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Sony HVR-V1U Professional HDV High Definition Camcorder (630 Hours)

SKU: US 678654
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About this item

The Sony HVR-V1U HDV camcorder, the world's first 1080p24 HDV acquisition tool. The HVR-V1U camcorder, along with the optional companion HVR-DR60 HDV Hard Drive Recorder represents the latest addition to Sony's tremendously popular line of professional HDV products, & does NOT replace any of the 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, & 1080 60i.

All video is processed at 1920x1080 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, & 2:3 pull down is added and recorded to the 60i HDV tape.

From SD to HD, & 24p to 60i, Sony's HVR-V1U & HVR-DR60 offer an extremely versatile, high-quality production package for video professionals. Combining affordable & reliable tape archiving with file-based, edit-friendly clip recording in the field, the HVR-V1U & HVR-DR60 come together to provide a truly practical solution for independent cinematographers, corporate producers, educational users, small-market broadcasters, & wedding videographers, to name just a few.

HVR-V1U Cinema Applications:
• 24p Capture
• Cinematone Gamma & Cinematone Color, with 3D-LUT (Lookup Table), to Match Film Stock
• 1/48 Shutter
• Focus Feet Display
• Shutter Degree Display
• Matte Box Attachment

Some of the Advatages of the Pro HVR-V1U:
Progressive Scan, with 24p & 30p Video Capture, Interval Recording, Color Bar Patterns with Tone, Camera Profile+MS Settings (vs. Cam only), Quick Record Function, 3 Smooth Slow Record modes (vs. One), 2 Exposure Type modes (vs. One), i.LINK External REC Control, Variable Outdoor White Balance, Hours Meter, Date Recording, Last Scene Review, Shot Transition Start Timer, Shot Transition Rec. Synchro, Cinematone Color,

2 Cinematone Gamma Settings (vs. One), HyperGain, Knee Point, Black Stretch/Compress, Selectable Setup Level, Digital Downconvert with Squeeze, Letterbox, & Edge Crop (vs. Squeeze/LB only), Simultaneous Use of EVF and LCD, Selectable Color & B/W EVF (vs. Color only), All Display Off Function, Focus Display in Ft. & Meters (vs. Meters only), Shutter Speed Display in Second & Degrees (vs. Second only).

Aspect Ratio (4:3/13:9/14:9/15:9) in EVF, Safety Zone Markers in EVF, All Scan Mode, Selectable Bar/Number Zoom Display (vs. Bar only), DVCAM REC/PLAY Capability, 8-Level Skin Tone Detail, Phantom MIC Power, LEFT/RIGHT Separate Audio REC Level Adjustment, XLR Manual GAIN, LEVEL & WIND settings.

Peaking Level Indicator, with User Selectable White/Red/Yellow, Selectable Auto/Manual Expanded Focus Off Mode, Separate AUDIO AGC Selection, Audio Limiter, Audio Lock Mode, TC Link, Timecode Reset Function.

What's Included With This Item

  • Ac Adapter
  • Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • Eye Cup
  • Mic Holder
  • Microphone
  • Wireless Remote Controller
  • Component Cable

Key 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 1920x1080/60p 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
  • HVR-V1U Creative Features:
  • 8-level Skin Tone Detail Feature
  • Knee Point and Black Compensation Settings, for Precise Gamma Level Customization
  • 12-Character Picture Profile Filing System on MemoryStick Duo Media
  • One-Button Last Scene Review Function Without Leaving Camera Mode
  • Contrast Enhancer in EIP Separates image signal into Picture Pattern and Brightness Information, to increase Detail in Dark Areas
  • Manual White Balance Adjustment
  • Still Image Capture to MemoryStick DUO
  • Smooth Slow Recording, in 3/6/12 Second Intervals, for Dramatic Effect and Motion Analysis
  • Interval Recording, for Time Lapse Effects
  • Picture Profile feature offers 6 memory locations for storing important camera settings such as Color Phase, Skintone Detail, Auto Iris Limit, AWB sensitivity, & Cinematone setting

Technical Specs

Image Device 1/4-inch type x3, ClearVid CMOS Sensors
Lens High quality 20X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Extra-low dispersion Glass
37.4mm to 748mm (35mm equivalent)
Filter diameter 62mm
Picture Elements Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels
Effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels
2 Built-in Filters ND1: ¼ and ND2: 1/16
Video Signal System NTSC color system
Scanning System 1080/60p 4:2:2
Shutter speed ¼ to 1/10000 sec
Connectors A/V, Component Output, XLR IN (x2), i.LINK, LANC, Headphone stereo mini.
USB port, MemoryStick DUO port
Minimum Illumination 4 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter
Exposure Auto, Manual
Viewfinder Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W Selectable
Approx. 250,000 pixel
Audio DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit
HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
Provided Microphone ECM-NV1 Microphone
Speaker 16mm built-in dynamic
LCD panel Hard-Coat Anti-Reflection 16:9 3.5" type, 211K pixels (approx.)
Format HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording, HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback
Recording Time Max. 60 min with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 min. in DV (SP)
Weight (Camera only) 1.5 Kg (3 lbs., 6 oz.)
Dimensions 131mm W x 184mm H x 323mm D
Power consumption 6.8W with VF or LCD on
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