Sony has introduced the HVR-HD1000U, an entry-level professional HDV camcorder with a shoulder-mount design.
The camcorder supports both the HDV and the SD DV formats. In DV mode, the unit can work exclusively as a DV camcorder, allowing users to maintain their current DV workflow without any disruptions. When needed, the camcorder can be switched to HD mode.
The HDV format allows users to shoot approximately 60 minutes of HD video on a 6mm cassette tape. The new camcorder also has several downconversion modes that output converted SD signals to users’ current SD production systems, including displays and DV nonlinear editing systems, while retaining an HD master tape for future use.
The camcorder features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner T* 10X optical zoom lens and uses Sony’s 1/2.9in ClearVid CMOS sensor system.
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