HDV Product Range 2008
HDV Product Range 2008
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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 active
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 down-conversion capability
as required.
In 2008, Sony is proud to introduce two new HDV
camcorders that deliver the enhanced choice professionals have been waiting for: an interchangeable
lens system, native progressive recording and solidstate memory recording. Introducing the HVR-Z7E,
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 professional CF solid-state memory card. These
groundbreaking new camcorders feature the
1080/25p HDV native progressive recording mode
and they also have HDMI or HD/SD-SDI output.
This next-generation system features the HVR-M35E
Video Cassette Recorder which has HD/SD-SDI
output. These new solutions enhance the operational
versatility of Sony’s professional HDV line-up.
Sony’s professional HDV products are aimed at
professional videographers, documentary makers
and feature film makers working to tight budgets.
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 new models will only serve to increase the breadth
of Professional HDV.
Digital HD Video Camera Recorders
04 HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E
Common Features
14 HVR-Z7E
16 HVR-S270E
Digital HD Video Tape Recorder
17 HVR-M35E
Digital HD Video Camera Recorders
18 HVR-Z1E
26 HVR-V1E
34 HVR-A1E
Digital HD Video Tape Recorders
40 HVR-M25E / HVR-M15E
42 HVR-1500
Digital HD Hard Disk Recorder
46 HVR-DR60
Cover images courtesy of www.new-earthfilms.com and photographer
Harry Kikstra. The photograph on the back cover was taken at Mt Everest
base camp in Tibet at 5200m.
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50 Accessories
52 Specifications
58 Connector Panels
HDV Format
Understanding Digital Master Tape
From the outset, the HDV 1080i specification of the HDV format
has been developed to record stunning HD images with 1080
active scanning lines on DV-specification cassette tapes. It
adopts the MPEG-2 compression format, using 8-bit digital
component recording at approximately 25 Mb/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. 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.
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.
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.
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).
Hybrid Solid State Recording
Along with traditional tape recording, the new HVR line-up
includes models supplied with a CompactFlash memory
recording unit offering either HDV, DVCAM or DV stream capture
and speeding up NLE workflow. Along with the HVR-DR60 HDD
recorder for existing models, only Sony offers unique and
flexible hybrid recording options.
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
> Viewfinder B/W and Colour Selectable
> White Balance Outdoor Level Shift
> XLR Connectors and Mic Power Supply
Long Recording Time: Track Pattern of the HDV 1080i Specification
Flexible Recording Media
Direction of Tape Travel
Recording Formats
Recording Media
10µm
Sub Code Sector
Videocassette
6.35 mm
(1/4 inch)
MPEG-2 PES Sector ( Video
+ Audio + Search + AUX)
ITI sector
CompactFlash
Direction of Head Motion
ITI : Insert and Track Information PES: Packetised Elementary Stream
Hard Disk
Recording Unit
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HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E Common Features
New Line-up Expanding the HDV Format 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 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.
The HVR-Z7E provides over 60 minutes1 of recording time using
miniDV videotape. While the HVR-S270E has the additional
option of using standard size cassettes that provide over 4.5
hours2 of continuous recording.
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 nontape media. For example, when using the supplied
CompactFlash (CF) Memory Recording Unit, images can be
stored on a CF card3 for quick non-linear editing. The optional
HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit can be used in the same
manner, with images being recorded on to its large-capacity
60GB hard drive, which provides 4.5 hours of recording time.
PHDVM-63DM
PHDV-276DM
Memory Recording
Unit (supplied)
HVR-DR60 (option)
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 When Sony’s recommended professional CF Card Model NCFD-8GP is used,
approx. 36 min recording time.
(CF Card is not included)
Switchable Recording and Playback –
HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
The 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-Z7E and S270E can convert material from 1080i down
to 576i and output the video signals through its 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.
HD (16:9)
SD (4:3)
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Note: Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector. i.Link is a trademark
of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not
all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other.
For information on compatibility, operating conditions and proper connection,
please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK
connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please
contact Sony’s local office.
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Cutting-edge Imaging System for New Camcorders
1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System
Enhanced Functionality due to the “Exmor” Technology
The newly developed 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor™
system 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
ClearVid CMOS Sensor system 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 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is different. It can always
produce maximum resolution, regardless of the balance
between colour elements, thanks to its unique and
sophisticated interpolation technology.
Both the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E offer cutting-edge features,
such as “Exmor™ ” technology developed by Sony, which utilises
the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system.
The “Exmor” technology, which features the column-parallel A/D
conversion technique and the dual noise cancelling method are
also used in other new camera products from Sony, such as the
PMW-EX1.
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. The “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 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enables the HVR-Z7E and
HVR-S270E to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux1.
1 At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain.
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor
Enhanced Functionality
Current Technology
“Exmor” Technology
Sensor
Pixel Layout
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
A/D
Converter
1080 Pixels
Noise
Sensor
Photo Diodes
Photo Diodes
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
A/D
Converter
A/D
Converter
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Cancelling
Noise
Pixels (Photo Diodes)
Signals after interpolation
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Interchangeable Lens System
Offers Unlimited Possibilities
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 for HD video 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.
Lens
Optical
Zoom
Focal
Length1
F
number
Standard lens
(supplied)
VCL-412BWH
(for HVR-Z7E)
VCL-412BWS
(for HVR-S270E)
12x
32mm–384mm
(16:9)
1.6 – 2.0
Wide lens
(option)
VCL-308BWH
(for HVR-Z7E)
VCL-308BWS
(for HVR-S270E)
8x
24mm–192mm
(16:9)
1.6 – 2.4
1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35mm film
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Easy-to-use Interchangeable Lens for Fixed-lens
Camcorder Users
These lenses give Sony’s two new HDV camcorders the same
functionality as popular fixed-lens camcorders like the HVR-Z1E
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.
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-focus-position and distance
indicators.
Front : AF/MF
AF/MF Mode
• Full AF
• MF with One-push AF
Back : Full MF
Full MF Mode
• Full MF (absolute
focus position)
Iris Ring
Zoom Ring
Zoom
Slide Focus Ring
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 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.
Lens Adaptor
Cinema Lens on HVR-S270E with an Adaptor
Note:
The focal length is doubled with a 2/3-inch lens adaptor
The focal length is increased 1.3 times with a 1/2-inch lens adaptor
The focal length is increased 7 times with an lens adaptor
Some lenses may not be compatible and not all lens functions may be available
Lenses
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Operational Versatility
New Manual Camera Settings
Three ND filters
The 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
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.
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
Shooting Support Functions
Advanced Histogram
Focus Marking
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.
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.
Camera Leveling
AE Window
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 leveler function makes it possible to obtain a
horizontal level reading even when shooting without a tripod.
Six types of AE (Auto Exposure) can be selected to automatically adjust the exposure to the most suitable level.
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Standard
Type 1
Type 2
Type 3
Type 4
Type 5
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 multi-camera setups.
The picture-profile functions of the HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E
include enhanced versions from the HVR-Z1E or HVR-V1E, plus a
selection of new functions.
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.
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.
Normal
Colour Extraction
Colour Revision
Colour Correction Images Simulated
WB Shift
Note: 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table
Colour Correction
The Colour Correction function of the HVR-Z1E has been
improved in the 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 WB (White Balance) 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.
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-NV11.
1 The ECM-NV1 is a supplied microphone with DSR-PD170P, DSR-250P, HVR-A1E
and HVR-V1E.
Microphone
Sensitivity (at 1KHz)
Signal-to-noise Ratio
Frequency Response
Maximum Input
Sound Pressure Level 3
Dynamic Range
ECM-XM1
-30 dB ±3.5 dB 2
78 dB, typical
50~20,000 Hz
127 dB SPL, typical
ECM-NV1
-44 dB ±4.0 dB
70 dB
100~15,000 Hz
121 dB SPL
111 dB, typical
97 dB
2 0 dB=1 V/Pa. at 1 kHz
3 0 dB SPL=20 µ Pa.
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Selectable Progressive Modes
The HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E have two types of progressive shooting modes.
25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
The HVR-Z7E and HVR-S270E camcorders newly feature a 25p
HDV native progressive recording mode. The 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor system and EIP create true 1080p images, which can
then be recorded as a progressive signal by the HVR-Z7E and
HVR-S270E camcorders in 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
Record
Edit
Deliver
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
25p Progressive Scan Mode
In this mode, the 1080p image captured by the 3 ClearVid
CMOS Sensor system is also recorded as an interlaced signal by
dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility
with current editing and monitoring equipment that only
accept interlace signals, while maintaining the quality of the
1080p image. The progressive scan mode is suitable for feature
films, documentaries and music videos, which have to be
recorded as interlaced video for viewing on interlaced
monitors, but want to offer a “progressive look” to their motion.
It is also possible to edit footage recorded in the “25p scan”
mode as progressive material. Most NLE software can output
the edited timeline in progressive format by merging odd and
even fields.
Capture
Record
Edit
Deliver
1080p
1080i
1080p or 1080i
1080p or 1080i
Odd Field
Even Field
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1080p
1080p
1080i
1080i
Progressive-look
Motion
Memory Recording Unit
HDV in IT Workflow by CompactFlash Memory Recording Unit
HDV in IT Workflow by CompactFlash Memory
Recording Unit
The Memory Recording Unit is supplied with each camcorder to
support HDV tape recording. It captures the HDV1080i, DVCAM
or DV stream output from the camcorder and records it as
a movie file while you are simultaneously recording to tape.
You can use a CompactFlash (CF) card1, which offers secure
recording, high-speed access, large data capacity,
removable media convenience and high durability against
external vibration.
1 Not supplied.
HDV/DVCAM/DV File Recording on CompactFlash Card 3
The recording time on a 16GB CF card2 in HDV, DVCAM and DV
format 3 is approximately 72 minutes.
2 At least 133x speed and 2GB capacity is required. The NCFD8GP and NCFD16GP
CF cards from Sony are recommended.
3 The recording time may change according to the CF card type and recording
format.
Integration Without Cabling
CF Card Capacity
Recording time (approximately)
16GB
72 minutes
8GB
36 minutes
4GB
18 minutes
2GB
9 minutes
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.
72 min.
16GB
Attached on the HVR-Z7E
Attached on the HVR-S270E
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Hybrid Operation Realises Archiving, IT Workflow and HD/SD Parallel Recording
The Memory Recording Unit provides a hybrid operation, where
images are recorded to tape and a CF card simultaneously, in
a similar fashion to the HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit 1.
1 HVR-DR60 does not accept a native progressive HDV stream.
This means you can immediately access a movie file for
streamlined NLE work, while keeping the master source tape
in a safe place.
The file format is M2T for HDV mode and AVI or RawDV for
DVCAM/DV modes. In the same fashion as HVR-DR60 operation,
these files can be edited using popular NLE software.2
2 The Memory Recording Unit and HVR-DR60 adopt the FAT32 file system. Continuous
recording is divided into 4 GB files (approximately 20 minutes of recording time).
A utility software, available from www.sonybiz.net/hdv, can merge these divided files
for seamless editing on NLEs. Some NLEs include this function. For details of NLE operation, please consult your nearest NLE software dealer.
In addition, when the built-in down-converter of the connected
HDV camcorder is active, SD images can be recorded on a CF
card while HD images are recorded to tape.
HD master tape is recorded and SD movie files are created at
the same time.
HDV or DVCAM tape-based users can gradually move to IT
workflow with this hybrid-operation. Tapeless recording is also
available if desired.
