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SONY PWS-4500 4K/HD multi-port AV storage unit for IP network


The PWS-4500 live server system is one of the key elements of Sony’s next-generation 4K/HD live production solution with IP technology.

The PWS-4500 incorporates all the functions of the PWS-4400, including XAVC (both 4K and HD) and Avid DNxHD® recording capabilities, flexible I/O configurations and HFR recording capability. In addition, the PWS-4500 adds IP interfaces, file sharing function (Share Play), and redundant power supply. Moreover, the system can be configured flexibly, using various optional accessories, allowing it to be used as a highly cost-effective plain HD production recorder with less I/Os, or as a full-featured slow replay server supporting both 4K and HD formats (4 channels of 4K, or 8 channels of HD), and both SDI and IP interfaces, depending on users requirements. It will also integrate seamlessly with our HDC-4800 camera channel via the Share Play interface.

The PWS-4500 system consists of various products, depending on Client requirements – the PWS-4500 Multi Port AV Storage Unit (as a recording deck), the PWSK-4403 USB Control Device (as a control panel with a jog shuttle and a fader lever), the PWS-100PR1 Production Control Station (Workstation that runs production application software) , the PWS-100MG1 Media Gateway Station (Workstation that transfers files). In addition, there are several option boards and software that can be installed per users’ requirements.

The PWS-4500 provides 2TB of storage as standard, with the option to increase up to 8TB by adding 2TB storage option, the PWSK-4401 Internal Memory Array.

Moreover, the associated Windows 10, Embedded 8 and 8.1 PC running application software, the PWA-RCT1 Recording Control Software, which can trigger rec/stop/play/file transfer from a PC, adds operational flexibility to the PWS-4500 so that it can be used as an easy-to-use multi-port 4K/HD production recorder for a wider variety of production usages.

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