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JVC introduces new 3-CCD camcorder to its professional DV lineup

JVC’s GY-DV5100U leverages newly developed 24-bit digital signal processing that produces higher resolution images with less visible noise.

JVC has added a new 12-bit ADC Pro-DV camcorder, the GY-DV5100, to its professional DV lineup. The new camera has enhanced image quality and improved operational functions.

The GY-DV5100U utilizes newly developed 24-bit digital signal processing that produces higher resolution images with dramatically less visible noise. Its internal 12-bit analog-to-digital converter provides color details throughout its 400 percent dynamic range. It also offers increased clarity and the ability to produce details and colors in both shaded and highlighted areas.

The GY-DV5100U is also tightly integrated with JVC's direct-to-edit (DTE) disc recording module, the DR-DV5000U. DTE provides all of the advantages of tapeless acquisition while also allowing users to edit directly from the files created by the camera. The optional DR-DV5000U attaches to the rear of the camera without cables via a built-in 52-pin connector and works in conjunction with the camera's CPU.

JVC has added a 16:9 mode to address the growing demand for wide screen programming, and a high-resolution frame mode for increased vertical resolution. The camera also features a variety of customization settings, including new variable enhancement frequencies. Audio capabilities have also been expanded with three built-in XLR microphone connectors. A separate connector is also provided to power an external wireless microphone receiver.

The GY-DV5100U is also compatible with Anton/Bauer's digital batteries that provide viewfinder status of remaining battery life. An intelligent light link function is also available that operates an optional camera mounted light with the recording trigger.

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