JVC said the camera’s HD capabilities were added as a result of “4K forums” it held last year, where customers also suggested it should be easy to crop images to HD resolution from the full 4K picture. That feature, known as “trimming,” is available using the HMQ1’s touch-screen LCD.
The camera has manual audio level controls, a built-in stereo microphone, and two balanced XLR jacks with phantom power on the handle.
Don’t expect the HMQ10 to be JVC’s last word on 4K – certainly not for the professional market, though the XLR inputs should extend this camera’s usability out of the pure consumer realm. The company promised more 4K news throughout 2012, which we suspect will include some NAB announcements. The HMQ10 ships in March.
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