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Sony DSR-450WSPL

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Sony DSR-450WSPL (DSR-450, DSR450, WSPL, DSR-450WSP) DVCAM 16:9 / 4:3 Camcorder
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Overview
Sony DSR-450WSP (Replacement for DSR-570WSP) 'Green-friendly' camcorder delivering improved imaging performance for programme makers.
Sony camcorders like the DSR-570WSP and DSR-390P have already attracted a dedicated following from programme makers looking for the best possible blend of features, performance and value from the DVCAM format.
Today, these camcorders are the preferred choice for a variety of applications all around the world, from video journalism and newsgathering to event photography and much more.
Building on this success, Sony now announces the DSR-450WSP and DSR-400P DVCAM camcorders. The new DSR-450P from Sony is the successor to the DSR-500 / 570 series camcorders, featuring progressive scan mode (25p).
The VTR section now records and replays DV and DVCAM as required.
The DSR-400 uses approximately 10% less power than the DSR-570, thus providing useful additional battery life.
Another great feature is the versatile...
Summary
CODEC: DVCAM
Form Factor: Shoulder Mount
Gen-Lock & Time-Code: Yes
HDMI Output: No
Lens/Mount: B4 Mount
Maximum Data Rate: 25Mb/s
Maximum Video Resolution (recorded): 0.41MP
Progressive Scan: Yes
Recording Media: DVCAM Tape
SDI Output: Yes
Sensor Resolution (Mega Pixels): 0.41MP
Sensor Size: 2/3 inch
Sensor Type: 3-CCD
Variable Frame Rate: No
XLR Audio Input: Yes
Included in box
  • DSR-450WSP Camcorder body
  • 1.5 inch Viewfinder - DXF-801
  • Tripod adaptor - VCT-U14
  • External microphone
  • Shoulder strap
  • Manual on CD

About the Sony DSR-450WSPL

Sony DSR-450WSP (Replacement for DSR-570WSP) 'Green-friendly' camcorder delivering improved imaging performance for programme makers.

Sony camcorders like the DSR-570WSP and DSR-390P have already attracted a dedicated following from programme makers looking for the best possible blend of features, performance and value from the DVCAM format.

Today, these camcorders are the preferred choice for a variety of applications all around the world, from video journalism and newsgathering to event photography and much more.

Building on this success, Sony now announces the DSR-450WSP and DSR-400P DVCAM camcorders. The new DSR-450P from Sony is the successor to the DSR-500 / 570 series camcorders, featuring progressive scan mode (25p).

The VTR section now records and replays DV and DVCAM as required.

The DSR-400 uses approximately 10% less power than the DSR-570, thus providing useful additional battery life.

Another great feature is the versatile flip out 2.5" colour LCD screen for metering / viewing.

Please note that the DSR-450 does not feature 26pin connectivity for CCU control, so it can no longer be used in studio configurations with CCU control.

Instead it has an SDI output board option.

The DSR-450WSPL is supplied without lens.

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General?
Power requirementsDC 12V
Power consumptionApprox. 17 W (with DC 12V power, REC mode, viewfinder off, LCD monitor off)
MassApprox. 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz) (with viewfinder, microphone, BP-GL65 battery, Mini DVCAM cassette, VCL-917BY lens)
Continuous operating timeApprox. 300 min. (with BP-GL95 battery, REC mode)
Built-in LCD monitor2.5-inch type colour (214,000 pixels)
Viewfinder1.5-inch type CRT, monochrome
Inputs/Outputs?
Analogue composite inputBNC (with CBK-SC01)
Genlock video inputBNC
Audio input (CH1/2)XLR-3 (x2), female
Microphone inputXLR-3, female
Time Code inputBNC
SDI outputBNC (with CBK-SD01)
i.LINK output6-pin, IEEE1394 based
Analogue composite outputBNC
Audio output (CH1/2)RCA pin (x2)
Time Code outputBNC
Monitor outputBNC
Earphone outputMini jack
Lens12-pin
VF20-pin
Remote8-pin
Wireless microphone7-pin
Light2-pin, DC 12V, max. 50W
DC inputXLR 4-pin, male
DC output4-pin (for wireless microphone receiver), DC 12V (max. 0.2A)
Camera Performance?
Pickup device3-chip 2/3-inch type Power HAD EX CCD
Aspect ratio16:9/4:3 switchable
Buiilt-in filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Lens mount2/3-inch type Sony bayonet mount
A/D conversion12 bit
SensitivityF11 (typical) (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Minimum illumination0.5 lx (F1.4 lens, +36 dB gain, shutter off)
Smear level-140 dB (typical)
Video S/N ratio63 dB (typical)
Horizontal resolution850 TV lines (4:3), 800 TV lines (16:9)
Shutter speed1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s
Slow Shutter1/25, 1/12.5, 1/8.3, 1/6.3, 1/5, 1/4.2, 1/3.6, 1/3.1, 1/1.6 s (1 to 8, 16 frames)
Gain selection-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 dB
Video performance?
Recording formatDVCAM / DV(SP) (25 Mb/s)
Record/playback time?
DVCAM :184 min (with PDV-184ME)
DV(SP) :276 min (with PDV-184ME)
FF/REW timeApprox. 45 sec (with PDVM-40ME), 2 min 30 sec (with PDV-184ME)

2/3" Power HAD EX CCDs
The DSR-450WSP incorporates 2/3" type Power HAD EX CCD sensors (16:9 aspect ratio).
It delivers high imaging quality performance such as high sensitivity (F11 at 2000 lx), high S/N ratio (63 dB) and low smear level (-140 dB).

