JVC Professional Debuts Three New PTZ Cameras

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JVC Professional debuted the new 4K KY-PZ400NW/NB and HD KY-PZ200NW/NB cameras. The three models provide streaming for remote production over the internet and are equipped with NDI HX and SRT streaming, H.265/H.264/MJPEG encoding and VITC (Vertical Interval Timecode) multicamera synchronization technologies and the new HD KY-PZ200W/B is an entry-level camera without NDI HX. All camera models are available in black or white.

In addition to the NDI HX functionalities of the 4K KY-PZ400N and HD KY-PZ200N, all three cameras include SRT, HTTP, RTSP, RTMP/RTMPS and standard protocols. With SRT open-source technology now becoming synonymous to JVC cameras, the company says PTZ users are afforded a truly future-proofed solution with continual firmware updates. The streaming capabilities of the incorporated SRT technology adds automatic repeat request (ARQ) and forward error correction (FEC) to prevent packet loss typically found on internet connections. It also offers stream encryption for content protection.

Additionally, with the incorporated Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) with Network Time Protocol (NTP), the new JVC PTZ cameras also feature multicamera synchronization for live event production. JVC says this feature is ideal for the mixing and streaming of concerts, shows, sports and other live productions where image synchronization is crucial. Remote control capabilities are made possible through JVC’s RM-LP100 Remote Camera Controller, JVC’s KM-IP6000/4000 Live IP Production Suites or a variety of other options from vMix, OBS Studio and NewTek.

Equipped with a 4K 1/2.5-inch progressive scanning CMOS image sensor, the KY-PZ400N has a wide-angle of view (approximately 26.4-millimeter @35-millimeter equivalence), 0.5 Lux of minimum illumination and 16x digital zoom. The KY-PZ200N and KY-PZ200 include an HD 1/2.8-inch progressive CMOS image sensor, as well as a 20x optical zoom reaching out to 606.9-mm @35-mm equivalence. All three cameras have HDMI and 3G-SDI, RJ45 with PoE, RS232 and RS485 interfaces standard.

The new KY-PZ400N camera ($2,599) is expected to be available later this summer; the new KY-PZ200N ($2,099) and KY-PZ200 ($1,899) are scheduled for fall.