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1/2" 3-CCD DV Camcorder SystemGY-DV500U and BR-DV600U VTR
Combining convenience and cost-effectiveness of MiniDV
with professional performance and features
750 TV lines equivalent horizontal resolution from camera
14-bit digital signal processing
Up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital images
recorded on a single MiniDV tape. MiniDV tape is readily
available and inexpensive.
Very compact, lightweight design weighing only 5 kg (11 lbs.)
Three 1/2" 380,000-pixel CCDs
Advanced circuitry virtually eliminates vertical smear when
shooting bright lights, as well as lag and image burn
F1.4 prism optical system helps to yield F11 at 2000 lux
Lolux mode captures high-quality video footage with
excellent color balance at just 0.75 lux illumination, better
than what you can see with your eyes
IEEE 1394 (DV) input/output for lossless digital video and
audio transfers to or from any DV equipped device such as a
non-linear editing system or DV recorder
Basic controls are available via the DV connector or RS-232C
port, make the GY-DV500U ideal as a spooler, recorder, or
player in an editing system
Standard professional 1/2" bayonet lens mount, for the
widest selection of lenses
Outstanding digital PCM sound: Choose between two 16-bit
48-kHz channels or two 12-bit 32-kHz channels with a
dynamic range of more than 85 dB
Viewfinder displays various events, camera setting recorder
operation, and selected setup parameters
Super Scene Finder (SSFTM) lets you log scenes automatically
or manually in the field, and mark which scenes are good.
This speeds up the transfer process and saves disk space,
because now you can batch digitize only those scenes
needed for editing. Scene data is written directly onto the
MiniDV cassette, eliminating need for special higher priced
cassettes. Up to 134 scenes can be marked per cassette
Scene data from last 3 cassettes held in camcorder memory,
allowing data to be added to cassette at a later time automati-
cally, due to unique ID
Menu dial serves to quickly and easily navigate through
viewfinder menu, as well as set shutter speed
Full auto shooting for one-touch automatic operation
Continuous auto black (CAB)
Full auto white
Automatic level control (ALC) for continuous automatic
control of gain
Back tally lamp for letting talent behind the camcorder know
you are shooting
Precision “Accu-focus” mode for easy, precise lens focusing
Back-lit LCD display for VTR menu and status indications
Tape/battery remaining indicator
Variable scan view for shooting computer screens
Sync lock mode for multi-camera shooting (genlock)
Black stretch/compress for enhancing or suppressing
shadow areas
Adjustable gamma for adjusting the “feel” of the picture
according to taste for light or dark detail
Adjustable detail frequency for setting picture sharpness for
a bolder or finer look
SMPTE time code reader/generator
Professional XLR Audio with phantom microphone power
SMPTE type color bars
BR-DV600U professional DV VTR
Ideal for interfacing with virtually any editing system — linear
or non linear
IEEE 1394 in and out allows direct computer connectivity
Digitally spools directly to a non-linear editing platform and
downloads directly back to video tape with no loss of quality
Dubs tapes to and from other DV products, including
Both Y/C and component video out
Controllable with standard edit controllers via either RS-422
or optional RS-232C connectors, or proprietary 12-pin JVC
Super Scene Finder lets users log scenes, and mark which
scenes are good