GY-X2BU

S-VHS 3-CCD CAMCORDER LESS LENS

MSRP: $7,050.00
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GY-X2BU 3-CCD S-VHS CAMCORDER

The dashing GY-X2BU sets new standards camcorder design. It comes packed with a wide array of advanced functions, yet it features an exceptionally economical and user-friendly design concept. Three 1/2" CCDs, supported by JVC's MICRO-LENS technology, produce sharp resolution and high sensitivity. And, in the LOLUX mode, you can capture great pictures even with illumination as low as 1.5 lux. At the recording side, the full-size drum S-VHS VTR with its two Flying Erase Heads and rotary FM hi-fi audio heads provides uncompromising sound and picture quality. As you'd expect from JVC, the GY-X2 is an exercise in ergonomic excellence. Perfectly balanced with intelligently arranged controls and a generously padded shoulder rest, it is easy to operate, even in the toughest conditions. The GY-X2BU-you don't deserve less.

THREE HIGH-DENSITY 1/2" CCDS The GY-X2BU camcorder features three advanced 1/2" CCDs, which apply cutting-edge technologies to deliver an outstanding resolution of 750 horizontal lines. Innovative MICRO-LENSES, along with a larger light shield to reduce reflections and light leakages, achieve highly efficient light conversion for a sensitivity of F8.0, 2000 lux. This comes with virtually no smearing and an impressive S/N ratio of 62 dB. But there's more. In the LOLUX mode operators can tap performance that reproduces top- quality pictures at a minimum illumination of just 1.5 lux at F1.4.

LOLUX 1.5 lux LOLUX is a remarkable innovation that lets you shoot with almost no light. Now, you can capture superb pictures with excellent color balance at a mere 1.5 lux illumination. A push of a button activates the LOLUX mode, which increases sensitivity with almost no increase in noise. Exceptionally high sensitivity of 1.5 lux results from combining electronic gain boost and unique dual pixel readout technology.

OUICK RECORDING MODE Sometimes losing a few seconds can mean losing a shot. That's why JVC developed the Quick Record Mode. When turned on, the camera is set to the auto iris mode, even if the lens is set to manual. Also activated is Automatic Level Control (ALC) with Extended Electronic Iris (EEI) which provides both variable gain and variable shutter. Now you can shoot continuously from a dark hallway to the bright outdoors without the need to change gain, iris or ND filter. There is also a Full Time Auto White (FAW) circuit, which tracks color temperature automatically, so an operator can follow a subject moving from incandescent to fluorescent to outdoor light without adjusting white balance or changing the filter wheel. Just point and shoot.

MULTI-ZONE IRIS WEIGHTING The Multi-Zone Iris Weighting system features a new detection method that gives preference to objects at the central and lower portions of the picture. This provides highly accurate auto iris exposures under the full gamut of shooting conditions, even if a bright subject moves into the picture.

VARIABLE SCAN VIEW The Variable Scan View function allows flicker-free shooting of a CRT, even when the vertical scan rate is different from the camera's. Electronic shutter increments can be set over 305 steps from 1/60.1 sec. to 1/2084.6 sec.

EXTERNAL MICROPHONE Two external microphones can be easily connected to the GY-X2U via the two XLR connectors or one stereo microphone can be mounted via a 6-pin connector.

ELECTRONIC SHUTTER The GY-X2BU offers a wide range of shutter settings covering all conceivable shooting conditions. Press the shutter speed button and the electronic shutter lets you select speeds from 1/100 to 1/2000 sec. Simply touch the NORMAL button to return to the standard speed of 1/60 sec.

CONTINUOUS AUTO BLACK A new CAB (Continuous Auto Black) circuit that allows continuous correction of black balance by sampling the CCD's optical black has been introduced. This assures perfect black balance under changing environments without the need to interrupt the shooting to perform black balance.

VIEWFINDER STATUS OVERLAY The handy Viewfinder Status Overlay displays key information directly to the operator through the viewfinder including audio levels, accumulated or remaining recording time, VTR operation, as well as battery voltage and camera setup parameters.

TRIPOD BASE The handy tripod base of the GY-X2BU provides quick, secure attachment with a positive automatic locking mechanism. No separate locking lever is needed and release requires just a flip of a simple lever at the side.

