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#1 MikeVeitch

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 07:39 PM

Not to be outdone by Sony, JVC has also introduced a new camera, the Everio GZ-HD7.

JVC showcased their HDD Everio GZ-HD7. The 3CCD camcorder uses the AVCHD codec, writing to a 60GB hard disk for up to 5 hours of HD recording and more at lower resolutions. Fujinon supplies the 10X optical lens and also the mounting system for the 3 1/5" CCDs.


A link is here Everio GZ-HD7

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:51 AM

Not to be outdone by Sony, JVC has also introduced a new camera, the Everio GZ-HD7.

JVC showcased their HDD Everio GZ-HD7. The 3CCD camcorder uses the AVCHD codec, writing to a 60GB hard disk for up to 5 hours of HD recording and more at lower resolutions. Fujinon supplies the 10X optical lens and also the mounting system for the 3 1/5" CCDs.


A link is here Everio GZ-HD7


Mike, accoring to JVC's press release, you might have made a mistake on the codec end of things - I posted the full press release on UWDV and they state in the specs the following:

Record Mode Record Resolution CODEC Video/Audio System Bit Rate Recording Time FHD
(Full HD High Quality Mode) 1920x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2) Variable Bit Rate (VBR): Max 30 Mbps
Ave. 26.6Mbps approx. 5hr SP
(Long Time 7 Hour Mode) 1440x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2) VBR: Max 22 Mbps
Ave. 19Mbps approx. 7hr 1440CBR
(Constant Bit Rate Mode) 1440x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2) Constant Bit Rate (CBR): 27Mbps approx. 5hr



This is the first camera that has actually gotten my attention - especially for shooting while freediving - now if only one of the top 3 housing companies would do a housing for this camera (Maybe Gates???)

Edited by freediver, 17 January 2007 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:33 AM

That little camera certainly got my attention too! I am stills only at the moment but I am excited to hear more about this. It looks really interesting...quite a nice package.

To be honest, the idea of using tape as a storage method makes me queezy :D Everytime I actually start to think about video I get stuck right there. It just feels so mechanical & stoneage. I just can't help but remember my commodore vic20 with its tape drive haha in 1981: http://oldcomputers.net/vic20.html

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:44 AM

Keep in mind that JVC does not have the best reputation for reliability/durability. But we do have a window towards what the future holds.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:33 AM

I just can't help but remember my commodore vic20 with its tape drive haha in 1981: http://oldcomputers.net/vic20.html

I had a Vic20 too, although I never found out why...... :D
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