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JVC Intros 24P HD Camera Recorder
April 19, 2005

Las Vegas, NV - JVC will ship its new high definition camera recorder with true 24p capture and recording by July, the company has announced.

The GY-HD100U is a full resolution HD progressive camera recorder. A result of extensive market interviews since Affordable HD was first announced by JVC, its outstanding performance is exceptional in its price range. Features and ergonomics are optimized for Digital Cinematographic use.

The camcorder produces film-like quality high definition recordings, bringing digital cinematography capabilities within practical reach of a wide market segment. Its true 24 frame per second capability enables recordings to be transferred to 16mm or 35mm film with full HD fidelity, without frame rate conversion. The GY-HD100U delivers spectacular quality SD recordings for professionals shooting in either SD or HD.

The GY-HD100U utilizes three newly developed 1/3-inch CCD image sensors, each one featuring an array of 1280x720 pixels (approximately 1 mega pixel), with micro lenses. Eliminating the need for image scaling, its native resolution matches that of most HDTV displays. In addition, the GY-HD100U provides real time playback in all major DTV formats, allowing easy conversion of recorded data to other formats while preserving top quality.

The GY-HD100U is ideal for digital cinematography, as well as commercial production, reality, episodic, documentary and news programs. The camera allows for extensive user customization including settings for gamma and skin tone detection. A patented user- selectable algorithm provides motion reproduction similar to that produced with film cameras. All user parameters can be stored on a removable SD memory card and can be transferred to another GY-HD100U if desired.

The camera includes a standard detachable 16x Servo Fujinon HD lens. Other available lens options include a 13x (3.5mm) wide zoom HD lens, a wide-angle converter for the standard 16x lens, and an adapter allowing standard ˝-inch lenses to be used on the camera. A patented ‘focus assist’ function highlights detail in the viewfinder to facilitate High Definition focusing.

A variety of features on this camera make the recording, editing and archiving process simple. It has a built-in HD recording system that records full high definition images on inexpensive MiniDV cassettes. Data is recorded in the MPEG-2 format with full broadcast resolution and quality. In addition, the GY-HD100U can connect directly to an external hard disc recording module, allowing simultaneous recording and production workflow enhancement.

The GY-HD100U has 2 XLR audio inputs and records CD quality digital audio; with independent controls for each channel. The camcorder also features a variety of customizable settings that can be stored on a standard SD memory card, and loaded onto another GY-HD100U, if necessary.

In addition to providing HD true progressive 24 P superior quality recordings, the GY-HD100U outputs uncompressed 720/P60 HD, making it ideal for live broadcasting, remote news and POV applications. An optional module converts the uncompressed signal to HD-SDI for use in a variety of user environments.
The GY-HD100U’s unique compact shoulder design locates camera and viewfinder controls on the left side of the unit. A specially designed Fujinon HD lens provides automatic or manual iris control, with smooth servo zoom and backfocus adjustment. A convenient IEEE1394 interface permits simple, quick connection to an external dual media recording option, a PC or NLE for easy downloading, and editing or archiving.

The suggested list price for the GY-HD100U including 16:1 Fujinon Lens is $6,295. Delivery is expected to begin in July 2005.

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