JVC Professional is showing its new range of professional 4KCAM camcorders on its
resellers’ stands at Mediatech Africa, comprising three new handheld camcorders
and a remote head camera system.
The new JVC GY-HM170 and GY-HM200 handheld camcorders feature a 1 / 2.3′
CMOS sensor with a 12x optical / 24x dynamic zoom lens, recording 4K Ultra HD
and full HD files (H.264 4:2:2) at up to 50Mbps to readily-available memory cards.
Other features include built-in ND filters, stereo microphone and 3.5mm audio
input, with live 4K UHD output through a built-in HDMI connector. The GY-HM200
adds dual XLR audio inputs via an integrated handle with hot shoe and microphone
mount, and is also JVC’s most affordable live streaming camcorder, streaming
instantly to Ustream.
Meanwhile, the GY-LS300CHE handheld camcorder and GW-SP100E remote head
camera system (comprising camera head, a recording/playback device with
foldable/detachable 7-inch HD LCD monitor and a wired camera remote control
panel) each use JVC’s new 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with an
industry-standard MFT lens mount. They record to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC
media cards in a variety of image formats, including 4K Ultra HD, full HD with 4:2:2
sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats. JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping
technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including
Super 35, MFT and Super 16 and, as a result, lens options for the cameras are
JVC will also be showing its range of live streaming ProHD camcorders, with free
firmware upgrades for the handheld GY-HM650, the shoulder mount GY-HM850 and
the shoulder/studio GY-HM890. The new software includes adaptive bit rate
technology for more reliable streaming, support for Real Time Messaging Protocol
(RTMP) to allow a direct connection to a number of content distribution networks
(CDNs) for live streaming, and a high quality 12 Mbps mode.
The new features are included in Version 4.0 for the GY-HM650 and Version 2.0 for
GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD streaming camcorders, which should be available
in June as free downloads from the support section of the www.jvcpro.co.uk