SONY PDW-F75 front slant

Sony PDW-F75 Rear



The PDW-F75 is designed to place XDCAM HD at the heart of any existing infrastructure – it can as easily be connected to a composite analogue world as a digital file-based workflow. At the touch of a button, the PDW-F75 can up or downconvert any input/output signal in real-time with complete transparency. It is as easy to plug in an entry level DV camcorder as a top-of-the-range HDCAM VTR. The PDW-F75 features a comprehensive array of interfaces as standard. Using either the built-in LCD screen or a monitor, you have full access to all the benefits of the advanced XDCAM workflow with Scene Selection, Thumbnail operations and high-speed file-based editing. No matter how you work, the PDW-F75 offers productivity improvements impossible with tape-based media.


This Sony professional deck has been designed to provide the very best features at the very best price – there’s no need to compromise on quality, functionality or results!
Real-time SD output

Even when recording in MPEG HD, the PDW-F75 outputs a real-time SD signal via SDI, i.LINK DV out and composite out, further enhancing versatility and operational compatibility (e.g. with monitors or recording equipment on location.)

Quick and Slow Motion Support

The PDW-F75 fully supports the Over/Undercranking feature of the PDW-F355 and will play back this content.

HD 1080 Recording at Selectable Frame

XDCAM HD products can record video signals in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P and native 23.98P – using a “MPEG HD” codec with industry standard MPEG-2 MP@HL compression. The user can also select the following bit rates

High-quality Audio Recording

XDCAM HD products can record two or four-channel, 16-bit, 48-kHz uncompressed (Linear PCM) audio – delivering high sound quality.

File-based Disc Recording

Because the XDCAM system records video and audio as IT-type files rather than a linear AV stream, XDCAM HD products offer a range of powerful benefits.

  • Instant random access to content
  • Automatic recording onto empty disc space (no need to worry about overwriting valuable content)
  • Easy integration into other IT-based equipment such as Non-Linear Editing and
  • Archiving Systems
  • Advanced network-based workflow via i.LINK FAM (File Access Mode) or Ethernet
  • High Speed File Transfer.
Advanced Scene Selection Functionality

The PDW-F75’s 16:9 colour LCD displays enables easy access to advanced XDCAM features. For example, a thumbnail display provides immediate access to detailed metadata or key scenes (selected automatically and/or manually) for quickly reviewing content on site. You can also perform simple cuts-only editing on the deck itself.

Analogue-like Jog Audio

One of the most popular features of Betacam SP decks was the top quality, analogue jog audio feature. This is almost exactly reproduced by the PDW-F75, which offers near-continuous slow-motion speed down to 1% steps. Noiseless slow-motion is variable from -1.0 to +1.0.

High-quality Slow-motion

Using the same interpolation filter technology as Digital Betacam, XDCAM HD decks offer stable and smooth picture quality during slow motion with minimal vertical jitter in both SD and HD.

High Level of Reliability

XDCAM HD decks share the same platform as the XDCAM SD products which have proven themselves in demanding applications all around the world. As there is no mechanical contact between media and recording heads, a high level of durability and long media life have been achieved. XDCAM products have also demonstrated exceptional resistance to shock, vibrations and extremes of climate. In addition, there is a 2 Year Silver Support pack supplied as standard.

Comprehensive interfaces

The PDW-F75 features a wide-range of input-outputs and interfaces for maximum production flexibility.

  • Inputs: HD-SDI, AES/EBU audio, analogue audio, timecode, reference
  • Outputs: HD-SDI, Y/Pb/Pr, SD-SDI, RGB, SD analogue composite, AES/EBU audio, analog audio, timecode, XGA/VGA, audio monitor (L/R)
  • i.LINK interface supports
Additional features
  • IR Remote Commander supplied
  • Metadata recording: UMID, Extended UMID, Essence Marks



