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JVC: Compact 4K JVC camcorder on stream

12 September 2014

JVC is demonstrating live streaming broadcast camcorders at IBC, along with a range of 4K technology prototypes, including the compact new GY-LS300 4K camera.

The GY-LS300 handheld camcorder uses a new Super 35mm 13.6-megapixel 4K CMOS image sensor, developed by JVC’s sister company, AltaSens, for 4K 24/25/30p recording.

The camera uses Micro Four Thirds lenses, originally developed for DSLRs to deliver cinema-quality images in a compact camcorder, and accepts a wide variety of stills and video lenses (converters are available for PL-mount and other lenses).

This first prototype uses an advanced codec and on-board 4:2:2 recording, providing 4K imaging on standard SDHC/SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. The camera’s dual codec system can also deliver simultaneous recording and streaming for both HD/SD and HD/proxy files.

JVC is focusing on live streaming for its current camcorders at IBC, including a connection from a reporter, out and about in Amsterdam. It is also transmitting a live stream from the stand, showing its stage presentations at www.jvcpro.eu/ibc2014.

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