• Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
  • 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording as MXF
  • SD Recording and Playback (DVCAM)
  • Record up to 4 hours 50 Mbps MPEG
  • UDF (Professional Disc compatible)
  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications

The Sony PMW-1000 XDCAM SxS Memory Recording Deck can record a wide range of XAVC and XDCAM codecs from any HD-SDI source onto SxS Cards. The PMW-1000 provides outstanding MPEG HD422 picture quality as well as an uncompromising eight-channel (HD-SDI), 24-bit audio recording capability, all packed in a compact half-rack-size deck. In addition to MPEG HD422, XAVC Intra HD Record/Playback is supported, as well as MPEG IMX and DVCAM formats in the SD domain. The RS-422 interface and Gigabit Ethernet enables the PMW-1000 to be used as a player deck for linear editing and a feeder deck for non-linear editing.


Note! 4K XAVC Intra HD record/playback is not supported.

By supporting XAVC Intra 100Mb/s, XDCAM HD workflow can be enhanced with PMW-F5/F55 camera operation. In addition, with its up- and down-conversion function, the PMW-1000 is ideal for integration into an existing SD production system and also for future HD operation.
Highly flexible, multi-format capability lets users select recording and playback formats from HD (XAVC, MPEG HD422, and MPEG HD420) and SD (MPEG IMX50/40/30 and DVCAM) in a variety of frame frequencies 1
Equipped with a jog/shuttle dial and RS-422 control, providing VTR-like operation (Jog: -1 to +1 times normal speed; Variable: -2 to +2 times normal speed; Shuttle: -20 to +20 times normal speed). This gives the PMW-1000 a very familiar feel, and enables easy migration from tape-based operation.
Versatile input and output interfaces: RS-422 9-pin remote control interface to be used as a feeder for linear editing
Gigabit Ethernet for high speed file transfer for network operation
HDMI monitoring output for more flexible operation on any occasion
USB interface for connection to an external USB HDD enables users to copy clips directly to a USB HDD without employing any other devices; helping to reduce storage costs, and means that users can make copies and backups simply and quickly. 2
Three-way power source selection lets the PMW-1000 to operate on AC, DC, and battery power, making it versatile and suitable for both in-house and field operations (for example, in a studio or OB vehicle).
  • 16:9, 3.5 inch color LCD
  • SDI input for recording baseband signals to SxS cards
  • SDI output, HDMI output, and Composite output
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for connecting hard drive to PMW-1000 to copy files from cards to the hard drive
  • FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file format mode playback from SxS memory cards to have similar high res files and workflows with existing XDCAM EX camcorders which record MPEG-2 in the .MP4 file wrapper
Recording/Playback 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), MPEG IMX (CBR, 50/40/30 Mb/s)
DVCAM: CBR, 25 Mb/s, XAVC: CBR, 100 Mb/s 1
Recording/Playback Audio
MPEG HD422: 8-channel/24-bit/48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4-channel /16-bit /48 kHzM
MPEG IMX: 8-channel/16-bit/48 kHz or 4-channel/24-bit/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4-channel/16-bit/48 kHz, XAVC: 8-channel/24-bit/48 kHz 2
Recording/Playback Proxy Video: MPEG-4
Recording/Playback Proxy Audio: A-law (8-channel/8-bit/8 kHz)
Recording/Playback Time XAVC
exFAT/MXF (100 Mb/s CBR)
Approximately 120 min (128 GB), Approximately 60 min (64 GB), Approximately 30 min (32 GB), Approximately 15 min (16 GB)
Recording/Playback Time MPEG HD422
UDF/MXF (50 Mb/s CBR)
Approximately 240 min (128 GB), Approximately 120 min (64 GB), Approximately 60 min (32 GB), Approximately 30 min (16 GB)
Recording/Playback Time MPEG HD
UDF/MXF (35 Mb/s VBR)
Approximately 360 min (128 GB), Approximately 180 min (64 GB), Approximately 90 min (32 GB), Approximately 45 min (16 GB) FAT/MP4 (35 Mb/s VBR)
Approximately 400 min (128 GB), Approximately 200 min (64 GB), Approximately 100 min (32 GB), Approximately 50 min (16 GB), FAT/MP4 (25 Mb/s CBR)
Approximately 560 min (128 GB), Approximately 280 min (64 GB), Approximately 140 min (32 GB), Approximately 70 min (16 GB)
Playback Time MPEG IMX
UDF/MXF (50 Mb/s Intra) Approximately 240 min (128 GB), Approximately 120 min (64 GB), Approximately 60 min (32 GB), Approximately 30 min (16 GB)
Recording/Playback Time DVCAM
UDF/MXF (25 Mb/s CBR) Approximately 440 min (128 GB), Approximately 220 min (64 GB), Approximately 110 min (32 GB), Approximately 55 min (16 GB)

