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Digital High Definition HDV Camcorder
Preliminar y
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A new camcorder has been created to meet the growing demand from users who are looking
for mobility and professional appearance.
The HVR-HD1000U features a shoulder-mount design and black matte body similar to that of
professional camcorders; making it perfect for weddings, corporate communications, colleges,
universities, and sporting events where appearance makes a difference.
Premium design characteristics and high-definition HDVTM1080i 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-HD1000U is the best
choice on the market today as an entry level professional camcorder.
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Professional Design
Shoulder-mount design
The HVR-HD1000U is lightweight and easy to use even for
beginners. It provides a professional camcorder shoulder-mount
design that allows for easy balance and stable operation.
Rec indicator light
Wide Clear Photo LCD plusTM Monitor on
Viewfinder Unit Provides Easy Viewing
A large, freely rotating 2.7-inch
LCD screen is located on the
top of the viewfinder unit to
provide easy viewing when
the HVR-HD1000U camcorder Conventional LCD device Clear Photo LCD plus
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 a 211,200 dots widescreen Clear Photo LCD plus device that
provides proper brightness and a high level of color reproduction
Stereo shotgun microphone
(stereo mini plug)
Camera Control Ring
A special camera control ring
is located on the lens unit of
the HVR-HD1000U camcorder.
Any one of the following
functions can be assigned to
the ring for easy adjustment:
* Focus (default)
* Zoom
* Brightness
* Shutter
* Video: 1/4~1/10000 sec
* Photo: 1/4~1/500 sec.
* AE Shift
* WB Shift
DC power input
123,200 dots Color EVF
Ergonomically Designed Handle
The ergonomically designed handle of
the HVR-HD1000U 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
Cassette tape compartment
(miniDV cassette)
accessories like the HVL-LBP Battery
Photo button
Video Light and HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit.
• HDMI output connector
• Memory Stick Duo slot
• USB connector
• i.LINK connector
• LANC connector
• Headphone jack
Video/Audio output connectors
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Other Features
quad-speed images are captured for three seconds, stored in the
Long Operating Time With
infoLITHIUMTM L Series Battery
built-in buffer memory, and then recorded to tape (in either HDV or DV
format) as slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds.*7
The HVR-HD1000U camcorder uses standard
*7 When using this function, the resolution of the camera image is decreased.
infoLITHIUM L series batteries, like the DSR-PD170,
Sounds can not be recorded while shooting in this mode.
HVR-Z1U, and HVR-V1U. With the NP-F970, a
maximum operating time of approximate 10 hours
can be achieved thanks to the power management
Super NightShotTM
system and low power consumption of the
NP-F970 (optional)
ClearVid CMOS Sensor.
The Super NightShot
function of the
Smooth Slow Rec
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-HD1000U camcorder
camcorder uses a built-in
enables slow-motion playback by capturing images at four times
infrared light emitter that allows you to record an object in zero lux
faster than the normal field rate (240 fields/s). In this mode,
light levels. It also enables night-time monitoring and surveillance.
Diverse Range of Photo-creation Functions
While the HVR-HD1000U doesn’t contain all the features you’d find in 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 DuoTM media*8, and then use them to design DVD cases, website content, news, etc.
*8 Memory Stick Duo media is not supplied.
Photo Mode
Capturing from recorded video
In Photo mode of the HVR-HD1000U camcorder, you can take
In case you missed the perfect timing for your still photo while
6.1-megapixel, 2848 x 2136-quality, 4:3-aspect images.
videotaping, you can capture and save still frames from recorded
video by just pressing the photo button of the HVR-HD1000U
Dual Rec
camcorder during playback. HDV footage will give you a
You can take 4.6-megapixel (16:9-aspect) photos while you are
1.2-megapixel, 1440 x 810 pixel still image of that magic moment.
shooting HDV video simply by pressing the photo button.
