JVC Camera-Friendly at NAB

JVC’s NAB news includes the debut of its GY-HM700 Compact Shoulder professional camcorder; the debut of its GY-HM100 professional hand-held camcorder; the introduction of the new GM-F series LCD HD displays; the launch of its GD-463D10 full-HD 3-D LCD monitor; a live demonstration of its KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera; and the announcement that a Texas TV station upgraded its news and production operations using its GY-HD250 ProHD cameras.

The GY-HM700 was developed for mainstream production, electronic newsgathering, and cinematography, and it records directly to SDHC memory cards in the QuickTime (.MOV) format for Apple’s Final Cut Pro, and optionally to SxS media compatible with Sony’s XDCAM EX format. JVC says this marks the industry’s first native support format for Final Cut Pro.

Also on the Final Cut Pro front, the GY-HM100 is the industry’s first professional hand-held model to record files directly to solid-state media in that format, allowing recorded material to be edited directly from solid-state memory cards.

The GM-F series LCD HD displays boast full HD 1920×1080 pixel resolution, enhanced motion-sensor technology, brilliant contrast ratio, and an ultra-slim front bezel of 15mm (17mm on the 52” model).

As for the GD-463D10, the full-HD 3-D LCD monitor is 46 inches and 1 1/2 inches (39mm) thin, and it is slated for a July release.

At NAB, JVC will provide a live demonstration of its KY-F4000 real-time 4K camera, with live 60p images displayed on its new 56-inch LCD panel with 4K resolution. The KY-F4000 will be available in April 2010, priced under $200,000.

Finally, Tyler, TX-based KYTX CBS19 upgraded its news and production operations using JVC’s GY-HD250 ProHD cameras, both as the station’s primary studio cameras, equipped with KA-HD250 studio adaptors, and for electronic newsgathering in the field with the DR-HD100 hard-disk recorder.

For more information, please visit pro.jvc.com.

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