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Sony Digital 8 PAL System Camcorder

Sony Digital 8 PAL System Camcorder

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  • 1/4.7 Advanced HAD? CCD Imaging Device with 1.0 Mega Pixels Gross*?
  • 1/4.7" CCD imager with 690K (effective) pixels provides excellent detail and clarity

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    1/4.7" Advanced HAD? CCD Imaging Device with 1.0 Mega Pixels Gross*?
    1/4.7" CCD imager with 690K (effective) pixels provides excellent detail and clarity, with exceptional digital video performance. Realize great looking digital still images utilizing 1000K (effective) pixels.?
    The superior quality Advanced HAD design CCD imager allows more light to reach the imager, reducing noise in the video signal to improve signal-to-noise ratio by up to 6dB (2 times better than a standard CCD). Particularly effective when shooting black objects or while shooting in dark situations.?

    520 Lines of Horizontal Video Resolution*?
    Enjoy digitally recorded video with 520 lines of horizontal resolution for outstanding video quality comparable to DV and DVD performance.?

    Super SteadyShot? Picture Stabilization*?
    An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot system that controls an even higher range of shake vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.?

    MPEG Movie EX Mode*?
    Capture video and audio directly to Memory Stick? media. Shoot an MPEG Movie"on location" or select from your recorded video tape. The Video Email mode is ideal resolution for sharing video (160 x 112) and Presentation mode increases the resolution to 320 x 240. Unlike other MPEG1 movies, MPEG Movie EX will allow you to record uninterrupted to the full capacity of the Memory Stick media. For example, the 128MB Memory Stick media will record up to 85 minutes of non-stop MPEG videos.?

    AE Bracketing*

    14-Bit DXP Analog-to-Digital Conversion*?
    Digital eXtended Processor (DXP) analog-to-digital conversion provides greater dynamic range -- preserving both highlight and shadow detail. Provides wider dynamic range between highlights and shadows by expressing each pixel with 14-bit instead 10-bit values. This helps overcome the visual"clipping" or"wash out" of highlight detail which has often limited digital photography. Digital images take on a visual depth and range which far more closely replicates the original scene.?

    12-Bit/16-Bit PCM Digital Stereo*?
    16-bit recording capability offers the same, outstanding sound quality as Compact Disc. 12-bit recording enables you to transfer the recorded signal via i.LINK? equipped video devices and a growing range of compatible PCs for dubbing and non-linear editing.?
    *Items marked with asterisks above indicate step-up features from TRV340.

    Digital8? Video Recording?
    Digital8? recording format delivers three times the color bandwidth of VHS with significantly less video noise, providing stunning video performance. Digital8 format records digital audio and video comparible to Mini DV on affordable Hi8? tapes.?

    Hi8? and 8mm Video Playback?
    Playback existing library of 8mm and Hi8? analog recordings.?

    15x Optical Zoom/420x Precision Digital Zoom?
    Allows for zooming in on subjects or pulling back for wide shots. Precision Digital Zoom interpolation means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.?

    2.5" SwivelScreen? LCD Display (61K Pixels)?
    Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. Rotate color LCD up to 270-degrees to provide multiple viewing angles for recording and playback flexibility.?

    Digital Still Memory Mode with Memory Stick? Media?
    Capture high quality mega pixel digital still images at up to 1152 x 864 resolution, directly onto Memory Stick? media. Images are stored in JPEG format, providing easy transfer to PCs for email, printing, or sharing with family and friends.?

    i.LINK? DV Interface (IEEE1394)?
    Allows high speed bi-directional digital communication between two devices equipped with a IEEE 1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VTRs, capture cards and PCs.?

    Analog-to-Digital Conversion with Pass-Through?
    Convert and/or record any analog PAL video source to digital video via the DCR-TRV230's analog inputs. Analog PAL video can also be passed through the DCR-TRV740 directly to a PC via the i.LINK? interface in real time for easy PC editing of your anlalog footage.?

    USB Streaming?
    Sharing special moments with family and friends across the world is easy, with the incorporation of USB (Universal Serial Bus) Streaming into this 2002 Digital Handycam camcorder. USB Streaming allows users to stream live and recorded video to the Internet with their PCs using Microsoft? Windows? NetMeeting. This feature turns the camcorder into a webcam with a simple USB plug-in and Microsoft's free NetMeeting software. Now parents can either share baby's first steps live or stream a pre-recorded video of the event to loved ones who can't be there.?

    USB Interface?
    To augment the digital still capability and MPEG Movie Mode, the DCR-TRV740 incorporates a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. With the supplied USB cable, the camcorder can transport images and MPEG video to a USB-equipped PC twenty times faster than camcorders with only a serial interface.?

    InfoLithium? Battery with AccuPower? Meter System:?
    Rechargeable Lithium-Ion batteries mean no"memory effect." Sony's exclusive AccuPower? meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, in the viewfinder or LCD screen.?

