||Shoots in the
Popular DV Format
The quality and convenience of the GY-DV300U is first suggested by the
tape it uses to record. DV recording on MiniDV cassettes means a 5 to 1
compression ratio and 4:1:1 color sampling. The DV format gives the
consumer and professional alike great color representation, world-wide
format acceptance, and low cost production flexiblity.
The GY-DV300U incorporates three 1/3" 410,000 pixel CCDs with an
excellent 115 dB vertical smear ratio, low light sensitivity with a
measured f11@2000 lux, and an incredible 700 lines of resolution from the
||12 Bit A/D and
24 Bit DSP
Eliminating intermediate analog stages, the GY-DV300U offers a 12 bit A/D
and sophisticated 24 bit DSP. Keeping the signal digital allows for
delicate color and contrast control in bright or dark situations, or when
a combination of the two appear in one scene.
Film Look Color Matrix
The standard color preset give a very true to the eye color
representation. The GY-DV300U lets the operator choose the CINE
film-look setting. It gives the user a less linear gamma curve, more color
in the darkest and brightest areas, as well as a thinner black edge on
transitional areas outlining light or bright detail on dark backgrounds.
JVC's LOLUX feature allows for gain-up low light shooting with less than
expected video noise levels.
An optical mechanism (not a digital circuit) reduces or eliminates hand
jitter and other examples of subtle camera shake.
||Full AUTO Mode
Full automatic point-and-shoot recording is selectable. The full AUTO
function controls iris, shutter speed, gain, white balance, audio
recording levels, and the image stabilizer. Of course all these funtions
may be over-riden for custom looks or special shooting conditions.
SMPTE Standard Time Code
World-wide standard SMPTE time-code(TC) generator is built into the
GY-DV300U. The user may select REC-RUN or RE-GEN modes. The TC is locked
in DROP-FRAME variety time code.
||2 XLR Audio
For the working video professional, 2 XLR audio imputs are standard
equipment. Both channels' level control can be set manually or
A 2.5 inch TFT LCD monitor with 18,000 pixels and 440 lines of resolution
allows the shooter (or director) to follow the action even with the eye
off the viewfinder. Audio peak meters and video Zebra exposure information
can be layered over the high quality video image. The monitor is fully
adjustable up or down for high angle, low angle or self-portrait shots.
Experienced shooters rely on ZEBRA exposure markers to keep the video
within broadcast standards. Zebra display can be selected from 75% to 100%
in 4 steps.
With the optional KA-DV300U MPEG-4 adaptor along with a compact flash
card, the GY-DV300U can connect to a PC via a wired or wireless LOCAL
AREA NETWORK (LAN). Installing STREAMPRODUCER software
(included with the Streaming Adaptor) onto a PC allows up to 4 cameras to
be switched by that computer. As the GY-DV300U captures images, it
automatically generates MPEG4 files that cam be sent to the internet in
real time. Viewers can see those streams, also in real time simply by
accessing the specified IP address on their PC.
When recording while connected to one of several JVC VTR's, the GY-DV300U
can record infinitely. With a firewire cable and BR-DV600UA, BR-DV3000U
or a BR-DV6000U deck, 5 minutes before the end of tape in the
camera, the deck will be triggered to start recording. And if the camera
tape is replaced with a new tape, it too will be triggered 5 minuted
before the end of tape in the VTR. Without this connectivity, the camera
is limited to a maximum of 80 minutes recording time on a MINIDV cassette