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JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder

B&H # JVGYHMZ1U Mfr # GY-HMZ1U
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Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD 3D & 2D Recording
  • Records Both 24p and 60i
  • Glasses-Free 3D 3.5" LCD Touchscreen
  • SDHC/SDXC Slot & 64 GB Internal Memory
  • Bright (f/1.2) HD Lenses
  • 5x Optical Zoom in 3D
  • (2) 3.3 Mp Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensors
  • 3D Digital Still Images
  • 3D Time-Lapse Recording
  • Dual XLR Inputs

The GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder from JVC makes professional stereoscopic 3D image capture accessible to a broad range of users. Boasting 3D video, 3D still image, and 3D time-lapse recording, the dual-lens, dual-imager HMZ1U plays back glasses-free 3D video on its 3.5" LCD screen. The camera also records high-definition 2D video as AVCHD, so you can use the camera with any of your traditional HD-capable video equipment and workflows.

The HMZ1U features twin bright HD lenses (f/1.2 at the wide end) that zoom up to 5x in 3D modes and 10x in 2D modes. The imagers are likewise twinned; at 3.3 Mp each, the 1/4.1-type CMOS chips capture dual video signals at Full HD 1920 x 1080 that can be recorded as a single file that's encoded as MVC. This is a variant of AVCHD's MPEG-4 compression that, with its left-eye and right-eye information, contains double the usual information of a comparable two-dimensional HD file.

Along with traditional 2D capture of AVCHD at several selectable bit rates, there are also modes for recording 3D as two half-sized images side-by-side, producing bit-efficient AVCHD files. The camcorder's Falconbird LSI processing enables the recording of 3D video as both 60i, for smooth motion in fast-action shots, and as 24p, for a film-like effect.

Along with its capability to record cinematic 24p Full HD, what truly sets this camcorder apart from consumer 3D models is the audio section. With built-in "3D" stereo microphones and dual XLRs for high-quality stereo audio capture from a shotgun mic or wireless audio receiver, the HMZ1U enables the professional audio capture that befits a professional 3D video camera. (A shotgun mic holder is included on the camera's handle but a microphone is sold separately.) Audio is recorded in 3D modes as dual-channel AAC for biphonic 3D sound, and in 2D modes it's recorded as two-channel Dolby Digital.

Note! XLR inputs do not provide phantom power. Only microphones that have their own battery source can be used.

3D capture with dual back-illuminated CMOS sensors
24p or 60i capture and recording
Twin f/1.2 HD lenses with 5x optical zoom (10x in 2D)
Autostereoscopic (glasses-free) 3.5" LCD touchscreen for menu and 3D playback
34 Mb/s recording in 3D (24 Mb/s in 2D)
Memory card slot for SDXC/SDHC flash media (cards sold separately)
Internal 64 GB memory recording
Built-in timecode
3D digital still recording
Advanced Image Stabilizer
3D time-lapse recording
High-speed 3D "motor drive" recording (up to 12 frames)
Zebra exposure indication
Includes professional handle with XLR mic inputs and shotgun mic holder (microphone not included)
Image Sensor 2x 1/4.1" Type, 3.32 Mp (back-illuminated) CMOS
Lens JVC 3D Twin HD GT (dual lenses)
Optical Zoom 3D: 5x
2D: 10x
Digital Zoom 200x (max)
F Number 3D: f/1.2-2.28
2D: f/1.2-2.8
Image Stabilization Advanced Image Stabilizer (A.I.S.)
Shutter Speed 1/2 to 1/4000 sec
Gain On/Off
Minimum Illumination 4 lux
LCD Display 3.5" (8.9 cm) wide, 920,000 pixels
Video Formats 3D Video
MVC: MPEG-4 MVC/H.264
HQ (1920 x 1080 x2 24p, VBR, 34 Mb/s), THR (1920 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 34 Mb/s), TSR (1920 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 22 Mb/s)
AVCHD: AVCHD
TXP (960 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 17 Mb/s), TSP (960 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 12 Mb/s)

2D Video
AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVCHD/H.264
UXP (1920 x 1080 60i, VBR, 24 Mb/s), XP (1920 x 1080 60i, VBR, 17 Mb/s), SP (1920 x 1080 60i, VBR, 12 Mb/s), EP (1920 x 1080 60i, VBR, 5 Mb/s)
Audio Format 3D (MVC/AVCHD): AAC 2-channel, biphonic 3D sound
2D (AVCHD): Digital Dolby 2-channel
Still Capture 3D: MPO
2D: JPEG
Recording Media Internal flash memory (64 GB), SDXC/SDHC/SD card
Outputs 1x HDMI (mini)
1x USB 2.0 (mini)
1x 3.5mm stereo mini jack (headphones)
Inputs 1x 3.5 stereo mini jack (microphone)
2x XLR (L/R, microphone, no phantom power)
Power Requirements 11V DC (using AC adapter)
7.2V DC (using battery)
Power Consumption 4.8W (3D mode)
3.8W (2D mode)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature 18 to 140°F (-10 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity 30-80%
Dimensions (HxWxD) With handle: 6.0 x 5.3 x 9.2" (153 x 134 x 234mm)
Weight With handle and battery: 2.2 lb (1 kg)
JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder
  • BN-VF823 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - 7.2V, 2190mAh
  • AP-V20 AC Adapter
  • AA-VF8 Battery Charger
  • Wireless Remote Control Unit
  • HDMI Cable
  • AV Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Required item: Recording media is not included. Be prepared-always carry extra media.

    Transcend -  8GB SDHC Memory Card Class 10
    • Price: $7.95
     

    Batteries & Power Adapters

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    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    JVC -  BN-VF823USP Lithium-Ion Data Battery (7.2V, 2190mAh)
    • Price: $70.00
     
    JVC -  BN-VF815 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack - 7.2V, 1460mAh
    • Price: $59.00
     

    Lenses & Lens Adapters

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    Capture your desired angle of view with a quality conversion lens.

    Cyclopital3D -  Stereo Base Extender for JVC GS-TD1 3D Camcorder
    • Price: $489.95
     

    Microphones & Audio Adapters

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    Focus your sound with a high-quality microphone. Audio quality can make or break your video.

    Azden -  SGM-1X - Shotgun Mic
    • Price: $165.00
     

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

    Pearstone -  Digital Video Camcorder Bag
    • Price: $74.95
     

    LCD Hoods & Protective Coverings

    Shield your camcorder from unwanted glare and wet/extreme conditions.

    Hoodman -  HD350 Video Hi-Def 16 x 9 LCD Camcorder Hood
    • Price: $24.99
     
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