Sony PDW-F1600


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XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck. (Mfr # PDW-F1600)


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The PDW-F1600 offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard - including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode.

The foundation of the PDW-F1600 deck incorporates the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just a 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.

• Multi-format HD/SD Recording/Playback Capability
- HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression)
- Recording and playback in the MPEG HD format (MPEG-2 MP@HL compression)
- 1080i and 720P recording and playback
- Up/Down conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P*
- Three types of picture output mode are supported for down-conversion: Edge crop, Squeeze and Letterbox (16:9/14:9/13:9)
• High-quality eight-channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording
• Handles both the dual-layer disc (PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (PFD23A)
• High-speed file transfer
- i.LINK File Access Mode (FAM)
- FTP via Gigabit Ethernet
• RS-422 9-pin remote control interface, which the deck to be used as a feeder for linear editing
• A wide variety of video and audio inputs and outputs, including two HD-SDI outputs
• Compatible with XDCAM Carts: the PDJ-C1080 and the PDJ-A640
• Compact and lightweight: half-rack size and 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
• AC, DC or battery powered
• Built-in audio speaker
• Low power consumption: 65 W (typical) and 54W (in power save mode)
• A large easy-to-see 4.3-inch* type color LCD display
*Viewable area measured diagonally
• Activate REC function (synchronized recording with compatible camcorders**)
**PDW-700, HDW-730/750 series, HDW-790 and HDW-F900R camcorders.
• TBC Control, by front panel operation or remote control panel via RS-422
• Easy and intuitive search operation
- Thumbnail Search function 
- Expand function 
- Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times normal speed, Shuttle: ±20 times normal speed)
• Clip Continuous REC function
• Compatible with the HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor

• IT/Network Friendly
• Easy Maintenance and High Reliability
• Powerful Nonlinear Recording
• Highly Streamlined Workflows
• Metadata


Weight 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 210 x 132 x 396 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches)
Display Size (viewing area) 4.3-inch type color LCD monitor
Humidity 25 to 90% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60
Operating Temperature +5 to +40
Power consumption AC: 80 W, DC: 65 W, SAVEMODE(DC): 55 W
Power requirement AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC 12 V

Item Includes

• Standard Manufacturer's Warranty
• XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM
• Installation Manual
• Operation Manual

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