In February 2008, Sony announced the introduction of two new HDV camcorders, adding affordability and functionality to their already renowned professional lineup. Whether you're creating a feature film, or producing stock footage content for the web, these new tools have the capabilities to become central to your production workflow.
Sony’s first HDV handheld camcorder, the HVR-Z7U, uses 1/3-inch bayonet mount interchangeable lenses. With a 45-degree rotated pixel layout, the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor systems offers sufficient pixel surface area while maintaining high resolution. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals. The HVR-Z7U comes standard with a 12x high-quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens for HD video, with a Vario-Sonnar T coating to reduce reflections. A specially designed 8x wide-angle lens is also available as an option.
Sony’s full-sized HVR-S270U Digital HD shoulder-mounted camcorder supports standard-size cassettes allowing for extended recording time. Both camcorders offer professional functionality such as solid-state memory recording, an interchangeable lens system and native progressive recording. The HVR-S270U can also record directly to compact flash cards, via the camera's supplied memory recording unit. Combined with Sony's entire family of HDV products, the HVR-S270U is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget movies, music videos, and industrials.
The latest addition to Sony’s entry-level high definition VTR offerings is the NEW HVR-M35U HDV Video Recording Deck. The product is used for recording and playback purpose and supports HDV indigenous advanced recording modes and HD or SD-SDI output including time code data and audio.
* HDV 1080i/DVCAM/DV Compatible (Record and Playback)
* HDV Native Progressive format support
* HD to SD Down-conversion capabilities
* 1080i60 to 720p60 conversion (via Analog component and SDI outputs only)
* Dual-cassette size mechanism
* Versatile I/O
* 4 channel audio record and playback
* 60/50Hz (NTSC/PAL) switchable
* Built-in 2.7" 16:9 Clear Photo LCD Plus video monitor
* DUPLICATE PLUS
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