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CONNECTED CAM™ HANDHELD 4K 1-INCH BROADCAST CAMCORDER WITH NDI®|HX

GY-HC550UN

NDI HX / 1"CMOS 4K / 20x Zoom / ProRes 422 10-bit / 4K50p60p / SRT / HDR via HLG J-log1 / High-Speed Recording / Easy Setup YouTube Live / Easy Setup for Facebook Live


  • SSD recording option
  • NDI|HX Protocol
  • SRT Protocol
  • ProRes Recording
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Warranty

Labor: 1 year

Parts : 2 years

The Power of NDI with JVC

NDI®|HX Modification for Current GY-HC500 Series

Current owners of the GY-HC500U, GY-HC550U, and GY-HC500SPCU will be able to have their camcorders modified to incorporate the new NDI®|HX features through JVC. Please contact JVC Professional Support at 800-582-5825 for assistance.

NDI®|HX Mode Selection

The NDI®|HX live video source capability is a mode of operation in addition to the existing output formats of the camcorder. The modification adds the NDI®|HX mode to the Recording Format System selection of the camcorder. Selecting NDI®|HX sets the camera to operate solely as a live video source (Note: Camera does not record in NDI®|HX mode).

Features available in the NDI®|HX mode include automatic camera discovery on the LAN by supported hardware and software, tally support, and IP remote control capability.

Please take a look at the GY-HC500 NDI Series brochure.

1" CMOS 4K Image Sensor

The GY-HC500/550 features a 1-inch CMOS 4K image sensor for uncompromised cinema and video production. This large sensor delivers a superior dynamic range, high S/N ratio and high sensitivity (F11 at 2000lx), contributing artistic visual expression including shallow depth of field 'bokeh' capability.
Please take a look at the GY-HC500 Series brochure.

20x Optical/40x Dynamic Zoom Lens with Manual Functions

The GY-HC500/550 is equipped with a newly developed wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens to offer optimal magnification for shooting. When shooting in HD mode, Dynamic Zoom combines optical zoom and pixel mapping from a 4K image sensor to create seamless and lossless 40x zoom. Take total control of the scene with triple large rings for zoom, focus, and iris for smooth shooting. Other features include an optical image stabilizer and chromatic aberration correction.

Broadcast Info Overlay on HD Video and Streaming

Designed for enhanced single-camera production, the GY-HC500SPC/HC550 produces real-time broadcast information overlays for HD recorded video or streamed video without an external CG or production switcher. Lower-third graphic overlays are generated and controlled using a browser-equipped device, such as a tablet or smartphone. Overlay designs can be created in various language characters using JVC's SDP Generator (free software).

Note: This feature is not available in 4K or SD mode.

 

 

HDR via HLG/J-Log 1

The GY-HC500/550 is equipped with an HDR compatible HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) mode and JVC's proprietary J-Log 1 Gamma mode. These enable high dynamic range capture of a broad color spectrum with 10-bit recording for better color grading and to avoid banding. Footage recorded in HLG mode will deliver a full HDR image when viewed on HLG-compatible monitors. The J-Log 1 mode delivers wide latitude and a high dynamic range of 800%. In the field, it's possible to record while checking the image on the camera's LCD screen or viewfinder to get a grasp of the final output.

GY-HC500 supports HLG recording which enables simple HDR workflow without color grading. Avoiding clipped highlights or shadows, images are more realistic and vibrant. BT.2020 which offers wider color gamut is also supported.

 
 

Practical Auto Focus and Assist Functions

The Auto Focus and Focus Assist functions of the GY-HC500/550 provide the highly accurate, stable focusing that is essential for 4K shooting. Moreover, its broad customizability enables it to perform in a variety of shooting situations.

 ・Customizable AF: AF speed, AF sensitivity, AF area, and Near Limiter can be adjusted as needed.

 ・Customizable AF Assist: Turning the focus ring varies the function depending on the Focus/Assist mode status to fully control focusing.

 ・One Button Control: "PUSH AUTO/LOCK" button enables you to lock focus, or engage AF for as long as you keep the button pressed, etc., for one-button focus control according to the focus mode you have selected.

 ・Advanced Face Detection

4K UHD 60p/50p Apple ProRes 422 10-bit Recording

The GY-HC500/550 records in Apple ProRes 422 for attention-grabbing 4K 60p/50p image creation. Apple ProRes 422 HQ offers virtually lossless intra-frame compression, which speeds up post-production. Footage is recorded in native file formats that are understood by most major editing applications without transcoding. This is helpful for efficient workflow of editing and post process. The 4:2:2 format also provides richer color information and 10-bit recording delivers rich gradations—a definite advantage for grading work after recording.

