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A family of tapeless digital camcorders from Sony. Introduced in 2003, video is recorded on 120mm rewritable, optical "Professional Discs" (PFDs) or solid state SxS (S by S) cards using the ExpressCard/34 format. XDCAM camcorders tend to be high-end professional cameras.

XDCAM camcorders support a variety of modes, including standard and high definition (SD and HD) and selectable bit rates from 18 to 50 Mbps. It can use DVCAM, MPEG IMX, MPEG HD and MPEG HD422 video compression at various resolutions, frame rates and bit rates. Audio compression is PCM.

XDCAM also records a "Proxy AV" preview mode for quick editing with 240 or 288 lines of resolution, using MPEG-4 video and A-Law audio.

XDCAM supports standard-definition (SD) DVCAM encoding and MPEG IMX (MPEG-2). XDCAM HD records 1280x720p, 1440x1080i, 1440x1080p, 1920x1080i and 1920x1080p HD resolutions.

HD422 camcorders support HD formats at the highest bit rate of 50 Mbps.

XDCAM EX camcorders record high definition on SxS cards and also on Memory Stick and SD Cards with the use of adapters. Bit rates are limited to 25 and 35 Mbps. See HDCAM, DVCAM, Digital Betacam and HD formats.
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It supports Avid, OP1a, QT, MP4, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XAVC, FLV, HLS, MPEG-DASH, WebM, MPEG-DASH WebM, MPEG-TS, Matroska, NDI and IMF formats.
Al Mamlaka TV's house format for digital video is XDCAM HD-50.
Digital video (DV, DVCAM, HDV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, XDCAM etc.)--independent and television documentary
Each card has undergone extensive testing to ensure compatibility in today's high-end XQD hosts, including the Nikon D5, D500 & D850, as well as several of Sony's XDCAM Super 35 broadcast camcorders (PXW-FS7 & PXW-FS7M2).
This, says Primestream, give professionals the ability to work with leading broadcast file formats such as ProRes, XDCAM, DNxHD and AVC-Intra while leveraging Atom-based file formats such as H.264 for creating proxy assets and the delivery of Web content inside both Fork and Xchange platforms.
Summary: Sony has announced the launch of two new 4K HDR camcorders featuring its Fast Hybrid AF system: the XDCAM PXW-Z90 …
Acquisition interfaces for AVCHD, AVC-Intra, FireWire, Panasonic P2, and Sony XDCAM are provided as well as support for AJA and Blackmagic Design video I/O interfaces.
Sony sent me a PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM camcorder (Figure 1) to check out for a few weeks.
Chose que la television dement en precisant que le candidat a ete filme avec des cameras ultra sophistiquees de marque Sony XDCAM HD et a eu droit aux memes journalistes destines aux autres candidats.
Based on optical disc technology that Sony cultivated for its XDCAM series of professional broadcasting products, this system houses twelve optical discs within a compact cartridge as a single, high-capacity storage solution.