JVC Announces 4KCam Product Line

Three affordable 4K cameras
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WAYNE, N.J. — JVC Professional Products, a division of JVCKenwood USA, has announced its 4KCam product line. The GY-HM200 is a full-featured 4K Ultra HD camcorder with HD streaming, and the GY-HM170 delivers 4K Ultra HD imagery in an economical, palm-sized camera with professional features.

“When we launched our ProHD product line, JVC made professional HD production affordable. Our new 4KCam product line follows that same tradition, with three new cameras that make ultra-high definition 4K economical for cinematographers, webcasters and broadcasters, corporate and live event production teams, and even independent shooters,” said Larry Librach, senior vice president for JVC Professional Products.

GY-HM200 4KCAM Streaming Camcorder

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JVC GY-HM200 4K camera

The GY-HM200 offers a combination of professional features and performance for any shooting scenario. It delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50 Mbps), and SD imagery with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. It also features a built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The GY-HM200 includes dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable and features built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

The GY-HM200 is also JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder, and can stream instantly to Ustream or other destinations while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC media cards. A built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200 to hardware decoders, Ustream, Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. A variety of streaming protocols, including RTMP, allows delivering content directly to popular streaming web sites and content delivery networks. Zixi’s Advanced Streaming Technology provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping, while JVC’s Streamconfidence delivers real-time feedback of LTE and streaming status in the viewfinder.

GY-HM170 4KCAM Compact Camcorder

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JVC GY-HM170 4K camera

Although very compact, the economical GY-HM170 features a heavy-duty body with professional control layout and comprehensive video profile settings for professional use. Keeping with JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the camera records 4K Ultra HD as H.264 files, and can record HD and SD footage in a variety of resolutions and frame rates. Other 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.

In addition to the GY-HM170 and GY-HM200 4K camcorders, JVC also announced the GY-LS300 camcorder in the 4KCam product line. The GY-LS300 is a large-sensor 4K camcorder that uses Super35, Super16 and Micro Four-Thirds lenses.

The 4KCam product line is a complement to JVC’s ProHD product line. All three new cameras feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for dual, backup, and continuous recording. The camcorders also include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, both with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording.

The GY-HM200 has an MSRP of $2,995 and the GY-HM170 has an MSRP of $2,495. Both will be available in February. The GY-LS300 has an MSRP of $4,450 and will be available in March.

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