JVC Demos New ProHD Camera With Built-In IFB

JVC Professional Video will demonstrate its video-over-IP technologies, including the JVC Private MESH Video Network, and new studio fiber system at the Texas Association of Broadcasters 63rd Annual Convention & Trade Show (booth 56), which runs Aug. 10-11 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin. Texas.

The company will also showcase its new GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels and its new DT-N series of ProHD broadcast studio LCD monitors.

“Video-over-IP has become a reality for broadcasters, and JVC offers the reliable technology to improve local news coverage and reduce dependence on microwave and satellite technologies,” said Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager. “TAB 2016 is a great venue for us to demonstrate our latest ENG and studio solutions to full-power and LPTV stations from across a diverse group of markets.”

JVC says the GY-HM660 is the industry’s first streaming camcorder with integrated IFB, one channel for the camera operator and a separate feed for talent. As a result, news teams can communicate with the studio while streaming live HD reports from the field.

Designed for ENG, the GY-HM660 also features new CMOS image sensors with improved F12 (60Hz) sensitivity for superior low-light performance, as well as an integrated Fujinon 23x auto focus zoom lens with a wide 29-667mm (35mm equivalent) focal range, three ND filters, and manual zoom, focus, and iris rings.

When paired with a 4G LTE modem or hotspot, the camera’s built-in video-over-IP technology delivers high-quality streaming with a choice of resolutions, bit rates, and formats without a backpack transmission system or external encoder.


The GY-HM660 also includes support for Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), which allows a direct connection to Ustream, YouTube, and other content distribution networks (CDNs).

To overcome public Wi-Fi and LTE network congestion during sporting events, parades, and other demanding field productions, the JVC Private MESH Video Network combines Silvus MIMO technology with JVC field production cameras. The network is built around the use of Silvus Transceiver Radios as mobile MESH nodes. The self-managing, self-healing network makes the best routing decisions automatically, and two-way communication through the network allows unmanned cameras to be adjusted from remote locations.

Introduced earlier this year, JVC’s new fiber studio system features a camera module built exclusively for JVC by MultiDyne Video & Fiber-Optic Systems that connects directly to the back of the GY-HM890 camcorder. The module transports multiple bi-directional 3G-SDI signals as well as control, audio, sync, and intercom between the camera and the FS-900 Base Station. Up to three cameras are supported by the Base Station, which provides a more cost efficient solution than other multi-camera solutions previously offered by JVC and other manufacturers. Plus, with built-in gigabit Ethernet, the lightweight, 2 RU Base Station also allows video-over-IP, control and advanced configuration.

Designed for studio or field use, all three DT-N monitors — the 17.3-inch DT-N17F, 21.5-inch DT-N21F, and 23.8-inch DT-N24F — feature a 1920×1080 full HD resolution LCD panel with LED backlighting that is compatible with ITU-709 standard color space for HDTV broadcasting. With a variety of video inputs, the monitors support 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, and 480i formats, plus 2K (2048x1080p) that is downsampled to full HD for display.

Built-in tools include waveform monitor, vectorscope, histogram, zebra stripes, peaking focus assist, red/green/blue only display, picture freeze, and selectable gamma preset, as well as three user profiles for easy image customization.

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