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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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IBC News: JVC Alliance with Sony to Support XDCAM EX

JVC Announces Alliance with Sony to Support XDCAM EX
Professional Video File Format which Records on SxS Memory Cards


KA-MR100G Media Recorder to be First JVC Native XDCAM EX File Based Device

IBC, Amsterdam (September 12, 2008) - Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) announced today its alliance with Sony Corporation to support the XDCAM EX MPEG-2 professional video file format*1 and SxS (S-By-S) solid state flash memory cards*2. JVC is committed to develop products based on the XDCAM EX file format utilizing SxS memory cards to bring this high quality, high bit rate recording option to JVC professional video product customers*3. The compact SxS memory card provides high speed data transfer capability designed especially for professional video camera applications.

“JVC is committed to collaborating with world-class partners to provide the best solutions and the widest range of options for our professional video customers,” stated Hiroyuki Takekura, Managing Director, Professional Systems Business, Victor Company of Japan. “Our goal is to offer a variety of recording options including major video file formats and field-proven media. We are extremely pleased with our alliance with Sony Corporation to support the XDCAM EX file format and the SxS memory card and thereby expand our professional application capabilities.”

“Sony is very pleased to license the XDCAM EX file format to JVC. Sony and JVC are both well-established companies in the professional video market and Sony has enjoyed a strong relationship with JVC over an extended period of time,” said Yoshinori Onoue, Corporate Executive, SVP of Sony Corporation. “We see this announcement as a natural evolution of this relationship, which will help ensure the continued success of XDCAM EX.

JVC will launch the KA-MR100G docking media recorder as its first product featuring native XDCAM EX file recording and an SxS memory card slot. This device will record and playback XDCAM EX files on an SxS memory card. The KAMR100G will also attach to current JVC ProHD GY-HD200/250 series professional high definition camcorders via a specially designed adapter. Future products from JVC will attach directly to the KA-MR100G.

The KA-MR100G will be available in March 2009 with a suggested retail price under 2,500 euro in Europe, and 3,000 dollars in the United States.

*1: XDCAM EX

This is Sony Corporation's brand name for its professional video camera series incorporating the SxS memory card as a recording medium and features an MPEG-2 Long GOP compression method.

*2: SxS memory card

SxS is a flash memory card designed for professional video cameras with a high-speed PCI Express interface. It conforms to the Express Card standard, and has a maximum recording capacity of approximately 70 minutes of High Definition (HD) video with a 16GB SxS memory card.

*3: The development of file format compatible with XDCAM EX series is conducted under license from Sony Corporation.

About JVC

Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of sophisticated high quality broadcast, professional, recording, playback and presentation equipment, along with computer imaging, internet communications, data storage solutions, and CCTV. JVC is committed to providing video and data-related solutions and service, and markets a complete line of consumer video and audio equipment. For further information, visit JVC's Global website Welcome to JVC Homepage

About Sony

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately 55.44 billion euro for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. Sony Global Web Site: Sony Corporation -- Global Headquarters
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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JVC Announces Professional Docking SxS Memory Card Recorder - KA-MR100G

JVC Announces Professional Docking SxS Memory Card Recorder - KA-MR100G

Docks to JVC GY-HD200/250 Series ProHD Camcorders,
Records High Definition Video and Audio to SxS Memory Cards


IBC, Amsterdam (September 13, 2008) – Today, Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) announced that it will release the KA-MR100G professional docking SxS (S-By-S) memory card recorder. JVC will launch the memory card recorder KA-MR100G as the company’s first product featuring native XDCAM EX file recording and an SxS memory card slot. This device will record and playback XDCAM EX files on an SxS memory card.

The KA-MR100G will also attach to current JVC ProHD GY-HD200/250 series professional high definition camcorders via a specially designed adapter. Future products from JVC will attach directly to the KA-MR100G.

The KA-MR100G will be available in March 2009 in Europe with a suggested retail price under 2,500 euros and in the US for under 3,000 dollars.

Europe: Under 2,500 euros
US: Under 3,000 dollars

Availability: March 2009

(JVC will release KA-UM100G Intermediate Adapter at the same time)

<Main Features >

1. SxS memory card as recording media

As recording media, an SxS memory card can transfer a large amount of high definition video data recorded by the KA-MR100G to a Non-linear editing system.

2. Utilizes XDCAM EX file format

The KA-MR100G records in the XDCAM EX file format. The recorded files are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX series products and also non-linear editing systems that support XDCAM EX.

