If you are looking for a professional camcorder which has better and easier mobile filmmaking, Sony HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i is right for you! Small size and perfect balance, the HVR-DR60 hard disk drive measures just 79 x 44 x 100 millimeters (W x H x L) in size, and weighs only 227 grams. Using the supplied shoe adapter, the unit can be mounted on the cold shoe of the camcorder. Also, by use of the optional bracket VCT-1BP, it can be mounted on the rear of the camcorder, where it will not affect the mobility of the compact camcorder.
Employing a 3-chip system, the 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor offers high-resolution images with rich and natural colors. The HVR-DR60 offers a unique hybrid concept, in which video material can be recorded to the hard disk and the camcorder tape simultaneously with time code synchronized. The HVR-V1U camcorder provides 1080/24p acquisition with 2:3 pull-down recording - compatible with existing Sony professional HDV equipment. The 24p scan signals are recorded on tape as 60i signals through means of 2:3 pull-down. Similarly, a 30p scan signal is recorded as a 60i signal by dividing each frame into two fields.
High-resolution 1080 progressive scan, the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor and Enhanced Imaging Processor technology supports 24p (progressive) scan, the frame rate of film and 30p (progressive) scan modes, in addition to typical 60i. The HVR-V1U camcorder is also equipped with a high-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, built-in 20x optical zoom lens and 3 ClearVid CMOS sensor enabling the 1920x1080p video signals. Thanks to the wide dynamic range features of Sony HVR-V1U 3-CMOS 1080i Professional HDV Camcorder, breathtaking high-definition video definitely delivers an impact to every video buff.