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Mastering Sony’s PMW-200, 160, 150, 100 XDCAM Cameras


This 3-hour training video is the quickest way to learn both the fundamentals and advanced features of the new HD422 camcorders and their state-of-the-art tapeless XDCAM workflow. This is not a superficial review of the four HD422 camcorders nor a quick look at their various functions. This training video not only tells you what a feature does, it also tells you why, when, and how to use it.

In fact, this is as close to a one-on-one training session with Doug Jensen as you can get without actually hiring him yourself for personal instruction. How much is your time worth? For a small investment, you can get up to speed on all of the camera’s features and functions — plus Doug shares his favorite tips and tricks for getting great shooting results.

Mastering Sony’s PMW-200, 160, 150, 100 XDCAM Cameras includes tutorials, step-by-step examples, and detailed instructions covering the most important aspects of camera setup, menus, shooting techniques, choosing a video format, clip naming, file management, clip importing, Picture Profiles, timecode, programming the assign buttons, customizing the viewfinder display, freeze-mix, white balance, multi-matrix, proper use of Zebras, jam-syncing, focus assist functions, shutter speed, gain, time-lapse, slow-motion, camera data files, best practices for importing and archiving footage, and much more.

This training videos is a completely independent production with no sponsorship, input, or approval from Sony. It delivers unbiased information and professional advice that can’t be found in the official camera operation manuals. This workshop is designed to help anyone, from a novice to an experienced ENG/EFP shooter, get the best results from their HD422 camcorder. The video provides real-world examples and suggested techniques that are simple to put into practice.

All Vortex Media training videos are carefully researched, planned, and written to teach you what’s important — without getting bogged down in jargon or unnecessary technical details.

This online workshop includes three hours of instructional content, which you will have access to watch as many times as you like during one month.

Price: $55.00 for 1 month

Mastering Sony’s PMW-200, 160, 150, 100 XDCAM Cameras is comprised of 19 lessons. Here is the complete list of what is covered in this course.

  • Introduction
  • Differences & Similarities
  • Camcorder Overview
  • The Menu System
  • Displays & Markers
  • Video Format
  • Memory Cards
  • Clip Naming
  • Assign Button
  • Picture Profiles
  • Exposure
  • Focus
  • Audio Recording
  • Timecode
  • White Balance
  • Special Recording Modes (time-lapse, slow-motion, etc.)
  • Playback
  • XDCAM Browser
  • Summary

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about the Sony PMW-200, PMW-160, PMW-150, or PMW-100.

Doug_Jensen2Doug Jensen has over 33 years of production and post-production experience and is the owner of Vortex Media. During his career, he has worked in many areas of the TV and video production industry, and his credits and clients include NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, ESPN, Sundance Channel, and Warner Bros. As one of Sony’s Independent Certified Experts (I.C.E.), Doug teaches workshops around the US, along with several in-depth courses at Maine Media Workshops. Doug is also the creator, writer, and producer of the popular Magic Lantern DVD Guides instructional series and has produced hundreds of training videos for businesses and government agencies. For more information, visit dougjensen.com

Workshop Details:


90 minutes of content


21 Video Streams. iOS and Android Compatible.


Access to the class website for 1 months.

View a preview of the class content below:

Vortex Media’s PMW-200, PMW-160, PMW-150, PMW-100 Training DVD from Doug Jensen on Vimeo.

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