Anonymous (not verified) - December 14th, 2001
Reprinted from a Visario/CFG Media/Columbia Financial Group press release:
Wayne, NJ (October 25, 2001) JVC, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products, received an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in technological advancement for Pioneering Development of Consumer Camcorders. JVC Executive Vice President and COO Harry Elias accepted the award, which was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at a ceremony held in New York on October 16.
The beginning of consumer camcorders started with JVC introducing the world?s first portable video system (Vidstar) for consumer use in 1977. For the first time, users were able to produce their own affordable color videotapes with impressive results. JVC has maintained the tradition of creating technologically advanced and affordable camcorders. This tradition started with JVC's 16.5 lb. HR /GC-3350 in 1978, which was used by broadcast professionals, and evolved to JVC's newest camcorder, the GR-DVP3 which is the world's smallest and lightest Mini DV camcorder, weighing less than .78lbs. These camcorders have become an integral part of society and are used for everything from capturing family moments to business applications.