Sony - FullHD 1080p - MPEG-2 - 14 x optical zoom - 67.2 ounce
The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ½-inch type Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images HD resolutions. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems. [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Sony PMW-EX3 photo ]
Sony PMW EX3 Video Review
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|ChrisPW||4:14am on Sunday, September 5th, 2010|
|Good quality image. Good workflow. Nice handling I have own a 2/3 camera (Only a litle bit of light). More clamps for acessories. Expensive cards|
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If you have lost or damaged the CD-ROM, you can purchase a new one to replace it. Contact your Sony service representative.
System Requirements for Using the Applications
The following operating conditions are recommended for using the software recorded on the CD-ROM:
Reading the CD-ROM Manuals
The following program must be installed on your computer in order to read the operation manuals contained on the CD-ROM.
Adobe Reader Version 6.0 or higher
SxS Device Driver Software
Applicable hardware Computer conforming to ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 OS Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows Vista, or Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later For support information on the driver, refer to the following URL: http://www.sony.net/SxS-Support/
If Adobe Reader is not installed, you can download it from the following URL:
http://www.adobe.com/ Adobe and Adobe Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software
OS Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later (32-bit version), Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit version), or Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
To read the documents
Do the following:
Insert the CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
CPU Windows: Intel Pentium III 1GHz equivalent or higher (Intel PentiumD 3GHz equivalent or higher is recommended) Macintosh: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or higher is recommended Memory Windows: 512 MB or more (1 GB or more is recommended) Macintosh: 1 GB or more is recommended
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Intel Core and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S States and other countries.
Do the following to install the software on the CD-ROM on your computer:
You can also attach a commercially available 52mm aperture diopter compensation lens.
Adjusting the contrast and brightness
Use the control knobs on the back panel of the viewfinder.
VF Peaking Marker Zebra Display On/O f f
B B B B B
For details on menu operations, see Basic Menu Operations on page 111.
Switching between color and monochrome modes
For the viewfinder display, color or monochrome display can be selected. Select VF from the VF SET menu then select Mode.
Do not leave the camcorder with the eyepiece of the viewfinder facing the sun. Direct sunlight can enter through the eyepiece, be focused in the viewfinder, and cause fire.
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MO NIT OR VO L
: 0 : Color
Select B&W if checking the subject and focusing are easier on the monochrome display. If you assign VF Mode to one of the assignable buttons (see page 72), you can switch between color and monochrome by pressing the button.
Adjusting the angle
You can adjust the angle of the viewfinder.
Adjusting the position (distance from your eye)
Loosening the fixing lever below the handle (rotating it toward the viewfinder) permits you to horizontally pull out the support bar and move the viewfinder forward or rearward with the support bar as the axis.
If the fixing lever below the handle is loose, the position may vary when you adjust the angle. Be sure to tighten the lever in advance.
Adjust the horizontal position.
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Fixing lever Tighten Loosen
Move the viewfinder forward or rearward for the best position.
To reverse the image The viewfinder can be rotated as much as 180 degrees toward the direction facing the subject. To read the displayed menu and messages in this condition, set the MIRROR IMAGE switch to ON so that the textual information is converted to the readable direction.
To format by menu operation
When no formatting message is displayed in the viewfinder, you can execute formatting using Format Media (page 127) of the OTHERS menu in the same manner.
The SLOT SELECT button is disabled while playback is in progress. Switching is not executed even if you press the button. The button is enabled on the thumbnail screen (page 93).
All the data, including recorded pictures and setup files, are erased when a memory card is formatted. SxS memory cards to be used with this camcorder must be formatted using the format function of this camcorder. Any card formatted with other device must be formatted again with this camcorder.
Formatting an SxS Memory Card
Formatting may be required before using an SxS memory card with this camcorder. For an SxS memory card that is not formatted or that was formatted with another system, a message to confirm if formatting is to be executed is displayed in the viewfinder.
Note on formatting
Checking the Remaining Time Available for Recording
In Camera mode, you can check the time remaining for the SxS memory cards loaded in the card slots in the viewfinder.
120min STBY A: 25min B: 50min Z99 STBY T
Any SxS memory card formatted with a device other than this camcorder cannot be used with the camcorder.
To execute formatting
If the message for formatting is displayed, turn the jog dial or tilt the joystick to select Execute then press the dial or joystick.
The available time for recording with the current video format (recording bit rate) is calculated according to the remaining space of each card and displayed in time units of minutes. The remaining can also be checked in a meter format on the BATTERY/MEDIA status screen (page 108).
A icon appears if the memory card is writeprotected.
Replacing an SxS memory card
If the available time on two cards in total becomes less than 5 minutes, a message Media Near Full, flashing of the tally lamps, and a beep sound will warn you. Replace the cards with those with sufficient space. If you continue recording until the total remaining time reaches zero, the message changes to Media Full, and recording stops.
In some cases, only parts of clips cannot be restored. Playback of the restored clips becomes possible again. The following operation may restore an SxS memory card for which the message Could not Restore Some Clips is repeatedly displayed each time you try the restoration process:
1 Copy necessary clips to another SxS memory
card, using the copy function (page 101) of the camcorder or the XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software (page 131).
2 Format the problem SxS memory card, using
the format function of this camcorder.
3 Return the necessary clips to the SxS
Basic Operation Procedure
The operations described in this section assume that you are using the supplied or optional exclusive lens. The displays and menu settings may differ when a non-exclusive lens is used. Basic recording with the exclusive lens can be performed with the following procedures:
7,8 REC START/STOP
PLA Y/ PA U G SE /S F F TH V STO RE P L UM
9 REC REVIEW
1 Battery pack 2 Memory card(s)
Lens cap OPEN
MENU SEL/SE T CAN
5 Power switch: CAMERA
When using the remote commander, activate the remote control mode (page 39).
Mount a fully charged battery pack. Load SxS memory card(s).
If you load two cards, recording is continued by automatically switching to the second card when the first card becomes full.
When you hold the camcorder by the grip, support it from underneath with your left hand.
Pull up on the lens cap open/close lever to open the lens cap built in the lens hood. Adjust the viewfinder for best viewing. Set the power switch to the CAMERA position.
The camcorder is turned on and enters Camera mode.
Recording (Full Auto mode)
be used, it is recommended to set the lever to the HOLD position to lock the button.
Press the FULL AUTO button so that the button indicator lights.
Full Auto mode is turned on, activating the TLCS (Total Level Control System) (page 117). Thus Auto Iris, AGC (Auto Gain Control), Auto Shutter, ATW (Auto Tracing White) are set to ON, whereby the brightness and white balance will be automatically adjusted.
When you wish to adjust them manually, turn Full Auto mode off, and see;
REC HOLD lever
To unlock the button, return the lever to its original position.
Checking the last recorded clip (Rec Review)
Adjusting the Iris on page 58 Setting the Gain on page 55 Setting the Electronic Shutter on page 56 Adjusting the White Balance on page 51 Note
Press the REC REVIEW button.
The Rec Review function (page 71) is activated, and the last recorded clip is played back for the specified time in the viewfinder. When playback reaches the end of the clip, the camcorder returns to STBY (recording standby) mode.
