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HVR-Z5E

Introducing a truly amazing new compact professional HDV camcorder from Sony. The HVR-Z5E is designed to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality.
Sonys newly designed G Lens is incorporated into the camcorder, boasting excellent resoution, colour and l contrast, for breathtaking images. 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system utilising the technology of Exmor provides excellent low-light sensitivity. This new compact camcorder is ideal when high performance in available light conditions is a requirement. The ergo omically n designed body allows flexible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sonys worldwide reputation for quality and high performance.
The HVR-Z5Es standard features include 1080/25p HDV native progressive recording modes. Sonys new cutting-edge HYBRID recording system offers use of an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K. This allows simultaneous recording of HDV and/ or standard DV/DVCAM to dual media for improved NLE and archive workflow efficiency. Sony is continuously developing and expanding its HDV line-up in response to profes sional user feedback.

PRELIMINARY

Advanced Camera and Recorder Features
Sonys Exclusive New High-performance G Lens
Discover the exceptional optical performance of Sonys G Lens. This sophisticated lens incorporates Sonys unique optical technology and unparalleled quality control. Moreover, its been optimised to perfectly complement the advanced image sensor and image-processing technology. Achieve the best content possible with the utmost precision of Sonys G Lens.
Cutting-edge Imaging System for New Camcorders
1/3 Inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System The newly developed 1/3-inch type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system has 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip in order to increase the signal density, while each pixel maintains sufficient surface area. In combination with Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP), the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system achieves high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range and excellent colour reproduction. The pixel shift interpolation technique has been traditionally used in small 3CCD camcorders. However, it normally requires the combination of all three colour element (RGB) signals to maximise resolution. If an object lacks one or more colour elements, the resolution of the object may be degraded. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is different because it can always produce maximum resolution, regardless of the balance between colour elements, thanks to its unique and sophisticated interpolation technology. Enhanced Functionality with the Technology of Exmor The new HVR-Z5E includes cutting-edge features such as Sonys Exmor technology, which utilises the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. Exmor features the column-parallel A/D conversion technique and the dual noise cancelling method also used in the Sonys top-of-theline models. Multiple A/D (analogue to digital) converters on each pixel row convert analogue signals to digital as soon as they are generated, unlike traditional technology that only has one A/D converter on each chip. Exmor technology can eliminate the influence of external noise that enters the signal chain during transfer to the A/D converter, resulting in high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise. This significantly enhances shooting in low-light environments. By adopting this groundbreaking technology, the new 1/3-inch 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enables the HVR-Z5E to achieve a low-light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux*
* At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain
Major G Lens Features on HVR-Z5E
he 29.5mm wide-angle G Lens (equivalent to 35mm film) T on the HVR-Z5E offers a field of view thats ideal for shooting situations ranging from broad landscape shots to conditions where sufficient distance from the subject is difficult to obtain. A 20x optical zoom also enables shooting over a wide zoom range. wo ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic T aberrations caused by differences in light refraction to minimise colour fringing. The advanced 10-group, 15-element lens structure also includes compound aspheric lenses for images that are crisp and clear, even when shooting movies at high zoom ratios. dvanced optical lens technology makes the most of Sonys A 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor to realise sharper images with higher resolution and less noise even when shooting in very low light. he six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular, enabling the T creation of extremely beautiful background blur.

Natural-touch Lens Operation
Newly designed focus, zoom and iris control functions provide convenient lens operation. The iris ring, located next to the zoom ring as with traditional professional lenses, allows users to adjust exposure with great precision. The zoom function is variable and can be controlled by using the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens grip or lever on the camera handle. Additionally, once you select the high-speed zoom mode, you can zoom from wide to telephoto 1.5x faster than with the HVR-V1E. The HVR-Z5E also provides 3 built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters and allows the use of an optional 0.8x wide conversion lens.

HYBRID Ready

New G Lens
HVR-MRC1K Optional Memory Recording Unit
Switchable Recording and Playback HDV1080i/DVCAM/DV
The HVR-Z5E can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM and standard DV recording, providing the ultimate flexibility to suit your production needs.

