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Sony PXW-X400KF XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder With 16x Auto Focus Zoom Lens

Sony PXW-X400KF XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder With 16x Auto Focus Zoom Lens
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Optimal Weight-balanced Advanced Shoulder-mount Simple, Quality Networked ENG Solution
NZ $32,000.00
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Sony proudly introduces a new solid-state memory shoulder-mount camcorder, the PXW-X400. With its sophisticated three-chip 2/3-inch Exmor™ CMOS image sensors, this camcorder offers stunning high picture quality and an extremely high S/N ratio. The PXW-X400 camcorder supports XAVC™ up to 1080/59.94p and 50p recording, in addition to conventional MPEG and DVCAM formats.

The hallmark of this new camcorder is its optimized, user-oriented weight balance. Never before has there been such a well-balanced camcorder body with an installed lens; the ingenious new design greatly reduces the burden of shouldering this camcorder. Another convenient feature is a built-in wireless function. In combination with the optional PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station, this camcorder enables simple, high-quality wireless ENG workflow, providing QoS (Quality of Service)-based live streaming that will save you considerable time and cost.

The PXW-X400 camcorder provides a variety of AV and IT interfaces including two HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, composite outputs, RJ-45, and USB3.0. An HD/SD-SDI input supporting a pool-feed function is also available.

This powerful user-oriented XDCAM Series camcorder meets a broad variety of ENG and studio applications.
 

Stunning Picture Quality

Incorporating three 2/3-inch Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080), this camcorder achieves high resolution, high sensitivity (F12 at 60 Hz / F13 at 50 Hz), low noise (62 dB), and a wide dynamic range to give more freedom of expression for creative shooting.

Multiple-format Recording – XAVC long 4:2:2 50p/59.94p

The PXW-X400 offers a wide array of recording formats for a variety of applications including ENG, EFP, and studio use.
XAVC is a codec that Sony has developed based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression codec. It provides cost-efficient support for the Full HD format of XAVC long 4:2:2 1080/50p and 59.94p formats.


Low Power Consumption

With an improved inside circuitry design, the PXW-X400 achieves power consumption as low as 22 W in normal recording mode*. This enables continuous recording operation for approximately 240 minutes with Sony’s BP-GL95A optional standard-type battery.
* With XAVC recording, the color LCD is ON.


Supports Full HD OLED Viewfinder

Equipped with two types of connectors for a viewfinder interface, the PXW-X400 supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30* and HDVF-EL20*, as well as the QHD LCD CBK-VF02.
The HDVF-EL30 has a 960x540 resolution sub-LCD panel.

Versatile Output/Input Interfaces

In addition to common interfaces, the PXW-X400 includes versatile I/O interfaces such as:
• Dual 3G-SDI output which enables simultaneous output of up to two 1080 50p / 59.94p signals
• Multi-purpose audio input that accepts both analog audio signals and AES/EBU digital audio signals
• SDI input for pool-feed operation, so you can input and record 1.5G HD/SD-SDI distributed signals from another camera
Each connector is located separately and – as there’s no need for you to switch between input and output – you can use these connectors simultaneously.

 

IP-based Simple, Sophisticated, Quality ENG Workflow

ONLINE Button for Easy Network Connection

The PXW-X400 camcorder is equipped with a dedicated ONLINE button on the inside panel. This delivers simple one-touch operation of ON/OFF switching for three network connection functions.

Network Client Mode

You can connect Sony’s PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station to send proxy clips* or live streaming with Sony’s QoS technology.
The PXW-X400 can also be controlled remotely by the RX station.
* Planned to be available with a future upgrade.
 

Auto Upload (Proxy)

Clip files recorded on the camcorder can be transmitted via a network automatically when the recording is finished. XAVC 4:2:0 Long GOP clips are supported.
 

Live Streaming

This camcorder can transfer MPEG2-TS (UDP/RTP) to a thirdparty decoder.
 

Three-color LED Indicator

The ONLINE button indicates the status (Disabled, Ready, Enabled) in three ways (off, orange, blue).
 

Sony's QoS Technology

It’s a fact that packet loss during streaming is difficult to avoid.
You always run the risk of image quality degradation and image freeze or audio disruption. Sony’s unique QoS (Quality of Service) technology  minimizes these challenges and helps to maintain video and audio integrity during communications.
The PWS-100RX1 comes with Sony-original algorithms that automatically adjust bandwidths and buffer sizes to match the characteristics of wireless communications.
 

Sony PXW-X400 Wireless ENG Workflow

 

Sony Advanced Streaming With QoS

Sony developed unique QoS technology that dramatically improves the clarity that’s possible on a single, affordable 3G/4G/LTE cellular channel or your own Wireless LAN network, or limited communication band of Ethernet. You get better pictures, even given the limitations of real-world networks. The endpoint of Sony’s QoS streaming is the versatile PWS-100RX1 receiver. (Cellular streaming  requires appropriate carrier dongle and service.)

