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  • 1. PMW-320K A Shoulder Mount Full-HD & SD Camcorder with SxS PRO Solid State Recording, 1/2-inch sensors and 16x zoom HD lensXDCAM EX - New Generation Solid State Recording extra services and benefits for added peace of mind.System ** Specific comparison is with HDW-700 Camcorder from Sony. This product comes with the full PrimeSupport pack- age. That’s fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline offer- ing expert technical advice, and a free loan unit while yours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment – and your business. FeaturesThe PMW-320 extends the multiple award-winningXDCAM EX Solid State Recording product family with Three 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Sensorsa new shoulder mount design and cutting edge three The PMW-320 is equipped with three 1/2-inch type1/2 inch-type Exmor full-HD CMOS sensors. The Exmor™ CMOS Sensors, each with an effective pixelPMW-320 offers all the advanced creative recording count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). These deliver superiorfeatures of the PMW-EX1R compact camcorder, plus picture performance with full-HD resolution. Thisenhancements such as a Scene File System and 4 1/2-inch-type image sensor allows the camcorder tochannel audio. The PMW-320L version is supplied provide an excellent sensitivity of F10 in 60Hz modewithout a lens to provide customers with more choice, (F11 in 50Hz), a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio ofwhile the PMW-320K version is supplied with a 54 dB, and a high horizontal resolution of 1000 TVFujinon HD lens. lines*. In addition, the large 1/2-inch-type image sensors can capture images with a shallower depth ofThe 320’s chassis is based on the proven XDCAM field, giving users more freedom of creative expres-HD422 chassis, but weighs just 3.2kg and is one of sion.the lightest shoulder camcorders in its class. Excep-tionally low power consumption makes it environ- What’s more, the Exmor CMOS sensor is a uniquementally friendly, using approximately 60% less than design that deploys an A/D converter to each columna comparable HD shoulder camcorder.** of pixels, resulting in a much lower clock speed than conventional CMOS sensors. This makes it possible toThe PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording greatly reduce power consumption of the camcorder.such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P aswell as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a *In 1920 x 1080/59.94i modechoice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV1080i compatible mode and 25Mb/s Standard Defini- 1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the "MPEG-2 Longtion DVCAM recording. Twin memory card slots sup- GOP" Codecport up to 280 minutes HD recording time using two The PMW-320 camcorder records 1920 x 1080 HD im-32GB SxS memory cards. ages using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" codec, which con- forms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression standard.XDCAM EX is a focus of continual innovation from IT- "MPEG-2 Long GOP" is a mature codec - also adoptedfriendly MP4 file recording and advanced creative fea- by the XDCAM HD and HDV 1080i series of products -tures, through to SxS-1 low cost media and an ad- which enables users to record stunning-quality HDaptor enabling the use of high-speed Memory Stick- video and audio with highly efficient, reliable datas™. compression.All XDCAM EX Camcorders come supplied with a2-year PrimeSupport contract which offers unique 1
  • 2. PMW-320KSelectable Recording Modes including DVCAM *This data-transfer speed is a theoretical value.Recording Actual data-transfer speed depends on the fileThe PMW-320 camcorder offers a choice of bit rates - type and the performance of the PC.either 35 Mb/s (HQ mode) or 25 Mb/s (SP mode) -depending on the desired picture quality and record- Long Recording Timeing time. The HQ mode supports 1920 x 1080, 1440 x Utilising a mature and highly efficient compression1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions. The 1440 x 1080 format together with high performance SxS memorymode is new to the PMW-320 ensuring native integra- cards, the PMW-320 can record superb quality HD im-tion of XDCAM EX footage into a XDCAM HD Profes- ages for an exceptional 140 minutes* on a singlesional Disc workflow. By supporting 1440 x 1080, 16GB SxS card. As the PMW-320 features two35Mb/s recording, material can be utilised