NEW SHOULDER PAD A newly designed, 1/2" sculpted shoulder pad ensures comfort and stability when shooting.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN Excellent ergonomics was a key consideration in the GY-X2BU design. The camera head is designed to be both lightweight and durable. The body itself is smoothly molded for improved "feel" so that the camcorder becomes a natural extension of the operator's body. Weight is also perfectly balanced. Naturally, all switches and controls are optimally located for easy finger-tip operation.

HI-FI STEREO SOUND With its rotary FM hi-fi audio heads, the GY-X2BU delivers superb quality sound recording. There is greater dynamic range, enhanced frequency response, and improved wow and flutter. It also includes two linear audio channels with Dolby noise reduction. Dolby noise reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing corporation.

FULL SIZED DRUM WITH TWO ROTARY ERASE HEADS AND AEF Flying Erase Heads plus Advanced Editing Function (AEF) guarantee professional quality in-camera edits. Two Flying Erase Heads also allow insert edit capability for clean in and out edit points. The Advanced Edit Function synchronizes the tape to the incoming video during a 1.5 second preroll. This guarantees field accurate editing eliminating the possibility of whip edits. For faster shooting, 0.5 second preroll is available. The full-sized drum allows for smooth, stress free tape path, minimizing jitter and eliminating any possible tape damage.

EASY-TO-READ BACKLIT LCD PANEL Key information is displayed on an LCD display including lap time/tape counter, remaining tape time, audio levels, battery life, hour meter and other warning indications. The LCD is backlit for quick easy reading under all lighting conditions.

AUTO REVIEW FUNCTION With the Auto Review function you can quickly review the last two seconds of footage shot. Once the footage is played, the GY-X2BU then re-enters the Record-Pause mode. There is also a handy safety feature. To protect the tape and video heads, the tape is unloaded and the unit enters the Stop mode if the Insert-Pause mode remains active for more than 10 minutes.

BUILT-IN SPEAKER The GY-X2BU features an integrated speaker to monitor audio and warning signal during recording and review the sound-track.

INSERT EDIT FUNCTION The GY-X2BU's easy-to-use insert-recording capability allows previously recorded video and Hi-Fi audio signals to be accurately replaced with new material.

RETAKE FUNCTION BY EDIT SEARCH The Retake Function allows you to check the recorded picture without leaving the Record-Pause mode. Simply decide the point where you want to start the next take, while checking the search picture at normal speed in either direction.

POWER SUPPLY For maximum versatility, the GY-X2BU can be powered from either its internal battery pack or an AC supply via the optional AA-P250U AC Power Adapter NB-G1U battery packs can be installed in seconds and give approximately 40 minutes continuous operating time. In addition, flat type batteries can be used. (Sony NP-1B type.)

AUTO EQ FUNCTION The Auto EQ Function records high and low frequency reference signals to assure optimum video resolution when played back on JVC professional VTRs

ALU Automatic Level Up improves multi-generation chroma signal to noise ratio. This circuit, found only on JVC professional VCR's, records low level chroma signals at higher than normal level. During playback, the ACC circuit compresses the chroma back to its normal level. Tape noise is also compressed by the same amount, thus producing far less chroma noise.

OPTIONAL INTERNAL PLUG-IN SA-R200U TIME CODE GENERATOR To boost post-production efficiency and permit program-logging, we offer a plug-in Time Code Generator board (SA-R200U) as an option. Using it you can record SMPTE-standard, LTC or VITC time code. The board is internally mounted to save space and minimize weight. The sophisticated design means you can record additional data in user bits with an internal real-time clock.

BUILT-IN GENLOCK CIRCUIT The GY-X2BU accepts composite video signals or black burst via the camera's GENLOCK INPUT. Genlocking then synchronizes multiple camera signals processed through an SEG for fades, mixes, wipes and other effects.

OTHER FEATURES * Rugged die-cast body * Y/C output connector * Earphone jack * Retake function with edit searching * Dual output system allows camera output to be connected directly to an external recorder * Safety zone indication available for the 16:9 screen format, in addition to the center mark on/off capability