AF (Auto Focus) is not activated by setting the camcorder to Full Auto mode.
For information of automatic focus adjustment, see page 63.
HQ 59.94 interlace SP 59.94 interlace HQ 29.97 Progressive HQ 23.98 Progressive SP 23.98 Progressive HQ 59.94 Progressive
If copying is done using Explorer (Windows) or Finder (MAC), the continuity and relationships of recorded materials may not be maintained.
Indication on this camcorder
HQ 1080/60i SP 1080/60i HQ 1080/30P HQ 1080/24P SP 1080/24P HQ 720/60P
HQ 29.97 Progressive HQ 23.98 Progressive
HQ 720/30P HQ 720/24P
Switching the ND Filters
ND filters are available for keeping the aperture in a proper range. Set the ND filter switch according to the brightness of the subject.
With PAL Area selected Format
HQ 50 interlace SP 50 interlace HQ 25 Progressive HQ 50 Progressive HQ 25 Progressive
HQ 1080/50i SP 1080/50i
HQ 720/50P HQ 720/25P
ND FILTER 2 1
Changing the Format
ND filter switch
Press the MENU button to set the camcorder to Menu mode, display the OTHERS menu with , and set Video Format.
OTHERS Genlock Di rec t Menu i. LINK I / O Tr i gger Mode Count r y Video Format Cl i p
2: 1/64ND 1: 1/8ND OFF: Clear The ND filter number is displayed on the screen when you press the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button.
TLCS. 7 On 1 1.oo m MF ATW 4300K PPOFF ND1 ++F1.9 18dB SHT:1/2000
: : : : :
HQ SP HQ HQ SP HQ HQ
1080/60i 1080/60i 1080/30P 1080/24P 1080/24P 720/60P 720/30P
Signals from the COMPONENT OUT, SDI OUT, MONITOR OUT, and S VIDEO connectors are also output according to the format selected with this menu.
See Formats and Limitations of Outputs on page 141. Note on recording format in SP 1080/24P mode
No indication is obtained if the ND filter switch is set to OFF.
When recording in SP mode at 23.98 in Progressive mode (indicated as SP 1080/24P on this camcorder), pictures are recorded at 59.94 in Interlace mode (indicated as SP 1080/60i) by pull-down processing.
Adjusting the White Balance
The white balance must be adjusted to suit to the color temperature of the light source. You can select the adjustment mode according to the shooting conditions.
WHITE BAL switch
The color temperature is adjusted to the preset value (factory setting: 3200K) in this mode. Select this mode when there is no time to adjust the white balance or when you wish to fix the white balance to the condition of you set for a Picture Profile.
B: ATW or Memory B mode A: Memory A mode PRST: Preset mode Setting the camcorder to Full Auto mode (page 48) forcibly activates ATW mode. Assigning the ATW on/off function to an assignable button permits you to independently activate/deactivate ATW when Full Auto mode is off.
For details on the assignable buttons, see Changing Functions of the Assignable Buttons on page 72.
Memory A mode, Memory B mode
The white balance is adjusted to the value stored in memory A or memory B. Pressing the WHT BAL button executes auto white balance and stores the adjusted value in memory A or memory B.
ATW (Auto-Tracing White balance) mode
In this mode, the camcorder automatically adjusts the white balance to the appropriate condition. When the color temperature of the light source changes, the white balance adjustment is automatically executed. Five steps of adjustment speed can be selected with ATW Speed (page 117) of the CAMERA SET menu.
Using the Direct menu
When you press the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button, the current adjustment mode and color temperature are displayed on the screen.
Selecting the Adjustment Mode
Using the switch
You can select Preset mode, Memory A mode, or ATW (Memory B) mode with the WHITE BAL switch. To the B position of the WHITE BAL switch, ATW mode is assigned at the factory. The setting can be changed with White Switch (page 117) of the CAMERA SET menu to select Memory B mode.
ATW: ATW mode W:A: Memory A mode W:B: Memory B mode W:P: Preset mode When the Direct menu is in All mode, you can select from among ATW, W:A, W:B, and W:P. When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can switch between ATW and the mode set with the WHITE BAL switch.
For details on the Direct menu, see Direct Menu Operation on page 24.
Executing Auto White Balance
Execute auto white-balance adjustment according to the color temperature of the light source. The adjustment value can be stored in memory A or B.
completion message, and the obtained color temperature is displayed. When you execute the adjustment in a memory mode, the adjusted value is stored in memory (A or B) selected in step 1. When you execute the adjustment in ATW mode, adjustment in ATW is resumed. If auto white-balance adjustment fails An error message is displayed on the screen for approximately three seconds. If the error message is displayed, try auto whitebalance adjustment again. If the error message continues to be displayed after several attempts, consult your Sony service representative.
Auto white-balance adjustment cannot be executed in Preset mode.
To store the adjustment value in memory, select Memory A or Memory B mode. Select the appropriate ND filter according to the lighting condition. Place a white subject under the same lighting condition and zoom in on it so that a white area is obtained on the screen.
To change Press the MENU button to set the camcorder to Menu mode, display the CAMERA SET menu with , and select Gain Setup from the menu.
CAMERA SET Au t o BLK Ba l ance B B Gain Setup B Shu t t e r EX Slow Shut t e r B Shot Tr ans i t ion B MF Ass i s t : Of f
Setting the Electronic Shutter
The electronic shutter of the camcorder permits you to change the shutter speed (the accumulation time per recording frame). The electronic shutter can be adjusted automatically or manually as required.
Low Mid High
: 0dB : 9dB : 18dB
Fixed Shutter (manual adjustment) modes
Recording is made with a specified shutter speed (accumulation time). Standard modes (Speed mode/Angle mode) These modes may be especially effective when you wish to record a quick-moving subject with little blurring. You can select Speed mode or Angle mode. In Angle mode, you can specify the shutter speed by setting the shutter angle. ECS (Extended Clear Scan) mode Specify the shutter speed by frequency. This mode may be used to shoot the monitor screen eliminating horizontal bands. SLS (Slow Shutter) mode For shooting a subject in low-level lighting conditions. Specify the shutter speed in the number of accumulated frames.
Selecting gain using the Direct menu
When you press the DISPLAY/BATT INFO button, the current gain value is displayed on the screen.
When the Direct menu is in All mode, you can change the gain in steps of 3 dB with the Direct menu by operating the joystick or the jog dial. You can also select AGC mode with the Direct menu. When the Direct menu is in Part mode, you can switch between AGC and the gain selected with the GAIN switch.
EX Slow Shutter mode
This is an advanced mode of SLS mode. The shutter speed is specified in the number of accumulated frames. Up to 64 frames can be accumulated in this mode, permitting you to obtain low-noise clear pictures in low light levels or a surreal pictures with afterimages.
When the camcorder is in Full Auto mode (page 48), the Direct menu cannot be selected.
Recording in AGC Mode
When you set the camcorder to Full Auto mode (page 48), AGC mode is forcibly selected. When Full Auto mode is off, you can independently turn AGC mode on by setting AGC to On with TLCS (page 117) of the CAMERA SET menu or selecting AGC with the Direct menu.
Auto Shutter mode
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted according to the picture brightness.
