Nothing like a last minute preview press release for NAB 2014…

JVC 4Kcam

JVC are saying they have three 4K cameras on the NAB Show floor. A Mini 4K camera, a Compact 4K camera, and a Shoulder Mounted 4K camera with PL Mount for interchangeable lenses.

JVC have also officially joined the Micro Four Thirds System standard.

JVC 4K Camera

JVCKENWOOD Corporation will exhibit its JVC brand at NAB 2014, the world’s largest tradeshow for broadcasting equipment, to be held from April 7 (Mon) to 10 (Fri) at the Las Vegas Convention Center exhibition site in Las Vegas, Nevada USA.

To propose new shooting and acquisition styles that carve out a path to a new age — with the exhibition theme of First on air, First on line — JVCKENWOOD will showcase a number of new 2014 professional products for the international market, as well as reference exhibit new 4K camera system products under development, which are anticipated as an important pillar for future business in the field of imaging equipment for professionals.

Main exhibits at NAB 2014 (JVC Booth: Central Hall #C4314)

Exhibition of new 2014 professional video system and video production equipment
1. HD Memory Card Camera Recorders GY-HM850U / GY-HM890U
These lens-exchangeable compact shoulder mount HD memory card camera recorders feature a newly developed FUJINON 20x zoom lens with built-in autofocus and image stabilization. They support live streaming, file transfer and Web remote control over high-speed mobile communication network services. Moreover, GY-HM890U can be used with optional accessories to create a studio configuration, and is equipped with HD-SDI input to allow recording from an external signal feed. A studio configuration using GY-HM890U in a fiber system and a multi-core system will be displayed at the booth and proposed as a solution for broadcasting stations.

2. [New Product] Professional Blu-ray Disc & HDD Recorders SR-HD1350US / SR-HD1700US
These newest product releases in professional BD/DVD recorders are capable of recording directly to either Blu-ray Disc or DVD from a live signal. Since DVD-Video and BDMV format recording is supported, they offer greatly expanded playback compatibility with ordinary DVD/BD players.

3. [Upgraded Firmware Version] HD Memory Card Camera Recorders GY-HM600U / GY-HM650U
With this newest firmware upgrade to Ver3.0, the “live streaming” that was originally achieved with our GY-HM850U/GY-HM890U is now augmented with a “transmission error correction function” (on GY-HM650U), as well as a “50Mbps High Quality Recording Mode” that affords the superior compression efficiency of the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. A demonstration of live streaming, and a solution for news applications using a cloud server, will be shown.

Proposal for new 4K-compatible camera system
1. [Reference Exhibit] 4K mini camera system
A 4K mini camera system equipped with a 4Ksuper35mm image sensor, newly adopted flexible interchangeable Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Mount* camera head, and built-in large-screen monitor, will be exhibited. Moreover, our originally developed “Gimbal System” application, which combines image stabilization essential for usage such as aerial shots, will also be exhibited. This proposal will provide a new solution to expand the shooting field of the 4K camera system.

2. [Reference Exhibit] Interchangeable 4K compact handheld camera recorder
A “4K compact handheld camera recorder” will be on exhibit, featuring a 4K Super35mm image sensor, and MFT* Mount to flexibly accept a wide range of interchangeable lenses.

* JVCKENWOOD Corporation supports the Micro Four Thirds System Specification, which is compatible with a wide variety of shooting applications, allowing users to produce images with greater impact.

Press release by Olympus Imaging Corporation:
Four Thirds website:

3. [Reference Exhibit] Interchangeable 4K shoulder mount camera recorder
A “4K shoulder mount camera recorder” will be on exhibit, featuring a 4K Super35mm image sensor, and PL Mount for interchangeable lenses.

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