PXW-X500 Camcorder Operation

Learn how to set up and operate a Sony PXW-X500 XDCAM HD422 camcorder

Price per delegate: €475

Duration: 1 day

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What will you learn

This course will show you how to set up and operate a Sony PXW-X500 XDCAM HD422 camcorder. You will learn the purpose of every control, indicator and menu item in the camcorder. You will also learn about XDCAM and XAVC recording and how it can be used to improve programme making and production workflow.

Who should attend

This course is intended for operators and technicians who want to operate a PXW-X500 camcorder. Previous experience in operating general broadcast products and broadcast technology is expected. Previous experience in operating professional shoulder-mounted camcorders is useful.

Course contents


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

XDCAM-HD and XAVC camcorder technology

The course includes an explanation of the technology behind the camcorder. This short session provides essential background information that allows operators to gain the most from a PXW-X500.

External features, controls & indicators

This part of the course explains the purpose of every feature, control and indicator on the PXW-X500.

The PXW-X500 menu system

This part of the course explains the menu system in the PXW-X500 and the purpose of every menu item in the camcorder.

Setting up a PXW-X500 camcorder

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

Handling the camcorder

This part of the course gives practical instruction on how to handle the PXW-X500.

Advanced techniques

This part of the course shows experienced camera operators some of the advanced features of this camcorder.

Workflow considerations (wireless workflow)

The final part of the course examines how the camcorder can contribute effectively to several programme production scenarios. This includes conventional shooting for drama, nature recordings, sport, etc., as well as contemporary workflows for rapid news production using wireless workflow solutions.

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.