JVC Ships Hand-Held Pro HD Camcorder

JVC Professional Products Company has begun shipping the JY-HD10U hand-held pro video camera. The camcorder and accompanying NLE software work with the JVC professional HD D-VHS system and JVC HDTV display products.

Users of high-end HD systems can distribute their programming using the JVC Pro-HD D-VHS system. The JY-HD10U can record in both HD and SD at 720/30p and SD at 480/60p or 480/60i. The two progressive modes use native 16:9 from the CCD with MPEG-2 compression and the standard mode is 4:3 with DV compression. All recording in on common MiniDV tape.

It can up and downconvert in most formats, comes with an optical image stabilizer system and has an optional solid-state memory card.

The camera will retail for $3,995.