The EBU have awarded douze points to the JVC GY-HM600 and GY-HM650, with both cameras being approved for broadcast journalism use within the European Broadcasting Union, a network of 75 national broadcasters from Europe and affiliated states (think of the Eurovision lineup and you’re just about there).
The cameras are approved for journalistic work (Tier 2J) as is, and can be used for general HD long form work (Tier 2L) if you use an external recorder to get up to the 50MBps mark.
Gustav Emrich, European Product Manager for JVC Professional said: “We are delighted that the GY-HM600 series has easily met the EBU standard requirements for broadcast use. We are pleased with the reports for these cameras, which were designed to be innovative new tools for mobile news gathering in challenging situations. JVC believe that the 600 series cameras are a big step forward for both us and our customers in terms of ease of use and versatility, as well as features and functions, and EBU approval is a validation of this.”
For once, we’re with the press release on this. The 600 series and bloomin’ amazing, and we reckon that if you whack an Atomos Ninja on the back they’d get you through pretty much any shoot. If you’re after a bit of light reading, you can read the report for the JVC GY-HM600 here or read the report for the GY-HM650 here, but the bottom line is that the EBU shares our excellent taste.
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