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JVC GY-HM710 ProHD Compact Shoulder Camcorder with Canon 14x Lens

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About the JVC GY-HM710

JVC's versatile GY-HM710 ProHD Compact Shoulder Camcorder with Canon 14x Lens is a professional ENG camera that uses the same 3x 1/3" CCD sensors and compact shoulder-mount form factor as the GY-HM790. Designed for professional field-recording applications such as newsgathering, event videography, documentary filmmaking and digital cinema, the GY-HM710 comes equipped with a Canon 14x zoom and is capable of capturing full-HD 1080i/p video as native MP4 or MOV files.

Standard-definition AVI and MOV file formats (480i) can also be directly recorded for legacy SD applications. All this makes the camera tops in its ability to output ready-to-edit files for such NLEs as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. If you don't particularly need studio-control options, the HM710 is an excellent, economical camcorder choice that includes all the features you've come to expect from a professional camera.

There are XLR inputs with manual control, HD/SD-SDI output for monitoring or recording to an external unit and 1920 x 1080 recording at 24p, 30p and 60i to dual hot-swappable SDHC cards (media sold separately). In addition, the ProHD camcorder provides some nice surprises. The supplied interchangeable lens is a high-definition Canon 14x zoom that features minimal chromatic aberration and starts at 4.4mm (equivalent to 32mm in the 35mm world) on the wide end.

The camera features a generous 20-second pre-record cache, preventing missed shots - this is especially helpful for projects that thrive on spontaneity, such as special events and documentaries. Its 35 Mb/s maximum bit rate and 4:2:2 HD-SDI output produce files and signals that can withstand postproduction processes well. And with the GY-HM710's convenient native file recording options, your shoot-to-edit workflow couldn't be simpler.

JVC GY-HM710 Includes

  • JVC GY-HM710 ProHD Compact Shoulder Camcorder
  • Canon 14x Lens
  • Microphone
  • JVC 1 Year Labor and 2 Years Parts Warranty

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JVC GY-HM710 Features

  • The GY-HM710 utilizes three precisely aligned 1/3-inch progressive scan full HD CCDs-one each for red, green and blue primary color-and outputs full resolution in both 1080 interlace and progressive
  • Upgraded 35Mbps MPEG2 Encoder: Drawing on its long experience of developing dedicated encoders for the broadcasting industry, JVC has equipped the GY-HM710U with a powerful MPEG2 encoder capable of compressing full 1920 x 1080 HD video at up to 35 Mbps
  • Standard Definition Recording Capability: Responding to the needs of the industry, the GY-HM710U, in addition to its capability as an HD recorder, offers Standard Definition recording for maximum flexibility
  • High performance Canon HD lens: The GY-HM710U includes a detachable 14x Canon KT14x4.4KRSJ HD lens based on the superb optics found in more expensive HD lenses. Its superior MTF provides higher resolution than typical "stock" lenses
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card recording: The GY-HM710 records on widely available SDHC Class 6 or Class 10 memory cards, presently available in capacities up to 32GB
  • It incorporates JVC's Native File Recording technology that stores video in the ready-to-edit file formats used by Apple's Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and other popular non-linear editing systems
  • Pre Rec (Retro Cache) Start Mode-No more missed shots: In this mode, the GY-HM710 continually records up to 20 seconds in cache memory. When the trigger is pressed, the live signal is appended to the cache recording, giving the shooter a head start in getting the shot
  • The ProHD Clip Manager for both Mac and Windows makes it easy to manage MP4 clips on the GY-HM710U's memory cards from your computer. With a few clicks of the mouse you can copy, move or delete clips, preview clip content, as well as view and edit clip metadata
  • The GY-HM710 is equipped with a new, rugged high resolution viewfinder based on a new .45-inch 1.22 million pixel Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) panel (852 x 480 x 3). This new all-digital viewfinder displays images with more than 5 times the resolution of typical color viewfinders
  • Spot Exposure Meter: When shooting very high contrast scenes, the Spot Meter can be a very useful tool, letting the videographer monitor the dynamic range of an image on the LCD/VF and adjust the exposure of an object in the frame
  • Patented "FOCUS ASSIST" function: Achieving exact focus with HD signals is critical. JVC's Focus Assist turns focusing into a fast, easy and accurate process. When Focus Assist is activated, the picture in the viewfinder becomes monochrome and all objects which are in focus take on a colored edge
  • HD/SD SDI, IEEE1394 Output: For live broadcast applications, or for monitoring, the GY-HM710 provides an uncompressed, 4:2:2 full HD or down converted SD signal via its HD/SD SDI connector
  • Remote Camera Control Connector: A 6-pin remote connector provides a TTL interface to an optional JVC RM-LP25U or RM-LP55U control unit. Extensive control options are available including shading, paint, iris, gamma level, knee, gain, shutter and black level. Functions vary with each unit