with no memory card slots, this recording time is easily in-transcode, just a re-wrap to MXF for NLE and archiv- creased to 280 minutes (with two 32GB cards) anding. when recording across two cards, the transition is seamless without any frame loss. This feature makesThe SP mode supports 1440 x 1080 resolution at 25 the PMW-320 an ideal camcorder for a wide variety ofMb/s, which provides compatibility with HDV 1080i content production applications, including document-products. Footage recorded in this SP mode can be ary and event shooting, that require a long recordingseamlessly integrated into HDV-compatible editing by transferring the stream from the cam-corder via the i.LINK™ (HDV™) interface. *When recording in HQ (35 Mb/s) mode, recording time may be more than the above specified figure de-The PMW-320 also supports 25Mb/s DVCAM recording pending on the actual bit rate that is adopted duringin either PAL or NTSC modes, again providing seam- VBR encoding.less integration into existing DVCAM workflows offer-ing ultimate flexibility worldwide Multiple-format Recording - 1080/720, PAL/NTSC and Interlace/Progressive Switchable OperationNew Nonlinear Recording Media, "SxS PRO" - For The PMW-320 camcorder offers a wide array of re-Greater Efficiency, Operability, and Reliability cording formats for multiple content creation applica-The XDCAM EX series adopts high-speed SxS PRO and tions. Scanning mode is switchable between 1920 xSxS-1 memory cards for its recording media, de- 1080, 1280 x 720, and 1440 x 1080 resolutions.veloped specifically for professional content creation Frame rate is also selectable from interlace and pro-applications with a number of key features: gressive - 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, and native 23.98P*. • Compatible with ExpressCard/34 interface slot which is common on modern Windows PCs and In addition, 59.94P and 50P progressive recording is Macs available in 1280 x 720 mode. In SD mode, both 50/ • Uses PCI Express interface and achieves an ex- 60i and 25P/30P modes are supported tremely high "read" speed of 800 Mb/s* *In 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode, images are • Large storage capacity: SBP-16 (16 GB) and handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals SBP-32 (32 GB) memory cards are available. through means of 2-3 pull-down • Can record up to 140 minutes of HD video and audio (using one 32-GB memory card) Four-channel Audio • Compact size: approx. 75 × 34 × 5 mm The PMW-320 can record four channels of 16-bit, (excluding the projecting parts) - half the size of 48-kHz, linear PCM uncompressed audio. Each chan- the older PC Card standard nel level can be controlled by an independent indi- vidual level controller. (When an SxS memory card • Low power consumption with four-channel audio is replayed by the PMW-EX1, • Highly reliable: can resist shocks (up to 1500 G) PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3, or PMW-EX30, only CH-1/2 or and vibrations (up to 15 G) CH-3/4 can be replayed.) • Affordability: SxS-1 media (introduced in late Wide Choice of Optional Microphones 2009) provides users with a lower cost alternative to SxS PRO media that offers the same high per- Although the PMW-320 is equipped with a shotgun formance, but with an estimated 5-year life span microphone, three optional microphones – the when recording at full capacity once per day. ECM-680S, ECM-678, and ECM-673 – are also avail- Users can check the card life on their PMW-EX1R able. As well as the supplied microphone, the and PMW-320 camcorders and even see an alarm ECM-680S can operate in either Stereo or Monaural when the data rewriting limit is reached. (Uni-directional) mode. These modes can be selected from the switch on the microphone or from the • SDHC and Memory Stick media can now be used PMW-320 itself. with MEAD Adaptors The camcorder is also equipped with a slot to accom- modate a DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone re- ceiver, which provides two-channel audio with stable 2
