PXW-X500 Camcorder Craft

Learn how to use the Sony PXW-X500 XDCAM HD422 camcorder in a number of real-world scenarios

Price per delegate: €350

Duration: 1 day

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What will you learn

This course will show you how to use the Sony PXW-X500 XDCAM HD422 camcorder in a number of real-world scenarios. Rather than learning every control, indicator and menu item, this course examines the final image and explains how to obtain a specific look with the various controls in the camcorder. The course will show you how become the better overall camera operator with the PXW-X500.

Who should attend

This course is intended for camera operators who want to improve their shooting skills and knowledge with the PXW-X500 camcorder. Previous experience in operating general broadcast products and broadcast technology is expected. Previous experience in operating professional shoulder-mounted camcorders is also expected

Course contents


The course starts by explaining the reasons behind the development of high definition SxS based broadcast quality equipment.

Overview of the camcorder

The course includes an explanation of how the PXW-X500 camcorder captures an image, processes it and records it to solid-state media.

Setting up a PXW-X500 camcorder

This part of the course explains how to set up the camcorder for shooting.

Wireless workflow techniques

An important aspect of the PXW-X500 camcorder is its ability to operate in a wireless based production workflow. This allows for rapid story acquisition and delivery, which is especially useful in new production scenarios. This part of the course shows camera operators how to use the wireless aspects of the PXW-X500 to work with a broadcast station to deliver news stories quickly.

Scenario shooting with the PXW-X500

A large part of the course in devoted to practical sessions designed to show how the PXW-X500 camcorder can be used in a number of different shooting scenarios.

Courses can be run at various locations. Courses must have a minimum number of attendees in order to run. To discuss the exact location and times available please click ‘Enquire Now’ at the top of the page.