JVC Launches Two Live Streaming Cameras That Enable Immediate Sharing
JVC's GV-LS2 and GV-LS1 live streaming cameras offer a number of advantages compared to other currently available models. Pan/tilt/zoom operations are controlled remotely from a PC or smart device, and are quiet compared to gear-driven mechanisms. To achieve this silent operation, the GV-LS2 uses low-noise DD motors to physically pan and tilt the camera, while the GV-LS1 pans/tilts/zooms electronically.
At the heart of both models is a 1/2.3” 12.4 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor capable of 4K2K imaging, and JVC's FALCONBRID high-speed image processing engine, which allows Full HD quality to be maintained even when only part of the entire image is used for lossless image stabilization (both models) and pan/tilt (GV-LS1). Overall image quality is significantly better than what's delivered by most USB cameras. The GV-LS1 maintains Full HD resolution at up to 2x zoom, but is capable of up to 4x electronic zoom. The GV-LS2 offers 10x optical zoom. The zoom capabilities make both models ideal for streaming images and sound from live events as it allows them to remain unobtrusive. Besides HD streaming, both models offer Full HD quality AVCHD video recording onto an inserted memory card.
Built-in Wi-Fi makes wireless streaming and remote operation possible, and allows system expansion by adding a Wi-Fi router for multi-camera control of up to four live streaming cameras. Direct Wi-Fi operation of a single camera is possible without a router or hotspot. In addition to an internal stereo microphone, a MIC input is provided for external microphone connection. The GV-LS2 delivers optimal performance with its F1.2 10x optical zoom lens and servo-driven pan/tilter, while the GV-LS1 is designed to handle more adventurous situations with electronic pan/tilting, splash-proof body compliant to IPX3 standards, and external battery drive (optional) support. Apps for remote operation will be available for free download.
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The GV-LS2 will be available in late September 2012 for $999.95 and the GV-LS1 will be available in late October for $799.95.