HDV Product Range 2010. www.sonybiz.net/hdv

HDV Product Range 2010. www.sonybiz.net/hdv
HDV Product Range 2010.
www.sonybiz.net/hdv
Compact and Cost-Effective HD Acquisition,
Recording and Playback
Now With a New Generation of HDV Products for
Further Flexibility.
The rapid transition to HD programming
in broadcasting and post-production
has created tremendous demand for
an entry-level path into the HD world.
Sony responded to this demand with
the introduction of an exciting range
of Digital HD products. They adopt the
1⁄4-inch HD format – the HDV 1080i
specification of the HDV format – while
maintaining the DVCAM/DV recording
and playback capabilities provided on
Sony’s current market-acclaimed DVCAM
models. What’s more, they all offer a
down-conversion capability of their 1080i
recordings.
These features allow these products to be
used immediately in current SD systems,
while also providing a step-by-step
migration to the HD world. Operators can
continue to work in DVCAM or DV and
switch to HDV as needed, or work in HDV
1080i from the start and use the downconversion capability as required.
In 2008, Sony introduced two new HDV
camcorders that delivered the enhanced
choice professionals had been waiting
for: an interchangeable lens system,
native progressive recording and solidstate memory recording. The HVR-Z7E is
the world’s first HDV handheld camcorder
that uses 1/3-inch bayonet joint
interchangeable lenses and the HVR-S270E
shoulder-mount camcorder which supports
standard size cassettes for extended
recording times. A streamlined non-linear
editing workflow can be achieved using
the supplied Memory Recording Unit, which
provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on
a CF solid-state memory card.
In early 2009, built on the success of not
only the industry-standard HVR-Z1E, but
also incorporating the new technology of
the HVR-Z7E, Sony launched the HVR-Z5E
redefining a new standard for the fixed lens
HDV compact camcorder market. With a
new ‘G’ lens, 1/3-inch ClearVid sensors and
optional HVR-MRC1K memory recording
unit, the HVR-Z5E will surely be a worthy
successor to the HVR-Z1E.
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Sony’s professional HDV products are
aimed at professional videographers,
documentary makers and feature
film makers working to tight budgets.
Professional HDV is also an increasingly
attractive option for mainstream
broadcasters and corporate programme
makers needing to acquire HD content
in restricted or hard-to-reach locations.
HDV also serves as an ideal source
for contributing HD content into an
HDCAM production environment. The
format’s quality, versatility and low
operational costs also extend its appeal
to educational establishments and hire
companies.
The 2009 models will only serve to
increase the breadth of Professional HDV.
Digital HDV Camcorders
13 HVR-Z5E
16 HVR-Z7E
18 HVR-S270E
Digital HDV Camcorders
19 HVR-V1E
24 HVR-A1E
30 HVR-HD1000E
Digital HDV Hybrid Memory
Recorders
34 HVR-MRC1K
Digital HDV Video Tape
Recorders
40 HVR-M15AE
40 HVR-M25AE
40 HVR-M35E
45 HVR-1500A (not Progressive)
51 Accessories
57 Specifications
62 Connector Panels
An Introduction to Hybrid Recording
In 2008, Sony launched a new way of
working, a hybrid solution offering customers
all the benefits of both tape based
acquisition and solid-state acquisition. The
first products to demonstrate this ‘hybrid’
operation were the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E
with their detachable HVR-MRC1 memory
recording unit. In 2009 Sony has expanded
this concept to offer the HVR-MRC1K as a
stand-alone product opening up tapeless
acquisition to the huge Professional HDV
customer base. Alongside this launch, Sony
have also launched the HVR-Z5E which allows
connection of this new optional accessory
directly on the rear of the camcorder.
HYBRID Format
HYBRID Media
You can record video in HD and SD
formats simultaneously. When using the
built-in down-converter of the camcorder,
SD images can be recorded on nonlinear media while HD images are
recorded to tape.
HYBRID recording allows you to use
two different types of recording media
at one time. The tape and non-linear
media provide dual media recording
simultaneously.
HYBRID Workflow
Alternatively, you can use high quality
uncompressed Linear-PCM audio data
in a DV file instead of the compressed
audio of HDV. So it is possible to integrate
HDV video with Linear-PCM audio on the
timeline of HDV-compatible NLE
(non-linear editing) software.
Tape is still one of the most reliable
storage media. HYBRID recording with
the HVR-MRC1K allows you to keep the
master source tape in a safe place,
while having a video file for streamlined
NLE work.
HYBRID-Recording
“HD + HD” HYBRID-Recording
Tape : HDV1080i signal
CF card : HDV1080i signal
Archiving
Repurposing
HD
HDV Camcorder
+
MRC1
CF
HD Delivery
HD
M2T file
HVR-Z5E
HD
“HD + SD” HYBRID-Recording
HD
HDV Editing
HD
Tape : HDV1080i signal
CF card : Down-converted DV signal
Archiving
Repurposing
HD
HDV Camcorder
+
MRC1
CF
SD Delivery
SD
DV file
HVR-Z5E
HD
“SD + SD” HYBRID-Recording
DV Editing
SD
SD
Tape : DVCAM or DV signal
CF card : DV signal
Archiving
Repurposing
SD
HDV
+
MRC1
CF
SD Delivery
SD
DV file
HVR-Z5E
SD
SD
DV Editing
SD
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Expanding the HDV Format as a
Global Standard
Understanding Digital Master Tape
From the outset, the HDV 1080i specification
of the HDV format has been developed to
record stunning HD images with 1080 active
scanning lines on tape. It adopts the MPEG-2
compression format, using 8-bit digital
component recording at approximately 25Mb/s,
which is the same data rate as the DVCAM/
DV format, enabling a long recording time on
compact DV cassettes.
For example, more than 60 minutes of high
quality HD images can be recorded on a
mini DV cassette and Digital Master. As with
the DVCAM and DV formats, the HDV format
allows an i.LINK connection to compatible
non-linear editors, enabling a cost-effective HD
production system. The sheer volume of HDV
1080i professional and consumer equipment
used around the world is a clear indication
that HDV 1080i has become one of the most
popular HD formats.
Note: Although not used in Sony’s HDV products, the HDV format
also defines the HDV 720p specification, which features 720
effective scanning lines (progressive scanning system).
Digital Master™ Tape – The Perfect
Media for HDV
The HDV specification includes two types of HD
recording – 720p at a video bit rate of 19Mbps
or 1080i at a rate of 25Mbps – allowing output
of either SD or HD signals for effortless integration
into any existing production system. Digital
Master tape has been designed and tested with
HDV VTRs for outstanding performance.
Designed for any MiniDV, DVCAM or HDV
camcorder, Digital Master tape is unique. It’s
the only professional video tape with not one
but two active magnetic layers for 80% fewer
errors than HDV consumer tape. Digital Master
protects your precious films and images better
than any other DV media from damaging
dropouts and the adverse effects of dusty or
smoky environments, temperature and humidity
changes, repeated playback or extended time
in pause mode.
Long Recording Time
The HDV format adopts the same track
pitch and tape speed as the DV format,
thus offering the same recording time –
a maximum of 63 minutes on a mini
videocassette or a maximum of 276 minutes
on a large shell videocassette such as Digital
Master tape (see diagram below).
Designed for Professional Use
As a professional, Sony recognises that your
needs are different to those of a consumer.
As a result, Sony’s professional HDV range
incorporates more functions over the consumer
products to help support you and your
production needs. For example:
> DVCAM Support
> B/W and Colour Selectable Viewfinder
> White Balance Outdoor Level Shift
> XLR Connectors and Mic Power Supply
Flexible Recording Media
Recording Formats
2 Year PrimeSupport Contract
> 2-year Support
Included with all sales in the EU, Norway and
Switzerland, the Silver Support Pack extends
the support period from the standard 1-year
warranty to 2 years with the option to extend
to a 3-year period. Not only that, the following
extra features and services are also included.
> Operational Helpdesk
Operational phone support is provided
to give advice and help so that you can
get the most out of your Professional HDV
equipment and maximise its performance.
The multi-lingual helpdesk is available
from Monday to Friday 0900-1800 Central
European Time.
> Collection Anywhere
In the event of equipment failure, Sony will
arrange for the collection, repair and return
of the unit directly to your location, anywhere
in mainland EU, Norway or Switzerland. That
makes it simpler, quicker and even more
convenient for you.
> Repair within 7 days
Sony will collect, repair and return the unit
to your preferred location within 7 working
days. So, minimum downtime, increased
confidence and the ability to plan your
business are guaranteed.
> Loan
If the repair is likely to exceed 7 working days,
Sony will contact you and offer to send a
loan unit for the remainder of the repair.
Long Recording Time: Track Pattern of the HDV 1080i Specification
Recording Media
Direction of Tape Travel
10µm
Sub Code Sector
6.35 mm
(1/4 inch)
Videocassette
MPEG-2 PES Sector (Video
+ Audio + Search + AUX)
CompactFlash
ITI sector
Direction of Head Motion
ITI: Insert and Track Information PES: Packetised Elementary Stream
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HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E Common Features
Expanding the Next Generation
HDV World
Sony’s commitment to HDV has resulted in
the remarkable evolution of cutting-edge
technology equipment, such as the
HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E and the new
HDV-Z5E, which use the popular HDV
1080i recording specification.
The HDV 1080i specification uses one of the
“MPEG2 Long GOP” compression profiles.
This highly efficient and robust “MPEG2 Long
GOP” codec – which is also used in Sony’s
XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX series – enables
users to record stunning-quality HD video at
efficient bit-rates.
HVR-Z5E and HVR-Z7E provide over 60
minutes1 of recording time using miniDV
videotape. While the HVR-S270E has the
additional option of using standard size
cassettes that provide over 4.5 hours2 of
continuous recording.
Switchable Recording and Playback
– HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
The HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E can
switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV
recording, providing full flexibility to record in
either Standard Definition or High Definition
depending on your production needs.
PHDVM-63DM
Built-in Down-converter for
SD Production
The HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and S270E can convert
material from 1080i down to 576i and output
the video signals through the i.LINK interface
and other SD output connectors. This allows
users to edit recorded material with a
compatible non-linear editing system using
current DV editing software, as well as record
SD signals to an external VTR.
PHDV-276DM
Native editing in the HDV format is supported
by most of the popular NLE (non-linear
editing) software manufacturers. Additionally,
the HDV signals can be recorded as a file on
non-tape media. For example, when using
the HVR-MRC1K CompactFlash (CF) Memory
Recording Unit3, images can be stored on a
CF card4 for quick non-linear editing.
Memory Recording Unit HVR-MRC1K
(CF Card is not included)
1 When Sony’s recommended professional HDV tape
DigitalMaster™ model PHDVM-63DM is used, approx. 63 min.
recording time.
2 When Sony’s recommended professional HDV tape
DigitalMaster™ model PHDV-276DM is used, approx. 276 min.
(4 hrs. 36 min.) recording time.
3 The HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E are supplied with the memory
recording unit. For the HVR-Z5E and the HVR-MRC1K it is an
option.
4 When Sony’s recommended professional CF Card Model
NCFD-8GP is used, approx. 36 min recording time.
HD (16:9)
SD (4:3)
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Note: Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
i.Link is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a
product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with
an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each
other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions and
proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied
with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on
devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact
Sony’s local office.
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Cutting-edge Imaging System
1/3 inch-type 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
System with ClearVid array
The 1/3-inch type 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
System with ClearVid array has 45-degree
rotated pixels on each chip in order to
increase the signal density, while each pixel
maintains sufficient surface area.
In combination with Enhanced Imaging
Processor™ (EIP), the 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
System with ClearVid array achieves high
resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic
range and excellent colour reproduction.
The pixel shift interpolation technique has
been traditionally used in small 3CCD
camcorders. However, it normally requires
the combination of all three colour element
(RGB) signals to maximise resolution. If an
object lacks one or more colour elements,
the resolution of the object may be
degraded.
Enhanced “Exmor” Technology
By adopting this groundbreaking technology,
the new 1/3-inch 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
System with ClearVid array enables the
HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E to achieve
a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux1.
“Exmor” technology, which features columnparallel A/D conversion and dual noise
cancelling is also used in other new camera
products from Sony, such as the PMW-EX1
and PMW-EX3.
1 At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain.
The HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E
offers cutting-edge “Exmor™” technology
developed by Sony, which utilises the full
potential of the ClearVid Sensor array.
Multiple A/D (analogue to digital) converters
on each pixel row convert analogue signals
to digital as soon as they are generated,
unlike traditional technology that only has
one A/D converter on each chip. “Exmor”
technology can eliminate the influence of
external noise that enters the signal chain
during transfer to the A/D converter, resulting
in high quality digital signals with extremely
low noise. This significantly enhances shooting
in low-light environments.
The 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with
ClearVid array is different. It always produces
maximum resolution, regardless of the
balance between colour elements, thanks
to its unique and sophisticated interpolation
technology.
3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid array
Enhanced Functionality
Current Technology
“Exmor” Technology
Sensor
Sensor
Photo Diodes
Photo Diodes
Pixel Layout
Noise
Cancelling
1080 Pixels
A/D Converter
Noise
Pixels (Photo Diodes) (960 x 1080)
Signals after interpolation (1920 x 1080)
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Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
A/D Converter
A/D Converter
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Interchangeable Lens System Offers Unlimited Flexibility
Various video lenses can be
attached to the HVR-S270E and
HVR-Z7E which are both equipped
with a universal standard 1/3-inch
bayonet mount mechanism for
quick changing of lenses.
Carl Zeiss Lens for HD Video as Standard
A high quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens comes as standard with the HVR-S270E and
HVR-Z7E. Stunning resolution and contrast is achieved thanks to the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar™
T* coating, which suppresses unwanted reflections. A specially designed wide-angle lens is
also available as an option to suit a diverse range of shooting requirements.
Easy-to-use Interchangeable Lens for Fixed-lens Camcorder Users
These lenses give these HDV camcorders the same functionality as popular fixed-lens
camcorders like the HVR-Z5E and HVR-V1E, thanks to built-in features such as auto-focus, optical
stabiliser and automatic back-focus adjustment. Current users of the above camcorders will
easily become adept at using the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E, even if they have never used
interchangeable lenses.
Lens
Optical
Zoom
Focal
Length1 F
number
Standard lens
(supplied)
VCL-412BWH 12x
32mm–384mm (for HVR-Z7E)
(16:9)
VCL-412BWS (for HVR-S270E)
1.6 – 2.0
Wide lens (option)
VCL-308BWH
8x
(for HVR-Z7E)
VCL-308BWS (for HVR-S270E)
1.6 – 2.4
24mm–192mm
(16:9)
1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35mm film
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Natural-touch Lens Operation
Focus
The newly-designed focus ring offers two
types of manual focus, plus an auto focus
mode that can be easily switched by sliding
the focus ring forward or backward.
Front : AF/MF
Front : AF/MF
AF/MF Mode
• Full AF
• MF with One-push AF
Full MF Mode
• Full MF
(absolute focus position)
When the focus ring is in the front position,
the lens works in the same way as the
HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E and DSR-PD170P. In this
case, either manual or auto focus mode
can be selected by the assignable button
on the lens. On the other hand, when the
focus ring is set to the rear position, the
focus ring has a physical stop at infinity and
works in the same way as a professional
interchangeable lens, with fixed-focusposition and distance indicators.
Iris Ring
Zoom Ring
Slide Focus Ring
Zoom
Fast, intuitive manual-zoom response
is provided by an internal gearwheel
mechanism that provides accurate zoom
positioning. A high quality servo-motor provides
the smooth zooming performance that
industry professionals have come to rely on.
Iris
The iris ring encircles the lens barrel. Manual
iris adjustment is possible with an ENG-type
ring system that allows fine exposure control
for challenging lighting situations.
Wide Range of Lenses
The flexible bayonet lens attachment system
allows you to use a wide range of lenses.
Standard 1/3-inch HD video lenses, from
manufacturers such as Fujinon and Canon,
can be attached directly to the HVR-Z7E and
HVR-S270E.
If you’d like to attach a 2/3-inch or 1/2-inch
HD video lens on the HVR-Z7E or HVR-S270E,
it is possible to do so by adding a standard
lens adaptor from the lens manufacturer.
The HVR-S270E and HVR-Z7E camcorders
have 12-pin lens connectors allowing
compatibility with professional ENG lenses.
This feature is very useful, not only for those
who already have these professional HD
video lenses, but also for those who prefer to
use HD digital cinema lenses for their unique
contrast, colour and atmosphere.
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Lens adaptor LA-100W
Cinema Lens on HVR-S270E with an Adaptor
Lens Compatibility
With a special adaptor from Sony, it is also
possible to use the lens series designed
for Sony’s Digital SLR stills cameras. By using
lenses in various configurations, creative
effects can be achieved.
This approach is ideal for filmmakers on a
budget or those who already own lenses.
Note:
The focal length is doubled with a 2/3-inch lens adaptor
The focal length is increased 1.3 times with a 1/2-inch lens adaptor
The focal length is increased 7 times with an
lens adaptor
Some lenses may not be compatible and not all lens functions
may be available
Lenses
Operational Versatility
New Manual Camera Settings
One-touch Clip-type
Microphone Holder
Three ND filters
A one-touch clip-type microphone holder
makes it easy to attach and remove the
microphone for quick storage.
The HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E have
three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters,
which help users to reduce light intensity
under bright shooting conditions.
Negative Gain
Negative gain settings of -6 and -3 dB
have also been added to help reduce
sensitivity under bright lighting conditions.
When the iris needs to be opened to
create a short depth of field, a suitable
brightness can be achieved with this
function.
Three ND filters
Smooth Gain
Smooth WB (White Balance)
The Smooth Gain function is a smooth
transition gain system that avoids sudden
brightness changes caused by manual
gain-level adjustment. With this function,
the brightness changes gradually when
the gain-level position is switched
and avoids any sudden, unwanted iris
adjustment.
Improved Microphone Sound Quality
The Smooth WB feature is a smooth
transition white balance system that
avoids unnatural sudden colour
temperature changes between preset
white balance settings. For example,
this function is useful when you move
from an artificial, low-light environment
inside a building, to bright natural
sunlight outside.
New Supplied Monaural Microphone
ECM-XM1
The supplied ECM-XM1 microphone’s S/N
ratio is 78 dB, a sensitivity increase of 14
dB over its predecessor, the ECM-NV12.
2 The ECM-NV1 is a supplied microphone with DSR-PD170P,
DSR-250P, HVR-A1E and HVR-V1E.
