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JVC UNVEILS PROHD PORTABLE MONITOR SERIES

WAYNE, NJ (January 30, 2012) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the DT-X71 Series of portable ProHD LCD monitors. Ideal for field and studio applications, the new seven-inch AC/DC monitors offer 1024×600 resolution with a 160-degree viewing angle – and can display 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals at a variety of frame rates.

There are three models in the DT-X71 Series, with scaled I/O options and features for specific needs. The basic DT-X71C model offers one HDMI and one composite video input, while the DT-X71H adds two HD/SD-SDI inputs and an HD/SD-SDI loop through output. The DT-X71F includes an additional HD/SD-SDI loop through output and one HDMI converted to SDI output. All three models include stereo audio input.

Other features include an adjustable 16:9/4:3 display, dual three-color tally lights, underscan and overscan, image flip, customer editable video title, Canon DSLR scale zoom-in, and safe mark display. The DT-X71F, the most feature-rich model in the series, also includes a waveform, vector scope, RGB histogram, red/blue peaking focus assist, zebra, false color, blue only, internal color bars, image rotation, and 16-channel SDI (two-channel HDMI) audio meter.

Each monitor is powered via a four-pin XLR 12V DC connector with included AC adapter or an optional snap-on JVC BN-VF823USP 7.2V battery. DT-X71 Series monitors also ship with a cold shoe mounting adaptor and hood.

“The new ProHD monitors are an affordable option for video professionals in the field and the studio,” said Dave Walton, assistant vice president of marketing and communications. “They are lightweight, deliver great images, and are built to last.”

Along with the new HZ-HM150VZR ProHD remote lens control, the DT-X71 Series is part of JVC’s new ProHD Compact Studio system, which configures the GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder for studio environments. When mounted to the GY-HM150, the DT-X71 serves as a full-size studio camera monitor.

The DT-X71C has a suggested list price of $595, the DT-X71H is priced at $1,095, and the DT-X71F is priced at $1,695. All models are now available.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, 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, security products including IP network cameras and recorders, premium front projection systems for home theatre use, and projection displays and optics used in aviation simulators. The JVC Technology Center provides advanced technology in support of major JVC business alliances. For further product information, visit JVC Professional’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

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CES 2012 Exhibitors, Keynotes Rely on PESA Routers

Huntsville, Alabama – The 2012 International CES, a high-profile annual event to promote the consumer electronics industry, was held earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nev., and PESA routers played a significant role behind the scenes for several exhibitors and the keynote presentations from Ericsson, Intel, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

Staging Techniques, an event staging company with offices in California, New York, Atlanta, and Seattle, was contracted to provide to provide video support for the keynotes in cooperation with the overall event management firm, The Production Network (TPN). “The CES Keynotes are an average sized show for us, with an audience size of approximately 2,000,” explained Bryce Will, general manager of Staging Techniques. “Where it does get fairly involved is with the technical complexity. Four different clients – all high technology companies – make for a pretty demanding environment. Lots of different sources, many different signal formats, and the quick changeovers required between the rehearsals and shows keep things exciting.”

The keynotes were streamed live and archived for on-demand viewing by the Consumer Electronics Association, Staging Techniques’ primary client, as well as the individual keynote companies. Two PESA Cheetah 64NE HD-SDI routers were used to feed video switchers for live HD cameras and other sources during each of the presentations. Will said the PESA routers are permanently installed in the company’s HD flypacks.

“Company-wide, we use almost exclusively PESA signal routing systems,” Will added. “They are just that reliable. We have been a PESA customer since 1996, and the vast majority of our production systems are based around PESA technology.”

With its universal device control (UDC) software and other technology, Clarkston, Michigan-based High Resolution Systems (HRS) provided support during the keynotes for Staging Techniques. HRS also provided rental and staging services for a major CES exhibitor, and used a PESA Ocelot 16×16 HD routing switcher to manage signals for a large video wall display in its booth. “Out of all of our HD-SDI routers, the PESA router has proven to be the most reliable,” said Drew Taylor, HRS applications engineer.

NEP Broadcasting, a Pittsburgh-based company that provides teleproduction services for live sports and entertainment events, supported another major CES exhibitor with one of its 3D-dedicated mobile production units, SS31, which features a PESA Cheetah 144×256 HD video router. “SS31 produced a 3D broadcast for the 3D network,” said George Hoover, chief technology officer. “The Cheetah is at the core of the production, handling signal distribution and routing for the entire show.”

