|Sony PMW-EX1 HD Camcorder|
Mark Peters : September 16th 2007 - 22:01 CET
Sony PMW-EX1 HD Solid State Compact Camcorder : Sony hosted the European launch of the latest addition to its XDCAM family of tapeless acquisition tools with the launch of the exciting new XDCAM EX compact camcorder. In addition to the existing XDCAM HD optical disc-based products, the XDCAM EX camcorder, the PMW-EX1, offers all the benefits of tapeless workflow, selectable bit rates and outstanding picture performance that users have come to expect with XDCAM HD, coupled with new creative recording features and lens features which will redefine the standard for the professional compact camcorder market. Sony will show PMW-EX1 for the first-time, allowing customers a full hands-on experience of the features of this new camcorder.|
Sony Solid State Compact Camcorder|
The Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder is a highly compact, robust and high-performance camcorder that uniquely uses newly developed flash memory cards, the SxS PRO, as its recording medium. The SxS memory card, which realizes 800Mbps high-speed data transfer, enables non-linear capabilities such as instant random access and file-based operation. Equipped with two SxS memory card slots, the PMW-EX1 can record up to 100 minutes of the highest quality HD footage at 35Mbps or 140 minutes at 25Mbps using two 16-GB SxS memory cards.
Sony Exmor CMOS sensor
The image sensor used in the Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder is a newly developed three x 1/2 type Exmor CMOS sensor, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, which produce images in full HD resolution. The low-light capabilities of this new sensor will be of particular interest to all those who need to be able to capture footage in limited lighting applications.
Sony PMW-EX1 HD Camcorder
It is switchable between 1080i and 720P with multiple frame recording capability such as 50i, 59.94i, 50p, 59.94p and native 25P, 29.97p and 23.98P. What’s more, the PMW-EX1 camcorder offers a “Slow & Quick Motion” capability, which is also commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking” in the traditional film world, allowing users to create unique looks or special effects of slow and fast motion. Having these functions, Sony PMW-EX1 camcorder is on the product line of Sony CINEALTA.
Sony PMW-EX1 accessories
A wide variety of accessories are also available to support effective HD production, including a SxS memory card, USB Reader/Writer, a wide-conversion lens, battery, and charger. Further to this, in order to realize a more efficient, file based workflow solution, the following companies are planning to implement interoperability with XDCAM EX in their products below (alphabetical order):
• Adobe Systems Incorporated (Adobe Premiere Pro with MainConcept MPEG Pro)
• Apple Inc. (Final Cut Pro Studio)
• Dayang Technology Development Inc. (D3 Edit 3000 Series)
• MainConcept AG (MPEG Pro HD 3.0)
• Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd. (Matrox Axio & Matrox RT.X2)
• MOG Solutions (Toboggan MediaTransfer)
• Newauto Silicon Valley Video Techmology CO.,LTD. (Himaraya A1000/A1200/A1500 series)
• Sobey Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (E7, E2000)
• Sony Creative Software (Vegas Pro 8)
• Thomson (Grass Valley EDIUS Pro & Grass Valley EDIUS Broadcast)
Sony PMW-EX1 HD Solid State Camcorder
Bill Drummond, Senior product manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe said, "The PMW-EX1 is a truly remarkable camcorder at a very competitive price. This latest addition will encourage a complete non-linear HD workflow within the compact camcorder market.” One of the features that really makes the XDCAM EX stand out from the crowd is its superb interoperability. Compatible with many NLE companies, the XDCAM EX provides flexibility as standard for the wide range of creators. Combining this with transferring footage via ExpressCard, the new standard of PC Card interface makes the XDCAM EX the most reliable and flexible compact camcorder for transferring video files ready for HD production on the market. The Sony XDCAM EX is destined to shake up this class of camera, added Drummond.