KY-17U

3-CCD COLOR CAMERA LESS LENS

MSRP: $5,570.00
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JVC INTRODUCES THE KY-17U, A NEW 3-CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA

Elmwood Park, NJ (April 1989)....JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS
COMPANY has introduced the latest in their popular KY line,
the KY-17U, a 3-CCD color video camera boasting 640 lines
horizontal resolution and 59 dB signal-to-noise ratio. It is
designed for direct docking with the BR-S410U professional
S-VHS recorder, and can also be docked to MII and Betacam SP
recorders with an optional adapter. The KY-17U can also be
configured for studio and stand-alone applications.

The KY-17U uses three, 1/2-inch interline-transfer CCDs with
360,000 pixels and an optical block using spatial offset
technology for improved resolution. A wide-band R-Y/B-Y
encoder system provides both color difference signals with a
color bandwidth of 1.3 MHz. This increases signal
transmission, improves chroma signal resolution, and reduces
color spreading.

A microcomputer in the KY-17U controls auto setup, including
pre-programmed white and black balance adjustments. In
addition to preset white balance, for a color temperature of
3200K, the KY-17U has non-volatile memories which can store
white balance data for two other color temperatures. A
built-in, four-position filter turret permits a wide range
of lighting conditions and protects the CCDs.

The KY-17U  has a 2H vertical contour correction circuit for
improved color resolution. In addition to the correction
signal from the G channel, a second correction signal is
produced from the R channel. A flare correction circuit is
incorporated in the R, G, and B channels to prevent flare
due to highlights, and stabilizes the black level.

A two-channel preamplifier allows stereo sound recording
when the KY-17U is used with the BR-S410U in a camcorder
arrangement. The MV-P602, an optional stereo microphone, can
be connected directly in the camera's hot shoe. The circuit
can also be switched to monaural for single-channel
operation.

A wide range of lenses will be available. Other features on
the KY-17U include multi-format output signals, color matrix
circuit, negative/positive image reversal, microprocessor-
controlled auto-iris circuit, and high-speed electronic
shutter.

JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY distributes a complete
line of broadcast and professional video cameras, recorders,
duplicators and editing equipment.

For more information about JVC's KY-17U  3-CCD color video
camera, or any of the products from JVC PROFESSIONAL
PRODUCTS COMPANY, contact Dave Walton at (201) 794-3900.