The HVR-MRC1K captures the HDV, DVCAM, or DV stream output from the camcorder and allows users to record HDV/DVCAM/DV files to a standard CompactFlash solid-state memory card, while simultaneously recording to tape. Extremely compact and lightweight, the HVR-MRC1K can be attached directly onto the new HVR-Z5U without cabling, converting the camcorder to a tape and memory ‘Hybrid’ recording system. (For all other existing Sony professional HDV and DVCAM users, the HVR-MRC1K comes supplied with a mounting bracket to mount the unit on the accessory shoe of the camcorder.) The HVR-MRC1K offers limitless workflow benefits. After a shoot, users can simply connect the unit to a compatible nonlinear editor and edit their footage instantly. The HVR-MRC1K offers direct access to recordings, making the time consuming digitizing process a thing of the past. Using the HVR-MRC1K as an edit source feed also eliminates the time previously required by users to dub work tapes. Users can combine the HVR-MRC1K with a Sony professional HDV and DVCAM camcorder for a true taste of workflow innovation.