The Sony PMW-400K 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder is an SxS memory shoulder-mount camcorder which can record high quality 50Mbps MPEG-2 HD422 video as MXF files on SxS memory cards. It is equipped with the cutting edge imaging technology of three 2/3 inch-type Exmor full HD CMOS sensors. These sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), give the camcorder an excellent resolution, dynamic range and color reproduction capabilities. Additionally, the large 2/3 inch-type sensors can capture images with a shallower depth of field, giving users more freedom of creative expression.
It is studio-configurable, with timecode IN/OUT, GENLOCK IN, HD/SD-SDI and HDMI out and also features a DVCAM recording option. It also features a 3DNR (Three Dimensional Noise Reduction) technology delivering a cleaner signal for a better Signal-to-Noise ratio and in addition, Flash- Band Compensation will be a standard feature of the camera (requires firmware update in late 2013). The PMW-400K is planned to be upgradable for the XAVC HD in 2014 and hardware options for the Digital Triax & Optical Fiber transmissions are available today. Designed to be compact and ergonomically well-balanced, the PMW-400K provides a high level of mobility and comfort in a wide variety of shooting situations.
The PMW-400K model offers customers a Lens Package, equipped with an HD lens with 16x zoom and a standard 2/3-inch bayonet lens mount. The full Sony XDCAM EX line-up provides stunning HD picture quality and efficient nonlinear operation, expanding the creative possibilities in every type of HD video production.
High sensitivity Full HD sensors
It provides high quality Full HD imaging with three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors offering better resolution, dynamic range and color reproduction. The camcorder offers sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz.
Supports all SD / HD 420 or SD / HD 422 on several types of memory cards
It allows you to record all SD / HD 420 XDCAM EX codecs using .MP4 and .AVI. files on SxS memory cards, MemoryStick, SD card or XQD card (FAT32 formatted)..MXF broadcast files can be recorded on SxS and XQD cards (UDF formatted)
The PMW-400 series is future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD422 100Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD422 (low bit rate).
Three Dimensional 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.
Wide gain selection
The camcorder's gain selection ranges from -3dB up to +42dB maximum gain.
Lens, camera and media Wi-Fi Remote or XMPilot live logging from a tablet or smartphone is achievable with the CBK-WA01 optional Wi-Fi antenna. The CBK-WA100 3G/LTE optional transmitter will allow recorded files FTP push to a the cloud or user server.
High resolution 960 x 540 color viewfinder
camcorder is supplied with a high resolution color 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.
Supplied with 2/3-inch 16x zoom lens
With a 2/3-inch lens mount, the PMW-400K is supplied with a 16x high definition auto-focus optical zoom lens.
Low power consumption
The lightweight PMW-400K has a low power consumption of 23W with LCD, viewfinder, lens and microphone.