2.5" Built-in LCD Panel
The retractable 2.5" colour LCD monitor can be tilt freely so that it can help the shooting operation at high or low angle.
The LCD monitor displays camera picture with characters (like viewfinder), camera picture without characters, or Time Code & Audio Level Meter on black background.

Scene File Store on Memory Stick
The DSR-450WSP can save utp to 5 scene files in the camcorder memory and up to 100 scene files in the Memory Stick. The stored data in the Memory Stick can be transferred to the camcorder memory or vice versa, so that the setting data can be copied to ther other camcorders easily.

Assignable Buttons
There are 4 assignable buttons available, the two on the side panel and the other two on the handle.
Each button can assign a function which frequently requires instant operation, such as ATW or REC Start/Stop. For the two buttons on the handle, a slide cover is equipped in order to avoid mis-operation.

Programmable Gain
The value of gain that is assigned to the setting of (H / M / L) of the Gain switch can be preset from -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30 or 36 dB.

Electric CC Filter
With the wide-band white balance amplifier circuit, the electric CC filter covers a wide range of colour temperature conditions without an optical CC filter.
By having this function, users do not need to care the colour temperature before activating auto white balance.

Auto-Tracing White Balance (ATW)
This function automatically traces the white balance, which constantly changes as lighting conditions change. It is useful especially when there is no time to manually adjust the white balance, or when shooting objects move between indoor and outdoor locations.

Interval Recording (Time-lapse)
Using the Interval recording function, you can create time-lapse videos for various specialized projects such as plant growth.
The interval time can be selected from 30 sec or 1 / 5 / 10 / 30 / 60 minutes, and the recording duration time from 0.5 / 1 / 1.5 / 2 / 5 / 10 / 30 sec or 1 / 5 / 10 minutes.

Versatile Interfaces
The DSR-450WSP provides an analogue composite output as standard, with an SDI output board (CBK-SD01) as a plug-in option. An optional composite input board (CBK-SC01) is also available for pool feed applications.

High Power Video Light Connector
A video light connector (max. 50W) and control switch are provided. You can set the switch to turn the light on and off automatically as you start and stop the VTR.

InfoLithium Battery Compatible
The DSR-450WSP supports the information battery function. Using with BP-GL95/GL65 battery back, more precise and detailed information on remaining battery power is displayed on the viewfinder.

Camera Remote Control via RM-B150/B750
Camera settings and basic VTR functions can be remotely controlled using an optional RM-B150 or RM-B750 Remote Control Unit via its 8-pin.

16:9/4:3 Switchable
Wide aspect CCDs and digital signal processing allow the DSR-450WSP to operate in both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio modes. When shooting in 16:9 mode, it is also possible to display both 16:9 and 4:3 safety zones in the supplied DXF-801 viewfinder.

Film Like Shooting with Progressive Mode
Incorporating Sony Power HAD EX CCDs, the DSR-450WSP generates progressive images of 25P, delivering outstanding clarity as well as cinematic look.

Superb Image Quality
The larger 2/3" type PowerHAD EX 3CCDs provide a dramatic improvement in imaging - including higher sensitivity and reduced smear levels - compared with 1/2" CCD sensor models.
The lens is compatible with the conventional 2/3" cameras and camcorders such as DXC-D50P and DSR-570WSP.

Built-in LCD Monitor
The enhanced imaging performance is complemented by a large fold-out 2.5" colour LCD monitor screen that gives programme makers the opportunity to frame and assess shots even in high or low angle shooting.

DVCAM & DV(SP) Recording
You can ensure the reliability with DVCAM recording, but in addition you can switch the DSR-450WSP from DVCAM to DV recording mode to extend recording time up to 276 minutes.

Rugged & Ergonomic Design
Based on years of Sony experience in camera ergonomics, the DSR-450WSP offers high levels of mobility, comfort and balance.
The shoulder pad position is adjustable and viewfinder height is selectable between two positions, while rear panel connectors are located well away from the battery pack for quicker, easier cable connection.
For even greater comfort and convenience, 4 switches can be assigned to a frequently used function.

Flexible Image Controls
The DSR-450WSP provides highly advanced image control features available only on high-end studio cameras. These allow images to be recorded with maximum quality and with an expanded palette of creative possibilities.
- TruEyeTM processing
- Triple Skin Tone Detail control
- Auto-Tracing White Balance (ATW) function
- Multi-matrix function
- Colour temperature control

Scene File Store on Memory StickTM
You can save various camera settings on a Memory Stick and quickly recall them when necessary. In addition, when two or more camcorders are used for shooting, the settings of the first camcorder can be copied to the others via the Memory Stick making the colour matching easier.

New Mechanical Deck
The different mechanical deck is adopted on the DSR-450P compared with the DSR-570WSP, while maintaining the compatibility of Standard and Mini cassettes with no mechanical adaptors required.
With this new deck the performance of FF/REW time is drastically improved. In addition, combined with the new mechanical chassis the mechanical sound when tape is ejected is more quiet than the conventional camcorders.

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