Shooting in a Fixed Shutter Mode
When you set the SHUTTER switch to ON, the fixed shutter is turned on in the mode and with the
The camcorder has four assignable buttons to which you can assign various functions for convenience.
ASSIGN 1 to 3 buttons
LENS INFO BRT DISP HISTOGRAM
OTHERS A l l Reset Camera Data B Time Zone : UTC +09:00 B Clock Set Language : Eng l i sh Ass i gn But ton B B Ta l l y
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F reeze Mix Shot Mark1 Shot Mark 2 Rec Review
Select the button to which you wish to assign a function. Select the function to be assigned.
ASSIGN 4 button
The following functions are assigned at the factory: ASSIGN 1 button (LENS INFO) Depth-of-field indication on/off ASSIGN 2 button (BRT DISP) Brightness-level indication on/off ASSIGN 3 button (HISTOGRAM) Histogram indication on/off ASSIGN 4 button No function is assigned (Off).
Use Assign Button of the OTHERS menu.
Select Assign Button from the OTHERS menu.
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All marker indications (safetyzone marker, center marker, aspect marker, guide frames) on/ off Last Clip DEL Last clip delete ATW ATW function on/off Rec Review Rec Review start/stop Rec Recording start/stop Freeze Mix Freeze Mix start/stop Expanded Expanded Focus function on/off Focus Spotlight TLCS Spotlight mode on/off Backlight TLCS Backlight mode on/off IR Remote IR Remote Commander enable/ disable Shot Mark1 Shot mark 1 insert Shot Mark2 Shot mark 2 insert Fader Fader on/off VF Mode Viewfinder screen mode (color/ monochrome) switching BRT Disp Brightness level indication on/off Histogram Histogram indication on/off Lens Info Depth-of-Field indication on/off
Exit the menu.
The assigned functions can be viewed on the BUTTON/REMOTE status screen (page 108).
The Interval Recording (time-lapse recording) function is especially effective for shooting objects that move very slowly. The specified number of frames are automatically recorded at the specified intervals.
Recording interval (Interval Time)
Select Interval Rec of the CAMERA SET menu.
CAMERA SET Shot T ransi t ion B MF Assi s t : Of f Color Bar Type : Mul t i F l i c ker Reduce B B Zoom Speed B I n t e r val Rec B Frame Rec
Adjusting the gamma compensation level and selecting the gamma curve
Level 99 to +99 (0) Adjust the gamma compensation level.
Select the type of reference curve for gamma Select3) STD1 / STD2 / STD3 / STD4 / compensation. CINE1 / CINE2 / CINE3 / CINEto +99 (0) 99 to +99 (0) Adjust the master black level. Adjust the level of black gamma function that emphasizes only the dark areas of the picture to clear the tones or on the contrary de-emphasizes it to reduce noise. Adjust the level of the low key saturation to heighten the colors only in the dark areas of the picture or pale them to reduce noise. Select Execute to copy. Select Execute to reset.
Adjusting the black
Adjusting the black gamma level
Low Key SAT
Adjusting the low key saturation
99 to +99 (0)
Copying a picture profile
Execute / Cancel Execute / Cancel
Resetting a picture profile
1) To execute Area Detection
3) Available gamma curves
STD1: This deemphasizes the contrast in dark areas more than STD2 and emphasizes the contrast in intermediate areas. STD2: This deemphasizes the contrast in dark areas more than STD3. STD3: Standard (factory setting) STD4: This emphasizes the contrast in dark areas more than STD3. CINE1: This smoothes the contrast in darker areas and accentuates gradation changes in brighter areas, for a calm and quiet effect. CINE2: This gives almost the same results as CINE1. Select this when you wish to obtain 100% video signals for editing or other purposes. CINE3: This emphasizes the contrast between light and dark more than CINE1 and CINE2, and also accentuates gradation changes on the black side. CINE4: This emphasizes the contrast in dark areas more than CINE3. Contrast in dark areas is weaker and contrast in bright areas is stronger than STD curves.
1. Select Area Detection.
A square marker that indicates the detection area appears in the center of the screen, and Execute and Cancel are displayed below.
2. Select Execute.
Color-phase detection in the marker area is performed. When detection successfully ends, a completion message is displayed. Then the screen is restored, on which the target area for the Color Correction or Skin Tone Detail adjustment is changed to the area centering around the color detected by Area Detection, and the Area Indication (zebra pattern) appears. If detection fails, an error message appears, then the precious screen is restored.
2) The Area Indication setting is common to all picture
6. Joystick operation guidance area
The functions assigned to the joystick in the current condition are displayed.
To return to the top of the current clip Press the PREV button. When you press the button in normal or fastforward playback, the top of the current clip is cued up then playback begins. When you press the button in fast-reverse playback or in Pause mode, the top of the current clip is cued up, then the still picture is displayed. Repeated pressing of the button cues up the previous clips one by one.
To start playback from the top of the first clip Press the PREV button and F REV button simultaneously. The top of the first-recorded clip on the memory card is cued up. To jump to the top of the next clip Press the NEXT button. When you press the button in normal or fastforward playback, the top of the next clip is cued up then playback begins. When you press the button in fast-reverse playback or in Pause mode, the top of the next clip is cued up, then the still picture is displayed. Repeated pressing of the button cues up the subsequent clips one by one. To start playback from the top of the last clip Press the F FWD button and NEXT button simultaneously. The top of the last-recorded clip on the memory card is cued up.
With the headphones connected to the headphone jack, the built-in speaker is turned off. Press the MONITOR VOL buttons to adjust the sound volume. The level bar is displayed during adjustment. You can select audio channel(s) to be monitored with Audio Output (page 118) of the AUDIO SET menu.
Adding shot marks during playback
In the same manner as in recording, you can add shot marks to the clip during playback.
In Normal playback mode, you can monitor the recorded audio signals through the built-in speaker or connected headphones.
At the point where you wish to add a shot mark, press the Shot Mark1 or Shot Mark2 assigned button, or the SHOTMARK 1 or 2 button on the IR Remote Commander.
No shot mark can be added if the memory card is write-protected. No shot mark can be added to the first or last frame of a clip.
You can stop playback with either of the following operations:
Playback mode is canceled, restoring the thumbnail screen.
Press the STOP button.
Playback mode is canceled, showing any external input or a blue screen. To display the thumbnail screen, press the THUMBNAIL button.
In Media mode, you can operate the clips or confirm and change the subsidiary data for clips using the Clip Operation menus. The corresponding Clip Operation menu pops up on the screens as shown below.
1KHz Tone On / Off Wind Filter CH-1 On / Off Wind Filter CH-2 On / Off EXT CH Select CH-1 CH-1/CH-2
Setting for audio outputs
Monitor CH CH-1/CH-2 (CH-3/CH-4) CH-1+CH-2 (CH-3+CH-4) CH-1 (CH-3) CH-2 (CH-4)
Output CH CH-1/CH-2 CH-3/CH-4 Alarm Level 0 to 10 (5) Beep On / Off
VIDEO SET Menu
VIDEO SET Menu items
YPbPr/SDI Out Select
Setting the component/SDI outputs
HD / SD/ Off
Select the output signal from the COMPONENT OUT connector and the SDI OUT connector. HD: To output the same HD signal as that in recording and playback SD: To output a down-converted SD signal Off: No output Set whether to add the same menus and status indications as those in the viewfinder to the output signals from the COMPONENT OUT connector and the SDI OUT connector.
