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02 September 2009 | Posted in: Mobile / Press Releases

JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT HONORS CHARM CITY DEVILS WITH A PLATINUM AWARD TO COMMEMORATE 3.4 MILLION VIRAL VIDEO VIEWS

JVC MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT HONORS CHARM CITY DEVILS WITH A PLATINUM AWARD TO COMMEMORATE 3.4 MILLION VIRAL VIDEO VIEWS

Los Angeles, Calif. – August 5th, 2009 – On July 31st, JVC Mobile Entertainment (www.mobile.jvc.com), leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, presented Charm City Devils with a platinum award to commemorate 3.4 million views of the “TURN ME ON 2″ (www.spin.com/turnmeon) viral video, shattering the first video by over 1.4 million views at the same time last year. The award was presented backstage during the Crüe Fest 2 show in San Bernardino, CA.
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01 September 2009 | Posted in: Mobile / Press Releases

JVC Mobile Entertainment and JHG Partner to Drive “TURN ME ON 2” Video and Contest to New Heights

JVC Mobile Entertainment and JHG Partner to Drive “TURN ME ON 2″ Video and Contest to New Heights

Contest prizes are four of JVC Mobile’s in-car electronics featured in video

SAN DIEGO and LOS ANGELES – September 1, 2009 – JHG, a Southern California-based digital marketing agency, and JVC Mobile Entertainment, a division of JVC Americas Corp., and a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio and video products, have partnered to drive JVC Mobile’s latest contest in conjunction with JVC’s “TURN ME ON 2″ video on the SPIN.com Web site. With JHG helping implement the viral marketing strategy, JVC Mobile Entertainment is offering video viewers the chance to tweet the URL of the video for the chance to win one of four JVC Mobile in-car electronics featured in the “TURN ME ON 2″ video.
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08 June 2009 | Posted in: Mobile / Press Releases

JVC MOBILE ANNOUNCES THEIR 2009 “TURN ME ON 2” CAMPAIGN

JVC MOBILE ANNOUNCES THEIR 2009 “TURN ME ON 2” CAMPAIGN FEATURING CHARM CITY DEVILS FROM THE UPCOMING CRÃ?E FEST 2 TOUR AND DARLING STILETTOS

VIRAL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS FOUR NEW PRODUCTS FEATURING LATEST IN-CAR TECHNOLOGIES

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 11th, 2009 – JVC Mobile Entertainment (www.mobile.jvc.com), a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated mobile, audio, and video products, announces their 2009 “TURN ME ON 2” campaign to promote four new in-car A/V products: the El Kameleon-KD-AVX77 5.4” wide touch screen multimedia receiver, the KW-AVX720 7” touch screen multimedia receiver, the KW-NT1 6.1” touch screen navigation system, and the KW-NX7000BT 7” touch screen navigation system. The campaign will feature a breakthrough online viral video with placement on the high definition video billboard in Times Square and in an extensive campaign that includes print ads, online banner ads, radio promotions and a summer partnership with the 2009 Crüe Fest 2 tour.
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19 May 2008 | Posted in: Camcorder / Press Releases

New JVC Camera Offers One-Touch Uploading To YouTube™

New JVC Camera Offers One-Touch Uploading To YouTube™

Compact Everio S Series memory hybrid camera makes sharing simple

WAYNE, NJ, May 19, 2008 – Sharing videos over the Internet is now easier than ever with the launch of a new JVC camera that provides one-button uploading to YouTube™, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos.

Available in a choice of two colors — silver or red — the new JVC Everio S Series memory hybrid camera, the GZ-MS100, was designed to make sharing simple for the millions of people who enjoy sharing their videos with the world over the Internet. And unlike many of the other camcorders that target Internet users, JVC’s GZ-MS100 provides an impressive array of full-fledged camera features that give it the versatility to do more than shoot short Internet videos.

It looks strikingly similar to the popular Everio G Series hybrid camera, but is smaller and weighs only 0.60 lbs. including battery, because it records to an SD Card (user provided) instead of a built-in hard disk drive. The ever-increasing capacity and affordability of new SD Cards appearing on the market means that over time Everio S will be able to offer expanded recording time at a lower per minute cost.

