JVC's GY-HD250U Camcorder Now Shipping

JVC Professional Products Co. is shipping its GY-HD250U high-definition camcorder, part of the company's ProHD line.

Introduced at NAB2006, the GY-HD250 has built-in genlock capability; component and HD-SDI output with professional connectors mounted on a magnesium die cast chassis; and records 1280 x 720 progressive at 60 frames per second. The camera has a built-in HDV recording system that records high-def video on MiniDV cassettes. It also has an optional DR-HD100U hard disc recorder. It features the choice of several interchangeable lenses, enhanced cinema gamma, external time code synchronization, and built-in mount for an Anton Bauer Gold Mount 14.4 V professional battery.

The GY-HD250 features 720/60p capture and recording for electronic newsgathering. It can also be converted to a studio camera with the KA-HD250 studio adapter. The camera's optional CCU provides connection to industry standard 26-pin multicore cabling for power, genlock, R/B gain, black level and intercom up to 330 feet. The GY-HD250 also captures real 24p and 30p acquisition that produces polished, film-like quality HD recordings.

"We designed the GY-HD250U with multiple applications in mind," said Craig Yanagi, national marketing manager for Creation Products. "The fact that the camera has flexible connectivity, is lightweight and can record in multiple progressive formats is certain to meet the various needs of the professional industry. The options on this camera are sure to make this the camera of choice for a wide range of studio, facility and field production."