JVC’s GY-HM150 Camcorder To Make American Debut

JVC invites members of the press to visit its booth at Createasphere (Booth 407), where the new GY-HM150 ProHD handheld camcorder will be shown for the first time in the United States. Createasphere runs Sept. 20-21, at the New Yorker Hotel in New York City.

Introduced earlier this month at IBC2011 in Amsterdam, the new GY-HM150 is based on the solid ergonomic design of the popular GY-HM100, which is used by thousands of photojournalists at major media outlets around the world. A new encoder and digital signal processor, adopted from JVC’s 700 series cameras, deliver improved HD recording and add support for standard definition (SD).

New features include Pre Rec (retro cache), which continuously records and stores up to five seconds of footage in cache memory, simultaneous recording to two SDHC or SDXC media cards for instant backup or client copy, and a new 3.5mm input for use with optional wired remote controls for focus, zoom, iris, and recording functions. Manual controls on the GY-HM150 have been improved as well, with an iris dial next to the built-in Fujinon 10:1 HD zoom lens and six user-assignable buttons.