JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit

JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit

JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit

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  • 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Ultra HD 24/30p Recording at 150 Mbps
  • 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mbps
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • Live UHD 4K Output via HDMI
  • 12x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Two-Position ND Filter
  • Nine User-Assignable Function Buttons
  • Two XLR Inputs for External Microphones
  • Independent Gain Control
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  • 1Description
4K is no longer reserved for theatrical cinema presentation; it is in demand at all levels of production. With Ultra HD recording, the GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit from JVC is designed to fulfill the requirement for professional functionality. It offers ND filters, custom-assign buttons, and professional audio inputs with manual gain control in a form-factor closer to a consumer camcorder. The camera records 3840 x 2180 4K in 24 or 30p, at a bit rate of 150 Mbps, encoding the file in an .MOV-wrapped H.264 codec. With two SDHC/SDXC card slots, the camera supports dual, backup, and continuous recording. Besides 4K, it can also record 1080p at up to 60 fps in an 8-bit 4:2:2 50 Mbps .MOV file, or in AVCHD for compatibility with consumer editing software.

For monitoring, there is a flip-out LCD screen with a 920,000-pixel panel, plus a 0.24" viewfinder with 1.56-megapixel resolution—the latter being especially helpful when working in bright daylight. For an external monitor, connecting to a live switcher, or recording video externally, there is an HDMI port with live 4K output. The included top handle audio unit features two XLR audio inputs for use with external microphones, offering switchable Mic/Line/Mic +48 inputs with independent gain control. It attaches to your camera's accessory shoe and secures with a slotted thumbscrew. It features electrical contacts on its foot that enable audio signal transmission to the camera without any cable required. An accessory shoe and shotgun mic clamp are available on top.

Camcorder

4K Ultra HD Recording at 150 Mbps
With dual card slots, the GY-HM170 is capable of recording Ultra HD spec 4K (3840 x 2160) to either SDHC or SDXC cards that are at least UHS-I Class 3 or faster. It records at a bit rate of 150 Mbps, encoding the footage in an .MOV-wrapped file suitable for editing in a number of applications.
Live 4K Output through HDMI
You can output 4K live through the HDMI port for monitoring or connecting to a 4K switcher or external recording system. The HDMI port also allows you to preview previously-recorded content in its full Ultra HD glory.
Also Records in HD
Since you may still need to deliver in HD, two HD codecs are offered as well. There is an .MOV-wrapped 50 Mbps format that gives you 4:2:2 color space for compliance with many broadcast standards, as well as an AVCHD setting for shoots where file size takes precedence, or the footage needs to be edited using consumer editing software that only supports AVCHD.
Dual Recording
Two SDHC/SDXC memory card slots support the following modes:
  • Dual recording: Recording a high resolution "master" to one card and a low resolution "proxy" to the other
  • Backup: Recording the exact same format to both cards
  • Continuous: Once the first card fills up, the camera rolls over to the second, allowing you to shoot indefinitely
Viewfinder and Flip-Out LCD
The 3.5" LCD panel features a 920,000-pixel resolution, while the 0.24" viewfinder—great for outdoor shooting—has a 1.56 million-pixel resolution. A focus assist overlay can be enabled when using either display to help ensure critical focus—essential when recording 4K with manual focus.
24x Dynamic Zoom
Taking you beyond the 12x optical zoom is dynamic zoom. Although this is a type of digital zoom, it is able to take advantage of the fact that the sensor is over-sampled, enabling a seamless transition from optical to dynamic with minimal quality loss.
Two-Position ND Filter
Helping cut light to enable the use of a slower shutter speed for more natural motion blur, the ND filter offers two settings, 1/4 and 1/16, plus Off.
Nine User-Assignable Buttons
User-assignable buttons allow you to program infrequently accessed settings so you don't have to dive into the menu every time a change is needed. When unassigned, these buttons revert to their default settings, which are helpfully labeled alongside each number.

