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GY-LS300, GY-HM200, HM170 and HM-Q10 recording 4K Ultra-High Definition video.


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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:36 AM   #1
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Old January 10th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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JVC News Release -- JVC UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST HANDHELD 4K CAMCORDER
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #3
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Wow.
Will be interesting to see the footage.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #4
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4k @ 60p? Thats really good for that price...
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Old January 10th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #5
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Leave it to JVC. They're always the innovators.
Man, I can't wait to see footage from one of these. The problem is...what do I see it on? Are we at the dawn of 4K productions?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #6
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I doubt very many intitially will have 4K as their delivery format. The fact you can shoot in HD from 3840x2160 to 1080/60p should result in very nice looking HD images. You can also shoot in crop mode which they call trimming. I'm curious to see how well the new CMOS looks. THe HM 100/150 used CCD. Look forward to seeing some demos.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #7
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Im curious about the "cropping" or "trimming" on this camera... Will it operate like the RED sensors and crop it down for telephoto reach, DSLR-esque line skipping, or full 4K internal downscaling?
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Old January 10th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #8
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4k in a consumer/prosumer camcorder?? really? Why do this? You can't shoot for cinema with this. Not with a 1/2 chip, a weak codec, no slog, etc. Why then whould you need 4k? To downconwert to HD? For that price I would rather buy an AF100 or a GH2, or something that would be able to producer a more cinematic picture.

I guess this does have its applications, maybe for docus ment for the big screen? I just don't see it as an HD camera. 8MP on a 1/2 chip - I wonder how much DR this camcorder is going to have. I guess it's primary users will be those who need lots of rez for a small amount of money.

Ps.: sorry for the rent, I'm just a bit disappointed that THIS is what JVC came out with. But nontheless it IS progress I guess...:)
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #9
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Sure, you can shoot cinema with it! Feature films have been shot with mini-DV cameras (28 Days Later). When JVC demoed the prototype last year, reviewers were amazed at the images it produced - "looking through a window" details. Although one reviewer said the dynamic range wasn't all that good. It is a 1/2" CMOS, after all. Who knows? We'll soon find out.

I've been waiting for this announcement ever since I heard about the 4K prototype. What will I need it for? Heck, I don't know, but I want one!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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I know what you mean Glen, but look at the money we saved by not buying all the others :)

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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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It's already up on B&H's website. Well, partially.

JVC GY-HMQ10 HANDHELD 4K CAMCORDER GY-HMQ10U B&H Photo Video
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #12
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This thing is a photojournalist's dream - video good enough for decent frame grabs.

Is this camera on display anywhere? I haven't seen any stories on it other than ones based on the press release. What's the editing situation for 4k on SD cards? Gotta be a nightmare.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #13
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It won't be released until March.
I wonder if JVC will introduce a similar camera in the HM700 body? That'd be sweet, but the lens has to be really good.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #14
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4k in a consumer/prosumer camcorder?? really? Why do this? You can't shoot for cinema with this. Not with a 1/2 chip, a weak codec, no slog, etc. Why then whould you need 4k?
Compositing would be what I am looking at it for. The extra res when working in After Effects is huge! I know its not a good 4:2:2 codec, but Ive been compositing with DSLR footage for years now and it works for my application.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #15
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Looks like a HMC-100/150 with a squarish-looking tumour poking out of its side, LOL. Even so, it should be interesting to see what kind of image quality it can produce with its 4K sensor. I would suspect (hope, maybe?) that its downconverted HD images will be absolutely stunning.
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