Workflow Using HDV Shooting and Photo Data Creation
For working videographers starting out with a limited budget, the HVR-HD1000U camcorder provides flexibility and an amazing
selection of features like HDV shooting and photo data creation. Even if you are still using SD for your projects, HD is the way of the
future. Down-conversion allows you to shoot in HD to create a high-quality master tape and still use your existing DV nonlinear editing
system and SD display monitor for playback and viewing.
6.1M (Photo Mode)
3 Photo Album
Memory Stick Duo
4.6M (Dual Rec)
For DVD design
DV non-liner editing
5 DVD/Tape
Down converted DV
HDV non-liner editing
6 Blu-Ray Disc™.
[Workflow chart]
1 Shoot the original footage in HDV mode.
4 Edit your HDV recordings in the down-converted DV signal format.
2 Create photo images using the photo data creation functions.
5 Use your edited content and photo data for standard DVD/tape making.
3 Make a photo album for your client using the photo data.
6 Use the original HDV footage for HD-quality Blu-Ray DiscTM making.
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HDV - the Accessible HD Recording Format
HD can be Recorded on DigitalMaster
professional tape as well as consumer MiniDV.
DV non-linear editing system, while retaining
Video and television technology, as well as viewer
Furthermore, the HVR-HD1000U offers a DV
an HD master on the tape for future use.
preferences, are moving from standard definition
recording mode (4:3 or 16:9*4), which can
(SD) to high definition (HD) - just like black and white television
provide a recording time of approximately 120 minutes in LP mode.*5
moved to color in the past.
HD has almost twice the number of scanning lines available with SD.
HD Recording (16:9)
SD Editing / Monitoring (4:3)
This means you can see much sharper detail and finer image quality
when your work is viewed on an HD display monitor.
The HVR-HD1000U adopts the HDV format for HD recording.
The HDV format allows you to shoot approximate 63minutes of HD
video on a miniDV cassette tape*1.
i.LINK /
Analog output
There are two standards of HDV format. One is HDV720p and the
Letter Box*6
other is HDV1080i, which has 1,080 scanning lines and is used by
most broadcasters already using HD. Sony has adopted the
HDV1080i standard for all its HDV products. *2
Edge Crop
*3 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394
HD (16:9)
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
SD (4:3)
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.
*4 Squeezed recording.
*5 When a DVM80PRL standard miniDV cassette tape is used. If you record in LP mode,
Picture Quality
pictures may appear mosaic-like or sound may be interrupted when you play back the tape on
other camcorders or VCRs.
*6 Letter box mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
HDV Recording
HVR-DR60 Brings HDV to IT Workflows
DV Recording
*1 When the PHDVM-63DM DigitalMasterTM mini cassette tape is used. The PHDVM-63DM is
Sony’s recommeded tape for HDV recording. The recording data rate of HDV1080i
format is almost the same as that of DV format.
*2 This brochure refers to the HDV1080i specification as the HDV format.
The optional external HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit gives you a hybrid
operation, where video and audio are
recorded simultaneously to hard disk drive
Full Compatibility with your Current DV System
(HDD) and tape. The HDV or DV images are
The HVR-HD1000U offers benefits for SD productions, as well as HD.
recorded as movie files in the HDD for quick
It is easy to use HDV recordings for your current DV editing work.
nonlinear editing, enabling the
The HVR-HD1000U has a down-conversion feature that outputs
operator to archive the source tape as
converted DV signals through the i.LINK connector*3 to your current
soon as the shoot is finished.
(Hard Disk Recording Unit)
High-quality Imaging System
1/2.9-inch Clear Vid CMOS SensorTM
The next generation of Sony imaging sensor, the ClearVid CMOS
Optical 10x zoom by
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T*TM lens
Sensor used in the HVR-HD1000U camcorder, is quite unique and
The HVR-HD1000U camcorder can adapt to a wide
different from current CMOS technology.
range of shooting situations and features a
The ClearVid CMOS Sensor uses a unique pixel layout rotated
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T* lens with 10x optical zoom,
45 degrees to provide high resolution and high sensitivity. This pixel
as featured on higher end professional HDV camcorders.
layout technology is also used in higher end professional camcorders.
