PDW-HD1200 (XDCAM HD422 Compact Cost Effective Professional Disc Recorder)
Powerful nonlinear recording on Professional Disc media
Media characteristics are critical to video production workflow. Sony's Professional Disc media are highly reliable yet cost effective, and specifically developed with utmost consideration for professional recording applications. Sony's media provide many exceptional features including superb operational flexibility via split-second random accessibility, without the need to cue up when starting recording. Professional Discs also provide exceptional cost efficiency with long archival life and long recording times in MPEG HD422 – up to 95 minutes (50 Mbps) with the PFD-50DLA (recordable time depends on the total number of recorded files, and recording conditions).
Multi-format capability in HD and SD
The PDW-HD1200 has a highly flexible multi-format capability as standard. Users can select recording and playback formats from HD (MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD420) and SD (MPEG IMX50/40/30 and DVCAM) in a variety of frame frequencies. In addition, with its up- and down-conversion function, the PDW- HD1200 is ideal for integration into an existing SD production system and also for future HD operation. Interlace mode only. Progressive mode is not supported.
Variety of interfaces
The PDW-HD1200 is a perfect addition to an existing NLE system, thanks to its versatile input and output interfaces: RS-422 9-pin remote control interface, enabling the deck to be used as a feeder for linear editing
Easy and intuitive file-based operation
With XDCAM HD422 products, video and audio signals are recorded as clip files and their thumbnails are automatically generated. The PDW-HD1200 provides a Thumbnail Search function that enables users to search for a particular scene with ease, and this greatly increases editing efficiency.
Similar operability to tape-based devices
The PDW-HD1200 is equipped with a jog/shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 times normal speed, Variable: -1 to +1 times normal speed, Shuttle: -20 to +20 times normal speed by proxy). This makes operating the PDW-HD1200 feel very familiar, and enables easy migration from tape-based operation.
Three-way power source selection
This Professional Disc recorder can operate on AC, DC, and battery power, making it highly versatile and suitable for both in-house and field operations (for example in a studio or OB vehicle). The battery is attached with an optional BKP-L551. Power consumption of the PDW-HD1200 is lower than that of the PDW-HD1500 by approximately 11 W.
Compact and lightweight
This compact recorder is ideal for space-limited operation in, for example, an OB vehicle or helicopter thanks to its halfrack- size body and light weight of just 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz).
Beneficial functions for field operation
The PDW-HD1200 is equipped with a large easy-to-see 4.3-inch colour LCD display and a built-in audio speaker that enables users to quickly search and check recorded clips.