One-Touch Upload to YouTube™ on the Internet
Once the provided CyberLink software is installed on a Windows® PC, uploading video clips to YouTube™ is quick and easy. The camera has an UPLOAD button that works in two ways. In the camera mode, press UPLOAD and then the trigger, and this limits recordings to 10 minutes in length, which matches the YouTube™ file size limit. This eliminates the need to manually time recordings or go back to edit and shorten footage. After recording is done, connect the GZ-MS100 to a PC via a USB cable and press the UPLOAD button. This automatically launches the supplied application for uploading to YouTube™. After just a few mouse clicks the video will be up on the Internet for everybody to see. The original video quality is maintained in the camera, so it can be used for any other purpose.

Easy DVD Burning
For storage and cataloging, recorded videos can easily be transferred to a PC via USB2.0 or directly using the SD Card. The provided CyberLink application also allows easy burning to DVD using the computer’s optical disc drive. Or, to create DVDs without using a computer JVC offers the CU-VD3 Everio SHARE STATION as an option. Since it was designed as an Everio companion, this DVD burner accommodates Everio’s USB Host function that allows scene playback order to be rearranged within the camera before transfer.

User-Friendly Design
The GZ-MS100 features Laser Touch Operation, first offered in the Everio G Series hybrid cameras released earlier this year. The feature’s scroll bar and buttons are touch-sensitive so the user just glides a finger up or down the bar to choose menu items while its blue light follows the movements. The LCD screen itself is never touched, so it won’t get dirty, smudged or covered in fingerprints. The 2.7-inch LCD screen, the same one used on Everio G series models, has Auto Backlight Control to automatically adjust brightness for comfortable viewing indoors or outdoors. And with Auto Power ON/OFF, the user simply opens up the LCD to power-on and start shooting (takes only about one second if Quick Restart mode is engaged), and closes the LCD to shut the power off and avoid draining the battery. The shape of the camera itself facilitates ease of use, with a contoured grip that snugly and securely fits the palm of the hand.

In addition to the supplied BN-VF808 rechargeable battery that provides 2 hr. 5 minutes of operation per charge, higher capacity batteries are available: BN-VF815 for 4 hr. 15 minutes and BN-VF823 for 6 hr. 25 minutes of continuous operation per charge.

High Performance Camera and Functions
Up front, the GZ-MS100 is equipped with a KONICA MINOLTA LENS that provides a 35x optical zoom with excellent picture quality. JVC’s proprietary Gigabrid Engine also contributes to quality by incorporating six digital noise reduction systems to improve the S/N ratio by about 30 percent (3dB) over previous models, and integrating the MPEG-2 encoder to help reduce block noise and mosquito noise. Other full-fledged camera functions include Program AE with shooting modes to accommodate a variety of situations (Night, Twilight, Portrait, Sports, Snow, Spotlight), Digital Image Stabilizer to minimize camera-shake, and much more.
The GZ-MS100 is available at a nationally advertised value of $329.95.
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, DVD players and recorders, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.

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30 January 2008 | Posted in: Camcorder / Press Releases

NEW JVC HD EVERIO HYBRID CAMERAS OFFER HIGH-PERFORMANCE, COMPACT DESIGN & 1080p60 HDMI OUTPUT

NEW JVC HD EVERIO HYBRID CAMERAS OFFER HIGH-PERFORMANCE, COMPACT DESIGN & 1080p60 HDMI OUTPUT

New GZ-HD6 and GZ-HD5 are the world’s first 1920 x 1080 Full HD hard disk cameras with 1080 progressive 60fps HDMI output for Full HD 60p displays.

LAS VEGAS, January 30, 2008 – JVC today announced a pair of new high definition Everio hard disk cameras that offer industry-leading picture quality in a dramatically reduced size. The new JVC GZ-HD6 and GZ-HD5 HD hybrid cameras are 45 percent smaller than JVC’s previous top-end HD hybrid camera, the GZ-HD7, without any sacrifice in image quality.

