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Sony PMW-400L 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with 50 Pin Interface Adapter, 3.5" Color LCD, MPEG2 HD422 50Mb/s Recording, SD/HD-SDI & HDMI Output

SKU: SOPMW400LCE MFR: PMW-400LCE
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About the Sony PMW-400LCE

The Sony PMW-400L 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder with 50 Pin Interface Adapter is a 2/3", shoulder-mounted, interchangeable lens camcorder in the XDCAM EX line. It features three 2/3" type Exmor CMOS imaging sensors with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The camera records HD and SD in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates. The camera records 1080i at 59.94/50 and 1080p at 29.97/25/23.98, as well as 720p in 59.94/50/25/23.98 and SD at 576i/p and 480i/p as well as additional HD frame sizes. The PMW-400 features a high quality 4:2:2 recording at 50 MB/s in 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 and other data recording settings. The camera records to Sony's SxS media cards, these cards use the ExpressCard/34 interface providing a fast transfer into a computer equipped with an ExpressCard slot. The camera also records to optional, lower cost media cards using available adapters, although Sony recommends using these in an emergency only.

The PMW-400 also features a host of camera functions and settings including; a memory buffer that allows you to record up to 15 seconds of audio and picture before you press the record button, selectable gamma curves, slow and quick motion (variable recording frame rates), time-lapse, stop-motion and slow shutter mode. The camcorder features a removable 3.5" Color LCD Viewfinder that you can view as a standard viewfinder or remove the eyepiece and use as an LCD screen. The PMW-400 features time code in and out and genlock for multiple camera shoots. The PMW-400LCE package comes with Sony's CBK-CE01 50 Pin Interface and Digital Extender already installed. This adapter allows you to access the 2x digital extender that blows up the image 2x with minimal loss in quality. The adapter also allows you to connect the optional CA-FB70 Optical fiber adaptor or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax adaptor for studio operation.

Imaging System
The three, 2/3", Exmor, CMOS sensors capture 1920 x 1080 video and are coupled with an F 1.4 prism. The large sized sensors and the optically fast prism allow the camera to have excellent low light capabilities.

Optical ND Filters
A built-in filter ring features four filters that you can select. These are a clear and three different ND filters. The lightest ND filter passes 1/4 of the light, the next ND filter passes 1/16th of the light and the heaviest ND filter passes 1/64th of the light.

Viewfinder
The 3.5" color LCD viewfinder features 1/4 HD resolution with 960 x 540 pixels. The viewfinder is removable, can be adjusted side to side and rotate as much as 180 degrees toward the subject. In this position, the viewfinder image and information will be upside down; a switch on the rear panel of the viewfinder can be used to correct the upside down picture and viewfinder info. The viewfinder's eyepiece features diopter adjustment that allows you to compensate for differences in each operator's vision. The eyepiece can also be flipped out of the way allowing you to see the LCD without putting your eye right up against the viewfinder.

Camera Functions
The camera features a built in memory cache of that can hold 15 seconds of footage. So the camera is continually buffering the previous 15 seconds worth of video. When you hit the record button and start recording, those 15 seconds are recorded as part of the clip. Essentially you are recording the 15 seconds before you hit record. This can be extremely useful for events where you are waiting for something to happen, but you don't want to miss it by hitting the record button too late or record hours of footage of nothing happening. The cache allows you to frame up the shot and then when something happens, you've already captured it just by pressing record within 15 seconds of the event happening.

Recording
The PMW-400 supports HD recording using the MPEG-2 LONG GOP codec and SD recordings are made in the DVCAM or MPEG IMX format. HD resolutions include 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080 and 1280 x 720. The PMW-400 supports Native 23.98 recording.

Media Card Slots
Two SxS card slots take Sony available SxS Pro and SxS-1 media cards.

Image Control
Electronic CC Filters, Hyper/Standard Gamma selectable and 3DNR.

Modes
Slow Shutter, Frame Recording: stop motion animation, Time Lapse, Slow & Quick Motion (720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps, 1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps) and Image Inversion.

Options
CBK-WA100: Provides wireless capabilities.

