• Sony Video Walkman VCR - HDV - Sony GV-HD700
Sony Video Walkman VCR - HDV - Sony GV-HD700
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Sony Video Walkman VCR - HDV - Sony GV-HD700

$ 1,989.99



With its continued excellence in video reproduction, Sony has once again created a portable ENG/EFP VTR, the Sony GV-HD700 HDV Video Walkman. It offers the ability to record SD resolution and playback HDV resolution, view content on its built-in 7" TFT 16:9 LCD screen, or output 1080i/720p signals to an HDTV through the HDMI output. This versatile deck is designed with professional features like x.v.Color Technology, crystal clear still/slow-motion playback, MiniDV SP/LP record/playback, IEEE1394 (DV) interface, component output, and 12-Bit/16-Bit PCM digital audio recording.

The GV-HD700 offers professional reliability and superb functionality in the field or in the studio. It's portable, lightweight design ensures ease of use in a variety of video productions, making it an ideal acquisition tool for producers, directors, DPs, editors, and any camera rig operator.

  • x.v.Color Technology: Capable of passing the x.v.Color signal recorded by your Sony HD camcorder to your compatible HDTV. With the ability to reproduce nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors.

  • Video: DV format offers up to 500 lines of horizontal resolution and significantly higher S/N ratio to provide stunning video performance. It offers up to 60 minutes of digital (SP) recording, or up to 90 minutes (LP), on one MiniDV cassette.

  • i.LINK: DV In/Out (IEEE 1394) enables editing or dubbing between another Digital camcorder, VCR or computer equipped with DV Capture Card, with virtually no generation loss.

  • Digital Program Editing: Built in assemble editor lets you mark cut-in and cut-out points for up to 20 separate scenes. Use the walkman as your source while controlling via infrared, almost any remote-capable camcorder or VCR as your recorder.

  • Audio: Records PCM digital audio in two modes: 16-bit mode for CD-quality stereo sound on one track, while the 12-bit mode records stereo on two tracks so you can add background music or voice-overs.

  • LCD: Incorporates a 7" color (1152k pixel) LCD screen with Active Matrix technology to provide clear, accurate colors for on-the-spot playback of recordings.

  • Analog In/Out: Increasing your creative possibilities, analog in/out makes it possible to connect your video walkman to a range of analog devices. Once connected you're able to edit sounds and images between the two and produce original films with a personal touch. Also lets you preserve your analog library by copying it onto a digital format.

  • Playback Zoom: While playing back your images on this unit, it allows you to edit your images by zooming in (up to 2 times) and cropping your picture (up, down, left, right). You can save the new image as a separate file. Resize lets you save a copy of an image to a smaller or larger file size.

  • USB Terminal: USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a computer industry standard that is designed to simplify interconnection between digital equipment such as A/V devices and computers. It makes quality, higher-volume data transfer possible between your video walkman and PC, printer or other equipped device via a simple, one cable connection. 
    USB Image Capture function lets you stream live and recorded moving images to PC via USB port.

  • Memory Stick Duo Media Slot: Capture digital still images up to 1440 x 810 resolution from video-tapes, analog inputs or digital video i.LINK input, directly onto Memory Stick media (sold separately). The images can be easily transferred to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick devices (sold separately).

  • L and M Series Info-Lithium Battery Compatibility: Compatible with both L and M series Info-Lithium batteries. It offers the ability to charge the battery at anytime, because unlike NiCad (Nickel Cadium) batteries, Sony's rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries are not subject to a life shortening "memory effect". Sony's exclusive AccuPower meter displays the battery time remaining in minutes, on the LCD screen

Signal System


Recording System

2 Rotary Heads, Helical Scanning System


SD Recording/Playback
HDV Playback

HD Playback Formats


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Not Specified by Manufacturer

Maximum Recording Time

60 Min. (SP)
90 Min. (LP)

Memory Card Slot

Memory Stick Duo (up to 8GB)


Up to 1440x800

Audio Signal Format

12-Bit/16-Bit PCM System

Screen Size

7.0" (1152k Pixels)

Screen Aspect



S-Video: x1
Composite A/V: x1 (Multi-Pin to RCA)
IEEE 1394 (DV): (x1)


HDMI: x1
Component HD: x1 (Multi-Pin to RCA)
S-Video: x1 (Multi A/V)
Composite A/V: x1 (Multi-Pin to RCA)
IEEE 1394 (DV): x1
USB: x1 (mini-B)
Headphone Jack: x1 (3.5mm Mini)

Power Requirements

100-240VAC, 50/60Hz

Power Capacity

15.8W (2200mAh)

Operating System

Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, XP; Macintosh 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1 3

Battery Type

Info-Lithium Battery NP-F570

Operating Temperature

32 to 104 degrees F
0 to 40 degrees C

Dimensions (WxHxD)

8.0 x 2.5 x 6.3" (201 x 63 x 162mm)


2.9 lbs (1.3 kg) w/tape and battery

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