PDW-1500 Deck Operation

Learn how to operate, set up and use the PDW-1500

Price per delegate: €475

Duration: 1 day

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What will you learn

You will learn about optical disk based video and the XDCAM format, and how to operate, set up and use the PDW-1500. The course can also cover the PDW-V1 if required

Who should attend

This course is intended for operators and technicians who want to operate a PDW-1500 deck. Previous experience in operating general broadcast products and broadcast technology is expected. Previous experience in operating professional tape based video recorders is useful.

Course contents


Part of the course covers the reasoning behind the development of optical disk based broadcast quality equipment.

Handling PDW series camcorders

This part of the course gives practical instruction on how to handle this new range of camcorders.

Controlling the PDW Deck

This part of the course shows experienced operator where they can find all the controls and settings on the deck, that they used on their conventional tape based decks.

Using PDZ-1

This part of the course explains how to use the Sony PDZ-1 XDCAM browser.

System and Workflow

This part of the course looks at the entire XDCAM production process and how the XDCAM deck fit into this process. It shows how differences in the way recordings are made with XDCAM benefit, not only the operator, but also the editing and postproduction process as well.

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.