Manufacturer’s Description

Since their sensational debut in 2004, Sony's HDV TM 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-V1P - a stunning new model that extends the HDV agenda into the world of drama productions. The HVR-V1P 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, 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-V1P to be easily integrated into existing HDV systems operating in 50i mode.In its compact, lightweight, and ergonomically designed chassis, the HVR-V1P 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-V1P camcorder - streamlines the subsequent editing and archiving processes.

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