The Sony HVR-Z1U is the more professional version of the HVR 1000u and includes more external controls, similar to the Panasonic DVX-100-B. This camera is capable of recording in SD (standard definiton) or 1080i HDV (high definition) directly onto a regular MiniDV tape. Recording to harddrive is possible with this camera, but not supported by the GNMC. This camera DOES provide phantom power for microphones that require it.
NEW / IMPORTANT: You must receive training before you can reserve or check out this equipment. Training opportunities are frequent and available via weekly workshops or by consultation. For more information please read our equipment policy page.
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