Sony PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 camera

The PMW-500 is Sony Professional’s first XDCAM HD422 Camcorder with solid state recording. It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Uniquely, it can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models.

Its 2/3-inch type three Power HAD FX CCD sensors deliver the same outstanding picture quality and low-light performance as the acclaimed PDW-700, however it records onto Solid State SxS media rather than optical Professional Disc.

The exceptionally ergonomic chassis is a development of the acclaimed PDW-700/F800, while already class-leading power consumption is further reduced along with weight for superb on-location usability.

Sony’s XDCAM product range sets the benchmark for high speed, exceptionally flexible, file-based workflow. XDCAM Professional Disc products were first introduced in 2004, followed by high-speed memory-based XDCAM EX in 2007. A common technology platform provides a unique hybrid workflow meeting a broad variety of customer application needs.

Mass Approx. 3.4 kg (without lens)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power Consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone while recording)
Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Operating Temperature -5°C to +40°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 170 min with BP-GL95 battery
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
Recording Format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP:
HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SD mode (with CBK-MD01): IMX, DVCAM
Recording Format (Audio) UDF
HD 422 50 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD IMX mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT
HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) UDF Mode
HD 422 50/ SD IMX Mode: *2
Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
HD 420 HQ Mode:
Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode: (option)
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) HD HQ Mode:
Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
HD SP Mode:
Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode: (option)
Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 130 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording Frame Rate UDF
HD 422 50 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 MBps/ CBR
1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 MBps/ VBR
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p,
1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD IMX Mode (with CBK-MD01)
720 x 486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording Frame Rate FAT
HD HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/ CBR
1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD DVCAM Mode (with CBK-MD01 option)
720 x 486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF