PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST
AFFORDABLE 24P PRO HIGH DEFINITION CAMERA RECORDER TO PRO-HD LINE
GY-HD100U Offers Interchangeable HD Lenses,
Shoulder Style Stability
With Light Weight and Maneuverability of
LAS VEGAS, NV (April 18, 2005) - JVC announced today the
world’s first truly professional, affordable high definition
camera recorder with true 24p capture and recording in JVC’s
ProHD product line-up. ProHD is JVC’s approach to its
affordable HD solution, which utilizes the HDV™ format adopted
by JVC, Sharp, Sony and Canon. JVC’s ProHD product line-up
features timecode and audio capabilities for professional use. The
GY-HD100U is a full resolution HD progressive camera recorder. A
result of extensive market interviews since Affordable HD was first
announced by JVC, its outstanding performance is exceptional in its
price range. Features and ergonomics are optimized for Digital
The camcorder produces film-like quality high definition recordings,
bringing digital cinematography capabilities within practical reach
of a wide market segment. Its true 24 frame per second capability
enables recordings to be transferred to 16mm or 35mm film with full
HD fidelity, without frame rate conversion. The GY-HD100U delivers
spectacular quality SD recordings for professionals shooting in
either SD or HD.
The GY-HD100U utilizes three newly developed 1/3-inch CCD image
sensors, each one featuring an array of 1280x720 pixels
(approximately 1 mega pixel), with micro lenses. Eliminating the need
for image scaling, its native resolution matches that of most HDTV
displays. In addition, the GY-HD100U provides real time playback in
all major DTV formats, allowing easy conversion of recorded data to
other formats while preserving top quality.
“This year at NAB, JVC is
fulfilling the promise of Affordable HD, with affordable high
definition products and a clearly defined Pro HD strategic roadmap ,”
said Robert Mueller, executive vice president for JVC PROFESSIONAL
PRODUCTS COMPANY. “The launch of the GY-HD100U brings the
production community a cost-effective, full HD resolution progressive
camcorder, in a market-inspired, truly original implementation unlike
any other camera.”
The GY-HD100U is ideal for digital cinematography, as well as
commercial production, reality, episodic, documentary and news
programs. The camera allows for extensive user customization
including settings for gamma and skin tone detection. A patented
user- selectable algorithm provides motion reproduction similar to
that produced with film cameras. All user parameters can be stored on
a removable SD memory card and can be transferred to another
GY-HD100U if desired.
The camera includes a standard detachable 16x Servo Fujinon HD lens.
Other available lens options include a 13x (3.5mm) wide zoom HD lens,
a wide-angle converter for the standard 16x lens, and an adapter
allowing standard ½-inch lenses to be used on the camera. A
patented ‘focus assist’ function highlights detail in the
viewfinder to facilitate High Definition focusing.
A variety of features on this camera make the recording, editing and
archiving process simple. It has a built-in HD recording system that
records full high definition images on inexpensive MiniDV cassettes.
Data is recorded in the MPEG-2 format with full broadcast resolution
and quality. In addition, the GY-HD100U can connect directly to an
external hard disc recording module, allowing simultaneous recording
and production workflow enhancement.
The GY-HD100U has 2 XLR audio inputs and records CD quality digital
audio; with independent controls for each channel. The camcorder also
features a variety of customizable settings that can be stored on a
standard SD memory card, and loaded onto another GY-HD100U, if
In addition to providing HD true progressive 24 P superior quality
recordings, the GY-HD100U outputs uncompressed 720/P60 HD, making it
ideal for live broadcasting, remote news and POV applications. An optional module
converts the uncompressed signal to HD-SDI for use in a variety of
The GY-HD100U’s unique compact shoulder design locates camera
and viewfinder controls on the left side of the unit. A specially
designed Fujinon HD lens provides automatic or manual iris control,
with smooth servo zoom and backfocus adjustment. A convenient
IEEE1394 interface permits simple, quick connection to an external
dual media recording option, a PC or NLE for easy downloading, and
editing or archiving.
“JVC has designed the
GY-HD100U to deliver true professional quality HD video recording,”
said Tim Tokita, product marketing manager for JVC PROFESSIONAL
PRODUCTS COMPANY. “Previously, 24p high definition was
available in only the most expensive HD cameras. This product breaks
that mold, further solidifying our position as the preeminent
innovator in Affordable HD professional video equipment.”
The suggested list price for the GY-HD100U including 16:1 Fujinon Lens is $6,295. Delivery is expected to begin in July 2005.
for the GY-HD100U include shotgun microphone, Anton-Bauer Power
system, Quick-Release tripod mounting plate, and DTE™ disc
recording module. High-resolution photos are
available on the Web at http://pro.jvc.com.
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 Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext.
430, or visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com
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Japan, Limited (JVC).
Direct To Edit and DTE are trademarks of
Focus Enhancements, Inc.