Sony PMW-100 Announced at NAB 2012


Another compact video camera from Sony was announced at NAB and is available on pre-order from Jigsaw and Proactive Broadcast at £3234 inc vat. It looks fairly similar to the EX1 but Sony have fired a definite shot over the “Canon X105 bow” with a direct response of 4:2:2 colour space and HD broadcast standard 50Mbps instead of the 35Mbps of the EX1 and EX3. The PMW-100 records to S*S cards and the workflow remains the same. It’s marketed as an excellent partner for b-roll etc to the PMW-500 and borrows some cool features from the EX3 such as over and under-cranking. Unfortunately the PMW-100 has a fixed lens, but what do you want for just over 3K!? There are also genlock and SDI connections so all seems present and correct.

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  1. Hi Don,Tony Cacciarelli from AJA Video here. We do actually know about this. When the Ki Pro or Ki Pro Mini is to be ARMed based on the tidomece, it will watch the tidomece value over the SDI cable for a change and will start recording once is sees that happen.If the tidomece value being output by the camera is Time of Day, then the tidomece is continuously changing, even when the camera is not recording. So, the Ki Pro sees this change and would start recording even though the camera isn’t in record. To avoid this, you have to set the ARM value to REC ONLY, which requires you to press the RECORD button on the Ki Pro in order to start a recording.With the new v2.5 firmware on Ki Pro Mini, the LANC port is enabled, which allows the Ki Pro Mini to be ARMed using a trigger over the LANC cable (assuming you have a LANC-enabled camera, of course). This allows for Time of Day tidomece to be used since the ARMing is happening based on the LANC signal, not watching for changing tidomece over the SDIa0cable.Thanks,Tony


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