Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HVR-Z7U HVR-S270U Digital HD Videocassette Recorder HVR-M35U 1 Interchangeable Lens System, Native Progressive Recording, and Solid-state Memory Recording – Sony’s Commitment to the HDV World Brings a Remarkable Evolution in Next-generation Products. Sony is proud to introduce two new HDV™ camcorders that deliver the enhanced functionality professionals have been waiting for: an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording. Introducing the HVR-Z7U, the world’s first HDV handheld camcorder that uses 1/3-inch bayonet joint interchangeable lenses, and the HVR-S270U shoulder-mount camcorder, which supports standard-size cassettes for extended recording times. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow can be achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available CompactFlash® solid-state memory card. These groundbreaking new camcorders feature 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes*1 and they also have HDMI or HD/SD-SDI output. This next-generation system features the HVR-M35U Video Cassette Recorder, which has HD/SD-SDI output. These new solutions enhance the operational versatility of the Sony's professional HDV lineup, and open up a world of possibilities for high-definition digital video production. Whether it’s for documentaries, mainstream news, low-budget movies, music videos, Internet, education, or a wide range of industrial applications, Sony’s new HDV camcorders are ideal. *1 In this brochure, “24p” means “23.98p” video signal and “30p” means “29.97p” video signal. HVR-Z7U (with supplied lens) 2 (with ENG lens*) (with Cinema lens*) HVR-M35U Memory Recording Unit (supplied with the HVR-Z7U/S270U) HVR-S270U (with supplied lens) (with ENG lens*) (with Cinema lens*) *These lenses, adaptors and matte box sets are not supplied. 3 HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U Common Features New Lineup 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-Z7U and HVR-S270U, which use the popular HDV1080i recording specification. The HDV1080i specification uses one of the “MPEG2 Long GOP” compression profiles. This highly efficient and robust "MPEG2 Long GOP" codec - which is also used in the Sony XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX series – enables users to record stunning-quality HD video. The HVR-Z7U provides over 60 minutes*2 of recording time using the widely available miniDV videotape. While the HVR-S270U has the additional option of using standard-size cassettes that provide over 4.5 hours*3 of continuous recording. Native editing in the HDV format is now supported by most popular NLE (Nonlinear editing) software. Additionally, the HDV signals can be recorded as a file on non-tape media. For example, when using the supplied CompactFlash (CF) Memory Recording Unit – images can be stored on a standard CF card for quick nonlinear 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. *2 When Sony's recommended Professional HDV tape DigitalMaster™ model PHDVM-63DM is used, approx. 63 min. recording time. *3 When Sony's recommended Professional HDV tape DigitalMaster™ model PHDV-276DM is used, approx. 276 min. (4 hrs. 36 min.) recording time. PHDVM-63DM Switchable Recording and Playback – HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV The HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U 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 PHDV-276DM Memory Recording Unit (supplied)* HVR-DR60 (option) *CF card is not included. Built-in Down-converter for SD Production The HVR-Z7U and S270U can convert material from 1080i down to 480i, 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 nonlinear editing system using current DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to an external VTR. SD (4:3) HD (16:9) Squeeze Letterbox Edge crop *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 your nearest Sony office. 4 Cutting-edge imaging System for New Camcorders ✜ 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system 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 color reproduction. The pixel shift interpolation technique has been traditionally used in small 3CCD camcorders. However, it normally requires the combination of all three color element (RGB) signals to maximize resolution. If an object lacks one or more color 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 color elements, thanks to its unique and sophisticated interpolation technology. ✜ Enhanced Functionality via the Technology of “Exmor” Both the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U offer cutting-edge features, such as the technology of “Exmor™” developed by Sony, which utilizes the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. The technology of “Exmor”, which features the column-parallel A/D conversion technique and the dual noise cancelling method are also used in other latest camera products from Sony. Multiple A/D (analog to digital) converters on each pixel row convert analog signals to digital as soon as they are generated, unlike traditional technology that only has one A/D converter on each chip. The technology of “ Exmor” 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-Z7U and HVR-S270U to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux*. * at 1/30 shutter, auto iris and auto gain Current Technology Technology of “Exmor” Senser Senser Photo Diodes Photo Diodes Noise Cancelling Noise Cancelling Pixel Layout A/D Converter Noise Cancelling A/D Converter Noise Cancelling A/D Converter Noise Cancelling Noise Cancelling 1080 Pixels :Noise :Noise Pixels (Photo Diodes) Signals after interpolation Photo Diode Photo Diode :Noise 5 Interchangeable Lens System Offers Unlimited Possibilities Various video lenses can be attached to the HVR-S270U and HVR-Z7U, 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-S270U and HVR-Z7U. 