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SONY PMW-400L XDCAM camcorder

Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors without lens XDCAM camcorder recording Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps

Firmware v1.5 new features:
MPEG2 recording is supported under exFAT formatting method

  • SD can now be selected from the Operation > Format > HD/SD Menu in exFAT Mode
  • 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p are added in Operation > Format > Rec Format > System Frequency Menu in exFAT/HD/720p Mode
  • HD422, HQ (HD420), DVCAM are added in Operation > Format > HD/SD Menu in exFAT Mode


Firmware update May 14, 2014
NEW FEATURES
1.) XAVC Intra-frame HD422 10bits 100 Mbps codec is available.
2.) 'exFAT' File system is added in the OPERATION > FORMAT Menu.
NOTE:
XAVC-Intra 1280x720p clips recorded by PMW-400 camcorders cannot be imported to current Apple Final Cut Pro editing systems as confirmed on the 1st of May 2014. Please contact your Apple FCP distributor regarding FCP software roadmap. 

Supports multiple SD and HD codecs and XAVC ready

The PMW-400L is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch CCD high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that, like the PMW-500, supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI. It is also future-proofedto support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings.

High quality accessories and internal flash band correction
Ideal for national and local broadcasting operations, the PMW-400L features a 2/3-inch lens mount, high resolution LCD viewfinder, 3DNR noise reduction processing and internal flash band reducer for news operations, as standard. The camcorder also features built-in WiFi remote and 2x SD/HD-SDI parallel outputs. An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera, with compatibility with digital triax and fibre adapters.



  • High sensitivity Full HD sensors

    The PMW-400 provides high quality Full HD imaging with three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors offering better resolution, dynamic range and colour reproduction. The camcorder offers sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz.

  • Supports all SD / HD 420 or SD / HD 422 on several types of memory cards

    The PMW-400 allows you to record all SD / HD 420 XDCAM EX codecs using .MP4 and .AVI. fileson SxS memory cards, MemoryStick, SD card or XQD card (FAT32 formatted)..MXF broadcast files can be recorded on SxS and XQD cards (UDF formatted)

  • XAVC ready

    The PMW-400L is future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD422 100Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD422 (low bit rate).

  • Noise reduction

    The camcorder has a signal to noise ratio of 60dB (typical) with 3DNR noise reduction processing.

  • Hardware and software flash band correction

    The camcorder has a standard internal hardware flash band reducer*for news operations.
    * Flash band reducer will be available as a free firmware update.

  • Wide gain selection

    The camcorder’s gain selection ranges from -3dB up to +42dB maximum gain.

  • WiFi remote

    Lens, camera and media WiFi Remote or XMPilot live logging from a tablet or smartphone is achievable with the CBK-WA01 optional WiFi antenna. The CBK-WA100 3G/LTE optional transmitter will allow recorded files FTP push to a the cloud or user server.

  • High resolution 960 x 540 colour viewfinder

    The camcorder is supplied with a high resolution colour LCD viewfinder (similar to CBK-VF01 modular viewfinder) providing up to quarter full HD 960 x 540 pixels.

  • Interfaces include SD / HD-SDI and i.Link

    The camcorder features 2x SD/HD-SDI outputs, as well as HDMI out, TC in/out and Gen-lock input. It also has i.LINK (DV) input and record.

  • Digital triax and fibre optional control

    An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera, with compatibility with CA-TX70 digital triax and CA-FB70 fibre adapters.

  • 2/3-inch lens mount

    The PMW-400L is fitted with a 2/3-inch lens mount.

  • Low power consumption

    The lightweight PMW-400L has a low power consumption of 23W with LCD, viewfinder, lens and microphone.

    New firmware version:

    v1.2 new features:

    1.) Clip copy  from/to external USB  media is available. Clip playback from external media is also supported.
    Note: HDD or Flash memory devices rated 5Volts / 500mA Max. are supported. This does not guarantee operations with all USB media. USB media must be formatted from Maintenance Menu > Format USB.

    2.) PMW-400 side panel switches can be enabled while the camera is used in combination with a studio adapter (CA-FB70 or CA-TX70) and a CCU Maintenance Menu > Camera config > CCU operation.
    Note:  The PMW-400 will reboot automatically when the setting is changed.

    3.) ALAC V+H  (Automatic Chromatic Aberration Correction) is now  supporting Vertical compensation in addition to the existing Horizontal compensation.