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JVC Promo Offers Three-Year Extended Warranty on Select ProHD Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is offering a free three-year extended warranty on parts and labor for a select group of ProHD cameras, including some new 800 Series shoulder-mount models, as well as the SR-HD2500US professional Blu-ray/hard disc drive combo deck and select studio components.

Products must be purchased from authorized U.S.-based JVC Professional GY-HM890 Beauty JPEG 4 3 14Products dealers after July 1, 2014, to qualify for the extended warranty. ProHD cameras included in the promotion are the GY-HM650U, GY-HM850U, GY-HM850CHU, GY-HM890U and GY-HM890CHU. Studio components included in the promotion include the KA-M790G multicore studio module and KA-790G studio sled; RM-HP790DU digital camera control unit, RM-LP20G remote, RM-LP25U local remote and RM-LP55U handheld remote; and VF-HP790G 8.4-inch color viewfinder.

Customers must register the purchase online at pro.jvc.com/register within 30 days of purchase date and save a copy of the confirmation screen as proof of registration. Proof of purchase (receipt or dealer invoice) will be required for warranty service.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

JVC 3.0 Firmware Upgrade for GY-HM600/GY-HM650 ProHD Mobile News Cameras Now Available

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company announces the availability of its Version 3.0 firmware upgrade for its GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 mobile news cameras. Available through the JVC Web site, the upgrade is free to all current GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 owners.

For both cameras, the upgrade includes 1080p/60 recording modes, Extreme GY-HM650 FTP Transfer JPEGHigh Quality (XHQ) recording with virtually lossless 50 Mbps H.264 (.MOV), and large file support for SDXC media cards. The firmware upgrade adds Zixi advanced streaming capabilities and live RTSP/RTP format streaming to the GY-HM650.

Using Zixi’s new Advanced Streaming Technology (AST), the GY-HM650 3.0 provides content-aware error correction and bandwidth shaping. Proprietary Zixi algorithms maximize bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission, and advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to 30 percent packet loss. With the upgrade, the GY-HM650 is also compatible with JVC’s Professional Streaming Services, including the new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi that provides reliable live content delivery to a variety of hardware decoders, CDNs, and the Web.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

 

JVC Leads Industry to New Levels of IP Integration, Ships ProHD Broadcaster Server, Cameras for Advanced Live HD Streaming

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., recently announced it is shipping its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount cameras, as well as its new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, which serves as the central component to JVC’s new Professional Streaming Services.

Introduced in February, the cameras feature a built-in Zixi engine that streams HD footage to a 4G LTE or Wi-Fi network for live field reports while recording HD to non-proprietary memory cards. The GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 feature Zixi’s new Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) for content-aware error GY-HM890 Beauty JPEG 4 3 14correction and bandwidth shaping. Both offer JVC’s Streamconfidence real-time viewfinder feedback of LTE signal and streaming status.

With bitrates as low as 256 kbps and up to 3 Mbps, Zixi proprietary algorithms maximize bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission even under difficult conditions. Advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to 30 percent packet loss.

Both HD cameras capture 1020×1080 images with three, 1/3-inch CMOS sensors and an interchangeable Fujinon wide angle 20x autofocus zoom lens. Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allow simultaneous, relay or backup recording of HD or SD footage in a variety of native file formats using MPEG-2 or H.264 compression. The dual codec system also allows one card to record full HD while the other records a smaller, Web friendly format. The GY-HM890 is also a versatile studio or multi-camera field production camera, with a 68-pin connection that accommodates JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules.

Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, ProHD Broadcaster receives live video from a GY-HM850, GY-HM890 or updated GY-HM650 3.0 camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal. A built-in matrix switcher with unlimited I/O makes it easy to manage signals for distribution, and content can be directed to multiple destinations, including off-the-shelf HD-SDI decoders for live broadcast or almost any Web-based content provider.

Each camera fed into the Broadcaster is uniquely identified, and can be selected through a Web control interface by station personnel for live switching. As a result, Broadcaster can cost effectively manage multiple cameras at a single event without a multi-camera production truck, or even share camera feeds between stations in a station group. Broadcaster also accepts and automatically transcodes video from Android and iOS devices, so stations can take live video from a reporter at a news site who only has a cell phone or tablet to provide video of the scene.

The new equipment has already been purchased by several broadcasters. For example, Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest U.S. television broadcasting companies in the United States, has ordered more than 70 GY-HM890s. The company plans to standardize on the camera across its ENG operations. Del Parks, senior vice president of engineering and operations, Sinclair Broadcast Group, said the live HD streaming is the “game-changing feature we’ve been waiting for in a full-sized camcorder.”

