Sony HVR-V1E Camcorder User Guide Manual Operating Instructions

Sony HVR-V1E Camcorder User Guide Manual Operating Instructions
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Adding 1080-25p Image Capture
to the Sony HDV Family of Camcorders
– the HVR-V1E HDV Camcorder
Since their sensational debut in 2004, Sony HDVTM products adopting the HDV 1080i
specification have continued to exploit new possibilities in cost-effective HD program
production. With high picture performance and superb functionality, they are trusted
around the world for a wide range of HD applications.
In line with its commitment to the HDV format, Sony introduces the HVR-V1E – a stunning
new model that extends the HDV agenda into the world of drama productions.
The HVR-V1E offers 25p progressive scanning, in addition to 50i Interlaced. The images
captured at 25p are recorded on tape at a 50i field rate by dividing each frame into two
fields. Using a compatible nonlinear editor*1, these are reverted back to their original
progressive frames, allowing precise 25p editing of the HDV material. This approach also
allows the progressive images of the HVR-V1E to be easily integrated into existing HDV
systems operating in 50i mode.
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. Such
features ensure operators can make the most of the HDV format quality with an extreme
level of mobility, ease of use, and operational comfort suited for any shooting scenario.
In addition to HDV 1080i recording and playback, the camcorder also offers DVCAMTM/DV
recording and playback capabilities, as well as down-conversion of recordings made in
HDV 1080i. These bridges between HD and SD allow the camcorder to be used in any
DV-based system, whether it uses the HDV, DVCAM, or DV format.
And for even greater power, the optional HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit – which is
optimized for use on the HVR-V1E camcorder – streamlines the subsequent editing and
archiving processes.
Adding this unit allows images captured by the camcorder to be simultaneously recorded
to tape and hard disk. After a shoot is complete, simply connecting the HVR-DR60 to a
compatible nonlinear editing system provides quick access to files from the editing software
and completely eliminates the time-consuming digitizing process. In addition to a maximum
recording time of 4.5 hours on the HVR-DR60, this hybrid tape and hard disk recording
system offers a multitude of benefits for shooting, editing, and archiving operations.
Available at a price comparable to Sony DVCAM handheld camcorders, the HVR-V1E
offers new creative shooting opportunities to both the HD and SD worlds.
*1 Please contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer for compatible nonlinear editors.
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From the outset, the HDV 1080i specification of the HDV*2
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 nonlinear 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.
*2 Although not used in Sony HDV products, the HDV format also defines the
HDV 720p specification, which features 720 effective scanning lines (progressive
scanning system).
Long Recording Time
The HVR-V1E uses mini cassette tapes and provides a maximum
recording time of 63 minutes with the PHDVM-63DM.
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 optimized and the photosensitive surface
area has been maximized.
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
color space for high-quality signal processing before
recording it to tape in the HDV format*3. 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.
The HVR-V1E employs a 3-chip ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging
system, which produces high-resolution (1920 x 1080) images
with rich and natural colors. The combined use of the
3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor imaging system and the Enhanced
Imaging ProcessorTM 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.
*3 The HDV recording is in 1440 x 1080i and 4:2:0 color 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.
Optical 20x Lens and
Optional 0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
The Vario-Sonnar T * lens of the HVR-V1E features a 20x zoom
function. Moreover, the built-in digital extender*4 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.
ClearVid CMOS Sensor
. Larger pixel size
. Unique 45º angle pixel layout
*4 The digital extender is not available in progressive scan mode.
Super SteadyShot (Optical)
The HVR-V1E employs the Super SteadyShotTM 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
From Sony Manuals
Switchable Recording and
Playback – HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV
The HVR-V1E can switch between HDV 1080i,
DVCAM, and DV*5 recording, providing the full
flexibility to record in either standard- or highdefinition format according to different
production needs.
*5 The HVR-V1E supports DV SP mode only;
DV LP mode is not available.
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.LINK*6 connector.
In addition, these signals can also be output from either the
analog component, composite, or S-Video connectors.
This allows 1080i recordings to be edited using nonlinear
editing systems running DV editing software, and viewing the
1080i recording on an SD monitor.
When down-converting these signals, the aspect ratio
displayed can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes
can be selected from Squeeze, Letterbox*7, or Edge crop.
16:9 Widescreen Acquisition in
DVCAM and DV Formats
When recording in DVCAM and DV formats, standarddefinition images can be captured in either 16:9 or 4:3
aspect ratio.
