Sony disc recorder PDW-HD1200


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Single Hard Drive Professional Disc Recorder. (Mfr # PDW-HD1200)


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Smooth migration to tapeless, file-based HD operation
The PDW-HD1200 single laser head (drive) Professional Disc recorder provides a wide range of AV and IT interfaces including HD-SDI, SD-SDI, i.LINK™ and Ethernet. The high-performance disc recorder has less features than the PDW-HD1500 but maintains the same field-proven operability, making it an ideal companion to the affordable PDW-680 Professional Disc camcorder.

Compact, flexible recording device
The PDW-HD1200 provides outstanding MPEG HD422 picture quality as well as an uncompromising 8 channel (HD-SDI), 24 bit audio recording capability, all packed in a compact half-rack-size deck. With its unique ability to support three different power sources (AC, DC, or battery power), its large 4.3-inch* LCD, and its built-in speaker, the PDW-HD1200 performs as a versatile and high-quality recorder suitable for both in-house and field operations.
*Viewable area, measured diagonally.

HD and SD recordings and playback for a broad range of applications
The PDW-HD1200 can record and playback in MPEG IMX and DVCAM formats in the SD domain as standard. Additionally, it is equipped with an up/down converter, which is highly useful when employing both HD- and SD-format materials in mixed operation. What’s more, the RS-422 interface and Gigabit Ethernet enables the PDW-HD1200 to be used as a player deck for linear editing and a feeder deck for non-linear editing.

With innovative high performance and sophisticated operability, the PDW-HD1200 is an affordable yet highly reliable recording tool for a broad range of HD production applications.

• Powerful nonlinear recording on Professional Disc media
• Multi-format capability in HD and SD
• Variety of interfaces
• Easy and intuitive file-based operation
• Similar operability to tape-based devices
• Three-way power source selection
• Compact and lightweight
• Beneficial functions for field operation

• Utilizing the low cost of XDCAM Disc
• For Recording/ Archive applications.
• Maximum flexibility in operation either in SD or HD
• Flexibility in connection to any NLE system.
• Can operate on AC, DC and Battery

• File based operation on low cost Media with long shelf life.
• Up to 95 mins of HD422 footage can be recorded on PFD-50LA Professional Disc.
• A good tool to help migration from SD to HD.
• Whether a low budget production house or a broadcast station, this device can provide appropriate feed for NLE suites.
• Suitable for both in-house and field operation.

Please note that PDW-HD1200 is equipped with RS-422 9-pin remote control interface, enabling the deck to be used as a feeder for linear editing but it will not operate as a linear recorder (unlike PDW-1500).


Weight 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 210 x 132 x 396 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches) (excluding protrusions)
Humidity 25% to 90% (relative humidity)
Storage Temperature -20
Operating Temperature 5
Power consumption AC: 65 W, DC: 55 W
Power requirement AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC 12 V

Item Includes

• Standard Manufacturer's Warranty
• Operation gaide (1)
• XDCAM Application Software CD-ROM (1)

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