Sony PMW-500 2/3″ Solid State Memory Camcorder with VF No Lens Great Deal!

Original price was: $14,500.00.Current price is: $12,900.00.

Up for offer is a Sony PMW-500 2/3″ XDCAM HD 4:2:2 50Mbps Camcorder in GREAT Used condition!

Includes the following:

Sony PMW-500 Camera Body

Sony HDVF20A Viewfinder

No lens included.

680 hours


Three 2/3″-Type Full-HD Power HAD FX CCDs
The PMW-500 is equipped with three 2/3″-type 2.2-megapixel full-HD progressive CCDs – the same sensors as used in Sony’s well-proven PDW-F800/700 XDCAM Professional Disc HD422 camcorders. Based on Sony Power HAD FX sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this type of CCD offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 59.94i (F12 at 50i) and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB

SxS Memory Cards: High Transfer Speeds & High Reliability
Both SxS PRO and SxS-1 memory cards use the PCI Express interface to achieve an extremely high data-transfer speed of 1.2 Gb/s with SBS-64G1A/32G1A and 800 Mb/s with the other SxS memory cards. They can resist considerable shock (1500 G) and vibration (15 G). Also, a unique Salvage function serves to restore content damaged by power loss or memory disconnection during recording. In addition, with an optional MEAD-MS01 or MEAD-SD01 Media Adapter, a high-speed Memory Stick or SD memory card can be used as emergency recording media

HD 1080/720 Recording Using the MPEG HD422 Codec
The PMW-500 records and plays back high-definition video with 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression technology. Also, the PMW-500 can record high-quality 24-bit four-channel audio

Selectable Recording Modes and Video Formats
In addition to high-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mb/s mode, the PMW-500 can record and play back videos at different bit rates and in a variety of video formats. The PDW-500 supports both the broadcast-standard MXF file wrapper and IT-standard MP4 file wrapper. In UDF mode (MXF), which is compatible with the recording formats of the XDCAM Professional Disc Series, and in FAT mode (MP4/AVI) – which is compatible with the XDCAM EX Series – XDCAM Browser (supplied software) can very rapidly convert files between formats, as no transcoding process is required

Long Recording Time
With highly efficient MPEG-2 Long GOP compression and a large-capacity SxS memory card, the PMW-500 can record high-quality HD422 50 Mb/s images for a long recording time of 120 minutes on a single 64 GB SxS memory card. The SxS memory card can be hot-swapped with two cards while shooting, without interrupting the recording

Well-Balanced Compact Body & Low Power Consumption
Designed to be very compact and ergonomically well-balanced, the PMW-500 provides a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations. The main body weighs only 7.9 lbs (3.4 kg) and its power consumption is only 29W

Digital Extender
With the CBK-HD02 board, the Digital Extender function of the PMW-500 enables images to be digitally doubled in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this doubling in size without any F-drop phenomenon (i.e., without loss of image sensitivity)

Focus Magnification
A magnified camera picture (2x) is available in the viewfinder, simplifying precise focus adjustment
ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation)
This feature decreases any chromatic aberration caused by the lens. ALAC is activated only with some third-party lenses that incorporate compensation data. (Please check with lens manufacturers for ALAC support)

Slow & Quick Motion Function
The PMW-500 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion function that enables users to create elegant fast- and slow-motion footage. The PMW-500 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 (NTSC settings), in increments of 1 fps

Slow Shutter
A maximum of 16 frames can be accumulated using the Slow Shutter function

Four types of HyperGamma curve – inherited from Sony’s CineAlta camcorders – are provided in addition to six standard gammas

Interval Recording Function
The Interval Recording function intermittently records one frame at predetermined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating special effects with extremely rapid motion

Frame Recording Function
The Frame Recording function records images for pre-determined frames every time the Record button is pressed. This is particularly useful for stop-motion animation shooting

Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
The PMW-500 camcorder comes equipped with optical ND filters and electrical CC filters. With electrical CC filters, users can easily select a color temperature – 3200K, 4300K, 5600K, or 6300K – by rotation using a camcorder-assignable switch

ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
The Auto Tracing White Balance function automatically adjusts the camera’s color temperature according to changes in lighting conditions. If required, the user can hold auto tracing at a desired color balance via an assignable switch

Gain Control and Turbo Gain (-6 dB to +42 dB)
“Shockless gain control” provides smooth transition in gain control

MPEG IMX and DVCAM Recording and Playback
MPEG IMX and DVCAM format recording and playback are also supported by the optional CBK-MD01, which can realize smooth migration from current SD operation to near-future HD operation

Proxy Data Recording
At the same time as recording high-resolution video and audio data, a low-resolution version of this AV data (called proxy data) can be recorded on the SxS memory card. Proxy data enables amazingly high-speed file transfer and efficient batch editing workflow

Picture Cache Recording
Up to 15 seconds of audio and video signals are buffered even before the Record button is pressed

Pool-Feed Operation
For pool-feed operation, the CBK-HD02 board provides HD-SDI and SD-SDI inputs and analog composite input

Up-, Down-, and Cross-Conversion Capability
The PMW-500 comes equipped with up- and cross-conversion systems for input signals, which provide operational flexibility. It also supports down-conversion from HD to SD in playback mode. (Down-conversion of input signals and up-/cross-conversion of output signals are not supported)

Freeze Mix
This function superimposes a previously recorded image onto the viewfinder, making it easy to shoot in the same framework as a previous take. (This function works only in HD mode)

Clip Continuous REC
This mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple starts and stops in recording. The benefit of this mode is a faster transfer speed for single clips (there is no overhead for the file open/close process)

Live & Play Function
The Live & Play function allows users to simultaneously check both playback signals and incoming camera signals, and sequentially output them without any switching noise. This allows users to frame the next shot, adjust the exposure, and then focus the lens while the camcorder is playing back pre-recordings from the disc

High-quality 24-bit Four-channel Audio Recording
The PMW-500 records uncompressed four-channel, 24-bit audio in MPEG HD422 mode or MPEG IMX mode. Each channel level can be adjusted independently by individual level controllers

Scene File System
The Scene File feature allows camera operators to easily call up customized picture-tonal settings to suit particular shooting conditions, and also user files, reference files, all files, and lens files. Each scene file can be stored on and loaded from an SxS memory card

Easy-to-View 3.5″ Color LCD Monitor
The PMW-500 is equipped with a large, easy-to-view, 3.5″ color LCD monitor with a high resolution of approx. 921,000 effective pixels. This LCD monitor enables operators to instantly review recorded footage, as well as access the camera’s set-up menus and view status indications

Eight Assignable Switches
Frequently used functions can be programmed onto eight assignable buttons on the PMW-500, allowing operators to make rapid changes when working in the field

Viewfinder Options
Two types of optional viewfinders are available: the CBK-VF01 (the same HD viewfinder as supplied with the PMW-350/320) and HDVF Series viewfinders

Slot for Digital Wireless Receiver
The PMW-500 is equipped with a slot to accommodate a DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone receiver (optional) which provides two-channel audio with stable and secure transmission and also analog wireless receivers can be attached

Camera Adapter for Multi-camera Operation
The CBK-HD02 enables the optional XDCA-55 Camera Adapter to mount directly onto the camcorder, expanding its potential for multicamera operation

Affordable MPEG TS Option for Field & Satellite Transmission
The optional HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adapter, which can be directly docked onto the PMW-500, transmits an MPEG transport stream (TS) via DVB-ASI output with the CBK-HD02 50-pin interface

Planning Metadata Import via a Wi-Fi Adapter
To realize Sony’s innovative XMPilot metadata workflow, the PMW-500 is designed to support planning metadata. Before shooting starts, users can import the metadata to be used. This type of metadata is called planning metadata. It diminishes the time and effort of inputting metadata at a location, thus achieving a smooth interface with post-production and archiving. With an optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi Adapter, users can achieve a wireless workflow using mobile devices

Supplied Software for Powerful Content Management
XDCAM Browser Version 1.0 not only enables users to browse video clips on Windows PCs and Macintosh computers, but also to register and edit metadata and convert file formats

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs


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