Affordable 4k

JVC has always been a preferred brand by videographers all over the world. And in the past RED’s 4k video has always been reserved for those in the cinema world. Now JVC is offering 4k (not RAW) Video! The DFW PVA is always hunting the web and conventions for companies press releases for state of the art gear and equipment that our members want to learn about. This blog is just the beginning in that education, next meeting we will have the team from MLD Rentals coming and showing us other great gear on the market. Below is the JVC Press Release.


The GY-HMQ10 is the world’s first hand held camcorder capable of capturing and recording real-time video at 4 times the resolution of full HD—3840 x 2160 images at 24p, 50p and 60p. Now you can deliver stunning cinema-quality recordings with the same ease of operation as a standard HD video camera.
Great images begin with a great optical system. The GY-HMQ10 employs a razor sharp F2.8 10x zoom lens specifically designed for 4K imaging. A high speed 1/2-inch class CMOS device with 8.3 million active pixels (3840 x 2160) captures live progressive images at up to 60 frames per second. This tremendous amount of data is then processed using an array of custom JVC Falconbrid LSI chips that deBayer the image and provide a live 4K output while simultaneously compressing video for recording onto separate solid state memory cards. 4K recordings up to 2 hours in length can be made using four 32GB SDHC cards.
Operation and form factor are very similar to JVC’s popular GY-HM150 with manual or auto control of focus, iris, gain, shutter, gamma level, color matrix, and white balance.
The GY-HMQ10 also functions as an exceptional HD camcorder thanks to its larger 4K imager and superb optics. It records full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50/60p or 50/60i onto a single memory card in the AVCHD format.


  • 1/2.3″ Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor (8.3 million active pixels)
  • Ultra high resolution F2.8 10X Zoom Lens
    (F2.8 to 4,5 — f=6.7-67 mm) (35 mm conversion: 42.5 to 425 mm)
  • Built-in optical image stabilizer
  • 4K Recording: 3,840 x 2,160
    MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(.MP4) 4 Stream Separate Recording 60fps/50fps/24fps Progressive at 144Mbps
  • 4K recording for up to 2 hours (32GB SDHC, x4)
  • JVC file utility included for combining separate streams into single editable file
  • Also functions as fully featured full-HD camcorder
    AVCHD progressive (.mts) 60i/60p or 50p/50i
  • Interval (time lapse) recording in both 4K and HD modes
  • JVC’s patented “FOCUS ASSIST” function
  • Full HD (1920×1080) trimming function
  • 3 assignable user buttons
  • 2 audio channels
    4K mode: AAC, 2ch, 48kHz,16bit
    HD mode: AC3, 2ch, 48kHz, 16bit
  • Manual audio level controls with audio meter
  • XLR inputs with 48V phantom power
  • Large 3.5-inch 920,000 pixel LCD display with touch panel
  • 0.24″ Lcos 260,000 pixel viewfinder
  • Records to inexpensive SDHC/SDXC memory cards
    4 used in the 4K mode
    1 used in the HD mode
  • Wired remote control capability

Lawsuit Shakes New York Wedding Industry

The Huffington Post had a story the other day that really shocked us to hear. A judge is allowing a man to sue his wedding photographer for nearly $50k. He was unhappy that the company had not taken photos of the last dance and bouquet toss which took place in the last 15 minutes of the wedding, Oddly enough, the wedding was 9 yrs ago and the couple has already divorced.

So far  H&H Photography have spent $50,000 in legal fees and the case isn’t even settled yet.

Now we at the DFW-PVA have a code of ethics we live and do business by. And in that code we believe in providing quality service to the client. H&H should never had left the event early. If the client has paid you to shoot the whole event, you shoot the whole event. The odd and debate in this story is what is the statue of limitations on a lawsuit like this. Clearly the photographer/videographer is in the wrong but at what point does that go away due to just being old new? Discuss it in the comment section.

Click on the “Vist Site” button to read the full story at the Huffington Post.

February Meeting

The February meeting of the DFW-PVA is still slated to happen.

That’s right..we’re still on track to have a regular old meeting on the regualr old time in February.

Just wanted to make sure everyone was aware.