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The HM650 really is a very clever camera, packed full of features that make it a great choice for news shooters. It has multiple codec and recording options, great for when you need to pool or share media. It has WiFi and 3G/4G connectivity via a USB host port where you can add wireless dongle. Brilliant for uploading material via ftp or (via a future firmware update) streaming your footage live. It has a 23x zoom lens, so it offers both a wide angle field of view for press conferences, color shots and GV’s as well as a long telephoto range for capturing those distant stories behind the police lines or security barriers.
Tim Dashwood, pictured here with a vintage 1950′s Kodak stereo film camera in Times Square, delivers an overview of today’s affordable 3D video production camcorders. Tim: “It amazes me how far consumer technology can evolve in just a two year period. In 2010 Panasonic officially announced the AG-3DA1 stereoscopic 3D camcorder, the first of its kind. I was fortunate enough to gain early access to the prototype and use it in a few productions. Its stereoscopic use was of course limited by its interaxial separation and zoom range, but it was the first time a stereoscopic camera operator didn’t have to worry about geometric or colorimetric alignment on set. In early 2011 the consumer divisions of Sony and JVC quickly released inexpensive handheld stereoscopic 3D camcorders the HDR-TD10 and GS-TD1, respectively.” You’ll want to dive right in and read the rest of his review.
This article was Originally published in FCPUG Supermag #4 (April 2010) and on Dashwood3D.com Updated and Revised September 2011. All images ©Tim Dashwood unless otherwise specified. 3D is back in style again and it seems like everyone, from Hollywood producers to wedding videographers, is interested in producting stereoscopic 3D content. So how can you get involved Read More
The day before the JVC booth opened to the public I was granted a few hours of access to both a release version of the GY-HM100 and the GY-HM700 with the Canon KT14x4.4B KRS zoom lens. The Canon 14×4.4 zoom lens won’t ship until June and there were only a few made available for NAB Read More
This year I observed most of the NAB show from a fixed position at the JVC booth. I had been asked by JVC to answer questions and demonstrate the new GY-HM700 cameras in 24P cinema configurations. A Final Cut Pro system was also close-by so I was able to demonstrate the speedy workflow from recording Read More
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JVC Professional Products has finally unveiled the highly anticipated GY-HM700, its first shoulder-mounted solid-state ProHD camcorder and “big brother” to the recently announced GY-HM100. This camcorder represents a first in the professional video industry by combining technology from JVC, Sony and Apple into a single product (not to mention the superb new bundled lens from Read More
I was one of the fortunate few last week who were invited to play with JVC’s new handheld camcorder, the ProHD GY-HM100. In a nutshell it is a small, lightweight 1080i / 1080p / 720p camcorder that can record in native QuickTime .MOV files (and another format), directly to easy-to-find and inexpensive SDHC memory cards Read More
We have witnessed a revolution in digital cinematography over the past few years. Features once reserved for $100,000+ professional digital cameras have found their way into camcorders priced under $10,000. Most of the tools required for the long sought after “film-look” (24P, HD recording, ciné gamma and extended dynamic range) are now finally in the Read More
This page offers a chart which compares some basic features and specifications of the JVC GY-HD100 and Canon XL H1 camcorders. It is certainly not intended to position one model as being better than the other; it is really intended for casual perusal only. It is my very strong opinion that a person who is actually considering a purchase of either camera should most definitely not use this chart as the basis for a final decision.