JVC has expanded its Everio hard drive camcorder range with the addition of the HD Everio GZ-HD7, a new high definition camcorder that provides full-HD 1920x1080i video quality combined with the convenience of hard drive recording
JVC has expanded its Everio hard drive camcorder range with the addition of the HD Everio GZ-HD7, a new high definition camcorder that provides full-HD 1920x1080i video quality combined with the convenience of hard drive recording.
With a 60GB built-in hard drive the JVC HD Everio provides up to five hours of full HD 1920x1080i recording at a high 30Mb/s.
To ensure the best possible image quality, the camcorder features three CCDs and a Fujinon lens. Other features include optical image stabilisation, a full array of manual controls, multiple digital connections, bundled editing and archiving software, and the availability of an optional HD Everio ‘share station' for easy transfers of video data to disc.
In addition to a HD recording mode that records five hours of HD 1920x1080i MPEG-2 video with MPEG-1 layer 2 audio, HD Everio recordings can be archived onto Blu-ray discs using provided software and a high definition Blu-ray recorder.
For bright, realistic colours, the camcorder features three 1/5-inch CCDs, while in a bid to ensure precise prism/CCD registration, JVC has incorporated Fujinon mounting technology used in professional camcorders. Fujinon also supplies the HD Everio's 10x optical zoom lens, which is coated with a new electronic beam coating (EBC) that JVC claims greatly reduces degradation caused by light reflecting off the lens surfaces, leading to greater light transmission and reduced flaring and ghosting.
To preserve image quality, the HD Everio features optical image stabilisation and fully automated operation for point and shoot simplicity. Manual features include a manual focus ring, manual white balance, exposure control, shutter priority mode, aperture priority mode and sharpness control. In addition, a ‘focus assist' function displays the edge of the in-focus elements in colour while the rest of the image is black-and-white, making it easy for users to check which image elements are in focus. Meanwhile, a Zebra function displays a striped pattern across highlighted areas on the image in the LCD monitor, simplifying manual exposure. Also included is an input for connecting an external microphone.