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JVC intros handheld 4K camcorder

January 10, 2012
JVC intros handheld 4K camcorder

WAYNE, NJ  — JVC Professional Products Company ( has introduced the GY-HMQ10, a new handheld 4K camcorder. Powered by JVC’s Falconbrid large-scale integration (LSI) chip and a 1/2-inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels, the unit delivers realtime 3840x2160 footage at 24p, 50p or 60p.

JVC’s Falconbrid LSI processing takes raw image data from the camera's CMOS device and dematrixes (deBayers) it in realtime. The GY-HMQ10 is able to output 4K images to a monitor or projection system in realtime with virtually no latency. Using MPEG-4 technology and a variable bit rate H.264 codec operating at up to 144 Mbps, the GY-HMQ10 records up to two hours of 4K video to economical SDHC or SDXC memory cards. The GY-HMQ10 also captures and records 1080i or 1080/60p full HD. HD is recorded on a single memory card in a format compatible with most editing systems. 

Similar in size to JVC’s GY-HM150 ProHD camcorder, the GY-HMQ10 includes a built-in F2.8 10x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer, as well as a color viewfinder and 3.5-inch touch LCD monitor with a new, intuitive user interface. JVC has set the price of the HMQ10 at $4,995 and will begin making deliveries in March.