Conventional MPEG2-TS Streaming

For maximum flexibility, Sony’s XDCAM® wireless solutions also support conventional MPEG-TS streaming. This means you can stream to a wide range of receivers, including compatible thirdparty receivers and decoders. Sony wireless solutions will stream over a Wireless LAN network or over a 3G/4G/LTE cellular network, with the appropriate carrier dongle and service. You can also enjoy wired streaming over Ethernet, using the embedded RJ-45 connector, via a router/hub.

Flexible File Transfers

If you’re out in the field shooting news or other time-sensitive content, you can transfer files wirelessly. So there’s no need to wait for the delivery of physical media. The receiving server gets a bit-for-bit clone of the original camera file, with all the original audio, video and metadata!
 

Simultaneous Recording On Two SxS Cards

The PXW-X400 offers a simultaneous recording capability for peace-of-mind productions. Simultaneous recording is available on both SxS cards as a backup measure. This is within the same codec and with the same operating point in the following recording formats; XAVC-Intra, XAVC-Long, MPEG HD422, or MPEG HD (420). You can also achieve simultaneous recording with a proxy file in all combinations with the above
formats using SD cards.

Flexible Camera System Operation

The CA-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Adaptor or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Adaptor can be attached to the PXW-X400 for live camera  operation. The CA-FB70 enables the PXW-X400 to transmit signals via an optical fiber cable up to 250 m between the CA-FB70 and  HXCU-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Control Unit (CCU) with power and signal transmission. The CA-TX70 transmits signals via triax cable up to 600 m* between the CATX70 and HXCU-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit.
* Using a ø 8.5 mm cable.
 

GPS Functionality

When you activate this function, the built-in GPS receiver module records GPS data in an MXF file and a proxy file, and automatically  superimposes this on the live streaming signal. As well as being very useful for tracking shooting locations in post-production, this GPS function is great when station-based staff need to map a crew’s location with the PWS-100RX1 for streaming.
* This function is available for recording in XAVC formats. Future support is planned for other HD formats.
 

RGB Color LCD Display

The PXW-X400 is equipped with an RGB color LCD display on the inside panel. In addition to thumbnail and menu displays, you can see and monitor video reproduction in QHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution.
 

Other Features

• Newly developed ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) feature which drastically decreases specific patterns of chromatic aberration caused by the lens
• User gamma support
• Focus Assist function for easier focusing on the viewfinder; provides a graphic bar indicator; also, the viewfinder can indicate Waveform, Vector Scope, or Histogram
• Digital Extender function** enables images to be digitally expanded two to four times in size without any loss of F-drop image sensitivity
** Using the Digital Extender function reduces image resolution.
 

General

Mass Approx. 3.6 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Approx. 7 lb 15 oz (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1 150 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
6 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption Approx. 22 W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on)
Approx. 24 W (while XAVC recording, CBK-VF02 viewfinder and color LCD on)
Operating Temperature 0° C to 40° C
32° F to 104° F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 200 min with BP-L80S,
Approx. 240 min with BP-GL95A
Recording Format (Video) XAVC Intra:
XAVC-I mode:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, CBG, Max.112 Mbps
XAVC Long:
XAVC-L 50 Mode:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 50 Mbps
XAVC-L 35 Mode:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 35 Mbps
XAVC-L 25 Mode:
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 25 Mbps
MPEG HD422:
HD422 mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, CBR, Max.50 Mbps
MPEG HD:
HQ mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, VBR, Max.35 Mbps
MPEG IMX: *2
MPEG-2 422@ML, CBR, 50 Mbps
DVCAM:
CBR, 25 Mbps
Recording Format (Audio) XAVC Intra: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
MPEG HD422: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
MPEG HD: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
MPEG IMX: LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels *2
DVCAM: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
Recording Format (Proxy Video) XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR
1280 × 720, 9 Mbps (Target Rate)
1280 × 720, 6 Mbps (Target Rate)
640 × 360, 3 Mbps (Target Rate)
480 × 270, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps (Target Rate)
Recording Format (Proxy Audio) XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
Recording/Playback Time (XAVC Intra, XAVC Long) *2 XAVC-I mode:
Approx. 120 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 60 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 30 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
XAVC-L 50 mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 60 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
XAVC-L 35 mode:
Approx. 340 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 170 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 85 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
XAVC-L 25 mode:
Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 220 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 110 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG-2 HD422/HD420) *2 MPEG HD422 mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 60 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
MPEG HD420 HQ mode:
Approx. 360 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 180 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 90 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG IMX 50M) *2 Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card*2 , *5
Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 60 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM) *2 Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 220 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5
Approx. 110 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
Recording Frame Rate XAVC Intra (XAVC-I mode):
1920 × 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long (XAVC-L 50 mode):
1920 × 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long (XAVC-L 35 mode):
1920 × 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
Recording Frame Rate XAVC Long (XAVC-L 25 mode):
1920 × 1080: 59.94i, 50i
MPEG HD422:
1920 × 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
MPEG HD420:
1920 × 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440 × 1080: 59.94i, 50i
1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p
MPEG IMX: *2
720 × 486: 59.94i
720 × 576: 50i
DVCAM:
720 × 480: 59.94i
720 × 576: 50i

