GY-HC500 and GY-HC500 CONNECTEDCAM 4K handheld camcorders

New CONNECTEDCAM camcorders offer class-leading imaging performance and IP connectivity.

The latest two new models in the CONNECTEDCAM range, the GY-HC500 and GY-HC550, offer unparalleled IP connectivity in a handheld camcorder form factor.

Both models feature a 1” 4K CMOS sensor which is combined with a newly-developed 20x lens with 3-ring control, resulting in excellent imaging performance and shooting flexibility. And with a high-resolution viewfinder, imaging framing and focus control is easily achieved. The GY-HC500/550 can achieve up to 12 stops of dynamic range, with support for BT709, BT2020 and BT2100 HLG colourspaces.

Using the latest generation codec used also in the GY-HC900 shoulder mount CONNECTEDCAM, the GY-HC500/ HC550 can record in a wide variety of formats, including 4K 50/60p recording to SSD media at 10 bit 4:2:2 using the Apple Prores codec. A number of other codecs and recording formats are also available, including H264 and MPEG 2 codec formats, ensuring a wide range of workflows can be supported.

This class-leading combination of imaging performance, recording formats and handling mean that the GY-HC500/550 camcorders are ideal for a wide range of production uses including corporate, documentary, live event and ENG uses.

Both the GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 also offer an advanced, class-leading set of IP connectivity functions, with both models offering live streaming, FTP file transfer, and remote camera control over IP. The latest CONNECTEDCAM technology now adds return video over IP, high-quality IFB audio return, and the ability to stream at up to 1080p50/60 at 20Mb/s, giving a uniquely high-quality contribution stream over IP, directly from the camera with no additional hardware required. Therefore the new CONNECTEDCAM models are highly suitable for live event streaming, such as sports events, concerts, press conferences and other live environments where IP delivery is increasingly in demand.

In addition to all of the fearures noted, the GY-HC550 furthermore adds in an additional range of features, including built-in dual wifi antennas, support for the Sports Exchange format, built in broadcast graphics overlays, and Zixi protocol support for ultra- reliable streaming applications.

The GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 add to the first model in the CONNECTEDCAM range, the GY-HC900, which is a high-quality shoulder mount camcorder, ideal for a wide range of live production applications. The GY-HC900 has 3 x 2/3” CMOS sensors offering outstanding low high capability, and supports an industry standard B4 mount, allowing a wide range of broadcast lenses to be utilised. The professional shoulder mount form factor of the GY-HC900 will appeal to those users requiting a highly reliable, flexible ENG solution, with all the benefits of the CONNCTEDCAM IP technology. The GY-HC900 can also be easily adapted to use as a studio camera, through its unique docking system for fibre studio connection.

The new GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 are scheduled to ship in spring 2019 and add to the CONNECTEDCAM range of products, with the GY-HC900 shoulder mount model now shipping.

The new camera line-up adds to JVC Professional’s range of production solutions, including ENG and cine-style camcorders, studio cameras and recording devices. JVC nows offers a comprehensive range of end-to-end 4K and HD solutions, from camcorder and live production to monitoring.

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