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GY-HM650's China adventure

Stratford-upon-Avon college student Tom Dyer, took one of our GY-HM650 ProHD camcorders on an exciting trip to China, to engage in a Principal Shadowing Programme. Funded by 'The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy China', the scheme allows college Principals from China to observe the working practices of those in the UK.

Whilst doing his HND (Higher National Diploma) in Creative Media Production, Tom was selected to take part in the Principal Shadowing Programme to aid his Special Subject Investigation module. In March, using one of our GY-HM600 camcorders, Tom filmed a documentary of Principal Wang’s visit to Stratford-upon-Avon College, Tom was then offered the chance to fly to China to continue his documentary. Having used and liked our GY-HM600 camera, Tom opted for the GY-HM650 camera for its additional features to take with him to China. This small, lightweight camera features a professional wide angle 23x autofocus zoom lens, and delivers superior low-light performance in a comfortable, versatile form factor, perfect to take on when travelling between locations. 
On the 8th May, Tom flew to the ancient city of Beijing, famous for The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Summer Palace. A few days later, Tom started conducting interviews and began documenting how representatives from British and Chinese colleges exchange academic approaches and methodologies for growth. Using our GY-HM650, Tom engaged all college principals  in interviews, and provided coverage of the conferences they attended, as well as capturing some of the beautiful sights of China.


Tom commented:
“The GY-HM650 was a joy to work with, it's intuitive control system and menu navigation makes for a seamless filming process. The camera also worked  perfectly in temperatures of direct sunlight up to 40 degrees and humidity levels of up to 90%. The 23x Fujinon Zoom lens provides superb clarity and at great lengths. The dual flash card ports and multiple recording formats allowed me to edit swiftly and on the move".