PhotoPlus Expo: JVC Demos Upgraded 4KCAM Cameras
JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate its upgraded 4KCAM camera line for filmmakers and digital production applications during PhotoPlus Expo (Booth 1101), which is running this week at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.
“PhotoPlus is considered to be the largest photography and imaging show in North America, so it’s the perfect venue to show our upgraded 4KCAM camera line,” said Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager. “The GY-LS300 is the 4KCAM flagship camera, and it’s sure to get a lot of interest because of its new recording modes for digital cinema production and unique Prime Zoom feature.”
Variable Scan Mapping technology, available exclusively in the GY-LS300, adapts the camera’s Super 35 CMOS sensor to provide native support of MFT, PL, and EF mount lenses, among many others. The technology also drives the new Prime Zoom feature, which allows shooters using fixed-focal (prime) lenses to zoom in and out – without losing resolution or depth of field – using the camera’s hand grip zoom rocker. Prime Zoom can also be used as a lens extender for zoom lenses.
The GY-LS300’s new “JVC Log” gamma setting expands dynamic range by 800 percent for increased post-production color grading flexibility and greatly enhanced image details. Other new recording modes include Cinema 4K (4096×2180) and Cinema 2K (2048×1080), which offer a 17:9 aspect ratio for digital cinema presentations.
All 4KCAM camcorders – the GY-LS300, GY-HM200, and GY-HM170 – feature a new 70 Mbps recording mode for recording 4K footage on economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Plus, every model includes dual XLR audio inputs, integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and LCD display and color viewfinder.
JVC will also preview a new slow motion 120fps HD recording mode, which will be added to the GY-HM200 and GY-HM170 models with a free firmware upgrade in December. “This new feature brings more creative options to producers, and demonstrates JVC’s commitment to upgrading cameras based on feedback from our customers,” said Yanagi.
Both the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200 include a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. With support for various streaming protocols, the cameras can stream directly various content delivery networks (CDNs) and Web sites. The GY-HM170, JVC’s most affordable 4K camcorder, features a built-in 12x zoom lens (24x dynamic zoom in HD mode) with optical image stabilizer, as well as comprehensive video profile settings and wired remote control capability.