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JVC UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder House of Worship Version

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JVC UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder House of Worship Version
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom
  • Records UHD 4K24/30 at 70/150 Mb/s
  • IP Control, Optional Live Streaming
  • 4:2:2 4K Video at 24/30p
Stream 4K video and enable a single operator to add lower-thirds and titles while recording, with no external character generator or switcher required, with the GY-HM250W UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder from JVC. The camera is designed to be easy for one nontechnical camera operator to set up and shoot, record, and stream video in any house of worship environment.
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JVC GY-HM250 Overview

Stream 4K video and enable a single operator to add lower-thirds and titles while recording, with no external character generator or switcher required, with the GY-HM250W UHD 4K Streaming Camcorder from JVC. The camera is designed to be easy for one nontechnical camera operator to set up and shoot, record, and stream video in any house of worship environment.

The GY-HM250W is a full-featured pro camcorder that features a 1/2.3" sensor, can stream video directly to the internet, and captures up to UHD 4K 4:2:2 video at 24/30p. This versatile camera offers you the option of recording UHD 4K at rates up to 150 Mb/s to SDXC Class 3 cards or up to 70 Mb/s to SDXC/SDHC Class 10 cards. In HD mode, custom graphics can be created and controlled via a browser-controlled tablet or smartphone. The GY-HM250W also comes with preinstalled color schemes and the ability to upload icons or logos to add a personalized look to your footage.

An integrated 12x zoom lens with a tele-macro function provides a 35mm equivalent focal range of 29.6 to 355mm, and a 24x dynamic zoom mode is available when recording in HD. For composing and monitoring video, the camcorder features a 3.5" LCD, a 0.24" viewfinder, and a smart focus assist function. Additional features include dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, two internal ND filters, and a built-in stereo microphone. Designed to fit into professional workflows, the JVC GY-HM250W camcorder comes with 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs and dual XLR audio inputs.

It also features optional IP streaming via separately available Wi-Fi, wired Ethernet, or 4G LTE adapters for Full HD streaming in the field directly from the camcorder and remote camera control and monitoring from your mobile device or laptop. Compatible with RTMP, Zixi, and Wowza streaming, the GY-HM250W offers one-click zeroconf configuration when using a common LAN between cameras. A firmware update brings Facebook Live integration to the camera, streamlining the connection process.

A top handle unit with two integrated XLR audio inputs, an SSL-JVC50 battery, and an AC adapter are included with the camera.

Note:
Streaming requires a connection and the use of a wireless LAN, wired Ethernet, or 4G LTE to USB 2.0 Type-A adapter.

Key Features

UHD 4K Recording with 150 and 70 Mb/s Options

Record UHD 4K at rates up to 70 Mb/s onto lower-cost Class 10 SDHC/SDXC cards, or at 150 Mb/s using SDXC UHS-I Class 3 cards.

Add Graphic Overlays When Recording in HD

Display custom lower-thirds and titles while recording in HD with no external character generator or switcher required.

Built-In Streaming Technology

An integrated streaming engine enables the camcorder to live stream Full HD video using RTMP, Zixi, and Wowza.
Note:
Requires an appropriate network connection and adapter via USB 2.0 Type-A port.

Facebook Integration

Facebook Live integration simplifies and streamlines by adding it as a menu choice. This is available via a firmware upgrade, which is included with the camera and can be downloaded for free (network adapter required).

Live 4K 3G-SDI and HDMI Output

Connect a UHD 4K monitor using either the 3G-SDI or HDMI output and view the camera's live 4K signal

4:2:2 4K and Full HD Recording Options

Record broadcast-quality signals in 4:2:2 4K at 24 or 30p (no titles), or capture Full HD at 24 to 60p at rates up to 50 Mb/s (with or without titles).

