Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

This week

A revolution in prompting with LIVE EDIT

Firstly a review of a brand new prompter hardware/software that will revolutionise the world of prompting…forget what you own this will be instantly better than anything you own and hears why… Via its own WiFi hot spot you can have control over 5 iPads, one for controlling the other 4 and one for changing text………LIVE as it happens, plus the second iPad can have the text un-mirrored…this is a truly revolutionary piece of kit all for under £400 incl vat.

JVC LS300 will be back with version 2 software

JVC are sending me the updated LS300 with the new v2 software that everyone is talking about with the new JVC Log mode sees the GY-LS300 deliver wide latitude and high dynamic range – up to 800% according to the company, with the unit’s Super 35 CMOS sensor providing details within highlights and shadows. 4096 x 2160 Cinema 4K and 2048 x 1080 Cinema 2K recording modes at various framerates have also been added, along with a 17:9 aspect ratio for digital cinema presentations, and ability to output a full HD signal via HDMI/SDI when in 4K recording mode for monitoring in HD.

Prime Zoom, which uses JVC’s Variable Scan Mapping technology. When used with a MFT prime lens, the image can be adjusted between the maximum scan area and minimum scan area using the camera’s zoom rocker, delivering a 2.3x maximum zoom for HD or 1.25x maximum zoom for 4K. Of course, it can also be used as a lens extender for actual zoom lenses like the Lumix 45-175 zoom lens.

Other new additions include a histogram display; a colour matrix adjustment; a new spot meter for setting exposure values; a black paint setting to precisely adjust colour temperature of master black; JVC LUT support via the Atomos Shogun external recorder; a 2:1/1:1 zoom for critical focus; and a 70Mbps recording mode that makes it possible to record 4K onto economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards.



Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

3 thoughts on “Coming up this week on HD Warrior

  1. Looking forward to your LS300 ‘V2’ review. With your experience with the Sony FS7 as well as the new DVX200, you’ll be in a unique position to tell your readers how it compares to these other camcorders.

    JVC cams are exceptionally good from my (albeit limited) experience, and I honestly can’t understand why they aren’t more widespread. Having said that, I think with the current competition, JVC would do well to knock a grand or more from the LS300!

  2. Also, JVC have announced future firmware which will add 120fps HD to the GY-HM200 and GY-HM170.

    Hopefully 1080p 120fps will come to the LS300 soon, as well as 4k50fps.

    P.S. in case your readers are interested, I find that my Hoodman EX1 loupe fits the LS300 quite well.

  3. What was the out come of the Live Edit review. Been wondering about this piece of kit for a few weeks now. Thanks.

    HDW : Sorry this has been delayed but its a box that Holdan produce with a WiFi hotspot that will transmit to 5 iPads or a mixture of MACs and iPads and it lets you edit live onto the prompter. I will be producing a review later next week (25th Nov 2015).

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