First Hand-Held Camcorder to record native Final Cut Pro Files
is the first hand-held camcorder to record in editing system's native format
directly to SDHC media
Wayne, NJ (February
Professional Products Company today formally announced the GY-HM100 ProHD
camcorder, the industry's first professional hand-held model to record files
directly to solid state media in the native format of Apple's Final Cut Pro™
editing system. For the first time, recorded material can be edited directly
from the solid state memory card, dramatically reducing the amount of time
required to edit programs together. The camera met with rave reviews when it
was previewed at the Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet at Macworld in
camera manufacturers have designed their products expecting NLE vendors to
conform to proprietary or generic file formats resulting in an extra and often
time consuming step when preparing to edit,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing
Manager for Creation Products at JVC. “Files created in the GY-HM100 can be
edited immediately without conversion. It's truly the first camcorder designed
for post production.”
the development of the new GY-HM100 ProHD camcorder, JVC offers versatility,
quality and value in a hand-held, professional 3-CCD format that is both easy
to use and on par with broadcast cameras. The GY-HM100 delivers amazing
high-bandwidth recordings at 1080p, 720p and 1080i on affordable and widely
available SDHC Class 6 memory cards and is sure to cause waves in the industry.
Weighing a mere 3.1 lbs, the GY-HM100 packs performance and features which
until now were found only in larger, more expensive models.
three progressive scan CCDs, a newly designed 1080p digital signal processor,
and JVC’s proprietary 35Mbps MPEG2 encoder, the GY-HM100 outclasses and
outperforms other professional hand-held camcorders, delivering rich, accurate
colors and full 1920x1080 images in the HQ mode. Additionally, the GY-HM100 can
record 720p (19/35Mbps) and 1080i (25Mbps) in SP mode, assuring compatibility
with today’s leading professional NLE systems.
GY-HM100 comes equipped with an integrated high definition Fujinon 10:1 lens which
allows for manual and automatic control of focus and aperture. The lens
features three aspherical elements and a new Electronic Beam Coating that
greatly reduces degradation caused by reflection off the lens surfaces. A
flip-in cover is integrated into the lens hood, eliminating the need for an
external cap. With the addition of JVC’s patented Focus Assist, achieving
precise focus is fast and easy. The macro mode and user-adjustable depth of
field supplement the wide array of manual controls available.
GY-HM100 also boasts tapeless recording to dual SDHC Class 6 memory cards,
allowing up to 64GB of on board storage—enough for up to 6 hours of continuous
HD recording. The added benefit of dual memory slots is that less expensive
smaller capacity cards can be used, while still offering the combined longer
recording time. The camera automatically
begins recording on the second card when the first card is full. Unlike
competing proprietary solid state media, the cost per-minute of SDHC media is
comparable to professional video tape, but with significantly less space
required for physical storage.
through post is streamlined by the GY-HM100 which incorporates JVC’s Native
File Recording technology that stores video in the ready-to-edit format used by
Apple’s Final Cut Pro™—the industry’s most popular non-linear editing
system. The “.mov” files created
in-camera can be dragged onto the NLE timeline without conversion or
rewrapping. The camera also stores files in the ISO Base Media File Format
(.MP4), compatible with all major non-linear editing systems.
audio recording features of the GY-HM100 are equally impressive. Two channels
LPCM audio are available with manual level controls and audio meter. Balanced
XLR inputs with phantom power are provided on the handle for an external
microphone and/or wireless receiver. A 2.8-inch LCD display, in 16:9 aspect
ratio provides a wide array of monitoring and setup indications. Infrared
wireless remote and ability to capture 2 megapixel still images from either a
live grab or from recorded video round out the camera’s many features.
GY-HM100 is scheduled for delivery in April 2009 with a suggested list price of
For more information and
high-resolution photos of JVC’s GY-HM100, please visit JVC’s Web site http://www.jvc.com/pro.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Professional Products Company, located in Wayne,
New Jersey, is a leading
manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional
equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC Professional
Products Company product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Steven DeRosa at
PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 259 or visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com/pro.
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