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JVC's New ProHD Camcorders Get EBU Approval

JVC's GY-HM600, now with EBU approvalJVC Professional Europe has announced that both the recently released GY-HM600 ProHD and network enabled GY-HM650 camcorders are now fully EBU approved for broadcast use. 

These two new JVC ProHD cameras have been designed specifically to be in line with European Broadcasting Union (EBU) guidelines for broadcast use. The EBU recommendations are designed to provide a common set of performance standards for broadcast production across Europe. Cameras are independently tested and approved by the EBU.

JVC's GY-HM600 series cameras (GY-HM600 and GY-HM650) are now fully approved for journalism use (“Tier 2J”). The cameras are also approved for general long form HD programming (“Tier 2L”), when used with a suitable external recording device supporting 50MB/s or greater recording.

The testing of the GY-HM600 and GY-HM650 cameras was carried out by Alan Roberts in accordance with the EBU guidelines. 

The EBU test report for the GY-HM600E and GY-HM650E can be viewed at

The full EBU recommendations for camera types can be seen at


Procam TV Invest Heavily In 4K Future

Sony's F55 4K cameraProcam TV, a large UK broadcast hire facility, has announced £500,000 investment in Sony’s new 4K cameras. 

Procam will be among the first broadcast hire companies in the UK and Europe to take stock of Sony’s highly anticipated professional cameras, the CineAlta 4K Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 cameras.  With 4K being considered the new evolution in TV technology, the significant investment by Procam will give its customer base access to the latest technology and meet the growing demand for 4K content. 

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Guild of Television Cameramen announces GTC 2013 Awards shortlist 

Nominees for the 2013 award are belowThe Guild of Television Cameramen has announced the shortlist of nominee cameramen for its 2013 Awards. The nomination period included programmes transmitted from 1 January through 31 December 2012. Programmes transmitted since that date can still be nominated by GTC members for 2014 Awards. 

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Definition Magazine Digital Edition 64 Now On Sale!

Definition Magazine Digital Issue 64 has the full story on The Hobbit editOur first digital magazine with our new design and adjusted title is now available to buy for only 99p from our iBook store. Aswell as our interview with Jabez Olssen, the editor of The Hobbit, we have an interview with Oscar nominated editor of The Life Of Pie Tim Squyres - audio is included.

We also hear from the set of Belle, the first UK movie to use Sony's F65 camera. We also have a report from our re-visit to Abbey Road for their Channel 4 programme 'Abbey Road Studios: In session'. Theirs is a story of Canon 5D Mk2s in the hands of expert operators.

There are new gear lists and a new technical section, this month looking at how to record ArriRAW properly.

The issue is only 99p or you can buy an annual subscription for only £5.00 for 10 issues.

Go to our iBooks store for details.


Scratch Adds Support For Latest Cameras

You can download a trial version of Scratch and Scratch lab from Assimilate's online storeASSIMILATE who make the SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab software for post and on-set use has upgraded its software for some new cameras announced late last year and other digital cinema formats. They had released their v7 software last November, this release doesn't seem to have a designation but is quite major. 

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