2-channel XLR Audio Input
DVCAM/DV (4:3)
HDV 1080i (16:9)
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.
Edge crop
Recording, Playback and Down-conversion Formats
576/50i (LB)
u u
576/50i (SQ/EC)
u u
u u
Down Conversion
O: Either 1 or 2 connection is available. When cables are connected to both, the
SQ=Sqeeze, EC=Edge Crop, LB=Letter Box
● : Available
1 connection has priority.
*6 i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains
Time Code Preset
*7 Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector.
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.
an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will
necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility,
operating conditions, and proper connection, please refer to the
documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For
information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact your
nearest Sony office.
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Shot Transition
Interval recording is a unique function that records signals at
pre-determined intervals (more than 30 seconds) for
pre-determined durations (more than 0.5 seconds). This is
ideal for recording subjects over long periods, such as the
movement of clouds or the blossoming of flowers.
The Shot TransitionTM 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.
Smooth Slow Rec
The Smooth Slow Rec*8 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, 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. The Smooth
Slow Rec function also supports Standard and Low modes,
which can record high-speed images for 6 and 12 seconds,
Interval Recording
Shot B
Shot A
Shot A
200i Capturing
Makes a linear transition.
599 600
1/200 s
Shot B
Shot A
50i Recording
Makes the transition slow
at the end.
1/50 s
12 s
*8 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.
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Shot B
Shot B
Shot A
Makes the transition slow
at the beginning and end,
and linearly in between.
Picture ProfileTM
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 customized
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.
Last Scene Review
At the touch of a button, the video and audio of the last
shot can be instantly played back on the LCD monitor. 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.
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 analog connectors,
allowing operators to cut out parts of the HD image and use
them as SD material.
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TC LINK Function
for Multi-camera Operations
Using the TC LINK function, the time code of the HVR-V1E
can be synchronized 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 synchronized*9, the i.LINK cable can be
disconnected, and the next HVR-V1E that needs synchronized
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.
*9 The synchronization accuracy is within one frame.
Long Operating Time
With the optional NP-F970 InfoLiTHIUMTM Rechargeable
Battery Pack attached, the HVR-V1E can operate continuously
for up to around 7 hours.
Battery Life
Recording Time*
NP-F570 (supplied)
NP-F770 (optional)
NP-F970 (optional)
With LCD**
Viewfinder On
135 min
280 min
415 min
135 min
290 min
430 min
With LCD**
Monitor On
135 min
280 min
415 min
135 min
290 min
430 min
With LCD** Viewfinder
and Monitor On
130 min
265 min
395 min
130 min
275 min
410 min
* Continuous recording time, indoors at 25C°.
**With the LCD backlight on
Compact and Lightweight Design
The HVR-V1E is designed to be very compact and
lightweight, for a high level of mobility in the field.
It weighs approximately 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz)
(camcorder only).
Ergonomic Design
The design of the HVR-V1E is based on years of
Sony experience in camera ergonomics, and
provides ease of use and operational comfort.
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.
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.
Two Audio Cable Clamps
Zoom Ring and Focus Ring
The motorized zoom ring and focus rings provide a
smooth and natural operational feel for fine adjustments
of zoom and focus settings.
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.
One-push AF Button
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.
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 DuoTM media,
and a further two using its built-in memory. This is useful
for sharing the same setting configurations among
multiple cameras.
From Sony Manuals
3.5-inch Type Widescreen,
Clear Photo LCD plusTM Monitor
Side Grip
The side grip is located near the camcorder’s center of
gravity. By tilting it to the front by approximately
10 degrees, it lightens the load on the operator’s wrist
during shooting.
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a 3.5-inch*10 type
widescreen color LCD monitor, which provides enhanced
brightness and a high level of color reproduction.
*10 Viewable area, measured diagonally.
Color Viewfinder with Large-size Eye Cup
The HVR-V1E is equipped with a high-resolution color LCD
viewfinder of approximately 211,000 pixels in a
widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. Operators can choose to
display pictures in color 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 light-blocking capability, easy
focusing, and more comfortable use of the
With the Optional
When shooting in 16:9 aspect ratio mode, markers such
as 4:3, 13:9, 14:9, and 15:9 can be displayed on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder, allowing scenes to be captured
to match the aspect ratio of the edited master.
Six Assign Buttons
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
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, Color Bar, Back Light, Fader, Display,
and Picture Profile.
Headphone Connector
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.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
Output Connector
Video Connectors
The HDMI output connector transfers non-compressed,
high-definition digital video and audio signals to other
HDMI-equipped devices, such as consumer HDTV
monitors, via a single cable.
