JVC to Showcase 4KCAM Product Line at CES 2015

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will demonstrate the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, two of its new 4KCAM camcorders, in the JVCKENWOOD booth (1711) at the 2015 International CES, which runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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“With its Super 35 sensor, the new GY-LS300 marks JVC’s official entry into the large imager camera market,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing communications. “Plus, we’ve also introduced the GY-HM200, which is our most affordable streaming camcorder, and it’s loaded with professional features for ENG and commercial production.”

The GY-LS300 offers a variety of native recording formats including 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards. It features JVC's 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with an 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 Super35, MFT, and Super16. As a result, lens options for the camera are almost limitless.

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“Lenses are a crucial part of image capture, and an image sensor works the best with the specific type of lens designed for that sensor,” explained Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “Only the GY-LS300 electronically adapts the active area of its Super 35 CMOS sensor to also accommodate MFT, Super 16, and other lenses, which connect to our MFT lens mount with third-party adapters. The GY-LS300’s Variable Scan Mapping is unique in the industry and gives filmmakers unprecedented flexibility.”

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With an outstanding combination of professional features and performance, the versatile GY-HM200 is ideal for any assignment. It delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. Its built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer also offers 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode.

Both the GY-HM200 and GY-LS300 include a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity for live HD transmission directly to hardware decoders, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. With support for several streaming protocols including RTMP, the cameras can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC media cards. Zixi’s Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping, while JVC’s Streamconfidence delivers real-time feedback of LTE and streaming status in the viewfinder.

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The camcorders also feature a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable and feature built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs. The GY-HM200 has an MSRP of $2,995 and will be available in February, while the GY-LS300 has an MSRP of $4,450 and will be available in March.

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