Shooting with the JVC GY-LS300
Movie Machine's Rick Young has been using a JVC GY-LS300 4KCAM camcorder over the last few weeks on location in real-world situations. The GY-LS300, part of JVC's new 4KCAM range of cameras, can record 4:2:2 HD signals at up to 50/60p at 50Mbps. This camcorder supports dual codec recording, allowing capture of two different codecs (.mov and AVCHD) simultaneously to its dual SDHC/SDXC media card slots. The camcorder incorporates 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs, supporting 4K output over the HDMI out.
“The JVC GY-LS300 camcorder is one of a kind!” says Rick, “This is the smallest, full-featured 4K camcorder on the market, with Super 35mm sensor, professional audio inputs and controls, and accessible switches for accessing key functions. For those who have used high-end professional cameras, this is a like a big camera, shrunk down.”
“The results speak for themselves; having worked with this camera for many weeks, I am happy to use this professionally, particularly in combination with the JVC GY-HM200.”
Rick used the GY-LS300 in combination with an Atomos Shogun to look at some of the capabilities of using them together. The Atomos Shogun is an external recorder which will record ProRes as 4K, HD or RAW, provides waveform monitor/vectorscope, peaking, false colour and many other functions, and is a playback device for 4K or HD content over SDI or HDMI. And now, the latest firmware update for the GY-LS300 will also feature the ability to trigger recordings via HDMI/SDI and JVC LUT support via the Atomos Shogun too.