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 Length*4 F number Standard lens VCL-412BWH (for HVR-Z7U) (supplied) VCL-412BWS (for HVR-S270U) Wide lens (option) VCL-308BWH (for HVR-Z7U) VCL-308BWS (for HVR-S270U) 12x 32mm-384mm (16:9) 1.6 - 2.0 8x 24mm-192mm (16:9) 1.6 - 2.4 *4 These values are calculated to be equivalent to 35 mm film. ✜ 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-Z1U and HVR-V1U, thanks to built-in features such as auto-focus, optical stabilizer, and automatic back-focus adjustment. Current users of the above camcorders will easily become adept at using the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U, 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-Z1U, HVR-V1U, and DSR-PD170. 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. Slide Focus Ring Zoom Ring Iris Ring Zoom Fast, intuitive manual-zoom response is provided by an internal gearwheel mechanism that provides accurate zoom positioning. A high-quality servo-motor provides the smooth zooming performance that industry professionals have come to rely on. Iris The iris ring encircles the lens barrel. Manual iris adjustment is possible with an ENG-type ring system that allows fine exposure control for challenging lighting situations. 6 Front : AF/MF Back : Full MF AF/MF Mode Full MF Mode • Full AF • MF with One-push AF • Full MF (absolute focus position) HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U Common Features ✜ 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-Z7U and HVR-S270U. If you’d like to attach a 2/3-inch or 1/2-inch HD video lens on the HVR-Z7U or HVR-S270U, it is possible to do so by adding a standard lens adaptor from the lens manufacturer. The HVR-S270U and HVR-Z7U 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, color, and atmosphere. Cinema lens on HVR-S270U with an adaptor Lens adaptor ✜ Lens Compatibility With a special adaptor from Sony, it is also possible to use the lens series designed for Sony Digital SLR still cameras. By using lenses in various configurations, creative effects can be achieved. This approach is ideal for filmmakers on a budget or those who already own lenses. Note: The focal length is doubled with a 2/3-inch lens adaptor The focal length is increased 1.3 times with a 1/2-inch lens adaptor lens adaptor The focal length is increased 7 times with an Some lenses may not be compatible and not all lens functions may be available lenses 7 Operational Versatility ✜ New Manual Camera settings Three ND filters (1/4, 1/16, 1/64) The HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U 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 color 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 8 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 center 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-Z7U and HVR-S270U both have a built-in threedimensional 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. Standard Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Type 4 Type 5 HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U Common Features Picture Profile Up to six different picture-quality settings, including gamma and color settings, can be registered in the memory as picture profiles. This labor-saving function allows operators to easily recall customized picturequality 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-Z7U and HVR-S270U include enhanced versions from the HVR-Z1U or HVR-V1U, plus a selection of new functions. The Color Revision function can change the hue of only the color designated by the Color Extraction function. This function is good not only for creating impressive images, but also for blue- or green-screen shooting in order to normalize uneven color. The color data is stored in each Picture Profile so that users can select the most suitable color setting for each shooting situation. Normal Color Depth Generally, the brightness of a video image increases as the color level becomes more vivid. In these new camcorders, the brightness and color level are processed independently so that more flexible tone – for instance, a dark image with a vivid color – is realized by 3D-LUT color processing. Note: 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table Color Correction The Color Correction function of the HVR-Z1U has been improved in the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U camcorders. Color Correction provides two functions for creative shooting. The Color Extraction function can retain up to two desired colors of monitored pictures in the screen, while making all other colors black and white. The advanced function allows users to select the color simply by pressing a button to memorize the center color of the captured image. Improved Microphone Sound Quality Color Extraction Color Revision Color Correction Images Simulated WB Shift The WB (White Balance) Shift function allows users to create an impressive color or to adjust the color temperature of the camcorder. There are two WB Shift options to choose from: •LB-CC type: adjusting the LB axis (color 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 color, and