Planet Video Host Launch of JVC's New ProHD Camcorder at Pinewood Studios

Presentation of the JVC GY-HM790 tapeless ProHD camcorder and the IF-2D3D1 image processor

Leading Professionals from the UK Film and Broadcasting industries attended the UK launch of the GY-HM790, JVC’s new ProHD tapeless HD studio camera at Planet Video’s showrooms inside Pinewood Studios.

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The JVC GY-HM790, a tapeless ProHD camcorder, is designed with both ENG and studio capabilities, a patented 3-CCD optical system and built-in Genlock which provides outstanding image quality for demanding applications. The camcorder was developed to meet the needs of modern broadcast and production facilities that offer the highest level of HD picture quality in both 1080i/1080p and 720p formats.

The event was hosted by Planet Video Systems, a main JVC Authorised Professional Dealer, in their showrooms at Pinewood Studios - the heart of the UK film industry. The event gave the attendees an opportunity for hands-on demonstration with the camera as well as its workflow with Final Cut Pro by JVC experts. In addition, other camcorders from JVC’s tapeless ProHD range were on show, including the GY-HM100 and GY-HM700.

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Rotolight’s RL48-A, an award-winning HD LED ringlight, was used during the demonstrations of all the HD Camcorders throughout the day. Rotolight, winner of the “Best Camcorder Lighting Product” at IBC 2009, runs for up to 4 hours on 3 AA batteries, delivering super accurate, naturally diffuse light. Rotolight were also demonstrating the new ‘Interview Lighting Kit’ which includes ‘Lee’ creative colour FX ring-filters and is proving to be very popular with DOP’s as it is the world’s most portable 2light lighting system. The lighting cameramen were most impressed with the versatility of the Rotolight, and how easily it could be mounted on accessory shoe, lighting stand, rail support, desk stand, tripod or even over the boom microphone.

JVC also showcased the new IF-2D3D1, an image processor which literally takes things into a new dimension by converting normal HD video into 3D. This incredible device has been recently deployed by both SKY 3D and the World Cup to convert 2D footage into 3D. This device is ideal for post-production houses or broadcasters creating 3D program content. The event saw the IF-2D3D1 covert archived 2D library material into 3D, which was then presented on JVC’s 46inch full HD-3D screen, the GD-463D10.

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