Lens

Lens Mount Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
Zoom Ratio PXW-X400KF Only: 16x (optical), servo/manual
PXW-X400KC Only: 20x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length PXW-X400KF Only: f = 8 - 128 mm
(35mm equivalent: f=31.5 - 503 mm)
PXW-X400KC Only: f = 8.2 - 164 mm
(35mm equivalent: f=32.3 - 645.1 mm)
Iris PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only: F1.9 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable
Focus PXW-X400KF Only: AF/MF/Full MF selectable *3
PXW-X400KF Only: 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
PXW-X400KF Only: 50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide)
PXW-X400KC Only: Full manual focus
PXW-X400KC Only: 900 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
PXW-X400KC Only: 10 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide)
Filter Diameter M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)

Input/Output

Genlock Input BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode Input BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
SDI Input SMPTE ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio
1.5G
Poolfeed Recording (upto 1080 59.94i)
Audio Input CH1/CH2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic/+48V selectable
LINE: +4, 0, -3 dBu
AES/EBU: AES3 compliant
MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin, female: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
WRR (Wireless Microphone Receiver) D-sub 15-pin
Analog CH1: -40 dBu
Digital CH1/CH2: -40 dBFS
SDI Output Output 1/2: BNC (x2), 0.8 Vp-p,
unbalanced, 3G HD/1.5G HD/SD selectable,
SMPTE ST424/ST425 Level-A/B, ST292/ST259 standard compliant,
4-channel audio
Video Output BNC, SD analog composite/HD-Y selectable
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin, male, +4/0/-3 dBu (balanced)
Timecode Output BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
-11 dBu reference level output, maximum monitor volume, 16 Ω load
Speaker Output Monaural, 300 mW output
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin, male, 11 V to 17 V DC
DC Output Round type 4-pin, 11 V to 17 V DC, 1.8 A maximum rated current
Lens 12-pin, lens power source (11 V to 17 V DC, 1.0 A maximum rated current)
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin
Camera Adaptor D-sub, 50-pin (x1)
Ethernet RJ-45 (x1), 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
USB USB 3.0/2.0 4-pin (type A), USB2.0 4-pin (type B), USB2.0 4-pin (type-A)
HDMI A type, 19-pin (x1)
Viewfinder 20-pin IF for HDVF Series Viewfinder, and 26-pin IF for CBK-VF02, HDVF-L750

Audio Performance

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB or less)
Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical)
Distortion 0.08% or lower (-40 dBu input level)
Headroom 20 dB (factory default) (20, 18, 16, 12 dB), EBUL

Camera Section

Imager 3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical System F1.4 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time) PXW-X400KF Only: 59.94i/p, 50i/p: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4
PXW-X400KF Only: 29.97p: 1/40 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4
PXW-X400KF Only: 25p: 1/33 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4
PXW-X400KF Only: 23.94p: 1/32 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4
PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 59.94i/p, 50i/p: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3
PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 29.97p: 1/40 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3
PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 25p: 1/33 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3
PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 23.94p: 1/32 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS)) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F13 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum Illumination 0.013 lx (F1.4, +42 dB, 16-frame accumulation)
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
S/N Ratio 62 dB (Y) (Noise Suppression On)
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or higher (1920 x 1080i mode)
Digital Extender x2, x3, x4

Viewfinder

Viewfinder PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only: 3.5-inch *18 type color LCD monitor: 960 (H) x 540 (V), Quarter HD Size

Other Equipment

Built-in LCD Monitor Color LCD, Screen size: 8.8 cm (3.5 inch) diagonal*18 , Aspect ratio: 16:9, Number of pixels: 960 (H) × 540 (V)
for Video display, Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity
Built-in Speaker (x1)
Media SxS Card Slots Form factor: Express Card/34, Number of slots: 2, Connector: PCMCIA Express Card compliant,
Write rate: 50 Mbps or higher, Read rate: 50 Mbps or higher
Media SD Card Slots Proxy (1), Utility (1)
GPS Yes
Built-in Network Module Yes
NFC *5 Yes

Supported Media

High Resolution Video/Audio SxS card
XQD card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, QDA-EX1)
SDXC card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, MEAD-SD02)
Proxy Video/Audio and Utility SDXC/SDHC

Supplied Accessories

Supplied Accessories Shoulder strap (1)
*PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Viewfinder (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Stereo microphone (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Wind-screen (1)
Cold shoe kit (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Lens mount cap (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Flange back adjustment chart (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Auto focus lens (1)
PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only : Manual focus lens (1)
Operation Guide (1)
Operation Manual (CD-ROM) (1)
USB wireless LAN module (IFU-WLM3) (1)

Notes

*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2 Recording/ Playback time may vary the according to the encoding or memory.
*3 Auto Focus capability will be available in 2016.
*4 ECS: Extended Clear Scan
*5 NFC capability will be available in 2016.
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