By Andrew Liszewski
For YouTube junkies who feel the need to post every last piece of footage they shoot comes the new Everio S series from JVC which includes a one-touch button for uploading their shaky exploits to the popular video sharing site. The camcorders look similar to the JVC Everio G series, but are considerably lighter since they record video directly to SD cards instead of a built-in hard drive. But it’s the YouTube features that are sure to interest most potential buyers. Here’s how it works:
Once the provided CyberLink software is installed on a Windows® PC, uploading video clips to YouTube™ is quick and easy. The camcorder has an UPLOAD button that works in two ways. In the camera mode, press UPLOAD and then the trigger, and this limits recordings to 10 minutes in length, which matches the YouTube™ file size limit. This eliminates the need to manually time recordings or go back to edit and shorten footage. After recording is done, connect the GZ-MS100 to a PC via a USB cable and press the UPLOAD button. This automatically launches the supplied application for uploading to YouTube™. After just a few mouse clicks the video will be up on the Internet for everybody to see. The original video quality is maintained in the camera, so it can be used for any other purpose.
The camera also features JVC’s ‘Laser Touch Operation’ which is a touch sensitive scroll bar and buttons allowing the user to navigate the on-screen menus without having to touch and leave fingerprints on the LCD display. The included rechargeable battery is rated for about 2 hours and 5 minutes of operation, but you can replace it with higher capacity 4 and 6 hour models as needed. The GZ-MS100 camcorder should be available in June for $349.99.