JVC will showcase its new 4KCAM product line next week at Cine Gear Expo, June 5-6. The new cameras – GY-LS300, GY-HM200 and the GY-HM170 – support a variety of 4K workflows, and were first seen at NAB this spring.
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 unique 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 others. As a result, using third-party lens adapters, the camera provides almost limitless lens options while maintaining image quality and lens characteristics.
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.
The GY-HM200 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-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 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.