The First Fully Integrated 3D Shoulder Camcorder from Sony

PMW-TD300 Solid-State Memory 3D Camcorder

In response to rapidly growing demand from the 3D production community, Sony proudly introduces the new PMW-TD300 – a professional 3D shoulder camcorder. With its shoulder-mount design, this camcorder has a highly compact body, and provides a stable shooting style that is crucial to creating good 3D images.

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Affordable and fully integrated, this 3D camcorder reduces the burden of complicated user adjustments before shooting, such as left- and right-lens alignment. This is a powerful tool to support the rapidly expanding 3D video production industry with an ideal combination of mobility, stability, and affordability.

Stable Shoulder Style
The PMW-TD300 shoulder-mount style which has a similar size and weight to current 2D camcorders, and provides a stable shooting style that is crucial for 3D production.

Dual Three 1/2-inch Type High Quality Sensors
The PMW-TD300 is equipped with fully integrated dual three 1/2-inchtype Exmor CMOS sensors, providing superb low-light sensitivity with an excellent S/N ratio compared to other one-piece 3D camcorders currently on the market. The 1/2-inch type imager size delivers an ideal balance of superior picture performance (with full HD 1920x1080 pixelresolution) and compact body size.

Dual Lens System
The lens of the PMW-TD300 adopts a totally new concept with multiple rings on the left side. This unique triple-ring configuration fits comfortably in the user’s hand and offers outstanding operability for the Zoom, Focus, and Convergence adjustments. Users can reassign Zoom, Focus, and Convergence on the menu according to personal preference.

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Minimum 3D Shooting Distance of 1.2 m
Due to an incredibly short (45 mm) inter-axial distance, the PMW-TD300 delivers the best shooting zone with the widest range in 3D, easily creating proper 3D imagery even in close proximity to the shooting subject. The minimum distance of the convergence point is 1.2 m, while other one-piece 3D camcorders typically achieve no less than 2.2 m.

Convergence Control
The PMW-TD300 enables easy adjustment of the convergence point (the screen plane in 3D images) from 1.2 m to ∞ (parallel). This allows control of the depth effects of shooting objects, using a comfortable, dedicated control dial. The convergence

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One-push Auto Convergence
Another useful feature of the PMW-TD300 is One-push Auto Convergence. This makes the convergence point follow the object in focus instantly, simply by pressing the auto convergence button. Furthermore, the target convergence point can be pre-set (in a range of -20% to 20%) from the menu.

Glassless 3D Viewfinder Display
The PMW-TD300 is equipped with a large, easy-to-view, color LCD viewfinder. The viewfinder offers multiple display modes used for convergence adjustment. Additionally, the PMW-TD300 is the first shoulder camcorder equipped with a glassless 3D Xtra Fine LCD™ panel.

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3D Adjustment Assist Features
This professional camcorder has several useful features to assist easy convergence adjustment. The Depth Warning Display feature offers an intuitive graphical display warning, displaying colors on the edge of objects which are out of the appropriate shooting zone in 3D. This threshold level is menu selectable. A numerical display of the safe range of distance to object is also available. The Grid Display feature provides a guide to check L/R disparity in L+R, L-R, and Anaglyph mode on the viewfinder. Grid line width and spacing can also be adjusted on the menu.

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Various Interfaces
The PMW-TD300 is equipped with a dual HD-SDI output enabling connection with various other professional models, including those which support a 3G HD-SDI interface. HDMI is also provided to monitor the camcorder’s video output with consumer 3D displays. This 3D shoulder camcorder offers various remote control interfaces. Numerous camera settings can be remotely controlled using an optional RM or RCP Series Remote Control Unit via its 8-pin remote connector.The PMW-TD300 is also equipped with lens demand interfaces. In addition to zoom and focus, a newly developedindependent convergence remote control interface has been added. Optional lens demands are supplied by third-party vendors.

XDCAM EX Recording
This professional camcorder adopts the same recording formats and codec technology as the XDCAM EX Series, offering a proven solid-state workflow for maximum flexibility since most major NLE products offer native support for the XDCAM EX format.

SxS Cards Slots
The PMW-TD300 uses SxS memory cards as recording media, just like the rest of the XDCAM EX Series. Left and Right images are recorded onto SxS cards individually in sync, while the two card slots (two each for Left and Right) allow for a long recording time. Over six hours of seamless recording is possible in HQ mode using four 64-GB SxS cards.

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3D/2D Switchable
With the PMW-TD300, both 3D and 2D shooting are supported. With a single SxS card, the camcorder is able to shoot images only through the left lens. In addition, when recording in 2D operation, it’s useful to be able to parallel record onto L/R cards.

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