  • 3. PMW-320Kand secure transmission. The WRR-855 Series micro- Lens Package Choicephone receiver can also be used in this slot. There are two different models of the PMW-320. One is the PMW-320K, which comes equipped with aIT Friendly Fujinon HD lens with 16x zoom. The other is theWith the XDCAM EX series, recordings are made as PMW-320L, which comes without a lens. Both modelsdata files in the "MP4" format, which is have a standard 1/2-inch bayonet lens interface, andwidely used in a number of recent electronic portable the user can choose from wide variety of optionaldevices and has been standardized by ISO. lenses in the existing 1/2-inch HD lens line-up.The file-based recording allows material to be handled Unique Focus Operation - Professional Manual Fo-with great flexibility in an IT-based environment - cus and Auto Focuseasily available for copying, transferring, sharing, and The supplied lens for the PMW-320K adopts a uniquearchiving. All these operations are accomplished focus ring mechanism, which offers two types ofwithout any "digitising" process required. manual focus, plus an auto focus operation. The lens is equipped with two independent focus wheel mech-File-based data copying allows for degradation-free anisms, which can be switched by sliding the focusdubbing of AV content, which can be performed easily ring itself back and forth.on a PC. The file-based recording system also allowsfor material to be viewed directly on a PC - simply by When the focus ring is in the front position, the lensinserting the SxS memory card into the ExpressCard works in the same way as a typical auto focus lens onslot on a PC or Mac, or by linking a PC/Mac to the a handheld camcorder. In this case, either manual orXDCAM EX unit via a USB2 connection. This works in auto focus mode can be selected by the AF/MF switchjust the same way as a PC reading files on an external on the lens. On the other hand, when the focus ring isdrive. The file-based operation can dramatically im- set to the back position, the lens has an absolute fo-prove the efficiency and quality of professional video cus position, and works in the same way asapplications. interchangeable-lens cameras, which professional users are familiar with.Immediate Recording Start and No OverwritingFootage Three Independent RingsBy virtue of recording on flash memory card, the In addition to the unique focus ring, the PMW-320K’sXDCAM EX can start recording virtually the instant the supplied lens is equipped with independent rings forcamcorder is turned on. Moreover, the XDCAM EX zoom and iris adjustment. These are located adjacentsystem automatically records on an empty area of the to the focus ring, in the same layout as is common oncard - there’s no danger of overwriting existing con- shoulder-type camcorders. This gives users a hightent. level of operational comfort and control.This is extremely convenient, as camera operators do AF Assistnot have to worry about accidentally recording over The AF (Auto Focus) Assist function enables operatorsgood takes, and they don’t have to search through to manually change focus positions using the focusfootage for the correct position to start the next re- ring during AF mode. This means that AF referencecording. In short, it means the camera is always focus positions can be shifted to manually changedready for the next shot! positions.Instant-access Thumbnail Search with Expand MF AssistFunction The MF (Manual Focus) Assist function helps to pre-Each time a recording is started and stopped on the cisely focus on the target subject when shooting in MFXDCAM EX camcorder, the video and audio signals are mode. When the MF Assist is turned on, auto focus isrecorded as one clip. During playback, users can cue- momentarily activated and finely focuses on the sub-up to the next or previous clip simply by pressing the ject closest to the focal point of the lens at that time.’Next’ or ’Previous’ button, as you would do on a CDor DVD player. One-push Auto Iris A One-push Auto Iris button allows the user to go intoFurthermore, thumbnails are automatically generated Auto Iris mode only when this button is pushed.for each clip as a visual reference, allowing operatorsto cue-up to a desired scene simply by guiding the Expanded Focuscursor to a thumbnail and pressing the ’Play’ button. At the touch of a button, the center of the screen onFor further convenience, the ’Expand’ function allows the viewfinder can be magnified to about twice nor-one selected clip in the Thumbnail display to be di- mal size, making it easier to confirm focus settingsvided into 12 even-time intervals, each with their own during manual focusing. When the switch is released,thumbnail identifier. This is useful if you want to the center of the screen goes back to normal size.quickly search for a particular scene within a lengthyclip. * In HD-SDI, HQ 1080 mode. 3