SSD Enables Extended Time 4K UHD 60p/50p Shooting

Large-capacity, readily-available SSDs (SATA M.2 SSD Type2280) are compatible, so extended-time 4K UHD/HD up to 60p/50p video recording is possible. Just plug it into the camera's extended slot using the included KA-MC100G SSD media adapter. SSD media delivers excellent sequential read speed to tackle professional workload. High-speed transfer of huge amounts of recorded footage is possible.

Dual SD Card Slots for Versatility and Efficiency

GY-HC500/550 offers dual SDHC/SDXC card slots to let you record 4K 30p/25p/24p or HD video on readily available, affordable media. Unique features using two cards include:

  • Series (relay) recording mode: Continuous recording card by card.
  • Clip Continuous Mode: This mode allows you to consolidate several rounds of start/stop recording into one clip.
  • Dual (simultaneous) recording mode: Recording to two cards with the same format for backup or multi-purpose.
  • Backup recording mode: While the Rec trigger is used to REC and STOP recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function*.
    *During simultaneous backup recording in HD mode, the duplicate file records in the same file format and bit rate as the original.

Robust Body and Excellent in Weather Resistance

Its robust body makes the GY-HC500/550 ready to work in harsh environments and situations. Excellent construction in weather resistance enables image gathering in the field with confidence.

Switchable IR Shooting

IR filter can be switched disabled (Infrared ON) to increase infrared sensitivity for shooting in extremely low illuminance.

Live-over-IP Features with Built-in MIMO based Wireless LAN

As a CONNECTED CAM series camcorder, the GY-HC550 delivers a variety of features and performance required in the field with IP connectivity. Use the built-in MIMO based wireless LAN, or use the RJ-45 LAN terminal for the stability of wired communication. Count on camera-to-studio and studio-to-camera two-way data communication to enable you to build an advanced Live-over-IP workflow solution.

HD Live Streaming up to 24Mbps with Low Latency

The GY-HC500/550 is capable of streaming LIVE HD/SD and proxy video/audio files via network up to 24Mbps with low latency. High quality, stable streaming is possible from the field using just the camera itself*. No need to carry a heavy backpack or external boxes.
*With an appropriate network connection

Various QoS Technologies including SRT, Zixi and SMPTE 2022-1

For reliable, quality streaming, Zixi advanced streaming is built-in to provide forward error correction, automatic repeat request (ARQ), and adaptive bitrate control to ensure error-free video delivery in packet loss environments such as when streaming over cellular networks. SMPTE 2022-1 forward error correction is also supported for reliable transmission.

SRT: QoS (Quality of Service) Technology

SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is an open source video transport protocol that enables the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public Internet. SRT optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. It accounts for packet loss, jitter, and fluctuating bandwidth, maintaining the integrity and quality of your video.

SRT provides end-to-end security, resiliency and dynamic endpoint adjustment based on real-time network conditions to deliver the best video quality at all times on any network.

SRT is built-in and can be dynamically adjusted for optimal stream performance and quality. Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) is included with SRT. End-to-end 128/256 bit AES encryption makes sure your content is protected from contribution to distribution.

SRT features How Details
STABILITY:
Delivers broadcast-quality video over the Internet. Resilient to network congestion, high jitter, and packet loss.
Error
Correction
ARQ When packets are lost, the SRT decoder requests an encoder (camera) to resend lost data to eliminate potential video dropouts and artifacts. Up to 30% of data loss can be recovered.
FEC Forward Error Correction adds redundant data to the stream to be used to recover packets lost due to unstable connection, Internet congestion, and high jitter.
SECURITY:
Protects video channel from unauthorized access. Provides extra security when moving video over public networks.
Encryption Stream ID The SRT decoder only accepts the streams with embedded, encoder specified Stream ID. All other streams are ignored. The single port can be utilized to receive multiple streams differentiated by unique Stream IDs.
AES The entire SRT stream is encrypted with the industry-standard AES-128/256 standard. The "passphrase" is required on both encoding and decoding sides.
SYNCHRONIZATION:
Multicamera SRT streams synchronization for REMI.
Embedded
Timecode
NTP Multiple cameras TC can be synchronized with the NTP server via LAN or Wi-Fi Internet connection.
LTC End-to-end remote cameras synchronization solution with CONNECTED CAM Studio KM- IP4000/6000 series of video switchers.
VITC Industry-standard TC compatible with Haivision, VITEC, and other decoders.

