Sony PMW-400 camcorder enables the director and camera operator to simultaneously check content on two different monitors
Sony’s new PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder is the latest addition to its widely used XDCAM HD422 line-up. Ideal for live production or ENG, the new camcorder uses a 2/3-inch Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor to capture beautiful images with high sensitivity1 and low noise. Capable of MPEG HD422 50Mbps recording, the PMW-400 is unique among the field of 2/3-type camcorders with its noise reduction capabilities and diverse selection of formats.
Its 3 Dimensional Noise Reducer (3DNR) technology accurately detects and processes images to reduce noise, achieving a Signal-to-Noise (S/N) ratio of 60dB — outstanding among 2/3-type camcorders. The Sony PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder includes two SDI connections that enable, for example, the director and camera operator to simultaneously check content on two different monitors. An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface lets the PMW-400 connect to two camera adapters for multi-camera operation.
The camcorder supports MPEG2 [email protected], [email protected]/25Mbps, MPEG [email protected], and DVCAM. The PMW-400 camcorder will also offer future XAVC support for HD.2 The camcorder’s supplied viewfinder features improved panel resolution of quarter HD 960(H) x 540(V) compared to previous models with resolutions of VGA 640(H) x 480(V).
The new viewfinder significantly improves contrast and viewing angles. For easy transmission over a network and efficient on-site Wi-Fi operation, a wireless adapter is under development. Using Wi-Fi transmission, the adapter is compatible with mobile applications installed on devices such as tablet PCs and smartphones. The Sony PMW-400 shoulder-mount camcorder will be available in August 2013 for approximately 2,310,000 yen ($23423). Wireless receiver and the battery is sold separately.