“It was an honor to be part of such an important production initiative supporting the keynote addresses at CES,” said Chuck Tillett, president and COO of PESA. “We understand the critical level of support our customers must provide in live venue presentations, and are pleased to be recognized for our long-standing reputation of quality products, service and support.”

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video connectivity, PESA offers a wide selection of routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, broadcast and mobile truck applications. PESA offers one of the widest ranges of AV products – from large scale fiber optic routing to single-point CAT-5 DVI extenders – each with the integrity and innovative high performance technology expected from PESA. Our products are available around the world from a leading team of channel partners offering local support and installation; and all of our products are supported by 24/7 technical support. To learn more about our technologies and services visit www.pesa.com. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama with regional offices throughout the United States.

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MIDCAN BECOMES FIRST IN CANADA TO RENT FUJINON’S VERSATILE NEW TELEPHOTO LENS FOR STAGING AND PRODUCTION

Wayne, N.J.– If there’s one thing a broadcast-quality rental and staging firm quickly learns, it’s that the critical choice of equipment can make or break their reputation. This factor was top of mind for Winnipeg, Manitoba’s award-winning MidCanada Production Services when they purchased the first FUJINON XA50x9.5BESM HD Telephoto Lens delivered in Canada.

MidCan Director of Operations Chris McIvor explained that it’s all about finding the sweet spot of versatility and affordability, while providing the quality and durability that his rental operation demands. “We thought it was a great idea for FUJIFILM to offer a multi-purpose studio/ENG box lens with a built-in camera mount,” he said. “As a rental house, that was really important to us because we have a wide variety of cameras, more than thirty in stock. Since we don’t need separate mounts, the lens will work with any of our cameras. Mounting the lens is simpler, and the cameras are lighter and easier to use.”

McIvor noted that the other big deciding factor in MidCan’s choice was the fast lens speed: “The 1.7 aperture gives us the opportunity to shoot in very low light conditions. We don’t do stage lighting, but in rental and staging you never know for sure the lighting conditions in the particular environment you’ll be facing. It could be a concert one day, a sporting event the next.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division designed the XA50x9.5BESM with this kind of flexibility in mind for any type of large venue requiring tight shots at long distances. The lens features the Digi Power servo control system and Digital Quick Zoom to control the lens function quickly and accurately for all production environments. While McIvor is excited about the possibility of using the lens to shoot professional hockey games for Winnipeg’s new Jets franchise, he also sees many applications across Canada for live conferences and tradeshows.

“This lens is in a price range that is very affordable in the staging market for such a long telephoto lens with a great aperture,” he explained. The new lens is actually just one of a wide variety of Fujinon lenses in MidCan’s rental inventory. McIvor noted, “We get a lot of requests especially for the HA16x6.3BERD ENG/EFP lens. It’s a great mid-range choice with a combination of wide angle and high zoom range that everyone seems to enjoy. And, like all our FUJINON lenses, it’s delivered terrific quality and durability.”

McIvor added that in the demanding rental and staging business, it’s essential to work with manufacturers who support their products with great customer service. “We’ve enjoyed a great partnership with FUJIFILM. Our rep, Stosh Durbacz, is terrific. He’s one of those guys who will bend over backwards to make something happen, as he did in working with us to get the new lens here in Winnipeg and ready for the Canadian market. Thanks to his efforts, it’s boxed up and ready to be on a plane today. We couldn’t be happier.”

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

About Mid-Canada Productions

With its 16,000 square foot facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, MidCanada Production Services Inc. specializes in broadcast-quality equipment and crews for film, television and video production and post-production; audio recording; ADR recording and post production; SD/HD video camera rentals, sales and supply; and website design and development. Visit http://www.midcan.com.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/index.html

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Broadway Systems Hires John Howard as Project Manager

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Broadway Systems, the leading provider of advertising management software for cable networks, announced today that John Howard recently joined the company as project manager. Howard will be part of the company’s New York City-based client services team.

Howard has spent more than 20 years in the industry, most recently providing inventory management and business strategies for national cable networks. For four years, as director of scheduling operations for SiriusXM Radio, he was responsible for ad sales operations across more than 200 channels. He also worked as a manager of consulting and implementation projects for VCI Solutions, as well as a senior broadcast consultant and senior account executive for Columbine JDS Systems (now Harris).

