JVC introduces the Live Slow technology with the GR-D290. This technology allows, for the first time ever, the user to record slow motion images and play them back with real-time sound. Live Slow is extremely useful for playing back precious or hard-to-see moments as the speed is slowed down to a quarter of normal playing speed. This effect is achieved by the camera recording the picture at 1/4 the normal speed, and thus showing with great clarity a slow motion effect. Slow motion images are recorded with sound on a DVC tape and played back in real time, thus allowing one to view greater detail in the image. In addition, even footage shot at normal speed can be played back with the slow motion effect. In this way precious moments become all the more enjoyable.