FS JVC X2B 3CCD SVHS Camcorder

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Gabriel Solomon Productions, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. JVC X2B 3CCD SVHS Camcorder
    Comes with viewfinder, Canon 15x lens. Hard carry case, tripod mounting
    plate. 4-IDX Batteries and Charger Camera has 428 hours

    This camera is in excellent condition, having been well cared for by a
    professional video production company. This camera performs very well in low
    light. When it was first introduced several years ago, this camera model
    quickly became well-known for the outstanding quality of its picture.
    Super-VHS has since been surpassed by higher quality recording formats, but
    the good news is, it is possible to capture footage from this camera that
    looks like it came from a much more expensive digital camera. Here's the
    secret: in addition to using the built-in SVHS recording deck, simply use
    the line-out connection to plug into a portable DVD burner or DV VCR This
    allows you take maximum advantage of the GY-X2's 750 lines of resolution
    (SVHS only captures about 400 lines). The result: footage that looks like
    it came from a high-end digital camera, but for a fraction of the cost!

    Here is the link to view the full technical specs on this camera:

    THREE HIGH-DENSITY 1/2" CCDS The GY-X2BU camcorder features three advanced
    1/2" CCDs, which apply cutting-edge technologies to deliver an outstanding
    resolution of 750 horizontal lines. Innovative MICRO-LENSES, along with a
    larger light shield to reduce reflections and light leakages, achieve highly
    efficient light conversion for a sensitivity of F8.0, 2000 lux. This comes
    with virtually no smearing and an impressive S/N ratio of 62 dB. But there's
    more. In the LOLUX mode operators can tap performance that reproduces top-
    quality pictures at a minimum illumination of just 1.5 lux at F1.4.

    LOLUX 1.5 lux LOLUX is a remarkable innovation that lets you shoot with
    almost no light. Now, you can capture superb pictures with excellent color
    balance at a mere 1.5 lux illumination. A push of a button activates the
    LOLUX mode, which increases sensitivity with almost no increase in noise.
    Exceptionally high sensitivity of 1.5 lux results from combining electronic
    gain boost and unique dual pixel readout technology.

    OUICK RECORDING MODE Sometimes losing a few seconds can mean losing a shot.
    That's why JVC developed the Quick Record Mode. When turned on, the camera
    is set to the auto iris mode, even if the lens is set to manual. Also
    activated is Automatic Level Control (ALC) with Extended Electronic Iris
    (EEI) which provides both variable gain and variable shutter. Now you can
    shoot continuously from a dark hallway to the bright outdoors without the
    need to change gain, iris or ND filter. There is also a Full Time Auto White
    (FAW) circuit, which tracks color temperature automatically, so an operator
    can follow a subject moving from incandescent to fluorescent to outdoor
    light without adjusting white balance or changing the filter wheel. Just
    point and shoot.

    MULTI-ZONE IRIS WEIGHTING The Multi-Zone Iris Weighting system features a
    new detection method that gives preference to objects at the central and
    lower portions of the picture. This provides highly accurate auto iris
    exposures under the full gamut of shooting conditions, even if a bright
    subject moves into the picture.

    VARIABLE SCAN VIEW The Variable Scan View function allows flicker-free
    shooting of a CRT, even when the vertical scan rate is different from the
    camera's. Electronic shutter increments can be set over 305 steps from
    1/60.1 sec. to 1/2084.6 sec.

    EXTERNAL MICROPHONE Two external microphones can be easily connected to the
    GY-X2U via the two XLR connectors or one stereo microphone can be mounted
    via a 6-pin connector.

    ELECTRONIC SHUTTER The GY-X2BU offers a wide range of shutter settings
    covering all conceivable shooting conditions. Press the shutter speed button
    and the electronic shutter lets you select speeds from 1/100 to 1/2000 sec.
    Simply touch the NORMAL button to return to the standard speed of 1/60 sec.

    CONTINUOUS AUTO BLACK A new CAB (Continuous Auto Black) circuit that allows
    continuous correction of black balance by sampling the CCD's optical black
    has been introduced. This assures perfect black balance under changing
    environments without the need to interrupt the shooting to perform black

    VIEWFINDER STATUS OVERLAY The handy Viewfinder Status Overlay displays key
    information directly to the operator through the viewfinder including audio
    levels, accumulated or remaining recording time, VTR operation, as well as
    battery voltage and camera setup parameters.