  • 4. PMW-320KSelectable Peaking any converters or processing on nonlinear editingThe Peaking function can help operators to adjust the’s focus more accurately by altering the waypictures are displayed on tviewfinder. It can enhance Image Inversion Functionthe outline of the image, which the camera focuses on When a cinema-style lens or stills camera lens is at-most, and change its colour to make it more visible. tached to the camera with a DOF (Depth of Field) ad-Enhance levels can be selected from a choice of HIGH, aptor, the image is rotated 180 degrees. Image In-MIDDLE and LOW, and the outline colour from RED, version is the function that normalises the image byWHITE, YELLOW, and BLUE reverse scanning.ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) Slow Shutter FunctionThis feature decreases any chromatic aberration The PMW-320 camcorder offers a Slow Shutter func-caused by the lens, which is active only with the tion for capturing clear images in low-light environ-PMW-320K’s supplied lens and with certain third-party ments. This allows the shutter speed to be extendedlenses that incorporate compensation data. Please to a maximum of 64 frames. The Slow Shutter func-check with your lens supplier for ALAC support. tion not only increases camera sensitivity but also produces a special blurring effect when shooting aOptical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters moving object, for enhanced shooting creativity. TheThe PMW-320 camcorder comes equipped with optical shutter speed is selectable from 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-,ND (Neutral Density) filters and electrical CC (Colour 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame periodsCorrection) filters. The optical ND filters are controlledvia a built-in ND filter wheel -- Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, Selectable Gamma Curvesand 1/64ND. And with the electrical CC filters, users The PMW-320 camcorder offers a wide variety ofcan easily obtain the desired colour temperature by gamma curves to flexibly handle contrast and give asetting the mode – 3200K/4300K/5600K/6300K – on specific ’look’ to an image. In addition to six types ofa camcorder-assignable switch. Users can select the standard gamma curves, there are four types offour values cyclically, or choose one preset value. This Hyper Gamma which are identical to those on high-is also available via an assignable switch. This is use- end CineAlta camcorders. Operators can select theful when a sudden change occurs during shooting, best-suited preset gamma curve, depending onand a quick and direct setting is required. scenes.23.98P Native Recording Cache Recording FunctionAll XDCAM EX Camcorders are part of the legendary Once enabled, Cache Recording continuously streamsSony CineAlta™ familyand offer native 23.98P* re- audio and video through the camcorder’s internalcording which, in combination with advanced creative memory. Once the Record button is pushed, the con-features such as selectable gamma curves, makes tent buffered in the camcorder’s memory is recordedthese camcorders ideal for cinema production. *In onto the memory media at the start of the recording1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode, images are handled clip. The caching period can be adjusted by menu set-as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals via a 2-3 ting up to 15 seconds, so in a situation such as monit-pull-down. oring a developing situation, Cache Record enables capturing an event up to 15 seconds before the recordSlow & Quick Motion Function button is pressed.The PMW-320 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motionfunction - commonly known as over-cranking and Interval Recording Functionunder-cranking in film shooting - that enables users The PMW-320 camcorder offers an Interval Recordingto create unique ’looks’ or special effects with slow- function that records signals at pre-determined inter-and fast-motion images. vals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating pictures with specialThe PMW-320 can capture images at frame rates se- effects of extremely quick motion.lectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 60 fps in720P mode and from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080P mode, Frame Recording Functionin increments of 1 fps. For example, when viewed at Frame Recording is a special feature of all XDCAM EX23.98P, images captured at 60 fps will appear 2.5 camcorders that is especially useful for stop-motion/times slower than normal. Conversely, images cap- clay animation shooting. Using this function, imagestured at four fps will