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Sony's XDCAM Optical Disc System Wins Emmy

XDCAM was awarded a Technology and Engineering Emmy for the 'Development of Professional Tapeless Portable Acquisition Systems Using Affordable Media'

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The PMW-100 high quality XDCAM® HD422 handheld camcorder is compact and lightweight with a new ½.9-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensor.  With it high-quality MPEG HD422 (50Mbps) recording capability, which is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses, the PMW-100 can contribute to your creativity in many different applications, including news gathering and documentary production.
Pro HD in the palm of your hand
Pro HD in the palm of your hand
Go far beyond the conventional with Sony's first handheld camcorder to offer XDCAM® HD422 recording. The PMW-100 captures up to twice the color information of most consumer camcorders, plus features manual lens control, Slow and Quick motion, selectable gamma curves and more. With its single 1/3-inch Exmor® CMOS sensor, the PMW-100 is able to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range in a small, compact camera.
Extraordinary color detail of 4:2:2
The camera's MPEG HD422 50 Mbps recording system is widely accepted in broadcasting and production houses, and for good reason. While consumer camcorders tend to capture 4:1:1 or 4:2:0 color sampling, the system's 4:2:2 sampling has up to twice the color information. It's a benefit you'll see especially on crisp, sharp-object edges—for example, where a red blouse meets a background of green trees. For this reason, 4:2:2 sampling also excels in greenscreen and bluescreen composited images.
A true professional
Though small in size, the PMW-100 camcorder has serious production credentials: time code with user bits, balanced XLR mic inputs (mic sold separately), switchable phantom power and true input level controls.
Manual lens control
This camcorder is equipped with a bright, sharp 10x optical zoom lens that extends from 40mm wide angle to a far-reaching 400mm telephoto (35mm equivalent). There's manual lens control with an assignable ring that operates focus or zoom, plus a second control for exposure brightness.
Incredible images
Incredible images
The PMW-100 offers options once limited to Sony's high-end broadcast camcorders. Like compelling Slow and Quick motion, and Interval Recording for gorgeous time-lapse effects. Slow Shutter extracts pictures in ultra-low light with a fascinating motion blur. Cache recording captures 15 seconds of material before you hit record. And NightShot® recording acquires images in the absence of visible light using the camera's built-in infrared LED as a light source.
Professional SxS memory cards
The PMW-100 camcorder records on Sony's ultra-reliable SxS PRO™ and SxS-1 professional memory cards (sold separately). They feature high-speed data transfer to keep your projects moving in post production. For emergency backup when you're out on a shoot, you can also record onto optional Memory Stick®, SD or XQD cards using the appropriate adaptors (sold separately).
HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and i.LINK interfaces
HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and i.LINK interfaces
Thanks to a generous array of interfaces, the PMW-100 works seamlessly with an incredibly broad ecosystem of professional, prosumer and consumer equipment. Secured by a locking BNC connector, the SDI interface supports HD and downconverted SD output to professional monitors and recorders. You can connect a consumer television via HDMI™ cable (sold separately). The i.LINK® terminal supports HDV or DV signals, depending on operating mode1.
* Meets IEC60529 IP54 requirements. Not to be immersed or come into continuous contact with water. External shotgun microphone and XLR audio adaptor not dustproof or rainproof.

* 96 GB equals 96 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management.

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