Microphone
ECM-XM1
ECM-NV1
Sensitivity (at 1KHz)
-30 dB ±3.5 dB3
-44 dB ±4.0 dB
Signal-to-noise Ratio
78 dB, typical
70 dB
Frequency Response
50~20,000 Hz
100~15,000 Hz
Maximum Input
Sound Pressure Level4
127 dB SPL,
typical
121 dB SPL
Dynamic Range
111 dB, typical
97 dB
3 0 dB=1 V/Pa. at 1 kHz
4 0 dB SPL=20 µ Pa.
Shooting Support Functions
Z5E
Z7E
S270E
Advanced Histogram
The Histogram Indicator for brightness can be
displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder,
allowing operators to easily evaluate the
brightness of captured images.
A target window appears in the centre of the
screen and the brightness level is indicated
by a vertical red line in the histogram. The
zebra indicator level appears as a yellow
vertical line in the histogram as reference for
proper exposure.
Z7E
Z7E
Z7E
S270E
S270E
Camera Leveling
Focus Marking
When the focus position needs to be
manually moved to pre-decided positions,
you can put up to two markers (A and B) on
a focus position indicator in the LCD/EVF as
reference points. When the focus position
becomes aligned with one of these
markers, it will begin to flash. This allows you
to keep your eye on the subject of your
shot, without having to check the focus
indicator on the lens.
The HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E both have a
built-in three dimensional gravity (3G) sensor,
which detects the horizontal level of the
camcorder and displays it via an indicator
in the LCD/EVF. This digital leveller function
makes it possible to obtain a horizontal level
reading even when shooting without a tripod.
S270E
AE Window
Six types of AE (Auto Exposure) can be
selected to automatically adjust the
exposure to the most suitable level.
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Standard
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
Creative Versatility
Z5E
Colour Depth
Generally, the brightness of a video image
increases as the colour level becomes more
vivid. In these new camcorders, the brightness
and colour level are processed independently
so that more flexible tone – for instance, a dark
image with a vivid colour – is realised by 3D-LUT
colour processing.
WB (White Balance) Shift
The WB Shift function allows users to create
an impressive colour or to adjust the colour
temperature of the camcorder. There are two
WB Shift options to choose from:
> LB-CC type: adjusting the LB axis (colour
temperature) and CC filter effect
> R-B level type: adjusting the red and blue levels
Note: 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table
Skintone Detail
This function allows users to change the
sharpness of an object with a specific colour
and is particularly good for making skin tones
look more natural. The target colour can be
specified by controlling the Phase/Range/
Saturation/Y Level/Y Range parameters or by
pressing a button to specify the colour of an
object with a colour picker. If the sharpness of
the background object is decreased, the blur
looks more natural.
The Colour Revision function can change
the hue of only the colour designated by the
Colour Extraction function. This function is good
not only for creating impressive images, but
also for blue- or green-screen shooting in order
to normalise uneven colour.
The Shot Transition function allows for smooth
automatic scene transitions. After you have
programmed a shot’s START and END point
settings (e.g., for zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter
speed and white balance) and pressed the start
button, a smooth picture transition takes place
over the duration of the shot by automatically
calculating intermediate setting values. This
is very useful when complex camera settings
are required during the scene transition – for
example, when panning the camcorder from a
distant object to a close object. Transition types
can be selected from a choice of “LINEAR”,
“SOFT STOP” and “SOFT TRANS”, transition time can
be set from 2 to 90 seconds and start delay time
can be selected from 5, 10 and 20 seconds.
Transition
Shot B
time
SOFT STOP
Makes the transition slow
at the end.
Transition
Shot B
Colour Revision
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Colour Correction Images
Simulated
1
2
3
599 600
598
1/200 s
3s
Buffer
Memory
50i Recording
1
2
3
598
599
600
1/50 s
12 s
time
Makes a linear transition.
Colour Extraction
200i Capturing
Shot A
LINEAR
Shot A
Normal
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the
camcorders enables smooth slow-motion
playback by capturing images 4x faster
than normal (200 fields/s). In this mode,
for example, quad-speed images are
captured for three seconds, stored in the
built-in buffer memory and then recorded
to tape (in either HDV, DVCAM, or DV format)
as slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds1.
This allows recorded images to be checked
immediately in the field. Recording durations
are available in three, six and 12 seconds
depending on the picture quality. Picture
quality is slightly degraded, but this quadspeed imaging capture is the fastest speed
available in compact HD camcorders.
Smooth Slow Rec is ideal for sports or nature
photography, where the action can be
viewed more easily in slow motion and
opens up many creative possibilities.
Tape
(HDV/DVCAM/DV)
Shot A
The colour data is stored in each Picture Profile
so that users can select the most suitable
colour setting for each shooting situation.
Smooth Slow Rec
Shot B
Transition
The Colour Correction function of the HVR-Z1E
has been improved in the HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E
and HVR-S270E camcorders. Colour Correction
provides two functions for creative shooting.
The Colour Extraction function can retain up
to two desired colours of monitored pictures
in the screen, while making all other colours
black and white. The advanced function
allows users to select the colour simply by
pressing a button to memorise the centre
colour of the captured image.
S270E
1 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode.
Shot Transition™ Function
Colour Correction
Z7E
Shot B
Shot A
time
SOFT TRANSITION
Makes the transition slow
at the beginning and end,
and linearly in between.
Picture Profile
Up to six different picture-quality settings,
including gamma and colour settings, can
be registered in the memory as picture
profiles. This labour-saving function allows
operators to easily recall customised
picture quality settings for various shooting
conditions. It is also useful for matching
footage shot at different times or for multicamera setups.
Selectable Progressive Modes
Z5E
Z7E
S270E
Two types of progressive shooting modes are available.
25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Mode
These camcorders feature a 25p HDV native progressive recording mode. The 3 “Exmor”
CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid array and EIP create true 1080p images, which can then
be recorded as a progressive signal by the camcorders in the HDV format.
The progressive HDV stream can be output from an i.LINK connector and used for progressive
editing with compatible NLE software. The native progressive recording mode is suitable for
output to film, CG composition, viewing on a progressive monitor, or as an Internet movie.
Note: interlaced video is output from connectors other than i.LINK.
Capture
1080p
Record
Edit
1080p
1080p
Deliver
1080p
25p Progressive Scan Mode
In this mode, the 1080p image captured by the 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid
array is also recorded as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables
compatibility with current editing and monitoring equipment that only accept interlace signals,
while maintaining the quality of the 1080p image. The progressive scan mode is suitable for
feature films, documentaries and music videos, which have to be recorded as interlaced video
for viewing on interlaced monitors, but want to offer a “progressive look” to their motion. It is also
possible to edit footage recorded in the “25p scan” mode as progressive material. Most NLE
software can output the edited timeline in progressive format by merging odd and even fields.
Capture
Record
1080p
1080i
Edit
1080p or 1080i
Deliver
1080p or 1080i
Odd Field
Even Field
1080p
1080p
1080i
1080i
Progressive-look Motion
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Supplied Memory Recording Unit
Z7E
S270E
Hybrid Memory Recording Unit.
HDV with an IT Workflow using the CompactFlash Memory Recording Unit
The Memory Recording Unit is supplied with the HVR-Z7E and HVR-Z270E to support tape
recording. It captures the HDV1080i, DVCAM or DV stream output from the camcorder and
records it as a movie file while you are simultaneously recording to tape. You can use a
CompactFlash (CF) card1, which offers secure recording, high-speed access, large data
capacity, removable media convenience and high durability against external vibration. This
memory recording unit is also available as a stand alone product. The HVR-MRC1K offers this
functionality with the HVR-Z5E.
1 Not supplied.
HDV/DVCAM/DV File Recording on CompactFlash Card3
The recording time on a 16GB CF card2 in HDV, DVCAM and DV format3 is approximately 72
minutes.
2 At least 133x speed and 2GB capacity is required.
3 The recording time may change according to the CF card type and recording format.
Note: For full product details on the HVR-MRC1K Memory recording unit and Hybrid workflow please see page 34
Integration Without Cabling
The Memory Recording Unit can be integrated to the HVR-Z7E or HVR-S270E without the need
for cabling, simply by attaching it onto the special shoe connector4. This smart combination
never interferes with shooting operations. The Memory Recording Unit automatically
synchronises with the recording action of the camcorder – i.e., when the camcorder starts or
stops recording, so does the unit.
4 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/DV stream and supplies power to the Memory Recording Unit. The i.LINK
connector is not available when the unit is attached on the camcorder.
Attached on the HVR-Z7E
Independent Use With the
Supplied Cradle
The Memory Recording Unit can be used
as an external recording unit, just like the
HVR-DR60, by attaching the supplied
cradle that has an i.LINK connector,
battery attachment and DC power
input. When the Memory Recording
Unit is connected to a PC via i.LINK, it is
recognised as an external drive and can
be used to access files. When connected
to a video device (such as a VTR or NLE
system) via i.LINK, it can be used to input/
output a HDV/DVCAM/DV stream.
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Attached on the HVR-S270E
Cradle
Memory
Recording Unit
Battery (L series)
Slot
i.LINK Connector
(6pin)
DC Power Input
HVR-Z5E
Introducing a truly amazing new professional HDV camcorder from Sony.
The HVR-Z5E is a fixed lens compact HD camcorder designed to enhance
creativity and deliver, the highest standard of optical and audio quality in
many different applications.
Advanced Camera Features:
Sony’s Exclusive High-performance “G Lens”
Discover the exceptional optical performance of Sony’s “G Lens”. This sophisticated lens
incorporates Sony’s unique optical technology and unparalleled quality control. Moreover, it’s
been optimised to perfectly complement the camcorder’s advanced image sensor and
image-processing technology, thus expanding your shooting possibilities. Express yourself more
fully with the utmost precision of Sony’s “G Lens”.
Major “G Lens” Features on HVR-Z5E
1. The 29.5mm wide-angle “G Lens” (equivalent to 35mm film) on the HVR-Z5E offers a
field of view that’s ideal for many shooting situations, ranging from broad landscape
shots to conditions where sufficient distance from the subject is difficult to obtain. Its 20x
optical zoom capability also enables shooting over a wide zooming range.
2. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations caused by
differences in light refraction to minimise colour fringing. The advanced 10-group,
15-element lens structure also includes compound aspheric lenses for images that are
crisp and clear even when shooting movies at high zooming ratio.
3. Advanced optical lens technology makes the most of Sony’s 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
System with ClearVid array to realise sharper images with higher resolution and less
noise even when shooting in very low light.
4. The six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular, enabling the creation of extremely
beautiful background blur.
Natural-touch Lens Operation
Newly designed focus, zoom and iris control functions provide convenient lens operation. The
zoom function is variable and can be controlled using the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens
grip, or the lever on the camera handle. Additionally, once you select the high-speed zoom
mode, you can zoom from wide to telephoto modes about 1.5x faster than with the HVR-V1E.
The lens barrel ring controls the iris and a simple menu adjustment allows you to change the
direction of rotation to open and close it. Furthermore, you can control overall exposure by
changing the function of the iris ring. Exposure control automatically adjusts the optimum iris, gain
and shutter settings. Using exposure control mode, you can also fix the gain and shutter settings.
This function is ideal for varied shooting environments that range from very dark to very bright, allowing
easy one-handed control using single-ring operation. The ergonomic layout of the zoom, focus and
iris control rings makes operation of these three functions possible with just one hand. Moreover, the
built-in digital extender system increases the zoom ratio to approximately 30x. Sony’s Super SteadyShot
system (optical) helps you achieve a stable picture even when camera handling is unsteady.
Focus
Zoom
Iris
The HVR-Z5E also provides three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters and accommodates the
addition of an optional 0.8x wide conversion lens. These features provide enhanced shooting
flexibility to suit your production requirements.
An Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design
Sony has responded to professional user feedback to create the ideal handheld camcorder
with ergonomically designed body-weight balance and a well-planned layout of buttons and
connectors to reduce camera operator fatigue.
Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection
To provide a more secure connection between the camcorder and tripod plate or other
accessories, two screw holes have been incorporated into the base plate of the camcorder.
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Hybrid Ready
Operational Versatility:
The HVR-Z5E is ready for HDV/DV HYBRID
operation with the optional HVR-MRC1K
Memory Recording Unit. With HYBRID
operation, you can simultaneously record
video footage to tape and to a standard
CompactFlash (CF) card. The HVR-Z5E
has a special shoe connector1 for direct
attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without the
use of a cable2. This smart combination
never interferes with shooting operations. The
ergonomically integrated design provides
easier handling in any shooting situation. The
HVR-MRC1K automatically synchronizes with
the recording commands of the HVR-Z5E.
Various recording options are available when
using the HVR-MRC1K in HYBRID operation.
These include Synchronous recording, Relay
recording, or HVR-MRC1K-only recording.
Furthermore, the HVR-Z5E can display
HVR-MRC1K status information on its LCD
for convenient reference. The display data
includes Connection status, REC status
and the remaining CF recording time. It is
very convenient to be able to monitor the
operation of HVR-MRC1K without having to
check the rear display panel.
XtraFine™ LCD Panel
1 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an
HDV/DV stream and supplies power to the HVR-MRC1K
Memory Recording Unit. The i.LINK connector is not available
when the unit is attached to the camcorder.
2 For more information on the HVR-MRC1K, please see page 34
The recording time on a 16-GB CF3
card in HDV, DVCAM and DV format4 is
approximately 72 minutes.
3 At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required.
4 The recording time may change according to the CF card
type and recording format.
72 min.
16 GB
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A 3.2 inch-type XtraFine LCD is located on the HVR-Z5E in the same position as on the HVR-Z1E.
It has approximately 921,000 pixels (1920x480), which is 4x greater than the LCD of the HVR-Z1E
and this higher resolution allows for easier focus adjustment. The XtraFine LCD displays virtually
100% of the recorded picture area at a colour temperature of 6500K approximately.
XtraFine EVF
The 0.45 inch-type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels
(852x3[RGB]x480). This device has three independent LEDs for Red, Green and Blue colours. This
technology allows users to monitor objects with remarkable colour reproduction accuracy and
high resolution5. The EVF has a selectable display mode between Colour or Black and White.
The XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture area at a colour temperature of 6500K
approximately.
5 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object on the screen moves quickly, the R/G/B primary colours may momentarily
be seen on the object in the EVF.
InfoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatibility
The HVR-Z5E uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z7E,
HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E and DSR-PD170P, so you can use your
existing chargers and batteries.
HDMI Output Connector
Uncompressed digital HD video and audio signals are output
from the HDMI connector. You can see stunning HD images
on an HDMI-compatible monitor display. During shooting, a
pre-compressed 1920x1080i/4:2:2 signal is output from the
HDMI connector.
Two Accessory Shoe Connectors
The HVR-Z5E features two accessory shoe connectors. One is a cold shoe on the top of the
microphone unit at the front and the other is a screw-hole type shoe located on the handle.
The rear side shoe can be changed to a cold shoe using supplied parts.
Versatile Audio Input Selection
The HVR-Z5E features versatile audio input selection with a newly designed high quality built-in
stereo microphone, as well as two XLR audio input channels for professional microphones
or connecting to an external-line audio source. Additionally, the ECM-XM1 high-sensitivity,
low-noise monaural microphone is supplied. This microphone has an S/N ratio of 78dB and a
sensitivity increase of 14dB over its predecessor, the ECM-NV16. By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN
switch located on the side panel of the HVR-Z5E, you can easily assign the two audio input
channels to the built-in stereo microphone, external-line audio, or dedicate one channel to
each and record them separately or mixed. When assigned to one channel, the built-in stereo
microphone acts as a wide-directional monaural microphone.
6 The ECM-NV1 is a supplied microphone with the DSR-PD170P, DSR-250P, HVR-A1E and HVR-V1E.
Assignable Features
HVR-Z5E provides up to seven ASSIGN buttons for quick access to frequently used functions
suitable for variable shooting conditions. Some default functions are pre-assigned by name.
The assignable functions are AE Shift, Back Light, Colour Bars, Digital Extender, End Search,
Expanded Focus, Fader, Focus Macro, Hyper Gain, Index Mark, Last Scene Review, Marker,
Peaking, Photo, Picture Profile, Push AT Iris, REC Review, Ring Rotate, Shot Transition, Smooth Slow
REC, Spot Light, Steady Shot, TC Reset, TC Count Up and Zebra.
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HVR-Z7E
Sony’s one and only HVR-Z7E
is the world’s first professional
handheld HDV camcorder with an
interchangeable lens system. The
compact design makes it easy
to use and flexible when shooting
applications requiring mobility and in
space-constrained locations.
HDV, DVCAM and DV Recording on
a Digital Master Cassette Tape
The HVR-Z7E accepts Digital Master cassette
tapes, which provide over 60 minutes
recording time for HDV and DV formats, over
40 minutes for DVCAM format.
An Ideal Handheld Camcorder
Design
Sony has responded to professional user
feedback to create the ideal handheld
camcorder with ergonomically designed
body-weight balance and a well-planned
layout of buttons and connectors to reduce
camera operator fatigue.
Cassette compartment
Operational Versatility of HVR-Z7E
New XtraFine LCD and EVF Offer High-resolution, High-contrast Images
XtraFine™ LCD
A 3.2-inch type XtraFine LCD is located on the HVR-Z7E in the same position as on the HVR-Z1E.
The high pixel number of approximately 921,000 dots is around four times greater than the LCD
of the HVR-Z1E and this higher resolution allows for easier focus adjustments.
XtraFine EVF
The 0.45 inch type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 dots
(852x480x3(RGB)). This device has three independent LEDs for R, G and B colours. This
technology allows users to check objects with remarkable colour reproduction and resolution1.
The EVF has a selectable display mode between colour or black and white.
1 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves quickly, the primary colours of R/G/B may be seen
on the object in the EVF momentarily.
Common Features of the XtraFine LCD and EVF
> 100% full-scan display – helps you to check the entire recorded area.
> 6500K colour temperature – the standard for professional monitors.
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XtraFine LCD and EVF
infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible
The HVR-Z7E uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E and DSR-PD170P, so you
can fully utilise your existing battery and charger assets.
HDMI Output Connector
Uncompressed digital HD video and audio signals are output from the HDMI connector. You
can see stunning HD images on the HDMI-compatible monitor display. During shooting, the
pre-compressed 1920x1080i/4:2:2 signal is output from the HDMI connector.
Two Accessory Shoes
The HVR-Z7E features two accessory shoes. There is a cold shoe on the front that can be
removed to make room for a mattebox. At the rear, there is a screw-hole type shoe located on
the handle, which can be changed to a cold shoe, if required, using supplied parts.
B
A
A Removable Front Shoe B Screw Hole
Removable Front Shoe
Rear Cold Shoe Parts
Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection
To provide a more secure connection between the camcorder and tripod plate or other
accessories, two screw holes have been incorporated.
