CU-VH1US-P

HDV RECORDER PLAYER

MSRP: $1,995.00
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The CU-VH1U is the world's first truly portable high definition player/recorder. It makes an ideal complement to JVC's HDV camcorder, the GY-HD100U. Multi-format playback and digital IEEE 1394 connectivity make this tiny VTR a must-have component of any high definition production or post production system.


Adheres to industry standard HDV format*

The HDV format is the revolutionary new standard for low bit rate HDTV recording and playback using MPEG2 compression and widely available "DV" cassette tape. Although HDTV material is not recorded in the DV format, HDV machines use the same inexpensive MiniDV tapes that are widely available. For this reason, JVC's CU-VH1U is able to function as a dual format recorder, adhering to HDV for high definition, as well as MiniDV for standard definition.

Wide range of playback options

For playback, the new CU-VH1U is extremely versatile. It will play back signals recorded in 720/30p (MPEG-2), 480/60p (MPEG-2) and 480/60i (DV). This includes any footage shot with either of JVC Pro's two HD camcorders -- the JY-HD10 or GY-HD100U. It includes up- and down-conversion so that HD recordings can be viewed on virtually any television or monitor. It displays 720/30p HD recordings for viewing on progressive 720/60p analog HD monitors, or converts 480/60p or 720/30p signals to 1080/60i HD. The player/recorder also down-converts to 480/60p or 480/60i for playback on progressive or NTSC monitors. 16:9 HD, SD or DV footage can be played in 16:9 or 4:3 letterbox modes. All material is output on component analog connectors and down-converted or NTSC material is available on the S-Video or composite outputs. Note: the CU-VH1 will not display or output (through analog connectors) HDV recordings made in the 24p mode. It will record IEEE-1394 signals recorded in the HDV 24p mode, and play them back through the IEEE-1394 connector.

Versatile recording options

The CU-VH1U's recording capabilities include digital-to-digital HD, SD and DV recording to and from video equipment and PCs. Its IEEE-1394 interface allows digital-to-digital dubbing between the CU-VH1 and HD cameras and decks (D-VHS). The IEEE-1394 connection also allows HD and SD MPEG-2 material to be transferred between the CU-VH1 and a PC for playback or non-linear MPEG-2 editing. DV recordings and digital stills are transferred through IEEE-1394 as well.

Built-in digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion allows easy dubbing between digital and analog sources. S-Video, composite and audio connectors function as both inputs and outputs, allowing HD/SD or DV sources to be dubbed from the CU-VH1U to an NTSC deck or analog material dubbed from an NTSC source onto Mini DV in the CU-VH1. Component video outputs allow dubbing from the CU-VH1U to a professional deck.


Convenient monitoring in the field

Footage can be viewed on the CU-VH1U's built-in 3.5-inch, 240,000 pixel high resolution LCD monitor. There's a brightness control, a speaker, and the monitor folds flat into the top of the unit when not in use.

Advanced SD memory card capabilities

The CU-VH1U can capture progressive HD, SD and DV 1280 x 720 JPEG stills and save them to a Memory card. Images stored on SD Cards or MultiMediaCards (MMC) can be viewed individually or automatically as a slide show. In addition, a Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) request allows the user to easily select images and how many of each for automatic printing. It's also possible to drag-and-drop digital stills or other content on the memory card to a PC with the USB or IEEE-1394 connection.

To easily access specific scenes, thumbnail images of what is shot on tape can be automatically stored on a memory card while shooting or manually during playback. In addition, tape time code or day and date subcode can be displayed on screen.


Rugged construction for demanding field use

To ensure that the CU-VH1U holds up to demanding field use, BNC connectors (with supplied RCA adapters), S-Video, composite and audio inputs/outputs and iLink IEEE 1394 and USB inputs/outputs are protected by metal guards and a rugged cover. The SD memory card/MultiMediaCard slot, microphone jack and headphone jack are similarly protected.

AC/DC Power options

The CU-VH1U can use the same battery as the JVC GY-HD100U high definition camcorder. The included AC power supply charges these batteries. The included battery (BN-V416U) on a full charge lasts up to 1.5 hours. An available optional battery (BN-V428U) provides power for up to two hours, 50 minutes.