Sony PDWHD1500
8 Channel XDCAM HD Deck


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The PDW-HD1500 is a compact HD recorder which provides excellent picture quality of MPEG HD422 and eight-channel (HD-SDI), 24-bit audio recording capability. The deck has a large 4.3-inch LCD and built-in speaker, and performs as a versatile and high-quality recorder which is suitable for both in-house and field operations. It comes equipped with a multi-format up/down converter, which is highly useful when employing both HD and SD format materials at the same time.

Other features include VANC packet recording and playback, MPEG TS in/out through i.Link, PC remote switch-over from front panel, audio ch5-8 input selection and audio ch5-8 level control.


  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422
  • Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats
  • 1080i and 720P recording
  • Dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layerdisc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
  • Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s)- Approximately 95minutes on dual-layer disc and 43 minutes on single-layer disc
  • Thumbnail operation
  • Proxy data and metadata recording
  • Built-in up-conversion to HD from SDI input whenrecording
  • HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and720 at the output during playback
  • Multi-format compact HD/SD Recorder- Video format(4:2:2 HD 1080 50i, 59.94i)
  • High-quality eight-channel audio recording
  • Dual optical pick-up for higher-speed file transfer
  • 4.3-inch type color LCD display
  • Tilt up front panel
  • VTR-like jog/shuttle operation
  • Video control (via front panel and remote)
  • Compact and lightweight at 13 lb 14 oz (6.3 kg) in ahalf-rack width
  • AC, DC, or battery powered
  • Ethernet interface
  • i.LINK interface

Accessories Included:

  • Operational Manual    
  • Printed Manual (x1)   
  • CD-ROM (x1)   
  • AC Power Cord (x1)   
  • PDZ-1 Proxy Browsing Software (x1)   
  • PDZ-VX10 XDCAM Viewer (x1)   
  • PDZK-P1 XDCAM Transfer (x1)



  • i.LINK: 6pin x 1
  • Remote Control: D-sub 9pin female x 1
  • Network: RJ-45 x 1


  • Analog Audio Input: XLR 3pin (female) x 2
  • Analog Reference Input:
    BNC X 1
    BNC X 1 (Through)
  • Digital Audio Input: BNC x 2 (2ch per one BNC)
  • SDI Input:
    HD: BNC x 1
    SD: (BNC x 1) *HD-SDI input connector is used as SD SDIinput connector.
  • Time Code Input: BNC x 1


  • Analog Composite Input to Analog Composite Output: S/N ratio: 53dB ormoreYC delay: 20ns or lessK factor (2T pulse): 1% or less


  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz +0.5dB/-1.0dB
  • Distortion: 0.05% or less
  • Dynamic Range: 90dB or more
  • Headroom: -12,-16,-18,-20dB,(EBU Level)


  • Chroma Level: HD: -8 ~ +3dBSD: -8 ~ +3dB
  • Chroma Phase/Hue: HD: ±30°SD: ±30°
  • Set up/Black Level: HD:SETUP ±30IRE(59.94)BLACK±210mV(50)SD:SETUP ±30IRE(59.94)BLACK ±210mV(50)
  • System Sync Phase: HD: ±15µsSD: 0 to +400ns
  • Video Level: HD: -8 ~ +3dBSD: -8 ~ +3dB


  • Weight: 14 lb 5 oz. (approx.6.5kg)
  • Power Requirements: AC:100 to 240V, 50/60 HzDC:12V
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 8 ¼ x 5 1/5 x 15 ½ inches
  • Power Consumption: AC operation:approx. 80WDCoperation:approx. 65W
  • Operating Temperature: 5? to 40?
  • Storage Temperature: 20? to 60?
  • Operating Humidity: 25% to 90%


  • Jog Mode: -1 to +1 times
  • Variable Speed: -2 to +2 times


  • Audio: 8ch-24bits/48kHz
  • Proxy Audio: A-law (8ch,8bits,8kHz)
  • Video: MPEG2 Long GOP 50Mbps
  • Proxy Video: MPEG-4


  • Analog Audio Output: XLR 3pin (male) x 2
  • Analog Composite Output:
    BNC x 1
    BNC x 1 (with superimposition)
  • Audio Monitor Output: XLR 3pin (male) x 2
    Digital Audio Output: BNC x 2 (2ch per one BNC)
  • SDI Output:  
    BNC x 1
    BNC x 1 (withsuperimposition)
    BNC x 1
    BNC x 1 (with superimposition)
  • Time Code Output: BNC x 1
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