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HVR-S270E
The HVR-S270E offers videographers a traditional
“on-the-shoulder” feel with the benefits of increased
camera stability and longer recording time of up to
4.5 hours with standard size Digital Master cassettes.
Standard size Cassette Compatibility
A standard size cassette tape provides approximately 4.5 hours of HDV/DV recording or
approximately 3 hours of DVCAM recording. Of course, recording on a miniDV tape is
still an option.
HD/SD-SDI & Other Output Connectors
An HD/SD-SDI output connector provides embedded audio and TC data and can, for
example, be linked up to an XDCAM HD deck. BNC connectors provide secure cabling
connections.
Four-channel Audio Input
Four-channel audio recording is available for HDV and DVCAM recording thanks to four XLR
audio input connectors – two at the front and two at the back.
“Dual Finder” New LCD Position on EVF Unit
The new LCD position on the EVF (Electric View Finder) unit is currently only available on Sony’s
professional HDV shoulder-mount camcorders.
The HVR-S270E camcorder features a new configuration of a 3.2-inch type XtraFine LCD
monitor (approximately 921,000 dots) and an XtraFine EVF (approximately 1,227,000 dots,
852x480 x3 (RGB))1. The LCD is located on the EVF unit. This unique layout enables the camera
operator to perform both traditional EVF monitoring and LCD monitoring, while the camcorder
is held on the shoulder. The 180-degree tilt mechanism allows for LCD monitoring when the
camcorder is held in a high or low-angle position. The 270-degree swivel mechanism will
allow LCD monitoring from the front, right, or even left of the camcorder so that a reporter or a
director can monitor what is being captured by the camcorder.
1 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves quickly, the primary colours of R/G/B may be seen
on the object in the EVF momentarily.
Rear Panel
Side Panel
BP Series Battery Compatible
V-lock professional BP batteries are another great
feature in common with broadcast camcorders.
Connectors
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HVR-V1E
Since introduction, the HVR-V1E has
extended the HDV line-up offering
users additional features such as
25p progressive scanning as well as
50i interlaced recording.
In its compact, lightweight and
ergonomically designed chassis,
the HVR-V1E was the first camcorder
to feature advanced technologies
such as the 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor imaging system – and also
offers a stunning optical 20x Carl
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens.
Innovative Technologies and Professional Features
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor Imaging System
The HVR-V1E employs a 3-chip ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system, which produces
high-resolution (1920 x 1080) images with rich and natural colours. The combined use of the 3
ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system and the Enhanced Imaging Processor™ has enabled
a most precise interpolation scheme, which concludes within each R, G and B channel. This
allows a higher resolution for each R, G and B channel than is offered by equivalent-class
camcorders that resort to spatial offset techniques to improve resolution.
Unlike CCD sensors, there is no vertical smear in the ClearVid CMOS Sensor when shooting
high-intensity subjects, further reducing shooting-condition constraints (see diagram below).
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
The EIP is an imaging processor that brings out the full power of the 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor imaging system. It handles video data in 1920 x 1080p and 4:2:2 colour space for
high quality signal processing before recording it to tape in the HDV format1. Combined
use of the EIP and 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system allows the camcorder to
provide extremely high image quality with a high level of gradation and detailed image
reproduction (see image below).
1 The HDV recording is in 1440 x 1080i and 4:2:0 colour space.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Thanks to its
multi-layer coating and extra-low dispersion glass, this lens offers excellent spectral
characteristics, which result in virtually negligible chromatic aberrations.
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
Larger pixel size
Unique 45° angle pixel layout
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Professional Features
Down-conversion Playback
Capabilities
The HVR-V1E has a built-in downconversion capability, allowing 1080i
recordings to be output as 576i signals.
The 576i signals can be output from
the i.LINK1 connector. In addition, these
signals can also be output from either the
analogue component, composite,
or S-Video connectors.
This allows 1080i recordings to be edited
using non-linear editing systems running
DV editing software and viewing the 1080i
recording on an SD monitor.
2-channel XLR Audio Input
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
When down-converting these signals, the
aspect ratio displayed can be converted
from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be
selected from Squeeze, Letterbox2, or
Edge crop (see diagrams right).
1 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a
product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products
with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with
each other. For information on compatibility, operating
conditions and proper connection, please refer to the
documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK
connector. For information on devices that include an
i.LINK connection, please contact Sony’s local office.
2 Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
16:9 Widescreen Acquisition in
DVCAM and DV Formats
Squeeze
Optical 20x Lens and Optional
VCL-HG0868K 0.8x Wide
Conversion Lens
Super SteadyShot (Optical)
Switchable Recording and Playback
– HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV
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Edge crop
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
Recording
Format
Playback/
Down
Conversion
Format
Output
i.LINK
Analogue
Component
HDMI
1080/50i
HDV1080i
2-channel XLR Audio Input
Time Code Preset
Letterbox
576/50i (SQ/EC)
576/50i (LB)
DVCAM/
DV (576/50i)
-
Analogue
Component
S-Video
-
-
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
2
Available
E
ither 1 or 2 connection is available. When cables are connected to both, the 1 connection has priority.
SQ=Sqeeze, EC=Edge Crop, LB=Letter Box
Interval Recording
Interval recording is a unique function
that records signals at pre-determined
intervals (more than 30 seconds) for
pre-determined durations (more than
0.5 seconds). This is ideal for recording
subjects over long periods, such as the
movement of clouds or the blossoming of
flowers.
Smooth Slow Rec
The Smooth Slow Rec3 function enables
clean slow-motion playback by capturing
images at four times faster than the
normal field rate (200 fields/s).
3 When using the Smooth Slow Rec function, the resolution
of the camera image decreases. For example, the
resolution at Fine mode is 640 x 360 pixels. Also, audio
recording is not available. For more information see
page 54.
Shot Transition
The Shot Transition function allows for
smooth automatic scene transitions. After
an operator has programmed a shot’s
start and end settings (e.g., for zoom,
focus, iris, gain, shutter speed and white
balance) and pressed the start button,
it ensures a smooth transition takes
place over the duration of the shot by
automatically calculating intermediate
setting values.
Picture Profile™
Up to six different picture-tonal settings
can be registered in the memory with
desired names as picture profiles on
the HVR-V1E and displayed on the
LCD monitor at the touch of a button.
This allows operators to easily call up
customised picture-tonal settings to suit
particular shooting conditions, rather than
having to readjust the camera each time.
The factory default setting includes six preloaded picture profiles for typical shooting
conditions.
Last Scene Review
At the touch of a button, the video and
audio of the last shot can be instantly
played back on the LCD monitor.
Playback Zoom
Using the playback zoom function, a
selected area of the recorded HD images
can be enlarged and played back on
the LCD monitor and viewfinder, allowing
operators to check them for certain
details.
TC LINK Function for Multi-camera
Operations
Using the TC LINK function, the time
code of the HVR-V1E can be synchronised
with another camcorder such as an
HVR-Z7E, a HVR-Z5E, or a second
HVR-V1E. By connecting the HVR-V1E to
the other camcorder via an i.LINK cable
and activating this function, the HVR-V1E’s
time code generator will switch to
free-run mode and reset its time code
to that provided from the connected
camcorder. Once the time code of the
HVR-V1E is synchronised4, the i.LINK cable
can be disconnected and the next
HVR-V1E that needs synchronised
time code can be set up. TC LINK is a
convenient function when using the
HVR-V1E in multi-camera operations,
such as live-event recording and stageshooting applications.
4 The synchronisation accuracy is within one frame.
Long Operating Time
With the optional NP-F970 InfoLiTHIUM™
Rechargeable Battery Pack attached, the
HVR-V1E can operate continuously for up
to around 7 hours.
For more information see page 24.
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Operational Versatility
Compact Lightweight Ergonomic Design
The HVR-V1E is designed to be very compact and lightweight, for a high level of mobility in the field. It
weighs approximately 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz) (camcorder only). The design of the HVR-V1E is based on years
of Sony’s experience in camera ergonomics and provides ease of use and operational comfort.
Audio Level Dials
Other Features
Zoom Ring and Focus Ring
One-push AF Button
Two audio level dials are located on the carrying handle where they are easy to adjust, while
avoiding inadvertent operations. The microphone power can be easily turned on and off via the
mechanical switches.
On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec
Start/Stop Button
EXPOSURE/IRIS Dial
3.5-inch Type Widescreen, Clear
Photo LCD plus™ Monitor
The EXPOSURE/IRIS dial is located near the zoom and focus rings for smooth camera operations.
The dial can be used to set the iris, AE shift and exposure compensation functions, giving operators
manual exposure control during auto exposure mode. The rotation direction and response for
controlling these functions can be selected via the menu according to operators’ preference.
Camera Setting Storage on Memory Stick Duo Media
The HVR-V1E provides a convenient function to store camera setting data. It can store and recall 20
different setting configurations using Memory Stick Duo™ media and a further two using its built-in
memory. This is useful for sharing the same setting configurations among multiple cameras.
Colour Viewfinder with Large Size Eye Cup
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a high-resolution colour LCD viewfinder of approximately 211,000
pixels in a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9.
25p Progressive Scan Mode
The HVR-V1E supports 25p progressive
scan mode, in addition to 50i. The
signals generated are processed in
the progressive domain as 1920 x
1080p signals, allowing high-resolution
progressive footage to be captured.
The 25p progressive scan signals are
recorded to tape as 50i signals by
dividing each frame into two fields.
This HDV material can be reverted to its
original 25p form, as captured by the
camera, upon ingestion to a compatible
non-linear editor1. This approach allows
25p progressive footage to be played
back or fed to an editing suite using any
of Sony’s thousands of HDV solutions
already in use throughout the world.
1 Please contact Sony’s local office or authorised dealer for
information on compatible non-linear editors.
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HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface) Output Connector
Six Assign Buttons
A Variety of Gamma Settings
The HVR-V1E offers a choice of various gamma setting functions, which makes it ideal for
use in creative productions (see diagram on page 26).
Cinematone Gamma
The HVR-V1E provides a special gamma feature – the Cinematone Gamma™ – which
allows operators to quickly set up and load a gamma curve with similar contrast
characteristics to a film gamma curve. Three gamma curves can be selected from
“OFF” (normal gamma), “TYPE1”, or “TYPE2” (see image on page 26).
Black Stretch and Black Compress
Black Stretch: Enhances the video signal levels in dark picture areas for clear
reproduction of dark contrast, without sacrificing highlight contrast of the same picture.
Black Compress: Suppresses video signal levels in dark picture areas to emphasise the
depth of dark picture tones.
Knee Correction
The knee correction function compresses the wide dynamic range acquired by the
CMOS sensors into the standard video-level range. The knee point is the video level from
which the signal is compressed. By changing the knee point, the image contrast above
the knee point can be changed. The HVR-V1E can select knee points from high, middle,
low and auto modes to meet various production needs.
Other Convenient Functions
> Still Picture Recording to Memory Stick
Duo Media
> 2-channel Independent Audio Level
Control with Audio Level Meter on LCD
Monitor
> Simultaneous Operation of LCD Monitor
and Viewfinder
> AE Shift
> Hyper Gain
> All Scan Mode
> AF Assist
> Expanded Focus
> Peaking
> Status Check
> Battery Info
> Histogram Indicator
> Zebra Patterns (100% or 70%)
Cinematone Colour™
The Cinematone Colour function has been developed based on a thorough analysis of
the colour tone of cinema film and the voices of colourists engaged in digital cinema
productions.
The Cinematone Colour function provides cinematic colour for deep-colour and highcontrast images approaching cinema film. In combined use with the Cinematone
Gamma function, more cinema-quality images can be captured (see image below).
Cinematone Colour
OFF
ON
Focal Length Display in Metres or Feet
The focal length can be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder in either feet (ft)
or metres (m).
Shutter Speed Display in Units of Rotation Angles
Shutter speeds can also be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder in units of
rotation angles converted from shutter speeds.
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HVR-A1E
Boasting an incredibly small size
and providing HDV with the 1080i
standard, the HVR-A1E offers a
host of advanced features for
professional use.
Using CMOS technology allows the
HVR-A1E to be an ultra-compact
camcorder capable of providing
HDV in full 1080 line resolution.
Building on the affordability of HDV,
the HVR-A1E provides users with
a migration path from Standard
Definition whilst retaining the
qualities of the popular DVCAM
range such as ease of use and
i.LINK (IEEE1394) connectivity.
1/3-inch Type, 2.97-megapixel CMOS Sensor
The HVR-A1E incorporates one 1/3-inch type primary colour CMOS sensor with 2.97 million
total pixels, which has been developed based on Sony’s many years of experience in
imaging devices. This CMOS sensor can produce high quality images with high sensitivity
and low noise levels. This is superior to most traditional CMOS sensors due to advantages
such as its unique pixel design and advanced noise reduction technique.
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
The EIP is Sony’s image processing IC intended for high-speed processing of large
amounts of data captured by the CMOS sensor. In addition, the EIP employs the unique
algorithm that first separates image data into texture patterns and brightness components
and then processes these two elements independently. This makes it possible to have high
details in the dark as well as in brightly illuminated areas of the picture, delivering a clear
image with a wide dynamic range even under backlight conditions1.Combined use of the
EIP and CMOS sensor allows the camcorder to provide extremely high image quality with
a high level of gradation and detailed image reproduction (see image right).
1 Available when the new Backlight Compensation function is activated.
Optical 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
The HVR-A1E is equipped with the new Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* High Definition lens with
10x zoom function. Its fully coated glass is the same as used on Carl Zeiss prime lenses,
producing sharp, high-contrast images, with virtually no chromatic aberration.
Electronic Super SteadyShot System
The Super SteadyShot™ system used in the HVR-A1E detects horizontal and vertical
movements and electronically compensates for unsteady camera handling. The active
image area (the number of pixels used) in the CMOS sensor is automatically adjusted for
the Super SteadyShot system to achieve the best performance at each zoom position.
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Full Scan Mode
The HVR-A1E camcorder offers a Full Scan
mode, which allows the camcorder to
capture images with the resolution of
approximately two million pixels at every
zoom position when the Super SteadyShot
system is off. With this mode, images of
higher picture quality can be obtained.
Switchable Recording and Playback
HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV1
The HVR-A1E can switch between HDV 1080i,
DVCAM and DV recording, providing full flexibility to
record in either Standard or High Definition format
depending on production needs.
1 The HVR-A1E supports DV SP mode only; no support for DV LP mode.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
The HVR-A1E can convert material from 1080i
down to 576i and output these video signals
through its i.LINK™2 interface. In addition, these
signals can also be output via either analogue
component, composite, or S-Video connectors.
This allows editing of recorded material with
a non-linear editing system using current
DV editing software as well as recording SD
signals to an external VTR, while simultaneously
recording HDV signals with the HVR-A1E. The
HVR-A1E can also down-convert to 576P and
output these signals through its analogue
component video connectors.
When down-converting these signals, the
aspect ratio displayed can be converted
from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be
selected from Squeeze, Letterbox, or Edge
crop (see diagram right).
HD Codec Engine
The HVR-A1E employs the highly advanced HD Codec Engine™ feature, which efficiently
compresses base band HD signal data at approx. 25Mb/s with MPEG-2 compression, while
maintaining optimal HD quality. Designed for reduced energy consumption, this powerful digital
signal processor fits perfectly inside the compact and streamlined body of the HVR-A1E.
Still Picture Recording to Memory Stick Duo Media
The HVR-A1E incorporates a high-resolution digital camera function. Thanks to the 2.97-megapixel
CMOS sensor, still pictures with 1,920 x 1,440 pixels can be recorded to Memory Stick Duo™ media.
Still pictures can be captured by pressing the dedicated ‘Photo’ button and this can be done
even when recording video to tape, without any interruptions. In addition, any desired video frame
recorded on tape can be captured as a still image with 1,440 x 810 pixels3 and recorded onto
Memory Stick Duo media after video shooting (see diagram below).
3 When captured from a tape recorded in the HDV format.
16:9 Widescreen Acquisition in DVCAM and DV Formats
The HVR-A1E is capable of native 16:9 widescreen image capturing, with a high resolution of
720 x 576 pixels in DVCAM and DV formats and providing true 16:9 images in Standard Definition.
i.LINK Interface
The HVR-A1E is equipped with a 4-pin i.LINK interface. This allows for on-cable digital transfer4 of audio,
video and command signals to a connected, compatible VTR or non-linear editing system in the HDV,
DVCAM and DV formats.
4 Insert and assemble editing using HDV material is not recommended with
the HVR-A1E.
2-channel XLR Audio Input
The HVR-A1E provides two XLR audio input connectors for
connecting professional microphones or for feeding an
external-line audio source. Phantom power of approx. 48 V
can be supplied for the external condenser microphone.
INPUT 1 audio can be recorded on CH1 only, or on both
CH1 and CH2 audio tracks, with easy selection via a switch.
The HVR-A1E also comes equipped with two types of
microphones; an external directional microphone and a
built-in stereo microphone.
2 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product
contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK
connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For
information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper
connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any
device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that
include an i.LINK connection, please contact Sony’s local office.
2-channel Independent Audio Record
Level Control with Audio Level Meter
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
Super Night Shot™
Ideal for natural history and documentary
making where shooting in ultra-low-light
conditions is required.
Squeeze
Resolution of Still Pictures
Resolution of Still
Pictures
Still Picture
Mode
Video
Recording
Mode
Video
Playback
Mode
1920 x 1440 (4:3)
o
-
-
1440 x 1080 (4:3)
o
-
-
1080 x 810 (4:3)
-
o
-
640 x 480 (4:3)
o
-
o
1920 x 1080 (16:9)
o
-
-
Letterbox
Edge crop
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
Recording
Format
Playback/Down
Conversion Format
1080i/50i
576/50p (16:9/4:3)
Output
i.LINK
Analogue
Component
1080/50i
1440 x 810 (16:9)
-
o
o
576/50i (16:9)
640 x 360 (16:9)
-
-
o
576/50i (4:3)
-
Analogue
Composite
S-Video
-
-
-
-
576/50i (16:9/4:3)
1
2
576/50i (16:9/4:3)
1
2
576/50i (4:3)
1
2
Available
Either 1 or 2 connection is available. When cables are connected to both, the 1 connection has priority.
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Operational and Creative Versatility
Compact and Lightweight Design
The HVR-A1E features an extremely compact and lightweight body, providing an
unprecedented level of mobility in HD field acquisition. The camcorder itself weighs only
670 g (1 lb 7 oz) and just 1.3 kg (2 lb 14 oz) including the lens hood, XLR audio adaptor,
directional microphone, NP-QM91D InfoLITHIUM™ Rechargeable Battery Pack and
PHDVM-63DM Digital Master Mini Cassette Tape.
