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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.

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

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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

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.

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.

HYBRID Media

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

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

HDV Camcorder

HVR-Z5E

HD

+

MRC1

CF

HD

M2T file

HDV Editing

HD

Archiving

Repurposing

HD

HD Delivery

HD

“HD + SD” HYBRID-Recording

Tape : HDV1080i signal CF card : Down-converted DV signal

HDV Camcorder

Archiving

Repurposing

HD

HVR-Z5E

HD

+

MRC1

CF

SD

DV file

DV Editing

SD

SD Delivery

SD

“SD + SD” HYBRID-Recording

Tape : DVCAM or DV signal CF card : DV signal

HDV

HVR-Z5E

SD

+

MRC1

CF

SD

DV file

DV Editing

SD

Archiving

Repurposing

SD

SD Delivery

SD

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Expanding the HDV Format as a

Global Standard

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.

Understanding Digital Master Tape

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

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.

Flexible Recording Media

Recording Formats Recording Media

Long Recording Time: Track Pattern of the HDV 1080i Specification

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 minutes

1

of recording time using miniDV videotape. While the HVR-S270E has the additional option of using standard size cassettes that provide over 4.5 hours

2

of continuous recording.

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 Unit

3

, images can be stored on a

CF card

4

for quick non-linear editing.

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.

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.

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.

PHDVM-63DM

PHDV-276DM

Memory Recording Unit HVR-MRC1K

(CF Card is not included)

HD (16:9)

Squeeze

SD (4:3)

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.

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.

Enhanced “Exmor” Technology

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.

“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.

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.

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 lux 1 .

1 At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain.

3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid array Enhanced Functionality

Current Technology

Sensor

Photo Diodes

“Exmor” Technology

Sensor

Photo Diodes

Pixel Layout

1080 Pixels

Pixels (Photo Diodes) (960 x 1080)

Signals after interpolation (1920 x 1080)

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Noise

Cancelling

Noise

Cancelling

Noise

A/D Converter

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

Standard lens

(supplied)

Wide lens

(option)

VCL-412BWH

(for HVR-Z7E)

VCL-412BWS

(for HVR-S270E)

VCL-308BWH

(for HVR-Z7E)

VCL-308BWS

(for HVR-S270E)

1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35mm film

Optical

Zoom

12x

8x

Focal

Length 1

32mm–384mm

(16:9)

24mm–192mm

(16:9)

F number

1.6 – 2.0

1.6 – 2.4

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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.

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.

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.

Lens adaptor LA-100W

Front : AF/MF

AF/MF Mode

• Full AF

• MF with One-push AF

Front : AF/MF

Full MF Mode

• Full MF

(absolute focus position)

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

Iris Ring

Zoom Ring

Slide Focus Ring

Lenses

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Operational Versatility

New Manual Camera Settings

Three ND filters

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.

Smooth Gain

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.

Three ND filters

Smooth WB (White Balance)

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.

One-touch Clip-type

Microphone Holder

A one-touch clip-type microphone holder makes it easy to attach and remove the microphone for quick storage.

Improved Microphone Sound Quality

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-NV1

2

.

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 dB

3

-44 dB ±4.0 dB

Signal-to-noise Ratio 78 dB, typical

Frequency Response 50~20,000 Hz

Maximum Input

Sound Pressure Level

Dynamic Range

4

127 dB SPL, typical

111 dB, typical

70 dB

100~15,000 Hz

121 dB SPL

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 S270E

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.

Z7E S270E

Camera Leveling

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.

Z7E S270E

AE Window

Six types of AE (Auto Exposure) can be selected to automatically adjust the exposure to the most suitable level.

Standard Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5

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Creative Versatility

Z5E Z7E S270E

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.

Note: 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table

Colour Correction

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.

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 colour data is stored in each Picture Profile so that users can select the most suitable colour setting for each shooting situation.

Normal Colour Extraction

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

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.

Shot Transition™ Function

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.

Shot B

Smooth Slow Rec

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 seconds

1

.

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.

1 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode.

200i Capturing

1/200 s

1 2 3 599 600

598

3s

50i Recording

1

1/50 s

Buffer

Memory

2 3

12 s

598 599 600

Tape

(HDV/DVCAM/DV)

Shot A

Shot A time

LINEAR

Makes a linear transition.

Shot B

Shot A time

SOFT STOP

Makes the transition slow at the end.

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.

Shot B

Colour Revision

Colour Correction Images

Simulated

Shot B

Shot A time

SOFT TRANSITION

Makes the transition slow at the beginning and end, and linearly in between.

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Selectable Progressive Modes

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

1080p

Edit

1080p

Deliver

1080p

Z5E Z7E S270E

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

1080p

Odd Field

Record

1080i

Edit

1080p or 1080i

1080p

1080i

Even Field

Deliver

1080p or 1080i

1080p

1080i

Progressive-look Motion

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Supplied Memory Recording Unit

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) card

1

, 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 Card

3

The recording time on a 16GB CF card

2

in HDV, DVCAM and DV format

3

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 connector

4

. 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.

Attached on the HVR-S270E

Memory

Recording Unit

DC Power Input

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Z7E S270E

Cradle

Battery (L series)

Slot i.LINK Connector

(6pin)

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.

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.

Focus Zoom Iris

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Hybrid Ready

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 connector

1

for direct attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without the use of a cable

2

. 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.

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 CF

3 card in HDV, DVCAM and DV format

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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.

Operational Versatility:

XtraFine™ LCD Panel

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 resolution

5

. 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.

72 min.

16 GB

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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-NV1

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. 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 resolution 1

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.

XtraFine LCD and EVF

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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.

BP Series Battery Compatible

V-lock professional BP batteries are another great feature in common with broadcast camcorders.

Rear Panel

Side Panel

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 format 1 . 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.LINK

1

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.

