HDV - The perfect entry to the exciting world of HD
Great pictures, ultimate portability and low operating costs – the perfect entry to the thrilling world of High Definition, with all the benefits of tape-based recording.
With HDV, the benefits of HD are accessible to everyone. Its compact, lightweight design, combined with sophisticated functionality and affordable pricing makes HDV the ideal entry-level format choice for HD production. Sony HDV records pictures at full 1080-line High Definition resolution onto standard DV format cassette, reducing media costs significantly while delivering the benefits of tape-based recording and archiving.
Tri-format HDV/DVCAM/DV recording and playback is possible with the same camcorder or VTR deck, reducing hardware inventory requirements, storage and transportation costs. A step up in quality from DVCAM, HDV makes it even more affordable for programme-makers to experience the benefits of HD.