JVC HD Camera – The amazing company of JVC (Victor Company of Japan) released the first high definition video camera for consumers back in 2003. The GR-HD1 high def camera was the first digital video camera in the world to record and playback high definition images.
By utilizing a newly developed 1/3 inch type 1.18 million pixels progressive scan CCD and JVC type processing, the new camera records and plays back 750/30p digital high definition and 525p progressive widescreen images to mini DV tape.
Features of GR-HD1 (JVC HD Camera)
The GR-HD1 is was the first digital video camera in the world to record and playback high definition videos and images. The GR-HD1 records digital images to mini DV tapes using MPEG 2 compression, recording, and playing back digital high definition images while still maintaining conventional 525i DV standard recording times.
The GR-HD1 also comes with an optical 10X zoom lens and a built-in optical image stabilizer. It also uses a newly developed 1/3 inch type 1.18 million pixels (1.14 million effective pixels) progressive scan CCD. Due to the JVC original signal processing circuitry and driving system, it can record multi-format high-quality images.
There are three recording modes on GR-HD1 JVC HD Camera: HD mode, SD mode, and DV mode that are based according to the camera operator’s requirements.
The HD mode records 750/30p digital high definition images, SD mode 525p progressive wide images, DV mode at the conventional 525i DV standard. This way, camera users can freely choose among the 3 modes according to their specific requirements.
Even though it was the first high definition video camera to release to consumers, the GR-HD1 is still a very impressive camera. It has a slew of other features, which are sure to please camera lovers everywhere.