.5Wh)
LC424THShipping Case with Built-in Wheels by Thermodyne
ACDN10AC Adaptor/Charger
BCL5004CH Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
RMB750Remote Control Unit
WRR862B30/32Dual Channel Portable Tuner
WRR862B42/44Dual Channel Portable Tuner
WRR861B30/32Portable Diversity Tuner
WRR855S42/44Portable Plug-In Diversity Tuner
BPL60SHard Carbon Lithium-Ion Battery
ECM680SStereo Shotgun Microphone
QRSDHBattery Bracket For Wedge Mount
CAWR855Camera Mounting Adapter for WRR-855S Wireless Tuner
WRR861B42/44Portable Diversity Tuner
BCL70Portable 2 channel battery charger for lithium-ion batteries
A-8278-057-A Mounting Bracket from Service to mount WRR-861 and WRR-862 wireless tuners to camcorder

 
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