JVC GY-HC500 Hand-Held Connected Cam 1" Camcorder Front


JVC CONNECTED CAM hit the market earlier this month and has been met with a warm reception by the audio video world. The AVG team had the pleasure of seeing a demo of the GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 at the 2019 NAB show in April; we were blown away by JVC’s technology and product offerings. The CONNECTED CAM 500 Series received three Future Best of Show Awards. The awards were presented by TV Technology, Digital Video, and Video Edge magazines and products are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the industry.

Joe D’Amico, Vice President, JVC Professional Video, stated that “the entire CONNECTED  CAM product line provides the most resilient video transport over the internet, and the 500 Series delivers amazing 4K images with great features for broadcasters and videographers. Plus, our Studio 6000S provides an economical solution for multi-camera live production for churches and other facilities.”

The new GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 models share the following common features:

  • 1-inch type sensor
  • 10-bit ProRes 422/422HQ/422LT, at 4K resolution and 50/59.94p frame rates recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)
  • 4K UHD 29.97p/25p/23.976p 4:2:2 10-bit / 4:2:0 8-bit (150Mbps) and various HD recording to SDHC/SDXC card
  • HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)
  • Newly-developed 3-ring 4K lens with 20x zoom (f=28mm-560mm 35mm equivalent)
  • 40x lossless dynamic zoom
  • 4-inch high resolution LCD monitor
  • LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder
  • XLR audio connectors
  • High performance 1080 60p/50p live streaming (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
  • Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20Mbps
  • LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host (v3.0)
  • Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
  • Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically

The GY-HC550 adds:

  • Built-in wireless LAN with Zixi error correction for streaming
  • Overlay on video and streaming

All orders placed by June 30, 2019, will receive a promotional offer of a one (1) terabyte SSD card valued at $700. The AVG team is excited to see this product come to market and looks forward to discussing your needs – give us a shout if we can be of assistance!

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