is particularly good for making skin tones look more natural. The target color can be specified by controlling the Phase/Range/Saturation/Y Level/Y Range parameters or by pressing a button to specify the color of an object with a color picker. If the sharpness of the background object is decreased, the blur looks more natural. Optional Function ✜ 60i/50i switchable option ✜ New Supplied Monaural Microphone ECM-XM1 The supplied ECM-XM1 microphone's S/N ratio is 78 dB, a sensitivity increase of 14 dB over its predecessor, the ECM-NV1*6. *6 The ECM-NV1 is a supplied microphone with DSR-PD170, DSR-250, HVR-A1U and HVR-V1U. Microphone ECM-XM1 ECM-NV1 Sensitivity (at 1KHz) -30 dB±3.5 dB*7 -44 dB±4.0 dB Signal-to-noise ratio 78 dB, typical 70 dB Frequency Response 50~20,000 Hz 100~15,000 Hz 50i recording mode is added with modification at Sony service center. The following functions are added: HDV1080i recording: 50i, 25p DVCAM/DV recording: 50i Please consult your local Sony service center for the cost of this modification. Maximum input sound pressure level*8 127 dB SPL, typical 121 dB SPL Dynamic Range 111 dB, typical 97 dB *7 0 dB=1 V/Pa. at 1 kHz *8 0 dB SPL=20 µ Pa. 9 Selectable Progressive Modes The HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U have two types of progressive shooting modes. ✜ 24p/30p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes The HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U camcorders newly feature 24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes. Native Progressive Recording Mode The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP create true 1080p images, which can then be recorded as progressive signals by the HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U 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. Native progressive recording modes are 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 ✜ 24p/30p Progressive Scan Modes In these modes, 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. When using the “ 24p scan” setting, captured images are recorded as 60i through means of 2-3 pull-down. Progressive scan modes are 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 “24p scan” mode as progressive material. NLE software that is compatible with the “ 24p scan” mode can remove the 2-3 pull-down, then edit the footage as 24p material.*5 For 30p, most NLE software can output the edited timeline in progressive format by merging odd and even fields. *5 When 24p editing is needed with the “ 24p scan” mode, be sure to select the “ 24A” setting in the“ Scan Type” menu instead of the “ 24” setting. This setting records the 2-3 pull-down identification data in the HDV stream, so that compatible NLE software knows when to remove the 2-3 pull-down cadences. In the 24A setting, interruptions in time code and video may appear between recordings when viewed on an HDV device. There is no“24A” setting in DVCAM and DV modes. Capture Record Edit Deliver 1080p 1080i 1080p or 1080i 1080p or 1080i 1080p 1080p 1080i 1080i Progressive-look Motion Odd Field Even Field 10 HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U Common Features 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 movie file while you are simultaneously recording to tape. You can use a standard CompactFlash (CF) card*, which offers secure recording, high-speed access, large data capacity, removable media convenience, and high durability against external vibration. *Not supplied. The CF card is used for HDV camcorders because the media is easily obtainable for file recording in the same way as miniDV tape is easily obtainable for HDV recording. This general versatility is very important for those who frequently need to obtain media quickly, such as someone shooting a documentary or news reports while moving from city to city. ✜ HDV/DVCAM/DV File Recording on Easily Obtained CompactFlash Card The recording time on a 16-GB CF card*9 in HDV, DVCAM and DV format*10 is approximately 72 minutes. CF card capacity 16GB 8GB 4GB 2GB Recording time(approximately) 72 minutes 36 minutes 18 minutes 9 minutes ✜ Integration Without Cabling The Memory Recording Unit can be integrated to the HVR-Z7U or HVR-S270U without the need for cabling, simply by attaching it onto the special shoe connector*11. This smart combination never interferes with shooting operations. The Memory Recording Unit automatically synchronizes with the recording action of the camcorder – i.e., when the camcorder starts or stops recording, so does the unit. *11 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/DV stream and supplies power to the Memory Recording Unit. The i.LINK connector is not available when the unit is attached on the camcorder. 72 min. 16 GB *9 At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required. The following CF cards were tested for use in the Memory Recording Unit.(As of July, 2009) SanDisk Extreme III Series 8GB/16GB Extreme IV Series 8GB/16GB attached on the HVR-Z7U Lexar Media Lexar Professional Series 8GB Lexar Professional UDMA Series 8GB/16GB This does not mean that Sony will guarantee the usage of all CF cards provided by the manufacturers mentioned above. For specified information and latest CF products, please contact the CF card manufacturers. With commonly-used CF cards, there may be rare occasions when data will not be recorded correctly depending on the products. If you first use a CF card, it is advisable to test it in advance in the following way. 1) Format the CF card in the Memory Recording Unit. 2) Shoot more than 20 pieces of footage of about 10 seconds each in HDV recording mode. 3) Import the files into your nonlinear editing software to check if it can be edited properly. attached on the HVR-S270U *10 The recording time may change according to the CF card type and recording format. 