JVC GY-HM650E ProHD Mobile News Camcorder

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  • JVC GY-HM650

    Product Code: GYHM650
    JVC GY-HM650 E ProHD Camcorder
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  • Features

    - 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors
    - 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens
    - Optical image stabilizer
    - 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
    - 0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder
    - High performance 2D DNR

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    JVC GY-HM650 E ProHD Mobile News Camcorder

Heralding a more efficient ENG workflow the JVC GY-HM650 ProHD handheld mobile news camera can shoot and deliver news footage faster than ever - ideal for breaking an important story as soon as it happens.

Equipped with dual codecs, it produces full HD files on one memory card while simultaneously creating smaller, Web-friendly files (1/4 HD) on a second card. With built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity, the GY-HM650 delivers the footage back to a station without a microwave or satellite connection.

Designed for versatility, the GY-HM650 features a 1.22 MP colour viewfinder and colour 3.5-inch LCD to handle run-and-gun and tripod-based stand-ups. The Pre Rec (retro cache) feature continuously records and stores up to five seconds of footage in cache memory to help prevent missed shots of breaking news, while a second trigger and servo zoom control on the built-in handle makes it easy to record while holding the camera at low or high angles.

Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920x1080 12-bit CMOS sensors, the lightweight GY HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. It also records .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata optimized for asset management. The camera also includes HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for easy monitoring of HD footage.

With a built-in Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, superior low-light performance, and excellent sensitivity (F11 at 2000 lux), the GY-HM650 has ideal optics for challenging shooting environments. The HD lens has a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters and a removable hood. Other features include JVC's auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer.

In addition, the GY-HM650 provides a number of essential audio features. Its built-in stereo microphone is ideal for capturing natural sound on location, but the camera also includes two XLR inputs with phantom power and a shotgun mic holder, as well as a headphone jack and separate input for a wireless mic receiver.


GY-HM650 Features

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)

  • F11 Sensitivity

  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
    F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)

  • Optical image stabilizer

  • 3 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16, 1/64)

  • 0.45-inch 1.22M pixel color viewfinder

  • 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist

  • SDXC/SDHC memory card recording(2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)

  • Dual Codec: Recording simultaneously HD + SD or HD + ¼HD (for Web delivery)

  • Multiple encoding formats:

    HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)

    AVCHD 1920x1080 60i

    • SD H.264

  • Wide media format compatibility:

    • MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)

    • MOV (Final Cut Pro)

    • MP4 (XDCAM EX™)

    • AVCHD

  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings

  • Pre Rec (retro) mode (20 sec.)

  • Interval (time lapse) recording

  • Built-in stereo microphone

  • 2-channel balanced audio inputs (mic/line switchable) w/phantom power supply

  • HD/SD-SDI, HDMI Outputs

  • Wired remote control connector

  • Built-in GPS

  • WiFi connectivity with Apps for iOS/Android for remote control, remote viewing, metadata upload

  • FTP file upload via WiFi

  • High performance 2D DNR



Power DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
Power consumption Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)
Dimensions 178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm (7" x 7-13/16" x 16-3/8")
Mass Appro. 2.45kg(5.4lbs):GY-HM650 (Including battery)
Operating temperature 0 to 40 (32 to 104 )
Storage temperature -20 to 50 (14 to 122 )
Operating humidity 35% to 80%
Storage humidity Under 85%
Image sensor 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
Synchronizing system Internal synchronization
Stabilizer Optical image stabilizer
Lens Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
Filter diameter 72mm
Shutter speed 1/4 to 1/10000
Gain -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, Lolux, ALC
ND filter 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD display 3.5" 920K pixels, 16:9
Viewfinder 0.45" 1.22M pixels, 16:9
Recording media 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card Class 6/10
Video recording Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)
  File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD), MXF(GY-HM650 only)
Recording mode MPEG-2 Long GOP
  NTSC setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i,
  1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
  SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i
  PAL setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i
  SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
  NTSC setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i, SP mode:1920 x1080/59.94i
  PAL setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/50i, SP mode:1920 x1080/50i
  NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i(GY-HM600U/HM650U only)
  PAL setting: 720 x 576/50i(GY-HM600E/HM650E only)
  NTSC setting: LP/LV mode:480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p
  PAL setting: LP/LV mode:480 x 270/25p
Audio recording LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3(AVCHD)
Video output AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)

SDI output (BNC x1)

HDMI output x1
Audio input XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1
Audio output AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
Headphone f3.5mm mini jack x1
Time code link input/output RCA x1
Remote f2.5mm mini jack x1
Battery pack x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1


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