The NEW JVC GY-HM70 with some interesting features

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GY-HM70_LSide(wo-mic)

JVC “Capture every stunning detail with this advanced Full HD shoulder supported 1080/60p camcorder. The GY-HM70 is equipped with a high quality 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers smooth 16x dynamic zoom performance. The camera records on two SDHC or SDXC memory cards in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28Mbps. And its unique dual battery system keeps you recording for hours and hours since the batteries may be hot swapped during recording. Never before has this much performance been packed into an affordable, professional shoulder supported camcorder.” Note : USA specifications.

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  • Full 1920 x 1080 capture and recording at 60P in the AVCHD Progressive format (28Mbps)
  • 1/2.3-inch 12 megapixel oversampled CMOS imager
  • 29.5mm wide angle autofocus zoom lens with 16x dynamic zoom, 200x digital zoom
    (35mm equivalent: 25.5mm — 476mm)
  • Manual focus, zoom, iris, shutter, white balance control
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Stable, professional shoulder form factor
  • Records to dual SDHc/SDXC memory cards
    • 1080/60P (28 Mbps)
    • 1080/60i (24/17/12/5 Mbps)
    • 720×480 (6/3 Mbps)
  • FALCONBRID™ High Speed Processor
  • High speed video recording (for slow motion)
    300 fps (720 x 480 resolution)
  • 3-inch Touch Screen LCD display
  • .24-inch LCOS Color Viewfinder
  • Focus assist function

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  • Zebra indication (Over 100%/70-80%/OFF)
  • Auto iris/Manual iris adjustment
  • AE adjustment
  • Backlight compensation
  • Touch priority AE/AF
  • Face detection/Smile shot
  • Tele macro
  • Built-in zoom microphone
  • 3.5mm Microphone Input
  • 12MP digital still capture (JPEG format)
  • 2MP still capture during recording
  • Unique dual snap-on battery system (1 provided)
  • 3.5mm Remote Connector (compatible with HZ-M150VZR remote lens control unit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone out connector

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Now with full Voice Over facilities and remote VO with monitoring

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SVC-VO-Remote

Small Video Co Ltd has recently installed a dedicated VO facility with a RODE broadcaster mounted on a Rycote InVision Studio Kit giving full microphone suspension, into the computer itself via a Scarlet Focusrite or a dedicated Marantz solid state sound recorder. The addition of an iPad loaded with “Procutx” allows full remote control of Final Cut Pro X and it’s VO facility thus allowing voice overs to pictures directly onto the timeline, a feature I often use when producing my video reviews.

This takes the mic a lot further away from the computer itself, although quiet still produces a slight fan noise this new setup eradicates the fear of any computer generated noise. The remote facility with monitoring will save a great amount of time though it won’t negate the need for 80% of VO work recorded straight to compact flash.

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Sony denies Red’s allegations

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Sony-F65

 

In response to Reds attempt to sue Sony over claimed patent infringements Sony have made the following statement:

On February 12, 2013, Red Digital Cinema (“Red”) sued Sony Corporation of America and Sony Electronics Inc. and alleged that the Sony PMW-F5, PMW-F55, and F65 digital cinema cameras infringe two Red patents. The F65 has been commercially available for over a year and the F5 and F55 were announced in October, 2012.

Sony has now had an opportunity to study Red’s complaint and the asserted patents, and categorically denies Red’s allegations. Sony intends to defend itself vigorously in the Red lawsuit. Sony looks forward to prevailing in court, thus vindicating the Sony engineers who developed Sony’s quality digital cinema cameras.

Taken from XDCAM-USER.COM

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The Northern Lights in 4K by Alister Chapman…Fantastic

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BBC to buy 500 plus JVC GY-HM650 camcorders…”Well done JVC”

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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

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Review of HyColour PRO for FCPX coming soon

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HyColour-review

I first discovered this plugin a few months ago and being designed by a cameraman gives it an edge over FCPX’s own colour balancing tool…ease of use and a secret ingredient you can’t do without once you use it !

 

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Thursday 7th March 2013 is the last day to order before the 15% price hike !

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Last-Day

You have been warned…if you intend to order video equipment from Sony, Panasonic JVC or Canon then today is the last day to avoid the 15% price hike. Needless to say two of my site sponsor’s H Preston Media and Production Gear will only be to happy to accommodate you…so don’t delay.

I thought we had till the end of March but I got a phone call telling me that Sony were increasing their prices from this Friday and a few of you were thinking about the NEX-EA50 which will go up from £2,648 to £3,045.

This looks like a sales pitch but I am only trying to save you a fair bit of money.

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Review of the Sony NEX-EA50 camcorder

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An extra 15% on imported video equipment !

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Extra-15

The word is not to hang about and order now before the famous four, Sony, JVC, Panasonic and Canon up their prices by 15%. The Yen v the Pound is to blame so this time it’s not the manufacturers being greedy, it’s an overall 15% price hike across the board.

On an average spend of £5,000 you can add a further whopping £750 on top, times may be hard but when your business depends on goods made exclusively in Japan you are at the mercy of the money markets as well.

With NAB 2013 just around the corner some of you will be waiting to see what the competition have to offer but that will be at the expense of the new price increase…so what can we expect and will it be worth waiting for…

Panasonic : With one large sensor camera under their belt Panasonic must bring out a P2, 50Mbps, 10bit large sensor camcorder to stand a chance of affecting Sony F5 sales.

JVC : I think JVC will show a prototype shoulder mount 50Mbps 600 style camcorder.

Sony : Sony have flogged the large sensor to death so I think they will go down the Full HD fast motion capture like 500 fps on a 1/2″ or 2/3″ camcorder.

Canon : It’s rumoured that Canon are bringing out a C50 camera to go head to head with the Black Magic Cinema camera, though with no sign of ramping up production the BM camera does not as yet pose any threat to the competition.

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