IP Remote Control with Viewing

When the camera is IP connected, vital camera operations can be remotely controlled via wireless or wired LAN from a tablet, smartphone, or computer anywhere in the world. Remote control functions include lens and camera settings as well as registering zoom presets and IP connection settings.

Auto FTP

It's possible to upload video clips to an FTP server via IP. Auto FTP function allows you to start uploading a recorded clip without opening the menu screen.

Return over IP

It's possible for the person in front of the camera to engage in a 2-way interview with return video and audio while streaming live to air via IP network. This allows reporters to wirelessly receive directions from the station, and camera operators to re-adjust framing as directed from another location. Multi-camera applications are supported as well.

Remote Production over the Internet - REMI.

The JVC Connected CAM camcorders and PTZ cameras feature built-in SRT encoders with
LAN/Wireless Lan connectivity to provide broadcast-quality video over the Internet directly from the
camera, no additional backpacks or encoders needed to send ISO feeds to the remote studio.

Please take a look at the Remote Production over the Internet - REMI brochure.

Web API Command list

The following is link to command list document.

JVC Camcorder Web API Reference Version

  • NDI®|HX mode live output capability with customizable overlay graphics (Note: Camera does not record in NDI®|HX mode)
  • Built-in wireless LAN (2.4GHz/5GHz) MIMO with external antenna
  • High performance 1080 60p/50p live streaming with Zixi™ error correction (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
  • Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) QoS technology
  • Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20Mbps
  • HEVC/H.265 encoding for streaming with 50% reduction in bit rate—or— contribution quality 4:2:2 10-bit streaming at up to 24Mbps (via optional KA-EN200G)
  • Broadcast overlay on video and streaming
  • Stream to Facebook Live with RTMPS protocol
  • H.265/HEVC streaming (with optional KA-EN200)
  • LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host
  • Stream with SMPTE 2022 Forward Error Correction
  • Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP) for precise time code synchronization
  • Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically
  • 10-bit ProRes 422/422HQ/422LT at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates recording to M.2 SSD (SSD media requires optional KA-MC100G media adapter.)
  • SSD recording in ProRes 422HD (with optional KA-MC100G and SSD)
  • Backup recording to SSD (with optional KA-MC100G and SSD)
  • Clip Continuous Record mode
  • 4K UHD 30p/25p/24p 4:2:2 10-bit/4:2:0 8-bit (150Mbps) & various HD recording to SDHC/SDXC card (recording media not included)
  • HD-SDI output when shooting in 4K mode
  • 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)
  • 40x lossless dynamic zoom
Technical Specifications
Product Support
Technical Specifications
Camera Front-End Specifications
Image Sensor (inch)
1" (effective) CMOS,
Number of Sensors
1
Mega Pixels
9.35
Sensitivity in F at 2000 Lux
F 11
Shutter speed
1/6 to 1/10000
White Balance modes
FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
Color Matrix adjustment
Yes
Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)
Yes
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Yes, HLG/JLOG 1
LOG Mode
Yes, J-LOG HLR
User selected function buttons
Yes
User Customizes Menu
Yes
Optical Specifications
Lens mount
Internal
Optical Zoom x times
20
Dynamic Zoom x times
40
Lens F Number
2.8 to 4.5
Lens ratio from / to
9.43mm to 188.6mm
Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm
28mm to 560mm
Auto Focus
Yes
Optical Image stabilization
Yes
Filter Diameter in mm
82mm
Built-in ND Filters
Off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Recording Formats
Media
SDHC/SDXC memory card x 2 and SD x 1 (SSD (M.2) with optional media case by JVC)
SSD recording option
Yes
Media Class