11 ✜ Hybrid Operation Realizes 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*12. *12 HVR-DR60 does not accept a native progressive HDV stream. When the Memory Recording Unit is used, the i.LINK connector of the camcorder is disable. 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.*13 Mode File Format HDV M2T DVCAM/DV DV-AVI(type 1) or Raw-DV *13 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 the Sony website, 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. Tape-less recording is also available if desired. Hybrid-Recording “HD + HD” Hybrid-Recording Tape : HDV1080i signal CF card : HDV1080i signal Archiving Repurposing CF + HD “HD + SD” Hybrid-Recording HD Delivery M2T file HD HDV Editing Tape : HDV1080i signal CF card : Down-converted DV signal Archiving Repurposing CF + HD “SD + SD” Hybrid-Recording SD Delivery DV file SD DV Editing Tape : DVCAM or DV signal CF card : DV signal Archiving Repurposing DVCAM CF + SD 12 SD Delivery DV file SD DV Editing HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270U Common Features File Transfer CF CF card PC with CF card slot CF USB connection CF card Memory Recording Unit CF card reader(USB)* PC with USB interface *Not supplied. CF 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 Video output or + HVR-Z7U HVR-S270U i.LINK connection Memory Recording Unit on the supplied cradle Component Composite/S-Video HDMI (HVR-Z7U) HD/SD-SDI (HVR-S270U) Display Video output HDV VTR / Camcorder Component Composite/S-Video HDMI (HVR-M25U, HVR-V1U) HD/SD-SDI (HVR-M35U/HVR-1500) Display Note: Interruptions in video out put may appear between recordings during playback thorough the connected HDV/DVCAM/DV device. ✜ 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 Memory Recording Unit 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 recognized as an external drive and can be used to access files. When connected to a video device (such as a VTR or DC Power Input NLE system) via i.LINK, it can be used to input/output a HDV/ Cradle Battery (L series) Slot i.LINK Connector (6pin) DVCAM/DV stream. 13 HVR-Z7U Sony's new HVR-Z7U 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. ✜ An Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design ✜ HDV, DVCAM and DV Recording on a miniDV Cassette tape 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. The HVR-Z7U accepts miniDV cassette tapes, which provide over 60 minutes recording time for HDV and DV formats, over 40 minutes for DVCAM format. Cassette compartment Operational Versatility of HVR-Z7U ✜ 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. It has approximately 921,000 pixels (1920x480), which is 4x greater than the LCD of the HVR-Z1U, and this higher resolution allows for easier focus adjustment. The XtraFine LCD displays virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at a color temperature of 6500K approximately. The XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture area at a color temperature of 6500K approximately. *When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves quickly, the primary colors of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF momentarily. XtraFine EVF The 0.45 inch-type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels (852x3 [RGB]x480). This device has three independent LEDs for Red, Green, and Blue colors. This technology allows users to monitor objects with remarkable color reproduction accuracy and high resolution*9. The EVF has a selectable display mode between Color or Black and White. 14 XtraFine LCD and EVF ✜ infoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatible The HVR-Z7U uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z1U, HVR-V1U, and DSR-PD170, so you can fully utilize your existing battery and charger assets. ✜ Two Accessory Shoes The HVR-Z7U features two accessory shoes. There is a cold shoe on the front that can be removed to make room for a mattebox. While 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 B 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. ✜ Smooth Slow Rec The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-Z7U camcorder enables slow-motion playback by capturing images four times faster than the normal field rate (240 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*15. 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. 240i Capturing 2 A:Removable Front Shoe B:Screw Hole Removable Front Shoe Rear cold shoe parts ✜ Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection To provide a more secure connection between the camcorder and tripod plate or other accessories, two screw holes have been incorporated. Smooth Slow Rec 1 A 3 719 720 718 1/240 s ✜ One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder 3s A one-touch clip-type microphone holder makes it easy to remove the microphone for quick storage. Buffer Memory 60i Recording 1 2 3 718 719 720 1/ 60 s 12 s Clip-type microphone holder Tape (HDV/DVCAM/DV) *15 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode. 15 HVR-S270U The HVR-S270U 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 cassettes. ✜ Standard-size Cassette Compatibility A standard-size cassette tape provides approximately 4.5 hours of HDV/DV recording or approximately 3 hours of DVCAM recording. Of course, recording on a miniDV tape is still an option. ✜ HD/SD-SDI & Other Output Connectors An HD/SD-SDI output connector provides embedded audio and TC data and can, for example, be linked up to an XDCAM HD deck. BNC connectors provide secure cabling connections. ✜ "Dual Finder" New LCD Position on EVF Unit The new LCD position on the EVF (Electric View Finder) unit is currently only available on Sony’s professional HDV shoulder-mount camcorders. The HVR-S270U 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, 852x3[RGB]x480)*. 