What you can do with your vcr, What is the hdv format, Trying out the hdv format – Sony GV-HD700 User Manual

Page 10: Features of this vcr

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What you can do with your VCR

The HDV format has about more than 2 times the horizontal resolution of a standard TV, and
providing high quality images. Being the HDV format compliant, your VCR is ready to
record/play back crystal clear, high-definition images.


Compatible with HDV/DV formats

The VCR is compatible with both the HDV and DV formats. You can record or play back
a tape in the desired format.


Equipped with a 7.0 widescreen LCD monitor

The VCR is equipped with a widescreen monitor with a crystal clear display.


Connectable with 2 types of battery packs

The VCR is compatible with both the L series battery pack and the M series pack to suit
your needs.


Connectable with various devices

On the side of the VCR, an HDV/DV (i.LINK) interface, an HDMI OUT jack, a
COMPONENT OUT jack, and A/V jacks are equipped. Various external terminals such as
a USB jack, a Memory Stick Duo slot, etc. are also provided.


Equipped with functions for professional use

The VCR is featured with the all scan function, the ASSIGN buttons, the status check
function,.etc. The functions are also designed for professional use.


Capturing 1.2 million pixels still images from movies

You can select your best shot from HD (high definition) movies on the tape, and capture it
as a still image that has a maximum size of 1.2 million pixels (1440 × 810 dots) to the
“Memory Stick Duo.”

Trying out the HDV format!

What is the HDV format?

The HDV format is a new video format for recording and playing back high definition
images on popular DV standard cassette tapes.

The VCR adopts the HDV1080i specification,

which utilizes 1,080 effective scanning lines,
within the HDV standards
, and records pictures at
the image bit rate of about 25 Mbps.

• This “Operating Guide” refers to the HDV1080i specification as HDV format unless there is a need to


Features of this VCR

1,080 effective
scanning lines