Video connectors such as i.LINK, analog 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.
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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 nonlinear
editor*11. This approach allows 25p progressive footage to
be played back or fed to an editing suite using any of the
thousands of Sony HDV solutions already in use throughout
the world.
25p Capturing
50i Recording
*11 Please contact your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer for information
on compatible nonlinear editors.
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A Variety of Gamma Settings
Cinematone Color
The HVR-V1E offers a choice of various gamma setting
functions, which makes it ideal for use in creative productions
such as cinema films and drama programs.
The Cinematone ColorTM function has been developed based
on a thorough analysis of the color tone of cinema film, and
the voices of colorists engaged in digital cinema productions.
❚ Cinematone Gamma
The Cinematone Color function provides cinematic color for
deep-color and high-contrast images approaching cinema
film. In combined use with the Cinematone Gamma function,
more cinema-quality images can be captured.
The HVR-V1E provides a special gamma feature
– the Cinematone GammaTM – 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
Output (%)
Gamma Characteristics
Cinematone Color “OFF”
Cinematone Color “ON”
Easy Operation for Cinematographers
Input (%)
❚ Focal Length Display in Meters or Feet
Normal Gamma
Cinamatone Gamma Type1
The HVR-V1E can display setting values in a format that film
camera operators are familiar with.
Cinamatone Gamma Type2
The focal length can be displayed on the LCD monitor and
viewfinder in either feet (ft) or meters (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
❚ 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 emphasize the depth of dark picture tones.
❚ Knee Correction
The knee correction function compresses the wide dynamic
range acquired by the CMOS sensors into the standard
video-level range. The knee point is the video level from
which the signal is compressed. By changing the knee point,
the image contrast above the knee point can be changed.
The HVR-V1E can select knee points from high, middle, low,
and auto modes to meet various production needs.
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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%)
Mountable on Sony HDV and DVCAM camcorders,
the HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit can streamline
the entire production process.
Long Recording Time of 4.5 Hours
Via a simple i.LINK connection, the HVR-DR60 Hard Disk
Recording Unit developed by Sony allows recording of HDV
1080i signals from an HDV camcorder, or DV signals from a
DVCAM camcorder. The internal 1.8-inch hard disk drive
(HDD) offers a large capacity of 60 GB, which translates into
a long recording time of 4.5 hours (270 minutes ) for both
HDV 1080i signals are recorded as native HDV files (.m2t), while
DVCAM or DV signals are recorded as DV-AVI (type1) or RAWDV files.
Hybrid Operation for
Reliable Recording and Archiving
The HVR-DR60 offers a hybrid recording function, in which
video and audio material is recorded simultaneously to the hard
disk and tape, so important shots are always secured against
loss or accidental deletion. This hybrid function also facilitates
instant archiving of source footage – which in most 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
original data to a separate high-capacity medium.
movie files
HDV Files Stored on the HVR-DR60 Displayed
on a PC Monitor
•HD/SD Tape
•HD/SD Optical Disc
•HD/SD Movie File
1 HVR-DR60
1 Simultaneous recording
4 Format HVR-DR60 for next shoot
2 Feed movie files
5 Archive recorded tape for repurposing
3 Edit the files
From Sony Manuals
Direct File Access from a PC
When connected to a PC via i.LINK, the
HVR-DR60 is recognized 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 digitizing
material from the tape to PC.
Furthermore, video files stored on the HVR-DR60 can be
transferred to a PC running compatible nonlinear 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.
Ideal Companion for the HVR-V1E
The HVR-DR60 can be used with existing HDV/DVCAM
camcorders equipped with an i.LINK interface such as the
HVR-Z1E and DSR-PD170P. However, when used with the
HVR-V1E, it offers some additional features only available in
this combination.
❚ Checking the Operational Status on the HVR-V1E
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.
HDD Smart Protection
– Robust Recording and Shock Resistance
Three advanced technologies are used to ensure the reliable
recording performance of the HVR-DR60:
Shock Absorbers
1) Rubber shock absorbers hold
the HDD unit in place,
preventing external shock from
being transmitted when the
HVR-DR60 chassis is subject to
2) 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,
3G Sensor
pausing read/write operations.
This protects the HDD from being damaged when the unit is
accidentally dropped and subject to strong impact.
3) 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 will
continue to record stably even when dropped from as high as
100 cm (39 3/8 inches).