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, and 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. The XtraFine LCD and XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture area at a color temperature of 6500K approximately. *When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves quickly, the primary colors of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF momentarily. Rear panel ✜ BP Series Battery Compatible Connectors Side panel V-lock professional BP batteries are another great feature in common with broadcast camcorders. ✜ Four-channel Audio Input Four-channel audio recording is realized in HDV and DVCAM thanks to four XLR audio input connectors – two at the front, and two at the back. 16 ✜ Smooth Slow Rec As with the HVR-Z7U, the HVR-S270U camcorder enables slow-motion playback by capturing images four times faster than the normal field rate (240 fields/s). HVR-M35U The HVR-M35U 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-M35U allows straight duplication to a deck with HD/SD-SDI input. ✜ Multi-format Playback/Recording Capability The HVR-M35U 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 ✜ Standard and Mini Size Cassette Tape Compatibility Both standard- and mini-size cassette tapes are supported. It accepts standard cassettes shot on the HVR-S270U 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-M35U The HVR-M35U covers most functions of its lower-end model, the HVR-M25U. Down-conversion Playback Capabilities The HVR-M35U can convert material from HD down to SD, and output the SD video signal through its i.LINK, SD-SDI, analog component, S-video, and composite connectors. This allows users to edit recorded material with a compatible nonlinear 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*16, and Edge Crop*16. *16 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 ✜ Four Channel Audio Data Playback The HVR-M35U can play back the four-channel audio data in HDV1080i format recorded by the HVR-S270U. It can also play back the four-channel audio data in DVCAM format. The four-channel audio data is embedded in the i.LINK and HD/SD-SDI output, or is output through the AES/EBU audio connectors. 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-M35U – 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-M35U. Copying will then begin. 17 HVR-M35U Front Rear Accessories New Optional Wide Lens VCL-308BWH (for HVR-Z7U)* VCL-308BWS (for HVR-S270U)* lens adaptor New LA-100W* * For the detail on the release date, please ask your nearest Sony office or authorized dealer. HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit An external Hard Disk Recording Unit with a 60GB capacity and 4.5 hours of recording time for HDV, DVCAM and DV. (battery is not supplied) 18 New VCT-SP1BP Camcorder Support (HVR-Z7U) New AC-VQL1BP AC Adaptor Charger (HVR-Z7U) New SH-L32WBP LCD Hood (HVR-Z7U/S270U) •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 camcorder Monopod •Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design •RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied as standard •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 •LCD Hood for 3.2” LCD monitor •Adjustable shade (360° shade) •Folding structure realize transfer with camcorder 2NP-F970/B InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack (2 pack) (HVR-Z7U) RM-1BP LANC remote controller (HVR-Z7U/S270U) NP-F970/F770/F570 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack (HVR-Z7U) BP-GL95/GL65/L60S/L80S Lithium-ion Battery Pack (HVR-S270U) VCT-PG11RMB Tripod with RM-1BP Remote Controller (HVR-Z7U) BC-L70/M150/L500 Battery Charger (HVR-S270U) HVL-LBP LED Battery Video Light (HVR-Z7U/S270U) •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) AC-DN10 AC Adaptor (HVR-S270U) Specifications (HVR-Z7U,HVR-S270U) HVR-Z7U HVR-S270U Camera section Supplied Lens 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 Built-in filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 Imaging system 1/3-inch, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor Picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total) Focus Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/ focus macro) White balance 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) Manual shutter speed Auto 1/60 - 1/2000 Manual 60i/30p: 1/4 - 1/10000 24p: 1/3 - 1/10000 Gain -6, -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB Minimum illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/30 shutter) VTR section Recording format HDV1080/60i, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC) Play out/Down conversion format HDV1080/60i, DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC) Playback/Recording time HDV/DV SP Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Max. 276min with PHDV-276DM Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Max. 184min with