JVC GY-HM890 ProHD Shoulder Camcorder

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    JVC GY-HM890 Camcorder

    Product Code: GYHM850

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New GY-HM890 3-CMOS optical system delivers pristine HD images to solid state memory while the camera streams live video and audio via Wi-Fi or a plug-in LTE modem.

GY-HM890 Main features:

• 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
• F11 Sensitivity
• Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options
• Fujinon 20x Optical Zoom Lens with AF/OIS included
• Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
• Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows
• XDCAM EX™ (.mp4)
• Final Cut (.mov)
• AS-10 (.mxf)
• AVCHD (.mts)
• H.264 (.mov)
• Virtually lossless H.264 50Mbps recording
• 4 Position ND Filter (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
• 0.45-inch LCOS Viewfinder
• High-Resolution 4.3-inch LCD Monitor
• Histogram Display and Expanded Focus Functions
• Focus Assist Function
• 12 assignable user buttons
• Variable Frame Rate Recording (Over Cranking, Under Cranking)
• Wired Remote Control Operation
• Genlock Input and TC Input/Output
• HD/SD-SDI external input for recording and streaming (pool feed)
• 4-Channel Audio System
• Full complement of Fiber or Multicore studio accessories

Advanced Communications Capabilities

- Secure FTP File Transfer from Shooting Location
- Tablet or Smartphone Camera Control and monitoring
- Metadata Editing via Network
- Advanced Streaming and Cloud Services
- Delivers reliable HD streams without a backpack or microwave link◦Compatible with ProHD Broadcaster powered by Zixi
- Single modem (unbonded) plugs directly into camera
- Camera processor optimizes stream bandwidth
- Advanced content-aware error correction (up to 30% packet loss)
- Streamconfidence provides stream and LTE status in VF


GY-HM890: Overview

Be first On-air and first On-line with JVC's new GY-HM890. This advanced 3-CMOS camera delivers pristine HD images to solid state memory while streaming via Wi-Fi or a plug-in LTE modem. It features a removable 20x Fujinon auto-focus lens, 4 channels of audio, dual memory card recording at up to 50 Mbps, an external HD-SDI pool feed input, and a full complement of fiber and multicore studio options. It's the most feature-rich HD camera JVC has ever offered.


Quality and Mobility when Every Minute Counts

Rush to the scene with the ProHD GY-HM890 compact shoulder camcorder and deliver the news faster than ever. Wirelessly backhaul via FTP or stream LIVE over a Wi-Fi or 4G-LTE/3G network. Record on cost-effective SDHC/SDXC cards, in HD or SD, including simultaneous recording in two different resolutions. You can even stream and record at the same time. Save time and money getting breaking news on the air with the GY-HM890, and stay on top of the action.

Cost-Effectively Ready for A Wide Range of Applications

Expansion Capability for Multi-camera Recording
Image capture based on multi-camera operation is possible. The GY-HM890's multi-pin interface connects to optional modules to create a seamless multicore or fiber optic EFP system that can expand your field production over a greater distance.

Flexible Configuration for Studio-based Program Production

Create a highly robust studio camera setup by attaching the dedicated sled to your studio pedestal, complemented by JVC's high-resolution VF-HP790G HD Viewfinder and teleprompter. To lower integration costs, existing 26-pin control cables can be used to connect studio essentials such as remote control units.

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Newly-developed 20x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Manual Functions

The GY-HM890 is equipped with a newly-developed Fujinon wide-angle 20x zoom lens offering one of the highest magnifications in the industry. For superior low-light performance and assured brightness at the tele end, the lens offers F1.6-3.0, a focal range of 29mm - 580mm (35mm equivalent) and includes servo zoom, along with manual focus and iris rings. Optical image stabilizer and chromatic aberration correction are also built into this interchangeable 1/3-inch bayonet mount lens.

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High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors

At the heart of the GY-HM890 are three 1/3-inch 2.07 effective-megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Featuring 12bit processing, an excellent sensitivity of F11 (60Hz) / F12 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction with minimal aberration. For improved CMOS sensor performance, flash-band compensation is also supported.

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FALCONBRID™ Image Processing Engine

FALCONBRID™ is JVC's high-speed processor for advanced video applications. Delivering tremendous processing power, the on-board FALCONBRID™ engine processes large amounts of video data at exceptional speeds. Together with this technology, superior image quality has been realized with 2D DNR processing and dynamic range compensation circuitry.

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MPEG-2/AVCHD Recording and Dual Codec

The GY-HM890 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD progressive format, which provides compatibility with a wide range of affordable NLE systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows. The dual codec also enables the GY-HM890 to offer simultaneous HD/SD or HD/Web recording, producing full HD files on one memory card while creating smaller, Web-friendly files on the other. Also supported is the MPEG-4/AVC H.264 8Mbps SD format.

