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PMW-1000 Operations


PMW-1000 Operations 2 Day Course

Learn Operations of the PMW 1000 memory recorder/player with emphasis on student hands-on labs. Master advanced features and essential recording techniques. Examine in detail the XDCAM EX format and workflow. Work with the new SxS record media and lean about the file structure. Gain insight on how to quickly evaluate content on laptop using the Sony XDCAM Content Browser/Catalyst Browse SW. Work with all record formats from DVCAM, MPEG-2 Long GOP and new XAVC formats. Examine class examples of different bit rate recordings. Examine the basic and advanced extended menu items.

Learn to work with advanced features such as working with UDF and FAT file formats. Students will access Maintenance modes and perform firmware upgrades.

Who Should Attend

Anyone responsible for working with the PMW-1000 series in Pre and Post Production.

What You Will Learn

  • Product features general
  • XDCAM EX format specifications
  • XDCAM EX/XAVC recording formats and bit rates
  • Down Convert and Up Convert
  • Long GOP MPEG details of recording formats
  • SxS media description File Structure
  • Simple Block Diagram Description
  • Load SxS driver and XDCAM EX Clip Browser SW
  • XDCAM EX Workflow examples
  • Working with UDF (Professional Disc compatible) or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file formats
  • Advanced Menu Demo/Lab
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Diagnostics
  • Software upgrade
  • System Block Diagram


  • If you have any question regarding this class or website registration, please send us an email to training@am.sony.com or call us at (408) 352-4500. Thank you!

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): None
    Price per Student: $1,050.00


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       San Jose, CA
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    PMW320/350/500/200 Operations


    PMW320/350/500/200 3-Day Operations Training

    Learn Operations of the PMW320/350/500/200 camera with emphasis on student hands-on labs. Master advanced features and essential recording techniques. Examine in detail the XDCAM EX format and workflow. Work with the new SxS record media and lean about the file structure. Gain insight on how to quickly evaluate content on laptop using the Sony XDCAM Content Browser. Examine class examples of different bit rate recordings. Work with the Wireless adapter for streaming. Learn about the optional Triax adapter.
    Learn to work with advanced features such as transferring lens files, paint menus, and work with UDF and FAT file formats. Students will access Maintenance modes and perform firmware upgrades.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone responsible for working with the PMW320/350/500/200 series cameras in Pre and Post Production and Live camera events.
    Also for the ENG/EFP shooter that wants to learn the basics of the camera/deck and workflow.

    What you will Learn

  • XDCAM EX format specifications
  • Differences between PWM320/350/500/200 cameras
  • Product features - general
  • XDCAM EX recording formats and bit rates
  • SD and HD settings
  • Long GOP MPEG details of recording formats
  • SxS media description File Structure
  • Simple Block Diagram Description
  • Load SxS driver and XDCAM EX Clip Browser SW
  • XDCAM EX Workflow examples
  • Working with UDF (Professional Disc compatible) or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file formats
  • Camera Walkthrough- parts Identification
  • Camera Basic Set Up White Bal/Gain/ND
  • Settings of new Color Viewfinder
  • Filter/Focus/Shutter
  • Advanced features
  • New Flash Band Reducer
  • System Configuration
  • Simple Menu Structure
  • Accessing HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y output(s)
  • Advanced Menu Demo/Lab
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Software upgrade
  • XDCAM EX Browser SW Demo
  • System Block Diagram
  • Gamma and Four Hyper Gamma Settings
  • Wireless Adapter
  • Triax Adapter


  • If you have any question regarding this class or website registration, please send us an email to training@am.sony.com or call us at (408) 352-4500. Thank you!

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): None
    Price per Student: $1,875.00


       Sony Training Institute (San Jose)
       San Jose, CA
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    PMW-EX Series Operations


    PMW-EX Series Operation 3-Day Training

    Learn advanced Operations of the PMW-EX1/EX1R/EX3 camera and EX-30 deck with emphasis on student hands-on labs. Learn product advanced features and essential recording techniques, HD and SD. Examine in detail the XDCAM EX format and workflow. Work with the new SxS recording media and lean about the file structure.
    Gain valuable skills on how to use advanced recording methods to save time in Post Production. Learn how to quickly evaluate content using the Sony XDCAM EX Clip Browser software. Observe and examine content detail using professional HD monitors. Learn how to use the Picture Profile advanced features to enhance the video quality.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone responsible for working with the EX series cameras/deck in Pre and Post Production and Live camera events.
    Also for the ENG/EFP shooter who wants to learn the basics of the camera/deck and workflow.

    What you will Learn

  • XDCAM EX format specifications
  • Differences between EX1/EX1R and EX3 cameras
  • Product features general
  • Key features of EX30 Recorder/Player
  • XDCAM EX recording formats and bit rates
  • MPEG details of recording formats
  • SxS media description File Structure
  • Simple Block Diagram Description
  • XDCAM EX Workflow examples
  • Camera Walkthrough- parts Identification
  • Camera Basic Set Up White Bal/Gain/ND Filter/Focus/Shutter
  • Advanced features
  • Simple Menu Structure
  • Advanced Menu Demo/Lab
  • Software upgrade
  • XDCAM EX Browser SW Demo
  • Load SxS driver and XDCAM EX Clip Browser SW
  • EX-30 deck Walkthrough and Block Diagram
  • Critical Content Evaluation of output Broadcast Monitor


  • If you have any question regarding this class or website registration, please send us an email to training@am.sony.com or call us at (408) 352-4500. Thank you!

