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WEVA NEWS MINUTE: JVC's New GY-HD200UB ProHD Cam & MR-HD200
April 29, 2008

Las Vegas, NV - At NAB 2008, JVC showed their newly-upgraded GY-HD200UB multi-format ProHD camcorder available now, and previewed the upcoming MR-HD200 camera-mounted media recorder. The shoulder-mount HD200UB now offers live (real-time) output for selectable 1080/60i and 1080/50i signals, as well as 720p, through the unit's FireWire (IEEE 1394) port. It can be matched with an optional JVC hard drive for recording 1080i or 720p signals.

The selected signal output can also be recorded into JVC’s DR-HD100 ProHD Hard Disk Recorder as either .m2t or .mov QuickTime™ files. WEVA NEWS MINUTE producers Sue Lawson and Bruce Himmelblau talked with JVC’s Lee Thompson on-site for this up-close view of the new GY-HD200UB and MR-HD200U.

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The GY-HD200UB provides dual-media (tape & HDD) recording with DTE and includes a 16:1 Fujinon lens. JVC says the upgraded HD200UB offers better horizontal resolution and S/N ratio courtesy of an advanced 14-bit A/D converter for lower noise in low light and better highlight handling. Videographers will appreciate the native progressive image capture and the “overcranked” recording for superb slow motion images during 24p final output.

The MR-HD200U records on non-proprietary Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) solid state memory, in a compact unit that can be permanently attached to JVC's ProHD cameras. A single 16GB SDHC memory card can store 1.6 hours in the 720p mode and approximately 1.2 hours in 1080i mode. The unit also features a built-in hard disk drive for extended recording times of up to 10 hours. For more information visit JVC Professional Products.

"Wedding and event videographers can go hands-on with cutting-edge digital video products and technologies this summer at the WEVA 18th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo, August 11-14, 2008 at Orlando Grande Lakes," said John Zale WEVA’s Director of Educational Development. WEVA EXPO 2008, the biggest convention and trade show for wedding and event videographers is open to all industry professionals (WEVA members receive discount registration).

The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, host hotel for WEVA EXPO 2008, is already taking EXPO room reservations. The special discount for all EXPO attendees is only $99/night (single or double). To reserve rooms Click Here and in the "Additional Information" area, checkmark the Group Code box, then enter the code: WEVWEVA. The special EXPO rate is also valid three days before and after WEVA EXPO 2008. Watch WEVA.com for new WEVA NEWS MINUTE uploads, and WEVA EXPO 2008 updates.


About Wedding & Event Videographers Association International (WEVA)

Founded over a decade ago, WEVA International is the world's largest trade association for professional wedding and event videographers and leads the field with education that's on the cutting-edge of industry developments. WEVA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of videographers globally through continuing education at events such as Wedding & Event Video Expo 2008 and WEVA's Wide World of Weddings & Events, technical support, group benefits, advocacy committees, new media, including Wedding & Event Videography Resource Guide, plus WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air Podcasts, and streaming video on WEVA-TV.

Join WEVA online today to access valuable WEVA membership benefits that can help you succeed in your business, including new opportunities through ImageSpan's LicenseStream and CurbStream programs, plus low-cost Visa/MasterCard Merchant Status, Equipment Insurance, Liability Insurance, new Equipment Financing Program, WEVA NEWS MINUTE videos, WEVA On-The-Air podcasts, and more. Membership also provides opportunities for professional videographer (MPV) accreditation, and system-training at WEVA EXPO 2008 our industry’s biggest international convention and trade show. For more information contact the association at 941-923-5334 or email: info@weva.com



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