HVR-Z7E HDV Handheld Camcorder with interchangeable lensNew flexibility, new features, new opportunities                  ...
HVR-Z7Eof the balance between colour elements, thanks to its       an option, to suit a diverse range of shootingunique an...
HVR-Z7EBenefits                                                     • Offers greater resolution than existing pixel-shift ...
HVR-Z7E Built-in output devices                                       File system                FAT32                    ...
HVR-Z7EHDV            H VR - D R 60            Portable Hard Disk Recording UnitLenses and Lens Adaptors            LA - 1...
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  1. 1. HVR-Z7E HDV Handheld Camcorder with interchangeable lensNew flexibility, new features, new opportunities Buy this camcorder before 31st March 2011, to get your complimentary copy of Vegas Pro 10. See www.pro.sony.eu/vegaspromo for terms and conditions. Features Switchable Recording and Playback- HDV1080i/ DVCAM/DVThe HVR-Z7E is the world’s first HDV handheld cam- The HVR-Z7E can switch between HDV1080i, DVCAM,corder with an interchangeable lens system, native and DV recording, providing full flexibility to record inprogressive recording, and solid-state memory re- either standard definition or high definition dependingcording. on your production needsA variety of video lenses can be attached to the HVR- Built-in Down-converter for SD ProductionZ7E, which is equipped with a universal standard The HVR-Z7E can convert material from 1080i down1/3-inch bayonet mount mechanism for the quick to 576i, and output the video signals through itschanging of lenses. i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors.Added to this a streamlined nonlinear editing work- This allows users to edit recorded material with aflow can be achieved using the supplied memory-re- compatible nonlinear editing system using current DVcording unit, which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file re- editing software, as well as record SD signals to ancording on a standard CompactFlash® solid-state external VTR.memory card. This offers customers varying levels offlexibility and hybrid operation which is becoming an 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor Systemimportant requirement in video production. The newly developed 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOSThe HVR-Z7E also features 25p HDV native progress- Sensor™ system has 45-degree rotated pixels onive recording mode and HDMI output. each chip in order to increase the signal density, while each pixel maintains sufficient surface area.This new handheld Camcorder further enhances theoperational versatility of the Sony professional HDV In combination with Enhanced Imaging Processor™lineup, and opens up a world of possibilities for high- (EIP), the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system achievesdefinition digital video production. Whether it’s for high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range,documentaries, general TV production, low-budget and excellent colour reproduction.movies, music videos, IPTV, education, or a widerange of corporate and event videography applica- The pixel shift interpolation technique has been tradi-tions, Sony’s new HVR-Z7E is ideal. tionally used in low-end 3CCD camcorders. However, it normally requires the combination of all three col-This product comes with the full PrimeSupport pack- our element (RGB) signals to maximize resolution. Ifage. That’s fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline offer- an object lacks one or more colour elements, the res-ing expert technical advice, and a free loan unit while olution of the object may be degraded.yours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that Sony islooking after your equipment – and your business. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is different. It can always produce maximum resolution, regardlessLIMITED TIME PROMOTION www.pro.sony.eu/hdv 1
  2. 2. HVR-Z7Eof the balance between colour elements, thanks to its an option, to suit a diverse range of shootingunique and sophisticated interpolation technology. requirements.Enhanced Functionality via the Technology of Alpha Lens Compatibility"Exmor" With a special adaptor from Sony, it is also possible toThe HVR-Z7E offers cutting-edge features, such as use the Alpha lens series designed for Sony Digitalthe technology of "Exmor" developed by Sony, which SLR still cameras. By using Alpha lenses in variousutilizes the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS configurations, creative effects can be achieved. ThisSensor system. approach is ideal for filmmakers on a budget or those who already own Alpha lenses.The technology of "Exmor", which features thecolumn-parallel A/D conversion technique, is also 25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modesused in the PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX camcorder and The HVR-Z7E newly features 25p HDV native pro-Alpha Digital SLR (Single Lens-Reflex) camera from gressive recording modes.Sony. