The PMW-EX30 deck is a highly versatile and affordable compact recording deck, and can be used for many different applications. It allows simple viewing of recorded materials with a monitor, dubbing to other format/media such as HDV™, XDCAM HD and HDCAM™, and feeding to nonlinear editing systems. In addition, the PMW-EX30 deck can be used as an affordable full HD recorder for event recordings – it can record HD signal outputs from a switcher.
The PMW-EX30 deck is equipped with a wide array of interfaces including HD-SDI input and output, HDMI output, HD analog component, composite outputs and more. Equipped with two SxS PRO memory card slots, the PMW-EX30 deck can record up to 140 minutes of HD footage using two 16-GB SxS PRO memory cards (in SP mode). The recording time can be further extended up to approximately 260 minutes when an optional PHU-60K professional hard disk unit is attached to the PMW-EX30 deck.
[NOTE: PMW-EX30 does not support HQ 1440x1080 mode or DVCAM mode which are available in the PMW-EX1R and PMW-350K/L.]
2 Express Card Slots
HD SDI input and output
Downconverted DV out for DV NLE editing
Highly compact design - can be placed either horizontally or vertically
MPEG HD recording and playback at 35 and 25 Mb/s
Equipped with two SxS PRO memory card slots
Built-in 3.5-inch* LCD monitor *(Viewable area measured diagonally)
Comprehensive range of HD interfaces - HD-SDI input/output, i.LINK (HDV) input/output and component output
Down-converted SD outputs for migration to SD environments - SD-SDI, i.LINK (DVCAM), component, S-Video and composite
HDMI output for digital connection to a range of consumer displays
Adjustable audio input volume (CH1 and CH2)
2.0 kg (4 lb 6 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (Excluding Protrusions)
210 x 88 x 200 mm (8 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches)
DC 12 V
Approx. 12 W
+5 to +40°C (+32 to +104°F)
-20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
Video: MPEG-2 Long GOP HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H14 Audio: Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
NTSC setting: HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97P*, 23.98P*, 1280 x 720/59.94P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i PAL setting: HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25P*, 1280 x 720/50P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i *Early PMW-EX30 requires an upgrade to achieve these capabilities.
HQ mode: Approx. 100 min. with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card Approx. 50 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 25 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card SP mode: Approx. 140 min. with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card Approx. 70 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 35 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card