JVC introduces ‘Connected Cam,’ featuring IP workflow

JVC Professional Video announced the GY-HC900 “Connected Cam” broadcast camcorder ahead of the upcoming NAB Show, featuring a 2/3-inch CMOS image sensor alongside enhanced connectivity for a complete news-over-IP workflow solution in the field.

“JVC’s ‘Connected Cam’ takes connectivity to the next level and sets a new benchmark for ENG cameras,” said Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “Its integrated communications engine truly makes news-over-IP a reality with amazing images and a cost effective, streamlined workflow.”

Available this coming June, the “Connected Cam” will ship with a 20x lens for $18,500 or without a lens for $13,950.

The camera, when paired directly with the optional ProHD Dockable Bridge or via Wi-Fi with any ProHD Bridge unit, allows on-air talent to conduct a two-way interview with return video while streaming live to air without any external boxes or backpacks. Latency can be as low as 500ms for both outgoing and incoming video.

The camera also includes a standard B4 lens mount and four-position optical filter with built in HDR capability. The 2/3-inch CMOS sensor can produce up to 120fps 1080p slow-motion recording above the standard full HD images used in most news production.

The GY-HC900 supports native recording of both MPEG-2 at up to 35 Mbps and H.264 (.MOV).

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