JVC will launch a new camcorder at IBC that offers both fibre connectivity for studio use and a lighter, more compact form factor for ENG applications.

The GY-HM790 is the flagship of the ProHD product line. It features three 1/3-inch CCDs and produces 1920x1080 images. It can record in 1080i, 720p, and SD (576i) to solid-state memory at 35 Mbps (HQ mode/variable bit rate) or 19 Mbps/25 Mbps (SP mode/constant bit rate).

JVC said: “With broadcasters facing an expensive transition to digital television, and consumers wanting more high definition programming, JVC identified the need for affordable HD production equipment for local, regional and national network news.”

Like the other cameras in the ProHD range - the hand-held GY-HM100, the shoulder-mounted GY-HM700 – the GY-HM790 uses long-GOP compression with a low bit rate, creating manageable data streams and file sizes.

The company is also unveiling a new 24-inch 2D and 3D professional-grade production monitor, the DT-3D24G1, at IBC (Hall 10, Stand D41).

IBC takes place 9-14 September at the RAI Amsterdam.