The PDW-F1600 offers multi-format recording flexibility as standard – including SD recording and a frame rate of 23.98P in 1080 mode. The foundation of the PDW-F1600 deck incorporates the features of the PDW-HD1500, and acts as more than just a file-based recording deck. With its insert/assemble editing capability, it can be used as a recorder in a linear editing system – just like a conventional VTR.