Sony HVR-S270U 1080i HDV Camcorder
Sony's commitment to the HDV world brings a remarkable evolution in next-generation products. The HVR-S270U shoulder-mount camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality professionals have been waiting for: an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording and supports standard-size cassettes for extended recording times. A streamlined nonlinear editing workflow can be achieved using the supplied Memory Recording Unit (HVR-MRC1), which provides HDV/DVCAM/DV file recording on a widely available CompactFlash solid-state memory card. This groundbreaking camcorder features 1080/24p/30p HDV native progressive recording modes and also has HDMI or HD/SD-SDI output.
Standard-size Cassette CompatibilityA standard-size cassette tape provides approximately 4.5 hours of HDV/DV recording or approximately 3 hours of DVCAM recording. Of course, recording on a miniDV tape is still an option.
HD/SD-SDI & Other Output ConnectorsAn HD/SD-SDI output connector provides embedded audio and TC data and can, for example, be linked up to an XDCAM HD deck. BNC connectors provide secure cabling connections.
Four-channel Audio InputFour-channel audio recording is realized in HDV and DVCAM thanks to four XLR audio input connectors - two at the front, and two at the back.
"Dual Finder" New LCD Position on EVF UnitThe new LCD position on the EVF (Electric View Finder) unit is currently only available on Sony's professional HDVshoulder-mount camcorders. The HVR-S270U camcorder features a new configuration of a 3.2-inch (viewable area, measured diagnally) type XtraFine LCD monitor (approximately 921,000 dots) and an XtraFine EVF (approximately 1,227,000 dots, 852x3[RGB]x480). The LCD is located on the EVF unit. Thisunique layout enables the camera operator to perform both traditional EVF monitoring and LCD monitoring,while the camcorder is held on the shoulder. The 180-degree tilt mechanism allows for LCD monitoring when the camcorder is held in a high or low-angle position, and the 270-degree swivel mechanism will allow LCD monitoring from the front, right, or even left of the camcorder so that a reporter or a director can monitor what is being captured by the camcorder.
BP Series Battery CompatibleV-lock professional BP batteries are another great feature in common with broadcast camcorders.
Smooth Slow RecAs with the HVR-Z7U, the HVR-S270U camcorder enables slow-motion playback by capturing images four times faster than the normal field rate (240 fields/s).