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Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camera Rental
Sony has taken the very popular Z1U HDV camera and improved it to include progressive imaging at 1080 resolution. It's also smaller, has HDMI output and features a nice Zeiss zoom lens.
The Sony HVR-V1U is an HDV camcorder designed specifically to incorporate many of the features only afforded previously to Sony's high-end digital cinema cameras. The V1U utilizes a sophisticated pulldown system, giving shooters 24p capability for creating film-like video. With 24p, users can mimic the shutter of film, which is often sought after for commercials and dramatic productions. Equally important, Sony's 2:3 pulldown technique records into standard 60i streams, so no additional gear is required. All your existing Sony HDV equipment will play 24p without a hitch! It couldn't be easier.
• High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format, used in the HVR-V1U allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television.
• 24p Capability
In 24p mode, images from the CMOS can be 2:3 pulldown-converted and recorded onto tape in the standard 60i HDV format. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary HDV system. True 24p editing can be achieved by uploading 2:3 pulldown-converted images via an i.LINK FireWire interface to a compatible non-linear editing system. The resultant images resemble the visual motion of film!
• ClearVID 3CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle, the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
• HDMI Output
Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony has upped the ante by incorporating this into the already extensive array of video output choices on the HVR-V1U. Connect the camera to any HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!
• Dual-Charge Battery Adapter
The Sony AC-VQ1050D AC Power/Battery Charger provides quick recharging to the InfoLithium L series camcorder batteries. It features an AC adapter, LCD readout panel, and the capacity to charge two batteries simultaneously.
• Wide-Angle Adapter
The Sony 0.8x wide-angle conversion lens features a 20% wider angle of view for shooting in tight spots or creative expression. The included sunshade, front lens cap, and back lens cap will help protect it from damage. It even includes a convenient carrying pouch to keep it safe when you're on the move.
$250.00/ Camera with batteries, charger and cables
$15.00/ Master Quality HDV Tape Stock