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

2

, 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

2-channel XLR Audio Input

Time Code Preset

Optical 20x Lens and Optional

VCL-HG0868K 0.8x Wide

Conversion Lens

Super SteadyShot (Optical)

Switchable Recording and Playback

– HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV

HDV 1080i (16:9)

Squeeze

2-channel XLR Audio Input

Down-conversion Playback Capabilities

DVCAM/DV (4:3)

Letterbox Edge crop

Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats

Recording

Format

HDV1080i

Playback/

Down

Conversion

Format

1080/50i

576/50i (SQ/EC)

576/50i (LB) i.LINK

-

Analogue

Component

1

1

HDMI

Output

Analogue

Component

-

1

1

2

2

DVCAM/

DV (576/50i)

1 1 2

S-Video

-

Available

Either 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

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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 Rec

3

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.

For more information see page 24.

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 synchronised

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, 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.

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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

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.

EXPOSURE/IRIS Dial

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.

Other Features

Zoom Ring and Focus Ring

One-push AF Button

On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec

Start/Stop Button

3.5-inch Type Widescreen, Clear

Photo LCD plus™ Monitor

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia

Interface) Output Connector

Six Assign Buttons

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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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 conditions 1 .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/DV

1

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).

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.

Super Night Shot™

Ideal for natural history and documentary making where shooting in ultra-low-light conditions is required.

Resolution of Still Pictures

Resolution of Still

Pictures

1920 x 1440 (4:3)

1440 x 1080 (4:3)

1080 x 810 (4:3)

640 x 480 (4:3)

1920 x 1080 (16:9)

1440 x 810 (16:9)

640 x 360 (16:9)

Still Picture

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Recording

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Playback

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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 transfer

4

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-channel Independent Audio Record

Level Control with Audio Level Meter

Down-conversion Playback Capabilities

HDV 1080i (16:9)

Squeeze

DVCAM/DV (4:3)

Letterbox Edge crop

Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats

Recording

Format

Playback/Down

Conversion Format

1080/50i i.LINK

Analogue

Component

Output

Analogue

Composite

-

1080i/50i

576/50i (16:9)

576/50i (4:3)

576/50p (16:9/4:3)

576/50i (16:9/4:3)

576/50i (16:9/4:3)

576/50i (4:3)

-

1

1

1

-

Available

Either 1 or 2 connection is available. When cables are connected to both, the 1 connection has priority.

2

2

2

S-Video

-

-

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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-inch

1

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:

> 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).

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.

Macro

Conventional Macro

Tele Macro

Images simulated

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01

Zoom Ring and Focus Ring

02

Built-in Stereo Microphone

03

TELE MACRO Button / EXPANDED

FOCUS Button / BACK LIGHT

Compensation Button

04

Exposure Lever/Button

05

HDV/DV Interface (i.LINK) Jack /

USB Jack

06

COMPONENT OUT Jack / A/V OUT

Jack

07

DC IN Jack

08

Zoom Buttons

01 02

03

08

04 05 06 07

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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).

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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Marker

Shot Transition

03

01

02

04 05

01

Photo Button

02

Zoom lever

03

2-channel XLR Audio

Connectors

04

MemoryStick Slot

05

Assign Button and NightShot

Switch

Histogramme Indicator

Centre

Safety Zone

4:3

Guide Frame

Images simulated

Brightness Level

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)

1,080 lines

SD (4:3)

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 connector

1

to your current

DV non-linear editing system, while retaining a HD master on the tape for future use.

HD Recording (16:9) SD Editing / Monitoring (4:3)

HDV1080i

Down conversion

DV

Squeeze i.LINK /

Analogue output

Letter Box

2

DV (LP)

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.

Optical 10x zoom by Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T*™ lens

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.

Super SteadyShot™ (Optical) Image Stabilizer

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.

ClearVid CMOS Sensor

Vertical smear

ClearVid CMOS Sensor

CCD

> Larger pixel size

> Unique 45° angle pixel layout

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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.

Stereo shotgun microphone

(stereo mini plug)

Rec indicator light

Conventional LCD device Clear Photo LCD plus

Camera Control Ring

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

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.

> i.LINK connector

> LANC connector

> Headphone jack

123,200 dots Colour EVF

DC power input

Adjustable shoulder pad

Cassette tape compartment

(miniDV cassette)

Photo button

Video/Audio output connectors

> HDMI output connector

> Memory Stick Duo slot

> USB connector

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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

1 When 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.

NP-F970 (optional)

Photo button

OFF ON

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™ media

2

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) card

1

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 [email protected] 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.

HVR-MRC1 (CF card not supplied)

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.

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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Versatile Recording Modes

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

2 In this mode, a rec start delay of up to 2 seconds may occur after the camcorder rec start button is pressed.

HVR-M35E

HVR-M25E/M25AE

HVR-M15E/M15AE

HVR-M10E

HVR-1500/1500A

DSR-50P

DSR-45P/45AP

DSR-25

DSR-11

PMW-EX1/EX3

PMW-EX30

DSR-2000P/2000AP

DSR-1800P/1800AP

DSR-1500AP

HVR-S270E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-A1E

HVR-HD1000E

DSR-570WSPL

DSR-450WSPL

DSR-400PL

DSR-390PL

DSR-250P

DSR-PD170P/

PD150P

DSR-PDX10P

Supported Camcorder Models

Model

FOLLOW mode

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

O

-

O* 5

-

-

-

-

SYNCHRO mode

X

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O

O* 4

X

X

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

X

-

O* 4 ,O* 5

-

-

-

-

Independent

Recording

O* 4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O*

4

O* 4

O* 4

O* 4

-

-

-

-

O*

4

-

-

-

-

-

O* 4 ,O* 5

-

-

-

-

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O* 5

O* 5

O

O

O

Monitor

& record playback

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

Independent Recording

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.

