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Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camcorder

B&H # SOHVRV1U Mfr # HVRV1U
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Product Highlights
  • 24p Capture
  • miniDV Cassette
  • Cinematone Gamma/Color
  • 1/48 Shutter
  • Focus Feet Display

The Sony HVR-V1U is an HDV camcorder designed specifically to incorporate many of the features only afforded previously to Sony's high-end digital cinema cameras. The V1U utilizes a sophisticated pulldown system, giving shooters 24p capability for creating film-like video.

With 24p, users can mimic the shutter of film which is often sought after for commercials and dramatic productions. Equally important, Sony's 2:3 pulldown technique records into standard 60i streams, so no additional gear is required. All your existing Sony HDV equipment will play 24p without a hitch! It couldn't be easier.

The camera also features 3CMOS ClearVid sensor technology. These CMOS sensors create sharp, rich images with natural color reproduction sure to please even the most scrutinizing eye. These features combined with a high-end Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens, makes the HVR-V1U a welcome addition to the already proven line of Sony professional HDV products.

High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format, used in the HVR-V1U allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television.
24p Capability
In 24p mode, images from the CMOS can be 2:3 pulldown-converted and recorded onto tape in the standard 60i HDV format. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary HDV system. True 24p editing can be achieved by uploading 2:3 pulldown-converted images via an i.LINK FireWire interface to a compatible non-linear editing system. The resultant images resemble the visual motion of film!
ClearVID 3CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
HDMI Output
Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony has upped the ante by incorporating this into the already extensive array of video output choices on the HVR-V1U. Connect the camera to any HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!

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Signal System HDV: 1080/60i, 1080/24p
DVCAM/DV: 480/60i (NTSC)
Image Device 1/4" 3CMOS ClearVid Sensor
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 20x (Optical),
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Illumination 4 Lux f1.6 at 18dB
Vertical Smear Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Filters 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND
LCD Monitor Clear Photo LCD Plus, 3.5", 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder 0.44", 252,000 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Scan Matching Yes
Memory Card Slot MemoryStick Duo Media
Shutter Speed Range 60i: 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/90, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/725, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/6000, 1/10000

24p: 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/24, 1/40, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/100, 1/120, 1/144, 1/192, 1/200, 1/288, 1/400, 1/576, 1/1200, 1/2400, 1/4800, 1/10000 sec
Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18dB
VTR
Tape Format DVCAM Small Cassette
HDV Record and Play
DVCAM Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed HDV: 18.8 mm/s
DVCAM: 28.2 mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time HDV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DVCAM: 41 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
DV: 63 min (with PHDVM-63DM Cassette)
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HDV
MPEG1 Audio Layer II
DVCAM/DV
16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
Audio Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Input and Output Connectors Composite Video: RCA (x1 Output, A/V Out 10-pin Connector Jack)
Component Video (x1 Output)
HDV/DV I/O: i.LINK FireWire Interface
Audio: XLR 3-Pin (x2 Input)
Headphones: Stereo Mini Jack
LANC: Stereo Mini-mini (2.5mm) Jack
USB: Mini-B Connector
HDMI Output: HDMI Connector
Power Requirements 7.2VDC
Power Consumption HDV: 6.8W
DVCAM/DV: 6.6W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 3.4 lb (1.5kg)
Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camcorder
  • NP-F570 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery
  • RMT-831 Remote CommanderTM
  • Lens Hood
  • ECM-NV1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
  • A/V Connecting Cable
  • Large Eye Cup
  • Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Warranty
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