JVC Professional will showcase its new 4K camera product line next week for the first time at 2015 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles June 5-6. Led by the flagship GY-LS300 Super 35mm camera, which accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the new cameras support a variety of workflows with 4K imaging, efficient encoding, and dual SDHC/SDXC card slots.
Designed for cinematographers, documentarians, and broadcast production departments, the GY-LS300 features JVC's 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor and an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. It records 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats. With JVC’s Variable Scan Mapping technology, the camera electronically adapts the active area of the Super 35 sensor to provide native support of PL and EF mount lenses, among many others. As a result, using third-party lens adapters, the camera provides almost limitless lens options without compromising image quality or lens characteristics.
“The GY-LS300 offers unparalleled 4K shooting flexibility. Filmmakers can use high-end cinema lenses or more affordable lenses with a variety of lens mounts to capture high-quality 4K or HD footage,” explained Dave Walton, assistant vice president, marketing communications. “The new 4KCAM product line makes ultra-high definition 4K affordable while delivering exceptional images and professional features.”
Through September 30, participating authorized JVC Professional Video U.S. dealers are offering a free Rokinon prime lens or Metabones lens adapter with the purchase of a new GY-LS300 camcorder. Details are available at pro.jvc.com.
Both the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200 include a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity that allows live HD transmission directly to hardware decoders, the Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. With support for various streaming protocols including RTMP, the cameras can also stream directly to Ustream and other content delivery networks (CDN), as well as popular Web sites.
The GY-HM200 is JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder and is ideal for corporate video or ENG applications. It features a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip and built-in 12x zoom lens (24x dynamic zoom in HD mode) with optical image stabilizer to deliver 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery. The GY-HM200 and the GY-LS300 also include dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable with built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.
Compact but powerful, the GY-HM170 records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files, and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Other professional 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. All 4KCAM cameras include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, both with smart focus assist functions.
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