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Sony PDW-HD1550 (PDWHD1550) Professional XDCAM and XAVC Disc Recording Deck with USB Interface

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Sony PDW-HD1550 (PDWHD1550) Professional XDCAM and XAVC Disc Recording Deck with USB Interface. Ideal bridge solution for SxS recordings and as straight recorder and playback feeder for editing and archive, supporting XAVC Intra 422 recordings
The PDW-HD1550 XDCAM HD422 recorder provides advanced XAVC Intra 422 at 100 Mbps recording capabilities on all types of Professional Disc, including Quad Layer and Triple Layer disc. The recorder also provides an USB interface that supports an SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution. The compact yet powerful recorder can realise smooth jog/shuttle operation by creating proxy data, which feels to the user like tape-based operation. As well as XAVC, the recorder also records MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps and MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.
Multi-format recording and playback, including XAVC Intra 422
Records and playback of a variety of XAVC bitrates, including 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p and 25p. The recorder also records MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps...
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About the Sony PDW-HD1550 Disc Recorder

Ideal bridge solution for SxS recordings and as straight recorder and playback feeder for editing and archive, supporting XAVC Intra 422 recordings

The PDW-HD1550 XDCAM HD422 recorder provides advanced XAVC Intra 422 at 100 Mbps recording capabilities on all types of Professional Disc, including Quad Layer and Triple Layer disc. The recorder also provides an USB interface that supports an SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution. The compact yet powerful recorder can realise smooth jog/shuttle operation by creating proxy data, which feels to the user like tape-based operation. As well as XAVC, the recorder also records MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps and MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.

Multi-format recording and playback, including XAVC Intra 422
Records and playback of a variety of XAVC bitrates, including 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p and 25p. The recorder also records MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.

Supports all Professional Disc media
Including Quad Layer and Triple Layer discs.

SxS memory card media support
USB interface to record SxS memory on an external SBAC-US20 card reader.

Smooth jog/shuttle dial operation
Creates proxy data, which feels to the user like tape-based operation.

XAVC comes to Professional Disc
Improved visual recording quality (10 bits)
XAVC Intra - 100Mbps (XAVC Long GOP to be confirmed)
Jog / Shuffle XAVC on professional disc.
Includes MPEG-2 50Mbps as standard 

Longer recordings to professional disc
Supports all present versions of professional disc - single, dual and quad layer
Up to 4 hours recording on quad layer - at 50mbps 

All connectors you need on a modern deck
Ethernet, USB 3, HD-SDI in/out, analogue audio
Includes HD-SDI record trigger

Bridge between SxS / HDD and professional disc
Peace of mind allowing easy copy of SxS/HDD content to secure professional disc
Direct interface between SxScard reader and ProDisc. 

