JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder

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Key Features
  • 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
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.

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