appear six times faster than nor- for pre-determined frames are recorded every timemal. the Record button is pressed.With the Slow & Quick Motion function of this cam- Shutter Angle Settingscorder, images are recorded natively without interpol- In addition to the electronic shutter speed controls,ating the frames. This means the quality of the slow- the PMW-320 also has a "shutter angle"and fast-motion images is extremely high and incom- control - which is familiar to film users. By setting theparable to those created in the editing process. In ad- shutter speed to "angle", the PMW-320dition, these slow- and quick-motion images can be automatically operates with the proper exposure time,played back immediately after shooting, without using 4
  • 5. PMW-320Kdetermined by the selected frame rate and the shut- evaluate the distribution of brightness on currentlyter angle. captured images. This enables proper exposure con- trol of iris, gain and gamma.Total Level Control System (TLCS)By activating TLCS, the correct exposure is automat- Six Assignable Buttons for Quick Access toically set_for normal, dark, and very bright shooting Desired Functionsenvironments by controlling the lens iris, electronic Frequently used functions can be programmed to sixshutter, and Auto Gain Control. assignable buttons on the PMW-320, allowing operat- ors to make rapid changes when working in the field.Scene File System The colour temperature button and lens RET buttonThe Scene File feature of the PMW-320 allows camera also can be utilised as additional assignable buttons.operators to easily call up customised picture-tonalsettings – such as the parameters of matrix, colour Adjustable Shoulder Padcorrection, detail, gamma, and knee – to suit particu- The position of the shoulder pad can be adjusted –lar shooting conditions, rather than having to readjust either forwards or backwards – to provide users withthe camera each time. This gives users greater opera- optimum weight balance. This is particularly usefultional efficiency. SxS memory cards can be used for when the camera is docked with a different lens orstoring and loading scene files. camera adaptor. In addition, no tools are required for this adjustment. For those who prefer a soft shoulderTurbo Gain pad, there is the optional CBK-SP01.The Turbo Gain function can boost the camera gain upto +24 dB, which helps reproduce images in very low- ATW & Holdlight environments. The ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) function of the PMW-320 automatically adjusts the camera’s colourCamera Metadata (HD Format Only) temperature according to changes in the lighting con-The camera setting data such as iris, focus, zoom, ditions. This function is useful when recording outsidemacro, capture fps, shutter, gain, white balance, and for long periods, and the lighting changes graduallygamma are recorded as acquisition metadata for fu- over time. The PMW-320 also has an ATW Hold func-ture utilities. tion, which allows the operator to hold auto tracing at a desired colour balance via an assignable switch.Viewfinder with 3.5-inch* Colour LCDThe PMW-320 is equipped with a large, easy-to-view, Wide Array of Interfacescolour LCD with a high resolution of 1920 x 480 The PMW-320 camcorder comes equipped with a widepixels, which simplifies focusing. The viewfinder can range of interfaces optimised for a variety of opera-also be used to instantly review recorded footage, as tional needs. These include an HD-SDI output, down-well as access the camera’s set-up menus, view converted SD-SDI output, i.LINK (HDV 1080i andthumbnails, and display status indications. DVCAM stream) input/output, USB2 and analogue composite output. Timecode In/Out and Genlock inWhen the elbow block is opened up, the screen can be are also supported. A HDMI output (Type A) allowsmonitored directly, while menu setting and thumb- the user to show the picture on a consumer display ornails are easily accessed using switches on the inside professional monitor equipped with an HDMI input.panel.The PMW-320 also has an interface for the Non-compressed video and two channels of audio canDXF-20W and DXF-51 Viewfinders be output. When HDMI output is selected, other out- puts are not available.