16:9, Colour/Black-and-White Switchable LCD Viewfinder
The 0.44-inch type colour LCD viewfinder displays high-resolution colour pictures of
approx. 252,000 pixels in a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. Operators can select to
display pictures in either colour or black and white to match the user’s preference.
2.7-inch1 Type, 16:9 Widescreen, Hybrid, Colour LCD Monitor
The HVR-A1E includes a 2.7-inch type colour LCD monitor with a high resolution of
approx. 123,200 pixels, which allows the input source to be viewed during recording
or the playback picture to be checked on location in a widescreen aspect ratio of
16:9. This large screen is also helpful in setting menus or audio recording levels, as
well as monitoring the camera and audio status. The hybrid LCD monitor used in the
camcorder combines the characteristics of both transmissive and reflective LCD panels,
providing clear viewing even in bright daylight conditions as well as in dark conditions.
This LCD monitor also provides touch-panel control for easy operations.
1 Viewable area, measured diagonally
Variety of Zoom Operations
The HVR-A1E provides four types of zoom control functions to offer diverse shooting styles:
> Zoom Lever located on the camera body
> Zoom/Focus Ring located on the lens body - allows fine adjustments in zoom position
> Zoom Buttons located on the LCD monitor - convenient for low-angle shooting
> Supplied Wireless Remote Commander unit
Exposure Lever
The HVR-A1E enables exposure control both manually and automatically. The Exposure
Lever provides two types of exposure control:
Macro
> Manual Exposure control to manually change exposure settings using the Exposure Lever.
> AE (Auto Exposure) Shift function to adjust AE level by 15 steps using the Exposure Lever,
while the AE mode is activated, for more accurate automatic exposure settings.
Tele Macro
The Tele Macro function allows operators to capture a macro image from a distance,
which is especially useful for shooting small moving objects. With this function, closeup images can be shot without the camcorder casting a shadow on the subject. In
addition, the image of the subject is shot in proper focus, while the background is
unfocussed, allowing the subject to stand out (see image right).
Conventional Macro
Backlight Compensation
The Backlight Compensation function allows the HVR-A1E to produce natural and
rich tones for both light and dark areas of an image under backlight conditions.
Conventional systems of backlight compensation tend to compromise details in light
areas, but the new Backlight Compensation function of the HVR-A1E can deliver superior
images with a very wide dynamic range by increasing only the brightness of dark areas
while properly retaining the brightness of light areas.
Tele Macro
Images simulated
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01
02
08
03
04
05
06
07
01 Zoom Ring and Focus Ring
02 Built-in Stereo Microphone
03 T ELE MACRO Button / EXPANDED
FOCUS Button / BACK LIGHT
Compensation Button
04 Exposure Lever/Button
05 H
DV/DV Interface (i.LINK) Jack /
USB Jack
06 C
OMPONENT OUT Jack / A/V OUT
Jack
07 DC IN Jack
08 Zoom Buttons
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Marker
Four types of markers can be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder and can be
displayed simultaneously (see image on opposite page).
Assign Button
A function frequently used in the field can be assigned to the Assign Button (push button),
located on the right side of the camera body, allowing operators to make rapid changes
under field conditions. The assignable functions include Status Check, Super SteadyShot,
One Push Auto White Balance, Histogram Indicator and Colour Bars (two types).
Histogram Indicator
The Histogram Indicator for brightness can be displayed on the LCD monitor and
viewfinder, allowing operators to easily evaluate the brightness of currently captured
images for proper exposure (see image on opposite page).
Time Code Preset
The time code can be preset using any number in H/M/S/F (hours/minutes/seconds/
frames) to record desired tape-position information. The time-code mode can be
selected between “REC RUN” and “FREE RUN”. In addition to the time code, user bits
can also be set.
Cinema-like Image Shooting
Two powerful features to produce cinematic and film-like pictures are provided on the
HVR-A1E. The Cinematone Gamma™ feature allows operators to quickly set up and
load a gamma curve with similar contrast characteristic to a film gamma curve. The
Cineframe™ feature allows picture movement to be reproduced like a film of 25 frames/s.
Long Operating Time
With the optional NP-QM91D InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack attached, the
HVR-A1E can continuously record in HDV mode for up to 300 minutes, or up to 340
minutes in DVCAM/DV mode.
Shot Transition
The Shot Transition™ function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions. The operator can
programme start and end settings for zoom, focus and white balance into the A/B buttons
and, by pressing the start button, a smooth transition will take place according to the set time,
because the camera automatically calculates the intermediate values during the scene
transition. The start of this function can be synchronised with the camera’s REC start function.
The transition progress can be checked using an indicator displayed on the LCD monitor.
In addition, a start timer function is also available for the Shot Transition function, helping to
prevent operators from missing a shot. This function is very useful when complex camera
settings are required during the scene transition – for example, when shooting subjects moving
from the background to the foreground of a scene (see image on opposite page).
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Other Convenient Functions
Simultaneous Operation of LCD Monitor
and Viewfinder.
Expanded Focus - magnifies the centre
of the screen on the LCD monitor and
viewfinder to about twice the size.
Peaking - enhances the outline of the
image where the camera focuses on most
and displays the enhanced outline with
colour in the LCD monitor and viewfinder.
Zebra - displays a striped pattern in
the LCD monitor and viewfinder across
highlighted areas, helping manual
exposure settings (100% or 70 to 100%
(adjustable by 5% steps)).
Quick REC - shortens the time until the
recording starts from stop mode.
Status Check - displays camera setting
menus for audio, output signal, assign button
and exposure level functions and hours meter
on the LCD monitor with the touch of a button.
Personal Menu - allows operators to
customise the setting menu to display
frequently used menu items.
Battery Info - displays the attached
battery’s current charge level and its
current remaining recording time on the
LCD monitor with the touch of a button,
when the power is turned off.
Super Night Shot™ - allows operators to
capture images in black and white using a
built-in infrared light, even in no light conditions.
Skin Tone Detail - reduces detailed signal
for skin colour, for a smooth reproduction
of human skin.
Black Stretch - allows more contrast to be
seen in dark parts of the picture without
affecting mid-tones while maintaining the
absolute black level.
Colour Bar - Two types
White Balance - Auto, One Push Auto,
Indoor (3200 K) and Outdoor (5800 K)
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01
04
02
05
01 Photo Button
02 Zoom lever
03 2
-channel XLR Audio
Connectors
04 MemoryStick Slot
05 A
ssign Button and NightShot
Switch
Marker
Histogramme Indicator
Centre
4:3
Distribution Quantity
Safety Zone
Guide Frame
Images simulated
Brightness Level
Shot Transition
Shot A
Shot B
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HVR-HD1000E
A new camcorder has been created to meet the growing demand from
users who are looking for mobility and professional appearance.
The HVR-HD1000E features a shoulder-mount design and black matte
body similar to that of professional camcorders; making it perfect for
weddings, corporate communications and sporting events where
appearance makes a difference.
Premium design characteristics and High definition HDV™ 1080i recording
are the main features of this new one-piece shoulder camcorder, ideal for
working videographers on a budget. A built-in down-converter creates DV
material, perfect for standard DVD productions. Plus, a special still photo
mode is ideal for producing DVD cases and making wedding photo albums.
Whether you are recording weddings and corporate communications or
helping students make a documentary, the HVR-HD1000E is the best choice.
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HDV - the Accessible HD Recording Format
Switchable Recording and playback HDV 1080i / DV Recording
The HDV-1000E can switch between HDV 1080i and DV recording offering flexibility to
record in either standard or High Definition format depending on production needs.
HD (16:9)
SD (4:3)
1,080
lines
576
lines
Full Compatibility with your Current DV System
The HVR-HD1000E offers benefits for SD productions, as well as HD. It is easy to use HDV
recordings for your current DV editing work. The HVR-HD1000E has a down-conversion
feature that outputs converted DV signals through the i.LINK connector1 to your current
DV non-linear editing system, while retaining a HD master on the tape for future use.
HD Recording (16:9)
HDV1080i
SD Editing / Monitoring (4:3)
Down
conversion
Squeeze
DV
DV (LP)
i.LINK /
Analogue output
Letter Box2
Edge Crop
1 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK
connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection,
please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK
connection, please contact your nearest Sony office.
2 Letter box mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
High quality Imaging System
1/2.9-inch ClearVid CMOS Sensor™
The next generation of Sony imaging sensor, the ClearVid CMOS Sensor used in the
HVR-HD1000E camcorder, uses a unique pixel layout rotated 45 degrees to provide high
resolution and high sensitivity. The ClearVid CMOS Sensor, coupled with an Enhanced
Imaging Processor™ (EIP), generates stunning images. Moreover, thanks to the CMOS
technology, bright objects do not cause vertical smear.
> Larger pixel
size
> Unique 45°
angle pixel
layout
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
Optical 10x zoom by Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T*™ lens
Vertical smear
Super SteadyShot™ (Optical) Image Stabilizer
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
The HVR-HD1000E camcorder can adapt to a wide range of shooting situations and
features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T* lens with 10x optical zoom, as featured on higher
end professional HDV camcorders. The T* lens coating suppresses unwanted reflections
and faithfully reproduces colours for professional-looking results.
The Super SteadyShot (Optical) feature of the HVR-HD1000E is an image stabilizer using an
active optical lens method that functions without any deterioration in image quality. The lens
itself shifts vertically and horizontally to compensate for the polarized light axis in real time.
CCD
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Professional Design
Shoulder-mount design
The HVR-HD1000E is lightweight and easy to use
even for beginners, it provides a professional
camcorder shoulder-mount design allows for easy
balance and stable operation.
Wide Clear Photo LCD plus™ Monitor on
Viewfinder Unit Provides Easy Viewing
A large, freely rotating 2.7-inch type LCD
screen is located on the top of the viewfinder
unit to provide easy viewing when the
HVR-HD1000E camcorder is in a low-level
position or on a tripod. This also makes it easy
for a director or client to see what the camera
operator is shooting. The LCD uses 211,200 dots
widescreen Clear Photo™ LCD plus device that
provides proper brightness and a high level of
colour reproduction.
Conventional LCD device
Stereo shotgun microphone
(stereo mini plug)
Rec indicator light
DC power input
Clear Photo LCD plus
Camera Control Ring
Adjustable
shoulder pad
A special camera control ring is located on the
lens unit of the HVR-HD1000E camcorder. Any
one of the following functions can be assigned
to the ring for easy adjustment:
> Focus (default)
> Zoom
> Brightness
> Shutter
> Video: 1/3~1/10000 sec.
> Photo: 1/3~1/425 sec.
> AE Shift
> WB Shift
123,200 dots Colour EVF
> i.LINK connector
> LANC connector
> Headphone jack
Cassette tape compartment
(miniDV cassette)
Photo button
Ergonomically Designed Handle
The ergonomically designed handle of the
HVR-HD1000E camcorder contains a convenient
record button and zoom control, essential for low
position shooting. There are two cold shoes on
the front and rear of the handle. You can attach
two accessories like the HVL-LBPA Battery Video
Light and HVR-MRC1K Memory Recoring Unit.
> HDMI output connector
> Memory Stick Duo slot
> USB connector
Video/Audio output connectors
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Other Features
Long Operating Time With infoLITHIUM™ L Series Battery
The HVR-HD1000E camcorder uses standard infoLITHIUM L series batteries, like the
DSR-PD170P, HVR-Z5E, HVR-Z7E and HVR-V1E. With the NP-F970, a maximum operating
time of approximate 10 hours can be achieved thanks to the power management
system and low power consumption of the ClearVid CMOS Sensor.
Smooth Slow Rec
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-HD1000E camcorder enables slow-motion
playback by capturing images at four times faster than the normal field rate (200
fields/s). In this mode, quad-speed images are captured for three seconds, stored in the
built-in buffer memory and then recorded to tape (in either HDV or DV format) as
slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds.1
NP-F970 (optional)
1W
hen using this function, the resolution of the camera image is decreased. Sounds can not be recorded while shooting in this mode.
Super NightShot™
The Super NightShot function of the HVR-HD1000E camcorder uses a built-in infrared light emitter
that allows you to record an object in zero lux light levels. It also enables night-time monitoring
and surveillance.
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Diverse Range of Photo-creation Functions
While the HVR-HD1000E doesn’t contain all the features you’d find in a higher end
professional camcorders, such as DVCAM recording/playback, XLR audio connectors
and TC preset menu, it does boast a diverse range of photo-creation functions. These
photo-creation functions are available at the touch of a button. You can store high
quality still images on Memory Stick Duo™ media2 and then use them to design DVD
cases, website content, news, etc.
2 Memory Stick Duo media is not supplied.
Photo Mode
In Photo mode of the HVR-HD1000E camcorder, you can take 6.1-megapixel,
2848 x 2136-quality, 4:3-aspect images.
Dual Rec
You can take 4.6-megapixel (16:9-aspect) photos while you are shooting HDV video simply by
pressing the photo button.
Capturing from recorded video
In case you missed the perfect timing for your still photo while videotaping, you can capture
and save still frames from recorded video by just pressing the photo button of the HVR-HD1000E
camcorder during playback. HDV footage will give you a 1.2-megapixel, 1440 x 810 pixel still
image of that magic moment.
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HYBRID recording Unit - HVR-MRC1K
Streamlining Your Workflow from Acquisition to Editing and Material
Archiving with unique HYBRID Recording Solutions from Sony.
Speed, reliability, operability and versatility are key concerns in any video production.
The HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit from Sony offers stunning innovation for all
aspects of the production process – from acquisition to editing and on to material
archiving.
The HVR-MRC1K consists of the HVR-MRC1 main unit, HVRA-CR1 cradle, cold-shoe
adaptors and an i.LINK cable. Extremely compact and lightweight, the HVR-MRC1 can
be mounted on any HDV™/DVCAM™ camcorder, thereby converting it to a ‘HYBRID’
recording system with CompactFlash® solid-state memory and tape. It allows the user to
record video on a tape and CompactFlash (CF) card simultaneously.
The widely available CF card can be used to offer secure recording, removable media
convenience, high durability against external vibration and high-speed file transfer to a
computer. It is possible to record for about 72 minutes on a 16-GB CF card.
Important benefits of HYBRID recording
> HYBRID Format: Simultaneous HD and SD recording - HD on tape and SD on
non-tape media
> HYBRID Media: Use of a tape and non-linear recording media - For reliable
backup recording
> HYBRID Workflow: Files for quick editing and tape for archiving - For today’s
production and HD value in the future
Combine the HVR-MRC1K with your HDV or DVCAM camcorder for a true taste of
workflow innovation.
HVR-MRC1K
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HVR-MRC1K
HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit
The HVR-MRC1K is a memory recording unit kit which consists of the HVR-MRC1 memory
recording unit, HVRA-CR1 cradle, cold-shoe adaptors and an i.LINK (IEEE1394) cable.
First introduced as a supplied accessory with the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E, the memory
recording unit is now available as a stand-alone option. The HVR-MRC1 can be
connected directly to the HVR-Z5E without cabling or can be connected to any Sony
professional HDV or DVCAM camcorder via an i.Link cable connection. The widely
available standard CompactFlash® (CF) card1 is used for HDV, DVCAM and DV file
recording, with a 16-GB card providing approximately 72 minutes and an 8-GB card
providing approximately 36 minutes of recording time.
1 CF card is not included. At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required. The NCFD8GP and NCFD16GP Sony’s CF cards
are recommended. The recording time may change according to the CF card type and recording format.
File Type
For HDV1080i recording
M2T file
This is a file created by the HVR-MRC1. It
has the file extension “.M2T”. The video,
audio and auxiliary data are contained in
an MPEG2-TS file format. The file conforms
to the HDV1080i specification in which
MPEG-2 MP@H-14 is used for its video
codec and either MPEG-1 Audio Layer2
(for 2 ch) or MPEG-2 Audio Layer2 (for 4 ch)
is used for the audio codec.
For DVCAM and DV recording
There are two options for DVCAM/DV file
recording:
AVI file (DV type1)
This file has the extension “.AVI” and can
be played by the standard movie player
software of both Windows® and Mac®
operating systems. Using this file type for
DVCAM/DV recording is useful because
it is compatible with many types of
application software.
HVR-MRC1 (CF card not supplied)
RawDV file
You can also choose this file type for
DVCAM/DV recording, if needed. It has the
file extension “.DV” and contains raw DVCAM
or DV data This file type can be played
back via the QuickTime Player on the Mac®
operating system. A compatible player may
be needed for playback on the Windows®
operating system.
FAT32 File System
The HVR-MRC1 uses FAT32 for it’s file system.
Thanks to FAT32, your Windows® or Mac®
computer can recognise the recording
media as an external drive without having
to install any driver software. The maximum
recording file size allowed with FAT32 is
approximately 4GB, which provides a
recording time of around 20 minutes.
Should your recording exceed this, the
subsequent footage will be recorded
as a separate new file. However, the
Sony Recording Unit Utility software and
compatible NLE software can connect the
divided M2T files so they can be edited
precisely in your NLE as a single file without
any pauses.
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Independent Recording
Versatile Recording Modes
The HVR-MRC1 can disregard the rec trigger
or recording status of the camcorder and
allow recording to be started and stopped
using it’s own control buttons.
Three recording modes can be selected
to support various camcorder models and
operational needs.
SYNCHRO mode
When using camcorders that support
external rec control, such as the HVR-S270,
HVR-Z7E, HVR-Z5E, HVR-V1E, HVR-Z1E,
DSR-450WP and DSR-400P, recording to the
HVR-MRC1 is directly controlled by the press
of the camcorder’s rec start button.1
1 In this mode, a rec start delay of approximately 0.5 seconds
may occur after the camcorder rec start button is pressed.
FOLLOW mode
When using camcorders that do not support
external rec control, such as the HVR-A1E
and DSR-PD170P, the FOLLOW mode can
be used to start and stop recording of the
HVR-MRC1. In this mode, the HVR-MRC1
periodically checks whether the camcorder
is in rec mode or not and follows this status.2
Cache Recording
The HVR-MRC1 offer a cache recording
function, in which up to 14 seconds of
video and audio are continuously buffered
in the memory. This helps prevent the loss
of important scenes or events that occur
14 seconds before the rec start button is
pressed3, as that footage is automatically
recorded to the hard disk or CF card.
3 In HDV mode, approximately 0.5 seconds of the video
captured before and after the camcorder rec start button
is pressed may be lost.
The HVR-MRC1 are equipped with buttons
that provide control for functions such as
record, play, stop, next and previous, Using
these buttons, the unit can output HDV/
DVCAM/DV streams with time code via the
i.LINK connector.
