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Sony HVR-V1U 1080i HDV Camcorder

With the groundbreaking HVR-V1U compact professional camcorder, in addition to standard 60i you can shoot progressive scan footage and still edit using regular Sony HDV equipment.In collaboration with prominent movie and drama creators, Sony has carefully analyzed current and future needs for digital cinema productions. This has given birth to the innovative HVR-V1U, a result of this analysis combined with more than a decade of Sony expertise in developing high-end digital cinema gear. In addition to typical 60i, the HVR-V1U offers 24p/30p progressive scan capture, enabling cinema and drama productions in its compact yet high performance unit. The camcorder also adopts the world's first 2-3 pull-down HDV recording system for storage of the 24p scanned images, keeping your existing HDV1080/60i HDV gear in action. Playback your 24p/30p scan footage using Sony HDV equipment you already have at hand, or feed it to a compatible Non-Linear Editing (NLE) system without changing your HDV deck or monitors - it’s as simple as that.The HVR-V1U is equipped with a high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 20x zoom lens. It comes in a rugged, ergonomic body with a 3.5", 16:9 wide LCD screen. Full control of zoom, focus and iris is achievable through independent controls designed for durability and precision use.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 Gross14-bit Enhanced Imaging Processor, outputting a 1920x1080/60p 4:2:2 video signalHigh quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens with Extra-low Dispersion, Fluorite Glass20X Optical Zoom with built-in Digital Extender for 30x Effective Zoom (Approx.)Super SteadyShot Optical Stabilization SystemUSB port and i.LINK DV Interface (IEEE1394)MPEG2 Real Time Encode System for real time processing of HD dataHDMI OutputSwitchable HDV/DVCAM/DV Format RecordingBuilt-in HD to SD down conversion via i.LINK interface and Component Analog output3.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 Clear Photo LCD Display (211K Pixels)Large 16:9 Color & B/W switchable EVF, with Simultaneous LCD Display OutputWide range of Manual Shutter Speeds, from 1/4 to 1/10,000 second, including 1/48Shutter Display Readout in Seconds or DegreesManual Iris Control, with New Exposure modes6 User Assignable Buttons for quick access to frequently used camera/VTR functionsEnhanced EVF/LCD Marker function, for Center, Aspect Ratio, Safety Zone, and Guide FrameExpanded Focus Function in Black & White or Color, for easy confirmation of focus setting during manual focusingEVF & LCD Peaking IndicatorInfinite Manual Zoom RingManual Focus Ring, with Focus Distance Displayed in Feet or MetersHistogram and Zebra Pattern in EVF/LCDExposure dial on Optical Axis of the LensBalanced Audio XLR input connectors (x2) w/Selectable Phantom PowerTime code Synchronization via i.LINK interfaceShot Transition Function offers automatic transition of various shooting parameters between shotsHypergain FunctionHandle mounted ZOOM / REC control3 position ND filter switchUp to 8 hours of normal operation on a single NPF970 batteryHVR-V1U HDV camcorderAC AdapterLarge EyecupRechargeable battery pack NP-F570Lens hood with lens coverPower cordWireless remote commanderWind screenMicrophoneA/V connecting cableComponent video cableUSB cableOperating guideCD-ROM
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