JVC introduced a new 720p and 1080i signal selectable GY-HD200UB ProHD camcorder yesterday

JVC's new GYHD200UB ProHD Professional HD camcorder provides selectable live transport stream output capability of either 1080 60i and 50i signals or 720 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p through the IEEE 1394 connection. The selected IEEE 1394 output signal can also be recorded into the ProHD DR-HD100 Hard Disk Recorder as either .m2t or .mov QuickTime files.

Offering full-frame 1280 x 720 progressive imaging and 720p recording as well as a 14bit A/D converter the GY-HD200UB provides great images. The selectable 60p and 60i acquisition capability of the GY-HD200UB makes the camera ideal for HD news and sports. Filmmakers and HD dramatic productions will appreciate the native progressive image capture and the “overcranked” recording for superb slow motion images during 24p final output.

JVC says the GY-HD200UB is immediately available with a suggested list price of $5,995, which includes a 16:1 Fujinon lens and Anton-Bauer battery system. A camcorder head only version, the GY-HD200CHUB is available for $5,695.