FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANNOUNCES PROHD BROADCASTER WITH PROFESSIONAL STREAMING SERVICES FOR
LIVE HD CONTENT DELIVERY FOR WEB, BROADCAST
- WAYNE, NJ (February
– JVC Professional Products
Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its
Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to
the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server
powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new
content delivery service. Available as a physical server or
cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from
compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of
delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the
- JVC’s new services are compatible with the
new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, also
announced today. The cameras feature a built-in Zixi engine that
streams to a 4G LTE, 3G, or Wi-Fi network while recording HD to
solid state memory cards. Broadcasters that use these cameras
exclusively for ENG are equipped to economically transmit HD video
from the field live on the air and live on their Web site.
- “Reliable live HD video delivery is now a
reality with JVC,” said Edgar Shane, general manager of
engineering, JVC Professional Products. “Today’s high-speed and
robust 4G LTE connections provide the bandwidth necessary for live
HD video streaming, from the field. Through our partnership with
Zixi, we can provide a stable workflow that helps broadcasters and
Web content producers be first on air and first online.”
- The new services rely on JVC’s exclusive
dual codec design, which allows the transmission of live HD footage
or file transfer in the background while shooters continue to record
footage in their normal workflow. When paired with a Verizon 4G LTE
modem, which is connected directly to the camera via USB, the camera
transmits footage to a broadcast facility in real time.
- Improving on the company’s earlier live HD
streaming and file transfer technologies, JVC’s new cameras
feature Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) that provides
content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time
feedback of streaming status. A built-in processor with proprietary
algorithms maximizes bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission even
under difficult conditions, while advanced content aware error
correction compensates for up to 30 percent packet loss. JVC’s new
Streamconfidence technology provides real-time stream and LTE status
in the camera viewfinder and LCD monitor.
- When used in conjunction with the cloud-based
service, video delivery from the cameras to the Internet is
available by entering a single IP address. Content can be directed
to multiple destinations, including off-the-shelf HD-SDI decoders
for live broadcast. Broadcaster’s built-in matrix switching makes
it easy to manage signals for distribution, and automatic
transcoding allows live, direct-to-Web content delivery to almost
any content provider.
- With unlimited I/O and a Web control
interface for easy operation, Broadcaster is a cost effective way
for stations to handle multiple camera coverage at a single event.
Each camera feeds into and is identified by the Broadcaster, which
can be configured to provide an output signal to the station’s
decoder for air. Cameras can then be chosen by station personnel and
switched live. The result is affordable live coverage from multiple
reporters and shooters without a multi-camera production truck.
- Broadcaster also accepts video from Android
and iOS devices, and handles transcoding automatically. As a result,
a broadcaster can take live video from a reporter who is on site at
an accident, for example, but only has a cell phone to provide video
of the incident.
- Beyond live video transmission, JVC’s
cameras provide secure FTP file transfer from the field, plus live
monitoring and camera and lens control via Wi-Fi from a smart device
(iPhone, iPad, or Android) or from the studio via LTE connection.
For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows location
information to be recorded. Metadata can also be edited on a
smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via Wi-Fi.
- Available in March, the ProHD Broadcaster
will have a suggested list price of $1,995 and requires a
subscription to JVC Professional Streaming Services.
- ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West
Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional
Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC
is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and
professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection
systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further
product information, visit JVC’s Web
site at http://pro.jvc.com
or call (800) 582-5825.
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