DEFINITION June 2019

JVC HC500 | USER REVI EW

PRICE £3180/$3900

JVC’s affordable new 4K camcorder is packed with spec to make live streaming easier than ever

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ABOVE The HC500 offers a bright, fold- out screen and detailed menus

now, for everything from church services to sport events, professional streaming is in high demand from clients – and there’s cash to pay for it. 5G With broadband Wi-Fi, 4G – and soon 5G mobile technology and wired ethernet – it’s possible to stream your footage without massive expense, and

the public use the same technology to see the content on their smartphones, tablets, laptops or smart TVs. The reality is that live video streaming is not new at all, and has been around for decades. It’s live TV, but traditionally this was always the domain of broadcasters, with their finely-honed technology, big OB trucks and satellite uplinks.

or independent filmmakers taking a tentative step into the potentially lucrative

realm of live streaming, there’s a brave new world of exciting, emerging yet potentially complicated technologies. It’s only been in very recent years that live streaming on social media platforms has become possible, and

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