JVC introduced its new 4KCAM product line at NAB (Booth C4314). The three new models – the GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder, GY-HM200 streaming camcorder, and GY-HM170 compact camcorder – accommodate a variety of workflows.
“Our three new camcorders make ultra-high definition 4K affordable with native file recording to non-proprietary media cards,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president, marketing communications. “They deliver exceptional imagery and empower visual creativity for all levels of professional production.”
The flagship camera for the 4KCAM product line, the GY-LS300, is designed for cinematographers, documentarians and broadcast production departments. It features JVC’s 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor and a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVC’s Variable Scan Mapping technology electronically adapts the active area of the Super 35 sensor to provide native support of PL- and EF-mount lenses, among others, enabling users to add third-party lens adapters.
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 as well as 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 popular Web sites and content delivery networks (CDN) including Ustream.
JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder, the GY-HM200 is ideal for corporate video as well as 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. It delivers 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
The GY-HM170 features comprehensive video profile settings and controls for professional use. It 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.
JVC’s 4KCAM 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, the GY-HM170 has an MSRP of $2,495, and the GY-LS300 has an MSRP of $4,450. All three camcorders are now shipping.