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 pressed 3 , 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.

Control Buttons

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.

HDV

-

-

-

-

-

O

O

O

O

-

O

-

-

-

O

O

O

O

O

-

O

O

O

O

-

-

-

-

DVCAM

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O*

6

-

O* 6

O* 6

O*

6

O*

6

O

O

-

O*

6

O

O

O

O

O*

6

O*

6

O*

6

O

DV

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O

O*

6

-

-

O* 6

O*

6

O*

6

O

O

O

-

O

O

O

O

O*

6

O*

6

-

O

O

Available

Status Check on Camcorder

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

O*

5 is no media inserted in the camcorder.

Recording can only be done in SP mode (25Mbps)

O* 6

1080/59.941 or SP mode (25Mbps) 1080/50i.

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

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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) card

8

, 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 card

9

in HDV, DVCAM and DV format

10

is approximately 72 minutes.

CF card capacity

16GB

8GB

4GB

2GB

Recording time

(approximately)

72 minutes

36 minutes

18 minutes

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 connector

11

. 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: xx_nnnn_YYYY-MM-DD_HHMMSS.extension

(e.g., 01_0001_2007-10-01_134510.M2T)

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

DC Power Input i.LINK Connector

(6pin)

Battery (L series) Slot

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

HVR-MRC1

CF

CF card

*Not supplied.

Playback from the HVR-MRC1

CF card reader (USB)*

USB connection

HVR-MRC1 on the supplied HVRA-CR1 cradle i.LINK connection

PC with USB interface

PC with i.LINK(IEEE1394) connector

Video Output

HVR-MRC1

HVR-Z5E i.LINK connection

Video Output

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.

Display

Display

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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.

Thumbnails

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.

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.

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-M35E

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 DV

1

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

The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE has a dual-size cassette mechanism that accepts both

M15AE

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.

HVR-M15AE

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Features

Down-conversion Playback Capabilities

M35E M25AE

The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE can convert material from 1080i down to 480i and 576i and

M15AE

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, Letterbox

6

and Edge Crop.

HDV 1080i (16:9) DVCAM/DV (4:3)

Squeeze Letterbox Edge crop

Recording Formats

(50i/60i SEL)

50i

60i i.LINK

i.LINK

Input Terminal

Input Format

HDV

1080/50i

1080/25p

DVCAM/DV 576/50i

Analogue Composite / S-Video

1080/60i

HDV 1080/30p

1080/24p

DVCAM/DV 480/60i

Analogue Composite / S-Video

HDV

-

-

-

-

Recording Format

DVCAM

-

-

-

-

-

DV (SP)

-

-

-

-

-

Available

Playback Formats

(50i/60i SEL)

50i

Recorded Format

HDV

1080/50i

1080/25p

DVCAM/DV 576/60i

Menu setting

[Component]

*1

[HDMI/CMPNT]

*2

[SDI/CMPNT]

*3

576i

576p/576i

1080i/576i

720p/576i

*2*3

576i

576p/576i

1080i/576i

720p/576i

*2*3

Analogue

Composite

576/50i

S-Video

Output

Analogue

Component

576/50i

576/50i

576/50p

1080/50i

720/50p

HDMI

(M25AE only)

576/50i

576/50p

576/50i

576/50i

HD/SD-SDI

(M35E only)

576/50i not available

1080/50i *5

720/50p

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

HDV

1080/60i

1080/30p

1080/24p

480i

480p/480i

1080i/480i

720p/480i

*2*3

480/60i

480/60p

1080/60i

720/60p

480/60i not available

1080/60i *4

720/60p

60i

480i

480p/480i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60p

480/60i

480/60i

DVCAM/DV 480/60i

1080i/480i

720p/480i

*2*3

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

50i

1080/50i

1080/25p

60i

HDV

1080/60i

1080/30p

1080/24p

DVCAM/DV signal is output via the i.LINK connector as it is.

[HDV DV CONV]

Menu setting

OFF

DVCAM

DV SP

OFF

DVCAM

DV SP

Output Format via i.LINK Connector same as the recorded format

DVCAM 576/50i

DV 576/50i same as the recorded format

DVCAM 480/60i

DV 480/60i

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Squeezed SD Video Image Output Type can be Selected

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.

HDV Four Channel Audio Playback

M35E

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.LINK

7

Interface

M35E M25AE M15AE

The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE are equipped with a 6-pin

8

i.LINK interface. This allows for one cable digital transfer 9 of video, audio and command signals to a compatible connected VTR or nonlinear editing system in HDV, DVCAM or DV format.

Time Code Copy from External Devices

M35E 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.

Auto Repeat and Custom Repeat

M35E M25AE

The HVR-M35E/M25AE/M15AE has a convenient auto repeat function. This enables the VTR to

M15AE

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 there

10

. 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.

Colour Bar and 1-kHz Audio Tone Signal Output

M35E 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

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.

M15AE

Built-in, 2.7-inch Type, Clear Photo LCD Plus™ Monitor

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.

Non-compressed Digital HD Output

M35E

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

M25AE

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

The DUPLICATE PLUS function makes it easy to copy video and audio from a VTR or

M25AE

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).

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.

Playback Zoom

M35E

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

The built-in monaural speaker of the HVR-M35E/M25AE allows quick and convenient checking of audio.

M25AE

Time Code Preset

M35E 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.

Status Check

M35E 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.

