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NAB 2012: JVC introduces handheld camcorders

17 April 2012
NAB 2012: JVC introduces handheld camcorders

JVC Professional has launched two new handheld camcorders at the NAB Show, including its GY-HM650 mobile news camcorder. Equipped with dual codecs, it produces full HD files on one memory card while simultaneously creating smaller, web-friendly files (1/4 HD) on a second card. With built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, the GY-HM650 delivers the footage back to a station without a microwave or satellite connection. The GY-HM650 (pictured) has a built-in Fujinon wide-angle 23x zoom lens, low-light performance and a sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux. The HD lens has a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters and a removable hood. Other features include JVC’s auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabiliser. Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920×1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, the GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX (.MP4), Final Cut Pro (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. It also records .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata that is optimised for asset management. The camera also includes HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for easy monitoring of HD footage.  “Newsgathering and independent production continue to evolve. One or two-person teams have become commonplace, and many shooters are capturing images for TV, the Internet, and mobile devices,” said Gustav Emrich, European product manager. “With built-in web connectivity, simultaneous recording of a web-friendly video file, and .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata, the GY-HM650 is ideal for today’s file-based workflows.”  Also at NAB, the GY-HM600 offers low light performance (F11 at 2000 lux), a long (23x) wide angle autofocus zoom lens, and file interoperability from acquisition to air. The camera records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX (.MP4), Final Cut Pro (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. In addition to relay mode for uninterrupted recording, the GY-HM600 allows simultaneous recording to both memory cards for instant backup or client copy. C4314

 

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