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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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New Sony HDD Recorder (HVR-DR60)

Sony has announced a new portable hard disk recording unit offering 4.5 hours of continuous recording via i.LINK. It is ruggedized for drops of up to 100cm (39 inches), it has a 14 second memory buffer, and it takes Sony batteries for power as well. :-)

http://www.sonybiz.net/images/produc...DR60(brch).pdf
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Old September 7th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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does this work with an FX-1? the article doesn't specify it, but it seems like it should...
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Old September 7th, 2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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In theory it should work with any firewire/i.LINK device... It should definitily work with the FX...
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Old September 7th, 2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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Now this is what I'm talking about- hopefully a solution to truly tapeless videography!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #5
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I guess the technology already exists, as there are heaps of tapeless direct-to-disk solutions out there. There are even tapeless cameras on the market.

However, I really like the idea of using a Sony product hooked up to my Sony camera. It makes me feel just a little be more safe that my footage is actually being recorded properly. It looks like it will fit nicely with the Z1/FX, uses the same batteries (which is very handy!), and means I can record onto the harddrive AND the tape (as a backup). It should be, in theory, the perfect addition to anyone who alreadys owns a Sony HDV camera.

Hopefully it's bug free and compadible with the popular NLEs!
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Old September 8th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #6
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how much and where can you buy?
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Old September 8th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #7
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I believe they have only just been announced in Japan. I'm presuming we'll hear more of the specifics in the coming weeks...
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Old September 9th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #8
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I am all over a couple of these! Hell yeah! I just hope they are reasonably
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Old September 9th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #9
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I'm willing to bet it'll be somewhat "overpriced" in typical Sony fashion. But if it works- it might be the best bet for a tapeless workflow.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 12:36 PM   #10
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it announced 1700 euros on some website, so it is probably same pricing as the previous model DSR-DU1, around 2000$. too expensive, but we can hope for some price drop with time.
If it is built with same quality as the DSR-DU1, it worth the price probably.
anyway, my DSR-DU1 is for sale as soon the DR60 is out.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #11
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Does it work flawlessly with Final Cut Express HD

I have downloaded from my sons Sony DCR-SR100 30GB Handycam® Camcorderspacer DCR-SR100. I had to convert the mpg file to dv in order to import into FCE or iMovie. Am I doing something wrong or is this a glitch with using a Mac with a Sony Hard Drive. I am interested in the new HVR-DR60 harddrive by sony being I own a Panasonic AG-DVC60 for documentary work and simple ads for clients and now download Mini-DV tapes. I understand the HVR will also save as AVI file? Has anyone used this item yet and what are the results via other cameras and Mac Software?
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Old September 19th, 2006, 12:54 PM   #12
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According to this page, records any HDV or DV by firewire ??:

http://bssc.sel.sony.com/Broadcastan.../hvr_dr60.html

And the battery life is fantastic, per Sony's usual course...
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Old October 9th, 2006, 08:47 PM   #13
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this device will not hook up to the a1u will it?
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Old October 9th, 2006, 09:44 PM   #14
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this device will not hook up to the a1u will it?
This is off the page I reference above:

"The HVR-DR60 can be used with existing HDV/DVCAM camcorders equipped with an i.LINK interface such as the HVR-Z1U, HVR-A1U and DSR-PD170. However, use with the HVR-V1U offers unique features only available in this combination."
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Old October 9th, 2006, 10:21 PM   #15
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How can run and gun work be performed with this drive? The firewire to the pd170 can easily slip out. Is there a good way to lock it in to both the cam and the drive?
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