New JVC cameras win EBU approval

GY-HM600/650 approved for broadcast use.
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JVC Professional Europe has announced that both the recently released GY-HM600 ProHD and network enabled GY-HM650 camcorders are now fully EBU approved for broadcast use.

These two new JVC ProHD cameras have been designed specifically to be in line with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) guidelines for broadcast use. The EBU recommendations are designed to provide a common set of performance standards for broadcast production across Europe. Cameras are independently tested and approved by the EBU.

JVC's GY-HM600 series cameras (GY-HM600 and GY-HM650) are now fully approved for journalism use (“Tier 2J”). The cameras are also approved for general long form HD programming (“Tier 2L”), when used with a suitable external recording device supporting 50MB/s or greater recording.

The testing of the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 cameras was carried out by Alan Roberts in accordance with the EBU guidelines.

Gustav Emrich, European Product Manager for JVC Professional said: “We are delighted that the GY-HM600 series has easily met the EBU standard requirements for broadcast use. We are pleased with the reports for these cameras which were designed to be innovative new tools for mobile news gathering in challenging situations. JVC believe that the 600 series cameras are a big step forward for both us and our customers in terms of ease of use and versatility, as well as features and functions, and EBU approval is a validation of this.”

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