Quick Review of Recordings
Using the control buttons of the HVR-MRC1,
stored footage can be instantly accessed
and previewed on the LCD monitor of the
connected camcorder or deck for a quick
review of recordings.
Repeat Playback
The HVR-MRC1 offer a repeat playback function
that allows for one desired clip or all clips to
be repeated and transferred via the i.LINK
connector to an i.LINK compatible device.
Status Check on Camcorder
2 In this mode, a rec start delay of up to 2 seconds may
occur after the camcorder rec start button is pressed.
Supported Camcorder Models
Model
SYNCHRO
mode
FOLLOW
mode
Independent
Recording
Monitor
& record
playback
HDV
DVCAM
DV
HVR-S270E
4
O*
O
4
O*
O
O
O
O
HVR-Z7E
O*4
O
O*4
O
O
O
O
HVR-Z5E
O*4
O
O*4
O
O
O
O
HVR-Z1E
O
O
O*4
O
O
O
O
HVR-V1E
O*4
O
O*4
O
O
O
O
HVR-A1E
X
O
O*4
O
O
O
O
HVR-HD1000E
X
O
O*4
O
O
-
O
DSR-570WSPL
O*4
O
O*4
O
-
O*6
-
DSR-450WSPL
O*4
O
O*4
O
-
O*6
O*6
DSR-400PL
O*4
O
O*4
O
-
O*6
O*6
DSR-390PL
O*4
O
O*4
O
-
O*6
-
DSR-250P
O
O
O*4
O
-
O
O
DSR-PD170P/
PD150P
X
O
O*4
O
-
O
O
DSR-PDX10P
X
O
O*4
O
-
O
O
HVR-M35E
-
-
-
O
O
O
O
HVR-M25E/M25AE
-
-
-
O
O
O
O
HVR-M15E/M15AE
-
-
-
O
O
O
O
HVR-M10E
-
-
-
O
O
O
O
HVR-1500/1500A
-
-
-
O
O
O*6
O*6
DSR-50P
-
-
-
O
-
O
O
DSR-45P/45AP
-
-
-
O
-
O
O
DSR-25
-
-
-
O
-
O
O
DSR-11
-
-
-
O
-
O
O
PMW-EX1/EX3
O*4,O*5
O*5
O*4,O*5
O*5
O
-
-
PMW-EX30
-
-
-
O*5
O
O*6
-
DSR-2000P/2000AP
-
-
-
O
-
O*6
O*6
DSR-1800P/1800AP
-
-
-
O
-
O*6
O*6
DSR-1500AP
-
-
-
O
-
O*6
O*6
O
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Control Buttons
On the LCD monitor and viewfinder of the
HVR-S270E, HVR-Z7E, HVR-Z5E and HVR-V1E,
the operational status of the HVR-MRC1 such
as connection, recording format, battery
level, remaining recording time, recording
folder name, etc. can be checked. This keeps
operators informed of both the camcorder
and external device status, without taking their
eyes away from what is being shot.
External Device Status Check
Tapeless Recording
Some camcorders such as the HVR-Z5E and
HVR-V1E send the rec start/stop trigger that
controls the HVR-MRC1 without needing to
insert a tape. This feature offers operators
the choice of tapeless operation or HYBRID
operation.
O*4 Recording on HVR-MRC1 is available even when there
is no media inserted in the camcorder.
O*5 Recording can only be done in SP mode (25Mbps)
1080/59.941 or SP mode (25Mbps) 1080/50i.
O*6 In case of playback of the video recorded by
HVR-MRC1, picture distortion and audio noise will
occasionally occur at the end of the clip.
More information in our site: www.sonybiz.net/HDV
Available
HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit
HDV in IT Workflow by CompactFlash
Memory Recording Unit
The HVR-MRC1 captures the HDV1080i,
DVCAM, or DV stream output from the
camcorder and records it as movie file while
you are simultaneously recording to tape.
You can use a standard CompactFlash
(CF) card8, which offers secure recording,
high-speed access, large data capacity,
removable media convenience and high
durability against external vibration.
8 Not supplied.
The CF card is used for HDV/DVCAM
camcorders because the media is easily
obtainable for file recording in the same way
as miniDV tape is easily obtainable for HDV/
DVCAM recording. This general versatility is
very important for those who frequently need
to obtain media quickly, such as someone
shooting a documentary or news reports
while moving from city to city.
HDV/DVCAM/DV File Recording on
Easily Obtained CompactFlash Card
The recording time on a 16-GB CF
card9 in HDV, DVCAM and DV format10 is
approximately 72 minutes.
CF card capacity
Recording time
(approximately)
16GB
72 minutes
8GB
36 minutes
4GB
18 minutes
2GB
9 minutes
72 min.
16GB
Integration Without Cabling
The HVR-MRC1 can be integrated to the HVR-Z5E without the need for cabling, simply by
attaching it onto the special shoe connector11. This smart combination never interferes
with shooting. The HVR-MRC1 automatically synchronizes with the recording action of the
camcorder – i.e., when the camcorder starts or stops recording, so does the unit.
11 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/DV stream and supplies power to the HVR-MRC1. The i.LINK
connector is not available when the unit is attached on the camcorder.
9 At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required. With other
commonly-used CF cards, there may be rare occasions when
data will not be recorded correctly depending on the products.
Such CF cards may have unstable data transfer speed. If you use
a CF card other than those recommended, it is advisable to test
it in advance in the following way.
1) Format the CF card in the Memory Recording Unit.
2) Shoot more than 20 pieces of footage of about 10 seconds
each in HDV recording mode.
3) Import the files into your non-linear editing software to check if it
can be edited properly.
10 The recording time may change according to the CF card type
and recording format.
Attached on the HVR-Z5E
Compatible with other camcorders via an i.LINK
cable connection
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HVRA-CR1
Independent Use With the Supplied Cradle
The HVR-MRC1 can be used as an external recording unit, just like the HVR-DR60, by
attaching the supplied cradle that has an i.LINK connector, battery attachment and DC
power input. When the HVR-MRC1 is connected to a computer via i.LINK (IEEE1394), it is
recognised as an external drive and can be used to access files. When connected to
a video device (such as a VTR or NLE system) via i.LINK, it can be used to input/output a
HDV/DVCAM/DV stream.
File Name and Folder Structure
In the HVR-MRC1, all files are stored in one folder. Each file is named in line with the
following format:
DC Power Input
xx_nnnn_YYYY-MM-DD_HHMMSS.extension
i.LINK Connector
(6pin)
(e.g., 01_0001_2007-10-01_134510.M2T)
Battery (L series) Slot
xx: This is a two-digit number (00 - 99) that you can set via the “CAM No.” menu of the
HVR-MRC1. This prefix number is useful when multiple CF cards are used.
nnnn: This is a sequential clip number. It is incremented by one as each new recording begins.
YYYY-MM-DD_HHMMSS: These numbers refer to the date and time of the recording (which
are derived from the date and time data settings of the camcorder)1. Any subsequent
files, divided by FAT32, will have new time data, but retain the same clip number.
1 The date and time digits of the file name will be listed as “0000-00-00_000000” if the i.LINK signal comes from any of the
following devices:
• A camcorder that doesn’t have date and time setting
• A camcorder or VCR that is playing back a recorded tape which doesn’t contain data and time data
• Other devices that don’t output date and time data via an i.LINK stream
The folder structure and file name created by the
Memory Recording Unit
File Transfer
CF
CF card
PC with CF card slot
CF
CF card
CF card reader (USB)*
USB connection
PC with USB interface
HVR-MRC1
CF
i.LINK connection
CF card
*Not supplied.
PC with i.LINK(IEEE1394) connector
HVR-MRC1 on the supplied HVRA-CR1 cradle
Playback from the HVR-MRC1
Video Output
Display
HVR-MRC1
HVR-Z5E
Video Output
i.LINK connection
HVR-MRC1 on the supplied HVRA-CR1 cradle
HDV or DVCAM* VTR / Camcorder *For DVCAM recording
Note: Interruptions in video out put may appear between recordings during playback thorough the connected HDV/DVCAM/DV device.
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Display
Sony Recording Unit RAD Plug in For Final Cut Pro® 6 (Mac®)
For Quick File Import to Final Cut Pro
M2T and DVCAM/DV files stored on the CF card of the HVR-MRC1 can be imported
correctly to your Final Cut Pro 6 project by installing the Sony Recording Unit
RAD Plug in software. This software allows the video and audio stored on these devices
to be transferred into Final Cut Pro using the Log and Transfer feature.
Please ensure that your version of Final Cut Pro is upgraded to 6.0.2 or higher before
installing this plug-in software. The plug-in software can be downloaded from
www.sonybiz.net/hdv.
• For detailed operating instructions of Final Cut Pro 6 and its Log and Transfer window, please ask your local Apple reseller
or refer to the “Using the Log and Transfer Window” section of the HD and Broadcast Formats document. This document is
available under Final Cut Pro’s Help menu.
Preview area
Use the Log and Transfer window
1 Choose Final Cut Pro > System Settings,
then click the Scratch Disk tab.
2 Select a scratch disk or folder to which
you want to transfer your media
3 Choose File > Log and Transfer.
4 The contents and thumbnails of
the mounted devices will appear
automatically in the Log and Transfer
window. If the file structure of the device
has been copied into a different
location, you can use the “Add Folder”
button on the upper left corner. More
information on using the Add Folder
button can be found in the Final Cut Pro
documentation.
5 Please select the files that you want to
transfer, then press the “Add Selection to
Queue” button or drag and drop them
onto the Transfer Queue area.
Note: the preview area is not available for the M2T file
transfer.
Thumbnails
6 The transfer will start and the files will
appear in the bin window of the editing
project The transferred files maintain
their original quality and their original
time code data in the QuickTime®
format. The FAT32 divided files are
merged during transfer.
Transfer Queue area
Log and Transfer window
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HVR-M35E / HVR-M25AE / HVR-M15AE
The perfect choice for cost-effective HD productions, Sony’s HVR-M35E,
HVR-M25AE and HVR-M15AE HDV 1080i VTRs
Sony has introduced affordable, yet high-performance HD recording systems incorporating
the HDV™ 1080i specification for use in its products, thereby offering the HDV format to a wide
range of professional videographers. Since they were introduced, HDV systems have gained
rapid and wide acceptance due to their high picture quality, outstanding performance and
cost effectiveness. Today, in response to the demands for greater levels of operability, such
as longer recording time and progressive format playback/record capabilities, Sony has
introduced its latest HDV recorders – the HVR-M35E, HVR-M25AE and HVR-M15AE.
HVR-M35E
Affordable High Definition
Thanks to Sony’s HDV 1080i video tape recorders (VTRs), there’s no need to keep your
camcorder in-house during edit sessions. These affordable, professional VTRs record and
play HDV at all the same frame rates as our HDV camcorders. What’s more, the VTRs record
and play DVCAM and miniDV tapes, to support your smooth migration from SD to HD.
Long Recording Time
The HDV format adopts the same track pitch and tape speed as the DV format, thus
offering the same recording time – a maximum of 276 minutes when recording on a
DigitalMaster standard cassette tape and a maximum of 63 minutes when recording on
a DigitalMaster mini cassette tape.
HVR-M25AE
M35E
M25AE
M15AE
Switchable Recording and Playback – HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV SP and 50i/60i
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV1 recording, providing
full flexibility to record in either standard definition or high definition depending on your production
needs. In addition, they can be switched between 50i and 60i modes (PAL and NTSC), which allows
for flexible production operations without the need for two separate VTRs of each standard. These
models also supports HDV native progressive recording format, so they can playback/record;
> HDV1080i: 50i/60i/24p/30p/25p
> DVCAM/DV: 50i/60i
1 The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE supports DV SP mode only; no support for DV LP mode.
Dual-size Cassette Mechanism
M35E
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE has a dual-size cassette mechanism that accepts both
mini- and standard-sized DigitalMaster, DVCAM and DV cassette tapes – without using
any special adaptor. This feature allows the six different types of cassette tape to be used
without the cumbersome process associated with additional mechanical hardware.
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HVR-M15AE
Features
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
M35E
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE can convert material from 1080i down to 480i and 576i and
output these video signals through its i.LINK interface. In addition, these signals can also be
output via the other connectors. This allows users to edit recorded material with a compatible
non-linear editing system using current DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to an
external VTR. Video material can also be down-converted to 480P and 576P (as well as 720P
on the HVR-M35E/HVR-M25AE) and output via the VTR’s SDI (on the HVR-M35E), HDMI (on the
HVR-M25AE) or analogue component video connector. When down-converting these signals,
the aspect ratio displayed can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be selected
from Squeeze, Letterbox6 and Edge Crop.
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Recording Formats
Input Terminal
(50i/60i SEL)
Recording Format
Input Format
HDV
i.LINK
50i
HDV
DVCAM
DV (SP)
1080/50i
-
-
1080/25p
-
-
1080/60i
-
-
1080/30p
-
-
1080/24p
-
-
DVCAM/DV 576/50i
-
Analogue Composite / S-Video
i.LINK
HDV
60i
-
DVCAM/DV 480/60i
-
Analogue Composite / S-Video
-
Available
Playback Formats
(50i/60i SEL)
Recorded Format
HDV
1080/50i
1080/25p
50i
Menu setting
[Component]*1
[HDMI/cmpnt]*2
[Sdi/cmpnt]*3
576i
S-Video
Analogue
Component
HDMI
(M25AE only)
576/50i
576/50i
576/50p
not available
1080i/576i
1080/50i
1080/50i*5
720p/576i*2*3
720/50p
576/50i
576p/576i
576/50i
1080i/576i
1080/60i
1080/30p
1080/24p
60i
576/50i
576/50p
576/50i
576/50i
576/50i
576/50i
480i
576/50i
480/60i
480/60i
480p/480i
480/60p
not available
1080i/480i
1080/60i
1080/60i*4
720p/480i*2*3
720/60p
480i
DVCAM/DV 480/60i
720/50p
576/50i
720p/576i*2*3
HDV
HD/SD-SDI
(M35E only)
576p/576i
576i
DVCAM/DV 576/60i
Output
Analogue
Composite
480/60i
480p/480i
480/60i
1080i/480i
720p/480i*2*3
720/60p
480/60i
480/60i
480/60p
480/60i
480/60i
480/60i
480/60i
480/60i
*1 for HVR-M15AE *2 for HVR-M25AE *3 for HVR-M35E *4 1080/30p video is converted to 60i (1080/30PsF) *5 1080/25p video is converted to 50i (1080/25PsF)
Output Settings of i.LINK
[50i/60i SEL]
Recorded Format
1080/50i
1080/25p
50i
HDV
60i
1080/60i
1080/30p
1080/24p
[Hdv dv conv]
Menu setting
Output Format via i.LINK Connector
OFF
same as the recorded format
DVCAM
DVCAM 576/50i
DV SP
DV 576/50i
OFF
same as the recorded format
DVCAM
DVCAM 480/60i
DV SP
DV 480/60i
DVCAM/DV signal is output via the i.LINK connector as it is.
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Squeezed SD Video Image Output Type can be Selected
M35E
HDV Four Channel Audio Playback
M35E
The HVR-M35E can convert squeezed SD video images to edge-cropped or letterbox video
images for output. This function is convenient when viewing the squeezed SD video image on
an SD monitor with 4:3 screen aspect ratio.
The HVR-M35E can play back four-channel audio recorded with the HVR-S270E shoulder-mount
camcorder. The audio data is output via an AES/EBU output terminal. Also the audio data is
embedded in the i.LINK or the HD/SD-SDI output signal.
Edge Crop Adjust
M35E
M25AE
When down-converting signals in the Edge Crop mode, the HVR-M35E/M25AE’s Edge Crop Adjust
function is provided to adjust the edge crop position. By displaying the edge crop marker on the
LCD monitor, operators can conveniently check the edge crop position before outputting downconverted signals.
i.LINK7 Interface
M35E
Time Code Copy from External Devices
M35E
Auto Repeat and Custom Repeat
M35E
Colour Bar and 1-kHz Audio Tone Signal Output
M35E
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE are equipped with a 6-pin8 i.LINK interface. This allows for one cable
digital transfer9 of video, audio and command signals to a compatible connected VTR or nonlinear editing system in HDV, DVCAM or DV format.
M25AE
M15AE
When the HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE records signals from the i.LINK port, the time code that was
recorded on the original tape can be copied onto other tapes, along with the video and audio
signals. This is effective when downloading edited material from non-linear editors or creating dubs
from other VTRs.
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE has a convenient auto repeat function. This enables the VTR to
automatically rewind the tape to either the beginning of the tape, the first complete blank
portion, or an index point on the tape and start playback again from there10. In addition, the
HVR-M35E/M25AE has a Custom Repeat function that allows operators to set the number of repeat
playbacks, the interval between each playback and the hour at which the playback should begin.
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE can output several types of colour bar, as well as an audio
tone signal of 1 kHz. These are useful when checking system conditions.
6 When outputting down-converted signals in the 4:3 aspect ratio via an i.LINK connector, the Letterbox mode cannot be selected.
7 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony Corporation used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK
connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection, please refer
to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact
your nearest Sony reseller.
8 Please use a 4-pin/6-pin i.LINK cable when you connect the HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE with a device which has a 4-pin i.LINK connector.
9 Insert and assemble editing using HDV material is not recommended with the HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE. When video programmes in the HDV format
are transferred via the i.LINK interface and edited, transitions from cut to cut may not be smooth.
10 The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE ignores any blank or index point in the first 20 seconds of the tape.
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External Control
M35E
M25AE
M15AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE comes equipped with a Remote Commander™ unit
which enables users to control the recorder’s functions wirelessly. In addition, the
HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE are equipped with a LANC terminal, as well as a Control S
terminal to connect with the optional DSRM-10 Remote Control Unit.
Built-in, 2.7-inch Type, Clear Photo LCD Plus™ Monitor
M35E
Non-compressed Digital HD Output
M35E
M25AE
The HVR-M35E/M25AE are equipped with a 2.7-inch type widescreen colour LCD monitor
with a high resolution of 211,200 dots. It adopts a newly developed Clear Photo LCD Plus™
panel which provides enhanced brightness and a higher level of colour reproduction than
that used in the DSR-25. This LCD monitor allows operators to view the input source during
recording and check the playback picture in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Setup
menus, VTR/audio settings and audio level meters can also be displayed.
M25AE
The HD/SD-SDI output of HVR-M35E allows straight duplication to a deck with HD/SD-SDI
input such as HDCAM and XDCAM HD. The HVR-M25AE comes equipped with a HDMI
interface. This interface allows the HVR-M25AE to transfer non-compressed, High definition
digital video and audio to other HDMI-equipped devices via a single cable.
