JVC Partners With Ustream For Single-Button Streaming

Two new JVC cameras and a firmware update support the industry-standard Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) for streaming video over the Internet.

JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, announced a partnership with Ustream, a leader in live video streaming. The partnership will provide easy, one-button access to live streaming. Select JVC cameras with built-in HD streaming offer simplified delivery of live video via Ustream’s scalable, HD, easy-to-use video platform. Video can be streamed or recorded for immediate or on-demand viewing.

Two new 4KCAM camcorders, the GY-LS300 and GY-HM200, feature support for the industry-standard Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) for streaming video over the Internet. With an upcoming firmware upgrade, JVC will also add the protocol to its three ProHD streaming camcorders, the GY-HM650, GY-HM850, and GY-HM890. RTMP is compatible with Ustream’s solution as well as a number of content distribution networks (CDNs).

JVC's new GY-LS300 4K camera also supports RTMP.

JVC's new GY-LS300 4K camera also supports RTMP.

JVC cameras with RMTP support allow easy input of Ustream credentials, and up to four Ustream channels can be stored for easy access via the camera menu. With the Ustream credentials stored in the JVC camera, initiating a live webcast is accomplished by pressing a single button on the camera. The camera connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi, or users can plug in an LTE modem via USB or use a mobile hotspot. Stream status is presented in the viewfinder.

Adaptive bit rate streaming technology dynamically adjusts the quality of a video stream based on available bandwidth. The new feature is designed to maintain a live video feed from the field and optimize the quality based on available bandwidth.

Ease-of-use, quality, and scalability are the three key requirements organizations are seeking as they act more like media companies in developing and delivering their own content. Ustream’s partnership with JVC enables a one-click solution for organizations to create high-quality live and on-demand videos.

Some streaming video solutions require streaming output from a dedicated computer or external hardware connected to a camera  But with JVC and Ustream, producers with a single camera can deliver high quality video without the need of a video or computer infrastructure. JVC’s ProHD and 4KCAM cameras provide an uncomplicated way to produce high quality streaming video.

Version 4.0 and Version 2.0 upgrades are free to all current GY-HM650 and GY-HM850/80 owners, respectively, and will be available in June via a firmware update available through the JVC Web site.

JVC also announced its BR-800 ProHD Broadcaster server, powered by Zixi has been upgraded to provide multi-view status monitoring. Multiple live streams can now be viewed on a single monitor screen with drag-and-drop output switching.

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