The JVC GY-HM850/890 cameras use interchangeable lenses and support 4G live streaming.
WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company recently introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which feature IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras provide 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,” said 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 expand on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities introduced in the popular GY-HM650 mobile news camera. JVC’s 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 or AT&T 4G LTE modem (connected directly to the camera via USB), the camera transmits footage to a broadcast facility in real time.
The cameras provide secure FTP file transfer on location, as well as live monitoring and extensive camera and lens control via WiFi from a smartphone or tablet (iPhone, iPad, or Android). For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows location information to be recorded.
The GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 are also compatible with JVC’s recently introduced Professional Streaming Services, which include the new JVC Broadcaster server powered by Zixi for 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 1920×1080-pixel 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. The camera offers 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.
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 field.