JVC GY-HM710 Specifications

Image sensor 1/3" Progressive scan 3CCD
Lens Canon F1.6, 14x, f=4.4-61.6mm (35mm conversion:32 to 448mm)
Lens mount 1/3" bayonet system
Filter diameter 82mm Hood Unit / 72mm Lens Barrel
Shutter speed 1/6 to 1/10000, EEI
Gain 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, ALC
ND filter OFF, +1/4 ND, +1/16 ND
Minimum illumination 1.25lx (typical) (1920x1080 mode, F1.4, +18dB, with 8-frame accumulation)
Synchronizing system Internal sync: built-in SSG
LCD display 4.3" LCD, 800 x 480 (WVGA, 410,000 pixels)
Viewfinder 0.45" LCOS, 1,226,000 pixels (852 x 480 x 3)
Recording media SDHC memory card (Class 6 or Class 10), 2 slots
Video recording Video codec: MPEG-2 Long GOP(HD), DV(SD)
File format Quicktime for Final Cut Pro(HD/SD)/mp4 file format(HD) Note1/avi file format(SD)
HD Recording mode HQ mode: VBR, 35Mbps (1920 x 1080i 60, p24/30) MPEG-2 MP at HL
SP mode: CBR, 25Mbps (1440 x 1080i/60) MPEG-2 MP at H-14;
SD Recording mode DV compression 4:1:1, 8-bit, 25Mbps
Video Frame Rate NTSC setting HD HQ mode: 1920x1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440x1080/59.94i (MOV only)
HD SP mode: 1440x1080/59.94i
NTSC SD mode: 480/59.94i
Audio recording HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 48 kHz / 16 bit, SD: Linear PCM 2ch, 48 kHz / 16 bit
Video output Analog Composite output (downconverted 480i, 4:3/16:9): 1.0V (p-p), 75-ohms, BNC (unbalanced; switchable from analog component Y output)
Analog Component output (downconverted 480i; 1080i): BNC x3 (unbalanced)
Y: 1.0V (p-p), 75-ohms Pb & Pr: 0.7V (p-p) 75-ohms

SDI output (downconverted 480i/1080i: embedded audio) BNC (unbalanced)
HD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 292M / SD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 259M
Audio input [MIC] -60 dBu, 3k-ohms, XLR (balanced), +48V output (phantom power supply)
[LINE] +4 dBu, 10k-ohms, XLR (balanced)
Audio output -8±1 dBu (audio signal process output at +20 dB), 1k-ohms, RCA X 2 (unbalanced)
Headphone Dia: 3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x2
IEEE1394 output 4 pin
Remote connector DIN 6 pin
USB Mini USB-B type, USB2.0, mini B, slave function (mass storage class) only
Power DC 12V (11-17V)
Power consumption Approx. 24W (Recording mode with standard lens and LCD monitor in use)
Operating temperature 0 deg to 40 deg (32 deg F to 104 deg F)
Storage temperature -20 deg to 60 deg (-4 deg F to 140 deg F)
Operating humidity 30% to 80% RH
Storage humidity Under 85%
Weight Approx. 3.4kg (7.5 lbs.) (Including KT14x4.4 lens, viewfinder, microphone)
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