4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10 4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
Recording slots
3
Encoder
Apple ProRes 422, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (HD/SD), MPEG-2 (HD)*
ProRes Recording
Yes
File Format MOV
Yes
File Format MP4
Yes
Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD
Yes
Video Codec H264 (SD)
Yes
Video Codec others
4K UHD ProRes / Proxy H264
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Yes, 4K UHD 60p/50p (Apple ProRes) 422HQ/422/422LT 10-bit
4K UHD 30p/25p/24p (H.264) 4:2:2 10-bit / 4:2:0 8-bit 150Mbps/70Mbps
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Yes, HD (H.264) 4:2:2 10-bit / 4:2:0 8-bit mode, etc., 50Mbps – 8Mbps
Resolution 1280 x720
Yes, HD (H.264) 4:2:2 10-bit / 4:2:0 8-bit mode, etc., 50Mbps – 8Mbps
Resolution 720 x 480
Yes, , 8Mbps
Resolution 960 x 540
Yes
Resolution 480 x 270
Yes
SD Recording
Yes
Audio Channels
2
Audio Recording modes
LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit, µ-Law 2ch (Proxy), AAC 2ch (MP4)
Audio Filters
Yes
IP Section of the Product
IP Main Connection
USB A Host, Ethernet LAN RJ45 1000Base-T
IP Connection supports
Ethernet, WIFI - and LTE USB Adapters
IP Features Live-Streaming
Yes
IP Features Remote
Yes, via RM-LP100 or Web-Browser no apps needed
IP Features FTP
Yes, Different protocols
IP Features Auto FTP Upload
Yes
IP Features Meta-Data
Yes, Local and Remote editing and data exchange
IP Features IFB (Audio-Return via IP)
Yes, with optional Audio encoder AAC Format
IP Video Return stream
Yes
Video Compression Codecs
2
H.265 Codec
Yes
H.264 Codec
Yes
Live-Streaming Bitrates
1920 x 1080 (59.94p/50p) 20 – 8Mbps, (29.97p/25p) 20 – 3Mbps, 1920 x 1080 (59.94i/50i) 20 – 3Mbps,
1280 x 720 (59.94p/50p) 20 – 3Mbps, 1280 x 720 (29.97p/25p) 8 – 1.5Mbps,
640 x 360 (59.94p/50p) 3/1.5Mbps, 640 x 360 (29.97p/25p) 3 – 0.3Mbps
Live-Streaming Protocols
RTMP, MPEG2-TS/UDP, MPEG2-TS/TCP, MPEG2-TS/RTP, RTSP/RTP
SRT Protocol
Yes
NDI|HX Protocol
Yes
Live-Streaming Single cast
Yes
Live-Streaming Multicast
Yes
Live-Streaming reconnect
Yes
Live-Streaming and simultaneous REC
Yes
Live-Streaming Pre-sets of destinations
4
FTP Protocol formats
FTP / SFTP / FTPS
FTP upload during REC
Yes
FTP servers presets
4
Meta-Data presets of servers
3
Note on compatible USB Adapters
The connection to a network will be made by the USB Host Port of the camcorder (on the right back end side of the camcorder). Please select the device which you are going to use: WIFI dongle / 3G/4G dongle or a CAT Network adapter.The Adapter you going to be use must be a registered Adapter (see attached compatible list), cause all of these Adapter needs dedicate drivers, which to be implemented into the camcorder.In the case for LTE adapters, there must be done a pre-set of these dongles in your local PC first!
Input / Output Connections
OUT HDSDI
Yes, 3G HDSDI (BNC x 1)
OUT HDSDI Format max.
1080/60p,50p 10 Bit 4:2:2 EE
OUT HDMI
Yes
OUT HDMI Format max.
UHD
OUT AV
Yes, 3.5mm mini jack x 1
OUT Audio Headphone
Yes, 3.5mm mini jack x 1
IN Audio XLR MIC/LINE
Yes, 2 CH with +48 V Mic and Line support
Time code IN/OUT
Yes, RCA
Wired remote IN
Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack x 1
USB HOST
Yes
Option Slot
Optional SSD media case and for future expansion
EVF and LCD
Operation Panel Type
LCD
Operation Panel Resolution
WVGA (800 x 480), 800 x 450 at 16:9
Operation Panel Size diagonal in inches
3.97
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type
LCOS
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution
Quad VGA (1280 x 960), 1280 x 720 at 16:9
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inches
0.4
Power and Enviroment Spec´s
Power AC
Yes, DC12V (AC Adapter)
Power DC
Yes, 7.2V (Battery)
Power consumption
Approx. 24W
Physical Information
Weight in lbs
9.2 lbs
Included Accessories
Battery
Yes, BN-VC296
AC/DC adapter
Yes, AC Adapter
Cable 1
Yes, Power cord
Additional
Yes, Lens Hood
General Editing Note
NOTE:
Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
Product Support
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