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP createMultiple A/D (analog to digital) converters on each true 1080p images, which can then be recorded aspixel row convert analog signals to digital as soon as progressive signals by the HVR-Z7E in HDV format.they are generated, unlike traditional technology thatonly has one A/D converter on each chip. The techno- The progressive HDV stream can be output from anlogy of "Exmor" can eliminate the influence of extern- i.LINK connector and used for progressive editing withal noise that enters the signal chain during transfer to compatible NLE software.the A/D converter, resulting in high-quality digital sig-nals with extremely low noise. This significantly en- Native progressive recording modes are suitable forhances shooting in low-light environments. output to film, CG composition, viewing on a pro- gressive monitor, or as an Internet movie.By adopting this groundbreaking technology, the new1/3-inch 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enables the Note: interlaced video is output from connectors otherHVR-Z7E to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 than i.LINKlux. 25p Progressive Scan ModesThis will be of extreme importance to customers who In these modes, the 1080p image captured by the 3shoot in lighting conditions that they can’t control, ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is also recorded as ane.g. wedding videographers. interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility with current editingWide Range of Lenses and monitoring equipment that only accept interlaceThe flexible bayonet lens attachment system allows signals, while maintaining the quality of the 1080pyou to use a wide range of lenses. image.Standard 1/3-inch HD video lenses, from manufactur- Progressive scan modes are suitable for feature films,ers such as Fujinon and Canon, can be attached dir- documentaries, and music videos, which have to beectly to the HVR-Z7E. recorded as interlaced video for viewing on interlaced monitors, but want to offer a "progressive look" toIf you’d like to attach a 2/3-inch or 1/2-inch HD video their motion.lens on to the HVR-Z7E, it is possible to do so byadding a standard lens adaptor from the lens manu- A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow for HDVfacturer. The HVR-Z7E camcorder has 12-pin lens HDV signals can be recorded as a file on non-tapeconnectors allowing compatibility with professional media. For example, when using the supplied Com-ENG lenses. pactFlash (CF) solid-state memory recording unit - images can be stored on a standard CF card for quickThis feature is very useful not only for those who nonlinear editing. The optional HVR-DR60 Hard Diskalready have these professional HD video lenses, but Recording Unit can be used in the same manner, withalso for those who prefer to use HD digital cinema images being recorded on to its large-capacity 60GBlenses for their unique contrast, colour, and hard drive, which provides 4.5 hours of recordingatmosphere. time.Carl Zeiss Lens for HD Video as StandardA high-quality, multi-purpose Carl Zeiss lens for HDvideo comes as standard with the HVR-S270E andHVR-Z7E. Stunning resolution and contrast isachieved thanks to the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar™ T*coating, which suppresses unwanted reflections. Aspecially designed wide-angle lens is also available as www.pro.sony.eu/hdv 2
  3. 3. HVR-Z7EBenefits • Offers greater resolution than existing pixel-shift technologies regardless of the balance between colour elements.NEW Interchangeable Lens System • Offers great low-light capabilities especially im-This camcorder is fitted with a new 1/3inch inter- portant for camera operators who cannot controlchangeable lens system allowing customers either to their ambient lighting., e.g. weddinguse the supplied Carl Zeiss lens or use a whole range videographers.of other lenses available on the market. • Lower power consumption than traditional CCD’s. • This is the first compact camcorder to offer inter- • ’Exmor’ technology employed in the the new changeable lens options. CMOS processor reduces noise in the A/D process. • Flexible usage - the camera can be used for a myriad of different applications using different NEW Selectable 25p Progressive Modes lenses, from TV work, through to budget movie The HVR-Z7E offers the ability to choose between a making and with the use of still’s lenses, wildlife 25p scanning mode (sames as HVR-V1E) but also a videography. 