The first film in the world to be shot with two JVC GY-HD101E ProHD cameras is now in production. The film entitled 'Reality Check' stars Paul Mercurio (lead actor of Australian film, Strictly Ballroom) and Dieter Brenmar (actor in Australian television drama, Home and Away) is a kind of ‘Survivor gone wrong’ movie.
The film is directed by Geoff Cox, a director and DOP with over 30 years’ extensive experience in film and television. Cox’s credits include movies such as Rapid Fear 1, The Turner Affair, Beastmaster and Flipper as well as the television drama, E-Street. Reality Check is produced by Cox’s Tempo Pictures, an Australian independent production company, fast building a reputation for developing high quality commercial feature films, high-end commercials and corporate videos.
According Coxhis decision to buy the GY-HD101E came after researching all the available alternatives and discovering that by using the camera meant he could shoot 24P progressive and get the closest look to film at an affordable price.
The GY-HD101E is a full resolution ProHD progressive camcorder with interchangeable lenses and utilises three newly developed 1/3-inch CCD image sensors, each one featuring an array of 1280x720 pixels (approximately one mega pixel), with micro lenses. Eliminating the need for image scaling, its native resolution matches that of most HDTV displays says JVC. In addition, the GY-HD101E provides real time playback in all major DTV formats, allowing easy conversion of recorded data to other formats without compromising the level of quality, says the company.
The GY-HD100E and GY-HD101E (with IEEE1394 in and out) cameras and the BR-HD50E recorder / player and the European HD multi-standard monitor, model DT-V1710CG are available now.