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Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old September 7th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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HVR-V1E (joining the Z1e)

Remember you heard it here first. Coming out sometime in Nov in the UK.

3 CMOS, true 1920x1080, true progressive(yes), 4:2:2, 16:9 smaller, cheaper.

I'll be posting a spec sheet in 3 hours. I got this from someone 'inside', and it's no bull.

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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #3
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Just did a search for "HVR-V1E " on Google (in the News section); apparently this was announced yesterday in Amsterdam. Here's a quote from what I found:

"Proving more popular, however, is the low-cost, compressed HDV acquisition format. Since its introduction in January 2005, Sony will have shipped 91,000 professional HDV units worldwide by the end of September, says Climer.

"At IBC, Sony is introducing the HVR-V1E professional camcorder, which features three imaging sensors and will sell for 4,600 euros, and the HVR-DR60 portable hard disk recording unit, which will offer 4.5 hours of continuous recording and will sell for 1,700 euros. Both products will begin shipping in November."

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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #4
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Details on the replacement for the Z1 - is the V1 (SonyBiz link).

I posted this in error on the thread about the FX7.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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Here is a spec sheet.

http://www.sonybiz.net/images/produc...-V1E(brch).pdf
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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #6
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Old September 7th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #7
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It's progressive !!!!!

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Old September 7th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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According to Sony, it doesn't replace the Z1

Note that Sony has not called this camera a Z1 replacement, but an addition to their line which includes the "flagship" Z1.

http://www.sonybiz.net/cgi-bin/bvisa...k.0&OID=193623

According to the announcement, the A1 and Z1 are still part of the line. That leads me to wonder what's missing from the V1?...

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Sony today announced the addition of its latest professional HDV camcorder, the HVR-V1E, to its wide range of professional HDV products, which includes Sony's first and flagship HDV professional camcorder, the HVR-Z1E and the compact and lightweight HVR-A1E.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 01:53 PM   #9
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interesting, i'm liking the 20x very much and am curious about the 3 CMOS image

25p is swell, but i'd be much happier with either 30p or 24p image straight out of the camera. if anything, i prefer 30p over 24p for the way it handles motion. these are not dissuading me from the new canon cameras just yet. i hope this isn't sony's answer to those cameras, because i would like to see an out-of-the-camera image that doesn't need complete re-rendering or audio adjustments on every project, it's a pain...an HVR-V1U, on the other hand, might turn my head......
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #10
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Looks like they stuffed new HDV CMOS sensors into a PD-170 body. That would certainly be a way to get a product out quickly, with a minimum of factory retooling. Maybe they still had some PD-170 aluminum shells lying around?

I'm guessing this is a reaction to the new Canons and wasn't part of the original plan.

Doesn't mean it wouldn't be a nice camera, though. Nothing wrong with the PD-170 layout. It all depends on how the 3-CMOS performs.

I remember just a few weeks ago, I was asking "When will we see affordable 1080p cameras?" At that time, people were saying "Not any time soon!"
Glad to see they were wrong.....
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #11
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Sorry, it does 1080i, not 1080p. It does 25p from a 1080i chip. When a US version comes(?), we'll see if it does 24p or 30p.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:42 PM   #12
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Sorry, it does 1080i, not 1080p. It does 25p from a 1080i chip. When a US version comes(?), we'll see if it does 24p or 30p.
Jim, are you sure? The Sony product page states:

"1080/50i and 25p (progressive scan) acquisition
For the first time, Sony has introduced progressive scan acquisition to its professional HDV camcorder range. In addition to typical 50i, the HVR-V1E offers 25P progressive scan capture."

It sounds like the chip is native progressive scan. I could be wrong, I guess.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:58 PM   #13
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According to someone I know who is at IBC it IS native progressive.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=Yasser Kassana]...
3 CMOS, true 1920x1080, true progressive(yes), 4:2:2, 16:9 smaller, cheaper.

...QUOTE]

The brochure says "...Coupled with Sony's Enhanced Image Processor (EIP) which internally processes signals at 1920x1080p 4:2:2 ..." and doesn't actually call out the sensor resolution - so, it may not be 1920x1080. The brochure also says that the still image resolution is 1.2MP, which puts it closer to 960x1080 (plus a little).

I would surely like to see this camera do 1920x1080 native - or even 1440x1080 (as the HDV spec addresses), but I wonder if in reality it's closer to the 960x1080 sensor of the new FX7?
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Old September 7th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #15
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4 2 2 Hdv?? Is that possible? With native progressive?

That's what the spec sheet says.....

http://www.sonybiz.net/cgi-bin/bvisa...gcfkmcfjfdhk.0

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