PDW-700/800 Camcorder Operation

Learn how to set up and operate a Sony PDW-700 or PDW-F800 XDCAM-HD 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 PDW-700 or PDW-F800 XDCAM-HD camcorder. You will learn about optical disk based video and the XDCAM-HD format using the MPEG-HD422 codec.

Who should attend

This course is intended for operators and technicians who want to operate an XDCAM-HD camcorder. Previous experience in operating general broadcast products and broadcast technology is expected. Previous experience in operating professional tape based camcorders is useful.

Course contents


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

XDCAM-HD 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 PDW-700 or PDW‑F800.

Setting up a PDW-700/PDW-F800 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 this new range of camcorders.

Advanced techniques

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

Workflow considerations

The final part of the course examines how the camcorder fits into the XDCAM-HD production process. It shows how differences in the way recordings are made with XDCAM benefit, not only the cameraman, 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.