MSRP: $7,999.00
JVC INTRODUCES THE WORLD'S FIRST FULL-SIZE S-VHS 3-CHIP INTEGRATED CAMCORDER RTNDA, MIAMI, September 93 -- JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY showcased the GY-X2U (X-2), the world's first full-size S-VHS 3- chip integrated camcorder. This full-size camcorder combines all the benefits of S-VHS recording and the latest 3-chip camera technology into a single unit that weighs less than 15.5 pounds including lens, battery, and cassette. Despite its compact size and lightweight design, the X-2 offers a wide array of features. One of the most unique features of the X-2 is JVC's exclusive LoLux technology that allows the camera to produce quality pictures in light as low as 3 lux. By combining an extremely quiet 24 dB gain with an unusual pixel read-out system and signal processing, JVC has achieved an effective gain of 30 dB without the noise usually associated with this much amplification. Three 1/2" CCDs, each with 330,000 pixels, deliver 650 lines of horizontal resolution with a quiet 60 dB signal-to-noise ratio. The X-2 is designed with a full-size head drum and can record up to two hours with ST-120 cassette. A Quick Start mechanism provides the user with immediate operation in 0.5 seconds. Pictures are recorded at better than 400 lines of resolution with 4 audio channels (2 Hi-Fi, 2 linear). XLR connectors will accommodate 2 external microphones. A plug-in time code option will enable the user to record Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) or Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) on the tape. This option offers SMPTE standard identification code for every frame of recorded video, which is often required for precise editing or off-line logging. Other features of the X-2 include: an industry standard bayonet 1/2" lens mount with 12-pin connector; an advanced auto white balance with 2 digital memories; and an Automatic Light Control (ALC) with an Extended Electronic Iris to maintain a constant video level in varying lighting conditions, without switching gain or inserting an ND filter. Also, an automatic lens iris circuit uses a multizone detection area to produce the most natural pictures. "By combining an exceptional low-light professional camera with a compact two-hour S-VHS recorder, JVC has achieved the ultimate camcorder that offers lightweight maneuverability with the quality and convenience of S-VHS," said David Walton, JVC marketing manager. JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY distributes a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment including cameras, recorders, and audio and editing products. For more information about the X-2, contact David Walton at 1-800-JVC-5825. # # #