JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder

JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder

JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D Camcorder

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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
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JVC GY-HMZ1U overview

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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)
In the Box
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
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    JVC GY-HMZ1U specs

    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)
    TXP (960 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 17 Mb/s), TSP (960 x 1080 x2 60i, VBR, 12 Mb/s)

    2D Video
    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)

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