Assignable Buttons

M35E 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 i.LINK

(HDV/DVCAM/DV)

HVR-M15AE

HDV1080i/DV

Non-linear Editing System

Dubbing to HD/SD-SDI Deck

HDCAM Tape

DigitalMaster Tapes

Mini Cassette Standard Cassette

HD/SD-SDI

Output

VTR with HD/SD-SDI input

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

HVR-M35E

HVR-M35E

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

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Dubbing with the Time Code Recording Capability

HVR-M25AE

24p / 25p / 30p

NO

YES

Monaural x1

NO

YES

NO

NO

RCA x2

YES

NO

3 types

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

HDV1080i/DVCAM i.LINK

(HDV/DVCAM/DV)

HDV1080i/DVCAM VTR

Digital Master Tapes

HVR-M35E/M25AE

HVR-M15AE

Standard Cassette

Mini Cassette

HVR-M15AE

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/recorder

1

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 1080i

1

, 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 signals

3

fed to the HVR-1500A to be converted to 1080i or 720P signals and then output

4

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 output

5

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

Signal Format on Line

Select Menu

1080i

720P

1080i

720P

HD-SDI

1080/50i

720/50P

7

1080/50i 7

720/50P

Interfaces and Output Formats 60i System

6

Playback Format

HDV

DV

9

1080/60i

720/30P 8

480/60i

Signal Format on Line

Select Menu

1080i

720P

1080i

720P

1080i

720P

HD-SDI

1080/60i

720/60P

7

1080/60i

7

720/60P

1080/60i

7

720/60P 7

SD-SDI

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

SD-SDI

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

Interface & Output Format i.LINK

10

HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM

6

HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM

6

DV/DVCAM

DV/DVCAM

Analogue Component Analogue Composite

1080/50i or 576/50i

11

1080/50i or 576/50i

11

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i i.LINK

10

Interface & Output Format

HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM 6

HDV 1080i or DV/DVCAM

6

-

-

DV/DVCAM

DV/DVCAM

Analogue Component Analogue Composite

1080/60i or 480/60i

1080/60i or 480/60i

720/60P or 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.

11

720/60P or 480/60i 11

480/60i

480/60i

11

11

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

S-Video

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

576/50i

S-Video

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

480/60i

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Input Signals and Recording Formats

Recording Format

Input Signal

HDV

Analogue signal inputs

(HVBK-1505)

Composite 1

Component 1

S-video

1

NO

NO

NO

Analogue audio

1

NO

Digital audio (AES/EBU)

SD-SDI

3

HD-SDI

3 i.LINK DV format (DVCAM/DV)

4

NO

NO

YES

6

NO

6

DVCAM DV (SP)

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

SDI output

SD-SDI HD-SDI

YES YES 7

Digital audio output i.LINK output

AES/EBU

1/2

AES/EBU

3/4

DV/

DVCAM

YES

HDV

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

8

YES

YES 7

YES

YES

YES

YES

Output Format -Digital Video

YES

NO

7

7

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

No

-

9

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

YES

-

YES

Output Format -Analogue Video

Composite

Y/CPST

S Video

Pr/R-Y/S-C

Pb/B-Y/S-Y

YES

Component

SD

YES

HD

NO

Output Format -Analogue Audio

Monitor

(Super

Impose)

CPST

AUDIO

OUT 1/3

XLR 1/3

AUDIO

OUT 2/4

XLR 2/4

Monitor

RCA pin

YES -

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

8

YES

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

8

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

8

NO

NO

-

-

NO

YES

NO i.LINK HDV format (1080i) 5 YES 6 NO NO YES 8 YES YES NO YES 8 YES 8 YES 8 YES

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.

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

8

8

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

-

-

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

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 input

10

/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 SD-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.LINK

11,12

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 search

13

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-inch

14

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.

Status Display Mode

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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 x24 x8 x1 x1/5 x1/10 x1/30

Forward frame-by-frame

STILL x-1 x-8 x-24

Image quality

Coarse

Coarse

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Normal

Coarse

Coarse

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

/ B

/ A

(held down)

(held down)

Slow motion playback

FWD search

REV search

FWD frame-by-frame

REV frame-by-frame

HDV x8 x-8

Yes x1/5

No x-1

Recording format

DVCAM/DV x10 x-10

Yes x1/2

Yes 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.LINK

2

interfaces can be adjusted. In playback mode, the analogue XLR, SD-SDI, HD-SDI, AES/EBU and i.LINK

3

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

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 feeding 1 in HDV mode.

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.

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 recorded to tape when the HVR-1500A is operating in DVCAM or DV mode 2 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.

2 Recording these signals to tapes in the HDV format is not available.

Other Features

> 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

Application Examples

HDV/HDCAM/DV Linear Editing System

Tape (HDV/DV)

HD-SDI

Tape (HDCAM)

HDV/XDCAM HD/DV Production System i.LINK

Interface

XDCAM Disc

Dubbing

XDCAM HD Recording Deck

HD-SDI or i.LINK

Interface

Non-linear Editing

System

HVR-1500A HDCAM Recorder

Tape

(HDV/DV)

HVR-1500A

RS-422A

RM-280

Editing Controller

RS-422A

HD Non-linear Editing System

HD Security System

F35

Tape

(HDCAM-SR) SRW-5000

HD-SDI

HDW-F900R

Tape

(HDCAM)

HVR-1500A

HD-SDI

HVR-1500A

Remote Camera

(BRC Series)

Tape (HDV)

Shooting

NLE

i.LINK Interface

Non-linear Editing System

Tape (HDV)

HVR-1500A

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Accessories - General

HVR-S270E HVR-S270E HVR-HD1000E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-MRC1K

HVR-DR60

HVL-LBP

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-MRC1K

HVR-DR60

HVL-LBP

HVR-A1E

BP-GL95/GL65

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Battery Pack

HVR-A1E

2NP-QM91D/B

1

InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable

Battery Pack (NP-QM91D x 2)

HVR-S270E

BP-L80S/L60S

Lithium-ion Rechargeable

Battery Pack

HVR-S270E

AC-DN10

AC Adaptor (for BP-GL95/

GL65/L80S/L60S)