“The demand for Broadway’s software and services has been tremendous, and we continue to invest in our delivery and support team,” said John Sorensen, president of Broadway Systems. “We were very fortunate to add someone with John’s experience and know he will be a valued resource to our national cable network customers.”

Howard can be reached at (616) 454-4400 or john.howard@broadwaysystems.com.

About Broadway Systems

Since 2002, Broadway Systems has collaborated with cable networks to engineer a contemporary and fully integrated programming, sales, traffic, stewardship, and billing software system. Today, this platform is used to manage some of the top brands in industry and more than $3 billion in advertising revenues for top 20 rated cable networks and startups alike. Broadway Systems offers cable networks a strategic alternative to existing vendors, one that is dedicated to their business and keeps pace with the changing needs of this dynamic industry. Find out more at www.broadwaysystems.com.

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JVC INTRODUCES PROHD COMPACT STUDIO SYSTEM FOR GY-HM150 HANDHELD CAMCORDER

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its ProHD Compact Studio solution, which configures the GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder for a studio environment using two new accessories, the HZ-HM150VZR ProHD remote lens control and the DT-X71 ProHD monitor. The company also announced a limited-time rebate program that provides up to $600 in savings for customers who purchase the camcorder and ProHD Compact Studio components. more

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Saran Media Chooses SterGen to Bring 3D Sports to Turkey

(Istanbul, Turkey) SterGen Hi Tech Ltd. and Saran Media—a premiere sports broadcast and entertainment rights distributor in Istanbul, Turkey—have signed an agreement to use SterGen’s patented real-time stereo 3D conversion platform to make 3D sports programming available to Turkish broadcasters and mobile carriers. more

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FUJIFILM OPTICAL DEVICES POSTS NEW VIDEO TESTIMONIAL FEATURING CROSSCREEK TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS

Wayne, N.J. – In its 28-year history providing mobile video production services for some of the most challenging live sports and entertainment events, Crosscreek Television Productions—a mobile video service provider based in Alabaster, AL—has only used FUJINON lenses on its state-of-the-art trucks.

In a new three-minute video testimonial entitled “Crosscreek Productions Equips New High-Def Truck with FUJINON Lenses”—recently posted on Facebook, YouTube, and the corporate blog by FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division—Crosscreek’s National Sales Director Spruce McRee explains why his company has always entrusted its demanding mobile video business to FUJINON lenses:

“We’ve used many different FUJINON lenses on our trucks and really put them through the paces. We’ve found them to be extremely reliable, weatherproof, and easy to maintain,” McRee said. “In one of the most challenging events we do—National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag racing on ESPN—FUJINON lenses are subjected to punishing conditions, such as extreme temperatures, car exhaust, and burning rubber. If they can stand up to these conditions, they can hold up to just about anything.”

Crosscreek Television Productions, which is the exclusive mobile unit provider for NHRA racing on ESPN, also provides trucks to other sporting events on ESPN as well as Fox Sports, The Spike Channel, and The Speed Channel. Crosscreek’s HD expando truck fleet currently includes: Voyager 9, Voyager 8, and the newest addition, Voyager 10. The trucks carry a variety of FUJINON lenses ranging from wide angle to telephoto, including the large HA88x and HA101x box-type field lenses that sports networks depend on to capture sports action from a distance.

The video also features opening and closing remarks by Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development for FUJIFILM North America Corporation’s Optical Devices Division. He states, “Crosscreek Productions has a well-deserved reputation for shooting and producing high-quality features, such as Major League Baseball, college sports, and live musical performances, for major television networks. For two decades, we’ve been extremely pleased to serve Crosscreek in all their production endeavors, and will continue to provide them with the best quality optics, reliability, and customer service.”

The new Crosscreek video is part of a broader social media initiative introduced in March 2011 as a means to better inform the market about the unique benefits and features offered by FUJINON lenses. A newly posted video about the importance of high-quality lenses for optimal 3D production is also running on the company’s You Tube channel, Facebook page, and corporate blog.

About Fujifilm
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography, broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials and office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmholdings.com.

* At an exchange rate of 86 yen to the dollar.