Creative Versatility

Picture Profile
Up to six different picture-quality settings, including gamma and colour settings can be registered in the memory as picture profiles.
Built-in Down-converter for SD Production
The HVR-Z5E can convert material from 1080i down to 575i and output the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. This allows users to edit recorded material with a compatible non-linear editing system using current DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to an external VTR.
* etterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony L used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions, and proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact your nearest Sony service centre.

Smooth Slow Rec

The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-Z5E camcorder enables smooth slow-motion playback of images capturing 4x faster than normal (200 fields/s).

Shot Transition Function

Versatile Audio Input Selection
The Shot Transition function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions. After you have programmed a shots START and END point settings (e.g., for zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter speed and white balance) and pressed the start button, a smooth picture transition takes place over the duration of the shot by automatically calculating intermediate setting values.
The HVR-Z5E features versatile audio input selection with a newly designed high-quality built-in stereo microphone, as well as two XLR audio input channels for professional microphones or connecting to an external-line audio source. By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN switch located on the side panel of the HVR-Z5E, you can easily assign the 2 audio input channels to the built-in stereo microphone, external-line audio, or dedicate one channel to each and record them separately or mixed. When assigned to one channel, the built-in stereo microphone acts as a wide-directional monaural microphone. The high-quality ECM-XM1 monaural microphone is a supplied accessory with the HVR-Z5E.

Assignable Features

The HVR-Z5E provides seven ASSIGN buttons for quick access to frequently used functions suitable for variable shooting conditions. Some default functions are pre-assigned by name.
HYBRID Solution for Media, Format and Workflow
The HVR-Z5E is ready for HDV HYBRID operation with the optional HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit. In HYBRID operation you can simultaneously record video footage to tape and to a standard CompactFlash (CF) card. The HVR-Z5E has a special shoe connector* for direct attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without the use of a cable. This smart combination never interferes with shooting operations. The ergonomically integrated design provides easier handling in any shooting situation. The HVR-MRC1K automatically synchronises with the recording commands of the HVR-Z5E. Various recording options are available when using the HVR-MRC1K in HYBRID operation. These include Synchronous recording, Relay recording or HVR-MRC1K only recording. Furthermore, the HVR-Z5E can display HVR-MRC1K status information on its LCD for convenient reference. The display data includes Connection status, REC status and the remaining CF recording time. It is very convenient to be able to monitor the HVR-MRC1Ks operation without having to check the rear display panel.
* he intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/DV stream and supplies power T to the Memory Recording Unit HVR-MRC1K. The i.LINK connector is not available when the unit is attached to the camcorder.

Operational Versatility

XtraFine LCD Panel
A 3.2-inch type XtraFine LCD is located on the HVR-Z5E in the same position as on the HVR-Z1E. With approximately 921,000 pixels, this is 4x greater than the LCD of the HVR-Z1E. The XtraFine LCD displays virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at 6500K colour temperature.

XtraFine EVF

The 0.45 inch type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels (852x3[RGB]x480). This device has three independent LEDs for Red, Green, and Blue colours. This technology allows users to monitor objects with remarkable colour reproduction accuracy and high resolution*. The EVF has a selectable display mode between Colour or Black and White. The XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture area at 6500K colour temperature.
* hen the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object in the screen moves quickly, W the primary colours of R/G/B may be seen on the object in the EVF momentarily.
InfoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatibility
The HVR-Z5E uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E and DSR-PD170P, so you can use your existing chargers and batteries.
Sony, DVCAM, ClearVid CMOS Sensor, Exmor, Enhanced Imaging Processor, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. G Lens, XtraFine, Shot Transition are trademarks of Sony Corporation. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