*Viewable area measured diagonally. Digital Extender function** The supplied viewfinder and DXF viewfinder cannot For future expandability, the PMW-320 has a 50-pinbe used concurrently. interface option (available Autumn 2010), which of- fers a Digital Extender function digitally doubling im-Depth-of-field Indicator ages in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Ex-A Depth-of-field Indicator can be displayed on the tender function performs this doubling without anyLCD monitor and viewfinder to help camera operators loss of image sensitivity, often referred to as the F-easily recognize the depth-of-field of a scene, and drop phenomenon.thereby produce their desired images. Affordable MPEG TS Option for Field and SatelliteBrightness-level Display TransmissionThe average brightness level of the centre of a frame The HDCA-702 MPEG TS adaptor, which can be dir-can be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder ectly docked onto the PMW-320, transmits an MPEGas a percentage. This is useful when a waveform Transport Stream (TS) of MPEG via a DVB-ASI output.monitor is not available for shooting. This can be done simultaneously as the PMW-320 re- cords onto SxS memory card. This function is alsoHistogram Indicator available using the 50-pin interface option (which willThe Histogram Indicator can be displayed on the LCD be available in Autumn 2010).monitor and viewfinder, allowing operators to easily 5
  • 6. PMW-320KCamera Remote Control • Thumbnail images representing key scenes can beA Sony 8-pin remote interface is supplied with the browsed and instantly accessed using on-cameraPMW-320. Various camera settings can be remotely colour screencontrolled using an optional RM-B150 RM-B750, • ’Essence Mark’ key scenes at the touch of aRCP-750, RCP-751, RCP-920, or RCP-921 Remote buttonControl Unit via its 8-pin remote connector (please • No frantic fast-forward/rewinding to find the clipsnote not all controls on the remote control units are you want to reviewsupported by the PMW-320). Composite output is al-ways available for monitoring purposes, regardless of • Non-proprietary media manufactureHD/SD output selection. • Supplied with Clip Browser Software for viewing and copying clips to HDD, DVD or Blu-ray DiscOther Features • High-speed picture search: x4, x15 Superior Picture Performance • Freeze Mix function Newly updated 1/2 inch Exmor™ CMOS processors of- fer true 1080 x 1920 resolution meeting the industry • Skin-tone Detail control standard for broadcast cameras: • Low-key saturation • Large 1/2 inch sensors for excellent sensitivityAdditional Information and depth of field characteristicsOnly SxS PRO and SxS-1 are guaranteed for use with • Full 1080 x 1920 effective pixelsXDCAM EX Camcorders. Sony HX Series Memory Stickare supported with MEAD-MS01 Adaptor as well as • Low power consumption compared to CCDSDHC media (class 10 or above) with the MEAD-SD01 technologyAdaptor • 1080 / 720, PAL/NTSC switchable for international programme production Fujinon Professional 1/2inch HD Lens The adoption of three 1/2-inch imagers and standard 1/2-inch bayonet lens interface means the PMW-320K is compatible with a wide variety of broadcast stand-Benefits ard optional lenses, as well as being supplied with a 16x (optical) zoom HD lens. The PMW-320K providesThe PMW-320 is derived from the innovative a uniquely flexible control system designed to appealPMW-350 compact shoulder camcorder. It offers a to both broadcasters and videographerssupremely ergonomic lightweight, low profilechassis coupled with newly designed state-of-the- • 16x (optical) Professional HD lensart 1/2-inch Exmor full HD CMOS sensors for super- • Unique focus operation offering full manual focusior picture performance and the proven XDCAM EX with absolute focus operation similar to the lenssolid state workflow for maximum flexibility in focus on an interchangeable lens or manual/autowhatever style of production is chosen focus operation as per standard handheld camerasEnhanced WorkflowInnovative solid state recording with SxS PRO Ex- • AutoFocus Assist ensuring focus position can bepressCard memory cards offers the following benefits: altered • Manual Focus Assist to ensure optimum focus at • Compatible with industry-standard ExpressCard all times interface available on most modern laptops • One Push Auto Iris. • No time lost to tape loading • Robust storage media, impervious to shocks and Exciting and Creative Recording Modes vibrations All XDCAM EX camcorders carry the legendary CineAlta brand, which represents optimisation for • Small, high capacity recording media offering over feature film production and specifically support for 4 hours of continuous HD content across 2 x 32GB 23.98P recording capability - the standard frame cards. rate for feature film production. Alongside this, • Common interoperability with DVCAM, HDV and there are a myriad of creative recording modes XDCAM - so ready to use immediately with most available including: existing NLEs. • No need to worry about accidentally overwriting ◦ Scene File System allows camera operators to precious content easily call-up customised picture tonal set- tings to suit particular shooting conditions. • Write and Re-Writable media with no degradation SxS memory cards can be used for sharing in picture quality settings between camcorders. 6
