The Sony XDCA Extension Unit offers multicamera support for PXW-FS7 including Apple ProRes 422 encoding
Sony XDCA Unit
While the PXW-FS7 XDCAM camera comes with internal XAVC and MPEG-2 recording on XQD media you can attach the optional Sony XDCA FS7 Extension Unit. The box is attachable via a MultiPin connector so there are no hassles about cables. The Extension Unit offers additional I/O connectors like Timecode and Genlock for multi-camera operation or the possibility to use common V-Mount batteries. It also allows RAW data output to record 12-bit RAW footage on the AXS-R5 (in combination with HXR-IFR5), or another third party RAW recorder via the FS RAW Interface. The Sony XDCA FS7 will encode the video stream into the Apple ProRes 422 codec, which is then recorded on to the internal XQD media.
If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to power the Sony PXW-FS7 by Vlcok Batteries, or need a Dtap out for your camera, we also stock the Hawkwoods FS7 plate which connects the back of the camera but doe not include any of the input/outputs of the XDCA unit. It does however include a Dtap port.
The XDCA has a built-in Full Apple HD ProRes 422 encoding function enables ProRes-format recording to an XQD card in the camera.
The XDCA-FS7 is needed for PXW-FS7 to record 12-bit RAW footage on the AXS-R5 (in combination with HXR-IFR5), or another third party RAW recorder. The RAW data will be outputted via the FS RAW Interface on the extension unit and is fully compatible with the NEX-FS700 RAW data.
The Sony XDCA Extension Unit enables Timecode and Genlock for multi-camera operation or the possibility to use common V-Mount batteries.
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