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Sony PDW-F1600 Professional Recorder

XDCAM HD Recorder
Sony's top-of-the-line XDCAM HD422 Series is being embraced around the world for its file-based recording capability utilizing high-capacity and highly reliable Professional Disc media. Thanks to its newly developed MPEG HD422 codec, the XDCAM HD422 Series provides high-quality video and audio recor...
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Sony's top-of-the-line XDCAM HD422 Series is being embraced around the world for its file-based recording capability utilizing high-capacity and highly reliable Professional Disc media. Thanks to its newly developed MPEG HD422 codec, the XDCAM HD422 Series provides high-quality video and audio recording capabilities, with an image resolution of 1920 x 1080 and eight-channel 24-bit uncompressed audio.

Now, Sony is proud to announce a new addition to the series - the PDW-F1600 deck. The PDW-F1600 offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard - including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode.

The foundation of the PDW-F1600 deck incorporates the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just a file-based recording deck. With its insert/assemble editing capability, it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system - just like a conventional VTR.

This product comes with PrimeSupport – fast, hassle-free repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice. Which gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment, and your business.

Features

Multi-format HD/SD Recording/Playback Capability
• HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression)
• Recording and playback in the MPEG HD format (MPEG-2 MP@HL compression)
• 1080i and 720P recording and playback
• Up/Down conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P*
• Three types of picture output mode are supported for down-conversion: Edge crop, Squeeze and Letterbox (16:9/14:9/13:9)

High-quality eight-channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording

Handles both the dual-layer disc (PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (PFD23A)

High-speed file transfer
• i.LINK File Access Mode (FAM)
• FTP via Gigabit Ethernet

RS-422 9-pin remote control interface, which the deck to be used as a feeder for linear editing

A wide variety of video and audio inputs and outputs, including two HD-SDI outputs

Compatible with XDCAM Carts: the PDJ-C1080 and the PDJ-A640

Compact and lightweight: half-rack size and 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)

AC, DC or battery powered

Built-in audio speaker

Low power consumption: 65 W (typical) and 54W (in power save mode)

A large easy-to-see 4.3-inch* type color LCD display

Trigger REC function (synchronized recording with compatible camcorders**)
**PDW-700, HDW-730/750 series, HDW-790 and HDW-F900R camcorders.

TBC Control, by front panel operation or remote control panel via RS-422

Easy and intuitive search operation
• Thumbnail Search function
• Expand function
• Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times normal speed, Shuttle: ±20 times normal speed)

Clip Continuous REC function

Compatible with the HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification General
• Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC 12 V
• Power consumption: AC: 80 W, DC: 65 W, SAVEMODE(DC): 55 W
• Operating temperature: +5 to +40°C (+41 to 104°F)
• Storage temperature: -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
• Humidity: 25 to 90% (relative humidity)
• Mass: 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
• Dimensions (W x H x D) (excluding protrusions): 210 x 132 x 396 mm: (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches)

Recording/Playback format
Video:
• MPEG HD422 (CBR: 50 Mb/s)

MPEG HD:
• HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
• SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
• LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) (Playback only)
• MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s)
• DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

Proxy Video:
• MPEG-4

Audio:
• MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
• MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
• MPEG IMX: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or 8 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
• DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz

Proxy Audio:
• A-law (8 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)

Recording/Playback time
• MPEG HD422: 50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 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 (playback only): 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 (playback only): Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
• 18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
• 18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)

• MPEG IMX:
• 50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
• 40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
• 30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)

• DVCAM:
• 25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)

Search speed range
• Jog mode: -1 to +1 time normal speed
• Variable mode: -2 to +2 times normal speed
• Shuttle mode: -20 to +20 times normal speed
• F.Fwd/Rev: -35/+35 times normal speed

Inputs/Outputs
Reference input
• BNC x 2 (including loop through)
• HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative)
• or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative)

HD-SDI input
• BNC x 1
• (HD/SD switchable)
• HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
• SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)

Analogue audio input
• XLR 3-pin (female) x 2 (channel selectable)
• +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable)
• 10 k ohms, balanced

Digital audio input (AES/EBU)
• BNC x 2, 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995

Time code input
• BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p/3.3 k ohms/unbalanced

Analogue composite output
• BNC x 2
• 1: 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative, SMPTE 170M
• 2: 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative, SMPTE 170M ,character On/Off

HD-SDI output
• BNC x 2,
• 1: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
• 2: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), character On/Off

SD-SDI output
• BNC x 2,
• 1: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
• 2: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio), character On/Off

Analogue audio output
• XLR 3-pin (male) x 2 (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 ohms, Lo-z, balanced

Analogue audio monitor
• XLR 3-pin (male) x 2, +4 dBu, 600 ohms, Lo-Z, balanced

Digital audio output (AES/EBU)
• BNC x 2, 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995

Headphone output
• JM-60 Stereo phone jack x 1, -13 dBu, 8 ohms, unbalanced

Time code output
• BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/unbalanced

Video control
• D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1, EIA RS-423

i.LINK
• IEEE 1394 6-pin x 1*, File Access Mode, (Option: PDBK-201) HDV 1080i/720P IN/OUT
• *AV/C (DV) stream is NOT supported.

Ethernet
• RJ-45 x 1, 1000Base-T: IEEE802.3ab, 100Base-TX: IEEE802.3u, 10Base-T: IEEE802.3

Remote (9P) input
• D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1, RS-422A

DC input (12 V)
• XLR 4-pin (male) x 1

DC output (12 V)
• 4-pin (female) x 1, DC 12 V, 7.5 W

Maintenance
• USB x 2

AC input
• x 1, 100 to 240 V, 50/60Hz

Video Performance
Sampling frequency
• Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125MHz

Quantization
• 8 bits/sample

Error correction
• Reed Solomon Code

Processor Adjustment Range
Video level
• -infinity to +3 dB

Chroma level
• -infinity to +3 dB

Set up/black level
• ± 30 IRE/±210 mV

Chroma phase
• ± 30°

System sync phase
• ± 15 us

System sync phase (fine)
• 0 to 400 ns

System SC phase
• 0 to 400 ns

Audio Performance
Sampling frequency
• 48 kHz

Quantization
• 24 bits

Frequency response
• 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)

Dynamic range
• More than 90 dB

Distortion
• Less than 0.05% (at 1 kHz)

Headroom
• 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)

Others
Built-in display
• 4.3-inch(*) type color LCD monitor
• *Viewable area measured diagonally.

Built-in audio speaker
• x 1, monaural

Supplied Accessories
• Operation manual
• Installation manual
• XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM

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