PXW-X500 Camcorder User Diagnostics

Learn how to maintain, upgrade and support a Sony PXW-X500 camcorder

Price per delegate: €1,180

Duration: 2 days

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What will you learn

You will learn how to maintain and upgrade a Sony PXW-X500 camcorder, and support operators on a day-by-day basis, using this camcorder. It will also show you how to find and correct day-to-day operational issues in the camcorder, supporting camera operators, and production crews. By the end of this course you will be able to identify faults within the camcorder, and know how to either fix the fault yourself or return the camcorder to an authorised service centre for major repair.

Who should attend

This course is intended for maintenance engineers and technicians who want to maintain an PXW-X500 camcorder in good working order. Previous experience in maintaining general broadcast products and broadcast technology is expected. Previous experience in maintaining professional tape based camcorders is useful.

Course contents


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

PXW-X500 camcorder technology

The course includes an explanation of the technology behind the camcorder.

Signal Theory

This section is devoted to the explanation of the circuitry of the camcorder and the underpinning technology.

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.

Wireless workflow with the PXW-X500

Part of the course examines how the camcorder can contribute effectively to a contemporary wireless workflow for rapid news production using wireless technology.

Practical sessions

The course includes sessions on camcorder alignment and service, including both electronic and mechanical operations.

Service support procedures

The final part of the course explains how to ensure that the camcorder operating conditions are maintained.

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.