JVC show off the GY-HM700 and GY-HM100 at Broadcast Video Expo
At Broadcast Video Expo in London in February, JVC showed off its latest professional camcorders the GY-HM700 and GY-HMC100.
Both cameras uniquely records directly to inexpensive SDHC memory cards in the QuickTime (.MOV) format for Final Cut Pro™, and the larger of the two, the GY-HM700, can be fitted with an optional SxS media recorder compatible with Sony’s XDCAM EX™ format. Recording in the editing system’s native format eliminates the time consuming transfer step and dramatically speeds up the post-production workflow, a major advancement for JVC and the industry. Additionally, the GY-HM700 includes several key technology innovations that result in significantly improved resolution in the camera’s core components: CCD/optical block, lens and viewfinder.
Above: GY-HM700 (top); GY-HM100 (below)
“Our new generation of ProHD products brings together the most highly regarded and proven technologies in the industry, providing unmatched ownership and operational experience,” says Craig Yanagi, JVC’s national marketing manager for Creation Products. “With the GY-HM700, JVC has changed the dynamics of professional video production. Its ergonomic design and video quality meets or exceeds the performance requirements of the most demanding broadcast, ENG and cinematography applications. Combined with fastest shoot-to-edit workflow in the industry, utilizing low-cost solid-state media, ProHD provides an unprecedented level of efficiency and economy for today’s professional videographer.”