YPbPr/SDI Out Display
Setting the character information for the component/SDI outputs
Video Out Display
Setting the character information for the composite output
Set whether to add the same menus and status indications as those in the viewfinder to the output signal from the MONITOR OUT and S VIDEO connectors.
On the thumbnail, EXPAND CLIP and SHOTMARK screens, the same menus and status indications as those in the viewfinder are displayed regardless of the setting of this item. On / Off Set whether to add 7.5% setup to the output signal from the MONITOR OUT and S VIDEO connectors when a format of NTSC is selected (Invalid when a format of PAL is selected).
Setting 7.5% setup for the composite signal
Note Menu Configuration and Detailed Settings
The default setting is different among the sales areas. United States and Canada: On Other areas: Off
Selecting the operation mode of the down converter Squeeze / Letterbox / Edge Crop Set the output mode (aspect) for SD output from the MONITOR OUT, S VIDEO, COMPONENT OUT, and SDI OUT connectors. Squeeze: To horizontally reduce a 16:9 picture to output a 4:3 picture Letterbox: To mask the upper and lower areas of a 4:3 picture to display a 16:9 picture in the center of the screen Edge Crop: To cut the both sides of a 16:9 picture to output a 4:3 picture
Connecting External Devices Connecting an External Device (i.LINK Connection)
Perform the preparatory settings of the camcorder.
Set the video format to SP 1080/60i, SP 1080/50i, or SP 1080/24P. Set i.LINK I/O (page 126) of the OTHERS menu to Enable. Set Trigger Mode (page 126) of the OTHERS menu to Both or External. Both: To record both on the memory card in the camcorder and on the external device External: To record only on the external device
Set the external device to recording standby status.
For operations of the external device, refer to the operation manual of that device.
Set the camcorder to Camera mode by setting the power switch to CAMERA. Press the REC START/STOP button.
The external device starts recording in synchronization.
such a signal using the nonlinear editing system, a malfunction may occur, depending on the nonlinear editing software in use. If you specify a search speed other than 4 or 15 times normal with the nonlinear editing system, no i.LINK signal is fed out. In such a case, the picture may stay frozen. High-speed playback picture may not be displayed on the computer screen, depending on the nonlinear editing software in use. Setting on this camcorder Set i.LINK I/O of the OTHERS menu to Enable.
For operations of the nonlinear editing software, refer to the operation manual of the software.
The status of the external device is displayed in the i.LINK status indication area (page 23) in the viewfinder. Indication
STBY HDV zREC HDV
Status of the external device
In HDV recording standby In HDV recording
Recording External Input Signals
The HDV stream input from a device connected via the i.LINK connector can be recorded on an SxS memory card in this camcorder. The timecodes superimposed on the i.LINK input are recorded regardless of the settings of the camcorder.
Operation may be different depending on the type of external device. Although there is some time lag from which you press the REC START/STOP button until the i.LINK status indication changes, the same pictures are recorded on the memory card in this camcorder and the external device if Trigger Mode is set to Both. While you can record shot marks on the memory card during recording, they are not added to the pictures recorded on the external device.
Set the external signal to a format that can be recorded on the camcorder.
Signals of 1440 1080/59.94i can be recorded when Video Format (page 127) is set to SP 1080/60i or SP 1080/24P. Signals of 1440 1080/50i can be recorded when set to SP 1080/50i. Recording is not allowed with other combinations of Video Format and input signals.
AC adaptor 27 AC power source 27 ACCESS lamps 41, 42 add shot marks 103 AF mode 63 AGC mode 55, 56 All Clips DEL 91 All Reset 92, 124 Angle mode 56 Area Detection 90 Aspect Marker 54 Aspect Select 54 Assign Button 72, 125 assignable buttons 72 ATW 51, 72 ATW Speed 117 Audio 67 AUDIO IN connectors 67 AUDIO IN switches 67 Audio Input 118 AUDIO LEVEL controls 67 audio monitoring 69 Audio Output 118 audio recording levels 68 AUDIO SELECT switches 67 AUDIO Status 107 Auto BLK Balance 53, 114 Auto FB ADJ 122 Auto Focus 61 Auto Iris mode 58 Auto Shutter 58 Auto Shutter mode 56 Auto Tracing White 51 Auto White Balance 52
BATTERY INFO display 27 Battery Pack 26 BATTERY RELEASE button 26 BATTERY/MEDIA Status 109 Bayonet Mount lens 35 BC-U1 Battery Charger 26, 27 Black 90 black balance 53 Black Gamma 90 BP-UBP-UBRIGHT control 30 BRT DISP 72 BRT Disp 72 built-in clock 29 Built-in microphones 67 Built-in speaker 96 BUTTON/REMOTE Status 108 Buzzer 148
Camera Data 92, 124 Camera mode 28 CAMERA SET Menu 114 CAMERA Status 106 CANCEL button 99, 111 Card slots 41 Center Marker 54 cheek pad 37 Clip 49, 127 CLIP INFO screen 100 clip name 49 Clip Operation menu 98, 99 Clock mode 65 Clock Set 124 CMOS Image Sensors 140 color bar 69 Color Bar Type 115 Color Correction 87 COMPONENT OUT connector 129 CONTRAST control 30 copy a clip 101 COPY CLIP 101 Country 127 Cueing up 96
Backlight 72 backup battery 144 BARS/CAM button 69 Battery Alarm 126 Battery INFO 126
Date/Time 29 DC cable clamp 38 DC IN connector 27 DC IN Power 27 delete a clip 101 DELETE CLIP 101 delete shot marks 103 Detail 88 DF 66 diopter compensation 30 Direct Menu 126 Direct menu 24, 51, 56, 59, 63, 77, 85 DISP CLIP INFO 100 Display On/Off 121 DISPLAY/BATT INFO button 23, 27 divide a clip 104 DIVIDE CLIP 104 Down Converter 119
Fixed gain mode 55 Fixed Shutter mode 56 flange focal length 33 Flare 123 Flicker Reduce 65, 115 focus 61 Focus ring 62 Format Media 127 Formatting 43 Frame Rec 116 Frame Recording 74 Free Run mode 65 Freeze Mix 72, 77 FULL AUTO button 48 Full Auto mode 48 Full Manual Focus 61 Full MF mode 61
gain 55 Gain Setup 56, 114 GAIN switch 55 Gamma 90 Genlock 126, 134 GENLOCK IN connector 134 Grip 36 Guide Frame 54
ECS 56 EJECT buttons 41 electronic shutter 56 Entering a character string 113 Error Indications 148 EX Mount lens 34 EX Slow Shutter 56, 58, 114 EXPAND CLIP 102 EXPAND CLIP screen 101 EXPAND FOCUS button 62 Expanded Focus 72 ExpressCard slot of a computer 130 Extended Clear Scan 56 external microphone 68 external monitor 128 External Synchronization 134 eyepiece 32 Eyepiece focusing knob 30
Headphone connector 69, 96 high-speed playback 95 HISTOGRAM 72 Histogram 72 Hooks for the shoulder strap 17 Hours Meter 125
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XDCAM EX - A Compact Full-HD Production System With Flash Memory Recording, for an Evolving HD Era
In 2007, Sony introduced the revolutionary XDCAM EX handheld camcorder, the PMW-EX1 - the newest member of the Sony XDCAM family of tapeless production systems - in response to growing demand for an affordable high definition (HD) production solution. This technological breakthrough camcorder - incorporating incredible feature sets such as three 1/2-inch type Full HD CMOS sensors, amazing 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 HD recording capabilities plus flash memory recording in an extremely compact body - was achieved thanks to the extraordinary technical expertise and knowledge amassed when designing Sony's groundbreaking CineAlta family of products. Offering striking HD picture quality, extra mobility and great operational efficiency, the PMW-EX1 camcorder has already been rapidly adopted around the world in a broad range of HD production applications and electronic cinematography. Now Sony evolves the XDCAM EX lineup further still, with the introduction of the PMW-EX3 camcorder and the PMW-EX30 deck. The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder incorporates an eagerly awaited 1/2-inch type interchangeable lens system, providing enhanced creativity and flexibility with a broad choice of lenses. The PMW-EX30 is a compact recording deck that can be used for many different purposes such as recording, viewing, dubbing and source feeding to nonlinear editing systems. The XDCAM EX products use an SxS PRO memory card, which is based on the rapidly growing ExpressCard industry standard, as recording media. Combining the moderate bit rate of MPEG-2 Long GOP compression adopted by XDCAM EX products with the SxS PRO memory card, the XDCAM EX series offers cost-effective long-form recording, coupled to nonlinear capabilities such as instantaneous random access and high-speed file-based operation. The full Sony XDCAM EX series offers stunning quality HD pictures and efficient nonlinear operation, expanding the possibilities for all types of HD video production at an affordable price.