All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, 10 High Point Drive, Wayne, New Jersey 07470. Phone: 973-633-5600. Fax: 973-633-5216. Web site: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/optical_devices/index.html

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RIVERSIDE GOVERNMENT TELEVISION GOES LIVE ON LOCATION USING JVC PROHD CAMERAS FOR MULTI-CAMERA PRODUCTIONS

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Riverside Government Television (GTV), the government cable access channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., is using three JVC GY-HM790U ProHD cameras with CopperHead ProHD KA-F790 camera-mounted fiber optic transceivers for multi-camera productions in the field. The cameras are being used with a new mobile production van for live and live-to-tape coverage of local events. more

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Broadcast Pix Granite Anchors New Production Van for Riverside Government Television

Billerica, Massachusetts – Broadcast Pix™ today announced that Riverside Government Television (GTV), the public, educational, and government (PEG) channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., has anchored its new production van with a Granite™ 500 integrated live video production system. While the van was not ready for the beginning of the 2011 football season, GTV produced coverage of five high school football games during the final three weeks of the season – and has already covered one University of California Riverside basketball game live, with more planned in the near future.

Scott Brosious, senior communications technician, was already familiar with Broadcast Pix, as GTV has a Slate™ 1000 in its control room in City Hall for city council meetings. “We’ve never had a problem with it,” he said, “but what really sold me for the van was Rapid CG.”

An option for Granite and Slate systems, Fluent™ Rapid CG streamlines the creation of data-intensive CG graphics for sports and other fast-moving productions. It automatically integrates databases, RSS feeds, and custom actions like scorekeeping into templates, so specific fields are automatically updated within the templates. The result is customized graphics using Granite’s built-in Inscriber GS CG that are produced faster, with significantly less effort and fewer chances of operator error.

“Rapid CG works great. We’re using graphics more than we ever have before, because we couldn’t change them fast enough manually,” Brosious explained. “We drop in logos from the schools, so there’s no need to recreate graphics from scratch. And we can change info on the fly.”

Based in City Hall, GTV has one full-time and two part-time employees, along with a full-time department manager, to handle the production of local government meetings and a variety of local programs. Contractors are hired to assist in the production of sporting events and other multi-camera productions. Because GTV does not have a studio, all shoots beyond city council meetings are shot in locations across the community.

Multi-camera shoots were very limited before GTV had a production van, because there was no remote production unit in place. Instead, the team would edit footage from all its cameras to create a finished program. Now, if a shoot uses more than one camera, the production van is deployed to produce a compelling live-to-tape production.

According to Brosious, most of the season’s football games were over by 10 p.m., and coverage was broadcast by 11:30 p.m. on the city’s cable channel and online at www.watchriverside.com. The station has a LiveU video-over-cellular transmitter that allows live coverage of other events, such as last November’s UC Riverside basketball game and the Riverside Festival of Lights activities. A MotoSAT satellite transmitter was also installed in December, which can send a signal to a dedicated receive dish at the city’s emergency operations center.

Purchased from Frontline Communications, GTV’s production van was delivered in September, and systems integrator Rich Rosensweig of Vidiflo in Long Beach, Calif., helped the GTV team install all the equipment. The Granite 500 was purchased through Snader and Associates, a California-based independent reseller and systems integrator. Four JVC ProHD cameras capture the action, and programs are recorded to two AJA Ki Pro recorders (one records Program Out and the other records a clean feed). Back at City Hall, programs are down-converted to SD for broadcast.

With three workstations packed in the production van, Brosious did not have the option of installing a large production switcher. The 1 M/E Granite 500 control panel’s compact footprint provides GTV with a tactile control surface to switch up to 11 HD/SD-SDI inputs. It also provides comprehensive monitoring of video and files, as well as complete control over Fluent workflow tools including the built-in clip store, which is used for the intro and closing credits during game coverage. “It’s a pretty tight space,” Brosious admitted. “There’s not much room for a bigger panel. For us, it works well. The quality is outstanding.”

