The Sony HVR-V1U is a 3-CMOS HDV camcorder designed specifically to incorporate many of the features only afforded previously to Sony's high-end digital cinema cameras. The V1U utilizes a sophisticated pulldown system, giving shooters 24p capability for creating film-like video. Equally important, Sony's 2:3 pulldown technique records into standard 60i streams, so no additional gear is required. All your existing Sony HDV equipment will play 24p without a hitch! It couldn't be easier. These features combined with a high-end 20x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T optical zoom lens, makes the HVR-V1U a welcome addition to the already proven line of Sony professional HDV products.