HVR-Z5E

Bringing the HVR-Z5E Emerging the new World Standard Camcorder in HD Acquisition
Introducing a truly amazing new compact HDV camcorder from Sony. The HVR-Z5E camcorder is designed to enhance creativity and deliver the highest standard of optical and audio quality. Sonys newly designed G Lens is incorporated into the camcorder, boasting excellent resolution, color, and contrast for breathtaking images that rival expensive interchangeable lenses. This new compact camcorder boasts Sonys 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system, utilizing the technology of Exmor, to provide excellent low-light sensitivity and making it ideal when high performance in limited light conditions is a requirement. The ergonomically designed body allows exible shooting under any conditions, while maintaining Sonys worldwide reputation for quality and high performance. The standard features of the HVR-Z5E include 1080/25p HDV native progressive recording modes. Sonys new cutting-edge HYBRID recording system incorporates an optional HVR-DR60 or HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit, which allows simultaneous recording on tape and non-tape media for improved NLE workow efficiency. The HYBRID recording system is also capable of simultaneous HD and SD recording. Sony is continuously developing and expanding its HDV lineup in response to professional user feedback.

HVR-Z5E Features

Advanced Camera Features:
Sonys Exclusive High-performance "G Lens"
Discover the exceptional optical performance of Sonys G Lens. This sophisticated lens incorporates Sonys unique optical technology and unparalleled quality control. Moreover, its been optimized to perfectly complement the camcorders advanced image sensor and image-processing technology, thus expanding your shooting possibilities. Express yourself more fully with the utmost precision of Sonys G Lens. you can also fix the gain and shutter settings. This function is ideal for varied shooting environments that range from very dark to very bright, allowing easy one-handed control using single-ring operation. The ergonomic layout of the zoom, focus, and iris control rings makes operation of these three functions possible with just one hand. Moreover, the built-in digital extender system increases the zoom ratio to approximately 30x. Sonys Super SteadyShot system (optical) helps you achieve a stable picture even when camera handling is unsteady. The HVR-Z5E also provides three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters and accommodates the addition of an optional 0.8x wide conversion lens. These features provide enhanced shooting flexibility to suit your production requirements.
Major G Lens Features on HVR-Z5E
1. The 29.5mm wide-angle G Lens (equivalent to 35mm film) on the HVR-Z5E offers a field of view thats ideal for many shooting situations, ranging from broad landscape shots to conditions where sufficient distance from the subject is difficult to obtain. Its 20x optical zoom capability also enables shooting over a wide zooming range. 2. Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce chromatic aberrations caused by differences in light refraction to minimize color fringing. The advanced 10-group, 15-element lens structure also includes compound aspheric lenses for images that are crisp and clear even when shooting movies at high zooming ratio. 3. Advanced optical lens technology makes the most of Sonys 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system to realize sharper images with higher resolution and less noise even when shooting in very low light. 4. The six-blade iris diaphragm is nearly circular, enabling the creation of extremely beautiful background blur.

An Ideal Handheld Camcorder Design
Sony has responded to professional user feedback to create the ideal handheld camcorder with ergonomically designed body-weight balance and a well-planned layout of buttons and connectors to reduce camera operator fatigue.
Two Screw Holes for Secure Connection
To provide a more secure connection between the camcorder and tripod plate or other accessories, two screw holes have been incorporated into the base plate of the camcorder.
Natural-touch Lens Operation
Newly designed focus, zoom, and iris control functions provide convenient lens operation. The zoom function is variable and can be controlled using the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens grip, or the lever on the camera handle. Additionally, once you select the high-speed zoom mode, you can zoom from wide to telephoto modes about 1.5x faster than with the HVR-V1E. The lens barrel ring controls the iris, and a simple menu adjustment allows you to change the direction of rotation to open and close it. Furthermore, you can control overall exposure by changing the function of the iris ring. Exposure control automatically adjusts the optimum iris, gain, and shutter settings. Using exposure control mode, 4

Innovative Technologies:

Cutting-edge Imaging System for New Camcorders
1. 1/3 Inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor System
The 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system has 45-degree rotated pixels on each chip in order to increase the signal density, while each pixel maintains sufficient surface area. In combination with the Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP), the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system achieves high resolution, high sensitivity, wide dynamic range, and excellent color reproduction. The pixel shift interpolation technique has been traditionally used in small 3CCD camcorders, however, this normally requires the combination of all three color element (RGB) signals to maximize resolution. If an object lacks one or more color elements, the resolution of the object may be degraded. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is different because it can always produce maximum resolution, regardless of the balance between color elements, thanks to its unique and sophisticated interpolation technology.
2. Enhanced Functionality with the Technology of Exmor
The new HVR-Z5E boasts cutting-edge features such as the technology of Exmor, which utilizes the full potential of the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system. Exmor features the column-parallel A/D conversion technique and the dual noise-cancelling method also used in Sonys top-of-the-line models. Multiple A/D (analog to digital) converters on each pixel row convert analog signals to digital as soon as they are generated, unlike traditional technology that only has one A/D converter on each chip. The technology of Exmor can eliminate the influence of external noise that enters the signal chain during transfer to the A/D converter, resulting in high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise. This significantly enhances shooting in low-light environments. By adopting this groundbreaking technology, the new 1/3 inch-type 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system enables the HVR-Z5E to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux*1.

*1 At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain

Current Technology

Technology of Exmor

Senser Photo Diodes

Noise Cancelling

Pixel Layout

Noise Cancelling A/D Converter

A/D Converter

1080 Pixels

:Noise

Pixels (Photo Diodes) Signals after interpolation
Expanding the HDV Format as a Global Standard
The HDV 1080i specification uses one of the MPEG2 Long GOP compression profiles. This highly efficient and robust "MPEG2 Long GOP" codec which is also used in Sonys XDCAM HD and XDCAM EX series enables users to record stunning-quality HD video. The HVR-Z5E provides over 60 minutes*2 of recording time using the widely available mini-DV videotape.
*2 When using Sony's recommended Professional HDV tape DigitalMaster model PHDVM-63DM, an approximate recording time of 63 minutes is possible.
Switchable Recording and Playback HDV1080i/DVCAMTM/DV
The HVR-Z5E can switch between HDV 1080i, DVCAM, and standard DV recording, providing the ultimate flexibility to suit your production needs. Native editing in the HDV format is now supported by most popular NLE (nonlinear editing) software. Additionally, HDV can be recorded as a memory file on inexpensive computer media. The optional HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit records to standard CompactFlash (CF) cards that can be quickly and easily exchanged for nonlinear editing. The optional HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Units large-capacity 60GB hard drive provides 4.5 hours of recording time.

PHDVM-63DM

PHDV-276DM
Built-in Down-converter for SD Production
The HVR-Z5E can convert material from 1080i down to 480i and output the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. This allows users to edit recorded material with a compatible nonlinear editing system using current DV editing software, as well as record SD signals to an external VTR.

SD (4:3) HD (16:9)

Memory Recording Unit (option)*
*CF card is not included.

Squeeze

Letterbox

Edge crop

HVR-DR60 (option)
*3 Letterbox mode is not available from the i.LINK connector. i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. Not all products with an i.LINK connector will necessarily communicate with each other. For information on compatibility, operating conditions, and proper connection, please refer to the documentation supplied with any device with an i.LINK connector. For information on devices that include an i.LINK connection, please contact your nearest Sony service center.
Selectable Progressive Modes