About Broadcast Pix Broadcast Pix is the leader in integrated live video production systems. Its systems provide the best control surface for combining cameras, clips and graphics to create compelling live video. These surfaces enable total control of the built-in multi-format switcher, clip store, graphics system with a Harris or Chyron CG, and device controls. Its Fluent™ workflow enables files and data to be easily incorporated from other parts of the studio. Broadcast Pix systems are a fraction of the cost of a conventional control room to buy, staff and operate. System range from small systems controlled by a touch-screen to sophisticated 2 M/E control panels. Customers include leading broadcast, corporate, education, religious, government, webcast, entertainment and mobile studios in more than 90 countries. Learn more at www.broadcastpix.com.

Broadcast Pix, Fluent, and Granite are trademarks of Broadcast Pix, Inc. Patented.

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JVC UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST HANDHELD 4K CAMCORDER

GY-HMQ10 Records Four Times Resolution of 1080p to SDHC/SDXC Media Cards

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced the GY-HMQ10, the world’s first handheld 4K camcorder, which captures, records, and plays video images at four times the resolution of high definition television. Powered by JVC’s Falconbrid large-scale integration (LSI) chip for high-speed signal processing and a 1/2-inch CMOS imager with 8.3 million active pixels, it delivers real-time 3840×2160 footage at 24p, 50p, or 60p.

“We’re witnessing the birth of what is destined to become a broad market for full 4K end-to-end production,” said Edgar Shane, general manager of engineering. “The GY-HMQ10 is a breakthrough product that opens up 4K imaging to users who previously wouldn’t have considered it.”

High resolution 4K still picture imaging has been around for several years in DSLR cameras. Motion video capture with these cameras has always been done at a lower video resolution because of lack of processing power. Likewise, high end digital motion picture cameras may capture 4K images, but often provide a raw data output to an external storage array for later processing—again due to lack of processing power in the camera. There just hasn’t been the ability to capture, process, display and record full 4K images in real time until now.

JVC‘s exclusive Falconbrid LSI processing takes raw image data from the camera’s CMOS device and dematrixes (deBayers) it in real time. Unlike many high end 4K cameras, the GY-HMQ10 is able to output 4K images to a monitor or projection system in real time with virtually no latency. This capability opens up applications in cinematography, medical microscopy, telepresence, specialized observation / surveillance, and live wide-view event coverage.

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.

In addition to 4K imaging, the GY-HMQ10 also captures and records astonishing 1080i or 1080/60p full HD, with extraordinary detail provided by its 8.3 megapixel imager and superior lens. HD is recorded on a single memory card in a format compatible with most editing systems. This combination of superb 4K and HD imaging was requested by attendees of JVC’s 4K forums, conducted throughout North America last year, and is unique in the camera industry.

Another feature requested by forum attendees was the ability to crop an HD image from a 4K frame. This can be accomplished in post production or in real time during camera playback. The “trimming” feature makes HD cropping easy using the camera’s touch panel LCD monitor.

Similar in size to JVC’s popular GY-HM150 ProHD camcorder, the GY-HMQ10 includes a build-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. The GY-HMQ10 is built in a familiar, comfortable and lightweight form factor for hours of field production with minimum fatigue.

The GY-HMQ10 is equipped with manual level controls for audio, with audio metering in the LCD and viewfinder displays. A microphone holder and two balanced XLR connectors with phantom power are located on the handle. The camera is equipped with a built-in stereo mic for ambient sound pickup.

Other features include JVC’s patented Focus Assist, as well as manual and auto control of focus, iris, gain, shutter, gamma, color matrix, and white balance. Plus, the camera has the unusual capability of live 4K output via four HDMI terminals.

“Historically, JVC has been a leader in camcorder and display technology, and the GY-HMQ10 is our latest breakthrough,” added Shane. “It’s part of a larger move at JVC to bring 4K technology to a wide range of customers.” In September 2011, JVC introduced an affordable line of 4K projectors to the home theater market. The company’s high-end 4K projectors are widely used in commercial flight simulators and planetariums. “4K is the logical step beyond HD,” said Shane. “And JVC is uniquely positioned to lead the industry in this new direction.”

JVC’s innovative approach to professional 4K will be unveiled in a series of industry announcements beginning at CES and continuing throughout 2012.

At a retail selling price of $4,995, the GY-HMQ10 launches today, with market deliveries beginning in March 2012.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, 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, security products including IP network cameras and recorders, premium front projection systems for home theater use, and projection displays and optics used in aviation simulators. The JVC Technology Center provides advanced technology in support of major JVC business alliances. For further product information, visit JVC Professional’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

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