Wayne, NJ—JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA Corp., is ready to ship its GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics that it showcased at CES 2016.
Designed to enhance single-camera HD sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded and streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.
“Local sports coverage is often produced by schools or public access channels with limited resources, so multi-camera productions or a dedicated CG are frequently not an option,” explained Ian Scott, vice president, Professional Video Division.
“JVC’s new GY-HM200SP provides an easy, innovative, and affordable way to produce professional-quality, single-camera sports coverage. One person can shoot, insert graphics, record and stream the production live directly from the camera.”
The GY-HM200SP receives score information directly from a mobile device connected wirelessly to the camera using an intuitive GUI. It can also interface directly to the sports venue’s scoreboard controller through a wired or wireless interface. The camera includes basic layouts to cover a variety of sports, and JVC can customize the overlay with the names and logos of teams.
Beyond its built-in graphics overlay, the GY-HM200SP includes all the professional features of the GY-HM200. These include an integrated, 12x optical zoom, 29.5–35.4mm f/1.2–3.5 (equivalent) lens with optical image stabilization. A 12.4 megapixel JVC 4K CMOS sensor delivers 4K UHD (3,840×2,160) video over a range of lighting conditions. When shooting in its HD mode, dynamic zoom combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create lossless 24x zoom.
The camcorder’s built-in HD streaming engine offers Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity. This allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200SP to the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, Wowza Streaming Engine, other hardware decoders and content delivery networks (CDNs), like Ustream and YouTube. The camera also has dual XLR audio inputs and an integrated handle with a hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount.
It provides a variety of 4K, HD and SD recording modes to Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Dual card slots permit simultaneous recording and relay recording. Since the cards are hot swappable, there is no limit to the continuous shooting time in any mode.
The JVC GY-HM200SP has an MSRP of $2,795. pro.jvc.com