XDCAM EX - New Generation HD Recording System
Offering two SxS PRO memory card slots, a 3.5inch high resolution LCD screen and a wide range of analogue and digital interfaces including HD-SDI input, the PMW-EX30 has been designed to be the ideal companion to not only the existing EX line up of camcorders, but also as a low-cost HD recorder for the live event and entry-level studio market.
With the ability to dub to other HD formats such as HDV, XDCAM HD or HDCAM and with the addition of down-conversion of HD content to SD formats including DVCAM, the PMW-EX30 offers an ideal solution for those customers wanting to integrate XDCAM EX footage into a wide range of existing SD or HD tape-based or non-linear workflows.
Along with all these features, the recorder offers the same thumbnail operation and clip access as the camcorders, including the card copy function.
The PMW-EX30 is a highly versatile and affordable compact recorder for many different applications.
The PMW-EX30 expands the XDCAM EX product range by offering a compact recorder which in many ways operates in the same way as a traditional tape-based VTR, with many analogue and digital video interfaces along with the newer IT based interfaces such as USB and i.LINK. The product therefore can operate in either video or IT mode depending the customer's requirements.
Innovative solid state recording and playback with SxS PRO ExpressCard memory cards offers the following benefits:
- Compatible with industry-standard ExpressCard interface available on most modern laptops
- No time lost to tape loading
- Small, high capacity recording media offering over 2 hours of continuous HD content across 2 x 16GB cards.
- Enhanced interoperability with HDV and XDCAM plus SD down-conversion, so ready to use immediately with most existing NLE, either in HD or SD
- No need to worry about accidentally overwriting precious content
- Write and Re-Writable media with no degradation in picture quality
- Thumbnail images representing key scenes can be browsed and instantly accessed using LCD colour screen
- No frantic fast-forward/rewinding to find the clips you want to review
- Non-proprietary media manufacture
- Supplied with Clip Browser Software for viewing and copying clips to HDD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
Wide Range of Interfaces available
The deck features a wide range of both analogue and digital interfaces including HD-SDI input offering real flexibility
- HD-SDI In/Out
- Embedded Audio & TC
- HDMI Out
- HDV In/Out
- DV Out (Down-Conversion)
- USB 2.0 (operates as SxS PRO card reader/writer)
- Component Out (Y/Pb/Pr)
- HD & SD (Down-conversion) selectable
- S-Video & Composite Out
- Analogue Audio In/Out
- Headphone Out
The PMW-EX30 offers the most compact HD-SDI recorder available from Sony
- The recorder can be used either vertically or horizontally with the supplied stand
- Ideal for use in edit suites and also small OB vans/ENG vans where space is limited
- 12v input also offers flexibility on location