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
  • Ultra HD 4K 24/30p Recording at 150 Mb/s
  • 4:2:2 1080p Video up to 60p at 50 Mb/s
  • 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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JVC GY-HM170 overview

  • 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 UHD 4K in 24 or 30p, at a bit rate of 150 Mb/s, 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 Mb/s .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

Ultra HD 4K Recording at 150 Mb/s
With dual card slots, the GY-HM170 is capable of recording UHD 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 Mb/s, 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 Mb/s 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 can 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.
Output
The camera incorporates an HDMI output, and standard definition video is available through the AV port.

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.
UPC: 046838070853
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
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    • 1Description

    JVC GY-HM170 specs

    Imaging
    Image Sensor 1-Chip 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor
    Sensor Resolution 12.76 x
    Effective Sensor Resolution 9.03 MP
    Lens
    Focal Length 4.6 to 56mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29.5 to 354mm
    Optical Zoom Ratio 12x
    Maximum Aperture f/1.2 to 3.5
    Filter Size 62 mm
    Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilization
    Camera
    Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16) ND Filters
    Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
    Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots  (U3 / V30 or faster cards recommended)
    Max Digital Zoom 24x
    Recording
    Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC
    Recording Modes H.264:
    3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (70 to 150 Mb/s) 
    MOV 4:2:2:
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s) 
    1280 x 720p at 59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
    AVCHD:
    1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps (28 Mb/s) 
    Audio Recording 2-Channel 
    Interfaces
    Video Connectors 1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4) Output
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
    Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Input
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input
    Display
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 3.5"
    Screen Resolution 920,000 Dots
    EVF
    Screen Size .24"
    EVF Resolution 1,560,000 Dots
    Power
    Power Consumption 8.1 W
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Storage Temperature 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
    Operating Humidity 30 to 80%
    Storage Humidity 85%
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    Dimensions 6 x 4.4 x 11.8" / 15.3 x 11.2 x 29.9 cm
    Weight 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.6 x 11.0 x 10.2"

    JVC GY-HM170 reviews

    GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 92.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very capable camera This is a really nice little camcorder. The thing is, you have to really know what you're doing. If you just shoot with it right out of box on full auto the picture is sort of family snapshot quality. But I found a video on YouTube where someone tweaked the color settings of their jvc 600 to be more cinematic. I used these settings on the hm170. Wow, big difference. Still need to practice shooting all manual. With every video session, I noticed the video quality improves...which is more a reflection of user skill. I do mostly audition videos/demo reels for high school students applying to music and acting school. Sound of audio preamps is surprisingly good. Very usable.
    Date published: 2016-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive video and sound quality! I purchased this product to record talks in a classroom setting. The video quality at full HD is very impressive. 4K is outstanding as well, if you have a monitor or TV that can display it. The dual XLR inputs allowed me to input a wireless mic system and the results were fantastic! Even in low light situations I was able to pull detail out of the shadows in post production. This video camera does very well in low light. What's great -Easy to use -Intuitive menu options -Ability to change recording options easily -Dual XLR inputs for adding external audio sources -HDMI output for TV/monitor viewing
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Camera for price Verything about this camera is great except the slow focusing when on automatic. I have owned many cameras and this camera (I have also owned the HM200 from JVC) and the HM200 both have a very slow focusing mechanism and slow tracking of fast moving objects. For instance, when following a fast car in autop focus mode, the car, once in a while, will go out of focus. This has ruined 20-30 shots for me... I film extreme sports so I film fast action all the time. Great picture quality, good Image stabilizer, great color, good manual controls. The external mic is almost a necessity also due to onboard mic being anemic...
    Date published: 2017-02-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from as a follow up to my 1st review I've had this camera a few weeks and it is growing on me - after you get used to the menus and functions you will find it's more capable than you initally thought so give it time - I discovered a solution to the Windows NLE issue with the 4.2.2. Full HD .mov format compatability problem and it's Magix Movie Edit Pro the 2016 version - see the Q&A section for more information. One thing I forgot to mention is you will appreciate the B&H supplied XLR Mic for this camera as the OIS can be heard very slightly in the audio track with the internal mic so you need the external mic for clean audio with the OIS engaged. Given the performance and pricing this is a very good 4K Professional Entry camcorder option.
    Date published: 2015-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality for a better value We've been using this prosumer camera for streaming and recording our church services. Our church is not that big, seats a little over 200 and the camera is in the back of the room, about 40-50 feet away from the stage. It's not the sharpest image, but it works good enough for us, especially at the sale price we purchased it at (under $1300). We've plugged the sound directly into our sound board, but we also have utilized the external mic. For our purposes, being about to plug it into our sound board is key and the sound has been coming through great! As an amateur, I'm still figuring out all the buttons, options, and features this camera has, but so far, we love it!
    Date published: 2016-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a good deal I wanted a model with 4K and xlr inputs on a very limited budget this camera have all I need and more. We will be using this to record church meeting to be replay on tv and up load to Utub the camera itself looks and feels fine.light, small,the chassis is made with plasticy so is every thing thes days .The camera is very easy to use and performed well it's a decent camera for the price.The video is good and the functions are all lade out nice. the pro features included on this camera make it a good deal. the Flip out screen seems very fragile and has to be treated with care
    Date published: 2016-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 4K camera for beginner with a lot of features. Great pictures in 4K mode and HD.Not so bad in low light,just do some setting the video will be OK.More useful with Firmware new version 3:00.I really love this camera after a month played with.The price $$$ for a 4K ,semi pro camera like this one : CAN'T COMPLAINED ! JUST LOVE IT !
    Date published: 2016-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Generation Camcorder I love this little camcorder. I wish I had it on the last two weddings I just finished. And, for the set of interviews I did for my documentary class.Drop the handle, and they'll let you in anywhere. Put it back on, plug in a wireless receiver, and use it in the studio.People say its plastic. I say its small and lightweight, and I love that. People say its marginal in low light. I say give it a little light, and it will produce jaw dropping 4K images.People say its cheap and won't last for years. I say its inexpensive enough I can buy a new one every time they upgrade the line. Besides, I wouldn't drop my Canons or Sonys on the floor either!People say the LCD and viewfinder are marginal. I say no camera LCD is big enough to focus a 4K image properly (thats why I go external or auto mode).How many cameras will do 120 fps in this price range? Allow you to select between 75 and 150 Mbps 4K? Give you 422 Quick Time files?Many reviewers compare this camera to $ and $ competitors. I am giving up my $ cameras, for this one.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
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