4K XAVC Recorder. Internal 2TB SSD with two SxS memory slots
Image of the following product: PZW-4000


Superb 4K picture quality and enhanced workflow efficiency

The PZW-4000 4K XAVC Recorder supports XAVC-L422 QFHD 200 (200Mbps for QFHD @60fps) recording/playback as well as XAVC-I QFHD 300 (Intra XAVC for QFHD @ 600 Mbps), which is widely adopted in today’s 4K/UHD productions.

Long GOP compression technology at 200Mbps reduces video bit rates by 1/3 at 59.94p and 2/5 at 50p compared with the XAVC Intra codec while maintaining superb 4K image quality.

This combination of picture quality and lower data rate significantly improves workflow efficiency, especially with projects involving longer recording/playback time and faster transferring/copying of files.

The internal 2TB SSD allows approximately 20 hours of recording/playback in XAVC-L422 QFHD 200Mbps, with faster than real-time transfer through the GbE network interface.

On-the-fly playout from SxS memory

Dual slots for professional SxS memory cards enable on-the-fly playout without ingesting media into the recorder’s internal SSD. It also enables simultaneous recording (*1) to internal SSD and SxS, allowing content to be used both for backup and ‘to-go’ for editorial purposes. This allows production crews to carry out off-loading/backup operations as soon as shooting is completed.

Support for XAVC-L422 QFHD 200Mbps

The PZW-4000 supports the latest and most advanced XAVC family codec, XAVC-L422 QFHD 200, along with XAVC-I QFHD 300. It can compress QFHD/UHD images efficiently while maintaining high image quality. Excellent broadcast picture quality is ensured by 10-bit quantisation and 4:2:2 colour sampling, ideal for today’s rapidly growing HDR productions.

The PZW-4000 uses the same highly efficient encoding process as introduced with the PWS-4500 server. This ensures the highest picture quality in both SDR and HDR at an easy-to-handle 200Mbps data rate.


Supports latest removable media and codecs

The PZW-4000 supports direct access to industry-proven SxS professional memory. The recorder supports both XAVC-I and XAVC-L422 codecs and metadata, effectively providing complete format transparency. It also supports industry standard VTR/VDCP and ftp protocols.

Supports versatile USB SSD and/or HDD

For cost-effective portable media options, the PZW-4000 supports versatile USB SSD or HDD for check-in/out in handling large 4K UHD projects.
As the same manner with an SxS, simultaneous recording to internal SSD and USB drive is also supported.

Multi-tasking internal storage operations

The 2TB SSD internal storage is accessible when carrying out certain tasks. This multi-tasking capability increases interoperability and overall efficiency when working with network production systems.

Familiar VTR-style user interface

The control layout of the PZW-4000 follows industry-standard conventions that are familiar to most users with traditional linear editing operational skills. simplifying operation and integration into overall production workflows.

Enhanced network functionality

The PZW-4000 allows users to access growing volumes of files from servers and/or non-linear editors, with high-speed file transfer and multiple access via a network. It offers onboard Gigabit and optional 10Gb Ethernet.

HD monitor output

The PZW-4000 supports QFHD to HD down-converted outputs for monitoring purposes.