JVC debuts GY-HM200HW Camera with Integrated Graphics for Houses of Worship

WAYNE, NJ (Sept. 21, 2016) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HM200HW 4KCAM live stream video camera with on-board customized titling at the Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (Booth #233), which runs Sept. 21-22, 2016, in Louisville, Ky.

Using the camera’s integrated graphics and congregation-specific text received directly from a mobile device, the GY-HM200HW produces graphic overlays without the use of an external titler or other production equipment. The camera’s graphics can be customized for a variety of religious events, and custom church logos are an option available through JVC. While the overlay is produced simultaneously for both the streamed and recorded video, the operator can choose to record the video with or without the overlay.

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The GY-HM200HW’s built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity delivers event coverage directly to Facebook Live, YouTube, and other content delivery networks (CDNs). Live footage can also be streamed to a decoder at a cable head-end for leased access and other distribution options.

“Some churches simply do not have the equipment or personnel necessary to support a multi-camera video production of their worship services,” explained Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager, JVCKENWOOD USA. “With the GY-HM200HW, it’s easier than ever for a single camera operator to produce a high-quality production with professional graphics – and then stream those services or other church activities live over the internet. We’re excited to show this innovative and affordable solution to WFX attendees.”

Beyond its built-in graphics overlay, the GY-HM200HW offers all the professional features of the GY-HM200, including an integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs and integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount. The camera includes a variety of 4K, HD, and SD recording modes to non-proprietary Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Plus, JVC’s video-over-IP technology allows remote control and monitoring of camera and lens functions from a tablet, smartphone, or computer.

The GY-HM200HW has an MSRP of $2,795 and is available immediately.

Firmware Update adds Full-Screen Graphics to JVC GY-HM200SP and GY-HM200HW Cameras

WAYNE, NJ (August 1, 2017) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a free firmware upgrade for its 4KCAM GY HM200SP sports production camcorder and GY-HM200HW house of worship camcorder that allows full-screen graphic overlays. Designed for enhanced single-camera productions, both cameras already feature on-board customized, lower-third titling solutions for recorded or streamed HD video output that does not require the use of an external CG or production switcher.

Users can add up to 50 .JPG or .PNG graphics via an SD card and store them in the camera. Graphics can be advanced manually or presented as a slideshow. A graphics loop is activated using the camera’s web interface, with slideshow timing allowing up to 99 seconds per graphic (0 = manual advance) set by the user.

With the new full-screen graphics, GY-HM200SP users can create slideshows that present advertising during halftime or other extended breaks in the action. For worship applications, graphics can display scripture readings or lyrics, with the operator manually advancing graphics as the service progresses.

Graphics can be produced with PowerPoint or any photo editing software and saved as a series of .PNG files with alpha (transparency) channel, which provides the most flexibility for creating overlays. For example, full-screen graphics can be used concurrently with the GY-HM200SP’s score panel graphics, allowing advertising or promotional banners to be placed on the screen throughout a game. Full-screen graphics are saved at 960×540 and upscaled to 1920×1080.

The firmware upgrade also adds hockey and soccer-specific scoring for the GY-HM200SP and the ability to position score overlays in various screen positions. An earlier firmware upgrade released in January added baseball and basketball overlays, as well as the ability to upload team logos and custom characters.

Beyond integrated graphics, the GY-HM200SP and GY-HM200HW offer all the professional features of the GY-HM200, including a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS imager, integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer, and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The cameras record 4K, HD, and SD footage in a variety of file formats to economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity provides live access to CDNs like JVC VIDEOCLOUD, Facebook Live, and YouTube. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs, integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video equipment, as well as D-ILA front projection systems. For more information, visit JVC’s website at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582 5825.

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