Dennis Hissink : January 7th 2006 - 21:30 CET
JVC Everio GZ-MG21 HDD camcorder
JVC Everio GZ-MG21 HDD camcorder : JVC’s breakthrough Everio G Series of hard drive camcorders gets even better for 2006, with new features that deliver enhanced performance and make hard drive video recording more attractive than ever. For 2006, JVC is introducing the new 20GB model JVC GZ MG21 features a 1/6-inch 680,000-pixel CCD, 32X optical zoom, Auto Illumi Light and can capture 640 x 480 stills. Thanks to new processing, the JVC MG21 also offers improved low light performance and reduced noise levels. Operation has also been enhanced with a new four-way controller mounted on the outside edge of the LCD. Pressing the four “compass” points on the circular control operates menu settings, manual controls and playback control. |
JVC MG21 - Hard disk camcorder|
Among the Everio innovations for this year is direct DVD burning, making it possible to create DVDs without a PC using a new JVC DVD burner or JVC-recommended burners from other manufacturers (compatible models will be posted to the JVC website). JVC’s Everio G Series camcorders, the world’s first hard drive camcorders, eliminate the need to carry tapes, discs or any media at all, yet can record up to seven hours of DVD movie-quality video or more than 10 hours at DVD camcorder-quality on a built-in hard disc drive.
JVC Everio GZ-MG21 - Widescreen and Secure Digital
The JVC GZ-MG21 camcorder includes a 16:9 video mode and 16:9 widescreen mode, PictBridge compatibility for direct printing, SD card slot, USB mass storage compatibility, Data Battery that displays recording time remaining, remote control and Power-Linked Operation, which powers up the camcorder and engages the standby mode simply by opening the LCD.
JVC Everio GZ MG21 specification
- Hard drive: 20GB
- CCD: 1/6 inch 680K
- Optical zoom: 32x
- Max. digital still: 640x480
- Clear LCD monitor: 2.5 inch
- Shooting time Ultra (DVD Movie): 4.5 hours
- Shooting time Fine (DVD Cam): 7 hours
- Shooting time Norm (TV): 9 hours
- Shooting time Eco (Internet): 25 hours
- Retail price $600
- Available in February 2006
JVC Everio MG21 - CES Innovations 2006 Design & Engineering award
Other advantages of hard drive video recording include the ability to quickly locate desired material, to effortlessly delete unwanted material and to easily rearrange playback sequence. The ground-breaking Everio G Series garnered several awards, including the Sound & Vision Editors’ Choice Award, Men’s Health 100 Best New Products For Men, Popular Science “Best of What’s New” and the CES Innovations 2006 Design & Engineering award.
JVC Everio GZ21 - Hard drive video recording
When transferring Everio footage to a computer, transfer speed has been significantly improved for 2006, taking approximately half as long to transfer data as the original Everio G Series models. One hour of Ultra model video, about 4GB, now takes about five minutes to transfer.
JVC GZ MG21 HDD camcorder - Software and DVD
For use with PCs, Everio camcorders come with CyberLink’s PowerDirector Express NE for editing, PowerProducer 3 NE for authoring and PowerDVD 5 NE for playback. For Macintosh users, JVC provides Pixela’s Capty MPEG Edit EX for simple editing and file conversion to popular editing formats, and “mono DVD” for easy DVD authoring. An available option is Capty DVD for full function DVD authoring.
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 and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, VCRs, D-VHS recorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media.