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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

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 9.35 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 up to 50/59.94 fps
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [70 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 [8 to 50 Mb/s]
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]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Battery Type
JVC BN-VC296G
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 9.35 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1"-Type CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16), 6-Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Global Shutter
Shutter Speed
1/10000 to 1/6 Second
Sensitivity
f/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance
Lens
Focal Length
9.4 to 188.6mm (35mm Equivalent: 28 to 560mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio
20x
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8 to 4.5
Filter Size
82 mm
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Iris
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes 422/ProRes 422 HQ/ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 up to 50/59.94 fps
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit
3840 x 2160 at 24.00/25/29.97 fps [70 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 [8 to 50 Mb/s]
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
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV:
MP4:
Proxy:
IP Streaming
MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, TCP, UDP, ZIXI
640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Power I/O
1x Barrel (12VDC) Input
Other I/O
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini
1x RCA (Timecode)
1x Unspecified USB (LAN) Data
1x RJ45 (LAN)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz MIMO Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) Video Output, Audio Output
Mobile App Compatible
No
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Display Size
3.97"
Resolution
800 x 450
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (LCOS)
Size
0.25"
Resolution
1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dot)
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
General
Battery Type
JVC BN-VC296G
Accessory Mounting Thread
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.7 x 9.1 x 17.5" / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
Weight
6.83 lb / 3.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.2 x 12.2 x 11.8"

JVC GY-HC550 Reviews

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Will this be coming out with H.265 record mode?

Will this be coming out with H.265 record mode?
Asked by: cheryl
We are not aware of any plans for this camcorder to have H.265 at this time.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-10-30

Who makes the lens for this camera? Thanks

Who makes the lens for this camera? Thanks
Asked by: Elly
This camcorder has an integrated lens which is made by JVC.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-10-14

Will this JVC GY-HC550 work with any third-party ...

Will this JVC GY-HC550 work with any third-party batteries? These JVC batteries are rather pricey. Is there an adapter that will allow it to work with an Anton-Bauer b battery?
Asked by: David
Not at this time.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-22

What are main differences between this and the ...

What are main differences between this and the HC500? I want to know if it's worth the extra $1.3k
Asked by: Randy
The HC550 offers built-in wireless LAN (2.4GHz/5GHz) MIMO with external antenna. It also has the ability to add a broadcast overlay on video and streaming.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2024-02-09

Does this camera outputs in 4K? SDI or HDMI or ...

Does this camera outputs in 4K? SDI or HDMI or both?
Asked by: Fernando
the camera has a 3G-SDI out which is only 1080p out, the HDMI out is capable of 3840x2160 UHD output
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-02-13

What receiver do I need to get live feed from ...

What receiver do I need to get live feed from this camera? I wish to fed from cam to receiver to a converter to capture the live feed into a laptop. Q. 2. What is the transmission distance in Line of Sight to receiver? LoSight?
Asked by: James
You may use the following link to view all of the wireless transmission systems that are compatible with the JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder. See: https://bhpho.to/3ArC1md From there you will need to send the video signal from the receiver to a capture card or a encoder which will allow your computer to intake the video signal and use it as a stream source.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2024-03-01

Does the JVC GY-HC550 work with any third party ...

Does the JVC GY-HC550 work with any third party batteries? The two JVC batteries advertised are somewhat pricey.
Asked by: David
This is NOT compatible. Having purchased this for the JVC GY-HC500U I can confirm the SWIT S-8823 battery is too small and has the wrong connection type.
Answered by: Guy
Date published: 2024-02-09

can the Streaming function be used to monitor the ...

can the Streaming function be used to monitor the camera from another room on a laptop for example? (assuming of course they are on the same network)
Asked by: Don
Yes it can.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-07-13
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