Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager at JVC Professional Video Products holds the JVC 500 Series Connected Cam.

2019 NAB Show, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 9, 2019) – Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager at JVC Professional Video Products holds the JVC 500 Series Connected Cam.

The 500 Series cameras feature a 1-inch 4K CMOS imager and integrated 20x zoom lens with built-in ND filters and manual zoom, focus, and iris control rings. While the 500 Series records several native 4K UHD and HD file formats to SDHC/SXHC cards, the camcorders can also record to SSD (solid state drive) media in 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. HDR and slow-motion HD recording provide additional creative flexibility.

CONNECTED CAM camcorders are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. All 500 and 900 models provide reliable 1080p streaming performance up to 20 Mbps with SMPTE 2022 forward error correction and less than 500ms latency. Some models also add Zixi™ error correction with ARQ for reliable transmission.

“Nobody beats JVC when it comes to connectivity,” said Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “Our cameras deliver exceptional imagery – and then deliver that imagery through flexible and reliable IP production workflows. JVC offers a true end-to-end solution with affordable cameras and components.”

The most recent addition to the product line is the SFE-CAM Dockable Bridge, a Dual Link bonded LTE uplink that connects directly to 800 and 900 Series cameras for run-and-gun applications. An upgraded version of the ProHD Dockable Bridge introduced in 2017, it features Peplink’s patented SpeedFusion VPN Bonding technology to combine multiple cellular, wired, and Wi-Fi connections to create a robust and secure VPN connection.

From studio and remote production to ENG, live streaming, and point-to-point HD contribution, the new ProHD BR-EN900 encoder is an important part of JVC’s end-to-end IP-based production solutions. The portable encoder provides broadcast-quality HEVC (H.265) encoding up to 1080p60 with 10-bit 4:2:2 sampling. Powered by an all-hardware compression chip, its dual encoding capabilities allow simultaneous H.265 and H.264 streaming to different destinations, such as hardware decoders and CDNs. When combined with JVC’s BR-DE900 decoder, which was introduced last year, the BR-EN900 delivers up to 50 percent bandwidth savings compared to H.264.

With JVC’s line of Studio portable live production and streaming systems, connectivity extends through the production process for broadcasters, schools, houses of worship, and governments. In Cleveland, for example, the ProHD Studio 4000 has provided Raycom Media-owned WOIO the tools to set its live coverage on its website, mobile app, and Facebook Live apart from the competition. The system is based in the newsroom and coupled with a JVC KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production camera. Instead of just a live video feed, operators create scaled-down newscasts, complete with graphics, bugs, archival footage, live Skype feeds, and more.

Since 2012, when JVC introduced the industry’s first professional camera with built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, news-over-IP has become a reality and live streaming has become more sophisticated. JVC continues to improve the IP performance of its products. For example, the company recently added Facebook Live integration to the GY-HM250, its most affordable streaming camcorder, to make it easier than ever to share live coverage on social media. With its catalog of affordable cameras and system components, JVC has created the most resilient video transport over the internet that can be scaled to fit the needs of any production facility, from broadcast news to PEG channels and houses of worship.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO: Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video equipment, as well as D-ILA front projection systems. For more information, visit JVC’s website at or call (800) 582 5825.

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