Product News: Optics & Photonics

HD 4K-Capable Camcorder enhances single-camera sports coverage.

Press Release Summary:

HD 4K-Capable Camcorder enhances single-camera sports coverage.

Dec 18, 2015 - Without using external CG and production switcher, GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder produces real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output. Features include 1/2.3 in. BSI CMOS imager, integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer, and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. In addition to recording 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50 Mbps), and SD footage, camcorder offers 70 Mbps mode for capturing 4K footage in smaller files optimized for management on Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards.

JVC Professional Products Co. - Wayne, NJ

Original Press Release

JVC Unveils GY-HM200SP Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay at 2015 SVG Summit

Press release date: Dec 14, 2015

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics next week at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. Designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.

The GY-HM200SP can receive score information directly from a mobile device connected wirelessly to the camera using an intuitive GUI. It will also be possible for the camera to interface directly to the sports venue’s own scoreboard controller through a wired or wireless interface. The camera includes basic layouts to cover a wide variety of sports, but JVC will also be able to customize the overlay with the names and logos of teams.

“Not every school has access to a multi-camera mobile production system with a dedicated CG for covering all their sporting events,” explained Ian Scott, vice president, Professional Video Division. “The new GY-HM200SP makes it easy for one person to shoot the game, insert graphics, record, and stream the production live – all directly from the camera. For schools with limited equipment and personnel resources, this new camera provides an innovative and affordable solution for producing professional-quality, single-camera sports coverage.”

Beyond its built-in graphics overlay, the GY-HM200SP includes all the professional features of the GY-HM200. It has a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS imager and integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The camera records 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50 Mbps), and SD footage, and a new 70 Mbps mode records 4K footage in smaller, more manageable files on economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200SP to the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, Wowza Streaming Engine, other hardware decoders, and content delivery networks (CDNs) like Ustream and YouTube. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs with built-in phantom power that are mic/line switchable, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

With an MSRP of $2,795, the GY-HM200SP will ship in January 2016.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

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Mark Pescatore
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