Sony GV-HD700E HD Video Walkman


Sony is going to launch, in Europe, the world’s first HD video Walkman, GV-HD700E, in the coming September. Sony GV-HD700E features a 7-inch 16:9 widescreen LCD display with 800×480 resolution, support for HDV1080i and DV (SP/LP) recording and playback, and HDMI output.

The  GV-HD700E has a Memory Stick slot for storage.

Press Release


Jul 25, 2007

* World’s first HD Video WALKMAN with pro features
* High quality 7-inch widescreen LCD monitor
* HDV1080i and DV (SP/LP) recording and playback
* Versatile interfaces including i.LINK and HDMI out
* x.v.Colour
* InfoLITHIUM L/M Series battery compatibility

Weybridge, 25 July 2007 – Now it’s easy to check shots captured with any HDV or DV camcorder while you’re in the field, in a hotel room or in the office. Sony today announces the world’s first HD Video WALKMAN, the portable solution for viewing HDV and DV tapes while you’re on the move.

Packed with professional features, the versatile GV-HD700E plays back HDV as well as miniDV tapes (SP and LP). Its ability to record HDV1080i/DV signals from an external source also makes it ideal as a back-up deck for professional videographers covering weddings and other events.

The clear, bright 7-inch widescreen (16:9) LCD offers a resolution of 1,152K (800x480x3[RGB]) dots for monitoring video and still images. An All-scan function ensures that 100% of the recorded frame area is displayed on the LCD monitor for accurate reviewing of shots. Up to six LCD panel setups can be stored and loaded at any time. The on-screen position of displayed timecode can be moved to any of six positions according to user preference. The screen folds down when the GV-HD700E is not in use for maximum portability.

The HD Video WALKMAN is generously equipped with interfaces for recording and playing HDV1080i and Standard Definition DV video from a range of sources. An HDMI output allows HD viewing on any connected HD-ready TV or monitor.

It’s also the first Video WALKMAN supporting x.v.Colour. Based on the new xvYCC standard, x.v.Colour almost doubles the gamut of colours that can be displayed accurately on an xvYCC compliant display. HDV tapes recorded with x.v.Colour can be replayed with x.v.Colour signals available via HDMI and i.LINK outputs. x.v.Colour signals can also be read via the i.LINK input, and x.v.Colour information is passed through to the portable deck’s HDMI output.

A separate HD/SD component output is provided in addition to the HDMI output. An i.LINK port allows direct recording and playback of HDV and DV signals, while analogue video and audio can be recorded and monitored via S Video and RCA input connectors. In addition, still images can be captured from tape (HDV or DV) during playback and stored onto Memory Stick.

For convenient operation, any of fourteen commonly-used functions (including search, index mark and playback zoom) can be assigned to three function buttons. There’s also a Status Check mode that gives a handy on-screen confirmation of key Audio, Output, Assign and LCD settings.

For extra versatility the GV-HD700E can be used with InfoLITHIUM L and M Series batteries. Supplied accessories include an AC Adaptor, wireless remote controller, component cable and AV Multi Cable (without S Video).

The GV-HD700E HD Video WALKMAN will be available throughout Europe from September 2007.

Key features:

* Format: HDV / DV SP / DV LP
* LCD panel: 7.0 inch (16:9 widescreen)
* Panel resolution: 1,152K dots 800(H) x 480(V) x 3RGB
* All-scan function
* User-assignable LCD setup profiles: 6 (settings for Brightness, Colour Level, Contrast, Sharpness, Colour, Phase)
* Inputs:
o Video (RCA x1)
o Audio (RCA x2)
o S-Video
* Outputs:
o Component HD/SD (Special D)
o Video/Audio/S Video (AV Multi-connector)
* Memory Stick Slot
* Headphone jack
* Stereo speaker
* Battery: InfoLITHIUM L / M series
* DC power in



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