While browsing the JVC web site this afternoon I came across this fantastic news…Over the course of 2013, the BBC will purchase over 500 units of JVC Professional’s GY-HM650 ProHD network-enabled camcorder, to be used in their newsgathering operations both throughout the UK and globally. Key features of the GY-HM650 are flexible dual codec capability, network connectivity, and overall ease of operational use.
John Kelly, General Manager, UK & Ireland, Scandinavia and MEA commented: “We are delighted by the success of the GY-HM650 camcorder. Following on from the recent announcement that the GY-HM600 series camcorders meet EBU requirements for journalism, this provides further confirmation of its suitability for broadcast news production.” JVC’s GY-HM600 series cameras (GY-HM600 and GY-HM650) meet the EBU’s recommendations for journalism use (“Tier 2J”). The cameras also meet the requirements for general long form HD programming (“Tier 2L”), when used with a suitable external recording device supporting 50MB/s or greater recording.
The EBU test report for the GY-HM600E and GY-HM650E can be viewed at http://tech.ebu.ch/camtest/CamTestReports04
HDW : All the efforts of JVC over the HM600 series of camcorders has finally paid off, this is a well deserved major purchase from the BBC and JVC can be proud of themselves, everyone without exception, Alister Chapman, Rick Young and myself have had nothing but praise for the new JVC 600/650 camcorders…WELL DONE JVC.
Here is the link to the full story http://jvcpro.co.uk/video/news/1138/bbc-purchase-of-jvc-professional-gy-hm650-camcorder