The new GY-HM790 camera is the flagship of JVC?s ProHD product line, offering new features for both studio and ENG applications, while implementing popular features from established ProHD models.
The new GY-HM790 camera is the flagship of JVC’s ProHD product line, offering new features for both studio and ENG applications, while implementing popular features from established ProHD models. In the studio, its modular design creates a cleaner integration for multicore or fibre-based production. In the field, its three 1/3-inch CCDs allow a lighter, more compact form factor for better manoeuvrability. It produces 1920×1080 images and can record in 1080i, 720p, and even SD (576i) for operations that have not yet made the move to HD. The camera records to solid-state memory at 35 Mbps (HQ mode/variable bit rate) or 19 Mbps/25 Mbps (SP mode/constant bit rate).
With broadcasters facing an expensive transition to digital television, and consumers wanting more high definition programming, JVC identified the need for affordable HD production equipment for local, regional and national network news. Since the inception of the ProHD product line, JVC claims to have had a clear vision for ProHD.
All three cameras in the ProHD range (the hand-held GY-HM100, the shouldermounted GY-HM700 and the new GY-HM790 studio/ENG camera) use industry standard long-GOP compression with a low bit rate, creating manageable data streams and file sizes. They record to inexpensive SDHC solid-state media cards, and customers love the convenience, reliability and low cost.