HVR-S270E

2NP-F970/B

InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable

Battery Pack (NP-F970 x2)

AC-VQL1BP

AC Adaptor Charger

HVR-S270E

NP-F570/F770/F970

InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable

Battery Pack

> 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

NP-QM71D/QM91D*

InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable

Battery Pack

> Battery Log information Total charge time

Total charge cycle

Last operation date

Month and year of last use

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z1E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-MRC1K

HVR-DR60

HVL-LBP

HVR-A1E

BC-L70

Battery Charger (for

BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)

NEW

HVR-HD1000E

BC-M150

Battery Charger (for

BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)

HVR-V1E

BC-L500

Battery Charger (for

BP-GL95/GL65/L80S/L60S)

AC-SQ950B

AC Adaptor/Charger

VCL-308BWS

Wide Angle Lens

VCL-308BWH

Wide Angle Lens

HVR-S270E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-Z5E

VCL-HG0737K

High-resolution 0.7x wide conversion lens

> 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-Z7E

HVR-S270E

LA-100W lens adaptor

HVR-1500A

HVR-1500A

VF-72CPK

PL Filter Kit (Ø 72 mm)

VF-62CPK

PL Filter Kit (Ø 62 mm)

HVR-Z5E

HVR-V1E

HVR-1500A

RM-280

Editing Controller

VCL-HG0872K

Wide Conversion Lens

HVR-M15AE

HVR-M12AE

HVR-M35E

HVR-1500A

> 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-HD1000E

HVR-A1E

HVR-S270E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

DSRM-10

Remote Control Unit

RM-1BP

LANC Remote Controller

HVBK-1505

Analogue Input Board

HVBK-1520

Format Converter Board

1 When 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 i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 4-pin)

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-M25AE

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

VMC-IL4615 i.LINK Cable

(4-pin to 6-pin 1.5 m)

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-1500A

HVR-A1E

HVR-M15AE

HVR-M25AE

HVR-M35E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

VMC-30VC

3m Component

Video Cable

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-S270E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-Z5E

VMC-30FS

3m Multi AV Cable

(with S-Video)

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-A1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-1500A

HVR-V1E

RCC-5G

9-pin Remote

Control Cable (5 m)

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

HVR-MRC1K

HVR-DR60

VMC-15HD/30HD

HDMI Cable (1.5m/3m)

HVR-HD1000E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-A1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z7E

SH-L32WBP

LCD Hood

> LCD Hood for 3.2” LCD monitor

> Adjustable shade (360° shade)

> Folding structure - no need to remove from camcorder

HVR-Z5E HVR-A1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

SH-L35WBP

LCD Hood

HVR-Z5E

VCT-1BP

Bracket

VCT-PG11RMB

Tripod with RM-1BP

Remote Controller

HVR-A1E

LCS-VCB

Soft Carrying Case

NEW

LCH-HCE

Hard Carrying Case

LCS-BP1BP

Soft Carrying Case

LCS-G1BP

Soft Carrying Case

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

LCR-FXA

Rain Jacket

NEW

> Custom backpack carrying case with shoulder and waist straps

> Supplied storage for accessories in protective pouches

> Optional “VCT-SP1BP Camcorder

Support” can be attached

LCH-GT1BP

Hard Carrying Case

LCH-FXA

Hard Carrying Case

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

> Hard shell carrying case, custom-designed for Sony’s handheld camcorders and accessories

> Integrated wheels for easy transport

PHDV-276DM/186DM/124DM/64DM

Digital Master Standard Cassette Tape

PHDVM-63DM

Digital Master Mini Cassette Tape

PDVM-12N, 22N/32N/40N

DVCAM Tapes

PDVM-12N/22N/32N/40N

Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Mini size)

PDV-34N/64N/94N/124N/184N

Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Standard size)

PDVM-12ME/22ME/32ME/40ME

Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Mini size)

PDV-34ME/64ME/94ME/124ME/184ME

Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Standard size)

PDV-12CL

Cleaning Cassette Tape (Standard size)

PDVM-12CL

Cleaning Cassette Tape (Mini size)

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Accessories - General

NEW

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E*

HVR-S270E*

Flexible Operation

On a stable surface

Hand held

Attached to equipment

RM-1000BP

Remote Commander

> Multifunction LANC remote commander

> Controls main camcorder functions

> Better Human User Interface (HUI) for professional applications

NEW

HVR-A1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

“Zoom” Speed select switch

“Zoom” Lever direction select switch

“Iris” Dial direction select switch

Weight support for stable/ comfortable shooting

VCT-SP1BP

Camcorder Support

> Perfect design for camcorder Monopod

> Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design

> Quick-release function from harness for excellent mobility

NEW

RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied as standard

HVR-HD1000E

HDV-V1E

HDV-Z5E

HDV-Z7E

HDV-S270E

NEW

Assigned function recall button

“White Balance” adjust button

“Display information” select

“Picture Profile”

Adjust button

“Menu” button

“Iris” Adjust dial

“Push Auto” button

“Iris” Auto On/Off button

“Shutter” Select/ adjust button

Displayed item

Select/adjust lever,

Execute button

“Focus” Adjust dial

“Push Auto” button

“Gain” Select/ adjust button

“Focus” Auto

On/Off button

“Expand Focus” button

“Focus”

Dial direction select switch

“Zoom” lever

“Hold” switch

“Rec start/stop” button

Support for several shooting styles

(e.g., high-angle shooting)

Quick shoe plate

Slide bolt For balancing weight

Easy to hand-tighten with no screw head

Two bolts (removeable)

For more stable attachment

Left side tilt lock lever

Safety lock

Quick shoe lever

Counter balance adjustment

Oil fluid head (tilt)

Lever-type adjustment

Carbon shaft

Rubber foam

HVR-A1E

HVR-V1E

HVR-Z5E

HVR-Z7E

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

([email protected]) or flood-lighting ([email protected]) 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)

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.

