JVC had its own vision for IP video production at IBC, showing a slew of products ranging from IP-enabled remote control panels to live multicamera-switching production systems under the “Connected Cam” banner.
New at IBC was the KA-EN200 streaming adapter that fits in the expansion slot of JVC’s GY-HC550 and GY-HC500 4K cameras, updating them to use H.265/HEVC for live-streaming content rather than the older H.264/AVC standard. The more efficient codec should allow shooters to stream 4K content without chewing up four times as much bandwidth as HD.
JVC also introduced a firmware upgrade for its GY-HC900 HD camcorder that adds automated FTP transfer capability, allowing footage to be uploaded to an FTP server at predetermined times, along with Apple ProRes 422 recording capability and a new SSD media adapter for long-duration recording backups.
And the company has integrated social media in its 4K GY-HM250 camcorder. The latest firmware upgrade allows the camera to be paired with a user’s Facebook account for simplified secure RTMPS streaming over Facebook Live.
JVC showcased its KM-IP6000 and KM-IP4100 Connected Cam Studio live production suites, originally introduced at NAB. The KM-IP6000 supports six cameras, while the KM-IP4100 can handle up to four. Both models support HD_SDI, IP Stream and NDI input, JVC said. In the future, both switchers will be updated to support the Secure Reliable Transport protocol and multicam synchronization over the Internet.
Also new at the show, though lacking any features specific to IP or streaming video, was the VF-HP900, a studio viewfinder for the GY-HC900 HD camera with a seven-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) screen, along with the SK-J900 mounting bracket.