pmw350 in SD - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 24th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
To enable SD you must by the SD option which is a hardware dongle. Without the dongle the camera does not do SD.
__________________
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #17
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Israel
Posts: 45
Another question...
Does the sdi output sound as well or only video? THX.
Boris Barel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #18
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
SDI contains sound and timecode.
__________________
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Israel
Posts: 45
So, I can run simple BNC from camera to an uplink unit that will contain
video and sound, right? No need for xlrs? What length can I run? Is it safe to say 60 meters
without quality loss?
Boris Barel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #20
Telecam Films
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 723
Yes, but this is very dependant of the HD/SDI cable quality you will use. With proper cabling, you can safely do 50 meters and quite more.

Here is a bit more background info on this:

Extron Electronics - Distributing High Definition, High Performance Imagery for InfoComm's Large Venue Display Gallery ? How We Do It
http://www.whirlwindusa.com/ftp/tech/beldtb65.pdf

Thierry.
__________________
Thierry Humeau, DoP
TÚlÚcam Films
www.telecamfilms.com
Thierry Humeau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 02:02 PM   #21
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford UK
Posts: 109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alister Chapman View Post
To enable SD you must by the SD option which is a hardware dongle. Without the dongle the camera does not do SD.
Thanks for that. Okay, I've got a PMW-350 and I've got a hardware dongle. Can I still record SD in the camera onto the SxS cards, or does the dongle mean that I have to record the SD externally, say onto a Nanoflash or similar?

Sorry to be a pain.

Steve
Steve Cottrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #22
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Israel
Posts: 45
With the optional dongle you can record sd dv to sxs media as avi files.
Boris Barel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 26th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #23
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Israel
Posts: 45
Thierry Humeau thank you so much for those links. It is exactly what I needed.
Boris Barel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 03:11 AM   #24
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
Just to clarify the SD situation once more.

With the dongle you can record the cameras output as AVI files on the SxS cards or other internal media. The camera will output SD over SDi, component, firewire, composite or HDMI. It will not record SD or DV from external sources including firewire.

HD in is possible using the 1440x1080 SP mode and inputing HDV over firewire.
__________________
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:28 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network