FAT/AVI (25 Mb/s CBR)
Approximately 520 min (128 GB), Approximately 260 min (64 GB), Approximately 130 min (32GB), Approximately 65 min (16 GB)
Search Speed Range Shuttle Mode: -20 times to +20 times normal speed (max +/-50 by Remote)
Variable Mode: -2 times to +2 times normal speed
Jog Mode: -1 time to +1 time normal speed (-2 to +2 by Remote)
Fast Forward/Reverse: -35/+35 times normal speed (max +/-50 by Remote)
Media Type SxS Memory Card Drive, ExpressCard/34 (x2)
Reference Input BNC (x2) (including loop-through), HD Tri-level sync (0.6 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative) or SD blackburst/composite sync (0.286 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative)
HD-SDI Input BNC (x1) (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Analog Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 10 kΩ, balanced
Digital Audio Input (AES/EBU) Timecode Input: BNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p / 3.3 kΩ / unbalanced

Analog Composite Output:

BNC (x2),

1: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative, SMPTE 170M

2: 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative, SMPTE 170M, character On/Off

HD-SDI Output

BNC (x2),

1: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)

2: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio), character on/off

SD-SDI Output

 BNC (x2),

1: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)

2: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio), character on/off

HDMI Monitor: 

TYPE A 19-pin (x1)

 Video : 1080i, 720P, 480i, 480P, 576i, 576P

 Audio : 2-ch/16-bit/48 kHz

 Analog Audio Output

 XLR-type 3-pin (male) (x2) (channel selectable),

+4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 Ω, Lo-z, balanced

 Analog Audio Monitor: XLR-type 3-pin (male) (x2), +4 dBu, 600 Ω, Lo-Z, balanced



Digital Audio Output Headphone Output: JM-60 Stereo phone jack (x1), -13 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode Output: BNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/unbalanced
Ethernet 1 x RJ-45
1000BASE-T: IEEE 802.3ab
100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u
10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
Remote Input D-sub 9-pin (female) (x1), RS-422A
USB 1 x USB 3.0
Maintenance Rear: (x2) for Maintenance, USB Keyboard, USB Mouse
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1)
DC Output 4-pin (female) (x1), 12 VDC, 7.5 W
Battery Compatibility V-Mount
AC Input AC Input (x1), 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125MHz
Video Level -∞ to +3 dB
Chroma Levels -∞ to +3 dB
Set Up/Black Level -30 IRE to +30 IRE/-210 mV to +210 mV
Chroma Phase -30 to +30°
Phase System Sync Phase: -15 to +15 μs
System SC Phase: 0 to 400 ns
Sampling Frequency 48 kHz
Quantization 24-bit
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 90 dB
Distortion < 0.05% (at 1 kHz)
Headroom 20/18/16/12/9 dB (selectable)
Built-In Display 4.3" (109.2 mm) 3-type color LCD monitor
Built-in Speaker 1 x Monaural
Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12 VDC
Power Consumption AC: 80 W, 12 VDC, 5.7 A
Operating Temperature 42 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C)
Humidity 20 to 90% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.3 x 5.25 x 16.5" (210.0 x 132.0 x 418.0 mm) (excluding protrusions)
Weight 11.1 lb (5.0 kg)