JVC GY-DV500U Professional DV Camcorder

JVC Updated: 2008-04-07 RSS
JVC GY-DV500U Professional DV Camcorder

Designed specifically for professional use, the GY-DV500U combines the convenience and cost- effectiveness of MiniDV with the professional performance and features you need. Weighing less than 5 kg (11 lbs.) fully loaded, this compact camcorder offers up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital recording on a MiniDV cassette and incorporates three high-quality 1/2" CCDs to assure superior, high- resolution picture performance. Its 14-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) delivers performance found only in high-end cameras. Other pro-level features include a bayonet lens mount and Super Scene Finder (SSF), as well as IEEE 1394 (input and output) and RS-232C interfaces for easy integration in various professional NLE and post-production systems. With its full range of professional features, lightweight design, and high-quality pictures, the GY-DV500U lets you do more, and do it better, expanding your creative potential. It is the ideal acquisition tool for corporate, educational, cable and broadcast productions, as well as wedding videography, multimedia, and more.

* Combining convenience and cost-effectiveness of MiniDV with professional performance and features
* 750 TV lines equivalent horizontal resolution from camera head
* 14-bit digital signal processing
* Up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital images recorded on a single MiniDV tape. MiniDV tape is readily available and inexpensive.
* Very compact, lightweight design weighing only 5 kg (11 lbs.)
* Three 1/2" 380,000-pixel CCDs
* Advanced circuitry virtually eliminates vertical smear when shooting bright lights, as well as lag and image burn
* F1.4 prism optical system helps to yield F11 at 2000 lux
* Lolux mode captures high-quality video footage with excellent color balance at just 0.75 lux illumination, better than what you can see with your eyes IEEE 1394 (DV) input/output for lossless digital video and audio transfers to or from any DV equipped device such as a non-linear editing system or DV recorder
* Basic controls are available via the DV connector or RS-232C port, make the GY-DV500U ideal as a spooler, recorder, or player in an editing system
* Standard professional 1/2" bayonet lens mount, for the widest selection of lenses
* Outstanding digital PCM sound: Choose between two 16-bit 48-kHz channels or two 12-bit 32-kHz channels with a dynamic range of more than 85 dB
* Viewfinder displays various events, camera setting recorder operation, and selected setup parameters
* Super Scene Finder (SSF TM ) lets you log scenes automatically or manually in the field, and mark which scenes are good. This speeds up the transfer process and saves disk space, because now you can batch digitize only those scenes needed for editing. Scene data is written directly onto the MiniDV cassette, eliminating need for special higher priced cassettes. Up to 134 scenes can be marked per cassette
* Scene data from last 3 cassettes held in camcorder memory, allowing data to be added to cassette at a later time automati-cally, due to unique ID
* Menu dial serves to quickly and easily navigate through viewfinder menu, as well as set shutter speed
* Full auto shooting for one-touch automatic operation
* Continuous auto black (CAB)
* Full auto white
* Automatic level control (ALC) for continuous automatic control of gain
* Back tally lamp for letting talent behind the camcorder know you are shooting
* Precision Accu-focus mode for easy, precise lens focusing
* Back-lit LCD display for VTR menu and status indications
* Tape/battery remaining indicator
* Variable scan view for shooting computer screens
* Sync lock mode for multi-camera shooting (genlock)
* Black stretch/compress for enhancing or suppressing shadow areas
* Adjustable gamma for adjusting the feel of the picture according to taste for light or dark detail
* Adjustable detail frequency for setting picture sharpness for a bolder or finer look
* SMPTE time code reader/generator
* Professional XLR Audio with phantom microphone power
* SMPTE type color bars