JVC’s Holland Talks to Dealerscope
At JVC’s Open House yesterday at the company’s Wayne, NJ headquarters, Dealerscope sat down with senior national product manager, Allan Holland to talk about JVC’s high definition camcorder and Blu-ray plans.
Dealerscope: JVC introduced the first HD consumer miniDV camcorder in the US, the GR-HD1 in 2004. Now the company is focused on hard drive-based, MPEG-2 products. Where do you see the market headed in terms of formats and storage options?
Allan Holland: I personally see multiple formats coexisting. I think the winner is the manufacturer who can put multiple formats in their camcorder. One of our great successes now is that our hard drive camcorders have a constant bit rate mode (1440 mode) that emulates HDV so as a winning format if you’re already an HDV user and you have an HDV workstation you can use our cameras, tapeless, for recording but in HDV mode. They can also record in 1920x1080 full HD mode so you’re getting the best of both worlds. I think ultimately that will be the solution.