HD/SD Mobile Recorder w/Card Slot


Call for price! Not available online.
List Price: $22,420.00

The PDW-HR1/MK1, is the PDW-HR1 mobile deck with the PDBK-MK1 SxS Card Option pre-installed. The PDW-HR1 the latest addition to the XDCAM family, is a highly mobile field recorder. The PDBK-MK1 SxS Card Option enables you to review material recorded on either Professional Disc or SxS Card media. Its design is similar to PDW-R1 SD Field Recorder, but the PDW-HR1 provides a lot of additional functionalities. Firstly the PDW-HR1 supports all the XDCAM formats as standard, including the frame rate of 23.98P in 1080i mode and SD (DVCAM and MPEG IMX). Also new concept GUI for EDL-based editing and direct DVB-ASI output provides the field operator more flexible workflow. Its compact, lightweight body makes the PDW-HR1 ideal for use in the field as a pool-feed recorder, backup recorder, comact recorder installed in an extremely confined space such as a car or helicopter and simple field editor by itself.


  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422
  • Support for existing XDCAM HD and XDCAM SD formats as standard
  • 1080i and 720P recording
  • Dual-layer disc (50 GB, PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (23.3 GB, PFD23A) support
  • The pre-installed PDBK-MK1 SxS Card Option adds two ExpressCard slots to the PDW-HR1 which enables the PDW-HR1 to also read the FAT-32 formatted cards recorded by the XDCAM EX camcorders as well as the UDF formatted cards recorded by the PMW-500 camcorder.
  • Long recording time (at 50 Mb/s); Approximately 95 minutes 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 when recording
  • HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080 and 720 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
  •  9-inch type color LCD display
  • VTR-like jog/shuttle operation
  • Video control (via front panel and remote)
  • Compact and lightweight
  • AC, DC, or battery powered
  • Ethernet interface
  • i.LINK interface
  • HDMI output for viewing
  • DVB-ASI output by PDBK-202 option
  • Key panel illumination light for use in low-light environments
  • Clip Continuous Recording
  • Direct FTP copy function



  • Power Requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC +12 V, Battery
  • Power Consumption: AC: 65 W, DC: 55 W
  • Operating Temperature: -5 to +45°C (+23 to 113°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
  • Humidity: 20 to 90% (relative humidity)
  • Weight:  7.4 kg (16 lb 5 oz)
  • 7.4 kg (16 lb 5 oz)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) (Excluding Protrusions): 300 x 129 x 400 mm (11 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches)
  • Recording/Playback Format: Video - MPEG HD422 (CBR: 50 Mb/s), MPEG HD:, HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s), SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s), LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) (Playback only), MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s), DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s), Proxy Video: MPEG-4
  • Recording/Playback Format: Audio - MPEG HD422: 8 ch/24 bits/48 kHz, MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz, MPEG IMX: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz or 8 ch/16 bits/48 kHz, DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz, Proxy Audio: A-law (8 ch/8 bits/8 kHz)
  • Recording/Playback Time: MPEG HD422: 50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
    MPEG HD:
    35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
    35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
    25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
    25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
    18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
    18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
    50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
    40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
    30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
    25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
  • Search Speed Range: Jog mode: -1 to +1 times normal speed / Shuttle mode: -20 to +20 times normal speed:

Inputs / Outputs

  • Reference Input: BNC x 2 (including loop through), HD/SD
    HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 O/negative), HD/SD
    or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vp-p/75 O/negative), HD/SD
  • Composite Input:  BNC x 1
    1.0 Vp-p/75 O/negative, SMPTE 170M
  • SDI Input: BNC x 1, HD
    (HD/SD switchable)
    SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), HD
    SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio), HD
  • Analog Audio Input: XLR 3-pin (female) x 4 (channel selectable)
    +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable)
    10 kO, balanced
    CH1 and CH2: switchable phantom powered mic input
  • Time Code Input: BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p/3.3 kO/unbalanced
  • Composite Output: BNC x 1
    1.0 Vp-p/75 O/negative, SMPTE 170M ,character On/Off
  • SDI Output:  BNC (x 2), HD
    1: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), HD
    2: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), character On/Off, HD
    BNC x 1, SD
    SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio), character On/Off, SD
  • HDMI: x1, output
  • Analog Audio Output: XLR 3-pin (male) x 42 (channel selectable)
    +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 O, Lo-Z, balanced
    CH3 and CH4: switchable analog audio monitor
  • Headphone Output: JM-60 Stereo phone jack x 1
    -13 dBu, 8 O, unbalanced
  • Time Code Output: BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 1.0 Vp-p/75 O/unbalanced
  • i.Link: IEEE 1394 6-pin x 2*
    1: File Access Mode
    2: (Option: PDBK-202) HDV 1080i/720P IN/OUT
    *AV/C (DV) stream is NOT supported.
  • Ethernet: RJ-45 x 1
    1000Base-T: IEEE802.3ab
    100Base-TX: IEEE802.3u
    10Base-T: IEEE802.3
  • Remote (9P) Input/Output:  D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1, RS-422A
  • DC Input (12V): XLR 4-pin (male) x 1
  • DC Output (12V): 4-pin (female) x 1 DC 12V, 7.5W
  • Maintenance: USB x 2
  • AC Input: x 1, 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz

Video Performance

  • Sampling Frequency: Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125MHz
  • Quantization: 8 bits/sample
  • Error Correction: Reed Solomon Code

Processor Adjustment Range Specifications

  • Video Level: -8 to +3 dB
  • Chroma Level: -8 to +3 dB
  • Setup/Black Level:  ±30 IRE/±210 mV
  • Chroma Phase:  ±30°
  • System Sync Phase:  ± 15 µs
  • System Sync Phase (Fine): 0 to 400 ns
  • System SC Phase: 0 to 400 ns

Audio Performance

  • Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
  • Quantization: 24 bits
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: More than 90dB
  • Distortion:  Less than 0.05% (at 1kHz)
  • Headroom: 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)

Built-in Display

  • Built-in Display: 9" color LCD monitor

Built-in Audio Speaker

  • x2, L/R

Click to download

Add to Cart

We're sorry, only of this item available

Call a Sales Pro at 800-356-5844 for more information

© 2016 Full Compass Systems, LTD  9770 Silicon Prairie Parkway, Madison, WI 53593  All rights reserved.

We are not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification
inaccuracies in our catalog or web site. Prices are subject to change without notice.