System
Recording and playback format
Video
XAVCMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 100Mbps (option XDBK-106)
MPEG HD422MPEG-2 422P @ HL, 50Mbps
MPEG HD422MPEG-2 422P @ HL, 50Mbps
MPEG HDMPEG-2 MP @ HL 35/25/18Mbps ( * 1 )
MPEG IMXMPEG-2 422P @ ML 50/40 ( * 1 ) / 30 Mbps
DVCAMDVCAM 25Mbps
Audio
XAVC24bit 48kHz 8ch (option XDBK-106)
MPEG HD42224bit 48kHz 8ch
MPEG HD16bit 48kHz 2/4ch
MPEG IMX16bit 48kHz 8ch or 24bit 48kHz 4ch
DVCAM16bit 48kHz 4ch
Proxy VideoMPEG-4
Proxy audioA-Law, 8-bit, 8kHz, 8ch
Recording and playback time
XAVC100Mbps:about 21 minutes (one layer),about 46 minutes (two layers),about 92 minutes (3-layer),about 120 minutes(4layers)
MPEG HD42250Mbps:about 43 minutes (one layer),about 95 minutes (two layers),about 190 minutes (3-layer),about 240 minutes(4layers)
MPEG HD35Mbps:(4 layers) about 65 minutes (one layer),about 145 minutes (two layers),about 290 minutes (3-layer),about 360 minutes to about 85 minutes 25Mbps (1 layer),about 190 minutes (two layers),about 380 minutes (3-layer),about 480 minutes(4layers)18 Mbps,only playback:about 112 minutes (one layer),about 248 minutes (two layers),about 496 minutes (3layer),about 600 minutes (4 layers )
MPEG IMX50Mbps:about 45 minutes (one layer),about 100 minutes (two layers),about 200 minutes (3-layer),about 240 minutes(4layers) 40 Mbps,only playback:about 55 minutes (one layer),about 120 minutes (4 layers) 2 layer),about 240 minutes (3-layer),about 300 minutes 30Mbps:about 68 minutes (one layer),about 150 minutes (two layers),about 300 minutes (3-layer),about 360 minutes (4 layer)
DVCAM25Mbps:about 85 minutes (one layer),about 185 minutes (two layers),about 370 minutes (3-layer),about 450 minutes (4layers)
Search speed
JOG mode-1 To +1 times faster
VAR mode(XAVC -1 to +2 speed) -2 to +2 times faster
SHUTTLE-20 To +20 speed ( * 2 )
FF / REW mode-35 To +35 speed ( * 2 )
video property
Sampling frequencyY: 74.25MHz, RY / BY: 37.125MHz
Quantization characteristicMPEG HD422, MPEG HD, MPEG IMX, DVCAM 8bit / sample
XAVC 10bit / sample
Audio characteristics
Sampling frequency48kHz
Quantization characteristic24bit
Frequency characteristic20Hz ~ 20kHz +0.5 /-1.0dB (0dB, 1kHz)
Dynamic range90dB or more
Distortion factorLess than 0.05% (1kHz)
Input / output terminal
Digital inputHD / SD-SDI INPUT BNC × 1 (HD / SD switchable) HD: SMPTE-292M compliant / SD: SMPTE-259M compliant
Analog video inputREF, VIDEO INPUT BNC × 2 (loop-through), HD3-level sync (0.6Vp-p/75Ω / sync negative)
SD black burst / or composite sync (0.286Vp-p/75Ω / sync negative)
Digital audio inputDIGITAL AUDIO (AES / EBU) INPUT BNC × 2 1/2ch, 3/4ch, AES-3id-1995 compliant
Analog audio inputANALOG AUDIO INPUT 1,2 XLR3 concave pin ×2,+4 dBU, high impedance, balanced (also supports 4-channel input)
Time code inputTIME CODE INBNC × 1 SMPTE time code, 0.5 ~ 18Vp-p/3.3kΩ / unbalanced
DC inputDC12V XLR4 concave pin × 1
Digital outputHD-SDI OUTPUT (ON / OFF of super can only output HD SDI2) BNCx2, SMPTE-292M compliant
SD-SDI OUTPUT (ON / OFF of super can only output SD SDI2) BNCx2, SMPTE-259M compliant
HDMI OUTPUT Type A 19 pin × 1 video; 1080i, 720P, 480i, 480P, 576i, 576P, voice; 2ch/16bit/48kHz
Analog video outputCOMPOSITE OUTPUTBNC × 2 (ON / OFF of super can only COMPOSITE2 output)
1.0Vp-p/75-omu / sync negative SMPTE-170M compliant
Analog audio outputANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT XLR3 convex pin × 2,+4/0/-3/-6dBu selection formula,600Ω load,low impedance,balanced
(can be switched to the analog audio input)
AUDIO MONITOR OUTPUTXLR3 convex pin × 2, +4 dBu, 600Ω load, low impedance, balanced
PHONESStandard stereo jack × 1 - ∞ ~ -13dBu/8Ω / unbalanced
Time code outputTIME CODE OUT BNC × 1 SMPTE time code, 1.0Vp-p/75Ω / unbalanced
USBUSB Front USB3.0 × 1 TypeA terminal
Control terminal
REMOTE (9P)D-sub 9-pin (concave) × 1 RS-422A compliant
NetworkRJ-45 type × 1 1000BASE-T: IEEE802.3ab compliance, 100BASE-TX: IEEE802.3u compliant, 10BASE-T: IEEE802.3 compliant
Other
MAINTENANCE terminalRear USB2.0 × 2 TypeA type
LDC monitor4.3-inch Color LCD
Media1/2/3/4 layer Professional Disc
General
PowerAC100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz, DC 12V
Power consumptionAC about 100W DC 12V about about 7.5A
Operation temperature5 ~ 40 ℃
Dimensions(height × depth width ×)About 210 x 132 x 420mm (not included maximum projection)
Mass6.5kg (body)

High definition XAVC recordings
The PDW-HD1550 provides high definition XAVC Intra 422 recordings at 1920 x 1080 at various bitrates, including 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p and 25p.

