JVC Pro Ships Connected Cam 500 Series

Series consists of three 4K cameras—the GY-HC500, GY-HC550 and GY-HC500SPC.
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WAYNE, N.J.—JVC Professional Video has announced that it is now shipping its new Connected Cam 500 Series of streaming handheld camcorders, which consists of three compact 4K cameras—the GY-HC500 base model, the GY-HC550 with advanced streaming and graphics and the GY-HC500SPC sports coaching and production camera.



All three cameras feature built-in streaming and connectivity options, as well as the ability to record to SSD media in 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Other native 4K UHD and HD file formats can be recorded as well. The camera also record HDR footage in HLG or 10-bit J-Log modes and support 120 fps slow-motion HD recording.

The 500 models can be paired with any ProHD Bridge product to provide reliable 1080p streaming up to 20 Mbps with SMPTE 2022 forward error correction, low-latency, return video and IFB. Users can also stream live video to Facebook and YouTube.

Specific to the GY-HC550, it features MPEG-2 and MXF recording, as well as dual external antennas with built-in wireless LAN, integrated GPS and Zixi error correction with automatic repeat request. The model also has Secure Reliable Transport to JVC’s Connected Cam Studio solution.

The GY-HC550 and GY-HC500SPC also include integrated Wi-Fi and broadcast overlay for lower-third graphics, and full-screen titling options for recorded or streamed video output without an external CG. The GY-HC500SPC also features pre-installed graphics for a variety of sports.

A 1-inch 4K CMOS imager and integrated 20x zoom lens with built-in ND filters and manual zoom, focus and iris control rings are part of all the 500 series cameras. Additional features for the trio include a 4-inch, high-resolution LCD screen for menu navigation; LCOS viewfinder; dual XLR inputs; 3G-SDI and HDMI video outputs; and M.2 drive slot for external SSD recording.

JVC is now shipping the Connected Cam 500 series cameras, with prices for the GY-HC500 starting at $3,900. More information is available at pro.jvc.com.