3. Docks with JVC GY-HD200/250 HDV camcorder series

The KA-MR100G docks with JVC GY-HD200/250 series ProHD camcorders using the separately sold KA-UM100G adapter, without an external IEEE 1394 or other cable. In this configuration the camcorder can record high definition (HD) video with audio onto both videotape and SxS memory card simultaneously.
*1: SxS memory card

SxS is a flash memory card designed for professional video cameras with a high-speed PCI Express interface. It is compatible with a standard Express Card slot and has an approximate recording capacity of up to 70 minutes of high definition (HD) video using a 16GB SxS memory card.
*2: XDCAM EX

This is the brand name for the Sony Corporation professional video camera series incorporating the SxS memory card as recording media, using a Long GOP MPEG-2 compression method.
< Development Concept >

With the trend to high definition (HD) video, a number of products were introduced into the professional video camera market featuring high-speed data communication using highly reliable memory cards as recording media. The main objective of these products is to provide an efficient editing work flow with professional video production systems.

Until now, JVC business development centred on professional video camcorders recording on videotape. Anticipating the market trend, JVC supplemented videotape with the memory card system to expand its professional camcorder business.

In the future, JVC will ensure a higher-speed, more efficient workflow for high definition (HD) editing by offering professional video camcorders and related products using the XDCAM EX file format and SxS memory cards that work with XDCAM EX compatible products.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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JVC Unveils MR-HD100 Camera Mounted Portable Hard Disk
Drive Media Recorder with Wi-Fi and Metadata Capabilities


Unit Combines Native File Recording with Real-Time Wireless Metadata Input

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 12, 2008) – JVC announces the introduction of the MR-HD100U hard disk drive (HDD) that is Wi-Fi accessible to enable users to wirelessly log customized Metadata in real time while shooting in the field. The MR-HD100 is the latest addition to JVC’s ProHD line of products that provide the fastest and most efficient shoot-to-air HD workflow in the industry with its native file recording capability.

Through the use of any compatible wireless device, broadcast and video professionals can access the MR-HD100 to define metadata and assign it to video while recording. This capability saves hours spent reviewing, logging and tagging footage in post-production, further demonstrating JVC’s seamless shoot-to-air workflow.

“Metadata input in the field has been long sought after in the professional production community. The MR-HD100 is a revolutionary device that brings this time-saving capability to the marketplace at an exceptionally low cost,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager, Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “Combined with JVC’s Native File Recording technology, the industry’s fastest and most efficient workflow has now become the most intuitive.”

The MR-HD100 features an easy to use menu system and enables users to record in a wide range of HDV and DV formats. The MR-HD100 records natively as both .m2t file format and QuickTime .mov files in 720p24/25/30/50/60 and 1080i 50/60 frame rates, as well as .mxf 720p30 and 1080i 50/60 for Avid non-linear editing systems. By recording files in an editing-friendly native format, post-production can begin without file conversion, transcoding or rewrapping. With quick and seamless direct file access, the MR-HD100 is extremely beneficial for video production in time sensitive situations.

The lightweight, portable MR-HD100 can be easily mounted to JVC’s award-winning ProHD Series of professional camcorders to provide extended recording times of up to 10 hours. Additional features include support for UDF to enable recording up to 1.5 hours in a single DV/HDV file, a 1.8-inch internal disk drive that is extremely rugged and shock resistant, and a fan-less design for extremely quiet operation.

The suggested list price of the MR-HD100 is $2,495 and is scheduled to ship this month. For more information about JVC’s MR-HD100, please visit JVC’s Web site at JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer of a complete line of broadcast, professional and security video equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC Professional product, contact Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC’s Web site at JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY.
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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JVC PROFESSIONAL LAUNCHES NEW VÉRITÉ LINE OF HIGH
PERFORMANCE HD LCD BROADCAST AND PROFESSIONAL MONITORS


Exclusive Features Include 10-Bit 4:4:4 Video Processing
and Computer Automated Calibration Capability


Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 12, 2008) – In the tradition of providing the highest quality image display technology for broadcast and professional production, JVC announces the new Vérité Series of professional HD LCD monitors in 17-inch, 20-inch and 24-inch versions. The DT-V17L3DU, DT-V20L3DU and DT-V24L3DU Vérité Series monitors utilize JVC’s third generation imaging technology to minimal delay between input signal and image display, thus ensuring faithful picture reproduction. Exclusive JVC technologies such as 10-Bit 4:4:4 video processing for superior image gradation, advanced edge artifact elimination and de-interlacing capabilities have been implemented to produce the most precise color and image detail reproduction possible in its class.

