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Thursday, December 8, 2016
  • Sony PXW-X500 XAVC 60P 2/3" Camcorder Body

Sony PXW-X500 XAVC 60P 2/3" Camcorder Body

BP #: SO-PXW-500  |  MFR #: PXW-500

Availability: Call for availability

$26,910.00

Quick Overview

Three 2/3-inch type PowerHAD FX Full HD CCD sensors XDCAM camcorder with multi-format recordings including XAVC

Details

Highly modular and open standards camcorder ideal for mainstream broadcast operations

The PXW-X500 has three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors, offering a high sensitivity and low noise image. The camcorder gives broadcasters a high degree of flexibility, allowing you to shoot in a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC Intra frame and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM. Options allow the camcorder to record directly in Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes, offering direct compatibility with NLEs. The camcorder also has a host of leading professional features, such as Slow & Quick Motionup to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option), wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, HyperGamma/UserGamma and many more. A wide range of connectors, including 3G/HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and USB, increase the flexibility further.

  • Stable and Unchanged Comfortable operation by CCD image sensors

    Newly developed technology for high frame rate shooting despite of CCD sensors while keeping the high signal-to-noise ratio and high sensitivity.

  • Records a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC

    XAVC Intra frame and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.

  • Direct compatibility with NLEs

    Options allow the camcorder to record directly in Avid DNxHD and Apple ProRes.

  • Slow & Quick Motion options

    Up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option), and Up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard). This is realized by CCD sensors.

  • Professional features

    Includes wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, HyperGamma, and more in addition to the variety of interfaces.

  • Three 2/3-inch type PowerHAD FX Full HD CCD sensors offer high sensitivity and improved S/N ratio

    The PXW-X500 is equipped with three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors. Based on the latest on-chip lens structure, this type of CCD offers a high sensitivity of F12 at 50i (F11 at 60i) and improved S/N ratio of 60 dB (with NS on) with a typical CCD's characteristics of no jello effects and no flashband symptom. This new CCS sensors can work in 50p/60p system operation at 1080x1920, and realize the high frame rate recording upto 120psf.

  • High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings

    The PXW-X500 supports not only MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, but also XAVC Intra frame and XAVC Long GOP codecs. XAVC technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression technology. XAVC Intra frame compression means that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames – providing a better quality picture and simpler handling in the post process, without compromises. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra technology. The main benefit is faster ingest and editing. XAVC Long GOP files also require less storage space than XAVC Intra files, providing budget savings on recording media. The XAVC codec adopts 10 bit sampling for high definition recording with rich tonal expression.

  • Powerful choice of multi codec for greater flexibility

    As well as shooting at XAVC HD, MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps and MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, the camcorder also supports MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), as well as SD MPEG IMX and DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF file format. High-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mbps is fully compliant with the latest EBU recommendations for long-form broadcast production and is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses. This recording capability makes the PXW-X500 ideal for a wide range of different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production.

  • Direct open workflows with Avid DNxHD codec and Apple ProRes codec recording options

    In addition to MPEG SStP, XAVC, MPEG codes, recording directly in Apple ProRes codec and Avid DNxHD codec are available by license key options.* The DNxHD or ProRes files can stored in the easy-to-manage MXF OP-1a or Quicktime wrapper, and recorded onboard to Sony’s SxS PRO+, SxS-1, or XQD G/S Series memory card.

    * ProRes codec option PXWK-501 and DNxHD codec option PXWK-502.

  • Slow and Quick Motion function 1 fps to 120 fps at 1080 in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long* and 1 fps to 30 fps in MPEG HD422

    The PXW-X500 offers a powerful Slow and Quick Motion function as an option that enables users to create elegant fast- and slow-motion footage. The PXW-X500 can capture images at frame rates selectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 120 fps in 1080p in the XAVC codec. It offers approx. 5x slow motion at 23.98p, 4.5x slow motion at 25p and 4x slow motion at 29.97p. In MPEG HD422 codec, the camcorder offers as a standard feature the ability to capture from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080p mode, in increments of 1 fps. (With the 50Hz mode, frame rates are selectable up to 25 fps in 1080p mode.)

    * Slow & Quick Motion function for XAVC is available as an option.

  • Wireless operation

    Wireless operation is available by the connection with Wi-Fi dongle or LTE dongle* for remote control of camera setting, metadata management, file transfer, streaming* features. It could be utilized with Content Browser Mobile application running on Android OS and iOS tablet.

    * LTE dongle operation and streaming capability will be available later.

  • Proxy recording on SD card

    The PXW-X500 can record XAVC proxy video (H.264 MP 420 Long GOP) with AAC-LC 2ch audio on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better compatibility with ordinary viewers. The lightweight proxy video/audio files are generated separately from the main line recording and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.

