JVC launches camcorder
Press release from JVC Professional and Well Above
JVC Professional has introduced the new flagship of its ProHD camcorder line, the GY-HM790E.
With an innovative modular design and a full complement of accessories, the new camera supports multi-core or fibre-based production.
Plus, as a shoulder-mount camcorder, it delivers outstanding ENG and sports production performance with more features than ever.
The GY-HM790E features three 1/3-inch CCDs, which allow a lighter, more compact form factor for better maneuverability in the field and more flexibility with robotic camera control systems in the studio.
It produces 1920×1080 images and can record in 1080i, 720p, and even SD (480i) for operations that have not yet made the move to HD. The camera records at 35 Mbps (HQ mode/variable bit rate) or 19 Mbps/25 Mbps (SP mode/constant bit rate).
The camera ships with a Canon 14x zoom lens or without lens, as accommodates a variety of lenses with its 1/3-inch bayonet lens mount.
Adopting the successful tapeless workflow introduced in the GY-HM700E camcorder, the GY-HM790E features a dual card slot design that records to low-cost, non-proprietary SDHC Class 6 or 10 solid-state media cards. JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro (.mov) and other major NLE systems (.mp4) that are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX£ workflow.
An optional ASI output module provides a direct feed from the camera to a satellite uplink or microwave transmitter via BNC – no “black box” interfaces required – for live HD video from the field. Other ENG features on the GY-HM790E include an analog SD pool feed input, 4.3-inch LCD screen, and a high-resolution, 1.2 megapixel LCOS viewfinder. Two XLR inputs with phantom power offer uncompressed LPCM audio recording with manual level controls.
The excellent image quality of the GY-HM790E, coupled with its versatility for both studio and ENG use, makes it an attractive camcorder for broadcasters. The optional ASI module also makes it easier than ever to produce true HD reports from the field.
With its HD/SD-SDI port, the GY-HM790E provides an uncompressed 4:2:2 full HD signal for live monitoring, and a FireWire port provides output of SD signals or the HDV transport stream, so footage can be backed up economically with an HDD recorder.
An optional SxS media recorder module attaches directly to the camcorder and allows simultaneous recording to SDHC cards and SxS media.
The new GY-HM790E also builds on the studio capabilities of JVC’s popular GY-HD251E camera with its improved picture quality and cleaner studio integration.
Its redesigned studio adapter sled incorporates a modular approach to multi-core or fibre connectivity for a cleaner interface.
Modules connect directly to the camera without external cabling, so they can be used either with the studio sled or handheld.
Plus, JVC’s modular approach allows the creation of additional modules to accommodate future technologies.
Other new features for studio or multi-camera use include built-in time code in/out and genlock. JVC also offers a full complement of accessories, including a remote camera control unit, remote shader panel, 8.4-inch studio viewfinder, and multi-input special effects generators.
A specially configured low light version of the camera, the GY-HM790LL, has JVC's patented LoLux function that provides ENG users with image capture in an extremely low light environment.
The LoLux version will be available later this year.