When it comes to ENG video capture, form factor and performance are paramount, and with a total weight of 8.2 lb (including the lens, 4.3" LCD screen, microphone and battery) and phenomenal image quality, the JVC GY-HM750U ProHD solid state compact shoulder camcorder makes for an attractive video recording package.
The JVC GY-HM750U ProHD camcorder is a third-generation upgrade of a successful line of JVC portable camcorders. The new camera records to Class 6 and Class 10 SDHC memory cards and features dual hot-swappable recording simultaneously or individually for up to six hours of continuous HD video recording when using both of the camera's available card slots.
A 68-pin chassis connector allows for cable-free connectivity to a number of expansion modules, including the
KA-AS790 DVB-ASI adapter and SxS Memory Card recorder (KA-MR100G), and like other HM-series camcorders, the JVC GY-HM750U records full HD video in all major signal formats including 1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 720 x 480. The new camera can also over-crank and under-crank in the 720p 35Mbps mode, making it possible to record slow or fast motion at 24p or 30p.
Included with the GY-HM750U is an interchangeable Canon KT14x4.4KRSJ HD 4.4 to 62mm (14x) zoom lens, which features internal focusing, improved lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberration characteristics, manual focus, servo or manual control of zoom and aperture settings and even edge-to-edge illumination throughout the lens's zoom range.
In addition to the 14x Canon zoom, the new camcorder also accepts other optics including the 13x Th13x3.5BRMU wide-angle Fujinon zoom, the new 17x XT17sx45BRMK1 Fujinon, 18x HTs18x4.2BRM Fujinon zoom, 20x KT20X5BKRS Canon zoom, along with adapters for using 1/2" and 2/3" bayonet mount zoom lenses. Users also have the option of adding the HZ-CA13U film lens adapter to the 1/3" bayonet mount, making it possible to use 16mm film camera lenses on the GY-HM750U camcorder.