PHDV-276DM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette DVCAM Input/Output conectors Audio/Video output Component video output 10-pin connector A/V OUT jack (composite, unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cable) Composite video (BNCx1) Unbalanced auido (pin x2ch) Component out jack (special connector) BNC x3 HDV/DV input/output i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin) XLR audio input XLR 3-pin female x 2ch XLR 3pin female x 4ch Headphone Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm) LANC Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm) Digital video output HDMI connector HD/SD-SDI BNC x1 Built-in output devices LCD view finder 0.45-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852x3[RGB]x480), 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitor 3.2-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio General Mass Dimension (W x H x D) Power requirements Approx. 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) (w/ the supplied lens, w/o tape, battery) Approx. 6.3kg (13 lb 15 oz) (w/ the supplied lens, w/o tape, BP-GL95battery) Approx,176 x 199 x 439mm (6 15/16 x 7 13/16 x 17 9/32inch) Apprpx,305 x 267 x 505mm(12 1/8 x 10 5/8 x 20inch) (With lens hood,microphone and lage eye cup.) (With lens hood.) DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor) DC 12 V (battery pack), DC 14.4 V (AC adaptor) Power consumption HDV Approx. 7.2 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON) Approx. 12.5 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON) DVCAM/DV Approx. 6.9 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD EVF ON) Approx. 11.9 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON) 390min(NP-970) 470min(BP-L95) 290min(NP-970) 370min(BP-L95) 410min(NP-970) 485min(BP-L95) Battery operating time VF=ON *(recording mode) VF=ON HDV MRC1=ON VF=ON DVCAM/ VF=ON DV MRC1=ON Operating temperature 295min(NP-970) 385min(BP-L95) 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) Storage temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) -20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) Supplied accessories AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery lens hood with lens cover, large size eye-cup, pack, A/V connecting cable, component video cable, lens hood with lens additional normal shoe kit, ECM-XM1 monaural electolet condenser cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup, additional microphone, Shoulder Belt, Operating instructions (CD-ROM), Printed normal shoe kit, RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1 monaural operationg instructions, HVR-MRC1 memory recording unit kit electolet condenser microphone Operating instructions (CD-ROM) Printed operationg instructions, HVR-MRC1 memory recording unit kit Supplied memory recording unit (HVR-MRC1) Recording media CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster) File system FAT32 File format HDV DVCAM/DV .M2T .AVI (DV-AVI, type 1) or .DV (Raw-DV) Connectors 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) Specifications (HVR-M35U) Recording/playback performance Recording format HDV DVCAM / DV SP Playout format HDV DVCAM / DV SP Playout video signal HD/SD-SDI output 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 DVCAM, DV SP 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL) RCA pin x 4ch Audio output XLR 3pin x 4ch Monitor audio out AES/EBU output BNC x1 720/60P, 720/50P Phones Stereo minijack (ø3.5 mm) HDV/DV SP Max. 18.812 mm/s LANC DVCAM Max. 28.218 mm/s Control S input Max. 276 min with PHDV-276DM cassette LCD monitor Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette DVCAM Fast forward/rewind time General Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Weight Approx. 2 min with PHDV-276DM cassette Dimension (WxHxD) Monitor video out S-video input/output BNCx1 / BNCx1 RCA pin x1 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 Max. 184 min with PHDV-276DM cassette Input/output connectors/devices Video input/output BNC x2 TC out RCA pin x 1 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 480/60i (NTSC), 576/50i (PAL), 480/60P, 576/50P Tape speed Playback/recording time HDV/DV SP BNC x1 Audio input 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) Power requirements AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption 15 W (playback mode with LCD monitor on) Operating temperature Mini-DIN 4-pin x1 / Mini-DIN 4-pin x1 Storage temperature Component video output BNC x 3 Supplied accessories i.LINK interface (HDV /DV) 6-pin (no power) 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F) -20 to +60°C (-4 to 140°F) Remote Commander Unit (1), power cord (1) , cleaning cassette (1), operating instructions (1) 19 Distributed by MK10452V2OHB09JUL 20 © 2009 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate. Sony, DVCAM, ClearVid CMOS Sensor,Exmor, Enhanced Imaging Processor, DigitalMaster, SteadyShot, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick Duo, , XDCAM and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. XtraFine, Picture Profile, Shot Transition, Clear Photo LCD plus are trademarks of Sony Corporation. 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor logo is a trademark of Sony Corporation. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. Zeiss, Vario-Sonnar T* and their respective logos are trademarks of Carl Zeiss AG. CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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