In a recent article from ChurchProduction, they detail the selection of more affordable switchers and controllers designed for smaller production teams that are now available from JVC.
JVC Professional Video, a branch of JVCKenwood USA Corporation, announces the availability of new workflow solutions designed for smaller production teams like as classrooms, courthouses, schools of worship, college sports broadcasters, and local news OTA stations. The new Connected Cam vMix Studio Switchers KM-IP8 and KM-IP8S4, the RM-LP350G Connected Cam vMix Control Surface, the KM-HD6 Connected Cam Six-Input Switcher, and the RM-LP5G Connected Cam Compact Joystick PTZ Controller are among them.
“The release of these affordable new production tools will enable budget conscious studios, venues and arenas to have high-quality, glass to glass workflow solutions. With growing expectations from viewers for broadcast-quality content, JVC developed these products to provide price effective, easy to configure equipment and support. These solutions will undoubtedly increase the creative production possibilities for venues around the world.” -Joseph D’Amico, Vice President, JVCKenwood USA Corporation
The two-time award-winning KM-IP8 and KM-IP8S4 Connected Cam vMix Studio Switchers, which can each manage a minimum of eight NDI|HX inputs and come equipped with vMix 4K licensed software for Windows 11 Pro, are among the new solutions. In addition, the KM-IP8S4 has four 3G-SDI inputs with bi-directional connectors and mini-SDI-to-SDI cables. Both devices have a Gigabit Ethernet network interface and many output options, including one 3G-SDI, one HDMI, and four DisplayPorts. Furthermore, the KM-IP8 and KM-IP8S4 are designed to transition live programming from SD to full HD 1080 60P.
The RM-LP350G Connected Cam vMix Control Surface, designed for use with the KM-IP8 Studio Computer, offers traditional-style switching in the vMix environment. It offers a low-profile transition fader with four-channel PTZ camera presets, panning, and zoom. The controller also has 12-channel PGM and PVW switching capabilities, as well as configurable PGM/PVW in four groups of 12 downstream key settings.
The KM-HD6 Connected Cam Six-Input Switcher, available separately and as a package, has four SDI and two HDMI inputs, as well as a USB Type-C output for livestreaming to popular video conferencing apps like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. There are two 3G/HD/SD-SDI outputs, one HDMI PGM (program) and one SDI AUX, as well as one HDMI and one SDI multi-view output. The switcher also includes automatic cut transitions, mix, fade, and wipe effects, an adjustable PiP/PoP window, and a GPIO interface for live tally. The integrated audio mixer has 3.5mm and RCA audio inputs and outputs, as well as USB Type-C HDMI and SDI audio incorporated.
The RM-LP5G Connected Cam Compact Joystick PTZ Controller has a dual-axis joystick and zoom bridge and can control up to five PTZ cameras. The VISCA, UDP, and PELCO P/D control protocols are supported over IP, RS422, and RS232. Furthermore, the controller's four-color LED multiscreen display simplifies setup and operation. The controller, which is only available as part of a combined solution with two or more JVC Connected Cam PTZ cameras, is intended for smaller market enterprises aiming to produce network-caliber productions.
Read the full article from ChurchProduction HERE