Sony to unveil PDJ-A640 cart system, PDW-R1 field recorder/player

The new PDJ-A640 cart system complements the 80-disc PDJ-C1080 cart machine.

At NAB2006, Sony will unveil two new additions to its XDCAM family of professional disc products, the PDJ-A640 cart system and the PDW-R1 field recorder/player.

The new cart system can hold up to 640 of Sony’s Professional Discs. It complements the 80 disc PDJ-C1080 cart machine and can be used with up to four XDCAM decks, including both the PDW-1500 and the recently introduced PDW-F70. Both robotics-controlled cart systems can be used for automated ingest play-to-air transmission, short to mid-term archival storage library on-and off-line digitizing

The PDW-R1 field recorder can be AC or battery-powered, features a tilt-up LCD screen and a range of interfaces. It has a low power consumption of just 35W and is available with features, such as audio monitor select and mix out select.

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