JVC unveils GY-HM700 ProHD camcorder

JVC has introduced the GY-HM700, its latest compact shoulder-mount camcorder developed for mainstream production, electronic newsgathering and cinematography.

The new camera records directly to SDHC memory cards in the QuickTime format for Final Cut Pro, and optionally to SxS media compatible with Sony's XDCAM EX format.

Recording in the editing system's native format eliminates the transfer step and speeds up the post-production workflow.

The GY-HM700 provides two memory card slots for a total of up to 64GB of onboard storage — enough for more than six hours of continuous HD recording. The camera automatically begins recording on the second card when the first card fills up. When the second card fills up, the camera reverts to recording to the first card slot.