XDCAM EX A New Generation of HD Recording System
New Nonlinear Recording Media, SxS PRO Media -- For Greater Efficiency and Operability
The XDCAM EX series adopts the SxS PRO memory card for its recording media. It was developed specifically for professional content-creation applications, and is based on the SxS PRO memory card specification. The SxS PRO memory card is an ultra-compact nonlinear medium that uses flash memory with a number of distinguishing features: Compatible with ExpressCard/ 34 standard Uses PCI Express interface, and achieves an extremely high data transfer speed of 800 Mb/s* Large storage capacity: 8-GB, 16-GB, and 32-GB memory cards are available. Can record up to 140 minutes of HD video and audio (using one 32-GB memory card) Most new Macintosh and PC computers are equipped with ExpressCard slots Compact size: approx. 3 x 1 3/8 x 7/32 inches (75 x 34 x 5 mm) (excluding the projecting parts) about half the size of a conventional PC card Low power consumption
Recording Time (approx.)** (on 32-GB memory card) HQ, 35 Mb/s VBR SP 25 Mb/s CBR , 100 minutes 140 minutes
1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the MPEG-2 Long GOP Codec
The XDCAM EX products record 1920 x 1080 HD images using the MPEG-2 Long GOP codec, which conforms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression. This highly efficient MPEG-2 Long GOP codec that is also adopted in the XDCAM HD and HDV 1080i series of products enables users to record stunning-quality HD video and audio over a long period of time by efficiently compressing the data.
HQ Mode Video Codec Compression Sampling Bit Rate Image Resolution MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:Mb/s VBR 1920 x x 720 SP Mode MPEG-2 Long GOP 4:2:Mb/s CBR 1440 x 1080
*Early PMW-EX1 requires an upgrade to use the 32-GB memory card. Please contact your local Sony Authorized service representative for further details. **When recording in HQ (35 Mb/s) mode, the recording time may differ from the above specified figure depending on the actual bit rate that is adopted during VBR encoding.
XDCAM EX-A New Generation of HD Recording System
Multiple-format Recording - 1080/720 and Interlace/Progressive Switchable Operation
The XDCAM EX deck and camcorders offer a wide array of recording formats for multiple content-creation applications. Recording mode is switchable between 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 1440 x 1080 resolution. The scanning system is also selectable from interlace and progressive, such as 59.94i, 50i, 59.94P and 50P ,. In addition, XDCAM EX camcorders* offer native 23.98P progressive recording in 1920 x 1080, and 1280 x 720 modes, while the XDCAM EX deck** offers 23.98P in 1920 x 1080 mode. The PMW-EX30 supports the REC function in 29.97P/25P/23.98P mode and the EE/PB function in 29.97PsF/25PsF/23.98PsF mode through HD-SDI input/output**. XDCAM EX camcorders do not support the PB function but do support the EE function in 23.98PsF mode.
XDCAM EX Camcorders NTSC Setting XDCAM EX Deck PAL Setting
With the XDCAM EX products, recordings are made as data files in the MP4 format, which has been standardized by ISO. The file-based recording allows material to be handled with great flexibility in an IT-based environment for copying, transferring, sharing, and archiving. Those operations are accomplished lossless without any re-digitizing process. The recording system also allows for material to be viewed directly on a PC by inserting the SxS PRO memory card into the ExpressCard slot on a PC, or by linking a PC to the Utilizing the supplied Clip Browser Version 2 and compatible non-linear editing software, the user can view, edit, and search metadata. This helps to improve workflow efficiency.
The SxS PRO memory card can resist shock (1500 G) and vibration to (15 G). Adopting a memory recording system, the unit's mechanism is simplified. Also, a unique salvage function can restore content that has been damaged by power loss or memory disconnection during recording*.
*In some cases, images recorded just before the accident may not be restored (4 seconds maximum).
Accidental power loss or memory disconnection during recording.
PAL Setting NTSC Setting
1920 x 1080 (HQ Mode) 59.94i, 29.97P 23.98P 50i, 25P , 1280 x 720 (HQ Mode) 1440 x 1080 (SP Mode) , 59.94P 29.97P 23.98P 50P 25P , , 59.94i* 50i
59.94i, 29.97P**, 23.98P** 50i, 25P** 59.94P 59.94i 50P 50i
The SxS PRO memory card can simultaneously hold a mix of multiple files of any of these recording formats, allowing flexible use of the memory card.
*On the XDCAM EX camcorder, images in 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode are handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down. **Early PMW-EX30 requires an upgrade to achieve these capabilities. Please contact your local Sony service representative for further details.
4 seconds at maximum
High-quality Uncompressed Audio Recording
In addition to HD video recording, high-quality audio is an equally significant feature in the XDCAM EX products. The XDCAM EX camcorders and deck record and play back high-quality, two-channel 16-bit, 48-kHz linear PCM uncompressed audio.
Compression Number of Channels Sampling Frequency Quantization None (Linear PCM) 2 channels 48 kHz 16 bits/sample
May not be restored
No Accidental Overwriting of Footage, Immediate Recording Start
By virtue of recording on flash memory card, the XDCAM EX products make each new recording on an empty area of the card. This is extremely convenient, as camera operators do not have to worry about accidentally recording over good takes, and they don't have to search through footage for the correct position to start the next recording. In short, it means the camera is always ready for the next shot!
