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Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM Deck

The Sony PDW-F1600 is a compact HD recorder that provides outstanding MPEG HD422 picture quality and eight-channel (HD-SDI), 24-bit audio recording capability. With its insert/assemble editing capability, it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system – just like a conventional VTR. Suitable for both in-house and field operations, the PDW-F1600 comes equipped with a multi-format up/down converter, which is useful when employing both HD and SD at the same time.

  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422
  • 1080i and 720P recording
  • Can operate on AC, DC or power.

The Sony PDW-F1600 is a compact HD recorder that provides outstanding MPEG HD422 picture quality 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.

Thanks to a large 4.3-inch* LCD and built-in speaker, it performs as a versatile and high-quality recorder that is suitable for both in-house and field operations. It also 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.

Features include:

  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422
  • Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats as standard
  • 1080i and 720P recording
  • Dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
  • Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s); Approximately 95 minutes on dual-layer disc and 43 minutes on single-layer disc
  • Thumbnail operation
  • Proxy data and metadata recording
  • Built-in up-conversion to HD from SDI input when recording
  • HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and 720 at the output during playback
  • Multi-format compact HD/SD Recorder
  • Video format (4:2:2 HD 1080 50i, 59.94i)
  • High-quality eight-channel audio recording
  • Dual optical pick-up for higher-speed file transfer
  • 4.3-inch type* color LCD display
  • Tilt up front panel
  • VTR-like jog/shuttle operation
  • Video control (via front panel and remote)
  • Compact and lightweight at 13 lb 14 oz (6.3 kg) in a half-rack width
  • AC, DC, or battery powered
  • Ethernet interface
  • i.LINK interface
  • Insert/Assemble edit

*Measured diagonally.