With built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD handheld ENG camera captures in dual codecs, writing full 1920x1080 HD files to one memory card (affordable SDHC/XC media cards) while simultaneously outputting smaller, more Web-friendly-sized files to a second card, which then can be delivered wirelessly to stations and studios without the need for a microwave or satellite connection. The three-chip, 1⁄3-inch, 12-bit CMOS sensor captures HD/SD footage in multiple formats, including native XDCAM EX (.MP4), Final Cut Pro (.MOV) and AVCHD, and .MXF file support provides descriptive metadata attachments. There are HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for monitoring of footage, and the 23x-range 29-667mm (35mm equivalent) Fujinon wide-angle lens offers manual focus, servo zoom, iris rings, three ND filters and a removable hood, as well as autofocus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer. Other features include a 1.22-megapixel viewfinder, a 3.5-inch color LCD screen and Pre Rec retro cache for up to five seconds of precapture. A stereo mic, two XLR inputs with phantom power, a shotgun mic holder and a headphone jack with separate input for wireless mic receivers round out the audio capabilities. Announced concurrently, the GY-HM600 camcorder incorporates the same features as the GY-HM650 sans the FTP/Wi-Fi feature. Instead, it offers mirrored capture of footage to both cards for backup or client delivery. List Price: $5,695 (GY-HM650); $4,695 (GY-HM600). Contact: JVC U.S.A., (800) 526-5308, www.pro.jvc.com.
The FT-ONE variable frame rate camera from FOR-A brings slow-motion capabilities to 4K-resolution video. With a maximum frame rate of 1000 fps, video is captured as uncompressed raw data on internal RAM memory before recording to two hot-swappable SSD cartridges, each capable of storing up to 75 seconds of full 4K-resolution images for a maximum of 150 seconds of footage. One output channel can be set for full 4K output or four 1080p HD-SDI outputs while the other provides downconverted HD-SDI for live viewing. The FT1-CMOS color sensor also can simultaneously record and play back full 4K in 4096x2160 resolution. The FT-ONE uses a PL-mount lens and a global shutter system for eliminating skew, wobble and other artifacts. List Price: TBA. Contact: FOR-A Corporation of America, (714) 894-3311, www.for-a.com.
Offered as a single high-frame-rate solution for a variety of applications, including TV productions, new mixed media and scientific work, the compact Phantom Miro M320S digital camera provides a variety of motion effects with variable frame rates, including 1320 fps at the full resolution of 1920x1200 (common for computer monitors). The camera also offers 1540 fps at 1920x1080, 2250 fps at 1152x1152, 8490 fps at 640x480 and even higher frame rates all the way up to a massive 325,000 fps at 64x8 resolution. There's high light sensitivity of 8600 T mono/1200 T color, 12-bit depth and 35mm-like depth of field thanks to a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor, as well as a minimum shutter speed of 1 microsecond and a minimum frame rate of 24 fps. The Miro M320S can be used with the optional Phantom Remote Control Unit for establishing recording settings and previewing footage with the built-in monitor, and configurations include 3 GB, 6 GB or 12 GB of RAM. The included solid-state Phantom CineFlash Storage system captures up to 240 GB of Cine Raw files, and there's also an HD-SDI output for 720p, 1080psf and 1080i monitoring. List Price: Begins at $44,000 (Miro M320S); Begins at $5,000 (Remote Control Unit). Contact: Vision Research, (866) 450-7426, www.visionresearch.com.
With an 18mm/T2.2, a 25mm/T2.2, a 35mm/T2.1, a 50mm/T2.0, a 75mm/T2.0 and a 95mm/T2.0, the six-lens Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar III prime set is designed to offer PL-mount 35mm single-sensor and film cameras very fast T-stops, high image quality and robust construction. The high-resolution, tele-centric lenses are built for even image brightness from corner to corner and minimized breathing, as well as a pleasing bokeh thanks to 18 iris blades. The operator-friendly focus control sports large, easily readable engravings and a 270º focus rotation for smooth and accurate adjustments. The lenses can focus at a close distance of only 11 inches from the sensor plane, and the set is built with the same housing dimensions and homogenous placement of focus and iris gears for familiar handling across the range and fast lens swaps when used with follow-focus systems and matte boxes. Excepting the 18mm/T2.2, the front filter diameter is a common 100x0.75mm thread for mounting screw-in filters. List Price: $48,410 (set). Contact: Schneider Optics, Inc., (800) 645-7239, www.schneideroptics.com.
Weighing slightly less than six pounds (including servo motors), the Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (ZK4.7x19) zoom lens, the newest member of Fujinon's Premier PL Mount Zoom line, includes a unique detachable servo drive unit that makes it a single solution for either a standard cinema PL-mount lens or an ENG-style zoom. The lens accepts industry-standard cine motors and matte boxes, and covers 31.5mm sensors on digital cinema-style cameras. There's a nine-blade iris, a macro function and an adjustable flange focal distance. The PL 19-90 is also Lens Data System (LDS)- and /i metadata-compatible for recording zoom, iris and focus information. Barrel markings are luminescent for low-light use, and listed distance by foot or meter can be changed in the field. List Price: $38,000. Contact: Fujifilm Optical Devices Division, (973) 633-5600, www.fujinon.com.