JVC Shows Live Streaming Camcorders and new 4K Design Concepts at IBC2014

Regular live presentations demonstrate camcorder streaming technology (Hall 11 Stand G30)

JVC Professional will be exhibiting at the IBC show (in a new location of hall 11, stand G30) with its broadcast and production tools, including its range of live streaming camcorders and an innovative range of 4K design concept products. JVC provided a glimpse into an expanding 4K future at NAB, with new technology design concepts and these models will also be on display at IBC. From a handheld camera to a two-piece mini 4K camera, there are some very exciting product developments on their way, which we will be demonstrating at the show.

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JVC’s popular camcorders – the GY-HM600/GY-HM650 handheld, GY-HM850 shoulder mount and GY-HM890 studio – will be demonstrated both on the stand and during regular live stage presentations. With the latest firmware upgrade (v.3.03), both the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 handheld camcorders now deliver 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps, and feature an enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area. The upgrade also offers advanced streaming functions for the GY-HM650 camcorder, including ZIXI data transfer technology and additional bit rates in various resolutions.

The GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras feature a built-in streaming engine with FTP and 3G/4G connectivity to allow live HD transmission directly from the camera. A built-in processor with proprietary algorithms, advanced content-aware error correction and JVC’s new Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) maximize bandwidth, provide real-time feedback of streaming status and compensate for up to 30 percent packet loss to ensure reliable transmission, even under difficult conditions.

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Beyond their reliable, high quality live HD transmission, the GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 3-CMOS cameras with interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lenses also deliver amazing HD (and SD) imagery, even in low light conditions. User-friendly features include dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for recording footage in a variety of native file formats, four-channel audio with two XLR mic/line inputs, 4.3-inch LCD monitor, LCOS colour viewfinder, HD-SDI and HDMI out, and genlock and time code terminals for multi-camera setups. The GY-HM890 also includes an HD/SD-SDI Pool Feed input for increased ENG flexibility. Plus, for studio or multi-camera field production, it accommodates JVC fibre or multi-core camera modules and is compatible with JVC’s full range of components and accessories.

Integrated IP broadcasting solution and streaming
JVC and Zixi, the leading IP broadcasting company for cloud-enabled networking, have formed a partnership to push forward IP-based network video solutions for secure HD broadcast signal transmission. Compared to conventional transmission methods, the advantages of IP broadcasting technology take full effect in the field and make live video data transfer easier. In particular, ENG and EFP applications benefit from minimised technical effort, large cost savings, easy handling and more efficient workflows. Furthermore, signal transmission is secure and lossless, with minimal latency.

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The first result of the cooperation between JVC and Zixi is an integrated IP broadcasting solution included on the JVC GY-HM650, GY HM850 and GY-HM890 camcorders, meaning there’s no need for any additional equipment. JVC will exhibit cameras featuring Zixi technology at IBC, and on 12th September at 15:00, Gustav Emrich, JVC’s European Product Manager, and Israel Drori, President and Founder of Zixi, will give a joint presentation at IBC Content Everywhere Cloud Solutions (hall 3 stand A19).

JVC is also running a promotion with Streamstar, providing a free three-month trial of WEBCAST LiTE IP software, including the streaming platform, for all customers who own one of the GY-HM650/850/890 camcorders. This software will allow you to stream from your camcorder(s) and transmit to the CDN network, and also review the results on the internet (up to 150 streaming hours per month in total across all users).

About JVC Professional
JVC Professional Europe Ltd. is a subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of sophisticated high quality professional camcorders, monitors, projectors and surveillance solutions. The company is committed to providing video and data-related solutions and service to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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