JVC will cut the cost of HD wireless filming with the release of its ProHD Libre system which will make its European debut at IBC. The camera uses a compact transmitter developed by Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) to give crews cable free mobility for around one-third of the price of comparable systems.
The JVC ProHD 200 series camera features a built-in super encoder capable of generating a MPEG-2 stream. Currently, only two JVC camcorders are capable of delivering HD at 1280 x720. The new Libre package will vastly improve the price-performance of wireless HD cameras.
The BMS Mini-Coder accepts the camera's compressed signal while the BMS receiver feeds the encoded ASI signal directly to the truck's microwave. The truck can then relay this to its station without need for additional encoding or delay.
Graham Bunney, president of Broadcast Microwave Services said, "JVC's ProHD Libre package offers an affordable and efficient way for ENG, sports and EFP applications to transmit native progressive 50p material in high definition."
The transmitter is the same size as a standard 12V camera battery and uses the same V-mount system.
The JVC ProHD 200 series comes with a Fujinon 16x lens.
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