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GY-HM100U PROHD CAMCORDERS KEEP PACE
UNIVERSE DURING WORLDWIDE TOURS
- WAYNE, NJ (August
– Miss Universe travels an
estimated 250,000 miles each year visiting dozens of countries, and
most of her appearances over the past three years have been
documented with JVC GY-HM100U ProHD handheld camcorders.
- “I’m amazed at how durable the JVC
camcorders have been,” said Colin Hornett, director of Digital
Multimedia at the Miss Universe Organization. “The GY-HM100U
provides a balance of image quality, portability, durability, and
ease of use, along with the advantages of a file-based workflow.”
- Hornett leads a small team that oversees the
organization’s online interactive productions. The team is
responsible for maintaining the Web site, building video packages
for the online video player, live webcasts, and documenting the
lives and activities of Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA.
The Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture of Donald J. Trump
and NBCUniversal, is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2011, and
will broadcast the MISS UNIVERSE®
pageant on Sept. 12, live on NBC from Sao Paulo, Brazil, to an
estimated worldwide audience of approximately 1 billion viewers.
- The production team has been using three
GY-HM100Us, provided to the Miss Universe Organization by JVC for
promotional considerations, to produce video blogs, travel films,
and other promotional packages that are posted on YouTube and
“It adds up to be our best choice,” said Hornett. “The raw
image that it produces is very good. I’m absolutely delighted with
what we’ve been able to do with them.”
- The lightweight, handheld form factor has
been very convenient on location for interns who often have to
operate a still camera in one hand while shooting video with the HD
in the other. Plus, the production crew has to pack light for its
worldwide travels, and the camcorder’s compact size saves valuable
luggage space and weight.
- In the field, footage is recorded to
non-proprietary SDHC cards, then transferred to a laptop and
separate hard drive until it can be stored on servers at the
organization’s New York-based facility. Most video projects need
to be completed quickly, so efficiency in the edit suite is a
critical part of the Miss Universe workflow.
- Hornett said JVC’s native file recording,
which allows the Miss Universe crew to drop video footage into Final
Cut Pro without transcoding, might be the GY-HM100U’s best
feature. “The workflow of these cameras is fantastic,” he
explained. “There’s no conversion – you shoot, then you edit.
It lets you make the most of your editing time.”
- ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC
Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is
a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC is a
leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional
video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit
JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com
or call (800)582-5825.
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- Miss Universe GY-HM100U JPEG
Caption: Members of the Miss Universe Digital
Multimedia crew use JVC GY-HM100U camcorders to produce video blogs
and other promotional packages. (This photo is actual frame grab from another GY-HM100U camera.)
- Miss Universe Interns JPEG
Caption: Miss Universe interns including Hilary
Petrokubi and Andrew Thomas (pictured) use JVC GY-HM100U camcorders
to produce video blogs and other promotional packages.