Digital HD Video Camera Recorder
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 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-HD1000E is the best
choice on the market today as an entry level professional camcorder.
HDV - the Accessible HD Recording Format
HD can be Recorded on
an Inexpensive DV Cassette Tape
Video and television technology, as well as viewer
preferences, are moving from standard definition
(SD) to high definition (HD) - just like black and white television
moved to color in the past.
HD has almost twice the number of scanning lines available than
SD. This means you can see much sharper detail and finer image
quality when your work is viewed on a HD display monitor.
The HVR-HD1000E 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.
There are two standards of HDV format. One is HDV720p and the
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
HD (16:9)
SD (4:3)
Picture Quality
HDV Recording
DV non-linear editing system, while retaining
a HD master on the tape for future use.
Furthermore, the HVR-HD1000E offers a DV
recording mode (4:3 or 16:9*4), which can
provide a recording time of approximately 120 minutes in LP mode.*5
HD Recording (16:9)
SD Editing / Monitoring (4:3)
i.LINK /
Analog output
Letter Box*6
Edge Crop
*3 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.
*4 Squeezed recording.
*5 When a DVM80PRL standard miniDV cassette tape is used. If you record in LP mode,
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.
HVR-DR60 Brings HDV to IT Workflows
DV Recording
*1 When the PHDVM-63DM miniDV cassette tape is used. The PHDVM-63DV is
recommended for the HDV recording mode. 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.
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*3 to your current
The optional external HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit gives you a hybrid
operation, where video and audio is
recorded simultaneously to hard disk drive
(HDD) and tape. The HDV or DV images
are recorded as movie files in the HDD for
quick nonlinear editing, enabling the
operator to archive the source tape as
soon as the shoot is finished.
(Hard Disk Recording Unit)
High-quality Imaging System
1/2.9-inch ClearVid CMOS SensorTM
The next generation of Sony imaging sensor, the ClearVid CMOS
Sensor used in the HVR-HD1000E camcorder, is quite unique and
different from current CMOS technology.
The ClearVid CMOS Sensor uses a unique pixel layout rotated
45 degrees to provide high resolution and high sensitivity. This pixel
layout technology is also used in higher end professional camcorders.
The ClearVid CMOS Sensor, coupled with an Enhanced Imaging
ProcessorTM (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*TM 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 colors for
professional-looking results.
with T* coating
without T* coating
Super SteadyShotTM (Optical) Image Stabilizer
• Larger pixel size
• Unique 45˚ angle
pixel layout
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
Vertical smear
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
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.
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.
Rec indicator light
Wide Clear Photo LCD plusTM 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 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 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-HD1000E 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-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-LBP Battery
Video Light and HVR-DR60 Hard
Disk Recording Unit.
Cassette tape compartment
(miniDV cassette)
Photo button
• HDMI output connector
• Memory Stick Duo slot
• USB connector
• i.LINK connector
• LANC connector
• Headphone jack
Video/Audio output connectors
Other Features
Long Operating Time With
infoLITHIUMTM L Series Battery
The HVR-HD1000E camcorder uses standard
infoLITHIUM L series batteries, like the DSR-PD170P,
HVR-Z1E, 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.
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.*7
*7 When using this function, the resolution of the camera image is decreased.
Sounds can not be recorded while shooting in this mode.
Super NightShotTM
NP-F970 (optional)
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,
The Super NightShot
function of the
camcorder uses a built-in OFF
infrared light emitter that allows you to record an object in zero lux
light levels. It also enables night-time monitoring and surveillance.
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 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-HD1000E camcorder, you can take
6.1-megapixel, 2848 x 2136-quality, 4:3-aspect images.
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.
Dual Rec
You can take 4.6-megapixel (16:9-aspect) photos while you are
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-HD1000E 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.
2 Create photo images using the photo data creation functions.
3 Make a photo album for your client using the photo data.
4 Edit your HDV recordings in the down-converted DV signal format.
5 Use your edited content and photo data for standard DVD/tape making.
6 Use the original HDV footage for HD-quality Blu-Ray DiscTM making.
An external Hard Disk
Recording Unit with a
60GB capacity and
4.5 hours of recording time
for HDV, DVCAM*, and DV.
A multi-purpose mid-spreader
tripod with RM-1BP.
0.7x wide conversion lens
infoLITHIUM L series
rechargeable battery
pack (two packs)
infoLITHIUM L series
rechargeable battery
3m Component Video
LED video light using
infoLITHIUM L series
3m Multi AV Cable
AC adaptor/charger
HDMI cable (1.5m/3m)
A LANC remote controller
with variable speed
1.7x tele conversion lens
UHF Synthesized Wireless
Microphone Package
A professional durability tape
for HDV, DVCAM*and DV.
i.LINK cable (4pin-4pin)
i.LINK cable
(4pin-6pin 1.5m/3.5m)
*HVR-HD1000E doesn’t have DVCAM recording/playback capability.
Filter Kit
HVR-HD1000E 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
HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)
HDV1080/50i, DV/DV(LP)576/50i (PAL)
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 94.5 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
RCA Pin x3
RCA Pin x1
mini-DIN 4-pin x1
HDMI connector
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector)
RCA Pin x2 (L,R)
Stereo mini jack (φ3.5 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.
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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 and their respective logos are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
Clear Photo LCD plus, , Blu-Ray are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited.
Vario-Sonnar T* is a trademark of Carl Zeiss AG.
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