Saturday, March 14, 2015

4K JVC GY-HM200 live streaming camcorder available now!

If you don't want to wait for your pre-ordered JVC GY-HM200 to arrive, you can get one right now for $2899.99 from Electronics Basket via Amazon.

There is a UHD video sample from this camera at 13:48 into this Videoaktiv review (in German). Please watch at 2160p and your monitor's highest resolution:

The UHD images are certainly crisp and clear - even on YouTube - but for me, the most exciting thing about this camera (and its big brother, the Super 35mm GY-LS300) is the built-in live streaming capability.

Both new JVC 4K cameras have a live streaming encoder built-in and can transmit 1080p via wi-fi or Ethernet to your internet connected phone/tablet/laptop via an inexpensive adapter (such as the $36 ASUS USB-N53 dual band wireless-N USB adapter).

With these cameras, there is no need to buy a more expensive (and less mobile) external encoder such as the Blackmagic Intensity to get to the web.

Alternatively, you can connect a 4G LTE dongle (such as the AT&T AirCard 3131U or the Verizon UML290) to the camera and go straight to the web from the camera's IP address. Here's a video that walks us through the process:

I'm pretty sure I'm going to ditch my camcorder, GH1, GH2 and GH3 and buy the LS300 for this feature alone.

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