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Sony HVR-V1U 1080p HDV Camcorder

Product Description

The Sony  HVR-V1U camcorder, along with the companion HVR-DR60 HDV Hard Drive Recorder, represents the latest addition to Sony’s tremendously popular line of professional HDV products, and does NOT replace any of our existing camcorders. The HVR-V1U camcorder provides affordable HD acquisition by offering true 1080p image capture in a small camcorder form factor. Three ClearVid® CMOS Sensors, combined with Sony’s 14-bit Enhanced Image Processor, create an exceptional camcorder capable of capturing images at 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i. All video is processed at 1920×1080 at 60p in full 4:2: 2, for optimum picture quality. In the 1080 24p mode, the images are scanned at the full 1080 lines, and 2:3 pull down is added and recorded to the 60i HDV tape. From SD to HD, and 24p to 60i, Sony’s HVR-V1U and HVR-DR60 offer an extremely versatile, high-quality production package for video professionals. Combining affordable and reliable tape archiving with file-based, edit-friendly clip recording in the field, the HVR-V1U and HVR-DR60 come together to provide a truly practical solution for independent cinematographers, corporate producers, educational users, small-market broadcasters, and wedding videographers, to name just a few.

FEATURES

  • HDV 1080p24, 1080p30, and 1080 60i video capture, recorded as 60i (24p recorded with 2:3 pull down)
  • 3 ClearVid CMOS Imagers, 1.12M Pixels Gross
  • 14-bit Enhanced Imaging Processor, outputting a 1920×1080/60p 4:2:2 video signal
  • High quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens with Extra-low Dispersion, Fluorite Glass
  • 20X Optical Zoom with built-in Digital Extender for 30x Effective Zoom (Approx.)
  • Super SteadyShot® Optical Stabilization System
  • USB port and i.LINK® DV Interface (IEEE1394)
  • MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD data
  • HDMI Output
  • Switchable HDV/DVCAM/DV Format Recording
  • Built-in HD to SD down conversion via i.LINK interface and Component Analog output
  • 3.5″ (viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Clear Photo LCD Display (211K Pixels)
  • Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF, with Simultaneous LCD Display Output
  • Wide range of Manual Shutter Speeds, from ¼ to 1/10,000 second, including 1/48
  • Shutter Display Readout in Seconds or Degrees
  • Manual Iris Control, with New Exposure modes
  • 6 User Assignable Buttons for quick access to frequently used camera/VTR functions
  • Enhanced EVF/LCD Marker function, for Center, Aspect Ratio, Safety Zone, and Guide Frame
  • Expanded Focus Function in Black & White or Color, for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual focusing
  • EVF & LCD Peaking Indicator
  • Infinite Manual Zoom Ring
  • Manual Focus Ring, with Focus Distance Displayed in Feet or Meters
  • Histogram and Zebra Pattern in EVF/LCD
  • Exposure dial on Optical Axis of the Lens
  • Balanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) w/Selectable Phantom Power
  • Time code Synchronization via i.LINK interface
  • Shot Transition Function offers automatic transition of various shooting parameters between shots
  • Hypergain Function
  • Handle mounted ZOOM / REC control
  • 3 position ND filter switch
  • Up to 8 hours of normal operation on a single NPF970 battery