Microphone Packages

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.

UWP-V1

UHF Wireless Microphone Package Consists of UTX-B2 bodypack transmitter and 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

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

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

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

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-674

Electret Condenser Microphone

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.

ECM-678

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.

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

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.

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

Model

Name

HDV Camcorders

Camcorder Interface for Microphone

Shotgun Mic

Supplied

DC Output for

Wireless Tuner

Front

Mic Input

Connector

Rear

Mic/Line Input

Connector

HVR-S270E

Applicable

Shotgun

Microphone

(Stereo/

Mono)

Applicable

Shotgun

Microphone

(Mono)

Yes

ECM-XM1

Yes XLR-3-pin x1 XLR-3-pin x2

ECM-680S

Requires XLR-5P

XLR-3P (2) Cable

ECM-673

ECM-674*

ECM-678

UWP-V1

Applicable Wireless Tuner

UWP-V2 UWP-V6

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

Yes

ECM-XM1

No XLR-3-pin x2 -

ECM-680S

Requires XLR-5P

XLR-3P (2) Cable

ECM-673

ECM-674*

ECM-678

HVR-V1E

Yes

ECM-NV1

No XLR-3-pin x2 -

ECM-680S

Requires XLR-5P

XLR-3P (2) Cable

ECM-673

HVR-A1E

Yes

ECM-NV1

No XLR-3-pin x2 -

ECM-680S

Requires XLR-5P

XLR-3P (2) Cable

ECM-673

HVR-HD1000E

Yes No

Stereo minijack x1

-

* The ECM-674 can be driven by external DC power (40 to 52V) or battery (AA-size).

55

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.

LMD-2450W

24” WUXGA 1920x1200

LMD-2050W

20” WSXGA+ 1680x1050

Multiformat High Grade LCD Monitors

> 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

> 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

56

HVR-Z5E/HVR-Z7E/HVR-S270E Specifications

Memory recording unit

Recording media

File system

File format

HDV

DVCAM/DV

Connectors

HVR-Z5E HVR-Z7E HVR-S270E

Camera Section

Lens

Built-in filter

Imaging system

Picture elements

Focus

White balance

Manual shutter speed

Gain

Minimum Illumination

VTR section

Auto

Manual

Recording format

Play out/Down conversion format

HDV/DV SP

Playback/

Recording time

DVCAM

Input/Output connectors

Audio/Video output

Component video output

HDV/DV input/output

XLR audio input

Headphone

LANC

Digital video output

Built-in output devices

LCD view finder

LCD monitor

General

Mass

Power requirements

Power consumption

HDV

DVCAM/DV

Power output

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

Supplied accessories

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

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

Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

1/3-inch, progressive 3 “Exmor” CMOS Sensor System with ClearVid array

Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)

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)

1/50 - 1/2000 1/50 - 1/1750

1/4 - 1/10000 50i/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000

-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB

1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)

HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)

HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)

Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 276min with PHDV-276DM

Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 184min with PHDV-276DM

Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

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) i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)

XLR 3-pin female x 2ch i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin)

BNC x3

XLR 3-pin female x 4ch

Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)

Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)

HDMI connector HD/SD-SDI BNC x1

0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio

3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio

Approx. 2.2 kg (5 lb 1 oz) (w/o tape, battery)

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. 7.1 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)

Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewfinder ON)

-

Approx. 7.0 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)

Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON)

-

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °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

-20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)

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

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)

Approx. 12.2 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)

Approx. 11.7 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)

Output DC (2-pin) 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

CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster) (not supplied)

FAT32

.M2T

.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

57

HVR-V1E/HVR-A1E/HVR-HD1000E Specifications

HVR-V1E HVR-A1E HVR-HD1000E

Camera Section

Lens

Built-in filter

Focus

Imaging device

Picture elements

Shutter speed

Exposure

Gain

Minimum illumination

VTR Section

Recording format

Playout/Down-conversion format

HDV/DV SP

Tape speed

DVCAM

Playback/

Recording time

HDV/DV SP

DVCAM

DV LP

Fast forward/Rewind time

Input/Output connectors

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T *1 zoom lens, 20x (optical), f = 3.9 to 78 mm, f = 37.4 to 748 mm *1 at 16:9 mode f = 45.7 to 914 mm *1 at 4:3 mode, f = 1.6 to 2.8, filter diameter: 62 mm

Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

*1

zoom lens, 10x (optical), f = 40 to 400 mm in 16:9 mode and 49.3 to 493 mm in 4:3 mode (full scan mode on)

*1 f = 41 to 480 mm in 16:9 mode and 50 to 590 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T

*1

zoom lens, 10x (optical), f = 5.4 to 54 mm, filter diameter: 37 mm mm in 4:3 mode (full scan mode off)

*1 f = 40 to 400 mm in 16:9 mode and 37 to 370 mm in 4:3 mode (still picture mode)

*1 f = 1.8 to 2.1, filter diameter: 37 mm

1/4 ND, 1/16 ND -

Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity) Auto, manual, spot focus (touch panel control)

1/4-inch type, 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system 1-chip, 1/3-inch type primary colour CMOS sensor

Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)

Approx. 2,969,000 pixels (total)

-

Auto, manual (Ring/Panel)

1/2.9-inch, ClearVid CMOS Sensor system

Approx. 2280K pixels (effective)

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

Auto, manual (Type1/Type2)

0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB

-

-

-

-

4 lx with F1.6 at 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)

1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)

1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)

1080/50i, 576/50i

1080/50i, 576/50i, 576/50P

Max. 18.812 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette

HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)

HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)

Max. 28.218 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 94.5 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 63 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)

Audio/Video input/output

S-video input/output

Component video output

Composite video output i.LINK

XLR audio input

Headphone

LANC

USB

HDMI Output

Built-in input/output devices

LCD viewfinder

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 k

Ω, 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 k

Ω, output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ

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)

10-pin connector A/V OUT jack (composite, unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable) i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector S100)

XLR 3-pin female x 2, 327 mV, -60 dBu: 3 k

Ω, +40 dBu: 10.8 kΩ, power supply: approx. 48 V

Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)

HDMI connector

Stereo minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)

Mini-B connector

-

Audio output - RCA Pin x2 (L,R),

ECM-PS1 external shot-gun stereo microphone is supplied.

