FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PROHD SHOULDER-MOUNT CAMCORDERS FEATURE
HD STREAMING FOR LIVE BROADAST OR WEBCAST
GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature
Exclusive Dual Codec Design
with 12-Bit Image Processing,
Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
- WAYNE, NJ (February
– JVC Professional Products
Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new
GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a
new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new
interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras
deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the
built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live
HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to
external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
- “We believe the future is with the live
video streaming and FTP service fully integrated into the camera, as
demonstrated with the new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850,” explained Edgar
Shane, general manager of engineering, JVC Professional Products.
“With the recent advancements in 4G LTE availability and
bandwidth, service providers can deliver reliable high-speed
connections that can support HD streaming with a single modem. This
technology is here now, and will continue to progress and improve.”
- The new 800 Series cameras significantly
expand on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities
introduced in the popular GY-HM650 mobile news camera. JVC’s
exclusive dual codec design allows the new cameras to transmit live
HD footage or transfer files in the background while shooters
continue to record footage in their normal workflow. When paired
with a Verizon 4G LTE modem, which is connected directly to the
camera via USB, the camera transmits footage to a broadcast facility
in real time. JVC's Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) provides
content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time
feedback of streaming status.
- Each camera features a built-in processor
with proprietary algorithms that maximize bandwidth to ensure
reliable transmission even under difficult conditions. Plus,
advanced content aware error correction compensates for up to 30
percent packet loss. Streamconfidence provides stream and LTE status
in the high-resolution 4.3-inch LCD monitor and LCOS color
- The cameras provide secure FTP file transfer
on location, as well as live monitoring and extensive camera and
lens control via Wi-Fi from a smartphone or tablet (iPhone, iPad, or
Android). For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows
location information to be recorded. Plus, metadata can be edited on
a smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via Wi-Fi.
- The GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 are also compatible
with JVC’s Professional Streaming Services, also announced today,
which include the new JVC Broadcaster server powered by Zixi for
reliable live content delivery to variety of hardware decoders,
CDNs, and Web.
- Both cameras feature three, 1/3-inch 2.07
effective megapixel CMOS sensors that capture full 1920x1080 images.
The imagers provide 12-bit readout, F11 sensitivity (60Hz), and
excellent signal-to-noise ratio. The new Fujinon wide angle 20x zoom
lens features auto focus, built-in optical image stabilization, and
chromatic aberration correction. The interchangeable 1/3-inch
bayonet lens also includes manual focus, zoom, and iris rings.
- Beyond ENG, the GY-HM890 is a versatile
studio or multi-camera field production camera, with a 68-pin
connection that accommodates JVC fiber or multi-core camera modules.
Compatible with a full range of components, including customized
studio sled, zoom and focus controls, CCUs, and 8.4-inch LCD
viewfinder, as well as box-style lenses from Canon and Fujinon, the
GY-HM890 is an ideal choice as an HD studio camera.
- Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allow simultaneous
recording (for instant client copy/backup) or relay recording (for
continuous shooting) to low cost, non-proprietary media. During
simultaneous recording, one card can act as a continuous backup that
overrides the pause function triggered by the operator. Relay
recording allows virtually unlimited recording capability in the
- Continuing JVC’s commitment to native file
workflows, the GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 record HD or SD footage as
Final Cut Pro (.MOV), XDCAM EX (.MP4), AS-10 (.MXF), AVCHD (.MTS),
or H.264 (.MOV) files for compatibility with most major NLE systems.
Footage can be recorded using MPEG-2 or H.264 compression at a
variety of bit rates, frame rates, and resolutions.
- The dual codecs offer simultaneous recording
of a full HD file on one memory card and smaller, Web friendly H.264
files on the other. Plus, a new H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ)
recording mode, commonly used in HD SLRs, offers virtually lossless
H.264 50 Mbps recording.
- “The new HM800 Series are the most
feature-rich ProHD camcorders we’ve ever produced. They truly
provide broadcasters the tools to be first on-air and first online,”
said Craig Yanagi, manager, marketing and brand strategy, JVC
Professional Products. “With a 4G LTE modem that you plug directly
to the camera or a 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot that you keep in your
pocket, you can go live to the broadcast studio or the Web. Add the
new technology standards of broadcast ENG delivery with the full
studio capabilities of the GY-HD890 and this is by far the most
innovative line of professional camcorders available today.”
- Both models include genlock and time code
terminals for multi-camera setups, HD/SD-SDI out, HDMI out, 3.5mm
stereo headphone jack, and a four-channel audio system with stereo
AUX inputs and two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power. Other
features include 12 assignable user buttons, 10-second Pre Rec
(retro cache), focus assist, interval recording for time lapse
footage, and variable frame rate recording for over/under crank
- The GY-HM890 also includes an HD/SD-SDI Pool
Feed input that can record and stream video and audio from another
camera or SDI source during press conferences or other pool feed
environments. The cameras also support LANC remote controllers as
well as JVC’s proprietary wired remote control system.
- Including lens, the GY-HM850 has a suggested
list price of $7,995, while the GY-HM890 has a suggested list price
of $9,995. Both models will be available in March.
- ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, with West
Coast operations in Long Beach, California, JVC Professional
Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC
is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and
professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection
systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For further
product information, visit JVC’s Web
site at http://pro.jvc.com
or call (800) 582-5825.
# # #