DUPLICATE PLUS
M35E
M25AE
The DUPLICATE PLUS function makes it easy to copy video and audio from a VTR or
camcorder onto the HVR-M35E/M25AE – along with the original time code. Operators
simply connect the two i.LINK devices together via their i.LINK interfaces and press the
DUPLICATE PLUS and Play buttons on the front panel of the HVR-M35E/M25AE. The copying
will then begin. This function can also be used for copying the content of multiple tapes
onto a single tape, which is convenient when you need to compile multiple mini cassette
tapes onto a single standard cassette tape. Another unique feature of DUPLICATE PLUS is
the ability to selectively copy portions of material recorded in a designated format from
a tape that contains mixed-format recordings. For example, you can choose to copy only
HDV format recordings from a tape that includes DVCAM and DV video as well. This
DUPLICATE PLUS function is available for any recordable formats (HDV/DVCAM/DV SP).
Playback Zoom
M35E
All Scan Mode
M35E
M25AE
The All Scan Mode of the HVR-M35E/
M25AE is similar to the Under Scan Mode of
ordinary monitors, in that it displays all
effective scanning lines in the LCD monitor
when the 1080i mode is selected. The All
Scan Mode can be easily recalled at the
touch of a button if you pre-assign it to one
of the three assignable buttons.
Compact, Unique Design
M15AE
The HVR-M15AE is compact, with a small
footprint that enables it to be deployed
in existing work environments without
disruption. It is also unique in that it can be
placed either horizontally or vertically.
Using the playback zoom function of the HVR-M35E, a selected area of the recorded HD
images can be enlarged and output in SD format via the i.LINK and analogue connectors.
This function allows operators to cut out parts of the HD image and use them as SD material.
Buit-in Monaural Speaker
M35E
Time Code Preset
M35E
Status Check
M35E
Assignable Buttons
M35E
M25AE
The built-in monaural speaker of the HVR-M35E/M25AE allows quick and convenient
checking of audio.
M25AE
The time code of the HVR-M35E/M25AE can be preset using any number in H/M/S/F (hours/
minutes/seconds/frames) to record desired tape-position information. The time code mode
can be selected between “REC RUN” and “FREE RUN”. In addition to the time code, user bits
can also be set.
M25AE
At the touch of the STATUS CHECK button of the HVR-M35E/M25AE, operators can display
the menu settings for Audio Level Meter, Output Signal, assignable buttons and Custom
Repeat on the LCD monitor – allowing for easy status or setting checks during recording,
playback and source feeding. It is also possible to display the status of the connected
HVR-DR60 hard disk recording unit or the HVR-MRC1K memory recording unit.
M25AE
The buttons for INDEX, COUNTER RESET and AUDIO DUB on the front panel of the HVR-M35E/M25AE
can be used as assignable buttons, to which operators can assign other frequently used functions.
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Applications
Non-linear Editing
HVR-M35E/M25AE
Dubbing with the Time Code Recording Capability
i.LINK
(HDV/DVCAM/DV)
HDV1080i/DV
Non-linear Editing System
HDV1080i/DVCAM
HDV1080i/DVCAM VTR
HVR-M15AE
i.LINK
(HDV/DVCAM/DV)
Dubbing to HD/SD-SDI Deck
Digital Master Tapes
DigitalMaster Tapes
HVR-M35E/M25AE
HDCAM Tape
Standard Cassette
Mini Cassette Standard Cassette
Mini Cassette
HD/SD-SDI
Output
VTR with HD/SD-SDI input
HVR-M15AE
HVR-M35E
Comparison
HDV native progressive format
HDV 4ch audio
LCD panel
Speaker
HD/SD-SDI out
HDMI out
AES/EBU out
TC out
Audio out
Main Power Switch
Playback Zoom
Colour Bar
Squeezed SD output type
Edge Crop Adjust
VCR profile
Status check
Status display of the HVR-DR60/MRC1K
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HVR-M35E
HVR-M25AE
HVR-M15AE
24p / 25p / 30p
YES
YES
Monaural x1
YES
NO
YES
YES
XLR x4
YES
YES
4 types + BLACK
YES (SQ, LB, EC)
YES
YES
YES
YES
24p / 25p / 30p
NO
YES
Monaural x1
NO
YES
NO
NO
RCA x2
YES
NO
3 types
NO
YES
NO
YES
YES
24p / 25p / 30p
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
RCA x2
NO
NO
3 types
NO
NO
NO
NO
YES
HVR-1500A
The HVR-1500A is an HDV source feeder/recorder1 positioned at the top of
Sony’s HDV Series. Inheriting the design concept of the market-acclaimed
DSR-1500AP, the HVR-1500A offers the same convenient features that
professional users demand, such as quick mechanical response, multiformat DV playback and a rich set of professional video/audio interfaces
ranging from analogue to digital SDI and AES/EBU.
The HVR-1500A can also be used as a Standard Definition DVCAM recorder,
in which case the same editing facilities as the DSR-1500AP are offered.
Versatile Recording & Playback
Switchable Recording – HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV and 50i/60i
The HVR-1500A can be switched between HDV 1080i1, DVCAM and DV (SP)2 recording
modes, providing full flexibility to record in either Standard Definition or High Definition
depending on your production needs. In addition, it can be switched between 60i and
50i modes, eliminating the need for two separate VTRs, one for each standard.
1 In HDV mode, editing capabilities are not available
2 The HVR-1500 supports DV (SP) mode only; DV (LP) mode is not available. Assemble or insert editing is not supported in DV (SP) mode.
Playback Compatibility with DV (25Mb/s) Family Formats
For operational versatility, the HVR-1500A is designed to play back DV (25Mb/s) family format
recorded tapes without a mechanical adaptor and without having to switch playback modes
on the menu. DVCPRO™ 25 recorded tapes (M-size cassettes) can also be played back.
Long Recording Time
The HDV format adopts the same track pitch and tape speed as the DV format, thus offering
the same recording time – a maximum of 276 minutes when recording on a PHDV-276DM
Digital Master standard cassette tape and 63 minutes when recording on a PHDVM-63DM
Digital Master mini cassette tape. The DVCAM format adopts a wider track pitch than the HDV/
DV format (15 µm compared to 10 µm) and offers a maximum recording time of 184 minutes
on a PDV-184N standard cassette tape and 40 minutes on a PDVM-40N mini cassette tape.
HDV Family Format Tapes
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Versatile Recording and Playback
Up-conversion Capability
With the optional HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board installed, the HVR-1500A has an upconversion capability that allows DV recordings and SD signals3 fed to the HVR-1500A to be
converted to 1080i or 720P signals and then output4 from the HD-SDI interface. This allows DV
recordings to be integrated into existing HD editing systems that support the 1080i or 720P
format. When up-converting the DV recording, the aspect ratio displayed can be converted
from 4:3 to 16:9. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, Edge Crop, or Letterbox.
3 DV signals fed to the HVR-1500A’s i.LINK™ interface cannot be up-converted and output from the HD-SDI interface.
4 There may be a delay of one frame in outputting up-converted signals from the HD-SDI interface.
Cross-conversion Capability
With the optional HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board installed, the HVR-1500A has a crossconversion capability that allows 1080i recordings to be converted to 720P signals, as well as
720/30P (29.97 frames/s) recordings to be converted to 1080/60i (59.94 fields/s) signals. These
signals are output5 from the HD-SDI interface. This allows source footage and assets in different
HDV formats to be integrated into the same HD editing system.
5 There may be a delay of one frame in outputting cross-converted signals from the HD-SDI interface.
Down-conversion Capability
The HVR-1500A has a built-in down-conversion capability that allows 1080i recordings to be output
as 480i and 576i signals from the i.LINK and SD-SDI interfaces. These signals can also be output
from the analogue component, composite, or S-Video connectors. This allows 1080i recordings to
be edited using non-linear editing systems running DV editing software or to be viewed on an SD
monitor. When down-converting the 1080i recording, the aspect ratio displayed can be converted
from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, Letter box, or Edge crop.
Down-conversion Capability
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Interfaces and Output Formats 50i System
Playback Format
HDV
DV
9
1080/50i
576/50i
Interface & Output Format
Signal Format on Line
Select Menu
HD-SDI
SD-SDI
i.LINK10
Analogue Component
Analogue Composite
S-Video
1080i
1080/50i
576/50i
HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM6
1080/50i or 576/50i11
576/50i
576/50i
720P
720/50P7
576/50i
HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM6
1080/50i or 576/50i11
576/50i
576/50i
1080i
1080/50i7
576/50i
DV/DVCAM
576/50i
576/50i
576/50i
720P
720/50P
576/50i
DV/DVCAM
576/50i
576/50i
576/50i
Interfaces and Output Formats 60i System
6
Playback Format
1080/60i
HDV
720/30P8
DV
9
480/60i
Interface & Output Format
Signal Format on Line
Select Menu
HD-SDI
SD-SDI
i.LINK10
Analogue Component
Analogue Composite
S-Video
1080i
1080/60i
480/60i
HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM6
1080/60i or 480/60i11
480/60i
480/60i
720P
720/60P7
480/60i
HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM6
1080/60i or 480/60i11
480/60i
480/60i
1080i
1080/60i7
480/60i
-
720/60P or 480/60i11
480/60i
480/60i
720P
720/60P
480/60i
-
720/60P or 480/60i11
480/60i
480/60i
1080i
1080/60i7
480/60i
DV/DVCAM
480/60i
480/60i
480/60i
720P
720/60P7
480/60i
DV/DVCAM
480/60i
480/60i
480/60i
HVR-1500A cannot playback 1080/24P, 1080/25P, 1080/30P, 720/24P, or 720/25P.
6 In this table, “60i”, “60P” and “30P” indicate a field rate of 59.94 Hz, a frame rate of 59.94 Hz and a frame rate of 29.97 Hz, respectively.
7 The HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board is required for up- or cross-conversion to these signals and output of these signals from the HD-SDI interface.
8 The HVR-1500A can play back but cannot record 720/30P signals. When 720/30P recordings are played back, their signals are converted to 720/59.94P signals.
9 “DV” indicates DVCAM, DV (SP) and DVCPRO 25 formats. The HVR-1500A can play back but cannot record DVCPRO 25 signals.
10 DVCPRO 25 signals cannot be output from the i.LINK interface.
11 Selectable via the menu.
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Input Signals and Recording Formats
Recording Format
Output Format -Digital Video
Digital audio output
SDI output
Input Signal
HDV6
DVCAM
DV (SP)
SD-SDI
HD-SDI
i.LINK output
AES/EBU AES/EBU
DV/
1/2
3/4
DVCAM
Output Format -Analogue Audio
Output Format -Analogue Video
HDV
S Video
Composite
Pr/R-Y/S-C
Y/CPST
Pb/B-Y/S-Y
Component
SD
HD
Monitor
AUDIO AUDIO
(Super
Monitor
OUT 1/3 OUT 2/4
Impose)
RCA pin
XLR 1/3 XLR 2/4
CPST
Composite1
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES7
-
-
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
-
Component
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
7
-
-
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
-
S-video1
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES7
-
-
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
-
-
-
Analogue audio 1
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
-
-
-
-
-
YES
YES
YES
Digital audio (AES/EBU)
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
-
-
-
-
-
YES
YES
YES
SD-SDI3
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES7
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
HD-SDI3
YES6
NO
NO
YES8
YES
YES
YES
No9
YES
YES8
YES8
YES8
YES
YES8
YES
YES
YES
i.LINK DV format (DVCAM/DV)4
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
-
-
YES
YES
YES
NO
YES
YES
YES
YES
i.LINK HDV format (1080i)
YES
NO
NO
YES
YES
YES
NO
-
-
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
YES
Analogue
signal inputs
(HVBK-1505)
1
5
6
8
8
8
8
HVR-1500A cannot record 720/24P, or 720/25P.
1 With the HVBK-1505 Analogue Input Board (option) installed
2 It is not possible to input an HD component signal.
3 An SDTI signal is not supported.
4 It is not possible to input a DV(LP)/DVCPRO signal.
5 It is not possible to input an HDV signal other than 1080 50i/60i.
6 HDV recording can only record HDV 1080 50i/60i (audio: 2-channel mode). It is not possible to record MPEG-2 signals other than in HDV 1080i format. This unit also does not support HDV extended
format fourchannel audio signal input/output, recording, or tape playback.
7 With the HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board (option) installed, signals can be upconverted and output.
8 HD signals can be down-converted and output.
9 HD-SDI input signals cannot be down-converted and output from i.LINK output connector.
8
YES: recording possible
NO: recording not possible
YES: signals output possible
NO: signals output not possible
Professional Interfaces
A full range of professional interfaces are available, allowing for flexible analogue or digital
configurations in both SD and HD systems. This allows operators to integrate the HVR-1500A
exactly according to their system needs.
HD-SDI Interface
The HVR-1500A provides HD-SDI input/output capability. 1080/50i HDV signal or 1080/60i (59.94
fields/s) can be input in real time and these HDV recordings can be output in normal playback
and search modes. Analogue component or analogue composite signals that are downconverted from 1080i HDV recordings can also be output from the HD-SDI interface. 720/50P
(59.94 frames/s) and 720/60P signals that are upconverted from DV recordings or crossconverted from 1080i HDV recordings can also be output from the HD-SDI interface in normal
playback and search modes.
Time code and audio signals are embedded in this HD-SDI signal. This interface allows operators
to record programs directly from HD-SDI-based editing systems such as the HDCAM™ and
XDCAM™ HD systems. The HVR-1500A can be utilised as a recorder that receives signals from
a remote camera such as BRC Series camera. This interface also allows operators to integrate
HDV footage easily into existing HD-SDI-based editing systems.
SD-SDI Interface
The HVR-1500A also provides SD-SDI input10/output capability. Time code and audio signals are
embedded in the SDI signal. This allows the HVR-1500A to connect with a wide variety of digital
equipment including SDI-based editing systems.
10 S D-SDI signals fed to the HVR-1500A’s SD-SDI interface cannot be up-converted to HDV signals for recording to tape or to HD-SDI signals for output
from the HD-SDI interface.
AES/EBU Interface
For professional digital audio needs, the HVR-1500A offers AES/EBU digital audio inputs/outputs.
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i.LINK Interface
The HVR-1500A is equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK11,12 interface. This allows it to transfer digital video,
audio and command signals (in HDV, DVCAM and DV format) to a compatible VTR or non-linear
editing system via just a single cable.
11 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector
will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection, please refer to the
documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact
your nearest Sony office.
12 DVCAM/DV signals fed to the HVR-1500A’s i.LINK interface cannot be up-converted to HDV signals for recording to tape or to HD-SDI signals for
output from the HD-SDI interface.
Analogue Interfaces
As standard, the HVR-1500A provides analogue output interfaces for video and audio. These
include composite, component and S-Video (Y/C) outputs and two channels of audio output
(via XLR connectors).
Using these interfaces, the HVR-1500A can act as a source feeder for an analogue editing
system and as a simple playback viewer in various applications such as broadcast station
studios, OB vehicles and production offices. By installing the optional HVBK-1505 Analogue Input
Board, a full range of analogue video and audio inputs also become available, allowing a
smooth transition to digital systems.
Operational Reliability
By packing sophisticated mechanical technologies into its robust aluminum diecast
chassis, the HVR-1500A provides the reliable operations that today’s video professionals
demand.
Quick Response Mechanism
Quick mechanical response is an essential requirement for professional video
production. The HVR-1500A provides this feature by using a reliable direct reel and drum
motor mechanism. Fast forward and rewind speeds are an impressive 85 times normal
play speed. In HDV mode, the colour picture search13 speeds are ±8 and ±24 times
normal play speed and in DVCAM mode they are between -60 and +60 times normal
play speed. In editing environments, where speed and time are critical, this mechanism
reduces the frustration editors often feel when they are searching for specific scenes.
13 The colour picture search function can be controlled through the RS-422A interface.
Operational Convenience
Built-in 2.7-inch Colour LCD Monitor
The HVR-1500A is equipped with a 2.7-inch14 colour LCD monitor with a high resolution
of 211 K dots. This allows operators to view the input source during recording and
check the playback picture in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. It can also display the
4-channel audio level meters and time code, as well as setup menus for video, audio
and VTR settings. Three different display modes can be selected, as shown right.
14 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Full Screen Display Mode
The monitor images are simulated.
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Status Display Mode
Small Screen Display Mode
Auto Repeat
The HVR-1500A has a convenient auto repeat function. This enables the VTR to
automatically rewind the tape to either the beginning of the tape or to a user-defined
index point and to start playback again from there. Repeat start and stop index points
can also be defined by setting time code values.
Assign Button
Functions frequently used for VTR operations can be assigned to an ASSIGN button
located on the front panel of the HVR-1500A.
Digital Slow Motion and Jog Sound (in DVCAM mode)
When used with an editing controller, such as the Sony RM-280 Editing Controller, the
HVR-1500A can provide excellent digital slow motion and jog sound for DVCAM
recordings. It offers variable speed playback within the range of -0.5 to +0.5 times normal
play speed. This allows operators to locate editing points quickly and accurately using
noiseless slow-motion playback pictures.
Picture Search (in HDV mode)
With an editing controller, such as the Sony RM-280 Editing Controller, the
HVR-1500A provides a convenient colour picture search function for HDV recordings.1
1 In HDV mode, audio jog search is not supported and video jog search is supported in forward mode only.
Playback speed
Image quality
x24
Coarse
x8
Coarse
x1
Normal
x1/5
Normal
x1/10
Normal
x1/30
Normal
Forward frame-by-frame
Normal
STILL
Normal
x-1
Coarse
x-8
Coarse
x-24
Coarse
Picture Search Using Menu Keys
The HVR-1500A provides a picture search function via the menu keys on its front panel.
By pressing the / B and / A buttons, forward and reverse search of 8 and 10 times
normal play speed is available in HDV and DVCAM/DV modes, respectively. The and
buttons allow frame-by-frame picture search, as well as slow-motion playback.
Button operation
Slow motion playback
Recording format
HDV
DVCAM/DV
/B
FWD search
x8
x10
/A
REV search
x-8
x-10
FWD
frame-by-frame
Yes
Yes
(held down)
x1/5
x1/2
(held down)
REV
frame-by-frame
No
Yes
x-1
x-1/2
Audio Level Control
Audio levels can be adjusted via the control knobs on the front panel. In recording
mode, the input audio level of the analogue XLR, SD-SDI, AES/EBU and i.LINK2 interfaces
can be adjusted. In playback mode, the analogue XLR, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, AES/EBU and
i.LINK3 output audio levels can be controlled.
2 The availability of frame-accurate control is dependent on the connected editing controller. For information on compatible editing
controllers, please contact your nearest Sony office.
