LAS VEGAS - JVC held a luncheon on Tuesday afternoon to highlight some of the company's NAB news. The company is introducing two new cameras at NAB - the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 - which shoot QuickTime and XDCAM EX formats, making them well suited for editorial workflows. JVC claims the new models can operate with less than 1 lux of light. They make use of SD cards for storage and can record AVC HD and H.264 for lower end editing systems. The 650 has a dual codec recording feature that captures 1920x1080 HD on one SD card and ¼ HD on a second card for proxy editing. The 650 (pictured) will be available in December for $5695 and the 600 will be available in October for $4695.
JVC also announced that 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is using its 2D to 3D converter to prepare titles for 3D release on Blu-ray. I, Robot is the first title that will be converted to 3D.
Also new at NAB are three LED backlit monitor. The models have a lower power consumption, which allows for battery powering if desired. And JVC is showing a new Blu-ray recorder - the SR-HD2500 - which can plug directly into a production switcher for quick Blu-ray delivery to clients. It will be available this month for $3995.