Trying out the JVC HM100 at Tracker Productions
Digital Video Magazine has a piece about the Canadian Tracker Productions use of the HM100 from JVC, a near-handheld camcorder that shoots 1080p. The HM100 has small chips – 1/4 inch CCDs – but seems to be getting good response otherwise.
Tracker’s Les McDonald says the camera is durable:
“I can certainly attest to the strength and durability of this camera,” McDonald adds. “One week after I got it, I put it in the back of my car, but the hatch door didn’t secure properly. When I drove off, the camera bag fell out onto the ground and the tent trailer I was pulling drove right over it. There were tire marks on the bag, the lens hood was twisted off and there were some dents, but it still worked perfectly. I had three days of filming left in Jasper National Park and having a functioning camera was essential.”
Video shot by Tracker on the HM100 is here.