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The GY-HM790U is a modular HD camera with solid state recording capability as well as studio functionality. It was developed to address the needs of modern broadcast and production facilities offering the highest level of HD picture quality in both 1080i and 720p formats. Whether used on the shoulder for electronic newsgathering, field production, or as a primary studio camera, the GY-HM790U is everything that a broadcast camera should be.


  • Patented 3-CCD optical system provides full HD resolution images
  • 4:2:2 processing
  • Built-in Genlock
  • 1080i / 720p / 480i multiscan
  • Industry standard bayonet lens mount
    JVC offers a wide range of lenses and accessories
  • HDSDI output
    Can also provide downconverted SDI output—live or playback.
  • Patented Focus Assist function
  • Extensive image customization modes (gamma, matrix, knee, detail, etc.)


  • Compact Shoulder form factor
  • Records to dual hot swappable SDHC memory cards
  • Professional recording with selectable data rates up to 35Mbps
    • 1920 x 1080 (1080p24/p25/p30, 1080i60/i50)
    • 1280 x 720P (p60/p50/p30/p25/p24)
  • SD recording capability (DV data format>
  • Native file recording—world's fastest shoot-to-edit workflow.
    • Native Final Cut Pro format
      Edit immediately without conversion or transcoding
    • .MP4 file format
      Compatible with most popular editing systems
  • Pool feed input (analog SD)
  • Time code IN/OUT
  • High resolution (1.22 million pixel) Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) viewfinder
  • Large (4.3-inch) flip-out LCD monitor
  • Pre Rec (retro cache up to 20 seconds) function prevents "missed shots"
  • Variable frame rate recording (over crank, under crank)
  • Built-in clip viewer and management system
  • Uncompressed LPCM audio (2ch) recording
    • Manual level controls with audio meter
    • XLR inputs with phantom power
  • Optional ASI output module


  • Sturdy, sleek studio housing (sled)
  • Large lens support
  • High resolution 8.4-inch Studio Viewfinder
  • 26-pin Multicore Module
  • Fully featured multicore CCU
  • Local Remote Panel (shader)
  • Fiber Remote Module
  • Wide range of lenses and lens accessories

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