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Introducing the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 ENG Cameras

Ushering in a new era of mobile news gathering the new ProHD ENG cameras from JVC can shoot and deliver news footage faster than ever. These two advanced handheld cameras deliver exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production in an attractive form factor with intuitive user-friendly controls.

The GY-HM600 

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The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG delivering exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Offering superb low light performance (F12 at 2000 lux), a long (23x) wide angle autofocus zoom lens, and file interoperability from acquisition to air.

The lightweight camera records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAMTM (.MP4), Final Cut ProTM (.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.

'JVC understands the needs of today's video professionals, and our new GY-HM600 delivers innovation without compromise' said Gustav Emrich, European Product Manager, Creation and Presentation. It sets a new standard of performance for handheld cameras with incredible optics, intuitive operation, and the industry's fastest shoot-to-edit workflow.

With a 1.22 MP colour viewfinder and colour 3.5-inch LCD, the GY-HM600 is versatile enough to handle tripod-based shots and run-and-gun situations. A second trigger and servo zoom control on the built-in handle make it easy to record while holding the camera at low or high angles, while the Pre Rec (retro cache) feature continuously records and stores up to 20 seconds of footage in cache memory to help prevent missed shots of fast-moving events.

The GY-HM600 is equipped with three, 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors, each with 1920x1080 pixels. The built-in Fujinon HD lens features a wide focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and has manual focus, zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters. Other features include auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer.

A built-in stereo microphone is ideal for capturing natural sound, but the GY-HM600 also includes two XLR inputs with phantom power and a shotgun mic holder, as well as a headphone jack and separate input for a wireless mic receiver. The GY-HM600 is equipped with a LANC remote connector and includes a time-code synchronization input as well as HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.

The GY-HM600 is due to be lauched in Autumn 2012.

GY-HM650


 

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WINNER OF TV TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE'S SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Heralding a more efficient ENG workflow the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD handheld mobile news camera can shoot and deliver news footage faster than ever - ideal for breaking an important story as soon as it happens.

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.

Designed for versatility, the GY-HM650 features a 1.22 MP colour viewfinder and colour 3.5-inch LCD to handle run-and-gun and tripod-based stand-ups. The Pre Rec (retro cache) feature continuously records and stores up to 20 seconds of footage in cache memory to help prevent missed shots of breaking news, while a second trigger and servo zoom control on the built-in handle makes it easy to record while holding the camera at low or high angles.

Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920x1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, the lightweight GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAMTM (.MP4), Final Cut ProTM (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. It also records .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata optimized for asset management. The camera also includes HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for easy monitoring of HD footage.

With a built-in Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, superior low-light performance, and excellent sensitivity (F12 at 2000 lux), the GY-HM650 has ideal optics for challenging shooting environments. 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 stabilizer.

'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, Creative and Presentation. 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.

In addition, the GY-HM650 provides a number of essential audio features. Its built-in stereo microphone is ideal for capturing natural sound on location, but the camera also includes two XLR inputs with phantom power and a shotgun mic holder, as well as a headphone jack and separate input for a wireless mic receiver.

The GY-HM650 is due to be launched in Winter 2012.

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