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Old April 21st, 2019, 04:31 PM   #1
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JVC GY-HC500 codec question

The specs for JVC's new HC500 camcorder JVC Pro Specifications indicate the camera only records ProRes in the 4K UHD format. HD (1080p) is recorded in a H.264 format. If this is in fact correct, bummer. I would prefer to be able to record HD also in the ProRes format.
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Old June 5th, 2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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Re: JVC GY-HC500 codec question

No one has responded to this question, but from a minimum of checking it seems that ProRes is in fact only available in 4K ( and I assume UHD) with this camera... But that's okay, since it's easy enough to edit with and export as 1080.

On a related sidenote... Now that JVC has apparently purchased rights to the ProRes codec, wouldn't it be a nice surprise if it was offered as a firmware update for the LS-300...
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