    Super NightShot? O Lux System and Color Slow Shutter?
    Super NightShot captures monochrome video even when shooting in total darkness (0 lux) using the built-in infrared system up to ten feet away. The Super NightShot? mode automatically adjusts the shutter speed to increase picture brightness and clarity. With Color Slow Shutter, full-color video is recorded in dimly lit places, enabling users to capture video of sleeping babies and nocturnal animals in color.?

    Stamina? Power Management System?
    The DCR-TRV740 can record for up to 8? hours, using the viewfinder (LCD off), with an optional NP-QM91 battery.?

    Photo Mode?
    Using Sony's unique Adaptive Frame Interpolation for better image quality, you can store hundreds of individual still images with 7 seconds of audio each onto the tape.?

    Photo Save

    Playback Zoom?
    During video playback, pause mode you can zoom in up to 5x closer.?

    Print Image Matching Technology (PIM)?
    PIM is a printing technology created by Epson America, Inc., that enables printers and camcorders to better work together to create frame-ready photos without complicated preparation.?

    Print Mark?
    Use print mark to electronically mark images you want to print in your Digital Photo Printer.?

    Digital Program Editing?
    Allows you to select a sequence of 20 scenes and then controls dubbing via i.LINK? to another i.LINK? camcorder, or via infra-red remote to an analog VCR. Controls both Sony and other brand camcorders and VCRs.?

    Intelligent Accessory Shoe?
    Another Sony exclusive, the Intelligent Accessory Shoe not only provides power to any of the Intelligent Accessories, such as the HVL-S3D 3 Watt Video Light, the TGV-7 TV Tuner Pack, or the ECM-HS1 Zoom Mic, it also provides synchronized on/off operation, and in the case of the zoom mic, it actually changes the pickup pattern of the mic to match the zoom lens.?

    Program AE (Auto Exposure) Modes

    7 Fader Modes?
    Fade to Black, Mosaic, Overlap, Wipe, Monotone, Bounce and Random Dot.?

    8 Picture Effects?
    For creative enhancements. Choose from Mosaic, Solarization, Monotone, Sepia, Negative Art, Pastel, Slim and Stretch.?

    Neg Art?

    6 Digital Effects?
    Provide expanded digital creative options. Choose from Old Movie, Luminance Key, Flash Motion, Still, Trail and Slow Shutter.?

    Interval/Frame Recording

    Supplied Accessories?
    AC-L10 Power Adapter/In Camera Charger?
    NP-FM50 Rechargeable InfoLithium Battery?
    RMT-814 Wireless Remote Commander?
    2 AA Batteries?
    A/V Cable?
    Lens Cap?
    Shoulder Strap?
    8MB Memory Stick Digital Data Storage?
    USB Cable?
    CD-ROM with USB Driver (PIXELA ImageMixer Ver. 1.0)?

    Imaging Device: 1/4.7", 1,070K Gross Pixels Advanced HAD? CCD?
    Video Actual: 690K Pixels?
    Still Actual: 1000K Pixels?
    F: 1.6-2.4?
    f (Focal Distance): 3.6-54mm?
    f (35mm Conversion): 48-720mm (camera mode)/40-600mm (memory mode)?
    Filter Diameter: 37mm?
    Optical Zoom: 15x?
    Digital Zoom: 420x?
    Focusing: Full Range Auto/Manual Ring?
    Minimum Illumination: 7 Lux (0 Lux with NightShot? Infrared System)?
    NightShot Infrared System: Super NightShot, Color Slow Shutter?
    Shutter Speeds: Auto, 1/4-1/4000(in AE Mode)?
    Memory Mode: Yes, 1152 x 864, 640 x 480?
    MPEG Movie EX Mode: Yes, 320 x 240, 160 x 112?
    Viewfinder: Black & White, 113K Pixels?
    LCD: 2.5" Color, 61K pixels?
    Accessory Shoe: Yes (Intelligent)?
    Portable Printer Capable: Yes?
    Video Input/Output: Yes/Yes (S-Video/Mini A/V)?
    Audio Input/Output: Yes/Yes (Stereo, Special)?
    i.LINK? DV Interface (IEEE-1394): Yes, (4 Pin)?
    USB Terminal: Yes?
    USB Streaming: Yes, 320 x 240 (up to 30 frames/sec.)?
    Headphone Jack: Yes (Mini, Stereo)?
    Mic Input: Yes (Stereo)?
    White Balance: Auto?
    Exposure: Dial (24 steps)?
    Power Consumption: (VF/LCD/VF+LCD) 3.5w/4.3w/4.5w?
    Software OS Compatibility:?
    Microsoft? Windows? 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP?
    Macintosh? 8.5.1 - 9.1 (not compatible with USB Streaming)?
    Dimensions (WHD): 3-3/8" x 4" x 8-1/4" (85mm x 101mm x 207mm)?
    Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz. (985g) with Battery?

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