According to Dave Folsom, Raycom Media vice president and CTO, the station group plans to purchase ProHD Broadcasters for its 32 local news stations, which are standardizing on JVC GY-HM650 3.0 mobile news cameras for ENG. Once installed, the servers will manage live HD reports from more than 300 cameras in the field, and will enable Raycom to easily share news coverage between markets.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

KSNV Purchases JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Cameras to Allow Live HD Streaming for ENG Crews

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA #42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of broadcast engineering and KSNV Studio Camera JPEG 4 3 14technology, the new camera’s ability to transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.

“Being able to get news back to the station in a timely manner is extremely important,” Somma said. “As we evolve into a more file-based system it just makes sense to go with the GY-HM890s for the ENG side of things.”

Local news is a priority at KSNV, with more than nine hours of local news each weekday and the addition of more news programming coming in the fall. The station has two news studios including one that opened last September. The station equipped them both with JVC GY-HM790 ProHD cameras. KSNV is the flagship station of Interrmountain West Communications Company, headquartered in Las Vegas with stations in Nevada, Montana and Idaho.

The GY-HM890s will replace aging Grass Valley Infinity cameras. Somma is GY-HM890 Beauty JPEG 4 3 14pleased to be moving to SDHC and SDXC media cards for recording. He also praised the new camera’s dual media card slots, which allow the photographer to record full HD footage while simultaneously recording a Web-friendly file. “We want to be able to get news on the Web at the same time or before it hits our air. The HM890’s functionality is very cool.”

During camera tests, Somma said KSNV’s photographers praised the GY-HM890’s weight and balance, as well as its interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens. “The optics make a very nice, crisp picture, and the low-light performance is very impressive,” he added.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

 

WDBJ7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG, Adds Live Streaming with New JVC ProHD Broadcaster Server, GY-HM890 Cameras

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., recently announced WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate for the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market (DMA #66), has purchased 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which will replace an aging fleet of Panasonic SD camcorders and upgrade the station’s ENG operations to native HD acquisition. The station has also purchased JVC’s new ProHD Broadcaster server powered byWDBJ GY-HM890 Side JPEG Zixi to produce live HD streaming reports from the field using the cameras paired with 4G LTE modems or hotspots.

The equipment was purchased through JVC broadcast sales representative Digital Video Group (DVG). According to Alan Novitsky, director of engineering and IT, the GY-HM890’s built-in FTP file transfer and live HD streaming made it an ideal choice for the station’s online presence as well as its television broadcasts, because it will help get footage back to the station faster. “We’re not just one screen anymore,” he explained. “Our digital department is very active.”

Although the station has two satellite trucks, three microwave trucks and two bonded cellular backpack systems for live transmission, Novitsky is excited about adding the built-in live HD streaming capabilities of the GY-HM890. “The ability to put 16 live shots out in the field is something that none of our competitors can currently do,” he noted. “We’re also going to true HD acquisition in the field, which will make a better looking picture.”

WDBJ7 is one of nine television stations in six states owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., which is based in Mishawaka, Ind. The station has been using GY-HM790 cameras in its production department for years, and added JVC GY-HD250 cameras in the studio when it upgraded to HD news production in 2008. “JVC’s service is very responsive,” Novitsky said. “We’ve never had a problem with any kind of support or issues.”

While the GY-HM890’s image quality and price point were attractive features, Novitsky is also pleased to be moving away from expensive proprietary recording media to SDHC and SDXC cards, which are significantly less expensive and available at nearby retailers. With a tapeless workflow already in place, Novitsky is not expecting a big learning curve for station personnel. WDBJ7 is also upgrading from a Grass Valley Aurora system to Grass Valley Stratus/Edius, but the GY-HM890 offers native file recording that works with either system, so no transcoding is required at ingest.

JVC’s new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 3-CMOS cameras include interchangeable GY-HM890 Modem JPEGFujinon 20x autofocus zoom lenses to deliver amazing HD (and SD) imagery, even in low light. Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots record footage in a variety of native file formats. Other features include four-channel audio with two XLR mic/line inputs, 4.3-inch LCD monitor and LCOS color viewfinder, HD-SDI and HDMI out, and genlock and time code terminals for multi-camera setups. The GY-HM890 also includes an HD/SD-SDI Pool Feed input for increased ENG flexibility, and is compatible with JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules for studio use.

The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to JVC’s new Professional Streaming Services. It receives live HD video from the GY-HM890 (as well as the GY-HM850 and GY-HM650 3.0 camcorders), transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, manages signals for distribution through its built-in matrix switcher, and provides reliable content delivery for broadcast or the Web.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.

JVC Launches New Cameras With Streaming Features

The following article was published on Broadcasting & Cable on February 3rd:

In a bid to tap into growing demand for professional cameras with built-in image007streaming capabilities, JVC Professional Products Company is rolling out two new shoulder mount camcorders, the GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD, which have built-in streaming capabilities for live HD transmission directly from the camera.

