Sony EX1

Sony EX1


The Sony PMW-EX1 is a flash-memory based high definition camcorder capable of a variety of frame rates and resolutions using Sony's new XDCAM-EX intraframe codec. The Exmor 1/2" CMOS sensors used in the PMW-EX1 provide unprecedented levels of image clarity previously unavailable in the prosumer market. Sony's sophisticated SxS Pro memory cards add a unique dimension to almost any production.

Enhancing both usability and workflow efficiency, the PMW-EX1 has an extensive set of features that push the boundaries of traditional handheld cameras, including a continuous record time of up to 140 minutes! Whether shooting in 720p, 1080i, or 1080p modes, the PMW-EX1 has it all covered. Its bevy of output settings lets users take advantage of fast and slow motion, as well as popular framerates such as the "film-like" 24p mode.

Recommended Camera Settings

Camera Setup Settings
Physical Settings
  • Recording Format: HQ 1080/24P - for a film look or HQ 1080/60i for broadcast.
  • Focus: Manual
  • Zoom: Manual
  • Iris: Manual
  • Shutter: Off
  • Gain: L
  • White Balance Switch: Manual A or B
  • ND Filter: Always start with it OFF and adjust as needed depending on your light source


Other Resources

Instruction Manual

Final Cut Pro Log and Transfer Plugin

SxS Memory Card Drivers

SxS Clip Browser


FMMC Technology Support

FMMC Equipment

Video Cameras

Independent Study

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