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Virtually Lossless H.264 50Mbps Recording

The GY-HM890 is also equipped with the H.264 Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) 50Mbps (MOV) recording mode used in HD SLRs. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 offers approximately twice the compression efficiency of conventional codecs, and offers superior motion prediction, so even at the same bit rate it provides a smooth and detailed picture with virtually no block noise even when recording rapid action sequences. Added to this, the 50Mbps bit rate is high enough to support full 1920 x 1080 encoding in 60p or 60i, resulting in stunningly detailed HD images.

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Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows

Record HD or SD footage directly in ready-to-edit QuickTime™ MOV files, the native file format of Apple's Final Cut Pro™. Native file recording ensures your footage is ready to edit the moment it's shot, resulting in a more efficient workflow with lossless quality. For direct editing in other major NLE systems such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius Pro, it is also possible to record XDCAM EX™ compatible MP4 files for a likewise seamless native workflow.

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Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots for Maximum Versatility

Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots enable simultaneous recording and relay recording with reliable and cost-effective media. In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously over multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switches seamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cards are hot swappable, there is in effect no limit to the continuous shooting time in any mode. It is possible to start editing footage from one card while still shooting to the other. With simultaneous recording, you can easily create backup or duplicate files as you shoot, either for a client copy or simply for peace of mind. Additionally, while the Rec trigger is used to pause and unpause recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function.*


Ergonomic Design for Comfortable Operation

Compact Shoulder Form Factor

The GY-HM890 features the shoulder-mount form factor that professionals often prefer, in a size that remains compact and light despite its massive capabilities. This combination contributes to stable shooting over long durations with less fatigue. Handle zoom and REC button are also available from low angle shooting.
4 Position ND Filter (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)

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High-Resolution 4.3" LCD Monitor

The high-resolution 1.15M-pixel 4.3" LCD monitor displays a wide variety of monitoring and setup indications.

0.45" LCOS Viewfinder

The GY-HM890 is equipped with a high-resolution (852 x 480 x 3) LCOS (Liquid Crystal On Silicon) 0.45" viewfinder. The 16:9 image is crisper and more detailed than conventional LCD viewfinders, with higher vertical resolution and superior RGB color separation.

Histogram Display and Expanded Focus Functions

The GY-HM890 features Histogram Display and Expanded Focus functions to support more accurate focusing

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Focus Assist Function

When Focus Assist is switched on, the image in the viewfinder of LCD monitor switches to monochrome and all objects that are in focus appear with colored edges (selectable from red, green or blue). Keeping important elements in the picture in focus while shooting is greatly simplified.

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  Focus AssistOFF                                  Focus Assist ON


Intuitive GUI

The GY-HM890 features ProHD's highly intuitive GUI navigation system, providing easily accessible menu items and customizable settings to match individual preferences or demands of the moment.

12 Assignable User Buttons

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Pre Rec and Interval Rec Modes

With Pre Rec enabled, the camcorder continuously buffers up to 10 seconds of video, so that when recording is started the cached video is included in the recorded file - keeping you from missing a crucial shot because you didn't hit the record button in time. Interval Rec allows you to record single frames at set intervals to capture time-lapse recordings of street traffic, construction sites, growing plants, etc.

Variable Frame Rate Recording (Over Cranking, Under Cranking)

When recording in the H.264 1080p 50/35Mbps or MPEG-2 720p 35Mbps mode, the camera can be set to record at a frame rate different than the playback rate. This makes it possible to record slow or fast motion when the recording is played back at 24p,
25p or 30p. Under-cranking in the MPEG-2 1080p 35Mbps mode is also possible.

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Cutting-Edge Connectivity

The GY-HM850/HM890 meets the needs of professional applications with cutting-edge connectivity. For easy monitoring of footage, you can monitor from the digital 3G SDI and HDMI outputs simultaneously, easily switching between output in HD or SD.
• Cutting-Edge Connectivity
• SDI (HD/SD) out
• HDMI (HD/SD) out
• Genlock in
• TC in/out
• AV out
• USB (Host and Device)
• Mic/Line x 2 with phantom power
• Aux In for Wireless Receiver
• 6-pin and ø2.5mm Remote Control
• ø3.5mm Stereo Headphone out

Wired Remote Control Operation

In addition to JVC's proprietary wired remote control system, the GY-HM890 also supports LANC remote controllers for flexible camera operability in a variety of setups.

Genlock Input and TC Input/Output

Equipped with genlock input and timecode in/out terminals, GY-HM890 can be easily integrated into multi-camera setups.

4-Channel Audio System

The GY-HM890 is equipped with two XLR audio inputs that are switchable between microphone (with phantom power support) and line input, plus stereo AUX inputs. The audio from each of these inputs can be assigned to an independent channel, enabling commentary or narration to be added in the field

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ProHD Supporting Software

The ProHD Clip Manager for both Mac and Windows makes it easy to manage MP4 clips on the GY-HM890's memory cards from your computer. Copy, move, delete, preview clips, and edit clip metadata.
The ProHD Log and Transfer Plug-in works with Apple's Final Cut Pro™ to enable MP4 files recorded on the GY-HM890 to be dropped into the clip bin and automatically converted to QuickTime™


Network Connectivity & Workflow Outline
Direct File Transfer from Shooting Location

JVC offers a distinct advantage of having the network connection engine built-in. So it's only necessary to connect either a Wi-Fi, 4G-LTE/3G modem or USB-RJ45 adapter to the USB host interface. No optional backpack is required.