The HVR-Z5E has two types of progressive shooting modes. 1. 25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Mode
The HVR-Z5E features 25p native progressive recording mode. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP create true 1080p images, which can then be recorded as progressive signals by the HVR-Z5E in HDV format. The progressive HDV stream can be output from an i.LINK connector and used for progressive editing with compatible NLE software. Native progressive recording modes are suitable for output to film, CG composition, viewing on a progressive monitor, or as an Internet movie.
Note: interlaced video is output from connectors other than i.LINK.
Ready for HYBRID Solution with HVR-MRC1K (Option)
The HVR-Z5E is ready for HDV/DV HYBRID operation with the optional HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit. In HYBRID operation, you can simultaneously record video footage to tape and to a standard CompactFlash (CF) card. The HVR-Z5E has a special shoe connector*4 for direct attachment of the HVR-MRC1K without the use of a cable. This smart combination never interferes with shooting operations. The ergonomically integrated design provides easier handling in any shooting situation. The HVR-MRC1K automatically synchronizes with the recording commands of the HVR-Z5E. Various recording options are available when using the HVR-MRC1K in HYBRID operation. These include Synchronous recording, Relay recording, or HVR-MRC1K-only recording. Furthermore, the HVR-Z5E can display HVR-MRC1K status information on its LCD for convenient reference. The display data includes Connection status, REC status, and the remaining CF recording time. It is very convenient to be able to monitor the operation of HVR-MRC1K without having to check the rear display panel.
*4 The intelligent shoe connector inputs and outputs an HDV/ DV stream and supplies power to the HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit. The i.LINK connector is not available when the unit is attached to the camcorder.
2. 25p Progressive Scan Mode
In these modes, the 1080p image captured by the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is also recorded as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility with current editing and monitoring equipment that only accept interlaced signals, while maintaining the quality of the 1080p image. When using the 25p scan setting, captured images are recorded as 50i through means of 2-2 pull-down conversion. Progressive scan modes are suitable for feature films, documentaries, and music videos, which have to be recorded as interlaced video for viewing on interlaced monitors, but want to offer a progressive look to their motion. It is also possible to edit footage recorded in the 25p scan mode as progressive material. NLE software that is compatible with the 25p scan mode can remove the 2-2 pull-down, then edit the footage as 25p material. For 25p, most NLE software can output the edited timeline in progressive format by merging odd and even fields. Furthermore, the 25p scan mode is available in not only HDV recording but also DVCAM/ DV recording. It means the HVR-Z5E provides SD-quality 25p footage as well.

The recording time on a 16-GB CF card*5 in HDV, DVCAM and DV format*6 is approximately 72 minutes.
CF card capacity 16GB 8GB 4GB 2GB Recording time(approximately) 72 minutes 36 minutes 18 minutes 9 minutes
*5 At least 133x speed and 2-GB capacity is required. The NCFD8GP and NCFD16GP Sony CF cards are recommended. *6 The recording time may change according to the CF card type and recording format.

72 min. 16 GB

Operational Versatility:
Two Accessory Shoe Connectors
The HVR-Z5E features two accessory shoe connectors. One is a cold shoe on the top of the microphone unit at the front, and the other is a screw-hole type shoe located on the handle. The rear side shoe can be changed to a cold shoe using supplied parts.

XtraFine LCD Panel

A 3.2 inch-type XtraFine LCD is located on the HVR-Z5E in the same position as on the HVR-Z1E. It has approximately 921,000 pixels (1920x480), which is 4x greater than the LCD of the HVR-Z1E, and this higher resolution allows for easier focus adjustment. The XtraFine LCD displays virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at a color temperature of 6500K approximately.
Versatile Audio Input Selection
The HVR-Z5E features versatile audio input selection with a newly designed high-quality built-in stereo microphone, as well as two XLR audio input channels for professional microphones or connecting to an external-line audio source. Additionally, the ECM-XM1 high-sensitivity, low-noise monaural microphone is supplied. This microphone has an S/N ratio of 78dB and a sensitivity increase of 14dB over its predecessor, the ECM-NV1*8. By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN switch located on the side panel of the HVR-Z5E, you can easily assign the two audio input channels to the built-in stereo microphone, external-line audio, or dedicate one channel to each and record them separately or mixed. When assigned to one channel, the built-in stereo microphone acts as a wide-directional monaural microphone.
*8 The ECM-NV1 is a supplied microphone with the DSR-PD170P DSR-250P , , HVR-A1E, and HVR-V1E.

