Sony PMW-RX50
Portable SxS Recorder/Player


The Sony PMW-RX50 field gear is a portable SxS Memory card recorder/player.
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The Sony PMW-RX50 field gear is a portable SxS Memory card recorder/player. It can be set to record/playback XAVC on exFAT formatted cards, 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 MXF files on UDF formatted cards created by the PMW-100/160/200 and PMW-500 memory camcorders. You can set the PMW-RX50 to work with FAT formatted SxS cards which are compabile with the XDCAM EX format made by the PMW-EX1/R or PMW-320/350. For SD applications you can make DVCAM recordings as either MXF files or XDCAM EX compatible files.

Compact SxS portable playback/recording unit
The PMW-RX50 is a lightweight, rugged handheld recorder/player offering full portability for news and field operations. The unit is designed to be tough and insensitive to vibrations and can be operated on BP-U battery.

3.5-inch LCD panel display
The PMW-RX50 acts as a stand-alone multi format SxS viewer or desktop SNG Card feeder.

Supports Full HD XAVC recordings, plus popular HD/SD formats
The PMW-RX50 plays and records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP in exFAT mode. It records 1920 x 1080 59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P and 25P, as well as 1280 x720 59.94P and 50P. The PMW-RX50 also supports MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35Mbps, MPEG IMX and DVCAM.

Dual simultaneous recordings direct to SxS cards via HD/SD-SDI inputs
The PMW-RX50 can record to two SxS memory cards simultaneously and enables second/parallel recording with embedded audio via HD/SD-SDI inputs.

SD, MS , XQD cards and SxS Media support
There is a flexibility of media availability, which allows user to choose the most appropriate media for their application.

Multiple inputs and outputs including XLR audio via Audio Box
The PMW-RX50 features an HD/SD-SDI interface along HDMI out, iLink interface, USB, stereo earphone and XLR audio input via a removable Audio Box.

5 assignable buttons
The PMW-RX50 has 5 assignable buttons for users to set any functions they want to use, including LCD, BRI and Display.

Monitoring on tablet and file transfer via Wi-Fi
DC output is provided for the CBK-WA100 mobile network 3G / 4G / LTE / wireless LAN adaptor.

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Sony PMW-RX50 Features/Highlights:

  • XAVC Recording and Playback from exFAT formatted SxS cards
  • 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording as MXF files (UDF and exFAT mode)
  • Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Two XLRs for balanced analog audio inputs
  • SD Recording and Playback (DVCAM) standard
  • Record up to 4 hours 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 in camcorder using two 64 GB SxS-1A memory cards (must be purchased separately)
  • UDF (Professional Disc compatible), exFAT, or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file format mode recording and playback on SxS memory cards to have similar high res files and workflows with existing XDCAM memory camcorders
  • 16:9, 3.5 inch color LCD
  • SDI input for recording baseband signals to SxS cards
  • SDI output, HDMI output, and Composite output
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Unbalanced audio outputs (RCA x2)
  • Low power consumption
  • Compact and lightweight
  • USB interface for connecting PMW-50 as a card reader
  • Note: BP-U30, BP-U60, BP-U90 batteries not included

Sony PMW-RX50 Specifications:

General Specifications

  • Power Requirements:  DC 12 V
  • Operating Temperature:  0 to +40°C (+32 to +104°F)
  • Storage Temperature:  -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
  • Humidity:  20 to 90% (relative humidity)
  • Weight:  3 lbs., 1 oz. (1.4 kg)


  • SDI Input  BNC x 1, HD/SD selectable
  • Composite Ouput  BNC (x1)
  • SDI Output  BNC (x 1), HD/SD selectable
  • HDMI  x 1, output
  • Analog Audio Output  RCA (CH-1,CH-2)
  • Headphone Output  Stereo mini jack (x 1)
  • USB  Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x1)

Built-In Display

  • Built-In Display:  3.5-inch type color LCD monitor

Built-In Audio Speaker

  • Built-In Audio Speaker:  x1, monaural

Note: Features/specifications subject to change without notice.

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