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Camera Control and Metadata Editing via Network

Camera Picture Viewer/Remote Function
LIVE picture can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet (Android, iPhone, iPad). What's more, REC/PAUSE and ZOOM functions can be controlled from the smart devices via Wi-Fi.

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Metadata Editing and Upload Function

Planning metadata and clip metadata can be edited at a smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via 4G-LTE/3G* or Wi-Fi.

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Built-in GPS

A GPS unit is built-in, enabling location information to be recorded as metadata along with the video data.

Advanced Streaming and Cloud Services

While the GY-HM890 can record high quality video/audio onto SDHC/SDXC cards, it is also capable of transferring LIVE streaming video/audio via network. Coupled with the superior mobility of the camera, this wireless capability enables faster delivery of LIVE video in mission-critical ENG applications. Stream backhaul LIVE to the newsroom using either Wi-Fi or 4G-LTE network, whichever is more stable and cost-effective in your area. In addition to conventional UDP/TCP support, the GY-HM890 also supports RTSP/RTP*1 and Zixi protocols. With built-in Zixi engine, connecting to a 4G-LTE/3G or Wi-Fi network is simply a matter of plugging in a USB network adapter*2. The technology also allows the GY-HM890 to be used in conjunction with Zixi's cloud delivery service which enables reliable video delivery over the Internet simply by entering a single IP address. Additional applications such as live, direct-to-website broadcasts and delivery to public internet sites are also supported
*1 The camera requires a global IP address in 4G-LTE/3G mode for RTSP/RTP connection.
*2 Subscription to Zixi services required.

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Video/Audio Recording
Power: DC 12V (10.5V-17V)
Power consumption: Approx. 28W (Camera body with provided lens and LCD/VF ON, single recording mode, default settings)
Mass: Approx. 4.0kg (8.9lbs.) (without battery)
Approx. 4.8kg (10.6 lbs.) (including battery)
Operating temperature: 0˚C to 40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F)
Operating humidity: 35% to 80%
Storage temperature: -20˚C to 50˚C (14˚F to 122˚F)
Storage humidity: Under 85%
Image sensor: 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
Synchronizing system: Internal/external synchronization
Stabilizer: Optical image stabilizer
Lens: Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 20x (interchangeable) f=4.1-82mm (35mm conversion:29 to 580mm)
Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
Filter diameter: 72mm
Gain: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, Lolux (30dB, 36dB), ALC
ND filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD display: 4.3" 1.15M pixels
Viewfinder: 0.45" 1.22M pixels
Recording media: 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card Class 4/6/10 (Class4 for AVCHD and H.264 SD/Web only)
Video recording: Video codec: MPEG-2 Long GOP (HD), AVCHD progressive, H.264
File format: MOV (HD/SD/WEB), MP4 (XDCAM EX),
MTS (AVCHD progressive), MXF
NTSC 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, 1280 x 720/59.94p
PAL recording mode: HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p

NTSC setting:
Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94p
HQ mode (24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
SP mode (17Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
LP mode (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i
EP mode (5Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i
PAL setting:
Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50p
HQ mode (24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50i
SP mode (17Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50i
LP mode (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/50i
EP mode (5Mbps): 1440 x 1080/50i
HD (H.264) NTSC setting: XHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p (50Mbps)
UHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p (35Mbps)
PAL setting: UHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50p, 50i, 25p (50Mbps), 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p (35Mbps)
SD (H.264) NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i (GY-HM850U/HM890U only)
PAL setting: 720 x 576/50i (GY-HM850E/HM890E only)
Web (H.264) NTSC setting: HQ mode (3Mbps): 960 x 540/29.97p, 23.98p
LP mode (1.2Mbps): 480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p
PAL setting: HQ mode (3Mbps): 960 x 540/25p
LP mode (1.2Mbps): 480 x 270/25p
Audio recording LPCM 2ch/4ch, 48kHz/16-bit (MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μ-law 2ch (Web)
Video output: Composite output (BNC x 1), 3G SDI output (BNC x 1), HDMI output x 1
Audio input: XLR 3-pin x 2, (MIC,+48V, LINE)/φ3.5mm mini jack x 1
Audio output: RCA x 2
Headphone: φ3.5mm mini jack x 2
Genlock input: BNC x 1
Time code input/output: BNC x each 1
Remote: DIN 6-pin x 1/φ2.5mm mini jack x 1
USB: HOST x 1 (Network connection)/DEVICE x 1 (Mass storage)
DC input: XLR 4-pin x1
Provided Accessories Microphone x 1


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