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The New JVC 4KCAM Camcorders Premier at #NABShow2015

JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will showcase its new 4KCAM product line at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 13-16 in Las Vegas, Nev. The three new models – the GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder, GY-HM200 streaming camcorder, and GY-HM170 compact camcorder – accommodate a variety of workflows with the latest advancements in 4K imaging and efficient encoding for seamless workflow integration! The flagship camera for the 4KCAM product line, the GY-LS300, is designed for cinematographers, documentarians, and broadcast production departments. It features JVC’s 4K Super 35 CMOS sensor and an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping technology electronically adapts the active area of the Super 35 sensor to provide native support of PL and EF mount lenses, among many others. As a result, using third-party lens adapters, the camera provides almost limitless lens options. The GY-HM200 has an MSRP of $2,995, the GY-HM170 has an MSRP of $2,495, and the GY-LS300 has an MSRP of $4,450. All three camcorders are now shipping. Plus, participating authorized JVC Professional Video U.S. dealers are offering a free Rokinon prime lens or Metabones lens adapter with the purchase of a new GY-LS300 camcorder through Sept. 30, 2015. Get details at pro.jvc.com.

An ideal complement to JVC’s successful ProHD product line, 4KCAM cameras feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots for dual, backup, and continuous recording. The camcorders also include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, both with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording. JVC has published a white paper on its new 4KCAM product line, which is available here. JVC’s most affordable streaming camcorder, the GY-HM200 is ideal for corporate video as well as ENG applications. It features a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip and built-in 12x zoom lens (24x dynamic zoom in HD mode) with optical image stabilizer. It delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery. The GY-HM200 and the GY-LS300 also include dual XLR audio inputs that are mic/line switchable with built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

“The 4KCAM product line follows many of the same principles that have made our ProHD product line so successful over the last decade,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president, marketing communications. “Our three new camcorders make ultra-high definition 4K affordable with native file recording to non-proprietary media cards. They deliver exceptional imagery and empower visual creativity for all levels of professional production.”

Both the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200 include a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity that allows live HD transmission directly to hardware decoders, the Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. With support for various streaming protocols including RTMP, the cameras can also stream directly to popular Web sites and content delivery networks (CDN) including Ustream.

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