Sony intros 4:2:2 XDCamHD field deck

Sony has announced a portable XDCam HD deck that records in the new 4:2:2 XDcamHD format, the PDW-HR1. The 422 format first debuted on the PDW-700, which I gather has found fans in a variety of fields, from ENG to dramatic feature content.

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Having a compact portable deck that records 4:2:2 is great, even if your workflow isn’t XDCam-centric. This would be great paired with something like an XDcam EX1 – you could feed HD-SDI into the deck without having too much to haul around.

Now we just need to see HD422 pushed to the EX product line. That would a pretty huge deal.

2 thoughts on “Sony intros 4:2:2 XDCamHD field deck

  1. It does over HD-SDI, but not to SXS. HD422 is actually a sony codec in the xdcam family – I was just saying I wanted an EX product that recorded the HD422 codec to SXS cards.

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