To provide the best possible quality, both new HD hybrid cameras feature a FUJINON HD lens, a progressive scan 3CCD imaging system and JVC’s HD Gigabrid engine that delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD recording. In addition, they offer 1080p 60 frame per second output via HDMI 1.3 with x.v.Color™. Collectively these technologies capture and maintain optimum image quality for videos and stills through every stage, from the lens on through to recording. Both cameras offer a long recording time in 1920 x 1080 Full HD – 10 hours for the 120GB GZ-HD6 and five hours for the 60GB GZ-HD5. They record up to 24 (GZ-HD6) or 12 (GZ-HD5) hours in the 1440 LP mode. Recordings are stored on either the built-in hard disk drive or on an inserted microSD card (optional). Both models also offer a microphone input and a wide range of manual controls. The black GZ-HD6 also features a lens hood and headphone jack. The smaller silver GZ-HD5 weighs just 1 lb 3.9 oz with battery.

The GZ-HD6/HD5 also come supplied with a full set of Windows® applications for editing and authoring to DVD and Blu-ray disc, as well as plug-in software to facilitate data import into various Macintosh applications. And to make it easy to share and archive recordings, JVC will continue to offer the CU-VD40 Everio SHARE STATION for HD which enables one-button burning of video data to DVD.

FUJINON HD Lens
The HD Everio GZ-HD6/HD5 feature an F1.8-F1.9 10x zoom lens that offers nearly the same brightness throughout its 39.5~395 35mm equivalent (f=3.3mm~33mm) zoom range by virtue of its three aspherical lens elements, one made of indexed glass. In addition, the lens surface is coated with a new Electronic Beam Coating (EBC) that greatly reduces degradation caused by light reflecting off the lens surfaces, leading to greater light transmission and reduced flaring and ghosting. This HD lens was specifically designed by FUJINON, a leader in the professional camera lens market for HD moving images, in conjunction with JVC engineers to offer optimal characteristics for the camera’s Progressive Scan 3CCD system. In addition, to ensure precise prism/CCD registration, JVC has incorporated FUJINON mounting technology used in professional camcorders.

Progressive Scan 3CCD System
For bright, realistic colors the HD Everio hybrid cameras use three 1/5-inch CCDs – one each for the primary colors red, green and blue, incorporating 16:9 progressive scan CCDs. This voluminous raw information is then processed using pixel shift technology to essentially quadruple the pixel count to create an even more detailed image, providing 2.27 Megapixels total and 2.14 Megapixels effective resolution.

1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording
Using the highest quality FHD recording mode, the user can record approximately 10 hours (120GB model) or five hours (60GB model) of full HD 1920 x 1080 MPEG2 Transport Stream video with MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio. This is truly native HDTV resolution that requires no conversion on the part of the display device to show high definition images.

Also, because it records in the MPEG2 Transport Stream video format, HD Everio recordings can be archived onto Blu-ray discs using provided software and a high definition Blu-ray recorder.

HD Gigabrid Engine
  JVC’s new HD Gigabrid video engine, which processes in full 1920 x 1080 progressive video, is the result of years of experience in signal-processing technology, and uses five digital noise-reduction algorithms as well as signal processing to improve vertical scan resolution by approximately 30 percent over JVC’s previous interlace technology for an extremely clear and sharp image.

1080p 60 Frame per second Progressive Output Function
By enabling output of a 1080p 60 fps progressive signal, this function enables HD Everio’s recordings to be enjoyed on high-end displays. Using the same high-power Genessa technology as in JVC’s advanced displays, conversion to 1920 x 1080p at 60 fps provides seamless natural video, free of motion judder during fast action, jaggy lines on angles, and moiré patterns on fine detail when zooming. 1920 x 1080 HD discs played back via the camera from the CU-VD40 SHARESTATION are also converted to 60 fps progressive.

HDMI™ (V.1.3. with x.v.Color™)*
JVC HD Everio Hybrid Cameras record using x.v.Color™ technology. In this universal standard x.v.Ycc, known as x.v.Color™, provides more accurate color reproduction with more detail and shades that looks more natural to the human eye. It can display 100 percent of the colors that the human eye is capable of perceiving, whereas the traditional sRGB system can display only approximately 55 percent. The difference in color reproduction performance is especially noticeable in greens and yellows. These new HD Everio Hybrid Cameras output to televisions directly using HDMI™ (V.1.3. with x.v.Color™).

Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
To preserve the Full HD quality, the HD Everios feature optical image stabilization, avoiding the signal degradation caused by electronic image stabilization, which might be particularly noticeable in HD footage. In short, HD Everio matches its high-definition recording capability with a proven HD lens section that has proven its value in the broadcast industry.

Various Shooting Assist Functions
While HD Everio hybrid cameras offer fully automated operation for point-and-shoot simplicity, they also offer a wide range of manual controls. These include a manual focus ring, manual white balance, exposure control, shutter priority mode, aperture priority mode and sharpness control. In addition, a Focus Assist function displays the edge of the in-focus elements in color while the rest of the image is black-and-white, making it easy to check which image elements are in focus. And a Zebra function displays a striped pattern across highlight areas on the image in the LCD monitor, making it easier to manually set the exposure.

High Capacity HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
Depending on the model, HD Everio hybrid cameras feature either an embedded 120GB or 60GB hard disk drive, allowing upwards of 10 hours (120GB model) or five hours (60 GB model) recording at the highest quality FHD mode. In addition to this mode, three more are offered to let the user choose the appropriate mode for any situation. There is an SP mode with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 and maximum bit rate of 22 Mbps., an LP mode offering the same resolution but at a slower maximum bit rate of 15 Mbps., and an HDV-i.LINK streaming compatible constant bit rate 1440 CBR mode.

Record Mode Record Resolution CODEC Video/Audio System Bit Rate Recording Time
FHD Mode 1920x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2)
Variable Bit Rate
(VBR): Max 30Mbps
Ave. 26.6Mbps
approx. 10hr / 5hr
SP Mode 1440x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2)
VBR: Max 22Mbps
Ave. 19Mbps
approx. 14hr / 7hr
LP Mode 1440x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2)
VBR: Max 15Mbps
Ave. 11Mbps
approx. 24hr / 12hr
1440CBR*
Mode
1440x1080i MPEG2-TS /
MP2 (MPEG1 Layer 2)
Constant Bit Rate
(CBR): 27Mbps
approx. 10hr / 5hr/ 12hr

*For HDV compatible stream via i.LINK

PC-less Archiving using Exclusive DVD Burner
By connecting the GZ-HD6/HD5 directly to the optional CU-VD40 HD Everio SHARE STATION via USB, the user can burn HD 12cm DVD discs to make backups and permanent archives of selected scenes in any desired order with just a few simple steps. There are several options for selecting clips to be burned to disc — all clips, manual selection of specific clips, clip files not yet copied, by date, video playlists created in-camera and comprised of multiple user-selected clips, or by event type for those clips that have been tagged with an icon representing an event category (e.g. birthday, baby, graduation, vacation, etc.).

Full Complement of Interfaces
HD Everio hybrid cameras are equipped with three digital interfaces – USB, HDMI and Firewire/i.LINK. USB is primarily for file saving, HDMI for digital viewing on large screen displays, and Firewire/i.LINK streams high definition video in full resolution or the 1440CBR mode. High definition video streamed by Firewire/i.LINK in the 1440CBR mode is HDV-compatible and allows footage to be edited using HDV-compatible software (functionality might be limited with some applications). HD recorded material is down-converted for output in DV over Firewire/i.LINK, or in standard definition via the analog component/ S-Video/ composite output.

High Value Software Supplied
For editing and archiving via PC, the HD Everio comes with the CyberLink BD Solution software suite for Windows. This includes PowerDirector for HD video editing, PowerProducer for authoring high definition Blu-ray discs and DVD-Video discs, and PowerCinema for HD file management and playback. Also included is a plug-in that works up to 1920 x 1080i with Apple iMovie HD and Final Cut Pro video software for the Macintosh.

The JVC GZ-HD6, offered in black, and the GZ-HD5, offered in silver, will be available in March for $1,399.99 and $1,199.99, respectively.

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, DVD players and recorders, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.

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