In addition, the company has announced a new service to help with video transmission. JVC’s Professional Streaming Services includes the new JVC Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. Available as both a physical server or a cloud based solution, the system is designed to transmit live content to both broadcast and the Web.

“We believe the future is with the live video streaming and FTP service fully integrated into the camera, as demonstrated with the new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850,” explained Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “With the recent advancements in 4G LTE availability and bandwidth, service providers can deliver reliable high-speed connections that can support HD streaming with a single modem. This technology is here now, and will continue to progress and improve.”

The new 800 Series cameras build on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities of JVC’s popular GY-HM650 mobile news camera.

The 800 series cameras allow users to transmit live HD footage or transfer files in the background while shooters continue to record footage in their normal workflow. When combined with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, live footage can be sent to broadcast facilities.

Both cameras feature three, 1/3-inch 2.07 effective megapixel CMOS sensors for HD images, 12-bit image processing, dual codec video processing and interchangeable 20x zoom lens. They are designed for use in ENG, studio or as a multi-camera field production camera.

Including the lens, the GY-HM850 has a suggested list price of $7,995; while the GY-HM890 has a suggested list price of $9,995. Both cameras are scheduled to become available in March.

The new Professional Streaming Services offering is available as a physical server or cloud-based solution and is compatible with the new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders.

The system streams to a 4G LTE, 3G, or Wi-Fi network while recording HD to solid state memory cards.

“Today’s high-speed and robust 4G LTE connections provide the bandwidth necessary for live HD video streaming, from the field,” said Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “Through our partnership with Zixi, we can provide a stable workflow that helps broadcasters and Web content producers be first on air and first online.”

The ProHD Broadcaster is expected to become available in March. It will have a suggested list price of $1,995 and requires a subscription to JVC Professional Streaming Services.

You can view the B&C article here.

JVC Announces ProHD Broadcast with Professional Streaming Services for Live HD Content Delivery for Web, Broadcast

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.

JVC’s new services are compatible with the new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, also announced today. The cameras feature a built-in Zixi engine that streams to a 4G LTE, 3G, or Wi-Fi network while image008recording HD to solid state memory cards. Broadcasters that use these cameras exclusively for ENG are equipped to economically transmit HD video from the field live on the air and live on their Web site.

“Reliable live HD video delivery is now a reality with JVC,” said Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products. “Today’s high-speed and robust 4G LTE connections provide the bandwidth necessary for live HD video streaming, from the field. Through our partnership with Zixi, we can provide a stable workflow that helps broadcasters and Web content producers be first on air and first online.”

The new services rely on JVC’s exclusive dual codec design, which allows the transmission of live HD footage or file transfer in the background while shooters continue to record footage in their normal workflow. When paired with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, which is connected directly to the camera via USB, the camera transmits footage to a broadcast facility in real time.

Improving on the company’s earlier live HD streaming and file transfer technologies, JVC’s new cameras feature Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) that provides content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time feedback of streaming status. A built-in processor with proprietary algorithms maximizes bandwidth to ensure reliable transmission even under difficult conditions, while advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to image00730 percent packet loss. JVC’s new Streamconfidence technology provides real-time stream and LTE status in the camera viewfinder and LCD monitor.

When used in conjunction with the cloud-based service, video delivery from the cameras to the Internet is available by entering a single IP address. Content can be directed to multiple destinations, including off-the-shelf HD-SDI decoders for live broadcast. Broadcaster’s built-in matrix switching makes it easy to manage signals for distribution, and automatic transcoding allows live, direct-to-Web content delivery to almost any content provider.

With unlimited I/O and a Web control interface for easy operation, Broadcaster is a cost effective way for stations to handle multiple camera coverage at a single event. Each camera feeds into and is identified by the Broadcaster, which can be configured to provide an output signal to the station’s decoder for air. Cameras can then be chosen by station personnel and switched live. The result is affordable live coverage from multiple reporters and shooters without a multi-camera production truck.

Broadcaster also accepts video from Android and iOS devices, and handles transcoding automatically. As a result, a broadcaster can take live video from a reporter who is on site at an accident, for example, but only has a cell phone to provide video of the incident.

Beyond live video transmission, JVC’s cameras provide secure FTP file transfer from the field, plus live monitoring and camera and lens control via Wi-Fi from a smart device (iPhone, iPad, or Android) or from the studio via LTE connection. For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows location information to be recorded. Metadata can also be edited on a smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via Wi-Fi.

Available in March, the ProHD Broadcaster will have a suggested list price of $1,995 and requires a subscription to JVC Professional Streaming Services.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation.JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.