3 In HDV mode, the input/output audio levels cannot be adjusted.
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Professional Control
recorded to tape when the HVR-1500A
is operating in DVCAM or DV mode2
to create a pre-striped tape prior to
editing. They can also be output from the
analogue and digital interfaces to adjust
other equipment in the system.
RS-422A Control
The HVR-1500A is equipped with an RS-422A interface, which is the industry standard
for professional editing. This allows the VTR to interface with other Sony VTRs, editing
controllers such as the Sony RM-280 Editing Controller and non-linear editing
systems. The RS-422A offers frame-accurate insert and assemble editing in DVCAM
mode. It can also be used for source feeding1 in HDV mode.
2 Recording these signals to tapes in the HDV format is not
available.
Other Features
1 The availability of frame-accurate control is dependent on the connected editing controller. For information on compatible
editing controllers, please contact your nearest Sony office.
> Compact Design
(half-rack wide, 3U high)
> AC Operation (100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz)
> Low Power Consumption
(approximate 60 W)
> VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code)
(DVCAM format only)
> Video Processor Control via Menu
> Closed Caption Function
(DVCAM/DV NTSC format only)
> SIRCS (Sony Integrated Remote Control
System) Interface
HD and SD Reference Inputs
The HVR-1500A accepts both HD and SD reference signals.
Time Code Input/Output
The HVR-1500A has a time code input/output capability to synchronize time code when
making tape copies.
Built-in Signal Generator
Equipped with a built-in signal generator, the HVR-1500A can generate colour bars or
black burst for video and a 1-kHz tone or silent signal for audio. These signals can be
Application Examples
HDV/HDCAM/DV Linear Editing System
HDV/XDCAM HD/DV Production System
i.LINK
Interface
Tape (HDV/DV)
Tape (HDCAM)
XDCAM Disc
Dubbing
HD-SDI
HVR-1500A
XDCAM HD Recording Deck
HD-SDI
or
i.LINK
Interface
Non-linear Editing
System
HDCAM Recorder
Tape
(HDV/DV)
RS-422A
HVR-1500A
RS-422A
HD Non-linear Editing System
RM-280
Editing Controller
F35
HD Security System
Tape
(HDCAM-SR)
SRW-5000
HD-SDI
HDW-F900R
Tape
(HDCAM)
HD-SDI
HVR-1500A
HVR-1500A
Remote Camera
(BRC Series)
Tape (HDV)
Shooting
NLE
i.LINK Interface
Tape (HDV)
Non-linear Editing System
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HVR-1500A
Accessories - General
HVR-S270E
HVR-S270E
BP-GL95/GL65
Lithium-ion Rechargeable
Battery Pack
BP-L80S/L60S
Lithium-ion Rechargeable
Battery Pack
HVR-A1E
2NP-QM91D/B1
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack (NP-QM91D x 2)
Battery Charger (for
BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)
NEW
2NP-F970/B
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack (NP-F970 x2)
AC-DN10
AC Adaptor (for BP-GL95/
GL65/L80S/L60S)
NP-F570/F770/F970
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack
AC-VQL1BP
HVR-S270E
HVR-S270E
BC-M150
Battery Charger (for
BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)
> Exclusively designed for use with
the Sony HVR-HD1000E
> Enhances your creative options
by widening the field of view for
shooting in small spaces
> Consists of the lens, large lens hood
and protective carry case.
> Bayonet mount lens hood gives
effective protection against halation
VCL-HG0862K
0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-MRC1K
HVR-DR60
HVL-LBP
VCL-308BWS
HVR-S270E
VCL-308BWH
HVR-Z7E
Wide Angle Lens
BC-L500
Battery Charger (for
BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)
AC-SQ950B
AC Adaptor/Charger
Wide Angle Lens
HVR-Z5E
VF-62CPK
HVR-Z5E
LA-100W
HVR-1500A
HVR-V1E
PL Filter Kit (Ø 62 mm)
VCL-HG0872K
Wide Conversion Lens
RM-280
Editing Controller
> Equivalent to 0.8 magnification
> High-resolution wide conversion lens
> Bayonet mount for quick and easy
attachment
> Supports large French Flag and
4x5.65inch filter holder
> Quick and convenient integrated
lens shutter
HVR-M15AE
HVR-M12AE
HVR-M35E
HVR-1500A
HVR-1500A
HVR-Z7E
HVR-S270E
lens adaptor
Analogue Input Board
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack
HVR-A1E
PL Filter Kit (Ø 72 mm)
High-resolution 0.7x
wide conversion lens
NP-QM71D/QM91D*
HVR-V1E
HVR-HD1000E
VCL-HG0737K
HVR-A1E
> Battery Log information Total
charge time
Total charge cycle
Last operation date
Month and year of last use
> 4 slots battery charger
(A pair of parallel charge)
> 2 charge mode selectable
(Normal/Full)
> Charging information
Remaining time to charge
complete Current available
time for shooting
AC Adaptor Charger
VF-72CPK
HVBK-1505
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-MRC1K
HVR-DR60
HVL-LBP
HVR-S270E
HVR-S270E
BC-L70
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-MRC1K
HVR-DR60
HVL-LBP
DSRM-10
Remote Control Unit
HVR-HD1000E
hvr-a1e
hvr-S270E
hvr-z5e
hvr-Z7E
RM-1BP
LANC Remote Controller
HVR-1500A
HVBK-1520
Format Converter Board
1 W
hen the NP-QM91D battery pack is attached to the HVR-A1E,
the battery pack protrudes past the viewfinder.
Some of the above accessories may not be available in
certain countries. For details, please contact Sony’s local office.
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Accessories - General
HVR-HD1000E
hvr-a1e
HVR-M15Ae
HVR-M25Ae
HVR-M35e
HVR-V1E
hvr-z5e
VMC-IL4408A/
IL4415/IL4435
VMC-IL4615
i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 4-pin)
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-1500A
hvr-a1e
HVR-M15Ae
HVR-M25Ae
HVR-M35e
HVR-V1E
hvr-z5e
HVR-Z7E
VMC-30VC
i.LINK Cable
(4-pin to 6-pin 1.5 m)
VMC-15HD/30HD
HDMI Cable (1.5m/3m)
> LCD Hood for 3.2” LCD monitor
> Adjustable shade (360° shade)
> Folding structure - no need to
remove from camcorder
SH-L32WBP
LCD Hood
LCS-VCB
Tripod with RM-1BP
Remote Controller
Soft Carrying Case
hvr-A1e
LCH-HCE
Hard Carrying Case
LCS-BP1BP
SH-L35WBP
Rain Jacket
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
Soft Carrying Case
> Custom backpack carrying
case with shoulder and waist
straps
> Supplied storage for accessories
in protective pouches
> Optional “VCT-SP1BP Camcorder
Support” can be attached
Bracket
HVR-Z5E
LCR-FXA
Soft Carrying Case
hvr-V1e
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-MRC1K
HVR-DR60
VCT-1BP
LCD Hood
LCS-G1BP
NEW
9-pin Remote
Control Cable (5 m)
hvr-V1e
HVR-A1E
hvr-V1e
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-1500A
RCC-5G
3m Multi AV Cable
(with S-Video)
HVR-S270E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-HD1000E
hvr-z5e
hvr-a1e
hvr-V1e
HVR-Z7E
VCT-PG11RMB
VMC-30FS
3m Component
Video Cable
HVR-HD1000E
HVR-M25Ae
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-HD1000E
hvr-a1e
HVR-V1E
hvr-z5e
HVR-V1E
hvr-z5e
LCH-FXA
Hard Carrying Case
NEW
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
LCH-GT1BP
Hard Carrying Case
> Hard shell carrying case,
custom-designed for Sony’s
handheld camcorders and
accessories
> Integrated wheels for easy
transport
PHDV-276DM/186DM/124DM/64DM
PDVM-12N/22N/32N/40N
PDV-34ME/64ME/94ME/124ME/184ME
PHDVM-63DM
PDV-34N/64N/94N/124N/184N
PDV-12CL
PDVM-12N, 22N/32N/40N
PDVM-12ME/22ME/32ME/40ME
PDVM-12CL
Digital Master Standard Cassette Tape
Digital Master Mini Cassette Tape
DVCAM Tapes
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Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Mini size)
Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Standard size)
Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Mini size)
Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Standard size)
Cleaning Cassette Tape (Standard size)
Cleaning Cassette Tape (Mini size)
Accessories - General
NEW
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E*
HVR-S270E*
Flexible Operation
On a stable surface
Hand held
Attached to equipment
Assigned function recall button
“White Balance” adjust button
“Display information” select
“Zoom” Speed
select switch
“Zoom” Lever direction
select switch
RM-1000BP
“Iris” Dial direction
select switch
Remote Commander
“Focus” Adjust dial
“Push Auto” button
“Menu” button
“Gain” Select/
adjust button
“Iris” Adjust dial
“Push Auto” button
“Focus” Auto
On/Off button
“Iris” Auto On/Off
button
“Expand Focus”
button
“Shutter” Select/
adjust button
> Multifunction LANC remote commander
> Controls main camcorder functions
> Better Human User Interface (HUI) for professional
applications
NEW
“Picture Profile”
Adjust button
“Zoom” lever
Displayed item
Select/adjust lever,
Execute button
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
“Focus”
Dial direction
select switch
“Hold” switch
“Rec start/stop”
button
Support for several shooting styles
(e.g., high-angle shooting)
Quick shoe plate
Left side
tilt lock
lever
VCT-SP1BP
Camcorder Support
Safety lock
Carbon shaft
1670mm
Weight support for stable/
comfortable shooting
Easy to hand-tighten with
Slide bolt For
balancing weight no screw head
Two bolts (removeable)
For more stable attachment
Quick shoe lever
Counter balance
adjustment
Oil fluid head (tilt)
Lever-type adjustment
522mm
> Perfect design for camcorder Monopod
> Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design
> Quick-release function from harness for
excellent mobility
Rubber foam
RM-1BP Remote Controller
supplied as standard
NEW
HVR-HD1000E
HDV-V1E
HDV-Z5E
HDV-Z7E
HDV-s270E
HVL-LBPA
LED Battery Video Light
> LED reliability and low power consumption of 16W
> Battery power from NP-F770/F970
> Wide compatibility for flexible
installation (Cold shoe/Screw bolt/Screw hole)
> Ideal for Wide-angle shooting and interviews Spot
(600lx@1m) or flood-lighting (300lx@1m) with
attached condensing lens ON or Off
> Light diffuser attached to soften shadows
and reduce contrast
> Long Operating time: approximately 3 hours with
the NP-F970 (at maximum brightness)
> Supplied indoor/outdoor filter kit (5,500K to 3,200K)
NEW
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
VCT-SP2BP
Dual-function Camcorder
Shoulder Support
> A compact & light-weight, fully adjustable
camcorder shoulder support
> Excellent three-point support - at the
camcorder handle, shoulder, and chest
> Unique collapsible design allowing tripod
mounting within seconds
> Allows additional accessories to be mounted
at the rear
> Compatible across DVCAM, HDV & XDCAM EX
handheld and semi-shoulder camcorder ranges
* A Firmware upgrade may be necessary
for use with HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E, please
check with your specialist dealer.
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Accessories Audio
UWP Wireless Microphone Product Range
The Sony UWP Series UHF Wireless Microphone Package, introduced in 2003, set a milestone in
the history of wireless microphone systems with its uncompromised ease- of-operation. It brought
a number of significant benefits to wireless applications; including highly stable signal reception
by utilising a space diversity reception system and proven interference-free multi-channel
operation. Since its introduction, the UWP Series has been widely adopted around the world for
a variety of applications such as news gathering, interviewing, professional video production,
entertainment, live events and conferences to name just a few.
Now, Sony has further evolved the UWP Series by introducing five new packages – the UWP-V1,
UWP-V2, UWP-V6, UWP-X7 and UWP-X8 – for a much higher level of stability, mobility, robustness
and operational convenience. Each package comes with both a transmitter and a receiver,
allowing you to get up and running straight from the box.
ECM / Shotgun Mics
ECM-673
Electret Condenser Microphone
The Sony ECM-673 is a short shotgun, electret condenser-type
microphone, which delivers excellent sound performance
in field and studio production applications at an affordable
price. Optimised for use with Sony compact camcorders
such as the HDV™ and DVCAM™ Series.
ECM-674
Microphone Packages
Electret Condenser Microphone
UWP-V1
The Sony ECM-674 is an affordable shotgun-type electret
condenser microphone, which delivers excellent sound
performance in field and studio productions. Offering
high sensitivity, low-noise characteristics and flat-and-wide
frequency response in a compact and lightweight design,
the ECM-674 is well-suited for use with Sony camcorders such
as the HDV, DVCAM and XDCAM™ Series.
UTX-B2 bodypack transmitter
> Extremely compact, lightweight and robust metal body
> Switchable MIC/LINE input level and adjustable attenuator
(0 to 21dB, 3dB steps)
> Supplied omni-directional lavalier microphone utilises a newly developed miniature
metal body
ECM-678
UHF Wireless Microphone Package Consists of UTX-B2 bodypack
transmitter and URX-P2 portable receiver
URX-P2 portable receiver
> Compact, lightweight and robust metal body – well-suited for use with Sony’s
professional camcorders
> Convenient auto-channel scanning function, allowing automatic search for
unoccupied channels
Electret Condenser Microphone
The Sony ECM-678 is a short shotgun, electret condenser-type
microphone, which delivers outstanding sound performance
in all field production and broadcast studio applications. It is
also well-suited for use on Sony professional camcorders such
as the HDV, DVCAM and XDCAM Series. The ECM-678 offers
excellent sensitivity, low inherent noise and extreme durability.
Its highly directional response allows clear voice pick-up even
in the most demanding of environments.
UWP-V2
UHF Wireless Microphone Package Consists of UTX-H2 handheld
transmitter and URX-P2 portable receiver
UTX-H2 handheld microphone
> Incorporates a uni-directional dynamic microphone capsule with minimised popping and
wind noise
URX-P2 portable receiver
> Compact, lightweight and robust metal body – well-suited for use with Sony’s
professional camcorders
> Convenient auto-channel scanning function, allowing automatic search for
unoccupied channels
ECM-680S
Electret Condenser Microphone
The Sony ECM-680S is an MS stereo* shotgun, electret
condenser-type microphone, ideal for a broad range of field
production and broadcast studio applications. Incorporating
newly developed microphone capsules, the ECM-680S offers
excellent sensitivity, low inherent noise and a flat-and-wide
frequency response.
* MS microphone signal of the ECM-680S is internally decoded to L and
R (stereo outputs.
Headphones
UWP-V6
UHF Wireless Microphone Package Consists of UTX-B2 bodypack
and UTX-P1 plug-on transmitters with a URX-P2 portable receiver
UTX-B2 bodypack transmitter
> Extremely compact, lightweight and robust metal body
> Switchable MIC/LINE input level and adjustable attenuator (0 to 21dB, 3dB steps)
> Supplied omni-directional lavalier microphone utilises a newly developed miniature
metal body
UTX-P1 plug-on transmitter
> Converts a wired microphone to a wireless microphone via an XLR-type connector
MDR-7505
Professional Headphone
Thanks to an acoustic design that positions the sound field
very close to the ears, the MDR-7505 headphone makes
detailed listening possible, even in noisy environments. An
Auto-Swivel earpiece enables single-sided monitoring.
URX-P2 portable receiver
> Compact, lightweight and robust metal body – well-suited for use with Sony’s
professional camcorders
> Convenient auto-channel scanning function, allowing automatic search for
unoccupied channels
MDR-7502
Professional Headphone
The MDR-7502 is a cost-effective, general purpose
headphone. The lightweight, closed design of this model
allows long-term use without listening fatigue.
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Accessories Audio
Suggested Camcorder Wireless and Wired Microphone Combinations
Camcorders
Camcorder Interface for Microphone
Model
Front
Rear
Shotgun Mic DC Output for
Name
Mic Input
Mic/Line Input
Supplied
Wireless Tuner
Connector
Connector
HDV Camcorders
Applicable
Shotgun
Microphone
(Stereo/
Mono)
Applicable
Shotgun
Microphone
(Mono)
Applicable Wireless Tuner
UWP-V1
UWP-V2
UWP-V6
HVR-S270E
ECM-680S
Yes
ECM-XM1
Yes
XLR-3-pin x1
XLR-3-pin x2
Requires XLR-5P
XLR-3P (2) Cable
ECM-673
ECM-674*
ECM-678
HVR-Z7E
Yes
ECM-XM1
No
XLR-3-pin x2
-
ECM-680S
Requires XLR-5P
XLR-3P (2) Cable
ECM-673
ECM-674*
ECM-678
HVR-Z5E
ECM-680S
ECM-673
ECM-674*
ECM-678
Yes
ECM-XM1
No
XLR-3-pin x2
-
Requires XLR-5P
XLR-3P (2) Cable
Yes
ECM-NV1
No
XLR-3-pin x2
-
Requires XLR-5P
XLR-3P (2) Cable
Yes
ECM-NV1
No
XLR-3-pin x2
-
Requires XLR-5P
XLR-3P (2) Cable
ECM-673
Yes
No
Stereo
minijack x1
-
-
-
HVR-V1E
ECM-680S
ECM-673
HVR-A1E
ECM-680S
HVR-HD1000E
* The ECM-674 can be driven by external DC power (40 to 52V) or battery (AA-size).
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Accessories Monitors
Sony Professional Monitors
Sony LMD Series monitors – the professional choice
Developed specifically for the most demanding broadcast applications where picture
quality, consistency and reliability are paramount, the Sony LMD Series of professional
LCD monitors offers several important advantages over flat-panel monitors for consumer
and IT use.
Outstandingly consistent at this market level, these high-grade LMD monitors deliver
bright and beautifully rendered high definition still and motion pictures with very
low artefact counts – a performance approaching that of our industry-acclaimed
broadcast CRT displays.
They are perfect for top-end videography productions and are available at highly
accessible prices.