    TRIPOD BASE The handy tripod base of the GY-X2BU provides quick, secure
    attachment with a positive automatic locking mechanism. No separate locking
    lever is needed and release requires just a flip of a simple lever at the

    NEW SHOULDER PAD A newly designed, 1/2" sculpted shoulder pad ensures
    comfort and stability when shooting.

    ERGONOMIC DESIGN Excellent ergonomics was a key consideration in the GY-X2BU
    design. The camera head is designed to be both lightweight and durable. The
    body itself is smoothly molded for improved "feel" so that the camcorder
    becomes a natural extension of the operator's body. Weight is also perfectly
    balanced. Naturally, all switches and controls are optimally located for
    easy finger-tip operation.

    HI-FI STEREO SOUND With its rotary FM hi-fi audio heads, the GY-X2BU
    delivers superb quality sound recording. There is greater dynamic range,
    enhanced frequency response, and improved wow and flutter. It also includes
    two linear audio channels with Dolby noise reduction. Dolby noise reduction
    is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing corporation.

    Advanced Editing Function (AEF) guarantee professional quality in-camera
    edits. Two Flying Erase Heads also allow insert edit capability for clean in
    and out edit points. The Advanced Edit Function synchronizes the tape to the
    incoming video during a 1.5 second preroll. This guarantees field accurate
    editing eliminating the possibility of whip edits. For faster shooting, 0.5
    second preroll is available. The full-sized drum allows for smooth, stress
    free tape path, minimizing jitter and eliminating any possible tape damage.

    EASY-TO-READ BACKLIT LCD PANEL Key information is displayed on an LCD
    display including lap time/tape counter, remaining tape time, audio levels,
    battery life, hour meter and other warning indications. The LCD is backlit
    for quick easy reading under all lighting conditions.

    AUTO REVIEW FUNCTION With the Auto Review function you can quickly review
    the last two seconds of footage shot. Once the footage is played, the
    GY-X2BU then re-enters the Record-Pause mode. There is also a handy safety
    feature. To protect the tape and video heads, the tape is unloaded and the
    unit enters the Stop mode if the Insert-Pause mode remains active for more
    than 10 minutes.

    BUILT-IN SPEAKER The GY-X2BU features an integrated speaker to monitor audio
    and warning signal during recording and review the sound-track.

    INSERT EDIT FUNCTION The GY-X2BU's easy-to-use insert-recording capability
    allows previously recorded video and Hi-Fi audio signals to be accurately
    replaced with new material.

    RETAKE FUNCTION BY EDIT SEARCH The Retake Function allows you to check the
    recorded picture without leaving the Record-Pause mode. Simply decide the
    point where you want to start the next take, while checking the search
    picture at normal speed in either direction.

    POWER SUPPLY For maximum versatility, the GY-X2BU can be powered from either
    its internal battery pack or an AC supply via the optional AA-P250U AC Power
    Adapter NB-G1U battery packs can be installed in seconds and give
    approximately 40 minutes continuous operating time. In addition, flat type
    batteries can be used. (Sony NP-1B type.)

    AUTO EQ FUNCTION The Auto EQ Function records high and low frequency
    reference signals to assure optimum video resolution when played back on JVC
    professional VTRs

    ALU Automatic Level Up improves multi-generation chroma signal to noise
    ratio. This circuit, found only on JVC professional VCR's, records low level
    chroma signals at higher than normal level. During playback, the ACC circuit
    compresses the chroma back to its normal level. Tape noise is also
    compressed by the same amount, thus producing far less chroma noise.

    post-production efficiency and permit program-logging, we offer a plug-in
    Time Code Generator board (SA-R200U) as an option. Using it you can record
    SMPTE-standard, LTC or VITC time code. The board is internally mounted to
    save space and minimize weight. The sophisticated design means you can
    record additional data in user bits with an internal real-time clock.

    BUILT-IN GENLOCK CIRCUIT The GY-X2BU accepts composite video signals or
    black burst via the camera's GENLOCK INPUT. Genlocking then synchronizes
    multiple camera signals processed through an SEG for fades, mixes, wipes and
    other effects.

    OTHER FEATURES * Rugged die-cast body * Y/C output connector * Earphone jack
    * Retake function with edit searching * Dual output system allows camera
    output to be connected directly to an external recorder * Safety zone
    indication available for the 16:9 screen format, in addition to the center
    mark on/off capability



    Gabe Solomon
    Gabriel Solomon Productions LTD.
    A Unique Blend of Art & Personality
    Tel: (718) 544-9436
    Fax: (718) 544-4264
    London,UK (020) 7669-4324
    Gabriel Solomon Productions, Aug 8, 2006
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