Mode
File Format
HDV
M2T
DVCAM/DV
DV-AVI(type 1) or Raw-DV
Hybrid-Recording
Tape:
HDV1080i Signal
“HD + HD”
Hybrid-Recording
CF Card:
HDV1080i Signal
ARCHIVING/
REPURPOSING
CF
+
HD DELIVERY
M2T file
HD
HD
HDV Editing
Tape:
HDV1080i Signal
“HD + SD”
Hybrid-Recording
CF Card:
Down-converted DV Signal
ARCHIVING/
REPURPOSING
CF
+
SD DELIVERY
DV file
HD
SD
DV Editing
Tape: DVCAM
or DV Signal
“SD + SD”
Hybrid-Recording
CF Card: DV Signal
ARCHIVING/
REPURPOSING
CF
+
SD DELIVERY
DV file
SD
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SD
DV Editing
File Transfer
CF
CF Card
PC with CF Card Slot
CF
USB Connection
Memory
Recording Unit
CF Card
CF Card Reader (USB)
(Not supplied)
CF
PC with USB Interface
i.LINK Connection
CF Card
Memory Recording Unit
on the Supplied Cradle
PC with i.LINK (IEEE1394)
Connector
Playback from the Memory Recording Unit
+
Memory
Recording Unit
OR
HVR-Z7E
HVR-S270E
i.LINK Connection
Memory Recording
Unit on the Supplied
Cradle
HDV VTR/Camcorder
Video Output
Component
Composite/S-Video
HDMI (HVR-Z7E)
HD/SD-SDI (HVR-S270E)
Video Output
Component
Composite/S-Video
HDMI (HVR-M25E, HVR-V1E)
HD/SD-SDI (HVR-M35E/HVR-1500)
Display
Display
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.
Cradle
Memory
Recording Unit
Battery (L series) Slot
i.LINK Connector
(6pin)
DC Power Input
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HVR-Z7E
Sony's new 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.
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 EVF
The 0.45 inch type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has
approximately 1,227,000 dots (852x480x3(RGB)). This device has
three independent LEDs for R, G and B colours. This technology
allows users to check objects with remarkable colour reproduction and resolution1. The EVF has a selectable display mode
between colour or black and white.
1 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves
quickly, the primary colours of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF
momentarily.
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XtraFine LCD and EVF
infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible
Two Accessory Shoes
The HVR-Z7E uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E
and DSR-PD170P, so you can fully utilise your existing battery
and charger assets.
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.
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.
B
A
Smooth Slow Rec
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-Z7E camcorder
enables slow-motion playback by capturing images 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, DVCAM, or DV format) as slow-motion pictures lasting 12
seconds 1. This allows recorded images to be checked
immediately in the field. Although the resolution of the picture
quality is decreased, this function is effective for some
applications that don’t need full HD quality, such as Internet
movies or the analysis of moving objects like a golf swing, for
example.
A Removable Front Shoe B Screw Hole
1 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode.
200i Capturing
1
2
3
599 600
1/200 s
598
Removable Front Shoe
Rear Cold Shoe Parts
3s
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.
Buffer
Memory
One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder
50i Recording
1
2
3
598
599
600
A one-touch clip-type microphone holder makes it easy to
remove the microphone for quick storage.
1/50 s
12 s
Tape
(HDV/DVCAM/DV)
Clip-Type Microphone Holder
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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
Four-channel Audio Input
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.
Four-channel audio recording is realised in HDV and DVCAM
thanks to four XLR audio input connectors – two at the front,
and two at the back.
“Dual Finder” New LCD Position on EVF Unit
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.
The new LCD position on the EVF (Electric View Finder) unit is
currently only available on Sony’s professional HDV shouldermount camcorders.
The HVR-S270E camcorder features a new configuration of a
3.2-inch type XtraFine LCD monitor (approximately 921,000
dots) and an XtraFine EVF (approximately 1,227,000 dots,
852x480 x3 (RGB))1. The LCD is located on the EVF unit. This
unique layout enables the camera operator to perform both
traditional EVF monitoring and LCD monitoring, while the camcorder is held on the shoulder. The 180-degree tilt mechanism
allows for LCD monitoring when the camcorder is held in a high
or low-angle position. The 270-degree swivel mechanism will
allow LCD monitoring from the front, right, or even left of the
camcorder so that a reporter or a director can monitor what is
being captured by the camcorder.
1 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves
quickly, the primary colours of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF
momentarily.
Rear Panel
BP Series Battery Compatible
V-lock professional BP batteries are another great feature in
common with broadcast camcorders.
Smooth Slow Rec
As with the HVR-Z7E, the HVR-S270E camcorder enables slowmotion playback by capturing images four times faster than
the normal field rate (200 fields/s).
Connectors
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Side Panel
HVR-M35E
The HVR-M35E is compatible with
HDV native progressive recording
modes and supports HD/SD-SDI
output with embedded audio and
TC data.
HD/SD-SDI Output
The HD/SD-SDI output of HVR-M35E allows straight duplication to
a deck with HD/SD-SDI input.
Multi-format Playback/Recording Capability
The HVR-M35E supports HDV native progressive recording modes
and has a 60i/50i switchable function, so it can playback/record:
> HDV1080i: 60i/50i/24p/30p/25p
> DVCAM/DV:60i/50i
> The HDV720p (24/25/30p) tape playback is available for
a simple viewing.1
1 No i.LINK output for HDV720p
Standard and Mini Size Cassette Tape Compatibility
Both standard and mini size cassette tapes are supported.
It accepts standard cassettes shot on the HVR-S270E or other
shoulder-mount DVCAM camcorders.
2.7-inch Wide Clear Photo LCD plus Screen and
Monaural Speaker
A built-in 2.7-inch type wide Clear Photo LCD plus™ screen and
built-in monaural speaker allow quick and convenient checking of video and audio.
Other Functions of the HVR-M35E
The HVR-M35E covers most functions of its lower-end model,
the HVR-M25E.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
The HVR-M35E can convert material from HD down to SD and
output the SD video signal through its i.LINK, SD-SDI, analogue
component, S-video and composite 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. 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 and Edge Crop2.
2 Letterbox output is not available from the i.LINK connector. For the HDV recording
with four channels audio data, the audio data in the down-converted DV signal is
selectable from either 1/2ch or 3/4ch.
Edge Crop Adjust
When down-converting signals in Edge Crop mode, you can
use the Edge Crop Adjust function 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 down-converted signals.
DUPLICATE PLUS
The DUPLICATE PLUS function makes it easy to copy video
and audio from a VTR or camcorder onto the HVR-M35E –
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. Copying will then begin.
Four Channel Audio Data Playback
The HVR-M35E can play back the four-channel audio data
in HDV1080i format recorded by the HVR-S270E. It can also play
back the four-channel audio data in DVCAM format. The fourchannel audio data is embedded in the i.LINK and HD/SD-SDI
output, or is output through the AES/EBU audio connectors.
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HVR-Z1E
With a unique camcorder body
design and a multitude of camera
features, the HVR-Z1E offers
maximum operability in the field,
as well as opening up a new
range of opportunities for creative
shooting. Offered at a price
comparable to Sony’s DVCAM
camcorders, the HVR-Z1E has set
the benchmark for cost-effective
but uncompromising HD programme
production.
Professional Features
3CCD Camera System with 1080i HD CCDs
The HVR-Z1E incorporates three 1/3-inch type 1080i HD CCDs,
each with a 16:9 aspect ratio, a total pixel number of 1.12M
(1,012 x 1,111) and an effective pixel number of 1.07 M (972 x
1,100). The combined 3CCD system achieves a resolution of 1,440
x 1,080 by adopting the precise spatial offset technology and
interlace scanning system (see image below).
14-bit HD DXP
Switchable Recording and Playback –
HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV3 and 50i/60i
The HVR-Z1E can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV
recording, providing full flexibility to record in either Standard or
High Definition depending on production needs. In addition, it
can be switched between 50i and 60i modes (PAL and NTSC),
allowing for flexible productions without the need for two
separate camcorders with each standard.
3 The HVR-Z1E supports DV SP mode only; no support for DV LP mode.
The HVR-Z1E incorporates a high-integrity 14-bit HD DXP (Digital
eXtended Processor), which features a 14-bit A/D converter and
advanced camera processing. This 14-bit HD DXP can process
the high-quality images captured by the 1080i HD CCDs with
greater precision than conventional 10-bit A/D LSIs. In particular,
this higher bit resolution allows the contrast to be reproduced
more faithfully in mid-tone areas of the picture. The 14-bit HD DXP
also enables highly sophisticated image controls, such as
Cinematone Gamma and Colour Correction functions.
Optical 12x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
The HVR-Z1E is equipped with a new Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
High Definition lens with a 12x 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. This
lens is designed with a wide viewing angle and a focal length
ranging from 32.5 mm to 390 mm in 16:9 mode1 and from 40 mm
to 480 mm in 4:3 mode1, thanks to a large filter diameter of 72 mm
(see image right).
1 These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35 mm film.
Optical Super SteadyShot System
The HVR-Z1E employs the Super SteadyShot system, whereby
horizontal and vertical movements can be detected
independently by the sensors. The prism system located behind
the lens adjusts and optically compensates for unsteady camera
handling and a choice of SteadyShot function types – “HARD”,
“STANDARD”, “SOFT” or “WIDE CONV” 2 – can easily be selected.
3CCD Camera System
with 1080i HD CCDs
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
2 Select “HARD” to activate the SteadyShot functionality with stronger effect than
“STANDARD”. Select “SOFT” to activate the SteadyShot functionality with softer effect
than “STANDARD”. Select “WIDE CONV” for the most effective SteadyShot functionality
when the optional VCL-HG0872 wide conversion lens is attached.
Built-in Stereo Microphone and 2-channel XLR Audio Input
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Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
16:9 Widescreen Acquisition in DVCAM and DV formats
The HVR-Z1E can convert material from 1080i down to 576i and
480i and output these video signals through its i.LINK 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 software1 as well as recording SD signals to an
external VTR, while simultaneously recording HDV signals with the
HVR-Z1E. The HVR-Z1E can also down-convert to 576p and 480p
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 below).
The HVR-Z1E is capable of native 16:9 widescreen image capturing, with a high-resolution of 720 x 576 pixels (PAL) and 720 x 480
pixels (NTSC) in DVCAM and DV formats and providing true 16:9
images in SD format.
HD Codec Engine
The HVR-Z1E employs the highly advanced HD Codec Engine
which efficiently compresses base band HD signal data at
approx. 25 Mb/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-Z1E (see image
below).
1 When using the HVR-Z1E down-conversion capabilities with your current DV
editing software, please contact Sony’s local office to confirm compatibility.
i.LINK2 Interface
The HVR-Z1E is equipped with a 4-pin i.LINK interface. This allows
for on-cable digital transfer3 of audio, video and command
signals to a connected VTR or non-linear editing system in the
HDV, DVCAM and DV formats.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
2 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 Sony’s local office.
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
Built-in Stereo Microphone and 2-channel XLR Audio Input
50i mode
Recording
Format
Playback/
Down-conversion
Format
1080/50i
576/50p (16:9/4:3)
576/50i (16:9/4:3)
576/50i (16:9) 576/50i (16:9/4:3)
576/50i (4:3) 576/50i (4:3)
1080/50i
Input
Output
i.LINK Analogue
Analogue Analogue
Composite S-Video Component Composite S-Video
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The HVR-Z1E provides a high-quality, built-in stereo microphone as
well as two XLR audio input connectors for connecting
professional microphones or feeding an external-line audio
source. Phantom power of approx. 40 V4 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 (see image on opposite page).
4 When using the phantom power for an external microphone, the specification of the
input power supply must be checked.
60i mode
Recording
Format
3 Insert and assemble editing using HDV material is not recommended with the
HVR-Z1E. 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.
Playback/
Down-conversion
Format
1080/60i
480/60p (16:9/4:3)
480/60i (16:9/4:3)
480/60i (16:9) 480/60i (16:9/4:3)
480/60i (4:3) 480/60i (4:3)
1080/60i
Input
Output
i.LINK Analogue
Analogue Analogue
S-Video
Composite
Component Composite S-Video
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the 1 connection has a priority.
