3 half-inch CCDs (330,000 pixels) with prism optical system Excellent picture quality, 500 line resolution, 58dB s/n Multi-format output compatible with M-II and S-VHS Integrates with S-VHS portable for camcorder operation RS-170A encoder for broadcast quality signal High-speed electronic shutter Stereo audio circuit 2H vertical contour correction, matrix masking circuit Negative/positive image reversal circuit Hot Shoe viewfinder and microphone connections
KY-15 THREE-CCD COLOR VIDEO CAMERA In response to the demand for higher-quality visual images, JVC announced the development of the S-VHS format and has strived to introduce products of this format to the market. In doing so, the release of cameras which would perfectly match S-VHS recorders has been awaited.
Meanwhile, in the professional ENG camera market, cameras using solid-state pickup elements are becoming the mainstream, replacing those with tubes, because of their advantages in operability, size and weight. Also, cameras that can be used in the camcorder configuration are increasingly appreciated as they provide more mobility in newsgathering and field production.
The KY-15U series cameras, using 1/2" CCDs with 360,000 pixels, have been developed to meet with these market requirements. They can not only be used as a self-contained camera, but as a camcorder as well when combined with the already released S-VHS portable VCR, the BR-S410U. No adapter is required in this camcorder configuration.
HIGH PICTURE QUALITY WITH THREE 1/2" CCDS
Following our success with 1/2" pickup technology as demonstrated in the BY-11O three-tube color video cameras, the KY-15 is a three- CCD camera using 1/2" CCDs with 330,000 effective pixels (360,000 gross) combined with an F/l.4 prism optical system specially developed for use with 1/2" CCD solid-state image pickup elements. The resulting picture quality can be seen from its signal-to-noise ratio of 58 dB and resolution of 500 lines in each of the R, G, B and Y channels.
MULTI-FORMAT OUTPUT SIGNALS
The video output is available in any of a number of formats: MII (Y, R-Y and B-Y component signals), S-VHS (separated E/C signals) , composite video and RGB.
DESIGNED FOR CAMCORDER INTEGRATION WITH S-VHS OR MII RECORDERS
Housed in a rugged diecast aluminum body, the KY-15 is designed to be combined into a camcorder with a professional-spec S-VHS portable. For easy operation, most controls are concentrated on the front. With an optional adapter, an MII portable can also be used with the KY-15 in the camcorder configuration, making it suitable for field production.
CONFORMING TO THE BROADCAST STANDARD RS-170A
The built-in sync signal generator conforms to the RS-170A standard. And, using the wide-band color difference signal system, the encoder is designed to be compatible with the component video recorders used by broadcasters.
HIGH-SPEED ELECTRONIC SHUTTER
Three high-speed shutter modes - 1/250, 1/500 and 1/1000 -are provided by an electronic shutter. Used appropriately, these facilitate the analysis of movement.
SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM WITH CHARACTER DISPLAY
The built-in character generator displays status, mode and warning indications on the viewfinder screen.
STEREO AUDIO CIRCUIT
A stereo audio circuit is built in for use with an optional stereo microphone (MV-P6O2). The circuit can be switched to monaural for use with a super-directional monaural microphone (M-K50).
A variety of system units are available: the RM-P200 Remote Control Unit which allows remote control from up to 100 m (335 ft), the VF- P400 4" Viewfinder for Studio use, the AA-P200 AC Power Adapter which can be mounted on the camera head, the AA-P250 AC Power adapter which doubles as a battery charger and a full range of interchangeable lenses. These extend the range of applications of the KY-15, making it ideal for use in the field or studio, for surveillance, or as the input device in an image processing or medical research system.
* 2H vertical contour correction circuit * Turret-type optical filters * Three white balance adjustment modes (preset, auto memory 1, auto memory 2) * Color matrix circuit * Intercom headset terminal with output level control * Negative/positive image reversal circuit * Flare correction circuit * Earphone jack * VTR trigger select switch * Audio output level select Switch (-20 dB, -52 dB) * Microprocessor-controlled auto iris circuit * External sync circuit * AUX video switch * Microphone terminal in the form of a hot shoe (for M-K50 and MV-P602) * Hot-shoe-connected 1.5" viewfinder (VF-P10)
JVC INTRODUCES NEW SERIES OF THREE-CCD VIDEO CAMERAS
Wayne, NJ...JVC Professional Products Company introduces a new series of professional video cameras tailored for the S-VHS and MII environments, with the KY-15U three-CCD camera. The camera was debuted at the 1988 Comtex Show in New Orleans.
Among Electronic News Gathering (ENG) professionals, cameras that utilize solid-state pickup elements are fast becoming the equipment of choice. The technology provides inherent advantages in operability, weight, and size. These cameras also are well suited to camcorder configurations, which are preferred because of their greater ease of use in news-gathering and field production. The KY- 15U embodies all of the advantages of this technology in a package that is extremely versatile and easy to handle.
The KY-15U can be used not only as a self-contained camera, but in a camcorder configuration as well, when combined with JVC's S-VHS portable VCR, the BR-S410U, which has already been released. No adapter is required. With an optional adapter, the camera can also be used with an MII portable.
The KY-15U uses three, 1/2-in. CCDs that provide 360,000 pixels, and a F1.4 prism optical system developed for exclusive use with 1/2-in. CCD solid-state pickup elements. Signal-to-noise ratio is 58 dB and resolution is 500 lines in R,G,B, and Y channels.
The video output is available in several formats: MII component signals (Y, R-Y, and B-Y), S-VHS (separated Y/C signals), composite video, and RGB. The built-in signal generator conforms to the RS- 170A standard. The camera is designed to be compatible with the component video recorders used by broadcasters, through use of a wideband color-difference signal system.
The camera's high-speed electronic shutter provides speeds of 1/250, 1/500, and 1/1000 of a second. A built-in character generator displays status, mode, and warning indications on the viewfinder screen.
While monaural audio is the standard mode using the M-K50 super- directional monaural microphone, stereo audio circuitry can be switched in when the camera is used with the MV-P602 stereo microphone.
Other features of the KY-15U include:
* A 2-H vertical-contour correction circuit. * Turret-type optical filters. * Three white-balance adjustment modes (preset, auto memory 1, and auto memory 2). * A color matrix circuit. * Intercom headset terminal with output level control. * Negative/positive image reversal circuit. * Flare-correction circuit. * Earphone jack. * VTR trigger-select switch. * Audio output-level selection (-20 and -52 dB). * Microprocessor-controlled auto-iris circuit. * External sync circuit. * Auxiliary video switch. * Microphone terminal (hot shoe for M-K50 and MV-P602). * Hot-shoe-connected 1.5-in. viewfinder (VF-P10)
The KY-15U is housed in a die-cast aluminum body, and most controls are concentrated on the front of the camera.
Full Range of Accessories
The KY-15U is supported by a wide variety of optional accessories that support its use in the field or studio, for surveillance, or as an input device in image processing or medical-research systems.
The KY-15U's accessories include:
* The RM-P200 Remote Control unit that allows operation up to 100 m (325 ft.) away. * The VF-P400 4-in. Viewfinder for studio use. * The AA-P200 AC Power Adapter which can be mounted on the camera head. * The AA-P250 AC Power Adapter that doubles as a battery charger. * A line of interchangeable lenses.
The KY-15U will be available at JVC Professional Video dealers. For more information on this product line, please contact JVC at (800) JVC-5825, or Barry Manz, Public Relations Director, at ANR Advertising, at (201) 299-8000.