JVC GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder

BH #JVGYHC500U • MFR #GY-HC500U
Key Features
  • 1" CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom
  • 3840 x 2160 60/50/30/25/24p
  • UHD 4K, HD, SD, SD-Proxy Recording
  • HDR via HLG or J-Log1 (10-Bit)
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JVC's GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features a 1" CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).
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JVC GY-HC500 Overview

JVC's GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features a 1" CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).

The camera captures in various flavors of ProRes as well as MP4, and it is capable of streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings for iris, focus, and zoom. The EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4" diagonally. The camera can live stream HD while recording 4K and outputting 4K via the HDMI output. It features IFB and return video over IP as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.

10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates and recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)
4K UHD 30/25/24p 4:2:0 8-bit recording to SDHC/SDXC card
HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)
1" (effective) CMOS sensor with high picture quality, F11 Sensitivity
3-ring 4K lens with 20x optical zoom (f=28-560mm, 35mm equivalent), 40x lossless dynamic zoom
4" high-resolution LCD monitor, LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder
XLR audio connectors

Live Streaming

  • High performance 1080 60/50p live streaming (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
  • Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) QoS for reliable, quality streaming (v0110)
  • Facebook Live streaming with secure RTMPS protocol (v0110)
  • Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20 Mb/s
  • LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host (v3.0)
  • HEVC/H.265 encoding for streaming with 50% reduction in bit rate or contribution quality
  • 4:2:2 10-bit streaming at up to 24 Mb/s (via optonal KA-EN200G)
  • Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
  • Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically
UPC: 046838079702

JVC GY-HC500 Specs

Imaging
Image Sensor1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 9.35 Megapixel
Sensitivityf/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance
Lens
Focal Length9.4 to 188.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length28 to 560mm
Optical Zoom Ratio20x
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4.5
Filter Size82 mm
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Iris
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Camera
Shutter Speed1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Recording
Recording ModesProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (150 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (70 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
1920 x 1080p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
H.264:
720 x 480p (8 Mb/s) 
960 x 540p (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
480 x 270p (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
Audio RecordingMOV:
MP4:
Proxy:
IP StreamingMPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, TCP: 640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)
Interfaces
Video Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio Connectors2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm
1 x RCA Timecode
1 x USB (Unspecified Type) LAN Data
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x 2.5 mm Control
Display
Size3.97"
EVF
EVF Display TypeLCOS
Screen Size.4"
EVF Resolution1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dots)
Power
Battery TypeJVC BN-VC296G
Power Connectors1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
General
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions7.68 x 9.06 x 17.52" / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
Weight7.94 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.3 x 12.3 x 12.1"
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Can you output HDMI, and HD-SDI simultaneously? ...

Can you output HDMI, and HD-SDI simultaneously? How about composite?
Asked by: Randy
The GY-HC500 can output SDI and HDMI simultaneously. Menu A/V Set Video Set SDI OUT - On, HDMI OUT - On. There is no composite output.
Answered by: Edgar
Date published: 2021-05-26

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The TC In/Out connector is RCA, not a standard like BNC or Lemo. Does it accept SMPTE timecode? Or just LTC?
Asked by: Tom
SMPTE standards are supported. See page 239: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/lit_files/575211.pdf
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Date published: 2021-05-13

Can this camera record to the SSD and the SD ...

Can this camera record to the SSD and the SD cards at the same time? I'd love to record ProRes to the SSD, but I need redundancy for the (live) projects I work on.
Asked by: Greg
When you choose an operating mode, you also choose the destination for the media. The SSD and SD options are individually present in different operating modes, but never in the same mode. So, no, you can only record to one or the other, and switching between them requires rebooting.
Answered by: Tom
Date published: 2021-05-13

what is a native ISO?

what is a native ISO?
Asked by: Krum
The choice to use ISO or Gain to control sensitivity is menu-based. 0dB Gain is equivalent to ISO 800, which would lead one to believe that the native setting is 800. However, the highest dynamic range is achieved at ISO 1250, so that may more accurately be the native sensitivity.
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Date published: 2021-05-12

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Asked by: Bret
Not at this time.
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Date published: 2021-05-10

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Does this camera have spot metering?
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Is it PAL or NTSC version or both?

Is it PAL or NTSC version or both?
Asked by: Luca
This camcorder will shoot in both PAL and NTSC.
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Date published: 2021-02-25
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