HD Codec Engine
2-channel Independent Audio Record Level Control with
Audio Level Meter
Each input level for CH1 and CH2 can be independently adjusted using two audio level dials on the camera body and
viewed with an audio level meter on the LCD monitor. The audio
level meter can be recalled quickly and easily by a Status Check
function (see image below).
2-channel Independent Audio Record Level
Control with Audio Level Meter
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Operational Versatility – Advanced Features for Professional Results
Large, 16:9 Widescreen Colour Viewfinder
Variety of Zoom Operations
The 0.44-inch type colour LCD viewfinder displays high-resolution colour pictures of approx. 250,000 pixels in a widescreen
aspect ratio of 16:9. Operators can also select to display
pictures in black and white. The size of the eyepiece has been
increased to allow viewing of images even while wearing
glasses. The supplied large-size eye-cup provides superior light
excluding capability and allows easy focusing and comfortable use of the viewfinder (See image opposite).
In addition to two zoom levers on the carrying handle and on
the side of the camera body, a motorised zoom ring, equipped
with stops and barrel marking, is located on the lens body.
Turning this zoom ring allows for fine adjustments in zoom
position settings, providing operability and feeling comparable
to manual zoom operations. Furthermore, the supplied wireless
Remote Commander can be used for external control. These
various zoom control functions enable operators to deploy
various shooting styles.
Large, 16:9 Widescreen Hybrid LCD Monitor
The HVR-Z1E includes a 3.5-inch type colour LCD monitor with a
high-resolution of approx. 250,000 pixels, which allows for
viewing of the input source during recording, or checking the
playback picture 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 while mounted on a tripod. The hybrid LCD monitor
combines the characteristics of both transmissive and reflective
LCD panels. The transmissive LCD panel is well suited to dark
conditions, such as those found in the studio, while the
reflective LCD panel provides clear viewing in bright conditions,
such as under strong sunlight.
Simultaneous Operation of LCD Monitor and Viewfinder
The LCD monitor and viewfinder can be used simultaneously.
The LCD monitor is located above and in front of the handle,
which places it on the same level as the viewfinder. This allows
operators to perform focus adjustments on the subject with the
LCD viewfinder, while adjusting the colour balance with the
LCD monitor.
Long Operating Time
With the optional NP-F970 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery
Pack attached, the HVR-Z1E can continuously record
in HDV mode for up to 360 minutes, or up to 380 minutes in
DVCAM/DV mode (see diagram on opposite page).
On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec Start/Stop Button
In order to facilitate zoom control and recording operation
during low-angle shooting, an additional zoom lever and a rec
start/stop button have been added to the carrying handle.
Zoom speed can be selected from H, L or OFF via the
three-position slide switch located on the side of the handle.
The H and L settings can be selected from values of 1 to 8 via
the menu.
Six Assign Buttons
Functions frequently used in the field can be assigned to six
Assign Buttons (push buttons), allowing operators to make
rapid changes under field conditions. The assignable functions
include AE Override, Hyper Gain, All Scan Mode, White
Balance Outdoor Level (+), White Balance Outdoor Level (-),
Marker, Back Light, Spot Light, Rec Review, Fader (white
fader/black fader), Steady Shot, Index Mark (index recording),
Audio Dubbing (DVCAM only), Display and Colour Bars (two
types).
AE Override
The AE (Auto Exposure) Override function allows operators to
manually change exposure settings during the AE mode
via an iris dial. This allows operators to set the desired exposure
settings immediately, with no need to set all exposure settings
modes to manual. This function can easily be recalled at the
touch of an Assign Button.
Hyper Gain
The Hyper Gain function can automatically boost the gain level
up to approx. +36 dB at the touch of an Assign Button. This
makes it possible to shoot in extremely low-light conditions.
Marker
Three types of markers can be displayed on the LCD monitor
and viewfinder simply by pressing an Assign Button:
Centre Displays a marker at the centre of the screen
4:3 Displays a marker in the shape of 4:3 when using a
widescreen monitor
Safety Zone Displays a marker indicating the range that
can be displayed on a standard TV (4:3 and 16:9) for home
use (80%)
All Scan Mode
The All Scan Mode is similar to the Under Scan Mode of other
camcorders, displaying all effective scanning lines in the screen.
It is useful to check pictures for web applications. This function
can easily be recalled at the touch of an Assign Button.
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02 Zoom Ring
03 Assign Buttons
04 Iris Dial
05 Audio Level Dials
06 Shot Transition Buttons
07 ECM-678 Electret Condenser
Microphone (optional)
08 Built-in Microphone
09 Zoom Levers
Long Operating Time: Battery Life
Continuous
Recording Time*
NP-F570 (supplied)
NP-F770 (optional)
NP-F970 (optional)
With LCD
Viewfinder On
HDV
DVCAM/DV
115 min
120 min
235 min
250 min
360 min
380 min
With LCD
Monitor On**
HDV
DVCAM/DV
105 min
110 min
220 min
235 min
335 min
355 min
With LCD Viewfinder
and Monitor On
HDV
DVCAM/DV
100 min
105 min
210 min
220 min
315 min
335 min
* Continuous recording time, indoors at 25 °C
** With LCD backlight on
Eye Cup
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Operational Versatility – Advanced Features for Professional Results
AF Assist
Picture Profile
The AF (Auto Focus) Assist function allows operators to focus on
desired subjects when using the AF mode. Operators can
manually change focus positions using a focus ring during AF
mode, allowing AF reference focus positions to be shifted to
manually changed positions. This is useful, for example, when
operators want to focus on subjects far away through a
window.
Up to six different picture-quality settings can be registered in
the memory as picture profiles and displayed on the LCD
monitor at the touch of a button. This function allows operators
to easily call up customised picture-quality settings to the
camera to suit various shooting conditions, thus saving on the
labour needed to reset the camera each time for the same
conditions. At the default setting, six picture profiles are registered, with recommended settings for typical shooting conditions. The setting items include Colour Level, Colour Phase,
Sharpness, Skintone Detail, Skintone Level, AE Shift, AGC Limit,
Auto Iris Limit, White Balance Shift, ATW Sensitivity, Black Stretch,
Cinematone Gamma and Cineframe. The default picture profiles include “For recording in HDV”, “For recording in DV”, “For
recording people’s pictures”, “For recording film-like pictures”,
“For recording sunset pictures” and “For recording in black and
white”.
Expanded Focus
At the touch of a button, the centre of the screen on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder can be magnified to about twice the
size, making it easier to confirm focus settings during manual
focusing (see image on opposite page).
Peaking
The Peaking function can perform an effect on pictures
displayed in the LCD monitor and viewfinder that allows
operators to easily adjust focus positions. It enhances the
outline of the image, which the camera focuses on most and
colours the outline to make it more visible. Enhance levels can
be selected from a choice of “HIGH”, “MIDDLE” and “LOW”
and the outline colour from “RED”, “WHITE” and “YELLOW” (see
image on opposite page).
The Personal Menu function allows operators to make a customised settings menu with frequently used menu items and to
easily recall it at the touch of a button. Up to 28 menu items
each for the camera and VTR settings can be added
to the Personal Menu and their order can be arranged in the
menu.
Time Code Preset
Battery Info
The time code1 can be preset using any number in H/M/S/F
(hours/minutes/seconds/frames) to record desired tapeposition 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.
Information on the compatible battery pack attached to the
camera can be displayed on the LCD monitor at the touch of
a button. The battery’s current charge level and its current
remaining recording time can be checked when the power is
turned off. The remaining recording time available for the
selected recording format also appears (see image on
opposite page).
1 When recording video clips, which are transferred from other devices through an
i.LINK interface, the time code should be preset because it is not copied.
External Record Control
By connecting the HVR-Z1E to an HDV 1080i, DVCAM or DV
compatible device such as a camcorder, VTR or HDD recorder
with an i.LINK interface, operators can control the HVR-Z1E and
its connected device externally, to perform simultaneous
recording and sequential recording.
Quick Rec2.
When operators do not want to miss a single recording
opportunity, the time until the recording restarts from stop
mode 3 can easily be shortened .
2 The transition from the last recorded scene may not be smooth.
3 When standby mode continues for more than three minutes, it is automatically
switched to stop mode.
Status Check
With the touch of a button, operators can display settings
menus for audio, output signal and camera, as well as Assign
Button and Picture Profile functions, superimposed over the
video on the LCD monitor, allowing for easy status or settings
checks during recording, playback and feeding.
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Personal Menu
Optimum Weight Distribution and Balance
The optimum weight distribution and balance of its body make
the HVR-Z1E particularly suitable for hand-held shots and also
allows operators to easily carry the camera without causing
fatigue. In addition, the camcorder can sit comfortably on the
shoulder simply by attaching the optional VCT-FXA Shoulder
Brace.
Other Convenient Functions
In order to provide the flexibility required for professional
shooting, the HVR-Z1E offers a variety of convenient functions:
– AE Response
– Flicker Reduce (by AGC)
– Zebra Patterns (100% or 70 to 100% – adjustable by 5%)
– Date Stamping
– Audio Lock (DVCAM/DV mode only)
– Audio Limiter
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03
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02 Picture Profile
03 Personal Menu
04 Status Check
Expanded Focus for LCD Monitor & Viewfinder
OFF
ON
Battery Info
Battery Info Display Button
Peaking for LCD Monitor & Viewfinder
Battery Info
OFF
ON
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Creative Versatility – Unique Features for Creative Shooting
Cinematone Gamma
Cineframe
The HVR-Z1E 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 diagram below).
The Cineframe allows picture movement to be reproduced
like a film. Combined with the use of Cinematone Gamma,
this allows a cinematic and film-like look to be achieved.
Three types of Cineframe modes can be selected.
Cineframe 25 Cineframe 25 is used in 50i mode and can
reproduce the picture movement like films of 25 frames/second
in HDV, DVCAM and DV formats.
Cineframe 24 and 30 Cineframe 24 and Cineframe 30 are
used in 60i mode and can reproduce the picture movement
like films of 24 or 30 frames/second1 in HDV, DVCAM and DV
formats.
Shot Transition
The Shot Transition function allows for smooth automatic scene
transitions. The operator can program start and end settings for
zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter speed and white balance into the
camera’s A/B buttons. 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 transition progress can be
checked using an indicator displayed on the LCD monitor. This
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. In addition, a start timer function is also available for the
Shot Transition function, preventing operators from missing a
shot. Transition types can be selected from a choice of
“LINEAR”, “SOFT STOP” and “SOFT TRANS”, transition time can
be set from 2 to 15 seconds and the start delay time can be
selected from 5, 10 and 20 seconds (See diagram on opposite
page).
1 Using Cineframe 24 or Cineframe 30 respectively.
Colour Correction
The Colour Correction feature provides two functions for
creative shooting. The Colour Extraction function can retain
up to two desired colours of monitored pictures in the screen
by designating colour hue, saturation and range, while making
the other colours black and white. This provides interesting
in-camera colour effects that can emphasise particular colours
on the screen. In addition, the Colour Revision function can
change the hue of only the colours designated by Colour
Extraction, while retaining the hue of the other colours. This also
provides interesting in-camera effects (see image on opposite
page).
Cinematone Gamma
Output (%)
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
Input (%)
Normal Gamma
Cinematone Gamma Type 1
Cinematone Gamma Type 2
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Shot Transition
Shot A
Shot B
Transition types
Shot B
Shot B
Time
Linear Makes the transition linearly.
Shot A
Time
Soft Stop Makes the transition slowly at
the end.
Transition
Shot A
Transition
Transition
Shot B
Shot A
Time
Soft Transition Makes the transition slowly
at the beginning and at end and linearly
between.
