JVC has introduced the GY-HM150 -- the latest model in its popular ProHD handheld camera line. The GY-HM150 includes a range of technological improvements that offers users flexibility and a fast editing workflow, says JVC, including the option to record in both SD and HD formats and the ingenious Pre Rec mode. It’s also JVC’s first handheld to feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allowing simultaneous recording to both cards for instant back-up or seamless relay recording between cards for continuous shooting.

The compact handheld 3-CCD camcorder records 35Mbps high definition video and uncompressed audio directly to inexpensive SDHC/SDXC media cards in both the native QuickTime format used by Apple Final Cut Pro and MP4 file format. It has a dual card slot design, enabling recording to non-proprietary SDHC/SDXC cards, a feature previously available only on larger JVC models, which allows simultaneous recording to both cards for instant backup or client copy or seamless relay recording for a longer continuous shooting period.