JVC Introduces the New GY-HMZ1 ProHD 3D Camcorder
The handheld camcorder features dual 3.32 megapixel CMOS sensors – one for each lens – and delivers 34 Mbps AVCHD recording in 3D or 24 Mbps in 2D. Video can be recorded with timecode at 50i to provide smooth motion (for sports and other fast action) or 24p for a film-like effect. The GY-HMZ1 can also capture 3D time lapse and 3D digital stills.
“With the new GY-HMZ1, video production professionals get true 3D with full HD resolution,” said Gustav Emrich, European product manager. “3D production can be extremely complex, but JVC’s new ProHD camcorder makes 3D more accessible to independent filmmakers, commercial and corporate production houses, and even educational markets.”
Equipped with an advanced image stabiliser, the twin F1.2 HD lenses offer a 5x optical zoom in 3D, and 10x optical zoom in 2D. Video is recorded to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards or to the camera’s built-in 80GB internal memory. The GY-HMZ1’s 3.5-inch colour LCD touch panel offers glasses-free 3D viewing and built-in tools like zebra pattern. Other professional features include a handle with dual XLR mic inputs and shotgun microphone mount (mic optional)