Dennis Hissink : January 8th 2007 - 02:04 CET
JVC GZ-MG555 camcorder
JVC GZ-MG555 camcorder : Reaffirming its leadership in the hard drive camcorder category, JVC announced the new JVC GZ-MG555 camcorder that offers improved picture quality, enhanced convenience features and record to either a built-in 30GB hard drive or removable SD card. For 2007, the Everio line, the world’s first hard drive camcorders, offers advanced imaging technology and a new level of versatility that allows users to master the art of video storytelling. Innovations include a new imaging engine, one-touch DVD burning, one-touch back-up to a PC, in-camera editing features, an Everio dock and support for SDHC, the new high-capacity SD card. The new JVC GZ-MG555 hard drive camcorder will be available in March 2007 for $899.95.|
JVC Everio MG555 - Direct DVD|
JVC’s newly developed Gigabrid engine improves picture quality of the JVC Everio MG555 by integrating various noise reduction technologies to increase the signal-to-noise ratio by about 30 percent (3dB) over previous models. The JVC GZ-MG555 features shooting sensitivity equal or better than previous models. For enhanced convenience, the JVC MG555 offers a range of new features, including: One-touch direct DVD burning, a touch of the Direct DVD button is all that’s need to burn footage from the camcorder to a DVD. Newly recorded data will be transferred to the burner.
JVC MG555 hard drive camcorder - Station and Back-up
The JVC GZ-MG555 includes a docking station that the camcorder snaps into. Leave the dock connected to a display, PC or Everio Share Station, and there’s no need to connect cables when transferring files or burning DVDs. The JVC Everio dock also charges the camcorder’s battery. A touch of the Direct DVD button is all that’s need to burn footage from the camcorder to a DVD. Newly recorded data will be transferred to the burner. i.LINK (IEEE 1394) output on the Everio dock permits easy dubbing to DVD or hard drive recorders, and allows the footage to be imported by many third party NLE (non-linear editing) applications.
JVC Everio GZ-MG555 camcorder - Storage and Archive
The new JVC GZ-MG555 also offers a new in-camera editing function, which, when combined with other Everio functions, makes it simple to edit and organize files in the camera. New for 2007 is a Partial Delete function that allows a portion of a video file to be saved as a new file, leaving out the unwanted material. To organize files, the JVC Everio MG555 camcorder continues to offer a Playlist function for arranging the sequencing of clips for playback or burning to DVD. Combined with Event Selection, a carryover feature that allows the user to tag clips with an icon representing an event category, Everio now makes it easier than ever to view, edit and burn recordings to DVD.
JVC GZ-MG555 - Display and Operation
For users interested in bypassing the fully automatic mode, the JVC Everio GZ-MG555 offers five shooting modes that are easily selected through the use of an LCD panel graphic that depicts the shooting mode dial found on many still cameras. A push of the camcorder’s stick controller to the left of the display brings up the graphic and modes are easily selected by pushing the control stick up or down. The stick controller also provides easy access to other menu settings and playback controls.
JVC GZ-555 camcorder - Secure Digital High Capacity
Also new for 2007 is the Quick Restart mode, which when engaged allows recording to start about one second after re-opening the LCD. The JVC Everio GZ MG555 continues to offer an SD card slot as an alternative to the hard drive for storing video and still recordings. New for 2007 is SDHC compatibility so they can handle the new generation of higher capacity cards. In addition, the new flagship GZ-MG555 will produce razor-sharp still images thanks to a 5.37-megapixel CCD, the largest offered in a hard drive/SD camcorder.
JVC Everio GZ-MG555 features
• Hard Drive: 30GB
• CCD: 1/2.5-inch 5.37 Megapixels
• Optical zoom: 10x
• Light/Flash: Flash and Light
• Docking Station: Yes
• Max. Digital Still: 2592 x 1944 pixels
• Low Light Plus: f/1.2 lens and 3D NR
• Shooting time Ultra (DVD Movie): 7 hours
• Shooting time Fine (DVD Cam): 10.5 hours
• Shooting time Norm (TV): 14 hours
• Shooting time Eco (Internet): 37.5 hours
JVC Everio camcorders - Hard drive and Widescreen
For editing and archiving footage, the Everio MG555 camcorder comes with a complete software suite. For Windows PCs, JVC includes CyberLink’s PowerCinema NE for Everio for browsing camera content and enabling Direct DVD/Direct Back-Up functions, PowerProducer 3 NE easy DVD burning, and PowerDirector 5 NE Express for editing. The 2007 Everio line is comprised of four camcorders, each with a built-in 30GB hard drive. Each is compact and exceptionally lightweight, and all offer 16:9 recording and are equipped with a 2.7-inch widescreen LCD for real-time viewing of 16:9 aspect ratio video while shooting, and an SD card slot.
About JVC Company of America
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North, Central, and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media.