Multi-format recording and playback capabilities
The PDW-HD1550 has a highly flexible multi-format recording and playback capability as standard. As well as XAVC, users can select recording and playback formats from HD (MPEG HD422 50 Mbps and MPEG HD420 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps) and SD (MPEG IMX50/30 and DVCAM) in a variety of frame frequencies.

SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution
For SxS users, the PDW-HD1550 is equipped with a USB interface that supports an SxS and Professional Disc bridge solution. USB storage support is provided with external USB HDD and SxS memory card media support using an external SBAC-US20 card reader.

Support for Quad Layer and Triple Layer Professional Discs
The recorder supports the latest Professional Disc media, including Quad Layer PFD-128QLW, Triple Layer PFD-100TLA, Dual Layer PFD-50DLA and Single Layer PFD-23A.

Smooth jog/shuttle dial operation
The PDW-HD1550 is equipped with a jog/shuttle dial and RS-422 control, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 times normal speed; Variable: -2 to +2 times normal speed*; Shuttle: -20 to +20 times normal speed). Created proxy data can support smooth frame-by-frame transitions even in XAVC format, which is equivalent to HD422 quality and helps the user to not miss any frame when checking recorded clips.

* -1 to +2 times normal speed in XAVC format.

8 channels of digital audio
Uncompressed PCM recording of 24-bit 48 kHz audio enables 8-channel audio recording at high sound quality.

SD up-convert function
This unit features a standard up-convert function, allowing SD signals to be input to the SD/HD-SDI INPUT connector and recorded as HD. The unit can also output HD signals while playing in SD material, allowing SD material to be utilised in an HD environment.

HD down-convert function
The unit is provided with a down-convert function. HD playback signals can be down-converted to SD signals and then output as SD-SDI or composite signals. This allows you to use SD non-linear editors and monitors for editing and programme output.

1080/720 cross-conversion
This unit supports cross-conversion output. It can output 720 while playing 1080, material and output 1080 while playing 720 material.

HD-SDI remote recording
HD-SDI connections can be made to camcorders with remote HD-SDI support.

Recording of proxy AV data
Proxy AV data is a low-resolution (1.5 Mbps video, 64 kbps per audio channel), MPEG-4 based version of a full resolution data stream. Whenever this unit records full resolution XAVC or MPEG HD 422 data, it simultaneously generates and records low-resolution proxy AV data. Because of its small size, proxy AV data can be transferred quickly over computer networks, easily edited in the field with laptop computers, and readily used in a wide variety of applications, such as content management on small-scale servers.

Colour LCD display and tilt-up front panel
The unit is equipped with a 16:9, 4.3-inch colour LCD which allows you to check the contents of the disc and use the menu system without connecting an external monitor. The compact recorder also features a tilt-up front panel.

Supports a variety of interfaces
This unit supports HD-SDI video, 8-channel audio input and output, SD-SDI video, 8-channel audio input and output (the SD/HD-SDI input connector doubles as an SD-SDI input connector), SD composite output, AES/EBU digital audio 4-channel input and output, analogue audio 2-channel input and output, remote RS-422A (D-sub 9-pin x1) and video remote (D-sub 9-pin x1), plus HDMI output.

Equipped with network connector
The unit features a Gigabit Ethernet connector as standard equipment. Via this connector, you can connect the unit to computers and networks to enable listing of the video, audio, and metadata files recorded on the Professional Disc, and rapid file transfers. Support for FTP commands makes it easy to carry out network file transfers from remote locations.

4.3-inch colour LCD screen
An easy-to-view colour 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 also be displayed.

Three types of power supply
The PDW-HD1550 provides AC, DC and battery power, allowing it to be used in a wide variety of applications, including in the studio and field.

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