Sony HXR-MC1 HD Point of view video camera. vridetv.com Virtual Riding TV
Vridetv has two Sony HXR-MC1 Digital High Definition Professional Video Camera Recorders.

The first is mounted on our bike's handlebars and the second can be mounted on the back of the bike to capture rider's following or on the rider's helmet for POV.

A list of all the camera equipment used by Virtual Riding TV is available on the FAQ page.
Sony HXR-MC1 sample video
Control Unit
  • 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 1 11/16 inchs (81 x 107 x 42 mm)
  • 2.7 inch (16x9) 210,000 pixel LCD screen
  • Touch screen controls
  • Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • Records to "Memory Stick Duo Pro"
  • In HD recording mode, video is recorded ACVHD using Mpeg-4 AVC/H.264 compression
  • In SD recording mode, video is recorded in MPEG-2
  • Still picture recording at 4 m pixels (2304x1728) Dropping to 2.3m pixels when in movie mode
  • Approximate weight 500 grams (1lb. 1oz.)
Camera Head
  • 1 1/2 x 1 1/16 x 3 1/2 inches (37x42.5x86.5 mm)
  • Full HD shooting in 1920x1080i
  • 10x optical zoom
  • 120x digital zoom
  • Built-in microphone
  • Splash-proof
  • Carl Zeiss vario-tessar lens
  • Cable length 9.18 feet (2.8 meters)
Sony HXR-MC1 Specifications
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These images were pulled from the video footage (1.9m with an image size of: 1,600x1,200)
First test ride with the Sony HXR-MC1 Digital HD Camera Video Recorder. This POV (point of view) footage was shot in the Fraser Canyon from Hope to The Last Spike Point of Interest, located between Spences Bridge and Ashcroft British Columbia, Canada. Footage shot on May 28th, 2009.
Test #1 Settings:
  • Rec Mode: AVC HD 16m FH
  • Micref Level: Normal


AVC HD 16M (FH)
  • 1GB 6 minutes
  • 2GB 10 minutes
  • 4GB 25 minutes
  • 8GB 55 minutes
  • 16GB 110 minutes


AVC HD 9M (HQ)
  • 1GB 10 minutes
  • 2GB 25 minutes
  • 4GB 55 minutes
  • 8GB 115 minutes
  • 16GB 230 minutes


AVC HD 7M (SP)
  • 1GB 15 minutes
  • 2GB 30 minutes
  • 4GB 65 minutes
  • 8GB 140 minutes
  • 16GB 280 minutes


AVC HD 5M (LP)
  • 1GB 20 minutes
  • 2GB 40 minutes
  • 4GB 85 minutes
  • 8GB 180 minutes
  • 16GB 355 minutes


SD 9M (HQ)
  • 1GB 10 minutes
  • 2GB 25 minutes
  • 4GB 55 minutes
  • 8GB 115 minutes
  • 16GB 230 minutes
Standard Definition Record Time


SD 6M (SP)
  • 1GB 20 minutes
  • 2GB 40 minutes
  • 4GB 80 minutes
  • 8GB 170 minutes
  • 16GB 340 minutes


SD 3M (LP)
  • 1GB 20 minutes
  • 2GB 40 minutes
  • 4GB 85 minutes
  • 8GB 180 minutes
  • 16GB 355 minutes
High Definition Record Time


NP-FH50
  • HD: 80 minutes
  • SD: 100 minutes

Approximate Charge Time
135 minutes
Battery Pack Approximate Continuious Recording Time


NP-FH60 (supplied)
  • HD: 105 minutes
  • SD: 130minutes

Approximate Charge Time
135 minutes


NP-FH70
  • HD: 170 minutes
  • SD: 215 minutes

Approximate Charge Time
170 minutes


NP-FH100
  • HD: 385 minutes
  • SD: 485 minutes

Approximate Charge Time
390 minutes
(Please Note: For the purpose of this test the audio was not altered)
Special thanks to our sponsor Schuberth North America for providing this C3Pro helmet.
Sony HXR-MC1 All-In-One POV camera system mounted on my motorcycle helmet.
Special thanks to our sponsor Tiffen, their UV Protector filters are on all three of our HD video cameras and provide crystal clear protection from UV, rocks, dirt, bugs, and road grime. They have saved our camera lenses on a number of occasions!
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