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Ed Dooley
SxS Memory Card Reader Mounted on HD-200 and 250
on Sep 13, 2008 at 2:22:07 pm

I guess they're serious about this.

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Ed Dooley
And More: MR HD100 Hard Drive
on Sep 13, 2008 at 2:30:11 pm

JVC announces the introduction of the MR-HD100U hard disk drive (HDD) that is Wi-Fi accessible to enable users to wirelessly log customized Metadata in real time while shooting in the field. The MR-HD100 is the latest addition to JVC’s ProHD line of products that provide the fastest and most efficient shoot-to-air HD workflow in the industry with its native file recording capability.

Through the use of any compatible wireless device, broadcast and video professionals can access the MR-HD100 to define metadata and assign it to video while recording. This capability saves hours spent reviewing, logging and tagging footage in post-production, further demonstrating JVC’s seamless shoot-to-air workflow.

“Metadata input in the field has been long sought after in the professional production community. The MR-HD100 is a revolutionary device that brings this time-saving capability to the marketplace at an exceptionally low cost,” said Craig Yanagi, National Marketing Manager, Creation Products, JVC Professional Products Company. “Combined with JVC’s Native File Recording technology, the industry’s fastest and most efficient workflow has now become the most intuitive.”

The MR-HD100 features an easy to use menu system and enables users to record in a wide range of HDV and DV formats. The MR-HD100 records natively as both .m2t file format and QuickTime .mov files in 720p24/25/30/50/60 and 1080i 50/60 frame rates, as well as .mxf 720p30 and 1080i 50/60 for Avid non-linear editing systems. By recording files in an editing-friendly native format, post-production can begin without file conversion, transcoding or rewrapping. With quick and seamless direct file access, the MR-HD100 is extremely beneficial for video production in time sensitive situations.

The lightweight, portable MR-HD100 can be easily mounted to JVC’s award-winning ProHD Series of professional camcorders to provide extended recording times of up to 10 hours. Additional features include support for UDF to enable recording up to 1.5 hours in a single DV/HDV file, a 1.8-inch internal disk drive that is extremely rugged and shock resistant, and a fan-less design for extremely quiet operation.

The suggested list price of the MR-HD100 is $2,495 and is scheduled to ship this month.

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Ed Dooley
Re: SxS Memory Card Reader Mounted on HD-200 and 250
on Sep 13, 2008 at 2:31:40 pm

Apparently, it doesn't go up to 35Mbps, but still uses 19Mbps.

Docks to JVC GY-HD200/250 Series ProHD Camcorders,
Records High Definition Video and Audio to SxS Memory Cards

IBC, Amsterdam (September 13, 2008) – Today, Victor Company of Japan, Ltd. (JVC) announced that it will release the KA-MR100G professional docking SxS (S-By-S) memory card recorder. JVC will launch the memory card recorder KA-MR100G as the company’s first product featuring native XDCAM EX file recording and an SxS memory card slot. This device will record and playback XDCAM EX files on an SxS memory card.

The KA-MR100G will also attach to current JVC ProHD GY-HD200/250 series professional high definition camcorders via a specially designed adapter. Future products from JVC will attach directly to the KA-MR100G.

The KA-MR100G will be available in March 2009 in Europe with a suggested retail price under 2,500 euros and in the US for under 3,000 dollars.

Europe: Under 2,500 euros
US: Under 3,000 dollars

Availability: March 2009

(JVC will release KA-UM100G Intermediate Adapter at the same time)

1. SxS memory card as recording media

As recording media, an SxS memory card can transfer a large amount of high definition video data recorded by the KA-MR100G to a Non-linear editing system.

2. Utilizes XDCAM EX file format

The KA-MR100G records in the XDCAM EX file format. The recorded files are compatible with Sony XDCAM EX series products and also non-linear editing systems that support XDCAM EX.

3. Docks with JVC GY-HD200/250 HDV camcorder series

The KA-MR100G docks with JVC GY-HD200/250 series ProHD camcorders using the separately sold KA-UM100G adapter, without an external IEEE 1394 or other cable. In this configuration the camcorder can record high definition (HD) video with audio onto both videotape and SxS memory card simultaneously.
*1: SxS memory card

SxS is a flash memory card designed for professional video cameras with a high-speed PCI Express interface. It is compatible with a standard Express Card slot and has an approximate recording capacity of up to 70 minutes of high definition (HD) video using a 16GB SxS memory card.

This is the brand name for the Sony Corporation professional video camera series incorporating the SxS memory card as recording media, using a Long GOP MPEG-2 compression method.
< Development Concept >

With the trend to high definition (HD) video, a number of products were introduced into the professional video camera market featuring high-speed data communication using highly reliable memory cards as recording media. The main objective of these products is to provide an efficient editing work flow with professional video production systems.

Until now, JVC business development centred on professional video camcorders recording on videotape. Anticipating the market trend, JVC supplemented videotape with the memory card system to expand its professional camcorder business.

In the future, JVC will ensure a higher-speed, more efficient workflow for high definition (HD) editing by offering professional video camcorders and related products using the XDCAM EX file format and SxS memory cards that work with XDCAM EX compatible products.

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