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): None
    Price per Student: $1,300.00


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       San Jose, CA
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    PMW-F5/F55 Operations


    PMW-F5/F55 Operations 3-Day Training

    Learn advanced Operations of the PMW-F55 camera Master advanced features and essential recording techniques. Understand in detail the XDCAM EX format and workflow. Examine the different System frequencies and frame rates of HD video. Work with the Basic and advance menus systems. Learn about the advantages of the different HD CODECS, XAVC, MPEG-2 and SStP and 4:4:4Work with the Basic and advance menus systems.

    Learn hands-on techniques to view the various 4K output of the camera. Access the system menu item to enable 4K recording Evaluate the different CODEC recorded content on evaluation monitors. Access recorded content using the Content Browser. Use additional video players to quickly view content.
    Set up the AXS-R5 RAW recorder. Learn how to work with RAW files, adjust the parameter settings with Sony RAW viewer. Use other RAW viewers to adjust color and gamma parameters.

    Learn to work with user features such as transferring lens files, paint menu s, set up and working with Genlock menu s. Students will access Maintenance modes and perform a firmware upgrade.


    Who Should Attend

    Anyone responsible for operating the PMW-F55 series cameras in Pre and Post Production and Live camera events.
    Also for the ENG/EFP shooter that wants to learn the basics of the camera and workflow.

    What You Will Learn

  • XDCAM EX format specifications
  • Product features - general
  • XDCAM EX recording formats and bit rates
  • Description of MXF and MP4 wrapper
  • SxS media description File Structure
  • Simple Block Diagram Description
  • Camera Walkthrough- parts Identification
  • Camera Basic Set Up White Bal/Gain/ND Filter/Focus/Shutter
  • System Configuration
  • Simple Menu Structure
  • Advanced Menu Demo/Lab
  • Advanced features
  • Maintenance Mode
  • Accessing HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y outputs
  • AVC, MPEG-2 and SStP CODECS
  • Software upgrade
  • RAW viewer
  • System Block Diagram
  • Gamma and Gamut Settings
  • Intro to 4K content


  • If you have any question regarding this class or website registration, please send us an email to training@am.sony.com or call us at (408) 352-4500. Thank you!

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): None
    Price per Student: $2,100.00


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       San Jose, CA
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    PXW-FS7 Operations


    PXW-FS7 Operations 2 Day Course

    Learn advanced Operations of the PXW-FS7 camera, Master advanced features and essential recording techniques. Understand in detail the XDCAM EX format and workflow. Examine the different System frequencies and frame rates of HD and 4K video. Work with the Basic and advance menus systems. Learn about the advantages of the different HD/4K CODECS, XAVC, MPEG-2. Work with the Basic and advance menus systems. Learn how to easily switch from HD and 4K record modes.

    Evaluate the different CODEC recorded content on HD and 4K broadcast evaluation monitors. Access recorded content using the Content Browser/Catalyst Browse.

    Set up the XDCA FS7 adapter and AXS-R5 RAW recorder. Learn how to work with RAW files, adjust the parameter settings with Sony RAW viewer. Use other RAW viewers to adjust color and gamma parameters.

    Learn to work with user features such as transferring lens files, paint menu s, set up and working with Genlock menu s. Students will access Maintenance modes and perform a firmware upgrade.

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone responsible for operating the PXW-FS7 series cameras in Pre and Post Production and Live camera sporting events. Also for the ENG/EFP shooter that wants to learn the basics of the camera and workflow.

    What you will Learn

  • XDCAM EX format specifications
  • Product features - general
  • XDCAM EX recording formats and bit rates
  • Description of MXF and MP4 wrapper
  • SxS media description File Structure
  • Simple Block Diagram Description
  • Camera Walkthrough- parts Identification
  • Camera Basic Set Up White Bal/Gain/ND Filter/Focus/Shutter
  • Switch between the 2 available lenses auto/manual IRIS control
  • Exposure Indexes
  • Super Slow Motion
  • Monitor LUT menu settings
  • Advanced feature- Simultaneous recording
  • Important System Menu Settings
  • Working with XAVC, MPEG-2 CODECS
  • Software upgrade
  • RAW Recording and Output Modes
  • RAW viewer
  • Gamma and Gamut Settings
  • Cine/S-Log3 and S-Gamut3/S-Log3
  • CBK-WA100 Wireless Adapter (Option)


  • If you have any question regarding this class or website registration, please send us an email to training@am.sony.com or call us at (408) 352-4500. Thank you!

    Recommended Prerequisite(s): None
    Price per Student: $1,100.00


       Sony Training Institute (San Jose)
       San Jose, CA
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