Top Handle Audio Unit

XLR Inputs
The top handle unit incorporates two 3-pin XLR inputs that allow you to attach balanced microphones or wireless audio inputs. Each input supports line, microphone, and mic +48 selections with independent gain control for accepting input from different audio sources.
Camcorder Connection
The top handle attaches directly to the camcorder, which provides power for the top handle. Electronic contacts on the top handle audio unit and the camcorder obviate the need for a connecting cable, which makes using the top handle simple and reliable to set up and use.
Mic Clamp
The top handle incorporates a microphone clamp and accessory shoe.
In the Box
JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit
  • Top Handle Unit with XLR and Audio Control for GY-HM170
  • BN-VF823 Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Imaging System
    Sensor 1/2.33 CMOS
    Resolution Total: 12.76 million pixels
    Active Area: 9.03 million pixels
    White Balance Selection: A, B, and Preset
    Exposure Control
    Gain Selection: Low, Medium, and High (gain value user-defined)
    ND Filter 1/4, 1/16, OFF (selectable)
    Lens
    Focal Length 4.6 to 56mm
    35mm Equivalent: 29.5 to 354mm
    Aperture f/1.2 to 3.5
    Zoom Optical: 12x
    Dynamic: 24x
    Filter Diameter 62 mm
    Image Stabilization Optical: Yes
    Display
    LCD Display Size 3.5"
    Resolution: 920,000 pixels
    Viewfinder Size: 0.24"
    Resolution: 1.56 million pixels
    Microphone
    Built-In Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
    Recording
    Recording Media 2 x SDXC card slots (dual, backup, and continuous recording supported)

    Note: UHS-I Class 3 or faster required for 4K recording
    Video Recording 4K (H.264 in .MOV Wrapper)
    3840 x 2160 (UHD 4K): 29.97p/25/23.98p at 150/70 Mbps

    HD 4:2:2 (.MOV)
    YUV 4:2:2 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/29.97/23.98 at 50 Mbps
    XHQ 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 at 50 Mbps
    UHQ 1920 x 1080p: 29.97/23.98 at 35 Mbps
    UHQ 1920 x 1080i: 59.94 at 35 Mbps
    UHQ 1280 x 720p 54.94 at 35 Mbps

    AVCHD NTSC
    Progressive (Max 28 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94p
    HQ (24 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
    SP (17 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
    LP (9 Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i
    EP (5 Mbps):1440 x 1080/59.94i

    AVCHD PAL
    Progressive (Max 28 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50p
    HQ (24 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50i
    SP (17 Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50i
    LP (9 Mbps): 1440 x 1080/50i
    EP (5 Mbps): 1440 x 1080/50i

    SD (AVCHD & H.264) NTSC
    720 x 480/59.94i

    Proxy NTSC
    HQ (3 Mbps): 960 x 540/`29.97p, 23.98p
    LP (1.2 Mbps): 480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p

    Proxy PAL
    HQ (3 Mbps): 960 x 540/25p
    LP (1.2 Mbps): 480 x 270/25p
    Bit Depth 8-bit
    Audio Recording 2-channel
    Connectivity
    Video Output 1 x HDMI (Ultra HD 4K supported)
    Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm analog audio input
    Remote 1 x Remote port
    Controls
    User Assign Buttons 9 x Assignable buttons
    Audio
    Inputs 2 x 3-pin XLR
    General
    Power Voltage
    7.2 VDC (battery)
    12 VDC (AC adapter)

    Consumption
    Approximately: 8.1 W (with VF in 4K REC mode, default setting)
    Temperature Operation: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage: 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
    Humidity Operating: 30 to 80%
    Storage: Under 85%
    Dimensions 6.0 x 4.4 x 11.8" / 15.3 x 11.2 x 29.9 cm (camcorder only)
    Weight Approximately: 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (camcorder only, with battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 11.0 x 10.2"

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