JVC announced the relesae of the world first, as of Feb 7, 2007, consumer high definition camcorder to record full HD 1920x1080i video quality.
With a 60GB built-in hard drive the JVC high definition Everio GZ-HD7 provides up to five hours of full HD 1920x1080i recording. The device will be available on the Japanese market only.
JVC is also releasing the CU-VD40 high definition DVD
burner, specially designed to complement the Everio, which can record high definition Everio footage from the camera in full high definition onto 12-cm DVDs, and also allows playback of archived files via HDMI.
The 3-CCD amcorder is equipped with newly develped optical image stabilization (OIS) and uses JVC?s "HD Gigabrid" video engine, which processes in full 1920x1080p progressive video using five digital noisereduction algorithms as well as signal processing to improve vertical scan resolution by approximately 30% over JVC?s previous interlace technology.
High definition Everio is equipped with interfaces such as HDMI and i.LINK. It also down-converts so the footage shot by the high definition Everio can be enjoyed on non-HD television displays. HD recorded material is down-converted from MPEG2 to DV
format at 720x480 and signals compatible with HDV are recorded in the 1440CBR mode for output in DV equipment and HDV compatible software over i.LINK.
The new DVD burner, specially designed to complement high definition Everio, records high definition Everio footage from the camera in full high definition onto 12-cm DVDs without a PC.
The high definition Everio camcorder also connects to the optional CU-VD40 DVD burner via cable for USB 2.0. The burner can be used to easily create HD data discs to archive high definition Everio video clip files and write them to 12-cm DVD discs without PC. The Burner can record approximately 40 minutes in full HD on an 8.5 GB two-layer DVD-R disc.
For editing and archiving, high definition Everio comes with CyberLink BD Solution software and Apple software plug-in
Using Windows PCs, you can use CyberLink BD Solution software for HD file playback and editing, and authoring high definition Blu-ray discs using separate BD burner and SD DVD-Video discs. Also included is a plug-in that works with Apple iMovie HD, Final Cut Pro video software for the Macintosh. Details will be available on the JVC website.
The camera?s built-in LCD screen uses the same 16:9 aspect ratio as HD video to play back footage as it is meant to be seen. And with JVC?s "clearbright" LCD technology, pictures are even
prettier. Also included is a 2.69-megapixel viewfinder with screen measuring 0.57".