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JVC GV-LS2 Live Streaming Camera
Remote controllable video camera with mechanical pan/tilt/zoom
Our take on the JVC GV-LS2 Live Streaming Camera by Crutchfield's Woody Sherman
The JVC GV-LS2 live streaming camera is perfect for applications where you need live video streaming and recording from an unmanned position. With its mechanical tilt/pan/zoom capability, which povides a full-size HD picture for enhanced monitoring of the scene it's capturing, you'll have the detail you need for applications like home and business security. Pan up to 150 degrees and tilt up to 70 degrees, while having to ability to zoom 10X optically. The motors are extremely quiet, so you won't impact sound recording. Plus the very bright f/1.2 lens and Super LoLux technology will make sure you see the things other cameras in its class might miss.
Available apps for Android™ and Apple® smartphones and tablets assist you in controlling and monitoring the camera. Record to SD/SDHC/SDXC cards or stream in HD with broadcast / CCTV-friendly MPEG-2 transport streams, or web-compatible Motion JPEG formats, over both Wi-Fi and LAN connections.
What's in the Box:
- Live streaming camera (white)
- 80" LAN flat cable (with RJ-45 modular plugs on each end)
- 79" AC power cord
- 15" Conversion cable (adapts AC adapter to Pantilter)
- Rear camera cover
- Application CD-ROM software
- Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
- Warranty sheet
- JVC Canada Warranty card
- Manual correction sheet
- Software License Agreement
- Basic User Guide (En/Sp/Fr/Po)
- Info for purchasing an AV cable
- 1/2.3" back-illuminated CMOS sensor
- 29.5-407 mm equivalent focal range
- f/1.2-2.8 aperture
- remote controllable, networkable camera perfect for unmanned applications like security
- detailed HD streaming and recording capability
- Wi-Fi® capable for live monitoring, remote operation, live streaming and recording on PC
- free app available for Android and Apple® smartphones and tablets
- super-quiet mechanical pan/tilt/zoom function delivers full HD quality from all shots, not a blown-up HD image
- 10X optical zoom (digital 200X)
- pan range: +/- 150 degrees (Wi-Fi), +/- 100 degrees (LAN)
- tilt range: -30 to +40 degrees
- advanced image stabilization (when pan/tilt/zoom functions not engaged)
- Super LoLux technology provides enhanced low-light capabilities
- manual exposure control for variable lighting conditions
- Ethernet port for connection to a wired PC network
- internal stereo microphone
- takes SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards for on-board high-def video (MP4 AVC/H.264) recording
- streams SD/HD MPEG-2 transport stream video, 640 x 360 JPEG video, AAC or LPCM audio
- 5-1/8"W x 4-7/8"H x 4-1/4"D (camera on pantilter)
- camera weight: 8.1 ounces
- pantilter weight: 22.05 ounces
- supplied accessories: AC adapter, LAN cable, PC software
- warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
JVC GV-LS2 Live Streaming Camera Reviews
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Overview: The JVC GV-LS2 Live Streaming Camera lets you stream Full HD video via Wi-Fi and LAN connections. You can also record Full HD video to an optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory card, if desired. The camera comes with a powered pantilter for docking and remotely aiming the camera. The pantilter has a 3.5mm AV output and 3.5mm microphone input on the back.
Pantilter: The pantilter allows you to silently pan (move horizontally) +/-150° Wi-Fi (or +/-100° for a wired connection) and tilt (move vertically) -30° to +40° the camera using your computer or smartphone. The camera can be docked into the pantilter, or used without it. To prevent movement in a particular direction, you can engage the Pan Lock or Tilt Lock.
Lens: The camera has a bright F1.2-2.8, 3.76-37.6mm 10x optical zoom lens. The 35mm equivalent is 29.5 to 476mm with 16x dynamic zoom on, and 29.5 to 407mm with dynamic zoom off. There is a Digital Image Stabilizer helps to reduce the effects of camera shake, and can be set to soft, medium, or strong.
Image Sensor: The GV-LS2 is equipped with a 1/2.3", 12.4-megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS image sensor.
Recording to SD Cards: The camera can record AVCHD standard video (AVC/H.264) to an optional SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card at Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 2-channel Dolby Digital audio (48kHz/256 kbps). There are 4 Image Quality settings:
|Recording Mode||Bit Rate||Recording Time
(64 GB SDXC card)
|UXP||24 Mbps VBR||5 hrs 40 min|
|XP||17 Mbps VBR||8 hrs 10 min|
|SP||12 Mbps VBR||11 hrs 30 min|
|EP||4.8 Mbps VBR||28 hrs 50 min|
Streaming: Wi-Fi and LAN connections are provided for streaming and remote operation. There are three choices in formats:
|Stream 1||Stream 2|
|Format 1||Video||JPEG (640 x 360)||None|
|Audio||LPCM 16 kHz 16-bit 1 ch|
|Format 2||System||MPEG-2 TS||---|
|Video||H.264 Main Profile (720 x 480)||JPEG (640 x 360)|
|Audio||AAC 48 kHz 16-bit 2 ch||LPCM 16 kHz 16-bit 1 ch|
|Format 3||System||MPEG-2 TS||---|
|Video||H.264 High Profile (1920 x 1080)||JPEG (640 x 360)|
|Audio||AAC 48 kHz 16-bit 2 ch||LPCM 16 kHz 16-bit 1 ch|
Standards: Wired: 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX; Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4 GHz band only
Hot Shoe/Tripod Mount: The camera has a standard hot shoe on the top for adding camera accessories such as a video light or microphone. In addition, both the camera and pantilter have a standard 1/4" tripod thread for mounting.
Power Requirements: The GV-LS2 is powered by the supplied AC adapter. It can also be powered by an optional BN-VG139U Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery for use when you are away from an AC outlet.
Supplied Software: The supplied CD-ROM includes the JVC CAM Control 220.127.116.11 software for controlling the camera from your PC. The software is compatible with Windows OS only running Internet Explorer 9 or later.
Mobile Application: A downloadable app is available to let you control the camera on the touch panel of a smartphone or tablet computer. The app is available for the following environments:
JVC CAM Control: available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 5.1.1. or later
JVC CAM Control Single: available from the Google Play Store for Android smartphones with OS 2.3 or later
JVC CAM Control Multi: available from the Google Play Store for Android tables with OS 2.3 or later, Screen size: 7" or more, Resolution: 1024 x 600 or more
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Oh, really Krissy? Crutchfield's Tech Support was so helpful in less than 2 minutes they told me to call JVC and after 2 hours on the phone with them, still not working properly!!!! Wishing I had just bought something else instead of listening to the phone representative that convinced me this was best for our needs. I am now in the process of waiting for a product specialist to contact me and see if they can actually do something to get the camera working properly! DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS CAMERA UNLESS YOU ARE A COMPUTER WIZ!!! THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE VERY VAGUE AND SET UP IS VERY DIFFICULT AS TOLD BY THE JVC TECHNICIAN HIMSELF!!! [ Todd Sep 24, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Sep 21, 2014 ] Staff