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JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder Is Now Available on the Market

October 10th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Shooting in 3D


Earlier this year when JVC has announced during NAB 2011 their JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder the company has stated that it should be available on the market with a price of less than $2500 USD, but now that the 3D camcorder is actually available the price looks even more attractive. The JVC GY-HMZ1U ProHD 3D camcorder has an official list price of $1995 USD, but you can actually purchase it with a price closer to $1700 USD (if you live in the US that is). The new JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is actually based on the not long ago announced consumer 3D camcorder – JVC GS-TD1, with pretty much the only difference being the fact that the HMZ1 version has support for 24p 3D recording mode as well as dual XLR microphone inputs. JVC has also announced that the consumer GS-TD1 model will be getting a software update by the end of the year, so it may also get 24p 3D mode available at that time. But since the new JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is not much more expensive you may also get that feature even now to make your life easier when editing and exporting the 3D video recorded with the camcorder. The only problem with the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD camcorder is the fact that since it is considered a professional product it may take more time to appear on some smaller markets or not become available at all, even if the consumer JVC GS-TD1 model is present there.

For more information about the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder….
You can get the JVC GY-HMZ1 3D ProHD Camcorder from Amazon for about $1720 USD…


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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bob Cooper // Oct 10, 2011 at 22:28

    great 3D camcorder for amateur 3D projects – but not for pro use.

  • 2 David // Oct 10, 2011 at 23:46

    how are you gonna get a 3d effect if the 2 cameras are so close together… it will be very flat.

  • 3 gordy // Oct 11, 2011 at 03:42

    David, no, this camera will make much more comfortable 3D across a far wider shooting spectrum than the Panasonic 3DA1.

    Generally speaking, the majority of shooting for any professional project is done around 1″ IO.

    .75″ to 1.5″ is your IO range for the vast majority of shots for your average film or documentary. Outside that range, you get beyond what works on a theatrical screen or TV screen.

    That’s why very little professional 3D is shot on the 3DA1.

    We’ll have to see what the image quality of this JVC to see how “professional” it is.

  • 4 David // Oct 11, 2011 at 18:46

    Hm dunno. Actually all 3d footage i see is very flat. except with 3d vision in games….
    Seeing football games in 3d, I always think they should have a 2 meter gap (or even more) between the 2 cameras.
    it’s just 2.5D as long as it’s so flat.

  • 5 Fab // Oct 13, 2011 at 16:05

    Complete test of this camera on my website…

  • 6 Bloody // Oct 13, 2011 at 20:27

    Another useful feature of this camera is the bundled JVC 3D to LR conversion software, which converts 3D video files recorded with the GY-HMZ1 into two individual video files: video for the right-eye (R) and video for the left-eye (L).These files can then be imported into major NLE systems such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere CS5 and Grass Valley Edius Pro for 3D footage editing.

  • 7 Max // Feb 3, 2012 at 00:34

    How can this achieve with the TD1 files?
    No such free utility??

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