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JVC Introduces GY-HM70 ProHD Camcorder at Under $2K

ImageJVC Professional Products Company has announced the GY-HM70 ProHD shoulder-supported camcorder, which delivers 60p full HD images and an excellent feature set at a cost of $1,995. It will be available in May.  With a 12 megapixel CMOS imager, it records 1920x1080 footage in the AVCHD Progressive format at 28 Mbps to dual solid-state memory cards.   The GY-HM70 is equipped with a 29.5mm wide-angle GT lens that offers 16x dynamic zoom performance. Veteran shooters will appreciate the camera's manual focus, iris and shutter controls, as well as manual and automatic white balance.

Sony XDCAM Essentials

ImageNoted cameraman Doug Jensen will show you how to take advantage of everything your XDCAM camcorder offers. Watching a different episode each month will help you better understand the powerful features of Sony's XDCAM series of camcorders and will show you step-by-step how to utilize their unique functions to work faster, more efficiently and more creatively and to produce higher quality images. 

DSLR Camera Are Pushing Out Traditional Video Camera Designs

ImageSince the mid 1970s, video cameras have been a state of nearly constant change. Not only do camera prices keep falling, but the latest models are hybrid multimedia cameras that simultaneously record both full-motion video and high-resolution still images.  "At TV stations, the old news model is pretty much dead. The producer, the cameraman and the editor have all merged into one person. Stations are now ditching their Betacams," said Dirck Halstead, a veteran photographer who, for 29 years, covered the White House for Time Magazine.  The next generation of cameras will work for anyone who records both video and still images--whether television stations, newspapers, radio networks or documentary makers. The new designs stem from the latest generation of 35mm SLRs that now incorporate the ability to record high-definition video.

The Digital Journalist

Mediastorm's Rick Gershon and Nathan Golon traveled to Angola for 10 days recently to tell the story of the work of the Mines Advisory Group at work uncovering the thousands of mines laid by rebel forces in that African country. This was also a test for the new Canon C300 camera, which is capable of delivering cinema like imagery. The photography is stunning. Watch Surviving the Peace: Angola. Rick Gershon reports on his use of the Canon C300 camera which produced this amazing film.

BizVision Announces Availability of National Videographer Network for Remote Webcasting

ImageBizVision, a leading provider of video-powered online training and professional education, has announced the public availability of its nationwide network of professional videographers.  These videographers are trained to provide webcasting and video streaming services for organizations of all sizes across the country on the company's turnkey, cloud-based video solution.  BizVision provides professional associations, educational institutions and companies of every size with instant infrastructure to stream or record conferences, events and training sessions anywhere. Last year alone, BizVision managed more than 10,000 hours of video webcast events. 

Panasonic Releases Live Uplink Software Option for LiveU

ImagePanasonic has introduced a software solution that combines LiveU's live video uplink technology with the latest Panasonic broadcast equipment to deliver the first available integrated live camera solution.   Panasonic's AG-SFU603G software upgrade key integrates LiveU's LU40*2 portable lightweight uplink solutions with the "P2HD" series of the company's new AG-HPX600 HD camera recorder. The expanded functionality can be activated via the software key after installation of the software upgrade; the upgrade is being released simultaneously on the AG-HPX600 camera.

Regardless of Available Bandwidth, IMT Connects Live

ImageIntegrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a provider of advanced digital microwave systems, offers a full range of wireless camera and 4G transmission technologies for live news and video transmission from remote areas. This includes the camera-mounted Nucomm range of Connect Live COFDM and Multi 4G/LTE Live Video HD Transmitters.   Basically two products in one, the Nucomm Connect Live gives video journalists the choice of using COFDM microwave or 4G cellular technologies to get the story back to the station or on-site microwave truck. With its dual COFDM and 4G capabilities, Connect Live is ideally suited for live, outside broadcast and news bureau applications.

LiveU Devices to Be Shown at London's BVE

ImageGarland Partners Ltd (GPL), the UK partner for LiveU, will show the LiveU LU40-S handheld unit and LU70 Backpack using 4G at London's BVE show in February.  The LiveU ( LU40-S is a compact, lightweight uplink device for broadcast media—incorporating the company's proprietary internal antenna for additional resiliency in areas of poor cellular coverage.  The LU40-S offers rich new features and capabilities for live newsgathering, including low latency for interview-mode; local storage store and forward

RightThisMinute Turns Citizen Journalism in TV Fare

ImageVideomakers be aware. RightThisMinute, a joint venture between Cox Media Group, Raycom Media, E.W. Scripps Company and MagicDust Television, is a daily TV show searching for well-told video stories by citizen journalists.  To find the best videos before they "go viral," RightThisMinute has unveiled a new personalized web and mobile platform, "My Channel," which allows citizen journalists to work alongside the show's staff.  The platform enables viewers to submit videos that they've captured or produced themselves for broadcast consideration.

Canon Introduces Two New Cinema EOS 4K Lenses

ImageCanon has expanded its product line for cameras with large sensors using Super 35mm or full-frame 35mm imagers, with the launch of two new Canon Cinema EOS lenses, the CN-E14mm T3.1 L F and CN-E135mm T2.2 L F single-focal-length lenses.  The new lenses increase the number of lenses in the Canon Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products and are part of a larger push by the company to expand its presence in film and TV production.  "Since our introduction to the film and television production industry back in November 2011, we have brought to market five Cinema prime lenses, two top-end Cinema zoom lenses, two compact Cinema zoom lenses, and four professional digital cinematography cameras all within 18 months..."