JVC Has A Budget Switcher For Live Streaming And Sports

The ProHD Studio 4000 is a compact live production and streaming studio from JVC. Also available as the ProHD Studio 4000S for sports, the self-contained, four-channel system includes a control room solution for smaller, “budget-conscious” facilities.

The ProHD Studio 4000 includes four SD/HD-SDI inputs, four IP stream inputs, and four NDI inputs. An additional HDMI/NDI input with keying can capture an external screen, so users can include content from a smartphone or PowerPoint presentation. Users can record the program output and the streaming output, along with simultaneous ISO recording of all cameras, directly to the ProHD Studio 4000.

Unique features include automatic motion tracking for JVC KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras, as well as Zero Config, which provides automatic, one-click configuration of any IP-enabled JVC camera when it joins the same LAN as other JVC cameras. The appliance also includes a remote control for JVC cameras, including full PTZ control for the KY-PZ100. For live sports, the 4000S adds automated multi-channel instant replay and slo-mo, as well as an integrated sports CG for scores and timers.

“The ProHD Studio 4000 provides an affordable multi-camera live production solution with unique features you won’t find in other products in its class,” said Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “It’s the ideal integrated production switcher for a variety of markets, from small-market news and sports broadcasts to live concerts and worship services.”

A H.264 encoder supports up to 1080p streaming at up to 10 Mbps, with RTMP and MPEG-TS simultaneous output and direct streaming integration to Facebook Live and other CDNs. Output choices include dedicated HD-SDI and HDMI ports, plus an HDMI display port for multi-view or program monitoring.

Other features include an integrated audio mixer, internal CG with templates, four layers of DSK, and a production switcher with a choice of transitions and automated switching modes. The ProHD Studio 4000 supports instant, unlimited clip playback without transcoding, as well as unlimited playlists with PIP and split screen layouts.

The ProHD Studio 4000 has a list price of $6000, while the ProHD Studio 4000S comes in $2000 more. Both models will be available in June.

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