For Immediate Release
JVC EXHIBITS FIRST BLU-RAY / HDD
AT DV EXPO WEST 2009
- PASADENA, CA
(September 23, 2009)
– JVC Professional Products,
division of JVC U.S.A., launched its new SR-HD1500 and
SR-HD1250 Blu-ray disc and HDD recorders at
DV EXPO Sept. 23-24 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena,
Calif. These are the first standalone Blu-ray recorders in the
United States, and feature a
built-in hard disk drive for easy duplication and disc
authoring without a PC.
- With the SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250, users can
record and author professional BDMV (with menu) or BDAV discs.
Advanced MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 (H.264) encoding provides support for HD
and SD sources, and a built-in format converter can downconvert HD
content for recording to a standard DVD. The units support BD-R or
BD-RE (erasable) Blu-ray discs.
- The decks offer a variety of digital inputs,
including USB and i.Link (IEEE-1394) ports and an SDHC card slot,
for wide compatibility with today’s digital SD and HD camcorders.
Composite and S-Video inputs provide interfaces for legacy analog
devices as well.
- Users can transfer videos from a camcorder or
other device to the internal hard drive. Then, using a simple,
menu-driven interface, edited clips can be assembled into a
completed project and recorded to Blu-ray discs. Discs can also be
authored for auto-start or repeat playback, which provide ideal
options for presentations, kiosks, and point-of-sale displays.
- Unprotected DVD and Blu-ray discs are easily
duplicated as well. Simply insert the original disc into the drive,
then specify how many copies to make. Disc content is temporarily
stored to the hard drive, then burned to blank discs.
- Both models include component and HDMI
outputs for flexible monitoring options. The SR-HD1500 features a
500 GB hard drive, plus an RS-232C terminal and support for .MOV
files (for Apple Final Cut Pro), which makes it compatible with
footage recorded with JVC GY-HM100 and GY-HM700 ProHD camcorders in
the SP (19/25 Mbps) mode. The SR-HD1250 has a 250 GB hard drive, but
does not include RS-232C connectivity or .MOV support.
- The SR-HD1500 has an MSRP of $2,550 and the
SR-HD1250 has an MSRP of $1,995. The combo decks will be available
in October 2009.
- ABOUT JVC U.S.A.
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC U.S.A. is
a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of
video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets.
For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at
http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 526-5308.
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