SONY PDW-R1 XDCAM Professional Disc field recorder

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  • $640.00

  • Brand: SONY
  • Model Number: PDW-R1
  • Product Code: BS17508
  • Quantity in stock: 2-3 Days
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The XDCAM deck SONY PDW-R1 is the perfect product for field recording and mobile applications. It is the first XDCAM field recording unit designed to work with multiple sources of power supply and with extended choice of input interfaces.


The compact, lightweight PDW-R1 Mobile Recorder Deck is ideal for field recording applications as well as desktop viewing by journalists, producers, and other production staff. An affordable solution for recording and playing back Professional Discs on the field, the PDW-R1 can also replay AV and associated data files recording via its i.LINK (File Access Mode) interface or a standard Ethernet network connection. The PDW-R1 offers scene selection capability that can be viewed via its colour LCD screen. This product comes with PrimeSupport – fast, hasslefree repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice. Which gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment, and your business.



MPEG IMX/DVCAM Recording and Playback High-resolution AV files (MPEG IMX/DVCAM) and Proxy AV (low-resolution audio and video) files can be recorded via its Ethernet interface or i.LINK (file access mode) interfaces. High-speed transfer of proxy AV data at 30-times speed via its i.LINK (file access mode) interface


Extensive Range of Interfaces Sony PDW-R1 comes equipped with a wide range of interfaces. In the traditional AV world it offers SDI output, analogue composite output, analogue audio output, headphone output and i.LINK AVC output. However in addition it offers SDI input, composite and analogue audio input, TC input and i.Link AVC input. While for a smooth integration into an IT world it proposes input and output for both Ethernet 100Bt and i.Link (File Access Mode) in order to browse and use XDCAM files directly on your PC.


 3.5 inch Type Colour LCD Screen The integrated 3.5-inch screen allows users to view recordings and edit Professional Disc EDLs anytime, anywhere without the need for an external video monitor.


AC/DC battery -powered operation The PDW-R1 can be AC or DC battery powered. A feature that proves convenient in the field.


Technical Details
Power Requirements
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC +12 V, Battery

Power Consumption
37 W

Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F

Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F

20% to 90% (relative humidity)

4.7 kg
10 lb 6 oz

Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
230 x 105 x 340 mm (excluding protrusions)
9 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 12 inches (excluding protrusions)

Recording/Playback Format (Video)
MPEG IMX (50/40/30 Mbps)
DVCAM (25 Mbps)

Recording/Playback Format (Audio)
MPEG IMX: 8 ch/16 bits/48 kHz or 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz

Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Video)

Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Audio)
A-law (8 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)

Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX)
50 Mbps: Approx. 45min (PFD23A)
40 Mbps: Approx. 55min (PFD23A)
30 Mbps: Approx. 68 min (PFD23A)

Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM)
25 Mbps: Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)

Search Speed Range (Shuttle Mode)
-20 times to +20 times normal speed

Search Speed Range (Variable Mode)
-1 time to +1 time normal speed

Search Speed Range (Jog Mode)

-1 time to +1 time normal speed

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