JVC GY-HD200UB 3-CCD ProHD Camcorder

JVC Updated: 2008-04-09 RSS
JVC GY-HD200UB 3-CCD ProHD Camcorder

Designed for news gathering, field production and cinematography, the GY-HD200 offers multiple frame rate recording including full-frame 720p/60 imaging and real 24p. New image processing puts this camera at a performance level that can be considered for mainstream HD production.

GY-HD200 "B" now includes 1080i recording to optional hard disk via IEEE1394!

* Multiple frame rate recording: 720/24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, and 60p
1080 50i/60i available through IEEE1394 output
* Compact Shoulder Professional form factor
* Wide choice of lenses and accessories
* Optional HZ-CA13U Prime Lens adapter
* Built-in image flip recording when using prime lenses
* Built-in 14.4V type Battery Mount
* Dual-media (tape +HDD)recording with DTE
* Next generation super-efficient MPEG-2 encoding
* Enhanced Cinema Gamma
* Advanced 14-bit A/D converter
o Lower noise in low light
o Better highlight handling
* BNC connectors

Professional Specifications

Multiple frame rate recording
The GY-HD200B records full HD in 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p. When recording in faster frame rates such as 50p or 60p, motion is smooth and retains the "live look" of television while maintaining a frame by frame sharpness superior to interlace signal formats. Furthermore, when the intended output is 24p or 30p, higher frame rate recordings can be slowed down in post production to give an ultra-smooth slow motion effect. Again all the sharpness of the full frame progressive signal is retained. JVC's new "Super Encoder" provides highly efficient realtime MPEG2 encoding of progressive signals resulting in broadcast quality HD recordings that are virtually free of visible artifacts.

For shooters requiring 1080i, an encoded 25Mbps (HDV2) signal can be output through the IEEE1394 interface for recording to an external device such as the DRHD100GB100. It is not possible to record 1080i to tape.

Real 24p shooting
The GY-HD200 also offers real HD 24p recording capability — previously available on only the most expensive HD cameras. Ideal for DVD production, HD progressive 24-frame-per-second recording makes it possible to shoot images with film-like quality and smooth motion. Once recorded, those images can easily be transferred without frame rate conversion to 16 mm or 35 mm film with full HD fidelity. ProHD's outstanding image quality is supported by a wide range of powerful features which have great appeal to true film professionals. These include the image inverse function, as required by certain film lens adapters, and a menu to select the appropriate combination of color matrix and film gamma type. Cinema Gamma is deployed to make video look like film, and Film Out gamma is used when the video is to be ultimately transferred to film. This choice of gamma means that the cinematographer, irrespective of whether the final production will be presented as film or as video, can be sure of always getting the best possible film look.

HDV and DV compatible
As the HDV format uses the same recording track pitch as Professional DV, the GY-HD200 can record signals in either standard (576i/60) or high (720p/60) definition, according to the user's needs. Being able to record in DV is ideal for someone migrating to HD, but who may not be ready to produce in HD immediately.

Interchangeable HD lenses
The GY-HD200 features a standard professional 1/3" bayonet lens mount, providing the opportunity to use a variety of other professional HD lenses. In addition to the standard Th16x Fujinon lens supplied, a number of other 1/3" bayonet mount zoom lenses is available. Canon offers a powerful 20x5mm zoom lens and Fujinon similarly an 18x4.2mm, besides a very wide 13x3.5mm lens and 17x5mm lens. Furthermore, lens mount adapters ACM-12 and ACM-17 convert the mount to 1/2" and 2/3" bayonet mount respectively, providing cost savings by way of using existing 1/2" and 2/3" lenses. Also, to enable the use of film camera lenses, special film lens adapters are available.