GeneralPower RequirementsAC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Power Consumption70 W Operating Temperature5°C to 40°C
42°F to 104°F Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F Humidity20% to 90% (relative humidity) Mass7.2 kg
15 lb 6 oz Dimensions (W x H x D) *1307 x 100 x 411 mm (excluding protrusions)
12 1/8 x 4 x 16 1/2 inches (excluding protrusions) Recording/Playback Format (Video)MPEG HD:
– HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate 35 Mbps)
– SP mode (CBR, 25 Mbps)
– LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate 18 Mbps)
DVCAM *2 *3  (CBR, 25 Mbps) Recording/Playback Format (Audio)MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz or 2 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Video)MPEG-4 Recording/Playback Format (Proxy Audio)A-law (4 ch/8 bits/8 kHz) Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)35 Mbps, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min (PFD23A)
35 Mbps, 2-ch audio: More than 150 min (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min (PFD23A)
25 Mbps, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)
25 Mbps, 2-ch audio: Approx. 200 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min (PFD23A)
18 Mbps, 4-ch audio: More than 248 min (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min (PFD23A)
18 Mbps, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min (PFD23A) Recording/Playback Time (DVCAM)25 Mbps: Approx. 185 min (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min (PFD23A)  *2 *3  Search Speed Range (Shuttle Mode)-20 times to +20 times normal speed Search Speed Range (Variable Mode)-1 time to +2 times normal speed Search Speed Range (Jog Mode)-1 time to +2 times normal speed Media DriveMedia TypeProfessional Disc Drive (x1) Input/OutputReference InputBNC (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) Analog Composite Input(Option: PDBK-104  *3 ) BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/negative, SMPTE 170 HD Composite Input(Option: PDBK-103  *3 ) BNC (x4), Y/Pb/Pr/(Sync) or G/B/R/(Sync) HD-SDI InputBNC (x2), SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio) SD-SDI Input(Option: PDBK-104  *3 ) BNC (x1), SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio) Analog Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 10 kΩ, balanced Digital Audio Input (AES/EBU)BNC (x2), 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995 Timecode InputBNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p/3.3 kΩ/unbalanced Analog Composite OutputBNC (x1), (1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/sync negative), character On/Off
Phono jack (x1), (1.0 Vp-p/75 Ω/sync negative) HD-SDI OutputBNC (x2), SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
character ALL ON/OFF/HD-SDI 2 only SD-SDI OutputBNC (x1), SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
character ALL ON/OFF/SDI only MonitorD-sub 15-pin (x1), (G/B/R or Y/Pb/Pr) Analog Audio OutputXLR-type 3-pin (male) (x2) (channel selectable), +4/0/-3/-6 dBu (selectable), 600 Ω, Lo-z, balanced Analog Audio MonitorPhono jack (x2) (L, R, Mix), -6 dBu, 47 kΩ, unbalanced Digital Audio Output (AES/EBU)BNC (x2), 4 ch (2 ch each, 1/2 ch and 3/4 ch), AES-3id-1995 Headphone OutputJM-60 Stereo phone jack (x1), -14 dBu, 8 Ω, unbalanced Timecode OutputBNC (x1), SMPTE timecode, 2.2 Vp-p ± 3.0 dB/600 Ω/unbalanced i.LINKIEEE 1394 6-pin (x1)*
AV/C (DV) IN/OUT, File Access Mode, HDV TS(1080i) (selectable)
*Optional PDBK-102 is required for HDV IN/OUT. *3  Ethernet(Option: PDBK-101) RJ-45 (x1),
1000BASE-T: IEEE 802.3ab,
100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u,
10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3 RS-232CD-sub 9-pin (male) (x1) ControlMini jack 4-pin (x1), for RM-LC2 Remote Input (9-pin)D-sub 9-pin (female) (x1), RS-422A MaintenanceMemory Stick (x1) AC Input(x1), 100 V to 240 V, 50/60Hz Video PerformanceSampling FrequencyY: 74.25 MHz, R-Y/B-Y: 37.125 MHz Quantization8 bits/sample Error CorrectionReed Solomon Code Processor Adjustment RangeVideo Level-3 dB to +3 dB Chroma Level-3 dB to +3 dB Set Up/Black Level-30 IRE to +30 IRE/-210 mV to +210 mV Chroma Phase-30° to +30° System Sync Phase-3 μs to +3 μs System SC Phase-200 ns to +200 ns Audio PerformanceSampling Frequency48 kHz Quantization16 bits Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.5/-1.0 dB (0 dB at 1 kHz) Dynamic RangeMore than 90 dB DistortionLess than 0.05% (at 1 kHz) Headroom20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)