JVC Professional Video will demonstrate the new GY-LS300 4KCAM Super 35mm camcorder for filmmakers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at the New York Lounge in Park City, Utah, Jan. 23-26. Designed with cinematographers, documentarians, and photographers in mind, the GY-LS300 features a JVC 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor and records 4K Ultra HD, Full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD, and Web-friendly proxy formats to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards.
The camera also features an industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount, but JVC’s unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses. As a result, using third-party lens adapters, the camera can accommodate PL and EF mount lenses, among many others.
“Sundance is the ideal venue to launch our new GY-LS300 and showcase its shooting flexibility for filmmakers,” said Craig Yanagi, manager of marketing and brand strategy, JVC Professional Video. “Our Variable Scan Mapping technology electronically adapts the active area of the Super 35 sensor to provide native support of many different lenses from a variety of manufacturers. The GY-LS300 delivers incredible images and provides unmatched versatility in the industry.”
At the New York Lounge, JVC will also showcase its new GY-HM200 4KCAM camcorder, which offers an outstanding combination of professional features and performance. The company’s most affordable streaming camcorder, the GY-HM200 delivers 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50Mbps), and SD imagery with a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS chip. A built-in 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer also offers 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode.
Both the GY-HM200 and GY-LS300 include a 3.5-inch LCD display and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinder, dual XLR audio inputs (mic/line switchable) with built-in phantom power, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs. Each camera also features a built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity for live transmission directly to hardware decoders, the Wowza Streaming Engine, and the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi. Integrated support for several streaming protocols including RTMP also allows the cameras to stream instantly to Ustream or other Web-based destinations while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC media cards.
Presented by the New York Production Alliance and sponsored by JVC, the New York Lounge has become a high-profile meeting spot on Main Street in Park City over the past 15 years. The lounge hosts panel discussions and musical performances that attract industry professionals throughout the festival, and JVC cameras will be used to stream content from the venue.