Sony PMW-400LCE Includes

  • Sony PMW-400L 2/3" XDCAM EX HD Camcorder
  • CBK-CE01 50-Pin Camera Interface and Digital Extender for PMW-350/320
  • Viewfinder
  • 16x Zoom Lens
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Port Cap
  • Stereo Mic
  • Windscreen for Stereo Mic
  • Cold Shoe Kit
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Flange Back Focal Length Adjustment Test Chart
  • XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software
  • Sony Warranty

Sony PMW-400LCE Specifications

Imaging: Resolution 1920 x 1080
Imaging: Sensor 3 x CMOS, 2/3" type Exmor
Imaging: Prism F 1.4 Prism
Imaging: Shutter Type Rolling
Imaging: Minimum Illumination 0.003 lx: 1080/59.94i, F1.9 +42dB gain with 64 frame accumulation
Imaging: Extender Digital 2x extender
Display: LCD Monitor 3.5" color LCD
960 x 540 resolution
Display: Tilting Angle Adjustment 180deg.
Display: Controls Peaking
Brightness
Contrast
Tally: High/Off/Low (controls front Tally indicator)
Zebra: On/Off
Display Text: On/Off
Mirror Display
L/R: Reverses the image horizontally
Off: Does not reverse the image
B/T: Reverses the image vertically
Display: Diopter Correction Yes
Recording: Signal System NTSC/PAL compatible frame rates
Recording: Video Format Video:
MPEG-2 Long GOP
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P at HL
HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP at HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP at H-14
SD mode: MPEG IMX, DVCAM
Recording: Audio Format UDF
HD 422 50 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 DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Recording: Frame Rate-UDF HD 422 50 Mode: MPEG-2 422P at HL, 50 MBps/ CBR
1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP at HL, 35 MB/s VBR
1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (Version Up)
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD MPEG IMX Mode
720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
SD DVCAM Mode
720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording: Frame Rate-FAT HD HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP at HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP at H-14, 25 Mbps/ CBR
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD DVCAM Mode
720 x 480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time: UDF HD 422 50/ SD MPEG IMX Mode
120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
60 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
30 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
HD 420 HQ Mode
180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
90 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
45 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode
220 min with SBS-64G1A (64GB) memory card
110 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
55 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
Recording/Playback Time: FAT HD HQ Mode
200 min with SBS-64G1A (64GB) memory card
100 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
50 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
HD SP Mode
280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
140 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode
260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
130 min with SBP-32/SBS-32G1A (32GB) memory card
65 min with SBP-16 (16GB) memory card
Recording: Media SxS Pro series
SxS-1 series
XQD: requires use of available adapter
SDHC: Class 10 card, requires use of available adapter
Memory Stick PRO-HG DUA HXA series: requires use of available adapter
Audio: Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
Audio: Quantization 16 bits
Audio: Headroom Factory: 20dB
Settings: 20, 18, 16, 12db
Audio: Frequency Response Mic: 50 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
Line: 20 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
WRR Analog: 50 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
WRR Digital: 20 to 20 kHz (within ±3 dB)
Audio: Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical)
Audio: Distortion 0.08% max (with input level 40dBu)
Audio: Built-in Mic No
Audio: Built-in Speaker Monaural
Output: 300 mW
Exposure Control: Shutter Speeds 1/60 to 1/2,000 of a second
ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
Frame Accumulation SLS (Slow Shutter): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64
Exposure Control: Exposure Modes Auto/Manual
Exposure Control: White Balance Modes Preset: 3200K
Memory A: Settable
Memory B: Settable/ATW
Exposure Control: Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Lens Mount Sony 2/3" type bayonet mount
Input Timecode:
1 x BNC
Genlock:
1 x BNC
DC Power:
1 x XLR 4-pin male
Remote:
1 x 8-pin
Audio:
2 x XLR 3-pin female: line/mic/mic + 48V selectable
Mic:
1 x XLR 5-pin female: mic +48V
Wireless Receiver IN:
1 x D-sub 15-pin
Output SDI:
2 x BNC SD-SDI/HD-SDI selectable
HDMI:
1 x Type A
HD-Y or Composite:
1 x BNC
Earphone:
1 x Stereo mini-jack
Speaker:
Monaural
Timecode:
1 x BNC
Data Connector i.Link:
1 x IEEE 1394 6-pin: (Firewire 400), HDV (1080i), DVCAM stream input/output
1 x USB type B
1 x USB type A
Accessory Ports and Connectors CBK-CE01 50 Pin interface adapter:
Allows connection to Optical Fiber or Digital Triax via available adapters
Remote:
1 x 8-pin
Lens Remote:
1 x 12-pin
Accessory Shoe 1 x Cold shoe
Memory Card Slot 2 x Media card slots: SxS
Language Supported Menu: English, Chinese
Clip Names/Shot Marks:
English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Battery Level Indicator Yes
Playback Options HD, SD (NTSC/PAL), HD downconverted to SD
Software XDCAM Clip Browsing Software
Operating Temperature 32 to 104deg.F (0 to 40deg.C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140deg.F (-20 to 60deg.C)
Power Requirements 12VDC (11 to 17.0 Volts)
Power Consumption Approx 26 W: main unit + LCD viewfinder + auto focus lens + microphone while recording
Battery Type BP-L80S
Dimension (L x W x H) Without lens or viewfinder: 13.13 x 5 x 10.63" (33.35 x 12.7 x 27cm)
Weight 7.5 lbs (3.40 kg)
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