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Sony HVR-DR60

Sony HVR-DR60
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Sep, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Sony HVR-DR60. The average rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and price. The portability and battery also get good views, whereas comments are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HVR-DR60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Via a simple i.LINK connection, the HVR-DR60 Hard Disk Recording Unit developed by Sony allows recording of HDV1080i stream from an HDV camcorder, or DV stream from a DVCAM camcorder. The 1.8-inch internal HDD offers a large capacity of 60GB, which translates into an impressive approx. 70 minutes (4.5 hours) for both HDV and DVCAM recordings. The HDV1080i stream is recorded as native HDV files (.M2T), while DVCAM or DV stream is recorded as DV-AVI type1) or RAW DV files. When connected to a PC, the HVR-DR60 is recognized as a standard external drive, so you can immediately access and edit the recorded footage just as any typical video file. This saves the time previously required for digitizing material from the tape to PC - time that could otherwise be spent for more creative and productive editing tasks. A leading manufacturer of nonlinear editing software has announced its intentions to support the HVR-DR60. Additionally, via the i.LINK connector, the HVR-DR60 can output an HDV or DV stream. Using the hybrid recording function, in which video and audio material is recorded simultaneously to the hard disk and tape, you can be assured that you won't lose an important shot. In the rare case that either the tape device or hard disk fails, you will always have a backup. The hybrid function also facilitates archiving operations of your all-important source footage - which in most cases do not allow for reshoots. After a shoot, immediately archive your source tape and use the HVR-DR60 material as your work footage. Unlike camcorders using low-capacity recording media, there is no need to invest the time and effort in copying the original data to a separate high-capacity medium. Just reformat the HVR-DR60 and you are ready to go on your next assignment. The last thing you want to worry about on location is using different types of batteries. With the HVR-DR60 you can use the same infoLICHIUM L Series batteries that are used for the HVR-V1U, HVR-Z1U and DSR-PD170 camcorders. Using the smallest capacity NP-F570 battery, the HVR-DR60 operating time is approx.5.5 hours (330 minutes), and with a high-capacity NP-F970 unit, this increases to approx.18 hours (810 minutes). Long operating hours are possible with the batteries that Sony HDV users already have at hand.


Accessory Type:Camcorder hard disk recording unit
Compatibility (Camcorder Model):Sony HVR-V1U


Product Line:Sony