JVC has expanded its CONNECTED CAM product line with the 500 Series of streaming handheld camcorders, which are designed to optimize both image processing and IP performance. We spoke with JVC’s David Walton for more on the new camera at NAB 2019.
JVC’s GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates, and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features a 1″ CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).
The camera captures in various flavors of ProRes, as well as MP4, and is capable of streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings; one each for iris, focus, and zoom. The EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4″ diagonally. The camera features IFB and return video over IP, as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots, and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.
The JVC GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam will be available for $3,900. JVC is also running a promotion until June 30th 2019, including a 1 TB drive with the purchase of the GY-HC500U.
For more information, be sure to visit Pro.JVC.com
*Filmed with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k and Carl Zeiss Light Weight Zoom