Colour Correction
Normal
Colour Extraction
Colour Revision
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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
camcorder integrates advanced technologies such as the newly developed
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system –
which is only made possible by Sony’s
industry-leading semiconductor technology
– and a stunning optical 20x Carl Zeiss
Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens.
Innovative Technologies and Professional Features
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor Imaging System
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
The ClearVid CMOS Sensor™ has been developed using the
most advanced technologies in the semiconductor industry.
Thanks to the unique grid arrangement of the photo diode
sensors, in which each is rotated by 45 degrees, sensor
resolution has been optimised and the photosensitive surface
area has been maximised.
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).
The EIP is a newly developed imaging processor that brings out
the full power of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system.
It handles video data in 1920 x 1080p and 4:2:2 colour space for
high-quality signal processing before recording it to tape in the
HDV format1. Combined use of the EIP and 3 ClearVid CMOS
Sensor imaging system allows the camcorder to provide
extremely high image quality with a high level of gradation and
detailed image reproduction (see image below).
1 The HDV recording is in 1440 x 1080i and 4:2:0 colour space.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a high-quality Carl Zeiss VarioSonnar 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
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
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Larger pixel size
Unique 45° angle pixel layout
Optical 20x Lens and Optional 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
16:9 Widescreen Acquisition in DVCAM and DV Formats
The Vario-Sonnar T* lens of the HVR-V1E features a 20x
zoom function. Moreover, the built-in digital extender1
increases the zoom ratio to approximately 30x. The optional
VCL-HG0868K 0.8x wide conversion lens uses the bayonet
mount system for instant attachment or detachment.
Combining these lens features, operators can effortlessly
capture close-up or wide-angle shots as their video production
requires.
When recording in DVCAM and DV formats, Standard
Definition images can be captured in either 16:9 or 4:3 aspect
ratio.
1 The digital extender is not available in progressive scan mode.
Super SteadyShot (Optical)
The HVR-V1E employs the Super SteadyShot™ system, which has
sensors that detect horizontal and vertical movements
independently. It uses a prism system located behind the lens
to adjust and optically compensate for unsteady camera
handling.
Switchable Recording and Playback –
HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV
The HVR-V1E can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV2
recording, providing the full flexibility to record in either
Standard or High Definition format according to different
production needs.
2-channel XLR Audio Input
The HVR-V1E has two XLR audio input connectors for connecting professional microphones or for receiving external-line
audio sources. Microphone power of approximately 48 V can
be supplied for the external condenser microphone. INPUT 1
audio can be recorded either on CH1 only or on both CH1 and
CH2 audio tracks (see image below).
Time Code Preset
The time code can be manually 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
time code, user bits can also be set and recorded.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
2 The HVR-V1E supports DV SP mode only; DV LP mode is not available.
Squeeze
Letterbox
Edge crop
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
The HVR-V1E has a built-in down-conversion capability,
allowing 1080i recordings to be output as 576i signals.
The 576i signals can be output from the i.LINK3 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, Letterbox4, or Edge crop (see
diagrams right).
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 Sony’s local office.
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
Recording
Format
Playback/
Down
Conversion
Format
i.LINK
Analogue
Component
HDMI
Analogue
Component
1080/50i
n
n
n
—
HDV1080i 576/50i (SQ/EC)
576/50i (LB)
DVCAM/
DV (576/50i)
Output
S-Video
—
n
n
1
n
1
n
2
—
n
1
n
1
n
2
n
n
1
n
1
n
2
n Available
n 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
4 Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
2-channel XLR Audio Input
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Professional Features
Interval Recording
Interval recording is a unique function that records signals at
pre-determined intervals (more than 30 seconds) for predetermined 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 Rec1 function enables clean slow-motion
playback by capturing images at four times faster than the
normal field rate (200 fields/s).
For example, when setting the function to Fine mode, quadspeed 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. The Smooth Slow Rec function also supports Standard
and Low modes, which can record high-speed images for 6
and 12 seconds, respectively (see diagram on opposite page).
1 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.
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.
This is very useful when complex camera settings are required
during the scene transition – for example, when panning
the camcorder from a distant subject to a close subject (see
diagram below).
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 pre-loaded picture profiles
for typical shooting conditions.
Shot Transition
Shot A
Shot B
Transition types
Shot B
Shot B
Time
Linear Makes the transition linearly.
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Shot A
Time
Soft Stop Makes the transition slowly at
the end.
Transition
Shot A
Transition
Transition
Shot B
Shot A
Time
Soft Transition Makes the transition slowly
at the beginning and at end and linearly
between.
Last Scene Review
TC LINK Function for Multi-camera Operations
At the touch of a button, the video and audio of the last shot
can be instantly played back on the LCD monitor. This is
achieved without even having to switch from “Camera mode”
to “VTR mode”. After playback, the tape is automatically cued
up to the end of the last shot to continue back space editing.
These features allow operators to seamlessly shoot and review
material.
Using the TC LINK function, the time code of the HVR-V1E can be
synchronised with another camcorder such as an HVR-Z1E,
a DSR-PD170P, 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 1, 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
stage-shooting applications.
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. These enlarged images can also be output
in SD format via the i.LINK and analogue connectors, allowing
operators to cut out parts of the HD image and use them as
SD material.
1 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 (see diagram below).
Smooth Slow Rec
200i Capturing
1
2
3
598 599 600
1/200 s
3s
Buffer Memory
50i Recording
1
2
3
598
599
600
1/50 s
12 s
Tape (HDV/DVCAM/DV)
Long Operating Time: Battery Life
Continuous Recording Time2
With LCD3
Viewfinder On
With LCD3
Monitor On
With LCD3 Viewfinder
and Monitor On
HDV
DVCAM/DV
HDV
DVCAM/DV
HDV
DVCAM/DV
NP-F570 (supplied)
135 min
135 min
135 min
135 min
130 min
130 min
NP-F770 (optional)
280 min
290 min
280 min
290 min
265 min
275 min
NP-F970 (optional)
415 min
430 min
415 min
430 min
395 min
410 min
2 Continuous recording time, indoors at 25 °C
3 With the LCD backlight on
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Operational Versatility
Compact and Lightweight Design
Colour Viewfinder with Large Size Eye Cup
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 HVR-V1E is equipped with a high-resolution colour LCD
viewfinder of approximately 211,000 pixels in a widescreen
aspect ratio of 16:9. Operators can choose to display pictures
in colour or in black and white. In addition to a standard size
eye cup, a large size eye cup is also supplied. This can be
attached to the standard size eye cup to provide superb lightblocking capability, easy focusing and more comfortable use
of the viewfinder.
Ergonomic Design
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.
Zoom Ring and Focus Ring
The motorised zoom ring and focus rings provide a smooth and
natural operational feel for fine adjustments of zoom and focus
settings.
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.
The HDMI output connector transfers non-compressed, High
Definition digital video and audio signals to other HDMIequipped devices, such as consumer HDTV monitors, via a
single cable.
3.5-inch Type Widescreen, Clear Photo LCD plus™ Monitor
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a 3.5-inch1 type widescreen
colour LCD monitor, which provides enhanced brightness and
a high level of colour reproduction.
1 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Marker
When shooting in 16:9 Manual/Auto Setting Switches Iris, gain,
shutter speed, white balance and menu buttons are located
on the left side of the rear panel to avoid them being accidentally pressed during operation.
One-push AF Button
Six Assign Buttons
The one-push auto focus button, which is used for temporary
auto focus adjustments, is located near the EXPOSURE/IRIS dial
and the zoom and focus rings.
Functions frequently used in the field can be assigned to six
Assign Buttons (push buttons), allowing operators to make rapid
changes depending on the shooting conditions. The assignable
functions include: Last Scene Review, Marker, Hyper Gain,
Digital Extender, All Scan Mode, Spot Light, Focus Infinity, Rec
Review, End Search, Index, Peaking, SteadyShot, Colour Bar,
Back Light, Fader, Display and Picture Profile.
Carrying Handle
A rubber coating is used on the bottom of the handle for slip
resistance. A large space of 34.3 mm (1 3⁄8 inches) is offered
below the handle for secure carrying of the camcorder, even
when wearing gloves.
On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec Start/Stop Button
In order to facilitate zoom control and recording operations
during low-angle shooting, an additional zoom lever and a rec
start/stop button are available on the carrying handle.
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.
Side Grip
The side grip is located near the camcorder’s centre of gravity.
By tilting it to the front by approximately 10 degrees, it lightens
the load on the operator’s wrist during shooting.
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HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
Output Connector
Video Connectors
Video connectors such as i.LINK, analogue component output
and multi-AV output connectors are located on the right side of
the rear panel where they do not get in the way of camera
operations during shooting.
05
07
10
06
08
01
09
02
04
03
11
04
10
12
> 13
> 14
> 15
01 Zoom Ring and Focus Ring
02 Exposure/Iris Dial
03 One-push AF Button
04 Six Assign Buttons
05 Audio Level Dials
06 Two Audio Cable Clamps
07 On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec Start/Stop Button
08 Carrying Handle
09 Side Grip
10 Colour Viewfinder with Large-size Eye Cup
11 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Output Connector
12 Headphone Connector
13 Manual/Auto Setting Switches & Video Connectors
14 3.5-inch Type Widescreen, Clear Photo LCD plus™ Monitor
15 Optional SH-L35WBP LCD Hood
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Operational Versatility
25p Progressive Shooting Capability
Thanks to the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system and
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP), the HVR-V1E supports 25p
progressive scan mode, in addition to typical 50i. The signals
generated by the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system 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 (see diagram
below).
1 Please contact Sony’s local office or authorised dealer for information
on compatible non-linear editors.
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 opposite page).
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 opposite page).
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 videolevel 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.
Cinematone Color™
The Cinematone Color 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 Color function provides cinematic colour for
deep-colour and high-contrast images approaching cinema
film. In combined use with the Cinematone Gamma function,
more cinema-quality images can be captured (see image
below).
25p Progressive Shooting Capability
Easy Operation for Cinematographers
The HVR-V1E can display setting values in a format that film
camera operators are familiar with.
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.
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 Color
25p Capturing
A
A
B
A
B
C
B
C
50i Recording
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D
C
D
E
D
E
F
E
F
G
F
G
H
G
H
I
H
I
J
I
J
J
OFF
ON
Gamma Characteristics
Output (%)
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
Input (%)
Normal Gamma
Cinematone Gamma Type 1
Cinematone Gamma Type 2
Cinematone Gamma
Normal
TYPE2
TYPE1
System Diagram
AC-VQL1BP
NP-F970/F770/F570*
HVR-DR60
HVL-LBP
UWP-C1
(on cold shoe)
ECM-673
HVR-DR60
VCT-1BP
VF-62CPK
HVR-V1E
VCT-PG11RMB
VCL-HG0862K
SH-L35WBP (on LCD Monitor)
Battery Adapter for HVL-LBP
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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
Optical 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
The HVR-A1E incorporates one 1/3-inch type primary colour
CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) sensor
with 2.97 million total pixels and a 4:3 aspect ratio, this 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.
Another key advantage of this CMOS sensor is its high-speed
processing capability. Since data captured using a single
CMOS sensor for High Definition format recording is extremely
large, it would take considerable time to transfer and process
by traditional methods. With Sony’s CMOS sensor, such large
data can be processed at an incredibly high speed thanks to
its flexible multi-channel readout structure. Use of the CMOS
sensor also allows even large amounts of HD-resolution data to
be processed with amazingly low power requirements, thus
making the camcorder’s overall size extremely compact.
Lastly, CMOS sensors eliminate vertical smear, even though the
pixel size is small (see image right).
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.
Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
The EIP is Sony’s newly developed image processing IC
intended for high-speed processing of large amounts of data
captured by the CMOS sensor. In addition, the EIP employs the
unique algorithm that first separates image data into texture
patterns and brightness components and then processes these
two elements independently. This makes it possible to have
high details in the dark as well as in brightly illuminated areas of
the picture, delivering a clear image with a wide dynamic
range even under backlight conditions1.Combined use of the
EIP and CMOS sensor allows the camcorder to provide
extremely high image quality with a high level of gradation and
detailed image reproduction (see image right).
1/3-inch Type, 2.97-megapixel
CMOS Sensor
1 Available when the new Backlight Compensation function is activated.
HD Codec Engine
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Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP)
Full Scan Mode
i.LINK Interface
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.
The HVR-A1E is equipped with a 4-pin i.LINK interface. This allows
for on-cable digital transfer4 of audio, video and command
signals to a connected, compatible VTR or non-linear editing
system in the HDV, DVCAM and DV formats.
4 Insert and assemble editing using HDV material is not recommended with the HVR-A1E.
Switchable Recording and Playback HDV
1080i/DVCAM/DV1
The HVR-A1E can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and DV
recording, providing full flexibility to record in either Standard or
High Definition format depending on production needs.
1 The HVR-A1E supports DV SP mode only; no support for DV LP mode.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
The HVR-A1E can convert material from 1080i down to 576i and
output these video signals through its i.LINK™ 2 interface.
In addition, these signals can also be output via either
analogue component, composite, or S-Video connectors. This
allows editing of recorded material with a non-linear editing
system using current DV editing software as well as recording SD
signals to an external VTR, while simultaneously recording HDV
signals with the HVR-A1E. The HVR-A1E can also down-convert
to 576P and output these signals through its analogue
component video connectors.
When down-converting these signals, the aspect ratio displayed
can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be
selected from Squeeze, Letterbox, or Edge crop (see diagram
right).
2 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an
IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily
communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating
conditions and proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with
any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an
i.LINK connection, please contact Sony’s local office.
2-channel 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 builtin stereo microphone (see image below).
2-channel Independent Audio Record Level
Control with Audio Level Meter
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
HD Codec Engine
The HVR-A1E employs the highly advanced HD Codec Engine™
feature, which efficiently compresses base band HD signal
data at approx. 25 Mb/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 (see
image on opposite page).
Squeeze
Playback/Down
Conversion Format
Still Picture Recording to Memory Stick Duo Media
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.
Edge crop
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
Recording
Format
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 right).
Letterbox
Output
i.LINK
Analogue
Component
Analogue
Composite
S-Video
—
1080/50i
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576/50p (16:9/4:3)
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n
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576/50i (16:9/4:3)
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576/50i (16:9)
576/50i (16:9/4:3)
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576/50i (4:3)
576/50i (4:3)
n
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n
2
1080i/50i
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n Available
n Either 1 or 2 connection is available. When cables are connected to both,
the 1 connection has priority.
Resolution of Still Pictures
Resolution of Still Pictures
Still Picture Mode
Video Recording Mode
Video Playback Mode
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)
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Operational and Creative Versatility
Compact and Lightweight Design
Exposure Lever
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, directionalmicrophone, NP-QM91D InfoLITHIUM™
Rechargeable Battery Pack and PHDVM-63DM Digital Master
Mini Cassette Tape.
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.
16:9, Colour/Black-and-White Switchable LCD Viewfinder
The 0.44-inch type colour LCD viewfinder displays high-resolution
colour pictures of approx. 252,000 pixels in a widescreen aspect
ratio of 16:9. Operators can select to display pictures in either
colour or black and white to match the user’s preference.
2.7-inch1 Type, 16:9 Widescreen, Hybrid,
Colour LCD Monitor
The HVR-A1E includes a 2.7-inch type colour LCD monitor with
a high resolution of approx. 123,200 pixels, which allows the
input source to be viewed during recording or the playback
picture to be checked on location in a widescreen aspect ratio
of 16:9. This large screen is also helpful in setting menus or audio
recording levels, as well as monitoring the camera and audio
status. The hybrid LCD monitor used in the camcorder combines the characteristics of both transmissive and reflective
LCD panels, providing clear viewing even in bright daylight
conditions as well as in dark conditions. This LCD monitor also
provides touch-panel control for easy operations.
1 Viewable area, measured diagonally
Variety of Zoom Operations
The HVR-A1E provides four types of zoom control functions
to offer diverse shooting styles:
Zoom Lever located on the camera body
Zoom/Focus Ring located on the lens body
– allows fine adjustments in zoom position
Zoom Buttons located on the LCD monitor
– convenient for low-angle shooting
Supplied Wireless Remote Commander unit
Macro
Conventional Macro
Images simulated
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Tele Macro
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, close-up 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 below).
New Backlight Compensation
The new 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.
01
02
03
04
05
08
06
07
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
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Operational and Creative Versatility
Marker
Shot Transition
Four types of markers can be displayed on the LCD monitor
and viewfinder and can be displayed simultaneously (see
image on opposite page).
The Shot Transition™ function allows for smooth automatic
scene transitions. The operator can program 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).
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 (see diagram below).
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)
Long Operating Time: Battery Life
Continuous Recording Time1
With LCD2 Viewfinder
and Monitor On
HDV
DVCAM/DV
HDV
DVCAM/DV
HDV
DVCAM/DV
NP-FM50 (supplied)
80 min
90 min
75 min
70 min
80 min
105 min
NP-QM71D(optional)
200 min
225 min
220 min
180 min
200 min
220 min
NP-QM91D (optional)
300 min
340 min
300 min
275 min
300 min
335 min
1 Continuous recording time, indoors at 25 °C
2 With the LCD backlight on
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With LCD2
Monitor On
With LCD
Viewfinder On
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05
01
02
03
04
05
Marker
Photo Button
Zoom lever
2-channel XLR Audio Connectors
MemoryStick Slot
Assign Button and NightShot Switch
Histogramme Indicator
4:3
Safety Zone
Guide Frame
Distribution Quantity
Centre
Brightness Level
Images simulated
Shot Transition
Shot A
Shot B
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HVR-M25E / HVR-M15E
In 2004, Sony introduced affordable, high-performance HD recording systems
adopting the HDV 1080i specification of the HDV format for a wide range
of professional productions. Our HDV systems gained a rapid and wide
acceptance thanks to their high picture quality, outstanding performance
and cost-effectiveness.
Affordable High Definition
Common Features
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.
– HDV 1080i recording/playback for superb
High Definition imagery.
– DVCAM and DV recording/playback integrates
with SD infrastructure and SD tapes.
– Down-conversion of HDV 1080i recordings to SD
via the i.LINK IEEE 1394 interface.
– Conversion from 1080i to 720p via analogue component
outputs.
– Choice of edge crop, letterbox or squeeze
in HD to SD down-conversion.
– i.LINK IEEE 1394 input/output in HD and SD enables
digital transfer of A/V.
– Analogue component video output in
HD and SD.
– S-Video and composite video input and output in SD.
– Audio Dubbing in SD and HD for flexible post-production.
– SMPTE time code with reset.
– HDV/DV IN time code copies external time code.
– Auto repeat.
Long Recording Time
These VTRs support both mini and standard cassettes, for
extended recording and playback time. Using a single
DigitalMaster™ standard size cassette from Sony, you can
record up to 276 minutes in HDV and DV mode or 184 minutes
in DVCAM mode.
SMPTE Time Code and External Time Code Copy
As true professional VTRs, the HVR-M25E and HVR-M15E both
offer SMPTE time code to identify each hour, minute, second
and frame. Both VTRs can also copy external time code thanks
to the HDV/DV in TC. The HVR-M25E goes further with the
Duplicate Plus dubbing function which carries audio, video,
time code and user bits over the i.LINK IEEE 1394 interface1.
Duplicate Plus enables you to copy an HDV, DV or DVCAM
work tape with the original time code intact by activating the
Duplicate Plus function on the recorder.
1 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an
IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an IEEE 1394 connector may not
communicate with each other. Please refer to the documentation that comes with
any device having an i.LINK connector for information on compatibility, operating
conditions and proper connection.
Point of Information Display
The HVR-M25E and HVR-M15E can also be used as High
Definition players at retail, tradeshows and other points of
information. The HVR-M15E offers a playback repeat function,
while the HVR-M25E adds programmable Custom Repeat and
an HDMI™ output for High Definition consumer televisions.
HVR-M25E Exclusive Features
– 2.7-inch (viewable area measured diagonally)
Clear Photo LCD Plus™ monitor.
– SMPTE time code with user bit and reset.
– Duplicate Plus with time code and
user bit.
– HDMI ™ output for connection to consumer HD televisions.
– Edge crop adjustment enables you to customise
the down-conversion from HD to SD.
– Assignable buttons.
– Custom Repeat enables you to pre-set repeat times,
cycle and start time.
– Audio recording level controls.
– Headphone jack.
HVR-M15E Exclusive Features
– Vertical or horizontal operation saves precious
desktop space.
– Audio recording level -6/0/+6 dB settings and
Automatic Gain Control (AGC).
Record and Play DVCAM and Digital Master Tapes
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02
HVR-M15E
04
03
01
05
02
HVR-M25E
1
2
3
4
5
Selectable Outputs
Selectable Inputs (HDV/DV – S-Video – Video)
2.7-inch Clear Photo LCD Plus™ Monitor
Audio Recording Level Controls
Delicate Plus
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HVR-1500
The HVR-1500 is an HDV source feeder/recorder1 positioned at the top of
Sony’s HDV Series. Inheriting the design concept of the market-acclaimed
DSR-1500AP, the HVR-1500 offers the same convenient features that
professional users demand, such as quick mechanical response, multi-format
DV playback and a rich set of professional video/audio interfaces ranging
from analogue to digital SDI and AES/EBU.
The HVR-1500 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 60i/50i
The HVR-1500 can be switched between HDV 1080i1, DVCAM
and DV (SP)2 recording modes, providing full flexibility to record
in either Standard Definition or High Definition depending on
your production needs. In addition, it can be switched between
60i and 50i modes, eliminating the need for two separate VTRs,
one for each standard.
Down-conversion Capability
The HVR-1500 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 or Edge crop (see
diagram on opposite page).
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 (25 Mb/s)
Family Formats
For operational versatility, the HVR-1500 is designed to play
back DV (25 Mb/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.
Professional Interfaces
HD-SDI Interface
The HVR-1500 provides an HD-SDI output3, capability, through
which 1080/60i or 1080/50i HDV recordings can be output in
normal playback and search modes. Time code and audio
signals are embedded in this HD-SDI output.
This interface allows operators to integrate HDV footage and
assets easily into existing HD-SDI-based editing systems such as
the HDCAM™ and XDCAM™ HD systems.
3 HDV signals fed to the HVR-1500’s i.LINK interface cannot be converted and
output from the HD-SDI interface. The i.LINK input signal must be recorded
to the HDV tape first. DVCAM/DV playback signals cannot be up-converted
for HD-SDI output.
SD-SDI Interface
The HVR-1500 also provides SD-SDI input4/output capability.
Time code and audio signals are embedded in the SDI signal.
This allows the HVR-1500 to connect with a wide variety of digital
equipment including SDI-based editing systems.
4 SD-SDI signals fed to the HVR-1500’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.
DV Family Format Tapes
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03
04
01
02
03
04
Built-in 2.7-inch Monitor
Switchable Recording
Assignable Buttons
Pictures Search / Menu Keys
AES/EBU Interface
For professional digital audio needs, the HVR-1500 offers AES/
EBU digital audio inputs/outputs.
Down-conversion Playback Capabilities
HDV 1080i (16:9)
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
i.LINK Interface
The HVR-1500 is equipped with a 6-pin i.LINK™ 1 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.
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. DVCAM/DV signals fed to the
HVR-1500’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.