XtraFine EVF

The 0.45 inch-type XtraFine EVF (Electronic View Finder) has approximately 1,227,000 pixels (852x3 [RGB]x480). This device has three independent LEDs for Red, Green, and Blue colors. This technology allows users to monitor objects with remarkable color reproduction accuracy and high resolution*7. The EVF has a selectable display mode between Color or Black and White. The XtraFine EVF displays virtually 100% of the picture area at a color temperature of 6500K approximately.
*7 When the camcorder is panned quickly or when an object on the screen moves quickly, the R/G/B primary colors may momentarily be seen on the object in the EVF.

InfoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatibility
The HVR-Z5E uses the same batteries as the HVR-Z7E, HVR-Z1E, HVR-V1E, and DSR-PD170P so you , can use your existing chargers and batteries.
One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder
A one-touch clip-type microphone holder makes it easy to attach and remove the microphone for quick storage.

HDMI Output Connector

Uncompressed digital HD video and audio signals are output from the HDMI connector. You can see stunning HD images on an HDMI-compatible monitor display. During shooting, a pre-compressed 1920x1080i/4:2:2 signal is output from the HDMI connector. 8

Creative Versatility:

Smooth WB (White Balance)
The Smooth WB feature is a smooth transition white balance system that avoids unnaturally sudden color temperature changes between preset white balance settings. This function is useful when you move from an artificial, low-light environment inside a building, to bright natural sunlight outside.

Picture Profile

Up to six different picture-quality settings, including gamma and color settings, can be registered in the memory as Picture Profile. This labor-saving function allows operators to easily recall customized picture-quality settings for various shooting conditions. It is also useful for matching footage shot at different times or for multi-camera setups. The Picture Profile functions of the HVR-Z5E are the same as those of the high-end HVR-Z7E model, which include enhanced versions of the HVR-Z1E and HVR-V1E functions, plus a selection of new ones.

Smooth Gain

The Smooth Gain function is a smooth transition gain system that avoids sudden brightness changes caused by manual gain-level adjustment. With this function, the brightness changes gradually when the gain-level position is switched and avoids any sudden, unwanted iris adjustment.

Color Depth

Generally, the brightness of a video image increases as the color level becomes more vivid. In the HVR-Z5E, the brightness and color level are processed independently so that more flexible tone for instance, a dark image with vivid color is realized by 3D-LUT*9 color processing.
*9 3D-LUT = three-dimensional look-up table.

Minus Gain

Minus gain settings of -6 and -3dB have also been added to help reduce sensitivity under bright lighting conditions. When the iris needs to be opened to create a short depth of field, a suitable brightness level can be achieved with this function.

AGC Range Configuration

The range of the AGC (Automatic Gain Control) function can be set by assigning its upper and lower limits. The use of minus gain can be achieved by setting the lower limit of the AGC. Once minus AGC is set to ON, the minimum AGC parameter is set to approximately -3dB. If you set it to OFF, the minimum AGC parameter is set to 0dB.

Color Correction

The Color Correction function of the HVR-Z1E has been improved in the HVR-Z5E. Color Correction provides two functions for creative shooting. The Color Extraction function can retain up to two desired colors of monitored pictures on the screen, while making all other colors black and white. The advanced function allows users to select the color simply by pressing a button to memorize the center color of the captured image. The Color Revision function can change the hue of the color specifically designated by the Color Extraction function. This function is good not only for creating impressive images, but also for blue or green screen shooting in order to normalize uneven color. The color data is stored in each Picture Profile so that users can select the most suitable color setting for each shooting situation.
Color Correction Images Simulated

Advanced Histogram

The Histogram Indicator for brightness can be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder, allowing operators to easily evaluate the brightness of captured images. A target window appears in the center of the screen and the brightness level is indicated by a vertical red line in the histogram. The zebra indicator level appears as a yellow vertical line in the histogram as a reference for proper exposure.