  • 7. PMW-320K ◦ Slow and Quick motion offers a range of ◦ The main body weighs only 3.2 kg (7lb 1 oz) frame rates produced within the camera and and is one of the lightest shoulder camcorders available for instant review in the field with three 1/2-inch full-HD imagers available. ◦ New shutter setting emulates filmic operation ◦ The position of the shoulder pad can be adjus- ted forwards or backwards to provide optimal ◦ Cine Gamma curves offer further filmic op- weight balance. No tools are required for this tions for production adjustment, which is particularly useful when ◦ Frame and Interval recording offers further the camera is being used with different lenses creative scope for animation and extremely or other accessories. quick motion effects ◦ Training requirements are minimised as the ◦ Slow Shutter for clear images in low-light basic chassis is the same as used by the environments XDCAM HD422 family, an acclaimed extension ◦ Standard Definition DVCAM recording mode of familiar Sony shoulder camcorder design. extends operational flexibility ◦ Low-profile design provides a wide space between the main frame of the camera and ECO Information the handle, providing an unobstructed view to The PMW-320 is designed to be environmentally the right-hand side of the camera operator. friendly thanks to its low power consumption of ◦ Solid State Recording eliminates the need for just 15W.* There’s no need for a fan motor to a cooling fan, reducing weight and power ventilate the inside of the body and this, along- consumption. side the energy efficient Exmor sensors, means ◦ 60% less power is used than in comparable con- ventional HD camcorders from Sony such as the Peace of Mind HDW-700 full-HD shoulder camcorder with a All XDCAM EX Camcorders come supplied with a 1/2-inch image sensor. In addition, the PMW-320 2-year PrimeSupport contract which offers unique is produced at Sony EMCS Corporation KosaiTec, extra services and benefits; which has received ISO14001 Environmental Man- agement system certification. ◦ 2 years’ cover * Body only in recording time. ◦ Free telephone helpdesk support in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish Superb Ergonomics ◦ Collection and replacement product delivery Designed to be very compact and ergonomically anywhere in EU, Norway and Switzerland well balanced, the PMW-320 provides a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations.Technical Specifications Recording format PAL area HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/ 50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i, Video MPEG-2 Long GOP HD HQ 25p, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p mode: VBR, maximum bit HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/ rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 50i SD mode (Option) : 720 MP@HL HD SP mode: CBR, x 576/50i, 25p 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14 SD mode: DVCAM Audio HD mode: Linear PCM (4ch, Recording/Playback time 16-bit, 48-kHz) SD mode: HQ Mode Approx. 100 min with Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, SBP-32 (32 GB) memory 48-kHz) card* Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 25 min with Recording frame rate SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card NTSC area HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/ SP/SD Mode Approx. 140 min with 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, SBP-32 (32 GB) memory 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, card Approx. 70 min with 23.98p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, SBP-16 (16 GB) memory 29.97p, 23.98p HD SP card Approx. 35 min with mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card 23.98p SD mode : 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97p 7
