Thoughts on the JVC GY-HD200UB?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Macmaniac, May 15, 2009.

  1. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #1
    Hi all,

    I just finished up with college and I am considering sinking some money into good gear for free lancing and what not.

    One camera that has intrigued me is the JVC GY-HD200UB. In terms of HDV cameras its the cheapest one around that lets you swap lenses, add XDCAM functionality (for a grand), uses standard Anton Bauer batteries, and is easily used on the shoulder.

    I was curious if anyone in the forum has used this camera before and if they have any feedback.

    Most of my HD shooting has been with Sony V1Us, and Sony Z1Us but they are not designed to be used from the shoulder position if I want to shoot sports.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=cart_accessories&A=details&Q=&sku=472191&is=REG
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    The GY-HD200U only records to tape in DV or HDV. I believe you're thinking of JVC's new camera (just recently released), the GY-HM700U. It records to SDHC class 6 cards in QuickTime for native editing in FCE/FCP or, if you add the optional SxS module, it will also record in XDCam EX format to Sony type SxS cards at the same time.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con.../product.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    While I have used the GY-HD200U many times and really like the camera, I have yet to have a chance to use the GY-HM700U.

    -DH
     
  3. Macmaniac thread starter macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #3
    It looks like you can add an SxS module with the HD200UB as well
    http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/features.jsp?model_id=MDL101824
    Any experience with that?
     
  4. -DH macrumors 65816

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    Well there ya go. They have added that option to the 200 series. But IMHO, I'd rather have one of the new Firestore HDD recorders attached. Much longer record times (I do a lot of long format productions).

    -DH
     

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