Normal

Color Extraction

Color Revision

WB (White Balance) Shift
The WB Shift function allows users to create a custom color or to adjust the color temperature of the camcorder. There are two WB Shift options to choose from: LB-CC type: adjusting the LB axis (color temperature) and CC filter effect. R-B level type: adjusting the red and blue levels

Shot Transition Function

The Shot Transition function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions. After you have programmed a shots START and END point settings (e.g., for zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter speed, and white balance) and pressed the start button, a smooth picture transition takes place over the duration of the shot by automatically calculating intermediate setting values. This is very useful when complex camera settings are required during the scene transition for example, when panning the camcorder from a distant object to a close object. Transition types can be selected from a choice of LINEAR, SOFT STOP, and SOFT TRANS, transition time can be set from 2 to 90 seconds, and start delay time can be selected from 5, 10, and 20 seconds.

Transition Shot B

Skintone Detail
This function allows users to change the sharpness of an object with a specific color, and is particularly good for making skin tones look more natural. The target color can be specified by controlling the Phase/Range/Saturation/Y Level/Y Range parameters or by pressing a button to specify the color of an object with a color picker. If the sharpness of the background object is decreased, the blur looks more natural.

Smooth Slow Rec

The Smooth Slow Rec function of the HVR-Z5E enables smooth slow-motion playback by capturing images 4x faster than normal (200 fields/ s). In this mode, for example, quad-speed images are captured for three seconds, stored in the built-in buffer memory, and then recorded to tape (in either HDV, DVCAM, or DV format) as slow-motion pictures lasting 12 seconds*. This allows recorded images to be checked immediately in the field. Recoding durations are available in three, six, and 12 seconds depended on the picture quality. Picture quality is slightly degraded, but this quad-speed imaging capture is the fastest speed available in compact HD camcorders. Smooth Slow Rec is ideal for sports or nature photography, where the action can be viewed more easily in slow motion, and opens up many creative possibilities.

200i Capturing

600 598

Shot A

Shot A time

LINEAR

Makes a linear transition.

Transition

Shot B

SOFT STOP

Makes the transition slow at the end.

SOFT TRANSITION

Makes the transition slow at the beginning and end, and linearly in between.

1/200 s 3s

Buffer Memory

Assignable Features

HVR-Z5E provides up to seven ASSIGN buttons for quick access to frequently used functions suitable for variable shooting conditions. Some default functions are pre-assigned by name. The assignable functions are AE Shift, Back Light, Color Bars, Digital Extender, End Search, Expanded Focus, Fader, Focus Macro, Hyper Gain, Index Mark, Last Scene Review, Marker, Peaking, Photo, Picture Profile, Push AT Iris, REC Review, Ring Rotate, Shot Transition, Smooth Slow REC, Spot Light, Steady Shot, TC Reset, TC Count Up, and Zebra.

50i Recording

599 600

1/50 s 12 s

Tape (HDV/DVCAM/DV)
*10 Audio cannot be recorded while shooting in this mode.

Accessories

New RM-1000BP Remote Commander
New VCL-HG0872K Wide Conversion Lens
New LCS-BP1BP Soft Carrying Case
New LCH-GT1BP Hard Carrying Case
Multifunction LANC remote commander Controls main camcorder functions Better Human User Interface (HUI) for professional applications
Equivalent to 0.8 magnification High-resolution wide conversion lens for the HVR-Z5 Bayonet mount for quick and easy attachment Supports large French Flag and 4x5.65inch filter holder Quick and convenient integrated lens shutter

Custom backpack carrying case with shoulder and waist straps Supplied storage for accessories in protective pouches Optional "VCT-SP1BP Camcorder Support" can be attached
Hard shell carrying case, custom-designed for Sonys handheld camcorders and accessories Integrated wheels for easy transport
New HVL-LBPA LED Battery Video Light
VCT-SP1BP Camcorder Support
Weight support for stable/ comfortable shooting Support for several shooting styles (e.g., high-angle shooting) Quick-release function from harness for excellent mobility Perfect design for camcorder Monopod Carbon shaft for light weight and rigid design RM-1BP Remote Controller supplied as standard
AC-VQL1BP AC Adaptor / Charger
4 slots battery charger (A pair of parallel charge) 2 charge mode selectable (Normal/ Full) Charging information Remaining time to charge complete Current available time for shooting Battery Log information Total charge time Total charge cycle last operation date

