Here at CES, Panasonic has added two new camcorders to its 4K Ultra High Definition line that was introduced last year, the HC-WXF991 and HC-VX981. These are impressively compact, almost as small as the HD models. (There are also three new Full-HD models, the HC-W580, HC-V380 and HC-V180.)
Following their recently announced partnership with XOS Digital and the launch of the GY-HM650SC ProHD camera, JVC Professional Video has announced another new professional video camera with specialized features aimed at those involved with sports.
The JVC GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without requiring the use of an external CG and production switcher designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage.
JVC Professional Video has announced a partnership with XOS Digital, the leading provider of digital coaching technology for sports organizations. Alongside this announcement JVC has introduced the GY-HM650SC ProHD camera which records time of day information within the metadata to synchronize multiple cameras and biometric data collected by player tracking devices.
I'm going to upgrade my camera and am considering between SonyA7SII or Black Magic; pertinent as these are now the two rival options in the market.
My filming is documentaries and the old fashioned style of Technicolor & Expressionist cinema: 30s-60s films. So I need the best cinematic/filmic look via the camera and good lenses followed by any necessary grading. And I do not have money for REDs or Arris.
Convergent Design’s Odyssey7Q and 7Q+ now include dual-stream functionality. Two SDI signals can be viewed at the same time, or a single SDI and one HDMI, with either input selectable for recording. This dual-stream HD monitoring ability comes courtesy of a firmware update, which also adds additional functionality to the monitor-recorders.
JVC is bringing a wealth of new features to the GY-HM200 and GM-HM170 4KCAM recorders, both of which have seen recent price cuts with the GY-HM200 being lowered in price through a $500 instant rebate that changes its retail to $2,495, and the GY-HM170 now retailing at $1,995. Both fixed lens models will be gaining a new slow motion recording mode that will allow for 120 fps to be shot in HD resolution.
I'm looking to get some new gear to shoot walkthrough videos for real estate. I'm currently using a Nikon D5200 with a Glidecam XR200. I usually shoot with a Bower 8MM fisheye lens because of how tight the spaces can get indoors. So far i'm really disappointed with the video quality in low light on the D5200 and I find the video isn't as smooth as i'd like since the camera doesn't shoot 1080p at 60FPS.