In addition, computer automated calibration capability of black level, white level, color temperature and gamma for mission-critical monitor matching is available and JVC provides a free download of the calibration software on the JVC professional web site. Additional new features include a built-in waveform monitor with over-level indication and ultra-low latency circuitry (less than one second) for lip sync accuracy. Also key to display accuracy is the JVC specification anti-diffusion panel surface for exceptionally high resolution, contrast and color. The DT-V24L3DU 24” monitor also features native 1920 x 1080 pixels capable of 1:1 ratio full HD display for both 1080i and 720p images.

“The combination of our proprietary image processing technology and exclusive component specifications enables us to deliver the truest imagery of all professional LCD monitors on the market today within its price range,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager, Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “Production customers have calibrated our monitors with their facility’s reference CRT displays, and are amazed at the level of reproduction uniformity we are able to provide. This brings a whole new dynamic to the legitimacy of professional HD LCD monitors.”

Monitoring features include two HD/SD SDI inputs with switched output, component and composite inputs and loop-through outputs, and DVI-D input for both video (HDCP) and computer (PC) connection. The embedded time code and audio from the HD/SD SDI connections are supported via on-screen display and monitoring through the built-in two channel speakers. ASCII code input of the monitor name, a status and audio metering display of up to 12 embedded channels can be viewed above or below the active picture area.

Rounding the attributes, blue check, color off, 2-color tally lamp, multi-aspect area markers and shading, and both ergonomic rotary-type and direct function image controls for easy operation are all provide in a rugged all-in-one metal frame construction. All monitors come standard with a table stand, and all have industry standard VESA screw holes for mounting flexibility. All three new models are compatible with existing professional JVC LCD monitor accessories.

The suggested list price of the DT-V17L3DU is $3,000, the DT-V20L3DU is $3,495 and DT-V24L3DU is $4,695. All three monitors will be available in September 2008. For more information and high-res photos, visit the JVC web site JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY.
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JVC INTRODUCES COMPACT, MULTI-FORMAT DIGITAL SWITCHERS
WITH MULTI-CAMERA SWITCHING CAPABILITIES


Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September 12, 2008) — JVC’s new multi-format compact digital switchers, the KM-H3000 and the KM-H2500, provide high performance multi-camera switching for small production studios, flight packs and outside broadcast (OB) vans producing live events.

Designed for use in both high and standard definition studios and live production applications, the KM-H3000 can handle live switching for up to 12 HD/SD-SDI sources, with frame synchronizers with up/down converters available on four inputs. The KM-H3000 also features a professional two-axis joystick and three keyers. The KM-H2500, tailored for entry level applications offers the same features as the KM-H3000, but provides switching for up to 6 sources and has 2 keyers.

“Our new switchers combine robust features typically found in large broadcast products and place them in a compact design with simple menus that are easy to setup and use. The powerful keying and effects capabilities of the KM-H3000 and the KM-H2500 provide end-users with an affordable upgrade path to HD production without compromising quality,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager, Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company.

The compact design of the KM-H3000 and KM-H2500 make them ideal for desktop operation or installation virtually anywhere. Their durable single-piece construction is designed to handle the physical challenges of mobile and flight-case use. The switchers fully support 480i, 576i, 720p and 1080i, which are menu selectable. The switcher has one preview and two program outputs, three SDI AUX outputs that support clean feed and one down converted output.

The new JVC switchers also feature high-end push buttons with adjustable panel illumination offering a great range of brightness and hue settings for easy reading in both brightly lit and darkened environments.

Both switchers feature high quality Chroma Keying and sophisticated dual animation playout capability to ensure that the KM-H3000 and KM-H2500 meet the most demanding applications. Both units also feature high quality 2D DVE for transition and PIP effects and a Pattern Generator for matte wash, wipes and masks. Users can store up to 10 customized presets that can be stored to USB for future use.

The list price for the KM-H3000 is $17,500 and the KM-H2500 is $14,500. Both models will be available in late 2008. For more information and high-resolution photos of the KM-H3000 and KM-H2500, please visit JVC’s Web site JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
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Is there no support for the HD110? why are all these innovations coming out and they are completely blowing off half the cameras? Why should the HD110 users suffer?
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Thank you, this is exactly what I wanted. One standard. Now lets just get canon on board. I've got to say I've got secret love for the jvc 250, very nice camera and they keep adding stuff to it instead of just making new cams like everyone else.
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