SH-L32WBP LCD Hood

LCD Hood for 3.2 LCD monitor Adjustable shade (360 shade) Folding structure realize transfer with camcorder
LED reliability and low power consumption of 16W Battery power from NP-F770/F970 Wide compatibility for flexible installation (Cold shoe/Screw bolt/ Screw hole) Ideal for Wide-angle shooting and interviews Spot (600lx@1m) or flood-lighting (300lx@1m) with attached condensing lens ON or Off Light diffuser attached to soften shadows and reduce contrast Long Operating time: approximately 3 hours with the NP-F970 (at maximum brightness) Supplied indoor/outdoor filter kit (5,500K to 3,200K)
CompactFlash Card NCFD16GP 16GB 306x CompactFlash Card NCFD8GP 8GB 306x CompactFlash Card 2NP-F970/B InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack (2 pack) HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit
An external Hard Disk Recording Unit with a 60GB capacity and 4.5 hours of recording time for HDV, DVCAM and DV. (battery is not supplied)
HVR-MRC1K Memory Recording Unit
A memory recording unit kit which consists of the HVR-MRC1 memory recording unit,HVRA-CR1 cradle, cold-shoe adaptors and an i.LINK (IEEE1394) cable. The widely available standard CompactFlash (CF) card is used for HDV, DVCAM,and DV file recording.

VCT-PG11RMB Tripod with RM-1BP Remote Controller
NP-F970/F770/F570 InfoLITHIUM Rechargeable Battery Pack RM-1BP LANC remote controller VCT-1BP Bracket (for HVR-DR60, HVR-MRC1K attachment)

Specifications

Camera section Lens Built-in lter Imaging system Picture elements Focus White balance Manual shutter speed Auto Manual Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82mm, f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode, lter diameter: 72mm Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 1/3 inch-type, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with technology of Exmor Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total) Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/innity/AF assist/focus macro) Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step) 1/50 - 1/2000 1/4 - 1/10000 -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter) HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL) HDV1080/50i/25p, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL) Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette 10-pin connector A/V OUT jack (component, composite and unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cables) i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin) XLR 3-pin female x 2ch Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm) Stereo mini-mini jack (2.5 mm) HDMI connector 0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio 3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio Approx. 2.2 kg (5 lb 1 oz) (w/o tape, battery) Approx. 169 x 188 x 451mm (6 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 17 7/8inch) (with lens hood, microphone and large eye cup) DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor) Approx. 7.1 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewnder ON) Approx. 6.8 W (with ECM-XM1 / LCD viewnder ON) 395min(NP-970) 415min(NP-970) 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F) -20 to 60 C (-4 to 140 F) AC-VQ1050 AC adaptor/charger, NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery pack, A/V multi-connecting cable, Component A/V cable, lens hood with lens cover, lithium battery (CR2025), shoe adaptor, large size eye-cup, RMT-831 wireless Remote Commander, ECM-XM1 monaural electret condenser microphone, operating instructions (CD-ROM), printed operating instructions
Gain Minimum Illumination VTR section Recording format Play out/Down conversion format Playback/Recording time HDV/DV SP DVCAM Input/Output connectors Audio/Video output HDV/DV input/output XLR audio input Headphone LANC Digital video output Built-in output devices LCD view nder LCD monitor General Mass Dimension (W x H x D) Power requirements Power consumption Battery operating time Operating temperature Storage temperature Supplied accessories

HDV DVCAM/DV HDV DVCAM/DV
399(15 3/4) 451(17 7/8) Unit: mm (inches)

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2008 Sony Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. All non-metric weights and measurements are approximate. Sony, G Lens, DVCAM, 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor, Exmor, Enhanced Imaging Processor, DigitalMaster, SteadyShot, i.LINK, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick Duo, XDCAM and their respective logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. XtraFine, Picture Profile, Shot Transition are trademarks of Sony Corporation. HDV and the HDV logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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