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Old April 16th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #1
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New Sony full size shoulder mounted HDV camera

http://www.dvuser.co.uk/content.php?CID=158 Scroll down and there's a photo. Looks like a DSR250, but is in fact a new shoulder mount HDV camera that takes the new full size HDV tapes.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 10:30 AM   #2
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Wow Simon, that one got by me. I've been busy looking at the XDCAM stuff and didn't see anything else but then...why would I. (grin)

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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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Where can I find info on these new full-size HDV tapes?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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Here you go:

Sony DigitalMaster Tapes

Hope this helps!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:28 AM   #5
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Since these tapes are physically larger, are there any decks supporting these new tapes or do new decks have to be created?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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There are 3 decks that can play/record on standard and mini tapes.

HVR-1500
HVR-M25U
HVR-M15U

The HVR-M10U can only play/record on mini tapes.

Sony HDV VTR's

Hope this helps!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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Weird. I jumped to the assumption that this was new technology, but I guess I'm behind. =)
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:41 PM   #8
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ermm.... hello guys you are missing the point about this camera entirely.

It's solid state! It's an HVX killer - it does variable frame rates from 1-60fps, it's got 3 proper 1/2 HD chips, it records in 18, 25 and 35mb modes exactly the same as the 350 XDCam camera. Uses cheaper Express cards for storage, which can be read by all new Mac and Sony laptops. All the formats are supported by NLE's already.

Sony kept this one quiet!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #9
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No we're not. You're just confusing it with the XDCam EX model that Sony just announced.

We're discussing the HDV model.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #10
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OK in my excitement I didn't scroll down that far!!!

The new camera was such a shock I didn't go any further. You're right it looks like a 250
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Old April 16th, 2007, 12:58 PM   #11
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Yeah there's a lot of excitement around the XDCam EX model. It looks amazing. That said, I'd love to hear more people reporting on this HDV model.

Specifically the price-point, since it would appear to me as though the two models would be very closely priced.

Feature-wise though, I'd love to know what this new HDV model offers over the V1U.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:29 PM   #12
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I've got to say...Sony has finally impressed me...then again, no other camera company released anything in the Prosumer range this year.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #13
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I just took some photos. The Sony booth is really packed, it's hard to get a good look at anything. But if you note the display card next to the camera, it seems like this is more of a work in progress than an actual product at this point....
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #14
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I wonder what we are looking at price wise for this cam?

Does anyone have an kind of guesses for the price range of the whole new xdcam series?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #15
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Tyson, I think the shoulder mounted HDV camera is more of a concept than an actual product. To the best of my knowledge they haven't announced availability or price range. As you can see from the placard above, they haven't even decided what size sensors it will have.

I just attended Sony's presentation the XDCAM EX. They said it would be available "by the end of the year" and cost "less than $8,000."
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