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  • SONY PMW-400L//U PMW-400L Professional XDCAM Camcorder

PMW-400L Professional XDCAM Camcorder

Details:

Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors without lens XDCAM camcorder recording Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps
  • XAVC recordings
  • High sensitivity Full HD sensors
  • Wi-Fi remote
  • High resolutions 960 x 540 colour viewfinder
  • Interface included SD / HD-SDI and i.Link

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Exc VAT Price £10,124.40
Inc VAT Price £12,149.28
Cat no. PMW-400L//U
Status

Available to order

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Supports multiple SD and HD codecs including XAVC*
Supports multiple SD and HD codecs including XAVC* The PMW-400K is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch CMOS high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that, like the PMW-500, supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using MXF or XDCAM EX workflows using MP4 and AVI files. It also supports XAVC 10-bit HD 4:2:2 MXF file recordings.

XAVC 10-bit HD 422 and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps recordings ideal for a wide range of shooting conditions

PMW-400 is able to record XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD 422 100 Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD 422 (low bit rate)*. It also records 50Mbps HD material in MPEG-2 HD422, meeting broadcast standards around the world, including the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) requirements on HD broadcast acquisition for long form programme making. Standard Definition recording includes DVCAM format and MPEG IMX SD up to 50Mbps. MPEG IMX format offers exceptional visual quality for SD recording that is comparable to Digital Betacam broadcast standard. The 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. The camcorder can also support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec, extending the lifecycle of the product to ensure maximum return on investment*. * Free firmware upgrade for XAVC Long GoP from October 2014

High quality accessories and internal flash band reducer

Ideal for national and local broadcasting operations, the PMW-400L features a 2/3-inch lens mount, high resolution LCD viewfinder, 3DNR noise reduction processing and internal flash band reducer for news operations, as standard. The camcorder also features WiFi remote** and 2x SD/HD-SDI parallel outputs. An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface allows you to convert the shoulder camcorder into a system camera, with compatibility with digital triax and fibre adapters. The CBK-CE01 also incorporates a Digital Extender..

**With optional CBK-WA01 or IFU-WLM3 Wi-Fi antenna’s

Copy clips to and from USB

From V1.20, easy clip dump capability is available to copy clips directly from or to an external USB media and playback clips from an external media to speed up workflow on the field.

FEATURES

High sensitivity Full HD sensors

The PMW-400 provides high quality Full HD imaging with three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors offering better resolution, dynamic range and colour reproduction. The camcorder offers sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz

XAVC recordings

The PMW-400L supports XAVC 10-bit HD 422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD 422 100 Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD 422 (low bit rate)*.

* Free firmware upgrade for XAVC Intra from June 2014, XAVC Long GoP from October 2014.

WiFi remote

Lens, camera and media WiFi Remote or XMPilot live logging from a tablet or smartphone is achievable with the CBK-WA01 optional Wi-Fi antenna or IFU-WLM3 Wi-Fi module to be directly plugged in the camcorder.

Wireless workflow

The PMW-400L side panel hot-shoe allows full High Res and Proxy wireless operations with the CBK-WA101, plug-in wireless adapter. Clip metadata management, XAVC proxy recording on SD-HC card, streaming to Tablet/Smartphone and Wi-Fi remote for camera and lens are provided. The CBK-WA101 allows secure file transfer of recorded content by FTP-push to cloud services or on-premises servers via Wi-Fi/3G/4G /LTE. Content Browser Mobile free Android/iOS application gives you full control to wireless operations.

Direct clip dump

Copy clips directly from or to an external USB media and playback clips from an external media*

*Enabled by V.1.20 firmware upgrade. HDD or Flash memory devices rated 5Volts / 500mA Max. are supported. This does not guarantee operations with all USB media. USB media must be formatted from Maintenance Menu > Format USB.

Supports all SD / HD 420 or SD / HD 422 on several types of memory cards

The PMW-400 allows you to record all SD / HD 420 XDCAM EX codecs usingMP4 and AVI. Files on SxS memory cards, Memory Stick, SD card or XQD card (FAT32 formatted). MXF broadcast files can be recorded on SxS and XQD cards (UDF formatted).

Noise reduction

The camcorder has a signal to noise ratio of 60dB (typical) with 3DNR noise reduction processing.

Hardware and software flash band correction

The camcorder has a standard internal hardware flash band reducer* for news operations.

* Flash band reducer will be available as a free firmware update.

Wide gain selection

The camcorder's gain selection ranges from -3dB up to +42dB maximum gain.

High resolution 960 x 540 colour viewfinder

The camcorder is supplied with a high resolution colour LCD viewfinder (similar to CBK-VF01 modular viewfinder) providing up to quarter full HD 960 x 540 pixels.

Interfaces include SD / HD-SDI and i.Link

The camcorder features 2x SD/HD-SDI outputs, as well as HDMI out, TC in/out and Gen-lock input. It also has i.LINK (DV) input and record.

Digital triax and fibre optional control

An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera, with compatibility with CA-TX70 digital triax and CA-FB70 fibre adapters.

2/3-inch lens mount

The PMW-400L is fitted with a 2/3-inch lens mount.

Low power consumption

The lightweight PMW-400L has a low power consumption of 23W with LCD, viewfinder, lens and microphone.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General
MassApprox. 3.4 kg
(body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power RequirementsDC 12 V
Power ConsumptionApprox. 26W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone while recording)
Operating Temperature0° C to 40° C
32° F to 104° F
Storage Temperature20° C to +60° C
-4° F to +140° F
Continuous Operating TimeApprox. 180 min with BP-L80S
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/Playback Time (MPEG HD)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 (MPEG HD)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
Recording Frame RateSD Mode: DVCAM
720 x 486 / 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576 / 50i, 25PsF

Lens
Lens MountSony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount

Input/Output
Genlock InputBNC (x1)
Timecode InputBNC (x1)
Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable
Mic InputXLR-type 5-pin
SDI OutputBNC (x2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Video OutputBNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite
Audio OutputXLR-type 5-pin
Timecode OutputBNC (x1)
Earphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
DC InputXLR-type 4-pin
DC Output4-pin
Lens12-pin
Remote8-pin
Light2-pin
i.LINKIEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i)/DVCAM stream input/output *3, S400
USBUSB device B Type (x1), host A Type (x1)
HDMIA type (x1)

Camera Section
Imager3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
Effective Picture Elements1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical SystemF1.4 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time)1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS))2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function720p : Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
Sensivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)F13 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
Minimum Illumination0.003 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
White BalancePreset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
S/N Ratio60 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Viewfinder
Viewfinder3.5-inch *4 type colour LCD monitor:
960 (H) x 540 (V), Quater HD size

Other Equipment
Built-in LCD MonitorBlack & White LCD (Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)
Built-in Speaker1

Notes
*1 The values for dimensions are approximate
*2 Recording/Playback time may vary according to the encoding or memory
*3 HDV/DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. Depending on the connected products, it may not be recorded correctly
*4 Viewable area measured diagonally

For PMW-400L full specifications, please click here
  • 1 x Viewfinder
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Stereo microphone
  • 1 x Wind-screen
  • 1 x Cold shoe kit
  • 1 x Lens mount cap
  • 1 x Flange back adjustment chart
  • 1 x Before using this unit
  • CD ROM:
    Operating instructions (English)
    Operating instructions (Japanese)
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