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Bluetooth in a Camcorer? JVC Thinks of Clever Uses

Techstination feature for Monday, March 22, 2010

Bluetooth in a camcorder. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Among the new high definition camcorders from JVC this one, the GZ HM 550, that adds Bluetooth connectivity and some clever ways to use it. Senior product manager Allan Holland...

"With the Bluetooth I have a smartphone, your typical BlackBerry. And depending on the model you can link it to the camera and you can control and watch through your phone, the camera. So you can almost use it as a remote control. You can set up the camera and then in your phone you can view what's being seen through the camera, you can zoom, you can start recording, you can stop recording, you can control everything remotely."

You can transmit still pictures from the camcorder using Bluetooth...and use a Bluetooth headset as a wireless microphone when shooting video. The GZ HM 550 sells for under 800 dollars. JVC has other HD Everio camcorders for under four hundred. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.