Instant-access Thumbnail Search With Expand Function
Each time a recording is started and stopped on the XDCAM EX products, the video and audio signals are recorded as one clip. During playback, users can cue-up to the next or previous clip simply by pressing the Next or Previous button, as you would do on a CD or DVD player. Furthermore, thumbnails are automatically generated for each clip as a visual reference, allowing operators to cue-up to a desired scene simply by guiding the cursor to a thumbnail and pressing the Play button. For further convenience, the Expand function allows one selected clip in the Thumbnail display to be divided into 12 even-time intervals, each with their own thumbnail identifier. This is useful if an operator wanted to quickly search for a particular scene within a lengthy clip.
XDCAM EX products are capable of recording a variety of metadata, which provides a huge advantage when searching for specific data after an initial recording has been made. Information such as production dates, creator names, video format, and camera settings can be saved together with the AV material. This makes it possible to organize and search through all recordings effectively. One particular metadata, called Shot Mark, is a convenient reference that can be added to desired frames to make them easy to recall in the subsequent editing process. Utilizing supplied Clip Browser Version 2.0, the XDCAM EX Clip Browsing Software, the user can view, edit, and search metadata. This helps to improve workflow efficiency.
XDCAM EX Camcorders
The shotgun microphone is an optional accessory.
The XDCAM EX series offers a choice of two HD camcorders. One is the PMW-EX1 handheld camcorder with a fixed-type zoom lens. The other is the new PMW-EX3, a compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system. Both camcorders incorporate three 1/2-inch type Exmor Full HD CMOS Sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P 720P and 1080i , HD resolutions. The frame rate of these camcorders is selectable from interlace and progressive, such as 59.94i, 50i, 59.94P 50P 29.97P 25P and native 23.98P recording.* , , , A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into these camcorders such as Slow & Quick Motion, which is also commonly known as over-cranking and under-cranking, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and Picture Profile feature. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 camcorder offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems.
*59.94P and 50P recording are available in 1280 x 720 mode. In 1440 x 1080/23.98P mode, images are handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down.
Cutting-edge Camera Technology
1/2-inch type Three Exmor Full HD CMOS Sensors
LCD & VF
Three Independent Rings
In addition to the unique focus ring, the lens is equipped with independent rings for zoom and iris adjustment; all have physical stops and absolute markings permitting precise adjustments. The location, rotational range and feel are identical to other manual high-end HD lenses. This gives users a high level of familiarity and operational comfort.
The Peaking function of the XDCAM EX camcorders can help operators to quickly and accurately adjust the camera's focus by altering the way pictures are displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder. It can enhance the outline of the image which the camera focuses on most, and changes its color to make it stand out. Enhance levels can be selected from a choice of HIGH,MIDDLE, and LOW, and the outline color from RED,WHITE,YELLOW, and BLUE.
Peaking OFF Peaking ON
Creative Recording Modes and Settings
23.98P Native Recording
The XDCAM EX camcorders, a member of Sony's legendary CineAlta family, offer the native 23.98P* recording capability on its handy body. This feature, accompanied with other creative features makes the camcorder ideal for cinema production.
*On the XDCAM EX camcorder in 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode, images are handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals via 2-3 pull-down.
Selectable Gamma Curves
The XDCAM EX camcorders offer a wide variety of gamma curves to flexibly handle contrast, and give a specific 'look' to an image. In addition to four types of standard gamma curves, the XDCAM EX camcorders provide four types of CINE Gamma (CINE 1, 2, 3, and 4), which are identical to those on high-end CineAlta camcorders. Operators can select the best-suited preset gamma curve depending on scenes.
CINE Gamma Curves
Slow & Quick Motion Function
The XDCAM EX camcorders offer a powerful Slow & Quick Motion function commonly known as over-cranking and under-cranking by filmmakers that enables users to create unique 'looks' or slow- and fast-motion special effects. The XDCAM EX camcorders can capture images at frame rates selectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 60 fps in 720P mode and from 1 fps to 30 fps in 1080P mode, in increments of 1 fps. For example, when viewed at 23.98P images captured at 60 , fps will appear 2.5 times slower than normal. Conversely, images captured at four fps will appear six times faster than normal. With the Slow & Quick Motion function of this camcorder, images are recorded natively with no padded frames and at full resolution. The obtained quality of the slow- and fast-motion images is extremely high from those created in the editing process. In addition, these slow- and quick-motion images can be played back immediately after shooting, without using any converters or processing on nonlinear editing systems.
CINE1 CINE2 CINE3 CINE4
Interval Recording Function
The XDCAM EX camcorders offer an Interval Recording function that records one frame at pre-determined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating special effects of extremely quick motion.
Frame Recording Function
Frame Recording is a unique feature of the XDCAM EX camcorders that is especially useful for clay animation shooting. Using this function, images for pre-determined frames are recorded every time the Record button is pressed.
Slow Motion Mechanism
Recording 60 fps
Playback 24 fps
2.5 times slow motion
Shutter Angle Settings
In addition to traditional electronic shutter speed controls adjustable in fractions of a second, the XDCAM EX camcorders also have a shutter angle control which is familiar to filmmakers. By setting the shutter adjustment mode to angle, the XDCAM EX camcorders automatically set the proper exposure time, based on the selected frame rate and shutter angle.
Slow Shutter Function
The XDCAM EX camcorders offer a Slow Shutter function for capturing clear images in low-light environments. The Slow Shutter function not only increases camera sensitivity but also produces a special blurring effect when shooting a moving object, for enhanced shooting creativity. The shutter speed is selectable from 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64frame accumulation periods.
Picture Profile Feature
The Picture Profile feature of the XDCAM EX camcorders allow camera operators to easily call up customized picture-tonal settings to suit particular shooting conditions, rather than having to readjust the camera each time giving users greater operational efficiency. Up to six different picture-tonal settings such as the parameters of matrix, color correction, detail, gamma, and knee can be saved in the memory. These settings are displayed on the LCD monitor at the touch of a button. intermediate values during the scene transition. The Shot Transition function can be triggered manually or synchronized with the camera's REC start function. The transition progress can be checked on a bar graph on the LCD monitor. In addition, a start timer function is also available for the Shot Transition function, helping to prevent operators from missing a shot. This function is very useful when precise, simple or complex changes to the lens or camera settings are required during the scene for example,when changing the focus from the background to the foreground of a scene.
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
Four Assignable Buttons
Frequently used functions can be programmed onto four assignable buttons on the XDCAM EX camcorders, allowing operators to make rapid changes when working in the field. These can be functions such as ATW, Freeze Mix, Rec Review, Expanded Focus, Depth-of-field indicator, and more.
0.54-inch* Color LCD Viewfinder (PMW-EX1 Only)
The 0.54-inch color LCD viewfinder of the PMW-EX1 camcorder displays high-resolution color pictures of approximately 250,000 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio of 16:9. Operators can switch the display mode between color and monochrome according to their preference.
On-handle Zoom Switch and REC Start/Stop Button
In order to facilitate zoom control and recording operation during low-angle shooting, an additional zoom switch and record start/stop button are located on the carrying handle of the XDCAM EX camcorders.
