The GY-HM890, introduced earlier this month, features a built-in streaming engine that allows cellular-based live HD transmission directly from the camera. Deliveries of the new GY-HM890s are expected to begin next month, with several cameras slated for WOAI and KABB San Antonio, Texas, and WJAC Johnstown, Pa. The purchase is the first phase of the company’s planned standardization on the camera across its ENG operations.
Aimed directly at the TV station ENG market, the new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD camcorders used in tandem with a streaming video receiver/server will deliver more reliable live shots and file transfers than JVC’s previous generation of streaming news cameras, says JVC’s Dave Walton. “They continue the trend we have set by providing high-quality performance at a very affordable price.”