Sony DCR-TRV18 User Manual
Mini dv handycam, Camcorders, The mini dv story
Digital Imaging Training Guide
The Foundation of the Format
Digital video was once the exclusive province of broadcasters
and video professionals. The Mini DV format changes all that,
using advanced compression, videotape and recording
technologies to make digital performance available to everyone.
Studio Quality Digital Pictures
Better than broadcast resolution.
A maximum resolution of
530 horizontal lines.
Three times the color information of VHS.
B-Y color “components” provide far brighter, richer, more
vibrant color. You’ll see digital quality that analog systems
just can’t record.
Minimum generation loss.
With digital copies, you won’t
experience the annoying quality loss when
you edit videos and share the results with
friends and family.
CD Quality Digital Sound
16-bit two-channel sound.
DV offers the
same 16-bit PCM stereo sound quality as the Compact Disc.
So customers enjoy a breathtaking 96-dB dynamic range and
full 20-to-20,000-Hz frequency response.
12-bit, four-channel sound.
At your option, you can record in
12-bit mode with two sets of stereo tracks—one for the
original sound and another for adding music or narration.
Connectivity and Digital Editing
(IEEE 1394 DV input/output) connector and PC
editing software are now featured in millions of home PCs.
Which means you can shoot, connect, enhance, edit and copy
the results back to tape to share with friends and family!
Sony Mini DV Handycam
camcorders take advantage of the 4K
bit Memory Chip available in selected DV cassettes. You can
perform Tape Titling, Index Titling and Title Search to speed up
or for quicker access to recorded scenes.
Analog Inputs with Digital Conversion
Sony Mini DV Handycam
camcorders also offer analog inputs.
So you can archive your older analog recordings on compact,
durable Mini DV cassettes. And of course, this footage then is
available for digital editing on a PC through i.LINK
Sony has endowed the Mini DV line with “prosumer” features,
enhancements that blur the distinction between amateur and
3-CCD image block.
Almost every consumer camcorder has a
single CCD image sensor. But almost every broadcast camera
has three. Sony’s Mini DV 3-CCD camcorders render beautiful
color, dramatically reducing smear and bleed.
Mega Pixel image sensors.
Selected DV camcorders
can capture still images at almost two times the
standard VGA resolution. Both still images and video
benefit from increased resolution.
Vario Sonnar T* lenses.
picture can’t be any better than the lens that helps
capture it, Sony incorporates professional-grade
lenses from the legendary Carl Zeiss. The T* coating
minimizes lens “flare” in sunlight, preserving
maximum contrast and resolution.
Enhancing the DV Experience
The range of Sony DV functions and features continues to grow.
Still image capture.
Every Sony Mini DV Handycam
camcorder offers Digital Still Memory Mode, which saves still
images onto the supplied Memory Stick
MPEG movie mode.
MPEG movies can be stored on Memory
media and distributed in emails, on websites or in
Bluetooth™ wireless networking.
Selected Sony Handycam
camcorders can also transfer information from Memory Stick
media to the Internet. The camcorders can communicate with
the BTA-NW1 Bluetooth™ adapter (select models) or with
other compatible Bluetooth™ devices such as cell phones.
You can even use the camcorder to send and receive emails
or browse the web—right on the LCD screen!
THE MINI DV STORY
Mini DV Handycam
The definition of digital.