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Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

Sony PDW-F1600 XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

SKU: PDW-F1600

Cat no: 9178

  • Multi-format HD/SD Recording/Playback Capability
  • High-quality eight-channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording
Price match

Stock On Order - Estimated Delivery 2-4 Weeks

£27,500.00 (ex vat) £33,000.00 (incl vat)

Finance from £618.20 per month - view more details

Sony PDW-F1600 (PDWF1600, F1600) XDCAM HD422 Recording Deck

The PDW-F1600 is the latest addition to Sony’s XDCAM HD422 Series. The PDW-F1600 offers multi format recording flexibility as standard – including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode.

The PDW-F1600 incorporates many of the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just a file-based recording deck.

With it’s insert/assemble editing capability; it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system-just like a conventional VTR.

Key Features

  • Multi-format HD/SD Recording/Playback Capability
  • HD recording at up to 50 Mb/s using MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression)
  • Recording and playback in the MPEG HD format (MPEG-2 MP@HL compression)
  • 1080i and 720P recording and playback
  • Up/Down conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P*
  • Three types of picture output mode are supported for down-conversion: Edge crop, Squeeze and Letterbox (16:9/14:9/13:9)
  • High-quality eight-channel (HD-SDI) 24-bit audio recording
  • Handles both the dual-layer disc (PFD50DLA) and single-layer disc (PFD23A)
  • High-speed file transfer
  • i.LINK File Access Mode (FAM)
  • FTP via Gigabit Ethernet
  • RS-422 9-pin remote control interface, which the deck to be used as a feeder for linear editing
  • A wide variety of video and audio inputs and outputs, including two HD-SDI outputs
  • Compatible with XDCAM Carts: the PDJ-C1080 and the PDJ-A640
  • Compact and lightweight: half-rack size and 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
  • AC, DC or battery powered
  • Built-in audio speaker
  • Low power consumption: 65 W (typical) and 54W (in power save mode)
  • A large easy-to-see 4.3-inch* type color LCD display
  • *Viewable area measured diagonally
  • Trigger REC function (synchronized recording with compatible camcorders**)
  • **PDW-700, HDW-730/750 series, HDW-790 and HDW-F900R camcorders.
  • TBC Control, by front panel operation or remote control panel via RS-422
  • Easy and intuitive search operation
  • Thumbnail Search function 
  • Expand function 
  • Equipped with a Jog/Shuttle dial, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 time normal speed, Variable: -2 to 2 times normal speed, Shuttle: ±20 times normal speed)
  • Clip Continuous REC function
  • Compatible with the HDCA-702 MPEG TS Adaptor

Product Specification

Sony PDW-F1600 Specifications – General:
Power requirements - AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, DC 12 V
Power consumption - AC: 80 W, DC: 65 W, SAVEMODE(DC): 55 W
Operating temperature - +5 to +40°C (+41 to 104°F)
Storage temperature - -20 to +60°C (-4 to +140°F)
Humidity - 25 to 90% (relative humidity)
Mass - 6.5 kg (14 lb 5 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (excluding protrusions) - 210 x 132 x 396 mm
(8 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 15 5/8 inches)
Recording/Playback format - Video:
MPEG HD422 (CBR: 50 Mb/s)
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 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)

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 time normal speed

Variable mode:
-2 to +2 times normal speed

Shuttle mode:
-20 to +20 times normal speed

-35/+35 times normal speed
Reference input - BNC x 2 (including loop through)
HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative)
or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative)
HD-SDI input - BNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Analogue audio input - XLR 3-pin (female) x 2 (channel selectable)
+4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable)
10 k ohms, balanced
Digital audio input (AES/EBU) - BNC x 2, 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995
Time code input - BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p/3.3 k ohms/unbalanced
Analogue composite output - BNC x 2
1: 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative, SMPTE 170M
2: 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/negative, SMPTE 170M ,character On/Off
HD-SDI output - BNC x 2,
1: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
2: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), character On/Off
Analogue audio output - XLR 3-pin (male) x 2 (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 ohms, Lo-z, balanced
Analogue audio monitor - XLR 3-pin (male) x 2, +4 dBu, 600 ohms, Lo-Z, balanced
Digital audio output (AES/EBU) - BNC x 2, 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995
Headphone output - JM-60 Stereo phone jack x 1, -13 dBu, 8 ohms, unbalanced
Time code output - BNC x 1, SMPTE time code, 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms/unbalanced
Video control - D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1, EIA RS-423
i.LINK - IEEE 1394 6-pin x 1*, File Access Mode, (Option: PDBK-201) 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 - D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1, RS-422A
DC input (12 V) - XLR 4-pin (male) x 1
DC output (12 V) - 4-pin (female) x 1, DC 12 V, 7.5 W
Maintenance - USB x 2
AC input - x 1, 100 to 240 V, 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:
Video level - -infinity to +3 dB
Chroma level - -infinity to +3 dB
Set up/black level - ± 30 IRE/±210 mV
Chroma phase - ± 30°
System sync phase - ± 15 us
System sync phase (fine) - 0 to 400 ns
System SC phase - 0 to 400 ns
Audio Performance:
Sampling frequency - 48 kHz
Quantization - 24 bits
Frequency response - 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
Dynamic range - More than 90 dB
Distortion - Less than 0.05% (at 1 kHz)
Headroom - 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
Built-in display - 4.3-inch(*) type color LCD monitor
*Viewable area measured diagonally.
Built-in audio speaker - x 1, monaural

* Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only

Photolease Company Finance from £618.20 (ex VAT) per month.

All lease figures below exclude VAT. Finance available to UK incorporated limited companies only.

Term (months) First Payment Monthly Payments Admin Fee Total Payment
60 £718.20 £618.20 £100.00 £37,192.00
48 £831.50 £731.50 £100.00 £35,212.00
36 £1,023.45 £923.45 £100.00 £33,344.20
24 £1,405.70 £1,305.70 £100.00 £31,436.80
12 £2,551.08 £2,451.08 £100.00 £29,512.90

Select "Photolease finance" as the payment option at checkout. Finance is only available to UK incorporated limited companies. A minimum basket total of £1,000.00 applies, Photolease will normally contact you within one hour of receipt of your application if sent during business hours of 9am - 5pm (BST), Monday to Friday.

Photolease Ltd  is an independent finance company specialising in leasing equipment to the creative industry. Visit for more information as well as their terms and conditions. Offer is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Written details available upon request.

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