JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM Compact Professional Camcorder with Top Handle Audio Unit

Used Cat #2948541 • MFR #GY-HM170UA
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Key Features
  • 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
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.
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JVC GY-HM170UA Overview

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

JVC GY-HM170UA Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
Effective: 9.03 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/2.33"-Type CMOS
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
3840 x 2160 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 720 at 59.94 fps [35 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps [28 Mb/s]
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI 1.4 Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Battery Type
JVC BN-VF823
Imaging System
Sensor
1/2.33 CMOS
Resolution
Total: 12.76 million pixels
Active Area: 9.03 million pixels
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
Effective: 9.03 Megapixel
White Balance
Selection: A, B, and Preset
Image Sensor
1/2.33"-Type CMOS
Exposure Control
Gain
Selection: Low, Medium, and High (gain value user-defined)
ND Filter
1/4, 1/16, Off (selectable)
Image Stabilization
Optical in Integrated Lens
Lens
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2-Stop (1/4), 4-Stop (1/16) ND Filters
Focal Length
4.6 to 56mm
35mm Equivalent: 29.5 to 354mm
Aperture
f/1.2 to 3.5
Zoom
Optical: 12x
Dynamic: 24x
Filter Diameter
62 mm
Capture Type
Video Only
Image Stabilization
Optical: Yes
Focal Length
4.6 to 56mm (35mm Equivalent: 29.5 to 354mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio
12x
Max Digital Zoom
24x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.2 to 3.5
Filter Size
62 mm
Display
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
LCD Display
Size 3.5"
Resolution: 920,000 pixels
Shutter Speed
1/10000 to 1/4 Second
Viewfinder
Size: 0.24"
Resolution: 1.56 million pixels
Microphone
Built-In Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone
Recording
Gain
0 to 24 dB (Native)
30 to 36 dB (Expanded)
Recording Media
2 x SDXC card slots (dual, backup, and continuous recording supported)

Note: UHS-I Class 3 or faster required for 4K recording
Video Recording
4K (H.264 in .MOV Wrapper)
UHD (150/70 Mbps): 3840 x 2160p 29.97/25/23.98

HD 4:2:2 (.MOV)
YUV 4:2:2 (50 Mbps): 1920 x 1080p 59.94/29.97/23.98
XHQ (50 Mbps): 1920 x 1080p 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98
UHQ (35 Mbps): 1920 x 1080p 29.97/23.98
UHQ (35 Mbps): 1920 x 1080i 59.94
UHQ (35 Mbps): 1280 x 720p 54.94

AVCHD NTSC
Progressive (Max 28 Mbps): 1920 x 1080p 59.94
HQ (24 Mbps): 1920 x 1080i 59.94
SP (17 Mbps): 1920 x 1080i 59.94
LP (9 Mbps): 1440 x 1080i 59.94
EP (5 Mbps):1440 x 1080i 59.94

AVCHD PAL
Progressive (Max 28 Mbps): 1920 x 1080p 50
HQ (24 Mbps): 1920 x 1080i 50
SP (17 Mbps): 1920 x 1080i 50
LP (9 Mbps): 1440 x 1080i 50
EP (5 Mbps): 1440 x 1080i 50

SD (AVCHD & H.264) NTSC
720 x 480i 59.94

Proxy NTSC
HQ (3 Mbps): 960 x 540p 29.97/23.98
LP (1.2 Mbps): 480 x 270p 29.97/23.98

Proxy PAL
HQ (3 Mbps): 960 x 540p 25
LP (1.2 Mbps): 480 x 270p 25
Bit Depth
8-bit
Audio Recording
2-channel
Connectivity
Video Output
1 x HDMI (Ultra HD 4K supported)
1 x AV, 3.5 mm stereo jack (tip/ring/sleeve)
Audio Input
1 x 3.5 mm analog audio input
Remote
1 x Remote port
Controls
User Assign Buttons
9 x Assignable buttons
Audio
Inputs
2 x 3-pin XLR
General
Power
Voltage
7.2 VDC (battery)
12 VDC (AC adapter)

Consumption
Approximately: 8.1 W (with VF in 4K REC mode, default setting)
Temperature
Operation: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Humidity
Operating: 30 to 80%
Storage: Under 85%
Dimensions
6.0 x 4.4 x 11.8" / 15.3 x 11.2 x 29.9 cm (camcorder only)
Weight
Approximately: 2.4 lb / 1.1 kg (camcorder only, with battery)
Battery Type
JVC BN-VF823
Power Consumption
8.1 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6 x 4.4 x 11.8" / 15.3 x 11.2 x 29.9 cm
Weight
2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264
3840 x 2160 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 720 at 59.94 fps [35 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps [28 Mb/s]
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
MOV: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O
1x HDMI 1.4 Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
Power I/O
1x Barrel Input
Other I/O
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Wireless
No
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
920,000 Dot
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (LCOS)
Size
0.24"
Resolution
1,560,000 Dot
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
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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