September 22, 2006 Sony's HVR-V1U HDV camcorder was shown at a special event in New York earlier this week and reviewers are suggesting it will immediately be devoured by mid-level video production pros and filmmakers. This is the higher-end, also-CMOS-totin' big brother to Sony's HDR-FX7 with the 24p frame rate coveted by filmmakers because it's the same rate that film has used for decades. It gives footage that sought-after, special look, and now it's available in a 1080p resolution. There’s an optional hard disk that attaches where the shotgun mic usually resides. Sony calls this a "hybrid recording system," where you can shoot your master and archive at the same time. Full story here.

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