TechGadgetsMeet the Sony HDR MV1 Music Video Recorder

Meet the Sony HDR MV1 Music Video Recorder

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The new HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder from Sony lets you shoot and share every performance with crisp, clear pictures and studio-quality sound to match.

Ideal for band rehearsals, practice sessions and live gigs, the slim, portable HDR-MV1 makes a great partner for recording groups, solo voices and instruments. Capturing Full HD video and uncompressed hi-fi stereo digital audio, it is a big step up from recording muffled clips on your camera phone. Plus, when you’re done, it’s easy to connect wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet for on-the-spot web uploads.

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HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder lets you record and instantly share Full HD videos with hi-fi stereo sound

  • Record live musical      performances, demos and rehearsals with studio-quality Linear PCM sound
  • Superb Full HD video quality      with wide-angle lens and high sensitivity for low-light shooting
  • Quick, easy sharing with Wi-Fi and NFC for One-touch transfers

The HDR-MV1 resolves every detail of your musical efforts with full-range, beautifully rich audio you’d expect from Sony – whether you’re recording a delicate flute or the action of a heavy metal rock band. The high quality 120-degree X-Y stereo microphone stands out of the recorder body, guaranteeing superb depth and separation. An on-screen meter allows easy checking and adjustment of mic levels for clear, undistorted recordings. And as an extra pro-style refinement, there’s an on-board limiter that guards against signal clipping when volume levels start climbing. If you want, plug in an external microphone or connect instruments directly to capture a totally pure performance.

Linear PCM recording assures uncompressed sound that’s even better than CD – making the HDR-MV1 ideal as a ‘standalone’ audio recorder even when you don’t need to shoot video. Alternatively, switch to web-friendly AAC format that is great for speedy Internet uploads or there is also a handy speaker in-built for checking your recordings instantly.

Vibrant, dynamic sound is matched by pristine video quality to match. From cramped rehearsals to expansive stages: the wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens captures the whole scene, so no-one in the band gets left out of the action. Even dimly-lit clubs and practice rooms are no problem: the back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS sensor grabs detail-packed Full HD video with extremely low noise.

Poor quality clips with out of sync sound and screen are a thing of the past with the Audio lip sync feature – making sure the music stays precisely matched to the live view image.

Built-in Wi-Fi connects the HDR-MV1 with your smartphone or tablet for easy wireless uploads of your clips with no PC needed. Just touch the recorder against your NFC-equipped Android device for one-touch sharing (movie only). Even use your mobile as a handy remote to start recording and check camera angles on screen.

MVR Studio software (PC and Mac) is available as a download from the Sony website for easy editing, polishing and web uploads of your recordings. Available as an option, the LCS-MVA carry case protects the Music Video Recorder while you’re out and about, gigging or travelling.

The new HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder from Sony is available in the UK from the end of November 2013, priced at £260 from www.sony.co.uk.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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