April 6
JVC Introduces D-9 Camcorder
4:2:2 camera comes in at $12,000 (not including the lens)

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

JVC is introducing a new D-9 camcorder at the NAB show in Las Vegas next week. The camera, the DY-70, combines JVC's 14-bit DSP camera technology with with all-digital 4:2:2 camcorder technology. The camera comes in at $12,000, not including the lens.

The DY-70 uses three new 380,000 pixel, 0.5" IT CCDs with microlens technology to achieve a sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux. Minimum illumination is 0.75 lux at F1.4. The total weight of the DY-70, including VF-P115 view finder, lens, battery and tape is 15 lbs. Power consumption is 26W. Other features include:

  • 50 Mbps acquisition;
  • 3.3:1 compression;
  • Four 16-bit, 48 kHz PCM audio channels with a dynamic range of more than 80 dB.

JVC is also introducing two new studio editing D-9 VTRs, the BR-D860 editor and BR-D560. They include digital preread, two audio channels and other improvements over previous models. For more information, visit http://www.jvc.com.

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