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(click thumbnail)J. Lee ThompsonQ. What kind of products or services does your company offer for broadcasters?

A. The breadth of JVC’s ProHD product line includes studio-capable, broadcast HD camcorders that output a live 720p or 1080i signal, robust studio decks, encoders that are perfect for remote applications, flat-panel HD studio monitors, and rear-projection reference monitors.

Q. What’s new that you will show at NAB2007 and that broadcasters should look for there?

A. NAB 2007 will showcase JVC’s new ProHD 200 Series Camcorders. The HD200 Series cameras feature 60p recording, 720p or 1080i live output, a new DSP, improved picture quality, improved low-light rating. The GY-HD250 is a studio-capable ENG camcorder with HD-SDI out, GenLock, Pool feed, and it easily slides into a studio dock. JVC’s GY-HD250 now has an integrated HDTV encoder, a unique, cost-effective way for stations to upgrade from SD Remote transmission to HD. It is already being adopted by major-market news operations in the U.S.

Q. How is your new product offering different from what’s available on the market?

A. JVC’s ProHD allows broadcasters to be first-to-air using their traditional workflow. ProHD is robust, native HD, uses efficient bandwidth, offers tape or tapeless recording, provides an economical archive solution, and has studio/remote flexibility.

Q. Where are you based, and how many employees do you have? Anything else we should know about your company?

A. 2007 marks JVC’s 80th anniversary. Founded in 1927 as a subsidiary of the Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ, JVC has been a world leader in technology firsts, beginning in 1927 with one of the world's first experimental television transmissions.

JVC has been serving the camera community with ProHD and is committed to expanding its line to meet the growing requirements of anyone who looks through a viewfinder. In fact, JVC’s GY-HD100U/BR-HD50U camera/recorder combination has been enthusiastically adopted in virtually every market segment for a wide range of applications. More than 30,000 ProHD units are in use today, worldwide.