Sony HVRV1U 3CMOS 1080p HDV Camcorder

Sony Updated: 2008-05-07 RSS
Sony HVRV1U 3CMOS 1080p HDV Camcorder

Sony is pleased to introduce the new HVR-V1U HDV™ camcorder, the world's first 1080p24 HDV acquisition tool. The 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 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, 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. Now through September 30, 2008 qualify for a $400 mail-in rebate on the purchase of a HVR-V1U HDV camcorder.


* 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