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Sony Holds ?Open House For XDCAM Pro Disc System

U.S. seminars and demos offer in-depth look at optical workflow (July 19, 2004)

Sony Electronics ?XDCAM Open House is giving broadcast and production professionals a closer look at the benefits of its XDCAM Professional Disc system. Throughout the summer of 2004, Sony representatives in 31 cities will host full-day sessions under the theme ?Redefining Your Workflow that include educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations of the XDCAM systems full range of capabilities.

?The XDCAM system can re-engineer and streamline a workflow in a way previously unimaginable, said Theresa Alesso, general manager of optical and network systems for Sony Electronics Broadcast and Production Systems Division. ?Much more than just a new recording format, this is a whole new way of working. The best way to understand this concept is to see the technology first-hand, and thats exactly what this Open House tour is all about.

More information about the Open House dates can be found online at

The Open House dates come at a time when customers in the broadcast, rental, production and corporate industries are experiencing the full power of workflow enhancements that the XDCAM system offers. Sony has already shipped 1,500 units worldwide and customers have realized advantages in enabling a whole new standard of productivity.

Customers across the broadcast, production, corporate and education industries are joining the list of XDCAM customers. The system will be used in a pilot test program by NBC News for the networks coverage of the Summer Games in Athens. Other XDCAM users include leading video rental houses Bexel and Wexler, and production companies such as Communications Four and State of Mind Productions. The system is also being used by the Fisher Broadcasting Group, WLS-TV, an ABC owned station in Chicago and KPRC-TV, a Post-Newsweek station in Houston, among others.

The XDCAM family includes the PDW-510 DVCAM and the PDW-530 MPEG IMX/DVCAM optical disc camcorders, the PDW-1500 optical disc compact deck, and the PDW-V1 optical disc mobile deck. The system uses blue-laser based Professional Disc optical media, which can store 23.3 GB of content on one disc, making the XDCAM solution optimal for acquisition through archiving.

For more detailed product information visit To find the nearest Sony authorized dealer or service location, call 1-800-686-SONY.

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