In addition to its recent announcement of the GZ-HM1 HD Everio Video Camera, JVC also rolled out its GY-HM790 ProHD Camcorder at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The HM790 features three 1/3-inch CCD image sensors for producing 1920×1080 images and video recording in 1080i, 720p, and even SD (480i) resolutions plus it supports multicore or fiber-based production. The camcorder has the capability to record at 35 Mbps (HQ mode/variable bit rate) or 19 Mbps/25 Mbps (SP mode/constant bit rate).
The JVC GY-HM790 has a 4.3-inch LCD display and a 1.2 megapixel LCOS viewfinder, two XLR inputs and HD/SD-SDI port and dual SD/SDHC card slots. It supports JVC’s file recording technology that allows recording in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro (.mov) and other major NLE systems (.mp4) that are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX workflow.
The GY-HM790 comes with a Canon 14x zoom lens or it can be shipped without a lens, it has a starting price of $11,995.