25p ’native’ recording mode. In this native recording • Various optional lens adaptor rings will allow con- mode the picture is both scanned and recorded as a version to 1/2inch or 2/3inch, plus an additional progressive image. lens adaptor for Sony Alpha lenses. • Further improves the progressive reproduction by • The supplied lens features professional operation both scanning and recording progressively. with a new manual focus ring and zoom and iris rings. • Provides further flexibility of use. e.g. The camera can be used for a variety of applications fromNEW 1/3inch ClearVid CMOS Processor budget-movie making in 25p mode to standard interlace TV productions.Newly developed 1/3inch x 3 ClearVid CMOS pro-cessor offers high resolution, high sensitivity, wide • Offers camera operators the use of the progress-dynamic range and excellent colour reproduction. ive ’filmic look’, coupled with gamma curve cor- rection makes the camera ideal for movie production.Technical Specifications Camera section Minimum illumination 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter) Supplied Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical), f = 4.4 to 52.8 mm, f = 32.0 to VTR section 384 mm* at 16:9 mode, f = 39.5 to 474 mm* at 4:3 Recording format HDV1080/50i, DVCAM, DV mode, filter diameter: 72 SP 576/50i (PAL) mm Play out/Down conver- HDV1080/50i, DVCAM, DV Built-in filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 sion format SP 576/50i (PAL) Imaging system 1/3-inch, progressive 3 Playback/Recording time HDV/DV SP: Max. 63 min ClearVid CMOS Sensor sys- with PHDVM-63DM cassette tem with Exmor technology DVCAM: Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Picture elements Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total) Input/Output connectors Focus Auto,manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/ Audio/Video output 10-pin connector A/V OUT focus macro) jack (composite, unbalanced White balance Auto, one-push auto (A/B audio x2ch with the supplied positions), indoor (3200 K), cable) outdoor (selectable level -7 Component video output Component out jack (special to +7, approx. 500K/step), connector) manual WB Temp (selectable HDV/DV input/output i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 2300K to 15000K, 100K/ 6-pin) step) XLR audio input XLR 3-pin female x 2ch Manual shutter speed Auto: 1/50 - 1/1750 Headphone Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm) Manual: 50i/25p: 1/3 - LANC Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 1/10000 mm) Gain -6, -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, Digital video output HDMI connector 18, 21 dB www.pro.sony.eu/hdv 3
  4. 4. HVR-Z7E Built-in output devices File system FAT32 File format HDV .M2T LCD view finder 0.45-inch type (Viewable File format DVCAM/DV .AVI (DV-AVI, type 1) or .DV area measured diagonally), (Raw-DV) approx. 1,226,880 dots (852x480x3[RGB]), 16:9 as- Connectors special hot shoe pect ratio i.LINK-6pin (on the supplied cradle) LCD monitor 3.2-inch type (Viewable area DC power input (on the sup- measured diagonally), plied cradle) XtraFine LCD, approx. infoLITHIUM L series battery 921,600 dots, hybrid type, slot (on the supplied cradle) 16:9 aspect ratio Supplied Accessories General CF Memory Recording Mass Approx. 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) Unit (w/ the supplied lens, w/o tape, battery) AC-VQ1050 battery charger Power requirements DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor) NP-F570 battery Power consumption HDV Approx. 7.0 W (with ECM- ECM-XM1 shotgun mic XM1 / LCD EVF ON) Operating Instructions Power consumption Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM- A/V and Component DVCAM/DV XM1 / LCD EVF ON) cable Operating temperature 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) RM-831 IR remote Storage temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to 140 °F) control Lens hood and lens cover Supplied memory recording unit Lithium-ion battery (CR2025) Recording media CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster) (not supplied)Accessories Batteries and Power Supplies 2N P - F 970/ B NP-F570 Info-Lithium Battery Twin Pack InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack A C - VQL1B P Intelligent Quad Battery Charger and Dual AC adaptor Lights H VL- LB P LED Battery Video Light www.pro.sony.eu/hdv 4
  5. 5. HVR-Z7EHDV H VR - D R 60 Portable Hard Disk Recording UnitLenses and Lens Adaptors LA - 100W V C L - 3 0 8 BW H Alpha lens adaptor for HVR-Z7E and HVR- Wide angle lens for HVR-Z7 S270ECases LC H - G T1B P L C S - G 1 BP Hard Shell Carrying Case Soft Carry Case LC S- B P 1B P Soft Backpack Style Carrying CaseSupport Plans P r im eSu ppo r t P lu s B C 1 1-Year Additional Cover for Broadcast and Pro A/V ProductsRemote Controls R M - 1000B P RM- 1 BP Remote Commander LANC Remote Commanderwww.pro.sony.eu/hdv 5
  6. 6. HVR-Z7EViewfinders SH - L32W B P LCD HoodTripods and Supports VC T- 1B P V C T - S P 1 BP Bracket For Camera Rear Mount Extendable Monopod Camcorder Support System VC T- P G 11R M B V C T - S P 2 BP Tripod Multi-function Camcorder Shoulder Supportwww.pro.sony.eu/hdv 6