JVC GZ-HD7 Everio High-Definition Digital Camcorder is the first hard-drive based camcorder to deliver 1920x1080i resolution for your HDTV and home-theater system. Small, lightweight, and compact, you now have a practical choice when selecting a camcorder to fill your widescreen TV with excellent images. Optical image stabilization minimizes shake and vibration distortion 4 - 3 Standard and 16 - 9 mode for widescreen recording Zebra contrast control Pro focus assist for crisp images Digital still camera mode captures 2.1-megapixel images at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080; stores video and digital still photos on the built-in 60GB hard drive and/or Secure Digital media (SD card is not included) JVC Data battery function displays the remaining battery and recording time for added convenience Dolby Digital audio for high-quality surround sound HDMI interface provides an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest-quality connection High-speed USB 2.0, component and A/V interfaces for video transfer; i.LINK interface ( IEEE 1394 ) allows high-speed digital communication with other IEEE 1394 devices, including your IEEE 1394-compatible DVD recorder / Simple and rapid transfer to PC for additional storage, editing or transmission to Internet External mic input Burn high-definition DVDs without a PC with the optional High-Def Share Station DVD burner (CUVD40; not included) Lightweight, ultracompact design for easy portability Includes CyberLink HD software for professional-quality editing, titling and DVD authoring Unit Dimensions(W x H x D) - 3.6 x 3 x 7.3 inches/91 mm x 77 mm x 186 mm (including maximum extrusion); Approximate weight 1.5 lbs/665g (1.6 lbs./750g while shooting including battery)
Manufacturer Description The HD Everio GZ-HD7 is the world's first consumer camcorder to offer Full HD 1920 x 1080i recording. That's native 1920 x 1080i resolution that is maintained all the way from the lens and CCD, to MPEG2 Transport Stream video with MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio, to output via HDMI, i.LINK or USB2.0. So the Full HD quality you get at the camera is exactly what you get in your recordings, with no conversion or loss of resolution.
Fujinon professional optical zoom lens
HD Everio's 10x optical zoom lens is supplied by Fujinon, a leader in HD optics for both the broadcast media and motion picture industries. It provides superior optical performance and nearly the same brightness (F1.8-1.9) throughout its 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.
Three 1/5-inch CCDs for full HD recording For bright, realistic colors the HD Everio uses three 1/5-inch CCDs -- one each for red, green and blue. Naturally, by having dedicated CCDs for each primary color, the camera is able to gather the maximum visual information which leads to more realistic color reproduction and presence. In addition, to ensure precise prism/CCD registration, JVC has incorporated Fujinon mounting technology used in professional camcorders.
Optical image stabilization To preserve the high-quality image that is attainable at the lens and CCD, the HD Everio features optical image stabilization, avoiding the signal degradation caused by electronic image stabilization, which might be particularly noticeable in HD footage.
5 hours of full HD recording With a 60GB built-in hard drive, the JVC HD Everio provides up to five hours of Full HD (1920 x 1080i) recording at a high 30Mbps (MAX). In addition to this highest quality mode, HD Everio also offers a long seven-hour SP mode with a resolution of 1440 x 1080i, and a Constant Bit Rate 1440CBR mode with a resolution of 1440 x 1080i and a five-hour capacity. Of course, for those who prefer, there's an SD card slot so these recordings can be stored on SD memory card as well.
Wide range of manual controls
In addition to point-and-shoot simplicity, HD Everio also offers a wide range of manual controls including 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.
Easy Archiving and Viewing
PC-less archiving and viewing solution
|The GZHD7 with the optional HD Everio Share Station|
The HD Everio can be connected to the optional HD Everio Share Station CU-VD40 via USB 2.0 cable. This Share Station lets you create HD data discs to archive HD video clip files and writes to both DVD-R and DVD-RW discs. It also allows for the creation of digital stills in a JPEG format. Dual-layer DVD-R is also supported, which means that the combination of the HD Everio and the CU-VD40 provides a PC-less solution to the high-capacity archiving needs of HD content. HD and still files can be played back in ultra-high quality via the CU-VD40's HDMI output without the use of a computer or the camcorder.
Multiple digital interfaces
The HD Everio is equipped with three digital interfaces: USB, HDMI and i.LINK. USB is primarily for file saving, HDMI for digital viewing on large screen displays, and i.LINK streams high definition video in full resolution or 1440CBR mode. HD recorded material is down-converted for output in DV over i.LINK, or in standard definition via the analog component/S-video/ composite output.
Advanced editing and archiving with PC 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.