  • Dual SxS media slots, Simultaneous and Relay recording

    With two SxS memory card slots, the camcorder is compatible with SxS PRO+ and SxS-1 memory cards and XQD and SDXC cards can be also used with an appropriate card adaptors. Two media slots can record in simultaneous recording mode which permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards cards for XAVC, MPEG HD422, and MPEG HD (420) while the Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full.

  • Wide choice of connections

    The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI®, USB, composite output, timecode input/output and genlock input. The 3G-SDI connector is able to input/output the 1080/59.94P or 50P signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is possible. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external SONY recording device.

  • 2/3-inch lens mount

    The PXW-X500 is fitted with a 2/3-inch B4 lens mount.

  • GPS functionality

    The PXW-X500 is equipped with a GPS device. The GPS data is automatically recorded in MXF file locations.

  • High resolution 16:9 LCD

    The PXW-X500 incorporates a 3.5-inch 1,555K dot LCD, offering high resolution and flexible composition options.

  • Viewfinder options

    The camcorder allows various functions to be displayed in the viewfinder, including Focus Mag and Waveform/Vectorscope/Histogram. Viewfinder options include the HDVF-20A, HDVF-200 and CBK-VF02.

  • HyperGamma and User Gamma

    Four types of HyperGamma curve – inherited from Sony's CineAlta camcorders – are provided in addition to six standard gammas.

  • Digital Extender

    The Digital Extender function of the PXW-X500 enables images to be digitally increased in size 2x, 3x or 4x. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this increase without any F-drop phenomenon (i.e., without loss of image sensitivity). This can be used with a lens extender.

  • ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation)

    This feature decreases chromatic aberration caused by the lens. ALAC is activated only with third-party lenses that incorporate compensation data. (Please check with lens manufacturers for ALAC support.)

  • 24-bit four-channel audio recording

    The PXW-X500 records uncompressed four-channel, 24-bit 48 kHz audio in MPEG4 SStP, XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, MPEG HD422 mode or MPEG IMX mode. Each channel level can be adjusted independently by individual level controllers.

  • Catalyst Browse software from Sony

    Free clip management tool for both PC & Mac that supports all Sony professional formats.
    Review footage on location, add metadata and review colour corrections.
    Seamless upgrade to advanced Catalyst Prepare media preparation tool.

Camera Section SpecificationsDetail:
Built-in Optical Filters ND Filter (Optical) 1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16ND 4: 1/64 ND
CC Filter (Electrical) A: 3200K, B: 4300K, C: 5600K, D: 6300K
Horizontal Resolution more than 1000 TV Lines
Imaging Device 3-chip 2/3 type Full HD CCD, PowerHAD FX
Minimum Illumination 0.016 lux (F1.4, +42dB, 16-frame accumulation)
Optical System F1.4 prism system
S/N Ratio 60 dB (NS On)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) @ 59.94i
F12 (typical) @ 50i
General SpecificationsDetail:
Battery Operating Time approx 130 min with BP-L80S
Dimensions (W x H x D) approx 6.0 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 in (150 x 269 x 332 mm)
Mass approx. 8lbs, 6 oz (3.8 kg) camera body only
Operating Temperature 23°F to 104°F (-5°C to 40°C)
Power Consumption approx. 37W (while XAVC recording with LCD On and CBK-VF02 viewfinder)
Recording Format MPEG4 SStP
- MPEG-4 Simple Studio Profile, SR-Lite 422, 220 Mbps
- LPCM 24-bits, 48 KHz, 4 channels
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XAVC Intra
- CBR 112MBps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- CBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

DVCAM
- CBR 25Mbps
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
Recording Frame Rate XAVC Intra
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
- 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i
- 1280x720/59.94p, 50p

DVCAM
- 720x480/59.94i
- 720x576/50i
Recording/Playback Time XAVC Intra
- approx. 120 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 30 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

XAVC Long : XAVC-L 50 mode
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- approx. 340 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 170 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 85 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

MPEG-2 Long HD422
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- approx. 360 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 180 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 90 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG4 SStP
- approx 82 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 23.98p
- approx 79 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 50i/25p
- approx 65 min with 128 GB SxS card @ 59.94i/29.97p

DVCAM
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Inputs/Outputs SpecificationsDetail:
Audio Input 3G / HD / SD-SDI Pool Feed Input
Audio Output XLR 5-pin x1
Composite Output BNC x1
DC Output 4-pin, 11 to 17 V DC, 1.8 A
Genlock Input BNC x1
HDMI Output HDMI (Type A) x1
Headphone Output 3.5 mm Stereo mini jack x1
Lens Remote 12-pin x1
MIC XLR-type, 5-pin, female: -70 to -30 dBu
Remote 8-pin x1
SDI Output BNC x2
Timecode Input BNC x1
Timecode Output BNC x1
USB USB 2.0 ( type B), USB 3.0 (type A)
VF 20-pin HDVF type and 26-pin for CBK-VF02
Wireless Receiver IN Slot for receiver

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