Y: 1 Vp-p, 75

Mini-DIN 4-pin x 1

Ω unbalanced, sync negative

C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 75

Ω unbalanced

RCA Pin x3

RCA Pin x1

3.5 mm stereo minijack

HDMI connector

LCD monitor

Speakers

General

Mass

Power requirements

Power consumption

HDV

DVCAM/DV

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

Supplied accessories

0.54-inch *2 type, approx. 252,000 dots,

16:9 aspect ratio

3.5-inch

*2

type, Clear Photo LCD plus, approx.

211,200 dots hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio

0.44-inch type, approx. 252,000 pixels

(1120 x 225) hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio

2.7-inch type, approx. 123,200 (560 x 220) pixels, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio

Ø 16mm

Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz) (camcorder only)

Approx. 6.8 W (with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)

Approx. 6.6 W (with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)

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

Approx. 670 g (1 lb 7 oz) (camcorder only)

DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)

Approx. 5.6 W (with LCD viewfinder on)

Approx. 5.1 W (with LCD viewfinder on)

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)

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

*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.)

0.27-inch type *2 , approx. 123,200 dots,

16:9 aspect ratio

2.7-inch type

*2

, Clear Photo LCD plus, approx. 211,200 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio, touchscreen

Approx. 2.7Kg(6 lb 0 oz) (camcorder only)

4.8W (with LCD viewfinder on)

4.6W (with LCD viewfinder on)

AC adaptor AC-L100

Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-F570

AV Cable

Lens Cap (small)

Lens Hood

Microphone

Windscreen

Large size eye cup

58

HVR-MRC1K Specifications

Recording media

Interface

File format

Built-in output device

OS compatibility

General

Compact Flash i.LINK with HVRA-CR1

HDV

DVCAM/DV SP

LCD monitor

OS

Mass

HVR-MRC1

HVR-MRC1 with

HVRA-CR1

Power requirements

Power consumption

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

Supplied accessories

HVR-MRC1K

At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required.

IEEE 1394, 6-pin connector

MPEG-2-TS (.m2t)

AVI-Type1 (.AVI), RAW-DV (.DV)

23.02 x 11.5 mm (picture size), 128 x 64 dots

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)

130g(4 oz)

210g(7 oz)

DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)

2.2 W (in recording mode with LCD monitor on)

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) 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

59

HVR-1500A Specifications

HVR-1500A

50i system 60i system

*7

Recording/playback performance

Recording format

Playback format

HD-SDI output format

Tape speed

Playback/recording time

HDV/DV SP

DVCAM

HDV/DV SP

DVCAM

Fast forward/rewind time

Video Input

Digital video

HD-SDI

SD-SDI

(BNC type x1)

Ref. video (HD/SD) (BNC type x2, loop-through connection)

*3

Analogue video

Component

*2

(BNC type x3)

*3

Composite *2 (BNC type x2, loop-through connection)

*3

S-Video*2 (BNC type x2) *3

Audio Input

Digital audio

Analogue audio

*2

Video Output

Digital video

AES/EBU (BNC type x2)

Audio (XLR 3-pin female x2)

Analogue video

HD-SDI (BNC type x2)

SD-SDI (BNC type x2)

Component (HD)

(BNC type x3)

*4

Component (SD)

(BNC type x3) *4

Composite (BNC type x1)

*4

S-Video (BNC type x2)

*4

Monitor video (BNC type x1)

Audio Output

Digital audio

Analogue audio

AES/EBU (BNC type x2)

Audio (XLR 3-pin male x2)

Monitor (RCA pin x1)

Headphones (JM-60 iack x1)

i.LINK Interface

i.LINK 6-pin x1 *5

Time Code Input/Output

TC In

TC Out

Remote

RS-422A

Control-S (SIRCS)

General

Mass

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Power requirement

Power consumption

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

Operating relative humidity

Storage relative humidity

Supplied Accessories

BNC type x1

BNC type x1

HDV 1080/50i , DVCAM , DV (SP)

HDV 1080/50i, DVCAM, DV (SP), DVCPRO 25

1080/50i

*1

, 720/50P

*1

18.831 mm/s

HDV 1080/60i , DVCAM , DV (SP)

HDV 1080/60i, HDV 720/30P

1080/60i

*6

*1

, DVCAM, DV (SP), DVCPRO 25

, 720/60P

18.812 mm/s

28.221 mm/s 28.193 mm/s

Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette, Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

*1

Max. 184 min with PDV-184N cassette, Max. 40 min with PDVM-40N cassette

Approx. 3 min with PHDV-276DM and PDV-184N cassette

SMPTE 292M compliant

Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), ITU-R BT. 656 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, 0.3 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)

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)

+4/0/-3/-6 dBu, high impedance, balanced

Conforms to AES-3id-1995

+4/0/-6 dBu high impedance, balanced

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

R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75

Ω, (100% colour bars)

B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75

Ω, (100% colour bars)

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)

Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative

C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75

Ω (at burst level)

1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative

Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative

C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75

Ω (at burst level)

Composite, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, sync negative, with superimposed text information

