Electronics giant JVC has launched its 4KCAM product line, which consists of three new professional handheld camcorders and a remote head camera system.
The JVC GY-HM170 handheld camcorder offers professional full HD and 4K Ultra HD recording in a small, compact design. It is based around a single 1/2.3 BSI 12.7 Megapixel CMOS sensor with professional control layout and comprehensive video profile settings.
The camera records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Other features include an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with two ND filters, built-in stereo microphone and 3.5mm audio input, and live 4K UHD output through a built-in HDMI connector.
The versatile GY-HM200 delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 full HD (50Mbps) and SD images with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. It features a built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabiliser and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode.
The GY-HM200 includes dual XLR audio inputs, an integrated handle with hot shoe and microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs. It is also JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder and can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations.
The third camera in the range, the GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder, records 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. It features JVC's 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount.
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. As a result, lens options for the camera are almost limitless.
The JVC GW-SP100 is a 4KCAM remote camera head and recording unit; the system includes the camera head, a recording / playback device with foldable and detachable 7-inch HD LCD monitor, and a wired dedicated remote and camera control panel.
This tiny camera produces beautiful 4K video, with 3840x2160 resolution, at up to 50/60p recorded locally to SDXC UHS-I U3 memory cards. It has an interchangeable MFT lens mount system, offering the greatest flexibility to end users who have already invested in lenses.