The hand grip of the XDCAM EX camcorders can rotate approximately 120 degrees, which allows camera operators to flexibly adjust the angle of the grip. This gives users greater control and comfort when holding the camera from any shooting position.
Built-in Stereo Microphone and Two-channel Audio Input
The XDCAM EX camcorders come equipped with a built-in stereo microphone and two XLR audio input connectors for connecting professional microphones or feeding an external-line audio source. These allow high-quality, two-channel 16-bit, 48-kHz linear PCM uncompressed audio to be recorded on the XDCAM EX camcorder.
HD-SDI and other versatile interfaces
XDCAM EX camcorders come equipped with a wide range of interfaces optimized for a variety of operational needs, wide interoperability, and flexible workflow. These include an HD-SDI output and, in E-to-E mode, 10 bits of 4:2:2 signal can be output from the connector. The high-quality picture can be utilized as the source signal in the chroma key process or for various other purposes. For versatile usage, there is also a down-converted SD-SDI output, i.LINK (HDV) input/output, and analog composite/component output. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 camcorder is equipped with a Timecode input/output and Genlock input, allowing the camcorder to be used in a multi-camera system.
Interfaces PMW-EX1 Input External MIC/LINE (XLR) Output HD-SDI or SD-SDI (BNC) Component (Mini D) A/V (A/V multi): Composite, S-Video, Audio Others i.LINK (HDV in/out) USB Remote (8-pin) S-Video Audio (RCA) Timecode (BNC) Composite (BNC) Timecode (BNC) Genlock (BNC) PMW-EX3
Camera Remote Control (PMW-EX3 Only)
The PMW-EX3 camcorder comes equipped with a remote control interface. Various camera settings can be remotely controlled using an optional RM-B150 or RM-B750 Remote Control Unit via its 8-pin remote connector.*
*Some controls on the RM-B150/B750 are not supported by the PMW-EX3 camcorder.
ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) Built-in ND filter wheel: OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND Selectable gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB High-speed picture search: x4, x15 Freeze Mix function Skin-tone Detail control Low-key saturation IR Remote Commander unit
Adjustable Shoulder Pad and Cheek Pad (PMW-EX3 Only)
The position of the shoulder pad of the PMW-EX3 camcorder can be selected from two positions. In addition, the PMW-EX3 camcorder is supplied with a detachable cheek pad. Operators can always attain a comfortable and well-balanced camera position, even when the camcorder is docked with long lenses.
The PMW-EX30 deck is a highly versatile and affordable compact recording deck, and can be used for many different applications. It allows simple viewing of recorded materials with a monitor, dubbing to other format/media such as HDV, XDCAM HD and HDCAM, and feeding to nonlinear editing systems. In addition, the PMW-EX30 deck can be used as an affordable full HD recorder for event recordings - it can record HD signal outputs from a switcher. The PMW-EX30 deck is equipped with a wide array of interfaces including HD-SDI input and output, HDMI output, HD analog component, composite outputs and more. Equipped with two SxS PRO memory card slots, the PMW-EX30 deck can record approximately 280 minutes of HD footage using two 32-GB SxS PRO memory cards.*
*In SP mode
Highly compact design - can be placed either horizontally or vertically MPEG HD recording and playback at 35 and 25 Mb/s Equipped with two SxS PRO memory card slots Built-in 3.5-inch* LCD monitor Comprehensive range of HD interfaces - HD-SDI input/ output, i.LINK (HDV) input/output and component output Supports the recording and playback in 29.97P/25P/23.98P mode, and 29.97PsF/25PsF/23.98PsF signal handling through the HD-SDI input/output* Down-converted SD outputs for migration to SD environments - SD-SDI, i.LINK (DVCAM), component, S-Video, and composite HDMI output for digital connection to a range of consumer displays Adjustable audio input volume (CH1 and CH2)
Recording Format NTSC setting 1920 x 1080 (HQ mode) 1280 x 720 (HQ mode) 1440 x 1080 (SP mode) PAL setting
59.94i, 29.97P*, 23.98P* 50i, 25P* 59.94P 59.94i 50P 50i
* Early PMW-EX30 requires an upgrade to achieve these capabilities. Please contact your local Sony Authorized service representative for further details.
Examples of how to use the stands
XDCAM EX Application Software
The XDCAM EX products come with two application software packages that provide powerful yet easy and intuitive management of recorded content. Included are two versions of Clip Browser (Macintosh and PC versions) as well as the XDCAM Transfer application software for Apple Final Cut Pro nonlinear editing systems.
Clip Browser Version 2
The Clip Browser software for the XDCAM EX products is a simple-to-use PC application software that allows users to easily browse and copy video clips recorded by the XDCAM EX camcorder or deck to other devices such as hard disk drives. It also serves as a bridge tool between a variety of formats - converting XDCAM EX clips to be other file formats. The Clip Browser software is available for both Windows-based PCs and Macintosh computers. Features Browsing of video clips recorded by the XDCAM EX products Copy XDCAM EX's clip files from the SxS PRO memory card to hard disk drive Combine segmented clips recorded across two SxS PRO memory cards File format conversion from MP4 to other file formats: > MXF format for export to XDCAM HD discs or MXF-based nonlinear editing systems* (option) > DV format for export to DV-based nonlinear editing systems > AAF format for export to Avid nonlinear editing systems > H.264/AVC format for field viewing on Sony PSP, Apple iPod/iPhone as well as WMV format* (option) Create sub clips with Mark IN/OUT operation Registration of metadata such as title,creator and comments for a clip Registration of Shot Mark metadata for instant cue-up to desired scenes Capture and create a still image file (BMP) for a desired scene
*Requires an optional plug-in software supplied from MainConcept AG. (http://www.mainconcept.com/plugin4clipbrowser)
Windows OS (32-bit version):
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2 or later) Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2 or later) Windows Vista Ultimate (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Business (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Home Premium (Service Pack 1 or later) Windows Vista Home Basic (Service Pack 1 or later)
*This model is expected to be available in Spring 2009.
SBP-32/16/8 SxS PRO Memory Cards
BP-U30 Lithium-ion Battery Pack (28 Wh)
BP-U60 Lithium-ion Battery Pack (56 Wh)
BC-U1 Battery Charger (for BP-U30/U60)
VCL-719BXS/B* 19x Focus Servo Lens (for PMW-EX3)
VCL-EX0877 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens (for PMW-EX1)
RM-B150 Remote Control Unit (for PMW-EX3)
RM-B750 Remote Control Unit (for PMW-EX3)
ECM-673 Shotgun-type Electret Condenser Microphone
UWP-V1 UHF Wireless Microphone Package
UWP-V2 UHF Wireless Microphone Package
UWP-V6 UHF Wireless Microphone Package
URX-P2 UHF Diversity Tuner
*The lens mount adaptor supplied with the PMW-EX3 camcorder is required to attach this lens to the PMW-EX3.
