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Sony Hard Drive and Memory Card Recorders
Including the HVR-MRC1K CF Card Recorder, HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recorder and others.


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Old March 8th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #16
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The unit connects to the back of the Z7 via a special plug that provides signal and power connections. If you want to use it with a different camera, there is also an adaptor plate which allows you to fit a Sony battery and a firewire cable.

I would expect Sony to make this available for purchase, otherwise there would have been no real need to make an adaptor plate for it. The question is - how much will they charge for it?

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Old March 8th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #17
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do you have any pictures of this?

Do you think you could post pictures of it attached to the XH A1 or at least hooked up to it?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #18
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do you have any pictures of this?

Do you think you could post pictures of it attached to the XH A1 or at least hooked up to it?

No, I don't have one, I just saw it at the Z7 product launch. Maybe Evan can post something?

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Old March 8th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #19
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Here's the Z7 brochure, it has a small picture of the flash recording unit inside. Doesn't show a Canon XH-A1 though. :)

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http://www.advance-pro.com/downloads...270_z7_m35.pdf
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Old March 9th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #20
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Yea I saw that. Do you think it supports 32gig CF cards? Cause that would make it 144mins of recording time.

On monday i will call sony and pretend like i lost the cf recorder and if i could buy another one and see what they say. Do you think sony will fall for it? Or just tell me they dont sell it...?
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Old March 9th, 2008, 05:28 AM   #21
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I can't imagine Sony would give a damn as to why you wanted to buy the unit.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 06:55 AM   #22
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But they would probably say that they couldn't be responsible for any problems you had hooking it to a different camera. And if it failed to work for any reason, they'd say it was your fault.

I also have a Sony HVR A1e, which has a bottom-loading cassette. That's a real pain - taking the camera off the tripod and then taking off the tripod plate just to change the tape, so this CF unit looks like a good idea for me to get anyway.

Edit - just had a closer read of that brochure - and on page 13 it says

The Memory Recording Unit can be used as an external recording
unit, just like the HVR-DR60, by attaching the supplied cradle that
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
NLE system) via i.LINK, it can be used to input/output a
HDV/DVCAM/DV stream.

Looks good?

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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #23
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Why Compact Flash instead of SD? SD memory seems to be cheaper. Are there any advantages to CF over SD?
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Old March 9th, 2008, 09:29 AM   #24
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On a practical note, in cold or damp weather, it's easier to handle the larger, more solid-feeling CF card than a small, fiddly SD one. In terms of quality and longevity, some say one is better, some say the other.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #25
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Why Compact Flash instead of SD? SD memory seems to be cheaper. Are there any advantages to CF over SD?
The fastest SD I've seen is 20MBs (such as Sandisk ExtremeIII), whereas CF seems to be available in much faster speeds, 40-45MBs or maybe higher. CF also seems to be generally available in larger sizes, and for professional use I agree with Annie - the size is easier to handle, and just seems more robust.

For small consumer cameras, SD makes a lot of sense though.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #26
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Anyone have any prices on this yet?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #27
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This thread went quiet all of a sudden. I was hoping to see some follow up on the Sony HVR-MRC1. If anybody has any news I would certainly love to know.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #28
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all the threads im intrested in do this =( maybe im cursed, i know it happened with this one and the image flip lcd for the A1!
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #29
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Tried to look up this unit on Sony's site, but the information cannot be found. Maybe they pulled it?
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #30
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Richard posted this link
http://www.advance-pro.com/downloads...270_z7_m35.pdf
and it has pictures and information. I email them early today hopefully they respond during this week, I let you know if I get any answer from them.
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