Multiformat High Grade LCD Monitors
LMD-2450W
24” WUXGA 1920x1200
> Multiformat HD/SD inputs
> Versatile video and computer inputs
> Precise colour and gamma reproduction
> Pixel to pixel reproduction
> Wide viewing angle
> Waveform and Audio level meter selection
(LMD-2450W/2050W only)
> Ethernet and Parallel remote function
> Picture & Picture display mode
Entry Level LCD Monitors
LMD-2050W
20” WSXGA+ 1680x1050
> Cost effective professional monitors
> Wide viewing angle
> Parallel remote function
> Optional rack mount kit
> Colour temperature & Gamma adjustment
> Multiformat HD/SD video inputs - LMD-2030W
> HD analogue components inputs - LMD-2030W
> HDMI input - LMD-2030W
To find out more about Sony Professional monitors talk to your
Sony Specialist Dealer or go to www.sonybiz.net/monitors
LMD-1750
17” Widescreen LCD Panel
LMD-2030W
20” WSXGA+ 1680x1050
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HVR-Z5E/HVR-Z7E/HVR-S270E Specifications
HVR-Z5E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-S270E
Camera Section
Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82mm, f =
29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722
mm at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72mm
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical), f = 4.4 to 52.8 mm, f = 32.0 to 384 mm* at
16:9 mode f = 39.5 to 474 mm* at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72 mm
Built-in filter
Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Imaging system
1/3-inch, progressive 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid array
Picture elements
Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Focus
Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/focus macro)
Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)
White balance
Manual shutter
speed
Auto
1/50 - 1/2000
1/50 - 1/1750
Manual
1/4 - 1/10000
50i/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000
Gain
-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Minimum Illumination
1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)
VTR section
Recording format
HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)
Play out/Down conversion format
Playback/
Recording time
HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)
HDV/DV SP
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 276min with PHDV-276DM
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 184min with PHDV-276DM
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output
Component video output
HDV/DV input/output
10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(component, composite and unbalanced
audio x2ch with the supplied cables)
10-pin connector A/V OUT jack (composite,
unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable)
Composite video (BNCx1)
Unbalanced audio (pin x2ch)
Component out jack (special connector)
BNC x3
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)
XLR audio input
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin)
XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Headphone
XLR 3-pin female x 4ch
Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)
LANC
Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)
Digital video output
HDMI connector
HD/SD-SDI BNC x1
Built-in output devices
LCD view finder
0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
LCD monitor
3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
General
Mass
Approx. 2.2 kg (5 lb 1 oz) (w/o tape, battery)
Power requirements
Power
consumption
Approx. 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) (w/ the supplied lens,
w/o tape, battery)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Approx. 6.3kg (13 lb 15 oz) (w/ the supplied lens,
w/o tape, BP-GL95battery)
DC 12 V (battery pack), DC 14.4 V (AC adaptor)
HDV
Approx. 7.1 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
Approx. 7.0 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)
Approx. 12.2 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)
DVCAM/DV
Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)
Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)
Approx. 11.7 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)
-
Output DC (2-pin)
Power output
-
Operating temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
-20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F570
infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V
multi-connecting cable, Component A/V cable,
lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery
(CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup,
RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1
monaural electret condenser microphone,
operating instructions (CD-ROM), printed operating
instructions
AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F570
infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V connecting cable, component video cable, lens hood with
lens cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor,
large size eye-cup, additional normal shoe kit,
RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1
monaural electret condenser microphone,
Operating instructions (CD-ROM), Printed operating
instructions, memory recording unit kit
lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery
(CR2025), large size eye-cup, additional normal
shoe kit, ECM-XM1 monaural electret condenser
microphone, Shoulder Belt, Operating instructions
(CD-ROM), Printed operating instructions, memory
recording unit kit
Memory recording unit
Recording media
CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster) (not supplied)
File system
File format
Connectors
FAT32
HDV
.M2T
DVCAM/DV
.AVI (DV-AVI, type 1) or .DV (Raw-DV)
special hot shoe, i.LINK-6pin (on the supplied cradle), DC power input (on the supplied cradle), infoLITHIUM L series battery slot (on the supplied cradle)
Optional HVR-MC1K
Supplied
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HVR-V1E/HVR-A1E/HVR-HD1000E Specifications
HVR-V1E
HVR-A1E
HVR-HD1000E
Camera Section
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*1 zoom lens, 10x (optical),
to 400 mm in 16:9 mode and 49.3 to 493
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*1 zoom lens, 20x (optical), f = 40mm
in 4:3 mode (full scan mode on)*1
f = 3.9 to 78 mm, f = 37.4 to 748 mm*1
f
=
41
to 480 mm in 16:9 mode and 50 to 590 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*1 zoom lens, 10x (optical),
at 16:9 mode
mm in 4:3 mode (full scan mode off)*1
f = 5.4 to 54 mm, filter diameter: 37 mm
f = 45.7 to 914 mm*1 at 4:3 mode,
f = 40 to 400 mm in 16:9 mode and 37 to 370
f = 1.6 to 2.8, filter diameter: 62 mm
mm in 4:3 mode (still picture mode)*1
f = 1.8 to 2.1, filter diameter: 37 mm
Lens
1/4 ND, 1/16 ND
-
-
Focus
Built-in filter
Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity)
Auto, manual, spot focus (touch panel control)
Auto, manual (Ring/Panel)
Imaging device
1/4-inch type, 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
1-chip, 1/3-inch type primary colour CMOS sensor
1/2.9-inch, ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
Picture elements
Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective),
approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Approx. 2,969,000 pixels (total)
Approx. 2280K pixels (effective)
Shutter speed
50i/PAL mode - 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/150, 1/215, 1/300, 1/425, 1/600, 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1750, 1/2500, 1/3500, 1/6000, 1/10000 s
Exposure
Gain
Minimum illumination
Auto, manual (Type1/Type2)
-
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
-
-
7 lx with F1.8
Auto Slow Shutter ON - 5 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)
Auto Slow Shutter OFF - 11 lux(1/25 Shutter Speed)
4 lx with F1.6 at 18 dB
-
VTR Section
Recording format
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i
HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)
Playout/Down-conversion format
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i, 576/50P
HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)
Tape speed
Playback/
Recording time
HDV/DV SP
Max. 18.812 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM
Max. 28.218 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette
HDV/DV SP
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DV LP
Max. 94.5 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Approx. 2 min 40 s with PHDVM-63DM cassette (using a fully charged battery)
Approx. 1 min 45 s with PHDVM-63DM cassette (using an AC adaptor)
Fast forward/Rewind time
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video input/output
S-video input/output
Component video output
Composite video output
A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
C: 0.3 Vp-p (burst signal), 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV, input impedance more than
47 kΩ, output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ
A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV, input impedance more than
47 kΩ, output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ
Audio output - RCA Pin x2 (L,R),
ECM-PS1 external shot-gun stereo microphone
is supplied.
Mini-DIN 4-pin x 1
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 75 Ω unbalanced
-
Mini-DIN 4-pin x 1
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 75 Ω unbalanced
COMPONENT OUT jack
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 700 mVp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
COMPONENT OUT jack
Y: 1 Vp-p (0.3 V, sync negative), 75 Ω unbalanced
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 525 mVp-p (75% colour bar)
RCA Pin x3
10-pin connector A/V OUT jack (composite, unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable)
i.LINK
RCA Pin x1
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector S100)
XLR audio input
XLR 3-pin female x 2, 327 mV, -60 dBu: 3 kΩ, +40 dBu: 10.8 kΩ, power supply: approx. 48 V
Headphone
Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)
LANC
Stereo minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
USB
3.5 mm stereo minijack
Mini-B connector
HDMI Output
HDMI connector
-
HDMI connector
0.54-inch*2 type, approx. 252,000 dots,
16:9 aspect ratio
0.44-inch type, approx. 252,000 pixels
(1120 x 225) hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
0.27-inch type*2, approx. 123,200 dots,
16:9 aspect ratio
3.5-inch*2 type, Clear Photo LCD plus, approx.
211,200 dots hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
2.7-inch type, approx. 123,200 (560 x 220)
pixels, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
2.7-inch type*2, Clear Photo LCD plus, approx. 211,200
dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio, touchscreen
Built-in input/output devices
LCD viewfinder
LCD monitor
Speakers
Ø 16mm
General
Mass
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz) (camcorder only)
Power requirements
Power
consumption
Approx. 670 g (1 lb 7 oz) (camcorder only)
HDV
Approx. 6.8 W (with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
Approx. 5.6 W (with LCD viewfinder on)
4.8W (with LCD viewfinder on)
DVCAM/DV
Approx. 6.6 W (with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
Approx. 5.1 W (with LCD viewfinder on)
4.6W (with LCD viewfinder on)
Operating temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Supplied accessories
AC-L15 AC adaptor, Power cord, NP-FM50
InfoLITHIUM, rechargeable battery pack, lens
hood with lens cover, RMT-831 wireless Remote
Commander unit, A/V connecting cable
with S video, component video cable, USB cable,
Memory Stick Duo (16MB), Memory Stick Duo
adaptor, ECM-NV1 monaural electret condenser
microphone, XLR audio adaptor, shoulder strap,
operating instructions
AC-L15 AC adaptor, Power cord,
NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack,
A/V connecting cable, component video cable,
USB cable, lens hood with lens cover,
RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander™,
ECM-NV1 monaural electolet condenser
microphone, operating instructions (CD-ROM),
operating instructions
*1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to the 35 mm film.
*2 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
*3 Including a battery and a tape (60min.)
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Approx. 2.7Kg(6 lb 0 oz) (camcorder only)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
AC adaptor AC-L100
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F570
AV Cable
Lens Cap (small)
Lens Hood
Microphone
Windscreen
Large size eye cup
HVR-MRC1K Specifications
HVR-MRC1K
Recording media
Interface
File format
Compact Flash
At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required.
i.LINK with HVRA-CR1
IEEE 1394, 6-pin connector
HDV
MPEG-2-TS (.m2t)
DVCAM/DV SP
AVI-Type1 (.AVI), RAW-DV (.DV)
LCD monitor
23.02 x 11.5 mm (picture size), 128 x 64 dots
OS
Windows® 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4),
Windows XP Home Edition (Service Pack 2),
Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 2),
Windows Vista, Mac® OS X (v10.3)
Built-in output device
OS compatibility
Mass
General
HVR-MRC1
130g(4 oz)
HVR-MRC1 with
HVRA-CR1
210g(7 oz)
Power requirements
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Power consumption
2.2 W (in recording mode with LCD monitor on)
Operating temperature
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Supplied accessories
i.LINK cable (6-pin to 4-pin, 80 cm), Shoe adaptor, Conversion
adaptor for HVR-Z1, HVRA-CR1(cradle)
Dimensions
Unit: mm (inches)
HVR-MRC1K
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HVR-1500A Specifications
HVR-1500A
50i system
60i system*7
Recording/playback performance
Recording format
HDV 1080/50i , DVCAM , DV (SP)
HDV 1080/60i , DVCAM , DV (SP)
Playback format
HDV 1080/50i, DVCAM, DV (SP), DVCPRO 25
HDV 1080/60i, HDV 720/30P*6, DVCAM, DV (SP), DVCPRO 25
HD-SDI output format
Tape speed
Playback/recording time
1080/50i*1, 720/50P*1
1080/60i*1, 720/60P*1
HDV/DV SP
18.831 mm/s
18.812 mm/s
DVCAM
28.221 mm/s
28.193 mm/s
Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette, Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
Max. 184 min with PDV-184N cassette, Max. 40 min with PDVM-40N cassette
Fast forward/rewind time
Approx. 3 min with PHDV-276DM and PDV-184N cassette
Video Input
Digital video
HD-SDI
(BNC type x1)
SD-SDI
Ref. video (HD/SD) (BNC type x2,
loop-through connection)*3
Component*2 (BNC type x3)*3
Analogue video
Composite*2 (BNC type x2,
loop-through connection)*3
S-Video*2 (BNC type x2)
SMPTE 292M compliant
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), ITU-R BT. 656
HD: bipolar tri-level sync, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
SD: black burst or composite sync, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (100% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (100% colour bars)
*3
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), SMPTE 259M
HD: bipolar tri-level sync, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
SD: black burst or composite sync, 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω,sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (75% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (75% colour bars)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
Audio Input
Digital audio
AES/EBU (BNC type x2)
Analogue audio*2
Audio (XLR 3-pin female x2)
Conforms to AES-3id-1995
+4/0/-3/-6 dBu, high impedance, balanced
+4/0/-6 dBu high impedance, balanced
Video Output
Digital video
HD-SDI (BNC type x2)
SD-SDI (BNC type x2)
Component (HD)
(BNC type x3)*4
Analogue video
Component (SD)
(BNC type x3)*4
Composite (BNC type x1)*4
S-Video (BNC type x2)*4
Monitor video (BNC type x1)
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (1.485, 1.485/1.001Gb/s), SMPTE 292M
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), ITU-R BT.656
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), SMPTE 259M
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (100% colour bars)
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (75% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (100% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω, (75% colour bars)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
Composite, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative, with superimposed text information
Audio Output
Digital audio
AES/EBU (BNC type x2)
Audio (XLR 3-pin male x2)
Analogue audio
Monitor (RCA pin x1)
Headphones (JM-60 iack x1)
Conforms to AEC-3id-1995
+4/0/-3/-6 dBu, 600 kΩ loading, low impedance,
+4/0/-6 dBu, 600 kΩ loading, low impedance balanced
-∞ to -9 dBu ±1 dB (-18 dBFS), 47 kΩ , unbalanced
-∞ to -11 dBu ±1 dB (-20 dBFS), 47 kΩ, unbalanced
-∞ to -11 dBu (-18 dBFS), 8Ω , unbalanced
-∞ to -13 dBu (-20 dBFS), 8Ω, unbalanced
i.LINK Interface
i.LINK 6-pin x1*5
IEEE 1394-based
Time Code Input/Output
TC In
BNC type x1
0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 kΩ, unbalanced
TC Out
BNC type x1
2.2 Vp-p ±3 dB (when 600 Ω terminated), unbalanced
Remote
RS-422A
D-sub 9-pin (female) x1
Control-S (SIRCS)
Stereo mini jack x1
General
Mass
6.9 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
211 x 130 x 420 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x16 5/8 inches)
Power requirement
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
60 W
Operating temperature
5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)
Operating relative humidity
Less than 80%
Storage relative humidity
Less than 90%
Supplied Accessories
AC power cord x1, Operating instructions x1
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130 (5 1/8)
Dimensions
211 (8 3/8)
137 (5 1/2)
*1 The HVBK-1520 Format Converter Board is required for up- or cross-conversion
to these signals and output of these signals from the HD-SDI interface.
*2 The HVBK-1505 Analogue Input Board is required.
*3 Component, composite and S-Video inputs share the same BNC connectors.
*4 Component, composite and S-Video outputs share the same BNC connectors.
*5 HDV and DV streams share the same i.LINK connector.
*6 The HVR-1500A can play back but cannot record 720/30P signals. When 720/30P
recordings are played back, their signals are converted to 720/59.94P signals.
*7 In this table, “60i”, “60P” and “30P” indicate a field rate of 59.94 Hz, a frame
rate of 59.94 Hz and a frame rate of 29.97 Hz, respectively.
420 (16 5/8)
HVR-M15AE/HVR-M25AE/HVR-M35E Specifications
HVR-M15AE
HVR-M25AE
HVR-M35E
Recording/playback performance
Recording format
Playout format
HDV
Playback/
recording time
DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL) 480/60i (NTSC)
HDV
HDV 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p.
DVCAM / DV SP
Playout video signal
Tape speed
HDV 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p
DVCAM / DV SP
DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC), 480/60P, 576/50P, 720/60P, 720/50P
HDV/DV SP
Max. 18.812 mm/s
DVCAM
Max. 28.218 mm/s
Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
HDV/DV SP
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 184 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
DVCAM
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Fast forward/rewind time
Approx. 2.5 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
Input/output connectors/devices
Video input/output
RCA x 1 / RCA x 1
1Vp-p , 75Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Sync signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)Burst
signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)
BNC x1/BNC x1
1Vp-p , 75Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Sync signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)
Burst signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)
Mini-DIN 4pin x 2
Y : 1Vp-p , 75Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Sync signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)
Chrominance signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), (burst, 75Ω), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC), (burst, 75Ω)
S-video input/output
BNC x 3
Output at 480i NTSC
With [BETACAM] selected in [480i LEVEL] of the [IN/OUT REC] menu
Y : 1 Vp-p (0.286Vp-p sync negative, output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
(75% colour bar with 7.5IRE setup)
With [SMPTE] selected in [480i LEVEL] of the [IN/OUT REC] menu
Y : 1 Vp-p (0.3Vp-p sync negative, output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
Pb / Cb/B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
(100% colour bar with no setup)
Component video output
Output with other settings
Y : 1 Vp-p (output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75Ω unbalanced)
(100% colour bar with no setup)
480i / 480p / 576i / 570p
Y : with 0.3Vp-p sync negative
1080/60i, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/50p
Y / Pb / Pr : with 0.6Vp-p 3-level sync
6-pin
i.LINK
Digital uncompressed output
-
Phones
-
LANC
Control S
Audio input
Audio output
LCD monitor
HDMI Connector x 1
HD/SD-SDI BNC x 1
Stereo minijack (Ø3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø2.5 mm)
Stereo minijack (Ø3.5 mm)
RCA x2,stereo
RCA x2,stereo
RCA x4,stereo
Input level : -10dBu,
Input level : -10 / -2 / +4dBu,
Input level: -10/-2/+4dBu,
input impedance: min. 47Ω unbalanced,
input impedance : min. 47Ω unbalanced,
input impedance: min. 47Ω unbalanced,
max Input level :
max Input level :
max Input level:
+18dBu (approx. 6Vrms)60i, +16dBu
-10 : +18dBu (approx. 6Vrms), -2 : +24dBu
-10:+18dBu(approx. 6Vrms), -2:+24dBu(approx.
(approx. 5Vrms)50i
(approx.12.5Vrms), +4 : +30dBu (approx. 25Vrms)
12.5Vrms), +4:+30dBu(approx.25Vrms)
RCA x2,stereo impedance : max. 1kΩ unbalanced, Output level : -10dBu (=full bit -20dB) impedance 47Ω
XLR 3pin x4,stereo impedance: max. 600Ω
unbalanced 60i, -10dBu (=full bit -18dB) impedance 47Ω unbalanced 50i
balanced +4dBu
2.7-inch type, approx. 211,200 dots (960 x 220), Clear Photo LCD Plus
General
Mass
Approx. 2.3 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
Power requirements
DC 8.4 V
Power consumption
6 W (playback mode)
Operating temperature
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
13 W (playback mode with LCD monitor on)
15W (playback mode with LCD monitor on)
5 to 40° C (41 to 104° K)
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
Approx. 4.4 kg (9 lb. 12 oz)
-20 to +60° C (-4 to 140° K)
Remote commander (1), AC adaptor (1), power
cord (1), stand (1), cleaning cassette (1), operating
instructions (1)
Remote commander (1), power cord (1), cleaning cassette (1), operating instructions (1)
Dimensions
HVR-M15AE
HVR-M35E / HVR-M25AE
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Front & Rear Panels
HVR-M15AE
HVR-M25AE
HVR-M35A
HVR-1500A
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