Sony PXW-X500 2/3" CCD XDCAM Camcorder (Special Order)
- Records a wide variety of HD and SD formats, including XAVC XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.
- Direct compatibility with NLEs: The Avid DNxHD® codec option (PXWK-502) and the Apple ProRes 422 codec option (PXWK-501) enable the camcorder to record these formats directly to SxS cards.
- Slow & Quick Motion options: Up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard) and up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option).
- Professional features: Includes wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, variable ND filter control, HyperGamma, and more.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sony PXW-X500 (1)
Shoulder Belt (1)
Cold Shoe Kit (1)
Lens Mount Cap (1)
USB wireless LAN module (IFU-WLM3) (1)
Protective Cap (2)
Operation Guide (1)
Operation Manual (CD-ROM) (1)
|Mass||Approx. 3.8 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||150 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)|
|Power Requirements||DC 12 V (11 V~17.0 V)|
|Power Consumption||Approx. 35W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on)|
|MPEG4 SStP (SR-Lite 4:2:2)||1920x1080/59.94i,50i,29.97P,23.98P,25P|
|XAVC Intra||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
|XAVC Long 50/35/25Mbps||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
|MPEG HD422||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
|MPEG HD420||1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
|HD Codecs (Audio)||LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels|
|MPEG IMX (Audio)||LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels|
|DVCAM (Audio)||LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels|
|XAVC Proxy 9/3/1/0.5Mbps||AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR, 9/3/1/0.5Mbps|
|XAVC Proxy (Audio)||AAC-LC, 128kbps, 2 channels|
|Lens Mount||Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount|
|Imaging Device (Type)||3-chip 2/3-type Full HD CCD, PowerHAD FX|
|Effective Picture Elements||1920 (H) x 1080 (V)|
|Optical System||F1.4 prism system|
|Built-in Filters||ND Filter (Optical filter) 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
CC Filter (Electrical filter) A: 3200K, B: 4300K, C: 5600K, D: 6300K
|Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)||F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)|
|Minimum Illumination||0.016 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation)|
|S/N Ratio||60 dB(NS:ON)|
|Horizontal Resolution||1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)|
|Audio Input||XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable|
|Video Output||BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite|
|Audio Output||XLR-type 5-pin|
|SDI Output||BNC (x2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable|
|Timecode Input||BNC (x1)|
|Timecode Output||BNC (x1)|
|Genlock Input||BNC (x1)|
|USB (Type-A: Host 3.0/2.0)||for Dubbing to HDD/SSD|
|USB (Type-A: Host 2.0)||for Wi-Fi module (IFU-WML3), and LTE Dongle|
|USB (Type-B: Device 2.0)||for PC connection as mass storage mode|
|Headphone Output||Stereo mini jack (x1)|
|DC Input||XLR-type 4-pin|
|HDMI Output||HDMI connector (Type A)|
|Viewfinder||Option HDVF-20A, HDVF-200, CBK-VF02|
|Built-in LCD Monitor||3.5 type Approx. 1.56M dots, 16:9|
|Type||SxS Card slot (x2)
XQD Card and SDHC Card can be used with an adaptor
|Note||* Please note that these Specifications are subject to change|
|Supplied Accessories||Shoulder Belt (1)
Cold Shoe Kit (1)
Lens Mount Cap (1)
USB wireless LAN module (IFU-WLM3) (1)
Protective Cap (2)
Operation Guide (1)
Operation Manual (CD-ROM) (1)
|DWA-01D requires A-8278-057-B Mount Bracket.|
|ECM-678, ECM-673 or ECM-VG1 requires optional Cable ECM-0.5X3F5M.|
|DWA-01D new mount bracket for larger batteries : A-1999-908-B (wider than above A-8278-057-B)|
|Microphone holder bracket for the HDVF-C30WR viewfinder : A-8279-919-A|
|VF slide assembly (LB) for the HDVF-C30WR viewfinder : A-8279-413-G|
|Optional Magnifying glasses for HDVF Viewfinders (HDVF-20A/200) :
A-7612-389-C -3.8D to +0.3D (Standard eyepiece of HDVF-20),
A-8262-537-A -2.8D to +2.0D (Farsighted),
A-8262-538-A -3.6D to -0.8D (Low magnification),
A-8267-737-A -3.6D to +0.4D (Standard magnification with special compensation for aberrations).
Note: For the "Farsighted" one, it is also recommended to use ordinary available close-up lens for HDVF-200. It can be combined with the replaced loupe from the repair part 1-788-774-11 for HDVF-20A as well.
PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION
1. What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?
All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.
Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Panasonic cameras and lenses are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
Fujifilm cameras are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.
SIGMA & TAMRON LENSES
Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.
LEXAR & SANDISK MEMORY CARDS
Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.
USED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS
All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.
2. My product has gone faulty, now what ?
Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product. ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.
2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.
Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.
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- Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
- Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
- The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.
*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.
2. Aramex Courier Service (local)
We use Aramex couriers as our preferred method of delivery.
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Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.
We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order.
- Express Shipping to Main Cities @ R 150.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 1-2 Business Days)* - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.
- Standard Shipping @ R 80.00 incl. VAT (ETA of 2-4 Business Days)* - To all areas.
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Shop 5, Roeland Square
Upper Canterbury Street
Gardens, Cape Town, 8001