Friday, September 11, 2009
ITHACA COLLEGE Buys 20 JVC GY-HM700 PROHD Camcorders
JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS, division of JVC U.S.A., has announced ITHACA COLLEGE's ROY H. PARK SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS in Ithaca, New York, has purchased 20 JVC GY-HM700 ProHD camcorders for its TV production and cinematography courses.
"Right out of the box, the JVC GY-HM700 produces a gorgeous image with a very pleasing color palette. But what closed the deal for us is this camcorder's exceptional price/performance ratio and low total cost of ownership,” said PHILLIP WACKER-HOEFLIN, cinema production support engineer.
The film-like images are recorded in real time onto SDHC solid-state media as native QUICKTIME files for a quick shoot-to-edit workflow.
Because almost all the school's edit bays use APPLE FINAL CUT PRO editing software, Wacker-Hoeflin said the native file recording was a very big advantage.
Student films are burned to Blu-Ray or DVD -– or stored on a 24TB media server –- and screened using a CHRISTIE digital HD projector in the school's 220-seat auditorium.
Approximately 30 students in the ADVANCED CINEMATOGRAPHY course will have access to the two modified units.
The remaining 18 GY-HM700 camcorders will be used by undergraduate students taking classes in the DEPARTMENT OF TELEVISION/RADIO as well as the DEPARTMENT OF CINEMA, PHOTOGRAPHY and MEDIA ARTS.
The new GY-HM700 camcorders replace SONY DSR-300 and JVC GY-DV500 standard definition camcorders that have been in service for many years.
"We felt it was imperative to shift away from these tape-based systems to an all-digital, tapeless workflow, as well as to give our students a solid understanding of widescreen HD production," said Wacker-Hoeflin.
"The HM700 camcorder's affordability is especially advantageous because it lets us put these HD camcorders into the hands of far more students."
Ithaca College Buys 20 JVC GY-HM700 ProHD Camcorders
Steve Lane, thanks for the post.