Additional Features

12x optical zoom with 24x dynamic zoom in Full HD
3.5" LCD and 2.4" color EVF
Dual SDXC/SDHC card slots
Two internal ND filter settings
2-channel XLR audio inputs with phantom power
Integrated stereo microphone
A histogram display aids in calculating your exposure
Tally with steady and blinking settings
UPC: 046838075698

JVC GY-HM250 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 12.4 Megapixel (3840 x 2160)
Sensor Type1/2.33"-Type CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Speed1/10000 to 1/6 Second
Gain0 to 24 dB (Native)
30 to 36 dB (Expanded)
Precise Scan Rate ControlYes
White Balance2300 to 15,000K
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264
3840 x 2160 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [70 to 150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [35 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i [24 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080 at 59.94p [12 Mb/s]
1440 x 1080 at 50i/59.94i [5 to 9 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 59.94p [8 Mb/s]
960 x 540 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [3 Mb/s]
720 x 480 at 50i/59.94i [8 Mb/s]
720 x 576 at 50i [8 Mb/s]
480 x 270 at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingAVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz AC-3 Audio
External Video Capture
IP StreamingMPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, ZIXI, H.264, H.265: 1920 x 1080 to 1920 x 1080 at 50i, 59.94i (3.0 to 12.00 Mb/s)
MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, ZIXI, H.264, H.265: 1280 x 720 to 1280 x 720 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (1.5 to 12.00 Mb/s)
MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, ZIXI, H.264, H.265: 720 x 576 to 720 x 576 at 50i (0.3 to 8.0 Mb/s)
MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, ZIXI, H.264, H.265: 720 x 480 to 720 x 480 at 59.94i (0.3 to 8.0 Mb/s)
MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, ZIXI, H.264, H.265: 640 x 360 to 640 x 360 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (0.3 to 3.0 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 Monitor Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone (Plug-in Power) Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Headphone/Mic Headphone Output
Power I/O1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0) Data Output
1 x USB Mini-B (USB 2.0) Output
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
WirelessNone
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.5"
Resolution920,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (LCOS)
Size0.24"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Operating Humidity30 to 80%
General
Battery TypeJVC SSL-JVC50
Power Consumption≥7.9 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Accessory Mount1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)12.1 x 7.5 x 5.9" / 307 x 191 x 149 mm (With Handle)
Weight3.53 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.175 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.7 x 11.6 x 10.2"

JVC GY-HM250 Reviews

JVC Adventure...

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-11

Excelente Equipo JVC para captura de video, muy versatil, sencilla, practica y facil de usar y transportar.

so far it's a great camera

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-08

as of 6-7-2020 only used a couple of times to stream, would be nice if manual or jvc website outlined what software or apps to use and how to create over lays and screen graphics not much info, so far it's a great camera.

High Quality and Easy to Use!!!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-12

So many awesome features, combined with mappable buttons make this camera a dream to use for a variety of applications. Awesome product!!!

Won't Stream to Facebook

By James
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-18

I purchased this camera solely to livestream to Facebook. Facebook recently updated streaming to only allow RTMPS which this camera does not support. This camera is very picky about which WIFI/LAN adapters you use so initial configuration can be extremely frustrating if you don't have compatible gear. As far as the picture/audio/control quality goes, it is a decent camera. I would have preferred to purchase a better camera for the price and use a dedicated external box to handle the live streaming. JVC told me they are working on an update but no timeframe was given as to when the RTMPS issue would be resolved.

So far so great....

By Ernest
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-01-21

Bought this camera for our church to do live streaming and it has worked out great. I purchased the bundle that had an extra battery and professional microphone with it.  The mic has worked great so far but we are trying to tie the sound into our sound board so when streaming and recording we will get the best sound possible.  Nice feature of the camera is the ability to live stream and record at the same time. This will come in handy when we need to burn the recordings to DVD for those that dont have FB or YT or know how to use either one. Another nice feature is the lower third graphics and the ability to add a logo. So I have the church logo on the screen and the preachers name as well as the current verse hes preaching from in the Bible so people watching can keep up and read along, For the purpose we need/wanted I dont know if I could have found a better camera that takes the headaches out of live streaming as its built directly into the camera. Plus with the ability to do the lower third graphics our videos look professional and it didnt break the bank or require a bunch of hardware.

