|A Shoulder Mount Full-HD & SD* Camcorder with SxS PRO Solid State Recording,
XDCAM EX - New Generation Solid State Recording System
The PMW-350 extends the multiple award-winning XDCAM EX Solid State Recording product family with a new shoulder mount design and
cutting edge new three 2/3 inch-type Exmor full-HD CMOS sensors. The PMW-350K also comes equipped with a 16x zoom HD lens (also available without lens as the PMW-V350) and offers all the advanced
creative recording features of the PMW-EX1R compact camcorder, plus enhancements such as a Scene File System and 4 channel audio.
The 350’s chassis is based on the proven XDCAM HD422 chassis,
but weighs just 3.2kg and is one of the lightest shoulder camcorders in its class. Exceptionally low power consumption makes it environmentally friendly, using approximately 60% less than a
comparable HD shoulder camcorder.**
The PMW-350 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode,
25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode and optional 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM recording*. Twin memory card slots support up to
280 minutes HD recording time using two 32GB SxS memory cards.
XDCAM EX is a focus of continual innovation from IT-friendly MP4 file recording and advanced creative features, through to SxS-1 low
cost media and an adaptor enabling the use of high-speed Memory Sticks™.
The PMW-V350 is distinguished from its conventional sibling by a slightly elongated sensor block housing and VariDoF control port.
The effective sensor size can be accessed and preset through the camera's internal menu system
|Three 2/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Sensors
The PMW-350 is equipped with three newly developed 2/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). These deliver superior picture performance
with full-HD resolution. This 2/3-inch-type image sensor allows the camcorder to provide an excellent sensitivity of F12 in 60Hz mode (F13 in 50Hz), a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB, and a
high horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines*. In addition, the large 2/3-inch-type image sensors can capture images with a shallower depth of field, giving users more freedom of creative
What's more, the Exmor CMOS sensor is a unique design that deploys an A/D converter to each column of pixels, resulting in a much lower clock speed than conventional CMOS sensors. This makes it
possible to greatly reduce power consumption of the camcorder.
*In 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode
1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" Codec
The PMW-350 camcorder records 1920 x 1080 HD images using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" codec, which conforms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression standard. "MPEG-2 Long GOP" is a mature
codec - also adopted by the XDCAM HD and HDV 1080i series of products - which enables users to record stunning-quality HD video and audio with highly efficient, reliable data compression.
Selectable Recording Modes including DVCAM Recording
The PMW-350 camcorder offers a choice of bit rates - either 35 Mb/s (HQ mode) or 25 Mb/s (SP mode) - depending on the desired picture quality and recording time. The HQ mode
supports 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions. The 1440 x 1080 mode is new to the PMW-350 ensuring native integration of XDCAM EX footage into a XDCAM HD Professional Disc workflow. By
supporting 1440 x 1080, 35Mb/s recording, material can be utilised with no transcode, just a re-wrap to MXF for NLE and archiving.
The SP mode supports 1440 x 1080 resolution at 25 Mb/s, which
provides compatibility with HDV 1080i products. Footage recorded in this SP mode can be seamlessly integrated into HDV-compatible editing systems by transferring the stream from the camcorder via
the i.LINK™ (HDV™) interface.
The PMW-350 also supports 25Mb/s DVCAM recording in either PAL or NTSC modes, again providing seamless integration into existing
DVCAM workflows offering ultimate flexibility worldwide. (SD DVCAM Recording and Playback requires Optional Hardware Key, CBK-DV01.)
New Nonlinear Recording Media, "SxS PRO" - For Greater Efficiency, Operability, and Reliability
The XDCAM EX series adopts high-speed SxS PRO and SxS-1 memory cards for its recording media, developed specifically for professional content creation applications with a number of key
1. Compatible with ExpressCard/34 interface slot which is common on modern Windows PCs and Macs
2. Uses PCI Express interface and achieves an extremely high "read"
speed of 800 Mb/s*
3. Large storage capacity: SBP-16 (16 GB) and SBP-32 (32 GB) memory cards are available. One SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card is supplied
with the PMW-EX1R
4. Can record up to 140 minutes of HD video and audio (using one 32-GB memory card)
5. Compact size: approx. 75 × 34 × 5 mm (excluding the
projecting parts) - half the size of the older PC Card standard
6. Low power consumption
7. Highly reliable: can resist shocks (up to 1500 G) and vibrations
(up to 15 G)
8. Affordability: SxS-1 media (introduced in late 2009) provides users with a lower cost alternative to SxS PRO media that offers the same high performance, but with an estimated 5-year life span
when recording at full capacity once per day. Users can check the card life on their PMW-EX1R and PMW-350 camcorders and even see an alarm when the data rewriting limit is reached.
*This data-transfer speed is a theoretical value. Actual
data-transfer speed depends on the file type and the performance of the PC.
Long Recording Time
Utilising a mature and highly efficient compression format together with high performance SxS memory cards, the PMW-350 can record superb quality HD images for an exceptional
140 minutes* on a single 16GB SxS card. As the PMW-350 features two memory card slots, this recording time is easily increased to 280 minutes (with two 32GB cards) and when recording across two cards,
the transition is seamless without any frame loss. This feature makes the PMW-350 an ideal camcorder for a wide variety of content production applications, including documentary and event shooting,
that require a long recording time.
