WAYNE, NJ — JVC Professional Products Company (http://pro.jvc.com) recently introduced the GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder. Based on the ergonomic design of the company’s GY-HM100, the GY-HM150 features a new encoder and digital signal processor that were adopted from JVC's 700 series cameras.
With its 3-CCD imagers, the GY-HM150 offers full HD 1080p, 1080i, and 720p recording at a variety of frame and bit rates. Native .MOV files allow for immediate editing in Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, and native .MP4 files can be cut in other NLE systems. The camcorder also records SD footage (480i) as standard DV files (.AVI or .MOV).
The GY-HM150 records to SDHC media cards and accepts new SDXC cards, which are currently available with capacities up to 128 GB. Other new features include an upgraded LCD monitor and color viewfinder, as well as a new 3.5mm input for use with optional wired remote controls for focus, zoom, iris, and recording functions.
The GY-HM150 ProHD camcorder will be available in October at a suggested list price of $3,495.