ProHD Mobile News Camera
Mobile Newsgathering is now faster and better then ever with the introduction of JVC's GY-HM650
Effective with the 2.0 upgrade (available May 2013), the GY-HM650 adds live transmission (streaming) while recording to memory cards. Transmission at selected resolutions and bitrates is possible independent of the recording mode. Stream 1920 x 1080 (3 or 5 Mpbs), 1280 x 720 (1.5 or 3Mbps) or 480i (0.8 Mbps).
But the GY-HM650 advantages don't end with its wireless connectivity. With a newly developed 23x Fujinon lens and three full HD 1/3-inch CMOS sensors, the GY-HM650 produces image quality that surpasses many larger and more expensive cameras. And with flexible solid state recording options, including a new Ultra High Quality mode (H.264 at 35Mbps), your recordings are stored at the highest quality and are compatible with a wide range of post production workflows.
UNSURPASSED IMAGE QUALITY
The GY-HM650's long zoom range means that you can get shots not possible with other cameras its size.
Click here for another example of the zoom range of the GY-HM650.
For a wider angle of 23—533mm, JVC offers the HM600WC8X72HU wide angle adapter. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) helps to correct lateral and vertical movement of the camera, ensuring that pristine HD images remain sharp and stable.
ADVANCED PROCESSING ENGINE
FLEXIBLE FILE-BASED WORKFLOW
It's fair to say that JVC's implementation of MXF, MOV, MP4 and AVCHD makes the GY-HM650 the most versatile and interoperable camera in the industry.
It is possible to start editing footage from one card while still shooting to the other. With simultaneous recording, you can easily create backup or duplicate files as you shoot without the need for any external equipment—either for a client copy or simply for peace of mind. Additionally, while the Rec trigger is used to pause and unpause recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function. With the new dual codec, it is now possible to record full HD files on one memory card while simultaneously creating smaller SD or proxy files on the other, providing the flexibility for a range of workflow possibilities.
SDHC/SDXC media offers the best combination of price, availability, capacity, reliability and transfer speed. With no moving parts and no pins or other extrusions, SDHC/SDXC cards are both durable and reliable, and compare favorably with tape on a cost-per-minute basis.
* During simultaneous backup recording in HD mode, the duplicate file records in the same file format and bit rate as the original.
WI-FI AND BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY
You can download a metadata settings file (XML format) from a remote FTP server and store metadata in the GY-HM650 for recording onto video clips in the MXF format. Metadata may include TITLE (2 data fields), CREATOR, and DESCRIPTION (up to 2047 characters.) Once stored in the camera, metadata is then recorded into the MXF video clips, and will stay with the clips through postproduction, playout and archiving.
In addition to downloading, metadata is added in the field using a smartphone, tablet or PC via the camera's web interface. Again, the camera records this information to the MXF video clips.
Metadata on existing clips may be edited using a smartphone, tablet or PC. Using a web browser, the "Clip Metadata" screen displays a list of clips stored on the memory card with thumbnail images. Clip metadata can be edited and rewritten back to individual clips stored in the camera.
Remote control and viewing with web browser
The live image of the camera may be checked using a web browser on a PC, tablet or smartphone. While viewing the image, the camera's recording function can be stopped and started, and the zoom lens may be controlled. Zoom presets may also be registered and deleted remotely using the web browser. The web based remote control has been significantly upgraded in Version 2.0 (available May 2013).
FTP capabilities are enhanced with version 2.0 introduction (May 2013). Unwanted information may be trimmed from clips with basic in-camera editing, creating shorter files for transfer. FTP transfers may now be performed in the background, allowing the operator to continue shooting without interrupting the workflow. Version 2.0 also adds secure FTP transfers using SFTP or FTPS protocols.
In addition to secure FTP, the following Wi-Fi security protocols are supported:
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Supported broadband adapters
USBConnect Momentum 4G
With modem and IP settings stored in the camera, field operation is extremely simple:
Streaming performance may vary depending on network conditions. It's always best to check the network speed and select the appropriate bitrate prior to live broadcasting. In addition to 4G broadband, streaming is also possible using the included Wi-Fi connectivity, or through an optional wired ethernet module. In addition to hardware decoders, software such as VideoLAN's VLC may be used to decode the streams on a personal computer.
USER FRIENDLY FUNCTIONS
An HDMI connector outputs the same signal as the HD-SDI connector, especially useful for monitoring while shooting a live event. The HDMI output may be switched to RGB mode when monitoring via computer.
The side panel is equipped with screw mounts to attach a bracket (CA-UP600) for an optional wireless receiver. Dedicated mic and headphone jacks are provided for this purpose.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS (GY-HM600 / GY-HM650)
DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)
178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm (7" x 7-13/16" x 16-3/8")
Appro.2.4kg (5.3lbs):GY-HM600, 2.45kg(5.4lbs):GY-HM650 (Including battery)
0 to 40 (32 to 104 )
-20 to 50 (14 to 122 )
35% to 80%
1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
Optical image stabilizer
Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
1/4 to 1/10000
-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, Lolux, ALC
1/4, 1/16, 1/64
3.5” 920K pixels, 16:9
0.45” 1.22M pixels, 16:9
2x SDHC/SDXC memory card Class 6/10
Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)
File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD), MXF(GY-HM650 only)
MPEG-2 Long GOP
NTSC setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i,
1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i
PAL setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
NTSC setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, SP mode:1920 x1080/59.94i
PAL setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, SP mode:1920 x1080/50i
NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i(GY-HM600U/HM650U only)
PAL setting: 720 x 576/50i(GY-HM600E/HM650E only)
NTSC setting: LP/LV mode:480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p
PAL setting: LP/LV mode:480 x 270/25p
LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3(AVCHD)
AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
SDI output (BNC x1)
HDMI output x1
XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1
AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
f3.5mm mini jack x1
Time code link input/output
f2.5mm mini jack x1
Battery pack x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1
Supported Wi-Fi adapters
Supported Wired adapters
Linksys by Cisco
Supported Broadband Adapters
USBConnect Momentum 4G