Wish I got something different

By Dan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-04

The audio quality on this camera is horrible. sitting 5 feet away, talking in a regular voice, requires the TV be turned up all the way in order to hear anything being said, and it's still marginal. The auto focus mode waves in and out and takes way too long to stabilize once it does know what you want to shoot. Customer service at JVC is a joke. The regular call center can't help with the most simple of questions. So, they transfer you to one guys voice mail in the "pro" department. His voice sounds like he is 75. I don't know if he knows anything about cameras, because 3 days later, he still hasn't returned any of my calls, and doesn't answer the phone when you call him. I talked to regular customer service and they said they know about this problem because they get complaints about it regularly. Bottom line, save your money for a camera that has good sound and good customer support, because this one is not it.

Inexpensive Way For A simple Stream With Titles

By Joshua
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-18

I do not own this camera, but I did recommend it for my father and we have both used it many times over the last couple of years. He wanted the ability to live stream to Facebook, but it had to be simple and he had to be able to do it himself. He was streaming from his phone and wanted something more professional. First, I'll list my gripes... The picture can get grainy when there isn't enough light (which is more often than not). It is a 1/2 sensor, so you can't expect too much. Since this was released, an upgrade (JVC HC550) has been released with a 1 sensor. It should have better low-light performance. There have been a couple times where the picture quality really got trashed. I had to do a factory reset and everything shaped back up, but I had to redo all the settings (networking is especially cumbersome). Since then, I've saved the settings to the SD card. If it happens, again, I can just reload the settings from the card. It's possible that this is no fault of the camera. As mentioned, it's my father's camera and he could have inadvertently messed a setting up. At the time of this camera's release, it was the only camera touting live Facebook streaming. It's possible that other camera's had the functionality, but it wasn't as heavily advertised. It was a cumbersome process, but it worked. When Facebook stopped allowing insecure RTMP, the live streaming stopped working. It took a couple months, but JVC baked a new login system into a firmware update. It's less cumbersome, now, but it's far from easy (especially when you have to give the instructions over the phone). Thankfully, it only has to be done every 60 days. I haven't been able to make the microphone volume knobs actually change the input volume. It's certainly possible that I'm doing something incorrectly, but I do work with camcorders (Sony) on a weekly basis and changing input volume is a very routine function (how hard is it to turn a knob?). Now on to the yays... Aside from it's big brother (HC550), I don't know of any other camcorder that has built-in titling. You simply connect a phone, computer, etc... to the same network, open the camera's website (IP address of the camera), and type what you want it to say. You can upload graphics and such, but simple lower-thirds are ready to go. If you don't want to connect to a switcher or computer, it's a great way to get it done. The resolution of the text isn't great, but it's right there. If you want to do something better, just turn them off. It connects right to your Facebook/YouTube account. Others may do the same, but this is the only camera that I've used the functionality with. To me, it rocks. All in all, I think it's a good little camera. If you intend to do multi-cam, choose something else. You lose the two biggest selling-points of this camera (live streaming and titling). If you're going to do multi-cam, you're probably going to stream and title from the switcher. If you choose a camera with better picture quality, the end result will just be a better video. If you don't need the simplicity of an all-in-one solution, choose something else. Run your camera through the computer and stream with OBS or something. But, if a fairly inexpensive and easy way to get a decent live stream up is your goal, this is a worthy (and one of very few) way. JJ

Excellent camera

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-14

This camera has a beautiful image, I take it into Wirecast for church services and stream out to Facebook live. I love the ability to access the menu from the same streaming computer, without getting a ladder out, to change settings on the screen of the camera.

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