Sony debuts 4K storage/playback device
April 8, 2015

Sony debuts 4K storage/playback device

PARK RIDGE, NJ — Sony ( has introduced a new 4K/HD SxS memory player. The PMW-PZ1 is a cost-effective playback and storage solution for 4K/HD shooting and post production applications. As a multi-format player, the PZ1 supports 4K (24p to 60p) and HD video, along with a variety of formats, including XAVC Intra & Long, MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD (both via future firmware upgrades).

The PMW-PZ1 has an SxS card slot, an HDMI output, four 3G/HD-SDI outputs, analog audio output (L/R), and a front-panel color LCD screen. These interfaces enable playback, copying and monitoring of 4K and HD video across a range of professional and consumer video applications.

During field or location shoots, 4K or HD images captured by Sony XAVC and MPEG-enabled cameras can be immediately reviewed on the PMW-PZ1, or easily output to a professional monitor or consumer TV via HDMI. The player can output 4K or HD video to digital signage or projection systems through the player, and users can copy data on SxS media directly to an external storage device.

The PMW-PZ1 will be available in the United States beginning June 2015, at a price under $3,500 and will be on display at the NAB show in Las Vegas.