Squeeze
Down-conversion Formats and Interfaces – 50i System
Recording
Format
HDV
Analogue Interfaces
As standard, the HVR-1500 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-1500 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.
Edge crop
1080/
60i*
Playback/
Downconversion
Format
SDSDI
1080/60i*
n
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n
n
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—
576/60i*
—
—
—
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
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n
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n
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n
DVCAM
DV (SP)
DVCPRO
25**
576/
50i*
Output
HDSDI
576/60i*
—
Analogue Analogue S-Video
i.LINK Component
Composite
Down-conversion Formats and Interfaces – 60i System
Recording
Format
HDV
1080/
60i*
Playback/
Downconversion
Format
1080/60i*
n
480/60i*
—
—
—
DVCAM
DV (SP)
DVCPRO
25**
480/
60i*
Output
HDSDI
480/60i*
—
SDAnalogue Analogue
i.LINK
S-Video
SDI
Component Composite
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n
n
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n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
n
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* “60i” indicates a field rate of 59.94 Hz.
** The HVR-1500 can play back but cannot record DVCPRO 25 signals.
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Tape and Head Cleaner for Reliable Operation
Professional Control
RS-422A Control
The HVR-1500 is equipped with an RS-422A interface, which
is the industry standard for professional editing. This allows the
VTR to interface with other VTRs from Sony, editing controllers
such as Sony’s RM-280 Editing Controller and non-linear editing
systems.
The RS-422A offers frame-accurate insert and assemble editing
in DVCAM mode. It can also be used for source feeding1 in HDV
mode.
1 The availability of frame-accurate control is dependent on the connected editing
controller. For information on compatible editing controllers, please contact Sony’s
local office.
HD and SD Reference Inputs
The HVR-1500 accepts both HD and SD reference signals.
The HVR-1500 incorporates a tape cleaner that adopts a highgrade sapphire blade. This tape cleaner helps prevent signal
dropouts by cleaning away particles that accumulate while
the tape is running. The recorder also incorporates a head
cleaner to maintain the performance of the drum heads. These
cleaners improve the reliability of recording and playback.
Operational Convenience
Built-in 2.7-inch LCD Monitor
The HVR-1500 is equipped with a 2.7-inch4 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 at the bottom of the page.
4 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Time Code Input/Output
The HVR-1500 has a time code input/output capability to
synchronise time code when making tape copies.
Auto Repeat
Built-in Signal Generator
The HVR-1500 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.
Equipped with a built-in signal generator, the HVR-1500 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-1500 is operating in DVCAM or DV mode2 to
create a pre-striped tape prior to editing. They can also be
output from the analogue and digital interfaces to adjust other
equipment in the system.
2 Recording these signals to tapes in the HDV format is not available.
Operational Reliability
Quick Response Mechanism
Quick mechanical response is an essential requirement for
professional video production. The HVR-1500 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
search3 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.
3 The colour picture search function can be controlled through the RS-422A interface.
Full Screen Display Mode
Images simulated
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Status Display Mode
Small Screen Display Mode
Picture Search (in HDV Mode)
Picture Search
With an editing controller, such as Sony’s RM-280 Editing Controller, the HVR-1500 provides a convenient colour picture
search function for HDV recordings1 (see diagram right).
HDV Mode
1 In HDV mode, audio jog search is not supported and video jog search is supported
in forward mode only.
Picture Search Using Menu Keys
The HVR-1500 provides a picture search function via the menu
keys on its front panel. By pressing the / nB and / nA 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 (see diagram right).
Assign Button
Functions frequently used for VTR operations can be assigned to
an ASSIGN button located on the front panel of the HVR-1500.
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
Using the Menu Keys
Recording format
Button
operation
Slow motion
playback
Digital Slow Motion and Jog Sound (in DVCAM mode)
/ nB
FWD search
x8
x 10
When used with an editing controller, such as Sony’s RM-280
Editing Controller, the HVR-1500 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.
/ nA
REV search
x -8
x -10
FWD
frame-by-frame
Yes
Yes
x 1/5
x 1/2
No
Yes
x -1
x -1/2
(held down)
(held down)
REV
frame-by-frame
HDV
DVCAM/DV
Audio Level Control
Audio levels can be adjusted via the control knobs on the front
panel. In recording mode, the input audio level of the
analogue XLR, SD-SDI, AES/EBU and i.LINK2 interfaces can be
adjusted. In playback mode, the analogue XLR, SD-SDI, HD-SDI,
AES/EBU and i.LINK output audio levels can be controlled.
2 In HDV mode, the input/output audio levels cannot be adjusted.
Other Features
Compact Design (half-rack wide, 3U high)
AC Operation (100 to 240V, 50/60 Hz)
Low Power Consumption (approximate 60 W)
VITC (Vertical Interval Time Code) (DVCAM format only)
Video Processor Control via Menu
SIRCS (Sony Integrated Remote Control System) Interface
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HVR-DR60
Speed, reliability, operability and versatility are key concerns in any video
production. Sony’s HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit offers stunning
innovations for all aspects of the production process – from acquisition to
editing and onto material archiving. Extremely compact and lightweight,
the HVR-DR60 can be mounted on a camcorder, thereby converting it to
a ‘hybrid’ recording system consisting of both hard disk and tape.
Professional Features
Hybrid Operation for Reliable Recording and Archiving
The HVR-DR60 offers a hybrid recording function, in which video
and audio material along with its time code is recorded
simultaneously to the hard disk and camcorder tape, limiting
the possibility that important shots could get lost or accidentally
deleted. This hybrid function also facilitates instant archiving of
source footage – which in many cases does not allow for
retakes. After a shoot, operators can immediately archive the
source tape and use the HVR-DR60 material as work footage.
This saves the time and effort required to copy the source
footage to a separate high-capacity medium (see diagram on
opposite page).
Direct File Access from a Computer
The Benefits
The benefits of integrating the HVR-DR60 with a tape-based
camcorder are limitless. After a shoot, you can simply connect
the unit to a compatible non-linear editor and edit your
footage instantly. The HVR-DR60 offers direct access to
recordings, which makes the time-consuming digitising process
a thing of the past.
And for peace of mind in the field, the HVR-DR60 not only
secures your footage by acting as a backup recording device,
but also extends recording time to 4.5 hours, allowing long
events to be recorded continuously without any cumbersome
tape exchanges.
And finally, by using the HVR-DR60 as your edit source feed, you
can immediately archive the footage recorded on tape. This
provides a safe copy of your all-important source footage and
eliminates the time and effort usually required to dub work
tapes. Combine the HVR-DR60 with your HDV or DVCAM camcorder for a true taste of workflow innovation.
When connected to a computer via an i.LINK connection, the
HVR-DR60 is recognised by the computer as a standard
external drive and its recorded footage can be accessed
directly like any normal video file. This saves the time previously
required for digitising material from the tape to the computer.
Furthermore, video files stored on the HVR-DR60 can be
transferred to a computer running compatible non-linear
editing software at a high speed of approximately 80 Mb/s
(around three times faster than real time), which drastically
reduces the time needed to copy source material to the
editor’s local drive. These features allow operators to focus on
more creative and productive editing tasks (see image below)
Files Stored on the HVR-DR60
Displayed on a PC Monitor
Long Recording Time of 4.5 Hours
Via its simple i.LINK1 connection, the HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit can record HDV 1080i streams from a compatible
HDV camcorder or DVCAM/DV streams from a compatible
DVCAM camcorder. The internal 1.8-inch hard disk drive (HDD)
offers a large capacity of 60 GB, which translates into a long 4.5
hours (270 minutes) recording time for both formats. HDV 1080i
streams are recorded as native HDV files (.m2t) 2, while
DVCAM/DV streams are recorded as DV-AVI (Type1)2 or RAW-DV2
files (see diagram on opposite page).
HVR-DR60 mounted on Sony’s HVR-V1E
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 During playback, interruptions in video may appear between recordings. These
interruptions do not occur after the recordings are copied to an i.LINK compatible
non-linear editor system via the i.LINK connection and the recordings can be
correctly edited. For information on compatible non-linear editors, please contact
Sony’s local office or authorised dealer.
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Long Recording Time of 4.5 Hours
HDV 1080i Camcorder
HDV 1080i stream
M2T file
i.LINK
DVCAM Camcorder
DV stream
DV-AVI/RAW-DV file
i.LINK
Hybrid Operation
HVR-V1E
>2
>1
NLE PC
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HD/SD Tape
HD/SD Optical Disc
HD/SD Movie File
>4
Archiving
Repurposing
>5
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Simultaneous Recording
Feed Movie Files
Edit the Files
Format HVR-DR60 for Next Shoot
Archive Recorded Tape for Repurposing
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Versatile Recording Modes
VTR-like Controls
The HVR-DR60 can be used with HDV and DVCAM camcorders
that are equipped with an i.LINK connector. Three recording
modes can be selected to support various camcorder models
and operational needs.
The HVR-DR60 is equipped with buttons that provide VTR-like
control for functions such as record, play, stop, next, previous,
fast forward (approximately three times normal speed) and fast
rewind (approximately three times normal speed). Using these
buttons, the unit can output HDV/DVCAM/DV streams with
time code via the i.LINK connector.
SYNCHRO Mode
When using camcorders that support external rec control, such
as the HVR-Z7E, HVR-S270E, HVR-V1E, HVR-Z1E, DSR-450WSP,
DSR-400P and DSR-250P, recording to the HVR-DR60 is directly
controlled by the press of the camcorder’s rec start button1.
Quick Review of Recordings
Using the control buttons of the HVR-DR60, stored footage can
be instantly accessed and previewed on the LCD monitor of
the connected camcorder for a quick review of recordings.
1 In this mode, a rec start delay of approximately 0.5 seconds may occur after the
camcorder rec start button is pressed.
Repeat Playback
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-DR60.
In this mode, the HVR-DR60 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.
The HVR-DR60 offers 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.
Additional Features When Used with the HVR-Z7E/S270E/V1E
HDV Camcorders
When used with the HVR-V1E camcorder, the HVR-DR60 offers
additional unique convenient features.
Checking the Operational Status on the HVR-Z7E/S270E/V1E
Independent Recording
The HVR-DR60 can disregard the rec trigger or recording status
of the camcorder and allow recording to be started and
stopped using its own control buttons. This allows control of the
HVR-DR60 independent of camcorder
operations3.
3 In HDV mode, interruptions in time code and video may appear in the recording
when the camcorder rec control buttons are pressed.
On the LCD monitor and viewfinder of the HVR-V1E, the
operational status of the HVR-DR60 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 hard drive
status, without taking their eyes away from what is being shot
(see image below).
Supported Camcorder Models
Cache Recording
The HVR-DR60 offers 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
pressed4, as that footage is automatically recorded to the hard
disk.
4 In HDV mode, approximately 0.5 seconds of the video captured before and after
the camcorder rec start button is pressed may be lost.
SYNCHRO
Mode
HVR-Z7E
HVR-S270E
HVR-V1E
DSR-450WSP
DSR-400P
DSR-570WSP
DSR-390P
HVR-Z1E
DSR-250P
HVR-A1E
DSR-PD170P
DSR-PD150P
DSR-PDX10P
FOLLOW Independent
Recording
Mode
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Status Check
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Rubber Shock Absorbers
3G Sensor
HDV
DVCAM
DV
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Tapeless Recording
To trigger recording of the HVR-DR60, most HDV camcorders
require a tape to be loaded. However, this is not the case when
using it with the HVR-Z7E/S270E/V1E. These camcorders send
the same rec start/stop trigger that controls its tape transport to
the HVR-DR60. This feature offers operators the choice of
tapeless operation or hybrid operation.
User-free Area
The HVR-DR60 has a user-free area of approximately 1 GB in the
hard disk, where common data files such as still images and
project files of non-linear editing systems can be stored.