Conforms to AEC-3id-1995

+4/0/-3/-6 dBu, 600 k

Ω loading, low impedance,

-

∞ to -9 dBu ±1 dB (-18 dBFS), 47 kΩ , unbalanced

∞ to -11 dBu (-18 dBFS), 8Ω , unbalanced

+4/0/-6 dBu, 600 k

-

Ω loading, low impedance balanced

∞ to -11 dBu ±1 dB (-20 dBFS), 47 kΩ, unbalanced

∞ to -13 dBu (-20 dBFS), 8Ω, unbalanced

IEEE 1394-based

0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 k

Ω, unbalanced

2.2 Vp-p ±3 dB (when 600

Ω terminated), unbalanced

D-sub 9-pin (female) x1

Stereo mini jack x1

6.9 kg (15 lb 3 oz)

211 x 130 x 420 mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x16 5/8 inches)

AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz

60 W

5 °C to 40 °C (41 °F to 104 °F)

-20 °C to 60 °C (-4 °F to 140 °F)

Less than 80%

Less than 90%

AC power cord x1, Operating instructions x1

*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.

Dimensions

211 (8 3/8) 420 (16 5/8)

60

HVR-M15AE/HVR-M25AE/HVR-M35E Specifications

HVR-M15AE HVR-M25AE HVR-M35E

Recording/playback performance

Recording format

Playout format

HDV

DVCAM / DV SP

HDV

DVCAM / DV SP

Playout video signal

Tape speed

Playback/ recording time

HDV/DV SP

DVCAM

HDV/DV SP

DVCAM

1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)

HDV 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p

DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL) 480/60i (NTSC)

HDV 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p.

DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)

1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC), 480/60P, 576/50P, 720/60P, 720/50P

Max. 18.812 mm/s

Max. 28.218 mm/s

Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette

Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Max. 184 min with PHDV-276DM cassette

Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Approx. 2.5 min with PHDV-276DM cassette Fast forward/rewind time

Input/output connectors/devices

Video input/output

S-video input/output

RCA x 1 / RCA x 1

1Vp-p , 75

Ω 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 , 75

Ω 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 , 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative

Sync signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC)

Chrominance signal : 0.3Vp-p (50i / PAL), (burst, 75

Ω), 0.286Vp-p (60i / NTSC), (burst, 75Ω)

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 75 Ω unbalanced)

Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75 Ω unbalanced)

(75% colour bar with 7.5IRE setup)

Component video output i.LINK

Digital uncompressed output

Phones

LANC

Control S

Audio input

With [SMPTE] selected in [480i LEVEL] of the [IN/OUT REC] menu

Y : 1 Vp-p (0.3Vp-p sync negative, output impedance 75 Ω unbalanced)

Pb / Cb/B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75 Ω unbalanced)

(100% colour bar with no setup)

Output with other settings

Y : 1 Vp-p (output impedance 75 Ω unbalanced)

Pb / Cb / B-Y , Pr / Cr / R-Y : 0.7Vp-p (output impedance 75 Ω 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

HDMI Connector x 1 -

Stereo minijack (Ø3.5 mm)

Stereo mini-minijack (Ø2.5 mm)

HD/SD-SDI BNC x 1

-

Stereo minijack (Ø3.5 mm)

RCA x2,stereo

Input level : -10dBu, input impedance: min. 47 Ω unbalanced, max Input level :

RCA x2,stereo

Input level : -10 / -2 / +4dBu, input impedance : min. 47 Ω unbalanced, max Input level :

+18dBu (approx. 6Vrms)60i, +16dBu

(approx. 5Vrms)50i

-10 : +18dBu (approx. 6Vrms), -2 : +24dBu

(approx.12.5Vrms), +4 : +30dBu (approx. 25Vrms)

RCA x2,stereo impedance : max. 1k

Ω unbalanced, Output level : -10dBu (=full bit -20dB) impedance 47Ω unbalanced 60i, -10dBu (=full bit -18dB) impedance 47

Ω unbalanced 50i

RCA x4,stereo

Input level: -10/-2/+4dBu, input impedance: min. 47 Ω unbalanced, max Input level:

-10:+18dBu(approx. 6Vrms), -2:+24dBu(approx.

12.5Vrms), +4:+30dBu(approx.25Vrms)

XLR 3pin x4,stereo impedance: max. 600 balanced +4dBu

2.7-inch type, approx. 211,200 dots (960 x 220), Clear Photo LCD Plus

Ω

Audio output

LCD monitor

General

Mass

Power requirements

Power consumption

Operating temperature

Storage temperature

Approx. 2.3 kg (5 lb 1 oz)

DC 8.4 V

6 W (playback mode)

Approx. 4.4 kg (9 lb. 12 oz)

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)

-20 to +60° C (-4 to 140° K)

Supplied accessories

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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Services

Services from Sony

> Working with you, working for you

Recognising that every company and every challenge is unique, we offer a complete and comprehensive range of services all the way through consulting, planning, financing, implementation, training, servicing, maintenance and support. Choose exactly what’s right for you, when and where you need it.

> Professional Services

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> Training Services

A range of off-the-shelf or customised training services from basic operation through to high-level technical maintenance.

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Not all services are available in all countries. If you’d like to find out more about what we do, who we do it for and how we do it, visit www.sonybiz.net or contact Sony’s local office.

Specialist Dealers receive extensive training on all Sony’s products and services. They combine this with an in-depth knowledge of the market, ensuring you get advice that meets your needs before and after purchase. To find your nearest Specialist Dealer visit our “dealer locator” at:

www.sonybiz.net/dealer

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At Sony Professional we believe images have immeasurable power

Images nurture life connect cultures grow economies deliver justice inspire education energise entertainment advance science liberate imagination capture history even promote peace

We use the power of images to increase business value

We turn images into assets

This is Visual Wealth

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