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JVC Unveils Professional-Grade Compact Camcorder

The GY-HM750U ProHD is ideal for “electronic news gathering,” sports, documentaries, events, and other location shoots.

JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., introduces the GY-HM750U ProHD compact shoulder-mount camcorder, which is equipped with the same 3-CCD imaging system found in the GY-HM790U, JVC’s ProHD flagship camcorder, the company says in a written statement.

The GY-HM750U ProHD is ideal for “electronic news gathering” (ENG) news, sports, documentaries, events, and other location shoots, and it offers among the industry’s fastest shoot-to-edit workflow by recording native “high definition” (HD) or “standard definition” (SD) footage in ready-to-edit file formats on low-cost “secure digital high-capacity” (SDHC) memory cards, the company says.

Equipped with the 3-CCD imaging system, the GY-HM750U delivers outstanding 1920×1080 images in a small, lightweight form factor. It records at selectable data rates up to 35 Mbps and can record HD footage in 720p, 1080p, and 1080i, as well as SD footage (480i), the company says.

Using JVC’s established native file-based workflow, the GY-HM750U includes a dual card slot design that records to non-proprietary SDHC cards and/or optional SxS recorder. A new feature—borne from numerous customer requests—allows simultaneous recording to both SDHC cards for instant backup or client copy, JVC says.

JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (.MOV), as well as other major NLE systems that are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX files (.MP4). For legacy SD applications, the camcorder can also record standard DV files (.AVI or .MOV), the company says.

“High definition has not yet been standardized in many markets, and a vital segment of broadcasters don’t have the infrastructure to deliver HD from the field,” said Craig Yanagi, JVC’s national marketing and brand manager. “That’s why the new GY-HM750U offers the flexibility to record in 480i as well as a variety of HD formats. It can fulfill current SD needs while providing an seamless transition to HD in the future, all with the fastest and most efficient workflow available in the industry today.”