HDD Smart Protection – Robust Recording
and Shock Resistance
Long Operating Hours Using Common Camcorder
Batteries
The HVR-DR60 uses the same infoLITHIUM™ L Series batteries as
the HVR-Z7E, HVR-V1E, HVR-Z1E and DSR-PD170P camcorders.
With the smallest capacity NP-F570 battery, the HVR-DR60 can
run continuously up to 5.5 hours (330 min) and with the largest
capacity NP-F970, this increases up to 18 hours (1080 min). Long
operating hours are offered using the same camcorder
batteries HDV operators already have at hand.
Compact and Lightweight
The HVR-DR60 measures just 81 x 45 x 100 mm (3 1⁄4 x 1 3⁄4 x 4
inches) in size and only about 230 g (8 oz) in weight. It can be
mounted on a camcorder’s cold shoe using the supplied shoe
adapter, or attached using an optional VCT-1BP Bracket.
Three advanced technologies are used in the HVR-DR60
to provide reliable recording performance:
Rubber Shock Absorbers
hold the HDD unit in place, helping to prevent external shock
from being transmitted when the HVR-DR60 chassis is subject
to impact (see image left).
A 3G Sensor
detects gravitational acceleration in three dimensions, so
however the HVR-DR60 may be oriented, the sensor can
detect if it has been dropped. Should this occur, power to
the HDD is shut off and the recording heads are retracted from
the disk platter, pausing read/write operations.
This helps protect the HDD from being damaged when the unit
is accidentally dropped and subject to strong impact (see
image left).
A Buffer Memory
can store approximately 14 seconds of video and audio
footage. Recordings are made by first writing the data to the
buffer and then writing the buffer data to the disk platter.
Consequently, if the 3G sensor temporarily interrupts disk writes,
video footage is not lost. Thanks to such advanced
technologies, the HVR-DR60 should continue to record stably
even when dropped from as high as 100 cm (39 3⁄8 inches)
(based on Sony's testing).
Shock
Absorber
HDD Smart
Protection
3G
Sensor
Buffer
Memory
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ACCESSORIES
BP-GL95/GL65
HVR-S270E
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable Battery
Pack
2NP-QM91D/B1
BP-L80S/L60S
HVR-S270E
Lithium-ion
Rechargeable Battery
Pack
HVR-A1E
InfoLITHIUM
Rechargeable Battery
Pack (NP-QM91D x 2)
AC-DN10
2NP-F970/B
InfoLITHIUM
Rechargeable
Battery Pack
(NP-F970 x2)
HVR-S270E
AC Adaptor
(for BP-GL95/GL65/
L80S/L60S)
AC-VQL1BP
AC Adaptor Charger
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
NP-F570/
F770/F970
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
InfoLITHIUM
Rechargeable
Battery Pack
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
NP-QM71D/
QM91D*
HVR-A1E
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
> Battery Log information
Total charge time
Total charge cycle
Last operation date
Month and year of last use
BC-L70
HVR-S270E
Battery Charger
(for BP-GL95/GL65/
L80S/L60S)
NEW
NEW
VCL-308BWS
BC-M150
HVR-S270E
VCL-HG0737C
BC-L500
HVR-S270E
Battery Charger
(for BP-GL95/GL65/
L80S/L60S)
Battery Charger
(for BP-GL95/GL65/
L80S/L60S)
HVR-A1E
VCL-HG0862K
HVR-A1E
Optional Wide Lens
VCL-308BWH
AC Adaptor/Charger
HVR-Z7E
HVR-V1E
VCL-HG0872
HVR-Z1E
Wide Conversion Lens
VF-72CPK
HVR-Z1E
PL Filter Kit (Ø 72 mm)
HVR-A1E
HVR-S270E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
HVL-LBP
LED Battery
Video Light
HVR-S270E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
> LED reliability and low power
consumption of 16W
> Battery power from NP-F770/F970
> Wide compatibility for flexible
installation (Cold shoe/Screw
bolt/Screw hole)
> Ideal for Wide-angle shooting
and interviews
> Spot (600lx@1m) or flood-lighting
(300lx@1m) with attached
condensing lens ON or Off
> Light diffuser attached to soften
shadows and reduce contrast
> Long Operating time: approximately 3 hours with the NP-F970
(at maximum brightness)
NEW
UWP-C3
UHF Synthesised
Wireless Microphone
Package
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
RM-280
Editing Controller
HVR-1500
DSRM-10
Remote Control Unit
HVR-1500
UWP-C1
UHF Synthesised
Wireless Microphone
Package
RM-1BP
LANC Remote
Controller
LA-100W
HVR-V1E
For details on the release date,
please contact Sony’s local office
or authorised dealer.
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
UWP-C2
HVR-A1E
HVR-S270E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
HVBK-1505
UHF Synthesised
Wireless Microphone
Package
Analogue Input 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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NEW
lens adaptor
PL Filter Kit (Ø 62 mm)
Electret Condenser
Microphone
HVR-A1E
Tele Conversion Lens
For details on the release date,
please contact Sony’s local office
or authorised dealer.
VF-62CPK
ECM-673/674/678
VCL-HG1737C
Optional Wide Lens
0.8x Wide Conversion
Lens
Wide Conversion Lens
AC-SQ950B
HVR-S270E
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
HVR-1500
VMC-IL4408A/
IL4415/IL4435
i.LINK Cable
(4-pin to 4-pin)
HVR-A1E
HVR-M15E
HVR-M25E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
VMC-IL4615
i.LINK Cable
(4-pin to 6-pin 1.5 m)
HVR-1500
HVR-A1E
HVR-M15E
HVR-M25E
HVR-M35E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
VMC-30VC
3m Component
Video Cable
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
VMC-30FS
3m Multi AV Cable
(with S-Video)
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
RCC-5G
HVR-1500
9-pin Remote
Control Cable (5 m)
> LCD Hood for 3.2” LCD monitor
> Adjustable shade (360° shade)
> Folding structure - no need to
remove from camcorder
VMC-15HD/
30HD
HDMI Cable
(1.5m/3m)
VCT-1BP
Bracket
HVR-M15E
HVR-M25E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z7E
VCT-FXA
HVR-Z1E
Shoulder Brace
SH-L32WBP
Soft Carrying Case
HVR-V1E
LCD Hood
NEW
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
VCT-SP1BP
Camcorder Support
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
> Weight support for stable/
comfortable shooting
> Support for several shooting styles
(e.g., high-angle shooting)
> Quick-release function from
harness for excellent mobility
> Perfect design for a camcorder
Monopod
> Carbon shaft for light weight
and rigid design
> RM-1BP Remote Controller
supplied as standard
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
HVR-Z7E
LCR-FXA
HVR-Z1E
NCFD16GP 16GB 306x
LCH-FXA
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z1E
Hard Carrying Case
Rain Jacket
VCT-PG11RMB
Tripod with RM-1BP
Remote Controller
NEW
LCS-G1BP
SH-L35WBP
HVR-S270E
HVR-Z7E
LCD Hood
LCH-HCE
HVR-Z1E
HVR-A1E
HVR-V1E
HVR-Z7E
LCS-VCB
HVR-Z1E
Soft Carrying Case
HVR-A1E
Hard Carrying Case
HVR-S270E
HVR-Z7E
CompactFlash Card (available from Spring 2008)
NCFD8GP 8GB 306x
CompactFlash Card
PDVM-12N/22N/32N/40N
PDV-34ME/64ME/94ME/124ME/184ME
Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Mini size)
Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Standard size)
PDV-34N/64N/94N/124N/184N
PDV-12CL
Digital Videocassette (Non-IC type/Standard size)
Cleaning Cassette Tape (Standard size)
PHDVM-63DM
PDVM-12ME/22ME/32ME/40ME
PDVM-12CL
Digital Master Mini
Cassette Tape
Digital Videocassette (IC-type/Mini size)
Cleaning Cassette Tape (Mini size)
PHDV-276DM/186DM/
124DM/64DM
Digital Master Standard
Cassette Tape
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HVR-Z7E/HVR-S270E Specifications
HVR-Z7E
Camera section
Supplied Lens
Built-in filter
Imaging system
Picture elements
Focus
White balance
Manual shutter
Auto
speed
Manual
Gain
Minimum illumination
VTR section
Recording format
Play out/Down conversion format
Playback/
HDV/DV SP
Recording time
DVCAM
Input/Output conectors
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
Supplied memory recording unit
Recording media
File system
File format
HDV
DVCAM/DV
Connectors
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HVR-S270E
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 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with Exmor technology
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 - 1/1750
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, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)
HDV1080/50i, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 276min with PHDV-276DM
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 184min with PHDV-276DM
10-pin connector A/V OUT jack
(composite, unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable)
Component out jack (special connector)
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin)
XLR 3-pin female x 2ch
Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)
HDMI connector
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Composite video (BNCx1)
Unbalanced auido (pin x2ch)
BNC x3
XLR 3pin female x 4ch
HD/SD-SDI BNC x1
0.45-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852x3[RGB]x480), 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. 2.4 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. 7.0 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)
-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)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
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)
HVR-M35E Specifications
HVR-M35E
Recording/playback performance
Recording format HDV
DVCAM / DV SP
Playout format
HDV
DVCAM / DV SP
Playout video signal
Tape speed
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
Playback/
HDV/DV SP
recording time
DVCAM
Fast forward/rewind time
Input/output connectors/devices
Video input/output
Monitor video out
S-video input/output
Component video output
i.LINK interface (HDV /DV)
HD/SD-SDI output
Audio input
Audio output
Monitor audio out
AES/EBU output
TC out
Phones
LANC
Control S input
LCD monitor
General
Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
HDV1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p
DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL)
HDV1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, HDV720/24p, 720/25p, 720/30p
DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL)
1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL), 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 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
BNCx1 / BNCx1
RCA pin x1
Mini-DIN 4-pin x1 / Mini-DIN 4-pin x1
BNC x 3
6-pin (no power)
BNC x1
RCA pin x 4ch
XLR 3pin x 4ch
RCA pin x 1
BNC x2
BNC x1
Stereo minijack (ø3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5 mm)
Stereo minijack (ø3.5 mm)
2.7-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 211,200 dots (960 x 220), Clear Photo™ LCD Plus
Approx. 9 lb 12 oz (4.4 kg)
Approx. 212 x 88 x 390.3mm (8 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 15 3/8 inch)
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
16 W (playback mode with LCD monitor on)
41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
-4 to 140 °F (-20 to +60 °C)
Remote Commander Unit (1), power cord (1), size AA batteries (2), cleaning cassette (1), operating instructions (1)
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HVR-Z1E/V1E/A1E Specifications
HVR-Z1E
Camera section
Lens
Built-in filter
Focus
Imaging device
Picture elements
White balance
Shutter speed
50i/PAL mode
60i/NTSC mode
Exposure
Gain
Minimum illumination
VTR Section
Recording format
1080/50i, 576/50i
Playout/Down-conversion format
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
Playback/
HDV/DV SP
Recording time DVCAM
Fast forward/Rewind time
S-video input/output
Component video output
i.LINK
XLR audio input
Headphone
MIC
LANC
USB
HDMI Output
Built-in input/output devices
LCD viewfinder
LCD monitor
Speakers
Microphone
General
Mass
Power requirements
Power
HDV:
consumption
DVCAM/DV:
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
HVR-A1E
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical), Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 20x (optical),
f = 4. 5 to 54 mm (3⁄16 to 2 1⁄4 inches),
f = 3.9 to 78 mm, f = 37.4 to 748 mm* at 16:9 mode
f = 32.5 to 390 mm (1 5⁄16 to 15 3⁄8 inches)* at 16:9 mode,
f = 45.7 to 914 mm* at 4:3 mode,
f = 40 to 480 mm (1 5⁄8 to 19 inches)* at 4:3 mode,
F = 1.6 to 2.8, filter diameter: 62 mm
F = 1.6 to 2.8, filter diameter: 72 mm (2 7⁄8 inches)
1/6 ND, 1/32 ND
Auto, manual (focus ring/infinity position),
one push auto
3-chip 1/3-inch type CCDs
Approx. 1,070,000 pixels (effective),
approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Auto, one-push auto, indoor (3200 K),
outdoor (5800 K ±7 steps)
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
1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/90, 1/100, 1/125,
1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/725, 1/1000,
1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/6000, 1/10000 s
Auto, manual
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
