At the NAB Show, JVC highlighted the GY-HM700, its latest compact, shoulder-mounted professional HD camcorder developed for mainstream production, electronic newsgathering and cinematography.
The new camera records directly to inexpensive SDHC memory cards in the QuickTime (.MOV) format for Final Cut Pro, and optionally to SxS media compatible with Sony's XDCAM EX format.
Recording in the editing system's native format eliminates the time-consuming transfer step and dramatically speeds up the post-production workflow. Additionally, the GY-HM700 includes innovations that result in improved resolution in the camera's core components: CCD/optical block, lens and viewfinder.
Weighing about 8lbs, including lens, viewfinder, microphone and battery, the GY-HM700 rests comfortably on the right shoulder to provide stable, steady shots.