Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder


Ideal for band rehearsals, practice sessions and live gigs, the HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder, records CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or internet-ready AAC.
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Ideal for band rehearsals, practice sessions and live gigs, Sony’s camcorder records CD-quality audio in uncompressed Linear PCM or internet-ready AAC. The slim, portable MV1 music video recorder captures every detail of musical performances – from soloists and groups, to orchestras and bands – in rich audio with its 120-degree X-Y stereo microphone that can be tuned for clear, undistorted recordings. Adding versatility, external microphones or instruments can be directly connected to the device and there’s also a convenient speaker on-board so users can check their recordings instantly.

To complement its superior audio capabilities, the Music Video Recorder offers Full 1920×1080/30p HD video. Its back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor allows for a sharp picture even in dimly-lit clubs or recording studios. And the wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens takes in the whole scene so no one in the band gets left out of the action, perfect for cramped rehearsal spaces as well as expansive stages.

The HDR-MV1 camcorder features Audio Lip Sync to ensure that music stays precisely matched to the video playback, with no lag, and a vibrant 2.7” colour LCD to allow frame checking or adjusting. The camera also offers manual or auto audio level control with an on-screen meter to monitor the input levels and modify for diverse environments.

Deep Stereo Sound with 120° X/Y Mic

The HDR-MV1’s 120° “cross opened” microphone configuration records stereo sound but, unlike smartphones and conventional camcorders, its wide angle lets you capture every note from the band even in cramped quarters. Additionally, it records with a focus on the centre, so a group’s main performer—often the vocalist—never gets lost.

Wide-angle 120° Carl Zeiss Tessar Lens

The 120° wide angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens not only captures high-quality video with excellent resolution, contrast, and colour reproduction, but its wide angle also allows you to put the entire band and stage into the frame…from close distances. Ideal for everything from shooting in your practice space to recording live performances.

Exmor R CMOS Sensor is Ideal for Low Light

Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor is extremely sensitive, capturing facial expressions and fast movements, even in dark environments like studios or stages.

High-quality 30p HD Video Recording

Record high-quality 1920x1080/30p HD video even in low lighting situations. The MP4 format is ideal for enjoying and sharing your HD movies on a PC, Mac or the Internet.

Adjust Recording Levels Manually, Monitor Easily on the 2.7” LCD

Control, fine-tune, and enhance recording quality—quickly. Adjust the recording level manually in 31 increments, and set an appropriate level for your particular performance environment. Also monitor the recording level at a glance on the bright 2.7” LCD.

Tripod Mount for Rock-steady Recording

Forget the shaky hand-held look you get w/ iPhones and some camcorders. Go for a pro look with clean crisp images when you use the built-in tripod mount to anchor the HDR-MV1 to a tripod.

Count on Polished Playback with Audio Lip Sync

Match the timing of your image and sound. Audio lip sync adjusts sound on the HDR-MV1 when outputting the image to other devices. You get playback that always looks professional.

Charge Battery and Transfer Data Simultaneously with the USB Port

The HDR-MV1 is equipped with a USB port to simultaneously charge the battery and access content on a computer. Moreover, with the supplied battery and optional AC adaptor (purchase separately, AC-UD10) users can operate while the device is charging.

Use Simply as a Linear PCM Recorder, Too

Sometimes you don’t need an image—when recording a song-in-progress to share with band members, for example. The HDR-MV1 doubles as a fast, easy Linear PCM recorder for sound only. Plus, it’s equipped with a small speaker that lets you do a simple sound check without earphones.

One-touch Remote and One-touch Sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Low-cut Filter Decreases Noise, Clarifies Sound

The Music Video Recorder is equipped with a low-cut filter to reduce low-frequency sound. Perfect for decreasing noise such as air conditioning and wind while recording; your video sounds great even when made under the most challenging conditions.

Line-in to Hook Up External Equipment

Easily connect the HDR-MV1 to studio equipment such as a sound board with the LINE-OUT terminal.

  • Sensor Resolution
    8.4 Megapixels
  • Video Resolution
    1080p HD Recording
  • Sensor
    1/2.3" CMOS
  • Screen Size
    2.7" LCD Monitor
  • Shutter Speed
    1/8sec. - 1/10,000sec.
  • Recording Media
  • Frame Rate
  • Bitrate
    17.6 Mb/s Maximum Bitrate
  • Focal Length
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Focus Distance
  • Power Source
    NP-BX1 Li-ion Battery Pack
  • Dimensions
    116.5mm × 70.5mm × 27mm
  • Weight
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Sony HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder
Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1)
micro USB Cable
Lens Cap
Cap String
"Operating Guide"

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