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  • Page 1 Digital HD Video Camera Recorder HVR-A1U...
  • Page 2 XLR audio input, time code capability, various automatic shooting modes, and still picture recording. Available at an extremely affordable price, the HVR-A1U will be another powerful option for HD field acquisition by all video professionals, bringing further broadened shooting opportunities.
  • Page 3: Specification

    HDV FORMAT HDV 1080i Specification The HDV 1080i specification of the HDV format features 1,080 effective scanning lines (interlace scanning system) and 1,440 horizontal pixels. It adopts the MPEG-2 compression format (MP@H-14 for video), which uses 8-bit digital component recording with a sampling rate of 4:2:0. MPEG-1 Audio Layer II is used as the audio compression format, allowing for two-channel recording with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz/16-bit.
  • Page 4: Camera Features

    2 Available when the new Backlight Compensation function is activated. Optical 10x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens The HVR-A1U is equipped with the new Carl Zeiss Vario- ® Sonnar T high-definition lens with 10x zoom function. Its...
  • Page 5: Recorder Features

    DV recording, providing full flexibility to record in either standard or high-definition format depending on production needs. 3 The HVR-A1U supports DV SP mode only; no support for DV LP mode. Down-conversion Playback Capabilities The HVR-A1U can convert material from 1080i down to 480i, and output these video signals through its i.LINK...
  • Page 6 Conventional Macro New Backlight Compensation The new Backlight Compensation function allows the HVR-A1U to produce natural and rich tones for both light and dark areas of an image under backlight conditions. Conventional systems of backlight compensation tend to make the details in light areas sacrificed, but the new...
  • Page 7: Shot Transition

    Shot A Cinema-like Image Shooting Two powerful features to produce cinematic and film-like pictures are provided on the HVR-A1U. The Cinematone Gamma™ feature allows operators to quickly set up and load Images Simulated a gamma curve with similar contrast characteristic to a film gamma curve.
  • Page 8: Other Convenient Functions

    DigitalMaster Mini Cassette Tape RM-1BP LANC Remote Controller *When the NP-QM91D battery pack is attached to the HVR-A1U, the battery pack protrudes past the viewfinder. Personal Menu - allows operators to customize the setting menu to display frequently used menu items.
  • Page 9: Specifications

    2.7-inch type, approx. 123,200 (560 x 220) pixels, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio Stereo type, noise reduction on/off φ 16 mm Approx. 1 lb 7 oz (670 g) (camcorder only) DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor) Approx. 5.6 W (recording mode with LCD viewfinder on) Approx.
  • Page 10 Codec Engine, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM, Remote Commander, Shot Transition, Cinematone Gamma, Cineframe, and Night Shot are trademarks of Sony. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. Vario-Sonnar T * is a trademark of Carl Zeiss AG.

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