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Your audience awaits

With its professional-quality sound, high-definition video, and seamless web compatibility, our Music Video Recorder is designed specifically for musicians to share their talent.


MV1 Music Video Recorder


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Expansive sound

120˚ X-Y stereo mic coverage

The HDR-MV1 is designed so its mics project out, instead of being embedded in the device. And with the two microphones crossed, they capture a wide range of sound from left, center, and right, resulting in a deep, realistic stereo.

120˚ unidirectional stereo microphones

No Clipping

No clipping at arena-rock volumes

Always play at full throttle; loud volumes are smoothed out to prevent clipping and distortion.

Wide Frequency

Lows to highs: it’s all good

Wide frequency response is “flat” from bass to treble, to record everything from drums to violins.


Pro or web-ready audio—your choice

Record in uncompressed Linear PCM or the AAC format at 48kHz /128kbps—ideal for Internet use.

The proof is in the views

Check out videos made with the Music Video Recorder.

Made for musicians

The HDR-MV1 was designed for serious artists: key features include lossless Linear PCM or web-friendly AAC audio recording, broadcast-quality wide-angle video, and built-in NFC sharing for effortless uploads.

Bright details in dark venues

Even in the dimmest settings, your video will look clear and crisp. With the ZEISS® lens, Sony’s Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, and the fast BIONZ™ processor, you get full HD video with superb details and rich color.

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Great low-light shooting

Sony’s Exmor R™ CMOS sensor is extremely sensitive, capturing facial expressions and fast movements, even in dark environments like studios or stages.

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120˚ wide-angle lens

The premium-quality ZEISS lens lets you shoot big scenes in small places, even when there’s no room to step back.


Powerful processing engine

Fast, high-fidelity BIONZ™ image processor captures every nuance of the scene to deliver top-quality results under the most challenging conditions.

Share your talent. Your audience awaits.

Upload and share videos on the spot

Install the free Sony PlayMemories Mobile app and connect to smartphones or tablets via Wi-Fi. The HDR-MV1 is also equipped with NFC One-touch, for device pairing with just a tap. Share videos with friends and social media sites quickly and easily.

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One-touch NFC sharing

Fame, and even fortune are a tap away. NFC, or Near Field Communication, lets you transfer videos with a tap from the HDR-MV1 to any compatible device.

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Convenient connectivity

Wi-Fi capability means you’ll be posting your performance on your favorite social media site before the club has even closed for the night.

Outstanding features for stellar performance

Combining Sony’s expertise in audio and imaging technology, the HDR-MV1’s innovative design delivers exactly what enthusiast to semi-professional musicians are looking for to help them develop their talent—and their audience.

  • Side view
  • Back view
  • Side view
HDR-MV1 120 X-Y stereo microphone

Capture clear sound

Reduce undesired low-frequency noise such as air-conditioning using the built-in low-cut filter.

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Doubles as a Linear PCM Recorder

Use the HDR-MV1 as a standalone audio recorder, and record your sound in Linear PCM format.

HDR-MV1 Recording levels

Set the perfect level for every performance

Check recording levels using the on-screen meter, and fine-tune adjustments in 31 increments.

Audio lip sync with HDR-MV1

Polished playback with Audio lip sync

Audio lip sync adjusts the sound to match the image when you play back on other devices.

Quality Sound and Image with HDR-MV1

Great image and sound, in any venue

Scene Selection easily adjusts sound and image recordings to best suit your performance environment.

Triluminos color with HDR-MV1

Relive your performance in TRILUMINOS™ Color

See all of the rich, natural colors in your recordings on TVs equipped with TRILUMINOS™ Displays.

  • Practice sessions
  • Rehearsals
  • Live shows
  • Sharing
Specifications and Features
  • Unidirectional, 120 ° X/Y stereo microphone

  • 1080p Full HD video

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    ZEISS® Tessar lens

  • Built-in Wi-Fi®

  • NFC One-touch connectivity

Lens Type
ZEISS® Tessar Lens
Sensor Type
1/2.3 type (0.31 in) back-illuminated Exmor R®® CMOS Sensor
Screen Type
2.64 in (2.7 type) Clear Photo LCD™ display (230K) Wide (16:9) (960x240)
Input and Output Terminals
HDMI Out (micro), Headphone Jack, Line Input (Analog Audio), Memory Card Slot, Microphone Input, Multi/Micro USB

What's in the Box

Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-BX1), micro USB Cable, Lens Cap, Cap String, "Operating Guide"

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