Long Operating Hours Using Common
Camcorder Batteries
HVR-DR60 Status Check
The HVR-DR60 uses the same infoLITHIUM L Series batteries
as the HVR-V1E, HVR-Z1E, and DSR-PD170P camcorders.
With the smallest capacity NP-F570 battery, the HVR-DR60
can run continuously for 5.5 hours (330 min), and with the
largest capacity NP-F970, this increases to 18 hours (1080 min).
Long operating hours are offered using such camcorder
batteries that HDV operators already have at hand.
❚ Tapeless Recording
To trigger recording of the HVR-DR60, most HDV camcorders
require a tape to be loaded. However, this is not the case with
the HVR-V1E. The HVR-V1E sends 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.
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Compact and Perfect Balance
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
(on cold shoe)
(on LCD monitor)
Battery adapter
*The NP-F570 is not available for the HVL-LBP.
184(7 1/4)
323(12 3/4)
132(5 1/4)
145(5 3/4)
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364(14 3/8)
unit: mm (inches)
A range of accessories broaden shooting opportunities using the HVR-V1E.
LED Light
0.8x Wide Conversion Lens
❚ Bayonet mount for easy attachment and detachment
❚ Lens hood supplied
❚ φ86 mm filter available without attaching the lens hood
❚ Brightness of 600 lx (1 m), life of approx. 10,000 hours,
and power consumption of 16 W
❚ Ideal for wide-angle shooting
❚ Uniform lighting over the entire projected area
❚ Spotlight projection with supplied condensing lens attached
❚ Light diffuser attached to soften shadows and reduce contrast
❚ Compatible with HVR-V1E batteries, such as the NP- F770/F970
❚ Long operating time: approximately 3 hours with the NP-F970 (at maximum brightness)
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack
InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable
Battery Pack
Video Tripod with RM-1BP Remote Control
LCD Hood
Soft Carrying Case
DigitalMaster Mini Cassette Tape
UHF Synthesized Wireless
Microphone Package
Hard Carrying Case
Battery Charger
i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 4-pin)
i.LINK Cable (4-pin to 6-pin)
HDMI Cable (1.5/3/5 m)
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Filter Kit (φ62 mm)
LANC Remote Controller
Electret Condenser Microphone
Camera section
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 20x (optical),
f = 3.9 to 78 mm, f = 37.4 to 748 mm* at 16:9 mode
f = 45.7 to 914 mm* at 4:3 mode, F = 1.6 to 2.8, filter diameter: 62 mm
1/4 ND, 1/16 ND
Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity)
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
Auto, manual (Type1/Type2)
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
4 lx with F1.6 at 18 dB
Built-in filter
Imaging system
Picture elements
White balance
Manual shutter speed
Minimum illumination
VTR section
Recording format
Play out/Down conversion format
Tape speed
Playback/Recording time
Fast forward/Rewind time
Input/Output connectors
Audio/Video output
A/V OUT jack, 10-pin connector
Composite video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
C: 0.3 Vp-p (burst signal), 75 Ω unbalanced
Audio: 327 mV input impedance more than 47 kΩ, output impedance less than 2.2 kΩ
Y: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
Pr/Pb (Cr/Cb): 700 mVp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced
i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin connector S100)
XLR 3-pin female x 2, 327 mV, -60 dBu: 3 kΩ, +40 dBu: 10.8 kΩ, power supply: approx. 48 V
Stereo mini jack (φ3.5 mm)
Stereo mini-mini jack (φ2.5 mm)
Mini-B connector
HDMI connector
Component video output
HDV/DV input/output
XLR audio input
HDMI output
Built-in output devices
LCD viewfinder
LCD monitor
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Supplied accessories
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
1080/50i, 576/50i (PAL)
Max. 18.812 mm/s
Max. 28.218 mm/s
Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
Approx. 1 min 45 s with PHDVM-63DM cassette (AC adaptor)
Approx. 2 min 40 s with PHDVM-63DM cassette (battery pack)
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
Approx. 1.5 kg (3 lb 6 oz) (camcorder only)
DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)
Approx. 6.8 W (recording mode with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
Approx. 6.6 W(recording mode with LCD viewfinder or monitor on)
0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)
AC-L15 AC adaptor
Power cord
NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack
A/V connecting cable, component video cable, USB cable
lens hood with lens cover
RMT-831 wireless Remote CommanderTM
ECM-NV1 monaural electolet condenser microphone
Operating instructions(CD-ROM)
Printed operationg instructions
* These values are calculated to be equivalent to the 35 mm film.
** Viewable area, measured diagonally.
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