The T* lens coating suppresses unwanted
The ClearVid CMOS Sensor, coupled with an Enhanced Imaging
reflections and faithfully reproduces colors for
Processor (EIP), generates stunning images. Moreover, thanks to the
with T coating
without T coating
professional-looking results.
CMOS technology, bright objects do not cause vertical smear.
Super SteadyShot ® (Optical) Image Stabilizer
• Larger pixel size
• Unique 45˚ angle
pixel layout
The Super SteadyShot (Optical) feature of the HVR-HD1000U is an
image stabilizer using an active optical lens method that functions
without any deterioration
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
Vertical smear
in image quality. The lens
itself shifts vertically and
horizontally to
compensate for the
polarized light axis in
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
real time.
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An external Hard Disk
Recording Unit with a
60GB capacity and
4.5 hours of recording time
for HDV, DVCAM*, and DV.
0.7x wide conversion lens
A multi-purpose mid-spreader
tripod with RM-1BP.
infoLITHIUM L series
rechargeable battery
pack (two packs)
3m Component Video
LED video light using
infoLITHIUM L series
infoLITHIUM L series
rechargeable battery
3m Multi AV Cable
A LANC remote controller
with variable speed
1.7x tele conversion lens
AC adaptor/charger
UHF Synthesized Wireless
Microphone Package
HDMI cable (1.5m/3m)
Sony’s recommended
Professional Tape for HDV,
i.LINK cable (4pin-4pin)
i.LINK cable
(4pin-6pin 1.5m/3.5m)
*HVR-HD1000U doesn’t have DVCAM recording/playback capability.
Filter Kit
HVR-HD1000U Specifications (preliminary)
Camera section
Focal length
Imaging system
Maximum still image recording
Gross pixels
Effective pixels
VTR section
Recording format
Play out/Down conversion format
Playback/Recording time
Component video output
Composite video output
S-Video output
HDMI output
HDV/DV input/output
Audio output
Audio input
DC Input
LCD viewfinder
LCD monitor
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 10x (optical), f = 5.4 to 54 mm, filter diameter: 37 mm
40 to 400mm*1
49 to 490mm*1
40 to 400mm*1
37 to 370mm*1
1/2.9-inch, ClearVid CMOS Sensor system
MAX. 6.1M (2848 x 2136) (4:3)
Approx. 3200K pixels
16:9 video mode Approx. 2280K pixels
4:3 video mode Approx. 1710K pixels
16:9 photo mode Approx. 2280K pixels
4:3 photo mode Approx. 3040K pixels
16:9 video mode
4:3 video mode
16:9 photo mode
4:3 photo mode
HDV1080/60i, DV/DV(LP)480/60i (NTSC)
HDV1080/60i, DV/DV(LP)480/60i (NTSC)
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 94.5 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
©2007 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Features, design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
All non-metric weight and measurements are approximate.
Sony is a registered trademark of Sony.
RCA Pin x3
RCA Pin x1
mini-DIN 4-pin x1
Use of Sony wireless devices in the United States of America is regulated by
HDMI connector
the Federal Communications Commission as described in Parts 15 and 74 of the
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector)
FCC regulations. Users authorized thereby are required to obtain an appropriate license.
RCA Pin x2 (L,R)
Stereo mini jack ( 3.5 mm), ECM-PS1 external shot-gun stereo microphone is supplied.
Stereo mini jack (φ3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-mini jack (φ2.5 mm)
TYPE B connector
AC-L100 AC adaptor is supplied.
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
*1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to the 35 mm film. *2 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Sony Electronics Inc.
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Park Ridge, NJ 07656
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© 2007 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate.
Sony, DVCAM, ClearVid CMOS Sensor, Enhanced Imaging Processor, DigitalMaster,
SteadyShot, NightShot, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick Duo, HDV,
HDV logo and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony.
Clear Photo LCD plus, Blu-Ray are trademarks of Sony.
Vario-Sonnar T* is a trademark of Carl Zeiss AG.
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