Those looking for a compact professional camera should consider the JVC GY-HM750U, which was announced today. Targeted at news, sports, documentary, and events teams doing work in the field, it offers a fast shoot-to-edit workflow by recording native HD or SD content into easily editable file formats using SDHC memory cards.
The camera includes dual SDHC memory card slots. One new feature of the camera, inspired by customer requests, is the ability to record to cards in both slots at once, creating an instant backup or client copy.
Users can record easily editable footage for Apple Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, as well as other NLE systems that can work with Sony XDCAM EX files. The GY-HM750U can also create standard DV files for legacy SD editors.
“High definition has not yet been standardized in many markets, and a vital segment of broadcasters don’t have the infrastructure to deliver HD from the field,” says Craig Yanagi, national marketing and brand manager for JVC. “That’s why the new GY-HM750U offers the flexibility to record in 480i as well as a variety of HD formats. It can fulfill current SD needs while providing an seamless transition to HD in the future, all with the fastest and most efficient workflow available in the industry today.”
The GY-HM750U lists for $7,450 and will ship in February. Attendees of the NAB Show in April will be able to get a first-hand look.