Sony HVR-A1E Complete Shooting Kit Hire - £50/Day or £185/Week

Sony HVR-A1E Complete Shooting Kit Hire - £50/Day or £185/Week


HDV / DVCAM / DV camcorder with 1/3” CMOS sensor. Records to MiniDV tape.

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All our A1E kits come with camera, case, 3 x batteries, mains power supply, headphones and all necessary cables.

1x Sony A1E XLR Adaptor

1x Raynox Wide Angle Adaptor

1x Sony ECM-NV1 Microphone

3x Sony Battery

1x Sony Instruct Manual (paper)

1x Fig 8 Mains Cable

1x A/V Cable

1x Component Cable

1x Firewire 4-6 Pin

1x Firewire 4-8 Pin

1x USB Cable

1x Sony MDR-V150 Headset

1x Sony RMT-831 Remote Control

1x Sony AC-L15A Power Adaptor

1x Tripod


One of our most popular hire cameras - the Sony A1 is an extremely portable and versatile unit, capable of shooting in HDV, DVCAM, or DV formats.

Sony HVR-A1E Complete Shooting Kit     
Compact 1080i HDV/DVCAM/DV camcorder. Offers a host of advanced features for professional use. XLR inputs, Firewire (i-link) i/o.

Boasting an incredibly small size, and providing HDV with the 1080i standard, the HVR-A1E offers a host of advanced features for professional use. Using technology such as CMOS means the HVR-A1E is an ultra-compact camcorder capable of providing HDV in full 1080 line resolution.

Building on the affordability of HDV, the HVR-A1E provides users a migration path from Standard Definition whilst retaining the qualities of the popular DVCAM range such as ease of use and i.LINK (IEEE1394) connectivity.

Ideal for situations where space is at a premium, the HVR-A1E further broadens the range of HDV tools available to support professional users.

Along with Audio XLR inputs for use with external microphones, HDV/DVCAM/DV switchable recording, and selectable black-and-white or colour viewfinder, other technical features and specifications designed specifically for professional use include:

HDV/ DVCAM/ DV recording and playback
Audio XLR inputs
Selectable black-and-white and colour viewfinder
Full scan mode
Exposure lever
ATW sensitivity
Assignable buttons
Simultaneous use of viewfinder and LCD
Safety zone marker
Centre marker
4:3 marker
Simple all display
All display off
Peaking colour
Auto transition time
Auto transition curve
Auto transition start timer
Auto transition Rec-LINK Function
Cinematone gamma
Black stretch
Set-up level select
Hours metre
Date recording
Quick record
2 Colour bars
Down-convert edge-crop output
Audio recording channel select
Audio CH1 level
Audio CH2 level
Manual gain
TC/U-Bit select
Timecode preset
Users bit preset
Timecode format (DF/ NDF)
Timecode run (Rec Run/ Free Run)
Timecode make (Preset/ Regen)
Users bit date record