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JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder

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JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder
Key Features
  • Broadcast Overlay, MPEG-2 Recording
  • Built-In Wireless LAN, Zixi, and GPS
  • 1" CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom
  • 3840 x 2160 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
JVC's GY-HC550 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 workflow. Built into the camera are a variety of valuable broadcast related features such as a broadcast overlay, GPS metadata, and MPEG-2 encoding in HD for easy interfacing with legacy broadcasting systems. The camera also features a built-in wireless LAN, and the Zixi wireless protocol.
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JVC GY-HC550 Overview

JVC's GY-HC550 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 workflow. Built into the camera are a variety of valuable broadcast related features such as a broadcast overlay, GPS metadata, and MPEG-2 encoding in HD for easy interfacing with legacy broadcasting systems. The camera also features a built-in wireless LAN, and the Zixi wireless protocol.

The GY-HC550 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 UHD in various flavors of ProRes, as well as MP4, and is capable of recording HD in MPEG-2 and streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings, one each 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 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 recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)
4K UHD 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 8-bit recording to SDHC/SDXC card
MPEG-2 recording in HD for compatibility with broadcast systems
HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)
1-inch (effective) CMOS sensor with high picture quality, F11 Sensitivity
Newly developed 3-ring 4K lens with 20x zoom (f=28mm-560mm 35mm equivalent)
20x optical zoom, 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 20 Mb/s
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 camera includes broadcast overlay capability, and built-in GPS
UPC: 046838079726

JVC GY-HC550 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 9.35 Megapixel
Sensor Type1"-Type CMOS Sensor
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/10000 to 1/6 Second
Sensitivityf/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 up to 50p/59.94p
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 up to 50p/59.94p
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 up to 50p/59.94p
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [70 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
1920 x 1080 [8 to 50 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1280 x 720 [8 to 50 Mb/s]
H.264
720 x 480 [8 Mb/s]
960 x 540 [1.2 to 3 Mb/s]
480 x 270 [1.2 to 3 Mb/s]
MPEG-2
1920 x 1080 [25 to 35 Mb/s]
1440 x 1080 [25 to 35 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 [25 to 35 Mb/s]
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMOV:
MP4:
Proxy:
External Video Capture
IP StreamingMPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, ZIXI, TCP: 640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini
1 x RCA (Timecode)
1 x Unspecified USB (LAN) Data
1 x RJ45 (LAN)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz MIMO Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Audio Output
Monitor
Size3.97"
Resolution800 x 450
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (LCOS)
Size0.25"
Resolution1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dot)
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
General
Battery TypeJVC BN-VC296G
Accessory Mount1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)7.7 x 9.1 x 17.5" / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
Weight6.83 lb / 3.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.2 x 12.2 x 11.8"

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