Sony HDV Camcorder
Sony HDR-FX1E HD Mini Camcorder ( HDV ) PAL ((Discontinued)
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Overview HDR-FX1E / HDR-FX1HDR-FX1
World World’’s first HDV1080i standard camcorder
for personal use
HDV standards make possible the recording and playback of HD images on DV tapes. Employs the first HDV1080i specification for personal use.- Recording and playback through the HDV1080i specification-HDV/DV switching system, High performance down conversion function
Basic Functions of HDR-FX1E HDR-FX1
Basic technology that enables clear image recording
- Newly-developed wide CCD
- Real time HD codec engine (Tentative name)
- Carl Zeiss Lens (Vario-Sonnar T*)
- Large diameter 72mm, wide angle of view 32.5mm
Numerous manual functions - HDR-FX1E HDR-FX1
Functions that satisfy even the most demanding photographer
- Shot Transition
- Picture Profile (Cinematone Gamma, Cineframe)
- Assign button
Body designed to improve control and reliability
- 3.5-inch hybrid LCD, positioned on top and in front of handle
- Handle zoom lever
- STMANINA: Extra long battery life of 6 hours 25 minutes for extra
Sony HDR-FX1E / HDR-FX1 in General
The camcorder's best-in-class video resolution is enhanced by Sony's new three-chip, one-megapixel Super HAD™ CCDs. The new 1080i HD CCDs
have several improvements, including an on-chip micro-lens on top of the CCD sensor that increases the light focusing rate for focusing on the fly.
There is also a newly developed 16:9 aspect mode for recording in widescreen. By giving each lens its own megapixel imager, the camcorder captures
the intense detail and color that expert videographers and HD lovers appreciate.
Each of the camcorder's three 1/3-inch, 16:9 CCDs utilize Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* optics, minimizing warping while maximizing sharpness and contrast.
All of this imaging power -- together with the 14-bit A/D converter that processes four times more digital information than converters used in traditional
television ameras -- produces sharper, richer and more true-to-life images.
HDR-FX1E / HDR-FX1 HD Quality in a Small Package
Sony developed an advanced HD codec engine for the new camcorder, which efficiently compresses massive digital data while maintaining optimal
HD quality. Engineered to reduce energy consumption, this powerful digital signal processor fits perfectly inside the camcorder's streamlined body.
The HDR-FX1 camcorder employs the same MPEG2 compression scheme that is used for digital broadcasts and for DVD discs, so it can record on
To meet the demands of the experienced user, the camcorder has a shooting range from 32.5mm to 390mm, a 12x optical zoom and a multitude
of zoom control mechanisms, including a non-perpetual zoom ring that allows for professional-like control. Users also have the option to switch
between the zoom ring, the two zoom levers as well as a variable zoom control on the handle for greater shooting flexibility.
To capture even the smallest detail with clarity, the new HDR-FX1 model offers increased focusing control with expanded focus and peaking functions.
In the expanded focus mode, the camera's LCD image is magnified up to four times its original size without any loss of resolution.
The peaking function emphasizes the outline of objects creating
clear contrast and clarity in a scene.
The 3.5" SwivelScreen™ hybrid LCD offers 250,000 pixels -- the highest resolution of any consumer camcorder LCD -- for accurate viewing under
bright lighting conditions.
The LCD is conveniently located towards the front of the unit and is on the same eyelevel as the color viewfinder with the same pixel resolution.
The camcorder also features a wide-range stereo microphone for superior audio quality. Because of its unique body design and well-placed microphone,
wind noise is minimized so videographers can capture the sound they want, not the noise they don't. Additionally, sound adjustments that typically
are made via a menu are now adjustable through an external audio level switch.
HDR-FX1E / HDR-FX1 Custom Features for a Film-Like Feel and Smooth Transitions
With the HDR-FX1 Handycam camcorder, the budding hobbyist as well as the seasoned videographer can make their video look like a professionally-shot film.
The Cinematone Gamma™ and Cineframe™ functions enable high quality picture processing to create video with the warmth, softness and richness
similar to a big screen movie.
Smooth, seamless, shot transitions are achieved using the Shot Transition™ function. With settings to control focus, zoom, iris, gain, shutter and
white balance, focus can gradually be shifted from the front of the screen to a deeper subject, or vice versa, enabling an effortless transition in
depth of field.
For creativity and control, the HDR-FX1 camcorder allows users to define their own default settings through the Picture Profile™ function.
This function offers six different profiles that can be customized and taken advantage of, depending on the scene. Scenes may include a setting for
filming sunsets, another for filming people, and another for recording in black and white. And for ultimate control, the iris, gain, white balance,
shutter speed and focus can also be adjusted manually.
Media Optimized for HDV Recordings
To complement the high-definition recording capabilities of the new HDR-FX1 camcorder, Sony is also introducing new HD DVC videotape, optimized to
meet the demanding requirements of 1080i high-definition recording and playback.
Sony HD DVC media utilizes a new, second-generation Advanced Metal Evaporated (AME II) technology, as well as improved quality control processes.
The result is an improved drop-out rate, which translates into significantly higher reliability and audio/video stability, as well as a lower carrier-to-noise
ratio for lower error rates, greater output and less noise during recording.
Sony HD DVC tape will be offered in the 63-minute professional tape length, which allows three minutes for recording tests. The tape will be available soon.
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