  • 8. PMW-320KLens Composite output BNC (x1), NTSC or PAL, COMPONENT YLens mount 1/2-type SONY bayonet Audio output XLR-type 5-pinZoom ratio 16x (optical), servo/manual SDI output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI (AF lens for PMW-320K selectableFocal length f = 8 mm to 128 mm i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (equivalent to 31.5 mm to (HDV 1080i )/DVCAM stream 503 mm on 35 mm lens) input/output, S400Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/ Timecode input BNC (x1) manual selectable Timecode output BNC (x1)Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable, Genlock input BNC (x1) 800 mm to - (MACRO OFF), 50 mm to - (MACRO ON, USB Device type B (x1) Wide), 782 mm to - (MACRO Headphone output Stereo mini-jack (x1) ON, Tele) Speaker output MonauralFilter diameter M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on DC input XLR-type 4-pin lens) DC output 4-pin Remote 8-pinCamera Section Lens remote 12-pin MIC XLR-type 5-pinImaging device 3-chip 1/2-inch type "Exmor" Full HD HDMI output A Type (x1) CMOSEffective picture 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) MonitoringelementsOptical system F1.6 prism system Viewfinder 3.5-inch*** type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3Built-in optical filters (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hy- brid typeND filter 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: Built-in LCD monitor Black & white LCD (Audio 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND level, TC, battery and mediaSensitivity (2000 lx, F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/ remaining capacity)89.9% reflectance) 59.94i mode), F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)Minimum illumination 0.05 lx (typical) (1920 x Media 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +24 dB gain, with 64-frame Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2) accumulation)S/N ratio 54 dB (Y) (typical) * The specifications are measured withHorizontal resolution 1,000 TV lines or more supplied lens of PMW-320K. ** Record- (1920 x 1080i mode) ing/Playback time may vary accordingShutter speed 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS to the encoding or memory. *** View-Slow Shutter (SLS) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, able area measured diagonally. and 64-frame accumulation GeneralSlow & Quick Motion function Mass 3.2 kg (7 lb 1 oz) (body) 6.3720p Selectable from 1fps to 60 kg (13 lb 14 oz) (with LCD fps as recording frame rate VF, AF lens, Mic, BP-GL95,1080p Selectable from 1fps to 30 one SxS Pro memory card) fps as recording frame rate Dimension (W x H x D) 124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10White balance Preset (3,200 K), Memory A, 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches) without Memory B/ATW projection (body)Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 dB Power requirements DC 12 V Power consumption Approx. 18 W (with LCD VF, AF lens, mic, while record-Inputs/Outputs ing) Approx. 15 W (body while recording)Wireless receiver IN D-Sub 15-pin Operating temperature 0 °C to +40 °C (+32 °F toVF 26-pin (LCD VF), 20-pin +104 °F) (DXF) Storage temperature -20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F toAudio input XLR-type 3-pin (female) +140 °F) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Battery operating time Approx. 310 min with BP- GL95 8
  • 9. PMW-320KAccessories Batteries and Power Supplies A C - DN 10 BP - G L 6 5 AC Adaptor/Charger Battery Pack B C - L500 BP - G L 9 5 Li-ion Battery Charger Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack B C - L70 BP - L 8 0 S Li-ion Battery Charger Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack B C - M 150 Battery Charger Receivers D W R - S01D Dual Digital Wireless Microphone Receiver Shotgun E C M - 674 E C M- 6 8 0 S Electret Condenser Microphone Shotgun electret condenser microphone E C M - 678 Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone HDV H VR - M R C 1K Compact Flash Memory Recording Unit 9
  • 10. PMW-320KCases LC - 777 LC-DS300SFT Hard shell carrying case for Digital Betacam Soft For Dsr-300p/500wsp camcordersOption Boards, Modules and Plug-ins M E A D - M S01 ME AD - S D 0 1 Adaptor for using Memory Stick™ with Adaptor for using SD Card™ with XDCAM EX XDCAM EX products productsSupport Plans P r im eSu ppo r t P lu s B C 1 1-Year Additional Cover for Broadcast and Pro A/V ProductsXDCAM SB A C - US10 SxS Memory Card USB Reader/WriterTripods and Supports VC T- 14 TRIPOD ADAPTOR FOR PORT. CAMERAS/ CAMC.Camera Adaptors XD C A - 55 XDCU-50 HD Camera Adaptor for PMW-320 and HD Camera Extension Unit for XDCAM EX PMW-350 10