Lighting for Digital Video & Television Jvc Gy-dv500u Pro Dv Cmcrdr W/idx-i400

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Designed specifically for professional use, the GY-DV500U combines the convenience and cost- effectiveness of MiniDV with the professional performance and features you need. Weighing less than 5 kg (11 lbs.) fully loaded, this compact camcorder offers up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital recording on a MiniDV cassette and incorporates three high-quality 1/2" CCDs to assure superior, high- resolution picture performance. Its 14-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) delivers performance found only in high-end cameras. Other pro-level features include a bayonet lens mount and Super Scene Finder (SSF), as well as IEEE 1394 (input and output) and RS-232C interfaces for easy integration in various professional NLE and post-production systems. With its full range of professional features, lightweight design, and high-quality pictures, the GY-DV500U lets you do more, and do it better, expanding your creative potential. It is the ideal acquisition tool for corporate, educational, cable and broadcast productions, as well as wedding videography, multimedia, and more.

JVC's GY-DV500U brings the convenience and affordability of MiniDV together with the high-quality results you need for professional use. Up to 60 minutes of high-quality component digital images can be recorded on a single MiniDV tape, assuring you the high-quality, non-degradable images you need for top results in post-production editing. Plus, MiniDV tapes are readily available and inexpensive.

The GY-DV500U packs a lot of performance into a very compact body that weighs only 5 kg (11 lbs.) including typical lens, viewfinder, battery and tape. Yet, despite its compact size, the DV500 offers high-end performance and features, thanks to its advanced digital circuitry.

To ensure the best possible image quality, the GY-DV500U incorporates three 1/2" 380,000-pixel CCDs. Each CCD is equipped with highly advanced circuitry that virtually eliminates vertical smear when shooting bright lights in a dark room. Lag and image burn are almost eliminated. An Fl.4 prism optical system designed specifically for 1/2" CCD pickups further contributes to superior picture quality. 1/2-inch CCDs provide images that look far more natural and dynamic than the 1/3-inch CCDs designed for use in consumer cameras. Larger area shooting lenses gather more light, and concentrate the image across more glass for better optical performance and freedom from distortion. The wide range of currently available 1/2-inch lenses means that you can choose the lens configuration that best suits your shooting environment. You may even own a lens compatible with the DV500
State-of-the-art 1/2" 3-CCD image pickup
LOLUX (0.75 lux)
Automatic Video Level Control (ALC), along with Extended Electronic Iris (EEI)
Full Auto Shooting (FAS)
High-quality PCM digital audio
14-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
Super Scene Finder (SSF)

Audio/Video 16-bit, 48 kHz or 12-bit, 32 kHz PCM) for 2 channels Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (16-bit) 20 Hz to 14.5 kHz (12-bit) S/N: 60 dB or more Dynamic range: 85 dB or more
8-bit, 13.5 MHz, 4:1:1 component recording
Television System NTSC (wide-band R-Y, B-Y encoder)
Tape Format/Speed DV format, MiniDV tape
18.812 mm/sec. (SP mode)
Image Sensor 1/2" interline-transfor CCDs 380,000 (768 (H) x 494 (V)) effective pixels
Optical Zoom na
Digital Zoom na
Lens 1/2" bayonet system
Focusing System Precision "accu-focus"
Min. Focus Distance na
Shutter Speed na
Illumination Fl 1, 2000 lux
min. 0.75 lux with Fl.4, LOLUX
Filter Size 3200K, 5600K, 5600K + 1/64ND
Viewfinder na
LCD Screen Back-lit LCD display
Manual Controls na
Special Effects na
Fader na
Titler na
A/V Dubbing na
Input terminals IEEE 1394 interface: 4-pin
RS-232C interface: Mini DIN 6-pin
Front mic input: -60 dBs
Rear audio inputs (AUDIO 1, AUDIO 2) MIC: -60 dBs, low impedance (XLR), balanced LINE: +4 dBs, 10 kohms, balanced
Output terminals Line outputs (LINE 1, LINE 2): -6 1 dBs, low impedance (RCA), unbalanced
Video output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms (BNC) (composite video signal)
Y/C output: YIC signal, 4-pin, 75 ohms, unbalanced
Digital Photo Mode na
Microphone yes
Headphone Jack na
Flash na
Built-In Light na
Power Requirements DC 10.5 V to 17 V 20w
Dimensions 275 (W) x 245 (H) x 130 (D) mm (including projections) (10-7/8' x 9-11/16" x 5-1/8")
Weight 5 kg (1 1 lbs.) including viewfinder, battery, microphone and recording Tape