“I’m amazed at how durable the JVC camcorders have been,” said Colin Hornett, director of Digital Multimedia at the Miss Universe Organization. “The GY-HM100U provides a balance of image quality, portability, durability, and ease of use, along with the advantages of a file-based workflow.”
Hornett leads a small team that oversees the organization’
The production team has been using three GY-HM100Us, provided to the Miss Universe Organization by JVC for promotional considerations, to produce video blogs, travel films, and other promotional packages that are posted on YouTube and www.missuniverse.com. “It adds up to be our best choice,” said Hornett. “The raw image that it produces is very good. I’m absolutely delighted with what we’ve been able to do with them.”
The lightweight, handheld form factor has been very convenient on location for interns who often have to operate a still camera in one hand while shooting video with the HD camcorder in the other. Plus, the production crew has to pack light for its worldwide travels, and the camcorder’s compact size saves valuable luggage space and weight.
In the field, footage is recorded to non-proprietary SDHC cards, then transferred to a laptop and separate hard drive until it can be stored on servers at the organization’
Hornett said JVC’s native file recording, which allows the Miss Universe crew to drop video footage into Final Cut Pro without transcoding, might be the GY-HM100U’s best feature. “The workflow of these cameras is fantastic,” he explained. “There’s no conversion – you shoot, then you edit. It lets you make the most of your editing time.”
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.
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