Feeds

JVC punts dual-format camcorders

World's first capable of AVCHD and MPEG 2

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

JVC has unveiled three new HD camcorders, two of which the company claims are the world’s first camcorders capable of recording in both AVCHD and MPEG 2 formats.

HD30_JVC_Front

JVC's GZ-HD30 (above) and GZ-HD40 use both AVCHD and MPEG-2 compression

The GZ-HD30 and GZ-HD40 dual-format camcorders can both compress video into AVCHD, which could be handy if you need lots of space for storing the various takes that go to make up your mini blockbuster. But, then again, if you’re looking for a consumer camcorder with “superior editing and post-production” qualities, then both will also support MPEG 2.

Both shooters also boast 1920 x 1080, "full HD" resolution recording, although the 80GB internal hard disk drive on the GZ-HD30 is put to shame by the 120GB one on the rival GZ-HD40. Each has a 2.8in LCD display.

HD30_JVC_open

Both models sport large capacity HDDs and 2.8in LCD displays

The third camcorder, the GZ-HD10, is clearly the entry-level model of the trio. It only supports AVCHD; has a lower, 1440 x 1080 resolution; and an average-capacity 40GB hard drive. The camcorder's LCD display is also smaller, at 2.7in.

JVC’s included a Micro SD memory card slot onto each camcorder, in addition to USB 2.0 and HDMI interfaces. The GZ-HD40 has the added benefit of a docking station that incorporates Firewire 400 and USB 2.0.

All three models will be available in the US in August, with the GZ-HD40 priced at $1300 (£650/€840), the GZ-HD30 at $1000 (£500/€640) and the GZ-HD10 set to cost $800 (£400/€520). A UK price or release date hasn’t been seen yet.

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Seventh-gen SPARC silicon will accelerate Oracle databases
Uncle Larry's mutually-optimised stack to become clearer in August
EU dons gloves, pokes Google's deals with Android mobe makers
El Reg cops a squint at investigatory letters
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.