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Fast shoot-to-edit in HD - GY-HM750U

JVC’s new GY-HM750U ProHD camcorder
JVC has introduced the GY-HM750U ProHD compact shoulder-mount camcorder pitched as a solution for ENG news, sports, documentaries, events, and other location shoots, offering a fast shoot-to-edit workflow by recording native HD or SD footage in ready-to-edit file formats on lowcost SDHC memory cards. Equipped with the same 3-CCD imaging system found in the flagship GY-HM790U, the GY-HM750U delivers outstanding 1920x1080 images in a small, lightweight form factor. It records at selectable data rates up to 35 Mbps and can record HD footage in 720p, 1080p, and 1080i, as well as SD footage in 480i. Using JVC’s established native filebased workflow, the GY-HM750U includes a dual card slot design that records to non-proprietary SDHC cards and/or optional SxS recorder. A new feature, born from numerous customer requests, allows simultaneous recording to both SDHC cards for instant backup or a client copy. JVC’s native file recording technology allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats (.MOV .MP4 .AVI). JVC’s Craig Yanagi said: “High definition has not yet been standardised in many markets, and a vital segment of broadcasters don’t have the infrastructure to deliver HD from the field. “That’s why the new GY-HM750U offers the flexibility to record in 480i as well as a variety of HD formats. It can fulfill current SD needs while providing a seamless transition to HD in the future.” Building on the modular approach of the GY-HM790U, the GY-HM750U includes a 68-pin chassis connector that creates a direct interface with various modules such as the new KA-AS790 ASI output module that provides a direct feed from the camera

to a satellite uplink or microwave transmitter via BNC. JVC has also improved its Pre Rec feature, the GY-HM750U stores 20 seconds of footage in its cache. Other features include variable frame rate recording, extensive image customization, a high resolution (1.22 million pixel) LCOS viewfinder and 4.3-inch flip-out LCD monitor, and JVC’s patented Focus Assist. The GY-HM750U also features two XLR audio inputs with phantom power, plus manual audio level controls with audio meter. The GY-HM750U accommodates

a variety of lenses with its 1/3-inch bayonet lens mount. JVC offers ten lenses from Canon and Fujinon, as well as a broad line of studio and field accessories. A LoLux version of the camera specially designed for ENG use, the GY-HM750LL, will also be available to direct broadcast customers. Developed to assist television journalists when external lighting cannot be used, JVC’s exclusive LoLux feature goes beyond the normal gain boost to produce broadcast acceptable imagery in extremely low-light environments.

Grass Valley’s MediaFUSE System Wins Pick Hit Award
The latest version of the Grass Valley “This award confirms our belief MediaFUSE Content Repurposing that broadcasters and multimedia and Multi-Distribution System, a producers want a fast and easy way hardware and software platform that to repurpose linear TV content to facilitates faster turn-around time for support the various on-demand and getting content to the Web and mobile mobile distribution platforms that will devices for on-demand delivery, was bring new revenue and an expanded recognized by Broadcast Engineering audience for their content,” said Scott magazine with its coveted Pick Hit Murray, Senior VP of Live Production award. Solutions at Grass Valley. “In fact, The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit MediaFUSE users are finding that awards are the industry’s longest their existing Web and content staff running new technology award and can process up to five times more are selected each year by a panel content than before they purchased of independent judges, looking for their MediaFUSE system.” innovative products and systems MediaFUSE is targeted at all that bring technical and financial multimedia content producers and improvements to a facility’s operation. can be deployed as a complement to The new version of MediaFUSE the Grass Valley Ignite automated (2.0) fitted these criteria because it production system, or as a standalone empowers TV broadcasters and all system complete with an end-to-end multi-platform content providers to suite of automated tools. automatically convert linear content and stream it live using Flash, HLS-5 (for HTML-5), and Windows Media formats. Each format can feed multiple streams that can contain unique ads and content, replaced automatically on-thefly. Devices, such as the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Google Android can all have Content delivery via their own customised stream.
Grass Valley’s MediaFUSE

Bluebell Opticom
Following the successful launch at IBC last year we have seen widespread interest and sales in the new TDM-700 system, including coverage at the recent Royal Wedding. The TDM-700 provides a rugged and cost effective optical link between a remote “POV” (Point of View) Camera and an OB van or control room. The link provides an HD-SDI feed from the camera with a reverse composite video feed for genlock or monitoring plus bi-directional RS232 and RS422 data for full control of the POV. A 10/100 BaseT Ethernet link is provided to allow control of IP based devices while a GPI path can be used to drive a tally light. The camera end can be housed in a robust aluminium enclosure for field and OB use. The BC323 provides a compact and robust link for the conversion of two independent 3G-SDI signals into fibre optic cable. They are particularly relevant with the advent of 3D productions where initial tests have been successfully completed. The compact design allows the unit to be located close to the action or 3D camera rig. Power from a variety of external DC sources is taken via a standard 4-pin XLR. An optional enclosure is also available fitted with Neutrik OpticalCON connectors. The latest BC550 Series compact modules are designed to be the most cost effective way to add fibre I/O to compact remote camera systems. A 3G-SDI signal is carried over fibre optic cable with a reverse path for an audio or control data signal. Each BC550 is housed in a compact light enclosure to allow easy deployment near the camera head.

The WB170 is designed as an ultra compact 19” rack-mount media converter for the conversion of up to 28 independent 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and ASI signals into fibre optic cable in 1RU. At only 15cm deep, the WB170 fits applications where space is at a premium but no compromises on performance can be accepted. The unit is intended for integration with existing routing infrastructure to provide multiple fibre I/O offering low cost high density fibre distribution.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of In Broadcast - May/June 2011

In Broadcast - May/June 2011
NAB Emerging From Behind the Cloud
Contents
Communicating With Your Market
Autoscript’s Rapid Reaction Force
Bringing It and Broadcast Together
Broadcast Batteries Today and Tomorrow
New Developments in Broadcast Subtitling and Captioning
New Developments in Fibre
Multi-Format Encoding
Live Production
Gekko Leds in Film and Broadcast
Marketplace
The Fibre Alternative
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - NAB Emerging From Behind the Cloud
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Cover2
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Contents
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In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Communicating With Your Market
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Autoscript’s Rapid Reaction Force
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 15
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Bringing It and Broadcast Together
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In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Broadcast Batteries Today and Tomorrow
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In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - New Developments in Broadcast Subtitling and Captioning
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In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 33
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - New Developments in Fibre
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 35
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 36
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 37
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Multi-Format Encoding
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 39
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Live Production
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 41
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Gekko Leds in Film and Broadcast
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 43
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Marketplace
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - 45
In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - The Fibre Alternative
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In Broadcast - May/June 2011 - Cover3
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