WAYNE, NJ — JVC Professional Products Company (http://pro.jvc.com) has lowered the price on its GY-HM710 ProHD camcorder, which was introduced earlier this year. The GY-HM710 is a compact, shoulder-mount camcorder designed for ENG news, documentary, event coverage, and educational applications. As part of the JVC Power Promotion, a free Anton/Bauer power system package is available for a limited time with the purchase of a new GY-HM710.
The GY-HM710 features Focus Assist and a :20 Pre Rec (retro cache) feature, which continuously records and stores footage in cache memory, helping to prevent missed shots. Its $5,995 list price includes the camera head with bayonet lens mount, viewfinder, microphone, Anton/Bauer battery plate, and Canon 14:1 ENG lens.
Customers who purchase a new GY-HM710 from an authorized JVC Professional reseller between now and the end of 2011 are eligible to receive an Anton/Bauer AB-DIONIC-PKG battery and power system package directly from JVC. Valued at $1,185, the package includes an Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 Li-Ion battery, Tandem 70 InterActive charger, and AC power supply.
The GY-HM710 has the same 3-CCD imaging system found in other ProHD models, and records 1920x1080 HD footage in 1080p and 1080i at 25 Mbps or 35 Mbps. JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere (.MOV), as well as other major NLE systems (.MP4), to non-proprietary SDHC cards. For legacy applications, the camcorder can also record SD footage (480i) as standard DV files (.AVI or .MOV).