You can also be assured that your name and confidential information will never be distributed, sold, or rented. Good controls, nice zoom, good enough low-light who wants to see video shot in the dark anyway? Camcorder has minor scuffs and scratches from previous use and handling. In most cases, we could rely on the V1U to focus quickly on the correct subject. The single channel 1 Shotgun is OK, But you’d better plan on recording stereo material on an external recorder because the V1U is unusable as an audio recorder. Here’s a breakdown of each of the company’s models — new and old — to select the right one for your needs.

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One purely fun feature we tested the Smooth Slow recording mode by videotaping an archer shooting arrows at a target. The V1U is a great performing and vu camcorder worth a close look.

Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camcorder Review – Videomaker

hbr The V1U utilizes a sophisticated pulldown system, giving shooters 24p capability for creating film-like video. On the optics front, we are glad Sony has backed away from v1y digital zooms in favor of squeezing out more optical focal length with their 20x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. Of course, sound quality was better at the closer distance, but in both recording modes, we were able to capture good sounding audio. I’m hoping there will be some sort of settlement with Sony over this serious design flaw, but I’m not holding my breath.


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Sony HVR-V1U HDV Camcorder Review

Additionally, the V1U did well in our low-light test, showing an anticipated increase 1vu noise as the gain was increased. So, while your zoom is 1. While there is noticeable noise in dark and mid-tone areas, we did not find it too objectionable during our tests.

All your existing Sony HDV equipment will play 24p without a hitch!

We use these cameras for everything from corporate video to NFL sidelines to Opera. Camcorder comes as shown, and only includes pieces shown in photos.

The addition of progressive scan modes in the V1U is clearly nvr nod to the increasing use of this level of camcorder for independent video producers. The only this I have yet to master on the camera is the mic options.

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The majority of producers will use hve lapel or off-camera shotgun close to the subject. Optical Sensor Size metric. This effective increase in latitude may be useful in giving extra snap to an otherwise lifeless subject. Keep Shopping View Cart Checkout.


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Also the HDMI output is great advantage over other cameras you can see what your getting in HD no surprises in post like bad make up etc the camera simply sees everything, I even picked up an eyelash through the HD monitor in a medium shot it was incredible you will not go wrong We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

The V1U allows you to customize dozens of critical settings that impact camcorder operation, performance, and image quality.

Be the first to review this item. Gadgets by Marrian Zhou Oct 16, Smart Home by Gordon Gottsegen Nov 19, A b1u warranty is provided via U. Full-size performance in a tiny body Full-size performance in a tiny body by Joshua Goldman.

Trade In Your Gear for Cash. North Carolina Sold by: The layout of frequently accessed camcorder functions and controls is very intuitive.