Sony PMW-300

Hire Price Per Day: £150 + VAT
Hire Price Per Week: £600 + VAT
Hire Price 2x Weeks: £900 + VAT

Sony PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder is the first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the benefits of 1/2-type Exmor™ Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mbps HD recording at MPEG HD422. The PMW-300 camcorder is ideal for production professionals who require a flexible semi-shoulder camcorder that adapts easily to a range of commercial shooting environments.

The PMW-300’s 1/2-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors offer high light sensitivity and low image noise to deliver clear, high-resolution images even when shooting in low-light conditions. The camcorder also includes Sony’s advanced signal processing technology to suppress noise effectively and create noticeably clearer images.

The camcorder’s high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast-moving objects, while its chroma subsampling feature is perfect for a wide range of video encoding areas such as VFX and green screen applications. A planned future upgrade to support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec will let users extend the lifecycle of the product for maximum return on investment.

The PMW-300 features the same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as Sony’s PMW- EX3 for compatibility with ½-inch and 2/3- inch lenses. The camcorder comes with a 14 times zoom lens featuring a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus.

An HD-Resolution 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder (960×540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD shooting. Timecode and genlock interfaces as well as an 8-pin remote connector give users added flexibility in multi-camera setups and 3D configurations. The 8-pin remote connector also allows for remote adjustment using a remote control (sold separately). HD- SD/SDI and HDMI outputs let users connect the camcorder to broadcast infrastructures and to compatible consumer devices.

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Included in Kit

1x Sony PMW 300
2x 32GB SXS Cards
1x Card Reader
2x Batteries
1x Charger/Mains
1x Headphones
Cables
Bag

Specs

SENSOR
Sony 1/2-inch type EX mount

LENS
14x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length: f = 5.8 – 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4-439 mm on 35 mm lens)
Aperture Range: F1.9 – F16 auto/manual selectable

MEDIA STORAGE
SxS Pro or SxS-1 cards x2

RECORDING FORMAT (VIDEO)
XAVC
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
UDF:
HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SD mode: MPEG IMX 50Mbps
SD mode : DVCAM 25Mbps
FAT:
HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1280 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
DVCAM mode: DVCAM 25Mbps (AVI)

RECORDING FRAME RATE
exFAT
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p
UDF:
HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
– 1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
– 1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
SD Mode: IMX50
720×486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF
SD Mode: DVCAM
720×486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF
FAT:
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR
1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
DVCAM Mode:
720×480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF

RECORDING FORMAT (AUDIO)
exFAT
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz,
4 channels
UDF:
HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT :
HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels

AUDIO
Built In Stereo Microphone, Omni – directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

INPUTS / OUTPUTS
Audio Input: XLR-type 3-pin (Female) x2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output: BNC x1, HD-Y/Composite (switchable to Genlock in)
Audio Output: Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
SDI Output: BNC x2, HD/SD selectable
i.LINK: IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DV input/output, S400
Timecode Input: BNC x1 (switchable to TC out)
Timecode Output: BNC x1 (switchable to TC in)
Genlock Input: BNC x1 (switchable to Video out)
USB: USB device, mini-B x1
Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack x1
Speaker Output: Monaural, 150mW
DC Input: DC jack
Lens Remote: 8-pin, round
HDMI Output: HDMI Type A x1

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