Rental ID: SONY_PMW-500_HIRE
The PMW-500 was Sony’s first solid state XDCAM HD 4:2:2 camera. It shoots 50Mbit MPEG-2 Long GOP to SxS cards via its 3 x 2/3″ Power HAD CCD sensors. The file wrapper is MXF or MP4. The MP4 mode provides seamless integration when mixing footage with other XDCAM EX cameras.
It shoots 1080i, 1080p and slow-motion 50p/60p at 720p.
The PMW-500 does exactly the same job as the Sony PDW-F800, except the F800 shoots to XDCAM HD optical discs which cost £30 each and can record up to 95 minutes approx.
The PMW-500 is a very high quality camera, BBC approved, tried and tested.