Portable SxS Memory Recorder

Portable SxS Memory Recorder

The PMW-50 with a 3.5-inch LCD display and two SxS memory card slots takes on several important roles, particularly in field operation, including content viewing, content copying, SDI feed recording, and interfacing with NLE systems.  As this recorder shares a common battery and AC adaptor with XDCAM handy camcorders, users can take it to the field at a moment's notice, without having to prepare a dedicated power source. Portable SxS Memory Recorder


Beneficial Functions for Field Operation

Beneficial Functions for Field Operation

The PMW-50 accepts HD or SD signals via SDI, and records onto an SxS card. While signals are being input, the PMW-50 can output signals via an i.LINK®* interface and can be used as an ingest to NLE systems. Input to the deck via i.LINK interface can be converted to SDI, which is useful for feeding to other systems immediately after editing.
* i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions, and proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector.

Large 3.5-Inch* Color LCD Display

When there is no monitor, the large easy-to-see 3.5-inch color LCD display with a built-in speaker comes in handy.
* Viewable area measured diagonally.
Large 3.5-Inch* Color LCD Display
Simple Copy and Backup

Simple Copy and Backup

The PMW-50 has a highly flexible multi-format recording and playback capability as standard. Select recording and playback formats from HD (MPEG HD422 50 Mbps and MPEG HD420 35Mbps/25Mbps) and SD (MPEG IMX50 and DVCAM) in a variety of frequencies. And with its down-conversion capability, the deck is able to output SD signals even while playing back HD content.

Compact Yet Powerful

Users can select to play only the clips marked as 'OK Clip'. Also, the PMW-50 can playback the selected portions of clips by picking up between Shotmark1 and Shotmark2. For recording, the Continuous Recording function enables users to create a single file, even recording multiple clips for easier upload when editing. The Loop Recording* function automatically switches the recording media from one slot to the other when media in the active slot gets full, and continues recording until the stop button is pressed.
* A Firmware upgrade is planned to be available in Fall 2013 that will enable the Loop Recording function.
Compact Yet Powerful


Power Requirements DC 12 V (AC adaptor supplied)
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)
Mass 1.4 kg (3 lb 1 oz)
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

What's in the Box

  • Shoulder Strap (1)
  • Operation Manual (1)
  • Infrared Remote Commander (1)
  • Operation Manual PDFs on CD-ROM (1)
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger(for AC operation)