1/2-inch Type HD Lenses From Other Manufacturers
Canon KH20x6.4 KRS* Canon KH13x4.5 KRS* Fujinon XS17x5.5BRM/BRD* Fujinon XS13x3.3BRM/BRD* Fujinon XS8X4AS-XB8 (EX Mount Wide-angle Lens)
*Requires the 1/2-inch lens mount adaptor (L0-3830) supplied with the PMW-EX3 camcorder to attach these lenses to the PMW-EX3. Some lens functions are not supported by the PMW-EX3 camcorder. For details of the lenses, please contact each lens manufacturer.
Other Lens Accessory
*When using 2/3-inch type lenses with the PMW-EX3 camcorder, the Fujinon ACM-21 lens mount adaptor must be used. For details, please contact the lens manufacturer.
Camcorder System Diagrams
Unless specified as supplied, all the components below are optional.
ECM-673 Electret Condenser Microphone
URX-P2 Wireless Microphone Receiver
(included in UWP-V1/V2/V6 UHF Wireless Microphone Package)
XS8X4AS-XB8 EX Mount Wide-angle Lens from Fujinon 1/2-inch Type Lens Mount Adaptor (supplied) 1/2-inch Type Lens from Other Manufactures 14x Zoom Lens (supplied) ACM-21 2/3-inch Type Lens Mount Adaptor from Fujinon
X3 W-E PM
HD-SDI/SD-SDI HD/SD Analog Component SD Analog Composite S-Video i.LINK (HDV)
AWS-G500HD Anycast Station System HD-SDI
*The HDC-X310 requires the HFU-X310 interface unit to output an HD-SDI signal.
XDCAM EX Camcorder Specifications
PMW-EX1 General Weight Approx. 5 lb 4 oz (2.4 kg) (body) Approx. 6 lb 2 oz (2.8 kg) (with lens hood, large eye cup, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card) Dimensions (W x H x D) Power requirements Power consumption Operating temperature Storage temperature Continuous operating time Recording format Video 7 1/8 x 7 x 12 3/8 inches (178 x 176 x 311.5 mm) without projection DC 12 V Approx. 12 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off) +32 to +104 F (0 to +40 C) -4 to +140 F (-20 to +60 C) Approx. 240 min. with BP-U60 battery Approx. 120 min. with BP-U30 battery MPEG-2 Long GOP HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H14 Audio Recording frame rate NTSC setting PAL setting Recording/Playback time HQ mode Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz) HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 1280 x 720/59.94P, 29.97P, 23.98P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25P, 1280 x 720/50P, 25P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i Approx. 100 min. with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card** Approx. 50 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 25 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card SP mode Approx. 140 min. with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card** Approx. 70 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 35 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card Lens Lens mount Zoom ratio selectable Focal length Iris Maximum relative aperture Focus Image stabilizer Filter thread Camera Pickup device Effective picture elements Optical system Built-in filters Minimum illumination S/N ratio Horizontal resolution Shutter speed Slow Shutter (SLS) Slow & Quick Motion function 720P 1080P Signal inputs/outputs Audio input A/V output XLR-3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable AV multi (x 1) Audio: -10 dBu (47 k load, reference level) Analog composite/S-VIdeo: NTSC or PAL Composite output S-Video output Audio output Component output SDI output i.LINK input/output Timecode input Timecode output Genlock input USB Headphone output Speaker output DC input Battery input Remote Mini D (x 1) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 , Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable IEEE1394, 4-pin (x 1), HDV stream input/output, S400 Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0 High-speed Stereo mini-jack (x 1), -20.5 dBu (reference level output, 16 load) Monaural, 250 mW DC jack 5-pin 8-pin BNC (x1), 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 unbalanced, sync negative RCA type(CH-1,CH-2),-10 dBu (reference level), 47 k ND filter Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) 3-chip 1/2-inch type Exmor Full HD CMOS 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) F1.6 prism system OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode) 0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation) 54 dB (Y) (typical) 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode) 1/32 to 1/2000 sec. 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame accumulation Selectable from 1 to 60 fps as recording frame rate Selectable from 1 to 30 fps as recording frame rate 14x (optical), servo/manual f = 5.8 to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 to 439 mm on 35 mm lens) F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable 1:1.9 AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to (MACRO OFF), 50 mm to (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 to (MACRO ON, Tele) ON/OFF selectable, shift lens M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens) 1/2-inch EX mount Approx. 210 min. with BP-U60 battery Approx. 100 min. with BP-U30 battery Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, LCD viewfinder On) Approx. 4 lb 2 oz (1.9 kg) (without lens) Approx. 7 lb 9 oz (3.6 kg) (with lens, lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card) 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (250 x 210 x 425 mm) without projection PMW-EX3
*Early PMW-EX30 requires an upgrade to achieve these capabilities. **Viewable area measured diagonally.
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|Product Type||Camcorder - professional - 1080p|
|Widescreen Video Capture||Yes|
|Media Type||Flash card|
|Horizontal Resolution||1000 lines|
|Optical Sensor Type||3 Exmor CMOS|
|Optical Sensor Size||1/2"|
|Min Illumination||0.14 lux|
|Recording Speed||SP, HQ|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||1/32 sec|
|Exposure Modes||Automatic, manual|
|White Balance||Custom, automatic, presets|
|Digital Video Format||MPEG-2|
|Remote Control||Remote control - infrared|
|Supported Resolution||1080i, 720p, 1080p|
|Pro Camcorder Features|
|Signal to Noise Ratio (typical)||54 dB|
|Audio Signal Format||PCM|
|Gain Selection||+12 dB, +18 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB, 0 dB, -3 dB, + 9 dB|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SxS PRO|
|Type||Zoom lens - 5.8 mm - 81.2 mm - f/1.9|
|Focal Length||5.8 mm - 81.2 mm|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||31.4 - 439mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, manual|
|Auto Focus||TTL contrast detection|
|Min Focus Range||31.5 in|
|Optical Zoom||14 x|
|Zoom Adjustment||Motorized drive, manual|
|Filter Size||77 mm|
|Lens System Mounting||1/2" bayonet|
|Features||Built-in 1/64 neutral density filter, built-in 1/8 neutral density filter|
|Low Lux / Night Mode||Yes|
|Additional Features||Histogram display, interval shooting mode|
|Viewfinder Color Support||Color|
|Viewfinder Diagonal Size||3.5"|
|Viewfinder Resolution||921,000 pixels (640 x 480 x 3)|
|Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders)||16:9|
|Type||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.5" - color|
|Display Form Factor||Rotating|
|Display Format||921,000 pixels|
|Type||Microphone - built-in|
|Microphone Technology||Electret condenser|
|Microphone Operation Mode||Stereo|
|Connector Type||2 x audio input 1 x composite video/audio output 1 x component video output 1 x SDI output 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) 1 x USB 1 x headphones 1 x DC power input 1 x remote control 1 x Genlock 1 x TC input 1 x TC output 1 x S-Video output 1 x SDI output|
|Expansion Slot(s)||2 x ExpressCard|
|Included Accessories||Lens hood, camcorder shoulder strap, lens cap, lens adapter, eyepiece, eyecup|
|Cables Included||USB cable Component video cable|
|Power Device||Battery charger - internal|
|Supported Battery||Sony BP-U30|
|Supported Battery Details||1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )|
|Min Operating Temperature||32 °F|
|Max Operating Temperature||104 °F|
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