Sharing videos over the Internet is now easier with the launch of a new JVC camcorder that provides one-button uploading to YouTube, the online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos.
The new JVC Everio S Series memory camcorder, the GZ-MS100, was designed to make sharing simple for the millions of people who enjoy sharing their videos with the world over the Internet. IT also provides an array of full-fledged camcorder features that give it the versatility to do more than shoot short Internet videos.
It looks similar to the popular Everio G Series camcorders, but is smaller and weighs only 0.60 lbs. including battery, because it records to an SD Card instead of a built-in hard disk drive.
JVC says the ever-increasing capacity and affordability of new SD Cards appearing on the market means that over time Everio S will be able to offer expanded recording time at a lower per minute cost.
Once the provided CyberLink software is installed on a Windows PC, uploading video clips to YouTube is quick and easy. The camcorder has an UPLOAD button that works in two ways. In the camera mode, press UPLOAD and then the trigger, and this limits recordings to 10 minutes in length, which matches the YouTube file size limit.
This eliminates the need to manually time recordings or go back to edit and shorten footage. After recording is done, connect the GZ-MS100 to a PC via a USB cable and press the UPLOAD button. This automatically launches the supplied application for uploading to YouTube.
The original video quality is maintained in the camera, so it can be used for any other purpose.
For storage and cataloging, recorded videos can easily be transferred to a PC via USB2.0 or directly using the SD Card. The provided CyberLink application also allows easy burning to DVD using the computer's optical disc drive. Or, to create DVDs without using a computer JVC offers the CU-VD3 Everio SHARE STATION as an option.
The 2.7-inch LCD screen, the same one used on Everio G series models, has Auto Backlight Control to automatically adjust brightness for indoors or outdoors viewing. And with Auto Power ON/OFF, the user simply opens up the LCD to power-on and start shooting - the camcorder takes only about one second if Quick Restart mode is engaged - and closes the LCD to shut the power off and avoid draining the battery.
In addition to the supplied BN-VF808 rechargeable battery that provides 2 hr. 5 minutes of operation per charge, higher capacity batteries are available: BN-VF815 for 4 hr. 15 minutes and BN-VF823 for 6 hr. 25 minutes of continuous operation per charge.
The GZ-MS100 is equipped with a KONICA MINOLTA LENS that provides a 35x optical zoom. The JVC GZ-MS100 will be available in June for US$349.99.