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The PDW-F1600 is a compact HD recorder which provides outstanding picture quality of MPEG HD422 as well as an eight-channel (HD-SDI), 24-bit audio recording capability. The foundation of the PDW-F1600 deck incorporates the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just file-based recording deck. With its insert/assemble editing capability, it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system – just like a conventional VTR. 23.98P and SD legacy formats are supported as standard. What’s unique about this deck is its ability to operate on AC, DC or power. With its large 4.3-inch* LCD and built-in speaker, it performs as a versatile and high-quality recorder which is suitable for both in-house and field operations. It comes equipped with a multi-format up/down converter, which is highly useful when employing both HD- and SD-format materials at the same time.
Recording Bit Rates
MPEG-2 422p@HL format – Bit rate is 50Mbps for both 1080 and 72 – Audio Format 24bit x 8ch (PDW-700 can record up to 4ch Audio at the same time)
Multi-Format & Legacy Format Support
Legacy formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX 30/40/50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 18*/25/35Mbps) are supported for both recording and playback as standard.
Longer recording time with the Dual Layer Professional Disc Media. The single layer disc is also supported 50GB: Single layer (23.3GB) Dual MPEG HD 422 (50Mbps) Approx. 43 min. Approx. 95 min. MPEG HD 420 (35Mbps) Approx. 60 min. Approx. 145 min MPEG HD 420 (25Mbps)Approx. 90 min. Approx. 190 min MPEG IMX (50Mbps) Approx. 45 min.Approx. 100 min. DVCAM Approx. 85 min. Approx. 185 min.
Compact and Light Weight Design
Half rack size – Weight : 6.5Kg
3 types of power supply
AC / DC / Battery
Tilt up front panel.
An easy-to-view color LCD screen provided on the camcorder side panel enables advanced operations such as Thumbnail Search and Scene Selection. Status indicators such as four-channel audio meters, and disc and battery remaining time can also be displayed. Camera set-up menus can be displayed, too. *Viewable area measured diagonally.
Dual Optical Pick-up
Provides High speed file transfer – FTP Get speed(through Gb-Ethernet) : 220Mbps – i.Link read speed : 200Mbps
Easy and Intuitive Search Operation
Thumbnail Search function – Expand function – Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times
Built-in Multi Format Converter
The following conversion is possible in Playback mode: Downconversion from HD to SD, Upconversion from SD to HD, Cross conversion between 1080 and 720 *Available fall 2008
Video Process Control
Front panel operation using the function keys & mlti-dial 9pin video control remote
Control for Linear Editing Player
RS-422A control for linear editing player
Advanced Clip Operation
Thumbnail search, Expand” thumbnail search