(adjustable for H, M and L gain positions)
3 lx with F1.6 at 18 dB
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL),
480/60i (NTSC) 576/50p, 480/60p
Tape speed
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video input/output
HVR-V1E
Approx. 2 min 40 s with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 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)*
f = 41 to 480 mm in 16:9 mode and 50 to 590 mm
in 4:3 mode (full scan mode off)*
f = 40 to 400 mm in 16:9 mode and 37 to 370 mm
in 4:3 mode (still picture mode)*
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
Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective),
approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)
Auto, one-push auto (2 positions), indoor (3200 K),
outdoor (5800 K +15steps)
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
1-chip, 1/3-inch type primary colour CMOS sensor
Approx. 2,969,000 pixels (total)
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
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i, 576/50P
Max. 18.812 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 28.218 mm/s with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 41 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)
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 jack x1
Video signal:1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Audio signal: 327 mV (at load impedance 47 kΩ)
input impedance more than 47 kΩ
output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ
A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced,
sync negative
sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.3 Vp-p (burst signal), 75 Ω unbalanced
C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV, input impedance more than 47 kΩ, Audio: 327 mV, input impedance more than 47 kΩ
output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ
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), 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 75 Ω unbalanced
COMPONENT OUTPUT jack
COMPONENT OUT jack
COMPONENT OUT jack
Y: 1 Vp-p (0.3 V, sync negative)
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Y: 1 Vp-p (0.3 V, sync negative), 75 Ω unbalanced
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 525 mVp-p (75% colour bar),
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 700 mVp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 525 mVp-p (75% colour bar)
input impedance 75 Ω
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector S100)
XLR 3-pin female x 2, 327 mV, -60 dBu: 3 kΩ,
XLR 3-pin female x 2, 327 mV, -60 dBu: 3 kΩ,
+40 dBu: 10.8 kΩ, power supply: approx. 40 V
+40 dBu: 10.8 kΩ, power supply: approx. 48 V
Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)
Minijack x 1, 0.388 mV, low impedance
—
—
with DC 2.5 to 3.0 V, output impedance 6.8 kΩ
(Ω 3.5 mm), stereo type
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 mm)
—
Mini-B connector
—
HDMI connector
—
0.44-inch type, approx. 252,000 pixels (1120 x 225),
hybrid type
3.5-inch type, approx. 250,000 pixels (1120 x 224),
hybrid type
Stereo type, noise reduction on/off
0.54-inch** type, approx. 252,000 dots,
16:9 aspect ratio
3.5-inch** type, Clear Photo LCD plus ,
approx. 211,200 dots
hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
Ø 16mm
—
Approx. 2.1 kg (4 lb 10 oz) (camcorder only)
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz) (camcorder only)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Approx. 8.0 W
Approx. 6.8 W
(recording mode with LCD viewfinder on)
(recording mode with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
Approx. 7.6 W
Approx. 6.6 W
(recording mode with LCD viewfinder on)
(recording mode with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
AC-VQ850 AC adaptor/charger, power cord,
AC-L15 AC adaptor, Power cord,
connecting cord, lens hood, large eye-cup,
NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack,
RMT-841 wireless Remote Commander, A/V connecting A/V connecting cable, component video cable,
cable, component video cable, shoe adaptor,
USB cable, lens hood with lens cover,
NP-F570 InfoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack,
RMT-831 Wireless Remote Commander™,
size AA (R6) batteries (2), cleaning cassette,
ECM-NV1 monaural electolet condenser
shoulder strap, operating instructions
microphone, operating instructions (CD-ROM),
operating instructions
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
Stereo type, noise reduction on/off
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
(recording mode with LCD viewfinder on)
Approx. 5.1 W
(recording mode 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 (16 MB), Memory Stick Duo
adaptor, ECM-NV1 monaural electret condenser
microphone, XLR audio adaptor, shoulder strap,
operating instructions
* These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35mm film
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HVR-M25E/HVR-M15E Specifications
HVR-M25E
Recording/playback performance
Recording format
Playout/down conversion format
Tape speed
Playback/
recording time
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
Fast forward/rewind time
Input/output connectors/devices
Video input/output
S-video input/output
Component video output
i.LINK
HDMI output
Phones
LANC
Control S
Audio input
Audio output
LCD monitor
General
Mass
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
Optional accessories
HVR-M15E
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC)
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50P, 480/60P,
1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50P, 480/60P
720/50P, 720/60P
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 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
BNC x 2
Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
RCA pin x 2
Video signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Mini-DIN 4-pin x 2
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p (NTSC), 0.3 Vp-p (PAL), 75 Ω unbalanced,
BNC x 3
Y: 1 Vp-p (0.3 V, sync negative)
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 700 mVp-p (100% colour bar), input impedance 75 Ω
RCA pin x 3
Y: 1 Vp-p (0.3 V, sync negative)
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 700 mVp-p (100% colour bar), input impedance 75 Ω
4-pin
19-pin (type A), video: 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 576/50i (PAL), 480/60i (NTSC),
—
720/50P, 720/60P, 576/50P, 480/60P, audio: PCM 48 kHz/16-bit
Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm), 8 Ω loading
—
Stereo mini-minijack (Ø 2.5 m)
Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)
RCA pin x 2
RCA pin x 2
Input level: -10/-2/+4 dBu, input impedance: min. 47 kΩ unbalanced,
Input level: -10 dBu, input impedance: min. 10 kΩ unbalanced,
max. input level: -10: +18 dBu (approx. 6 Vrms),
max input level: +16 dBu (approx. 5 Vrms) in 60i mode,
-2: +24 dBu (approx. 12.5 Vrms), +4: +30 dBu (approx. 25 Vrms)
+14 dBu (approx. 4 Vrms) in 50i mode
RCA pin x 2
Output level: -10 dBu (full bit -20 dB), impedance 47 kΩ, unbalanced in 60i mode, -10 dBu (full bit -18 dB), impedance 47 kΩ,
unbalanced in 50i mode – Impedance: max. 1 kΩ unbalanced
2.7-inch type, approx. 211,200 dots (960 x 220), Clear Photo LCD Plus
Approx. 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
12 W (playback mode with LCD monitor on)
Approx. 2.3 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
DC 8.4 V
8 W (playback mode)
5 to 40 °C (41 to 104 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
Remote commander (1), power cord (1), size AA batteries (2),
Remote commander (1), AC adaptor (1), power cord (1), stand (1),
cleaning cassette (1), operating instructions (1)
size AA batteries (2), cleaning cassette (1), operating instructions (1)
VMC-IL4408A/IL4415/IL4435 i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 4-pin, 0.8/1.5/3 m),
VMC-IL4615/IL4635 i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 6-pin, 1.5/3.5 m),
DLC-HM15/HM30/HM50 HDMI Cable (1.5/3/5 m), PHDV-276DM/186DM/124DM/64DM
Digital Master Standard Cassette Tape, PHDVM-63DM Digital Master Mini Cassette Tape
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HVR-1500 Specifications
HVR-1500
60i system
Recording/playback performance
Recording format
Playback & down conversion format
Tape speed
HDV/DV SP
DVCAM
Playback/
HDV/DV SP
recording time
DVCAM
Fast forward/rewind time
Video Input
Digital video
SD-SDI (BNC x1)
Analogue video
Ref. video (HD/SD)
Component
Composite
S-Video 2
(BNC x2) 3
Audio Input
Digital audio
Video Output
Digital video
Analogue video
2
2
AES/EBU (BNC x2)
Analogue audio 2
HD-SDI (BNC x2)
SD-SDI (BNC x2)
Component (HD)
(BNC x3) 4
Component (SD)
(BNC x3) 4
Composite (BNC x1) 4
S-Video
(BNC x2) 4
Monitor video (BNC x1)
Audio Output
Digital audio
Analogue audio
AES/EBU (BNC x2)
Audio (XLR 3-pin male x2)
Monitor (RCA pin x1)
Headphones
(JM-60 jack x1)
1
50i system
1
1080/60i , 480/60i (NTSC)
1080/60i 1, 480/60i 1 (NTSC)
18.812 mm/s
28.193 mm/s
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
18.831 mm/s
28.221 mm/s
Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 184 min with PDV-184N cassette
Max. 40 min with PDVM-40N cassette
Approx. 3 min with PHDV-276DM and PDV-184N cassette
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270Mb/s), SMPTE 259M
Conforms to Serial Digtal Interface (270Mb/s), ITU-R BT. 656
BNC x2, loop-through connection 3
BNC x2, loop-through connection 3
HD: bipolar tri-level sync, 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
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 ,
SD: black burst or composite sync, 0.3 Vp-p , 75 Ω ,
sync negative
sync negative
BNC x3 3
BNC x3 3
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (75% colour bars)
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (100% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (75% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (100% colour bars)
(BNC x2, loop-through connection)3 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
C: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
Conforms to AES-3id-1995
Audio (XLR 3-pin female x2)
+4/0/-6 dBu high impedance, balanced
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s), SMPTE 292M
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270 Mb/s),
Conforms to Serial Digital Interface (270 Mb/s),
SMPTE 259M
ITU-R BT.656
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (75% colour bars)
R-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (100% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (75% colour bars)
B-Y: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω , (100% colour bars)
1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω , sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω (at burst level)
C: 0.3 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/-6 dBu, 600 kΩ loading, low impedance balanced
+4/0/-3/-6 dBu, 600 kΩ loading, low impedance,
−∞ to -11 dBu ±1 dB (-20 dBFS), 47 kΩ , unbalanced
-∞ to -9 dBu ±1 dB (-18 dBFS), 47 kΩ , unbalanced
−∞ to -13 dBu (-20 dBFS), 8 Ω , unbalanced
−∞ to -11 dBu (-18 dBFS), 8 Ω , unbalanced
i.LINK Interface
i.LINK 6-pin x1 5
Time Code Input/Output
TC In
BNC x1
TC Out
BNC x1
Remote
RS-422A
Control-S (SIRCS)
General
Mass
Dimensions
Power requirement
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating relative humidity
Storage relative humidity
Supplied Accessories
IEEE 1394-based
0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 kΩ , unbalanced
2.2 Vp-p ±3 dB (when 600 Ω terminated), unbalanced
D-sub 9-pin (female) x1
Stereo mini jack x1
Approx. 6.9 kg (15 lb 3 oz)
211(W) x 130 (H) x 420 (D) mm (8 3/8 x 5 1/8 x16 5/8 inches)
AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Approx. 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 “60i” indicates a field rate of 59.94 Hz.
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.
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HVR-DR60 Specifications
HVR-DR60
Hard disk drive
Recording capacity
Disk size
File system
Interface
i.LINK
File format
HDV
DVCAM/DV SP
Built-in output device
LCD monitor
OS compatibility
General
Mass
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
60 GB1
1.8 inches
FAT32
IEEE 1394a, 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),
Mac® OS X (v10.3)
230 g (8 oz)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
2.7 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
Operating instructions
1 In this specification, 1GB indicates 1 billion bytes. A portion of the recording capacity is used for data
management.
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Connector Panels
HVR-M25E
HVR-M15E
HVR-M35E
HVR-1500 with the optional HVBK-1505 board
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