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Sony adds four new models to Video Journalist Backpack series
The addition of the new XDCAM camcorders gives mobile professionals more options for choosing the workflow that best fits their needs.
Sony has added four new models to its Video Journalist Backpack series of all-in-one portable field production kits. The new backpacks offer professionals a choice of Sony's XDCAM HD 4:2:2 camcorder technology (models PMW-100 or PMW-200), bringing new workflow options to mobile production applications.
The PMW-100, which is included in both the new VJBK-1TP100 and VJBK-1TVVP100 backpacks, increases performance with high-resolution 50Mb/s MPEG HD422 codec. It has the ability to record MXF files on UDF-formatted cards or on SxS memory cards that are compatible with the XDCAM EX format.
The PMW-200 camcorder, included in the VJBK-1TP200 and VJBK-1TVVP200 kits, is the successor to Sony's PMW-EX1/R camcorder. It supports a 50Mb/s MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording, and uses three 1/2in Full HD EXMOR CMOS sensors (1920 x 1280).
Like the original Video Journalist Backpacks, all four of the new kits contain a diverse set of support accessories to provide users with the tools they need for recording and producing professional audio and video. Components include Sony's UWP-V1 full wireless microphone system, with an F112 handheld mic and MDR7510 professional headphones; the latest Xperia tablet PC for telemprompting or clip playback; and Sony Creative Software's Vegas Pro Software for editing.