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Sony XDS-PD1000 XDCAM Station

The XDS-PD1000 supports operation of all SxS card types, including Memory Stick and SDHC cards, using MEAD adaptors as well as all XDCAM Professional Disc models in all recording formats and modes. The Internal 1TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and the 1Gigabit Ethernet connection allow a total of about 32 hours of continuous recording in HD422 50Mbps and multi-user simultaneous access to the AV content.

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Hybrid XDCAM workflow
The XDCAM Station is a professional media station with a built-in storage and interfaces for both Professional Disc media and SxS memory cards, enabling hybrid operation in an XDCAM workflow. It features better support for multi-task operations, networking and other IT functions. Adding the XDCAM Station to an XDCAM workflow makes file-based operation much more convenient and efficient.

Increases functionality with Professional Disc drive
The unit's internal 4th generation 4G Professional Disc drive allows partial transfer of materials or full backup from the Professional Disc to the internal 1TB HDD. Furthermore, materials from the internal HDD can be partially copied to the Professional Disc. Simultaneous operation of baseband recording and playback or slow-motion is possible. Editing while recording (growing file editing) is also possible.

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There are three models in the line-up:

  • XDS-1000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot and internal HDD storage
  • XDS-PD1000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot, a Professional Disc drive and internal HDD storage
  • XDS-PD2000 - featuring an SxS Memory card slot, a Professional Disc drive and internal SSD storage

Depending upon the model chosen, customers can copy material from SxS memory card or Professional Disc onto the Hard Disc or Solid State storage within the XDCAM Station. The material can then be accessed for non linear editing or can be replayed under slow motion control. SDI input and output and network capability allows the device to function as an MXF gateway linking XDCAM media, baseband video and networked operation. The Professional Disc based models will also be able to record and read Sony’s new higher capacity 128GB Quad Layer Professional Discs, PFD128QLW.

The XDS-1000 will be available from March 2011, with the XDS-PD1000 and PD2000 available in summer 2011 along with PFD128QLW.

Recommended media for XDCAM Station series are:SxS PRO: SBP-32, SBP-16, SBP-8SxS-1: SBS-64G1A, SBS-32G1A, SBS-32G1 (only SBS-32G1 needs firmware upgrade in the memory media itself.)

Supports all XDCAM storage formats
The XDS-PD1000 brings the XDCAM Professional Disc optical memory and XDCAM EX SxS solid state memory workflows together in a powerful ‘bridge” solution. The XDS-PD1000 supports all XDCAM and XDCAM EX file formats, codecs and metadata, effectively offering complete format transparency. It also supports industry-standard VDCP, ftp and CIFS protocols.

Supports 4th generation 4G Professional Disc drive and Quad Layer discs
The XDS-PD1000 supports the new high-speed DCHS optical drive. It handles the Dual Layer disc (PFD50DLA), Single Layer disc (PFD23A) and Quad Layer disc (PFD128QLW) as well as SxS Pro, SxS-1 memory cards and card adaptors for memory sticks and SDHCs. The 4G drive and Quad Layer discs offer larger storage volumes and higher access speeds. They are ideal for archiving large quantities of material.

Multi-tasking internal storage operations
The 1TB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) internal storage is capable of multi-tasking when carrying out certain tasks. This increases interoperability and overall efficiency when working with Network Production systems.

Familiar VTR-like user interface
The layout of controls on the XDS deck follows industry-standard conventions already familiar to most users. This makes it easy to use, configure and integrate into the overall workflow.

Enhances network functionality
The XDS-PD1000 allows users to access growing volumes of files from non-linear editors without file transfer, offering high-speed file transfer and multiple access via a network. The XDS-PD1000 offers 4 clients for file transfer and 4 clients for network control.

SD / HD cross-conversion
The XDS-PD1000 supports SD and HD as standard with up-conversion record, and up/down/cross-conversion playback.

  • Sony XDS-PD1000 XDCAM Station
  • Sony PFD23A XDCAM disc


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