New Flagship JVC Camera Designed to Capture Fast-Moving Action

New camcorder is equipped to capture images with exceptional visual quality and operational versatility, plus intriguing new features that coaches and creators will especially appreciate.

UK Press Release for Procision JVC GC-PX100:

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 — JVCKENWOOD Corporation is launching a new flagship camcorder model that offers far more than what consumers might expect. People who have an interest in capturing high-quality video of fast-moving action will appreciate the uncommon capabilities of the “Procision” GC-PX100. At its core is Full HD 1920×1080/50P at 36Mbps for extremely high quality images. To slow down fast movements for analysis or art, high bit rate progressive recording enables Full HD slow-motion video playback. And the full range of recording speeds, from high-speed to time-lapse, are flexibly controllable by a single dial next to the lens. The bright and fast F1.2 lens, 1/2.3″ 12.8 Megapixel Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor, and Optical Image Stabiliser provide an ideal inlet for high quality images. And with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, playback images can be beamed to and viewed on smart devices. Used together with special apps developed exclusively for this camera and downloadable free of charge from Apple App Store or Google Play Market, this camera’s high-performance functions and Wi-Fi capability take on special meaning as the ultimate “assistant coach” as it now will enable coaches to watch the video stream on a tablet while scribbling annotations onto the playback image, and more. Those looking for ways to improve their performance or prove their talent through visual power will find JVC’s GC-PX100 a perfect qualifier for their needs.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and for video enthusiasts, JVC’s GC-PX100 will be worth much more than that with its uncanny ability to capture precise moments even with fast-moving action. Content creators and sports coaches alike can take advantage of the GC-PX100’s unique capabilities, such as 36Mbps/50P high bit rate progressive recording which enables Full HD slow-motion video playback. Clear slow motion images will help athletes to recognise how they can improve, and will yield dynamic images for creative visual content. To accommodate any situation there are five shooting speeds available ranging from 100fps to 500fps, and they’re freely selectable by turning a single dial located conveniently next to the lens. There is also a function to grab bursts of 9 still images from video at the touch of a button, similar to the motor drive on an SLR still camera.

AVCHD, MP4 and MOV format recording is supported, including iFrame compatible 720p. In MOV mode the audio is recorded in Linear PCM for highest quality and usability in post-production. Brilliant images are assured by the bright and fast F1.2 wide-angle GT lens, 1/2.3″ 12.8Megapixel Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor and Optical Image Stabiliser, and give this camera serious ability to shoot excellent visual content outside a controlled studio environment.

Also contributing to the truly unique character of this flagship camcorder is built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and by installing the free app “JVC CAM Coach” on a tablet, it’s possible to watch and annotate videos by “drawing” onto the touch screen. Flaws in an athlete’s form can be pointed out graphically on the spot. The large screen of a tablet offers comfortable on-site viewing by both coach and athlete, and means the camera won’t have to be dismounted from a stationary position (such as on a tripod) for viewing. Another helpful function of this app is Twin View, which enables simultaneous side-by-side playback of two different video clips after they’ve been transferred to a tablet. Comparative viewing will help expose details that otherwise would be missed. A simple yet very helpful function is the Tagging function, which lets the user tag any scene for easy access later on. The combination of GC-PX100 and smart device puts incredible analytical power in the hands of any coach, and brings unique tools into the hands of creators.

“Uncommon” camera features abound, such as Zoom Position Memory. This allows you to instantly switch to Full Wide, Full Tele, or a user-selectable position in between, enabling responsive capture of your subject, such as immediately going from a field full of people to a specific individual. Buttons and controls have been positioned to facilitate responsive access and maximise the user’s videographic technique. In short, JVC’s GC-PX100 is an extremely well made camera, and in the hands of creators and coaches, it may prove to be a gold mine.

USA Press Release for Procision JVC GC-PX100:

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 — A new premium camcorder designed to capture high-quality video of fast-moving action was announced today by JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The new Procision JVC GC-PX100 offers high bit rate progressive recording to deliver high resolution HD images and Full HD slow-motion video. The camera’s high performance combines with Wi-Fi connectivity and a range of free specialized apps to make the GC-PX100 ideal for capturing and analyzing fast-moving action.

The camera shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video at 36Mbps, a bit rate that allows Full HD slow-motion playback, perfect for motion analysis or special effects. Premium performance is further assured by the fast F1.2 lens, 1/2.3” 12.8 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization. Five shooting speeds are available, ranging from 120fps to 600fps, easily selected using a dial conveniently located next to the lens. It’s also possible to grab bursts of nine still images from video at the touch of a button, similar to what can be done using the motor drive on an SLR still camera. Other shooting modes for capturing action include high-speed digital still recording at up to 60fps and variable speed time-lapse recording. Zoom Position Memory, ideal for analyzing sports plays, allows quick switching among three angles of view — Full Wide, Full Tele, and a user-settable position in between. Go from full field team formation analysis to a tight shot of a goal being scored, with instant switching of focus, zoom and exposure.

With Wi-Fi connectivity, video and images can be wirelessly sent to and viewed on a smartphone or tablet. And for coaches and others with an interest in analyzing an athlete’s performance, the free “JVC CAM Coach” app for iOS and Android allow annotations to be made on the playback image. Flaws in an athlete’s form can be noted by drawing on the screen and easily seen by both coach and athlete using the large screen a tablet provides, and without the need to disturb the camera setup. There’s also Twin View, which enables simultaneous side-by-side playback of two different video clips after they’re transferred to a tablet, for comparative viewing. A Tagging function allows scenes to be tagged for easy access at any time, and the Scoring function allows the user to record a running tally of a game score as it progresses by tapping on a smartphone.

The GC-PX100 was designed for fast, easy handling, with an SLR-type body and all key controls and functions conveniently placed for intuitive operation. A three-inch tiltable LCD monitor allows high and low angle recording, and an LCD monitor hood is included. An optional color viewfinder is available.
The JVC GC-PX100 will be available in March for $999.95.

About JVC Americas Corp

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Americas Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC Americas distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s website.

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