JVC GY-HM700U ProHD Solid-State Camcorder

JVC GY-HM700U ProHD Solid-State Camcorder

JVC GY-HM700U ProHD Solid-State Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1080p
  • XDCAM EX Capability
  • Anton Bauer Gold Battery Mount
  • Canon 14x Lens
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Overview
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The JVC GY-HM700U is a unique high definition camcorder which combines the tried and true GY-HD100 series form factor with a solid-state recording system. The GY-HM700 records directly to widely accessible hot-swappable SDHC cards and boasts the fastest acquisition-to-edit workflow in the industry. Fully capable of both 1080i/p and 720p recording, the camcorder is ideal for a wide variety of production scenarios, including electronic news gathering, digital cinema, and much more. This model comes equipped with a Canon 14x lens.

Familiar Face, Astonishing Results
The GY-HM700 looks and feels just like JVC's previous ProHD camcorders; the shoulder-mounted ergonomics people have come to know is featured with all manual controls in their proper place. From there, JVC has raised the bar by giving hot-swappable solid-state recording to the masses in the form of SDHC recording capability. By taking advantage of either JVC's direct-to-edit Final Cut Pro format or by utilizing the well established XDCAM EX codec* the GY-HM700 is a solid performer in virtually any production environment. 1
3CCD High Resolution Sensors
The 1280x720 1/3" CCDs featured in the GY-HM700 have sophisticated spatial-offset technology along with Adaptive Pixel Correlation. The result is high resolution imagery comparable to full-resolution CMOS sensors without the known problems associated CMOS, including skew and "wobble", making the camera an ideal for tool for sports, event coverage, and news gathering.
Native File Recording to SDHC
The GY-HM700's main method of recording is to SDHC Class 6 or Class 10 memory cards. With its 2 hot-swappable slots, the camera is capable of recording up to a maximum of 6 hours of continuous HD recording in 720p. The format can be easily edited in Final Cut Pro: simply drop files into a timeline and start editing! Bravo.
XDCAM EX Capable
Users have the option of connecting an SxS memory card module, transforming the system into a XDCAM EX capable camera. Take full advantage of SxS throughput and download times, while having the ability to cut naively in virtually all major NLEs, including Adobe Premiere CS4 and Apple Final Cut Pro.
High Resolution Viewfinder
Gone are the days of needing to use focus-assist and external monitors. Verifying focus is now as easy as looking through the viewfinder. JVC has equipped with the HM700 with a 1.22 megapixel viewfinder, allowing operators to see as much detail as possible. Have no fear, the focus assist is still there just in case you need it. Very cool.
Retro-Cache
The camera can be set to ensure you never miss a shot by using the "retro cache" function. This feature works by constantly recording for a few seconds even when the camera is in standby. The moment you hit the REC button, the camera saves the footage that was recording seconds prior, assuring no important footage has been missed. This feature can be critical for documentary filmmaking, where subjects can be both uncontrollable and unpredictable.
Variable Frame Rates
More necessary these days is a camera's variable framerate ability. This feature allows videographers to take advantage of both slow motion and fast motion cinematic effects by increasing and decreasing framerates. The dramatic impact can be useful for sports, wildlife documentaries, and high definition cinema.
Built-In Clip Viewer
Viewing footage is quick and easy. Just call up the clip viewer menu and review your shots instantly, which can be extremely useful on set.
Professional Outputs
The system comes with professional BNC video outputs, including HD-SDI uncompressed digital output.
In the Box
JVC GY-HM700U ProHD Solid-State Camcorder
  • Canon 14x Lens
  • Microphone
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    Specifications
    Signal System Quicktime for Final Cut Pro (Optional XDCAM EX with SxS Module)

    HQ mode
    1920 x 1080/59.94i (.mov only), 29.97p, 23.98p
    1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p

    SP mode
    1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
    Image Device 3-CCD, 1/3"
    16:9 Native Aspect Chips
    Lens Canon 1/3" Bayonet (14x Optical)
    F/1.6, f=4.4-61.6mm (35mm: 32-448mm)
    Filter Diameter: Lens - 72mm, Shade - 82mm
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
    Sensitivity Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Minimum Illumination Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Vertical Smear Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Built-in Filters 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND
    LCD Monitor 4.3"
    Viewfinder Color LCOS (1.22 MegaPixel)
    Scan Matching Yes
    Different Ranges for Different Record Modes
    Memory Card Slot SDHC/SDXC Hotswappable Recording
    Optional SxS Module
    Shutter Speed Range 1/4-1/10000
    Gain Selection 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB ALC
    Maximum Recording Time 6 Hours (64GB SDXC Cards, 19Mbps 720p Mode)
    Audio
    Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Signal Format LPCM, 2-Channel, 48kHz, 16-bit
    Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
    General
    Input and Output Connectors Component: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
    Composite: BNC (x1 Output)
    HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
    FireWire: 4-Pin
    USB 2.0: MiniB
    Audio: XLR (x2 Input)
    Audio: RCA (x2 Output)
    Headphone: 3.5mm Minijack
    Power Requirements 11-17VDC
    Power Consumption 22W
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.8 x 15.9 x 9.5" (22.4 x 40.4 x 24.3cm)
    Weight 8 lbs (3.6kg)

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