*When recording in HQ (35 Mb/s) mode, recording time may be more than the above specified figure depending on the actual bit rate that is adopted during VBR encoding.
Multiple-format Recording - 1080/720, PAL/NTSC and Interlace/Progressive Switchable Operation
The PMW-350 camcorder offers a wide array of recording formats for multiple content creation applications. Scanning mode is switchable between 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 1440 x 1080 resolutions. Frame
rate is also selectable from interlace and progressive - 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, and native 23.98P*.
In addition, 59.94P and 50P progressive recording is available in 1280 x 720 mode. In SD mode, both 50/60i and 25P/30P modes are supported (SD mode requires optional CBK-DV01 accessory).
*In 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode, images are handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals through means of 2-3 pull-down.
The PMW-350 is the first XDCAM EX camcorder to record four channels of 16-bit, 48-kHz, linear PCM uncompressed audio. Each channel level
can be controlled by an independent individual level controller. (When an SxS memory card with four-channel audio is replayed by the PMW-EX1, PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3, or PMW-EX30, only CH-1/2 or CH-3/4 can be replayed.)
Wide Choice of Optional Microphones
Although the PMW-350 is equipped with a shotgun microphone, three optional microphones – the ECM-680S, ECM-678, and ECM-673 – are also available. As well as the supplied microphone, the
ECM-680S can operate in either Stereo or Monaural (Uni-directional) mode. These modes can be selected from the switch on the microphone or from the PMW-350 itself.
The camcorder is also equipped with a slot to accommodate a DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone receiver, which provides two-channel audio with stable and secure transmission. The WRR-855
Series microphone receiver can also be used in this slot.
With the XDCAM EX series, recordings are made as data files in the "MP4" format, which is widely used in a number of recent electronic
portable devices and has been standardized by ISO.
The file-based recording allows material to be handled with great flexibility in an IT-based environment - easily available for
copying, transferring, sharing, and archiving. All these operations are accomplished without any "digitising" process required.
File-based data copying allows for degradation-free dubbing of AV content, which can be performed easily on a PC. The file-based recording system also allows for material to be viewed directly on
a PC - simply by inserting the SxS memory card into the ExpressCard slot on a PC or Mac, or by linking a PC/Mac to the XDCAM EX unit via a USB2 connection. This works in just the same way as a PC
reading files on an external drive. The file-based operation can dramatically improve the efficiency and quality of professional video applications.
Immediate Recording Start and No Overwriting Footage
By virtue of recording on flash memory card, the XDCAM EX can start recording virtually the instant the camcorder is turned on. Moreover, the XDCAM EX system automatically records on an empty
area of the card - there's no danger of overwriting existing content.
This is extremely convenient, as camera operators do not have to worry about accidentally recording over good takes, and they don't
have to search through footage for the correct position to start the next recording. In short, it means the camera is always ready for the next shot!
Instant-access Thumbnail Search with "Expand" Function
Each time a recording is started and stopped on the XDCAM EX camcorder, the video and audio signals are recorded as one clip. During playback, users can cue-up to the next or previous clip
simply by pressing the 'Next' or 'Previous' button, as you would do on a CD or DVD player.
Furthermore, thumbnails are automatically generated for each clip as a visual reference, allowing operators to cue-up to a desired scene simply by guiding the cursor to a thumbnail and pressing the 'Play' button.
For further convenience, the 'Expand' function allows one selected clip in the Thumbnail display to be divided into 12 even-time intervals, each with their own thumbnail identifier. This is useful
if you want to quickly search for a particular scene within a lengthy clip. * In HD-SDI, HQ 1080 mode.
Lens Package Choice
There are two different models of the PMW-350. One is the PMW-350K, which comes equipped with a Fujinon HD lens with 16x zoom. The other is the PMW-V350, which comes without a lens. Both models have
a standard 2/3-inch bayonet lens interface, and the user can choose from wide variety of optional lenses in the existing 2/3-inch HD lens line-up.
The Peaking function can help operators to adjust the camera's focus more accurately by altering the way pictures are displayed on tviewfinder. It can enhance the outline of the image, which the
camera focuses on most, and change its colour to make it more visible. Enhance levels can be selected from a choice of "HIGH", "MIDDLE", and "LOW", and the outline colour from "RED", "WHITE", "YELLOW", and "BLUE".
• Impressive Body Design
• Three 2/3-inch-type Exmor Full-HD CMOS Sensors
• Low Power Consumption
• Unique Focus Operation – Professional Manual Focus and Auto Focus
• AF (Auto Focus) Assist Function
• MF (Manual Focus) Assist Function
• Focus Magnification
• Selectable Peaking Color
• ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) (with compatible lenses)
• Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
• 23.98p Native Recording
• Slow & Quick Motion Function
• Slow Shutter Function
• Selectable Gamma Curves
• Interval Recording Function
• Frame Recording Function
• Shutter Angle Settings
• ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
• Image Inverter
• Turbo Gain
• DVCAM Recording and Playback with Optional Hardware Key, CBK-DV01
• Picture Cache Recording
• Four-channel Audio
• Total Level Control System (TLCS)
• Scene File System
• Viewfinder with 3.5-inch (viewable area measured diagonally) Color LCD
• Wide Choice of Optional Microphones
• Assignable Buttons for Quick Access to Desired Functions
• Camera Remote Control
• Adjustable Shoulder Pad
• Optional 3 or 5 year Extended Warranty available