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JVC GY-HC500U Manual

The GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder by JVC is a UHD 4K camera that can shoot at frame rates that are compatible with both NTSC and PAL. Additionally, this camcorder is intended to function smoothly with both traditional workflows as well as IP workflows.

In addition to having a 1-inch CMOS sensor and an incorporated 20x optical zoom lens, this camera also has the capability of creating a 40x digital zoom. The camera is capable of capturing in UHD, HD, and SD, and it also allows you to record in SD as a proxy, with recording speeds of up to 30 frames per second on the built-in media card slots or up to 60/50 frames per second on an optional SSD. Recording can take place in either HLG or JLog1 thanks to the camera’s capability for HDR (10-bit).

The camera is able to capture in a variety of ProRes formats in addition to MP4, and it can broadcast HD content over IP when it is connected through a wired connection. Iris, focus, and zoom are all controlled manually using the integrated 20x zoom lens’s three separate control rings. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) uses LCOS technology and has a resolution of over 1.2 million dots, while the built-in LCD viewfinder can be flipped out and has a diagonal measurement of a little under 4 inches.

The camera is capable of live streaming in high definition, recording in 4K, and exporting 4K content through its HDMI output. It offers IFB and returns video over IP in addition to auto FTP, which allows your video files to move without any input from you. It supports capturing in UHD at 60 or 50 frames per second and is equipped with slots for two different types of SDHC and SDXC memory cards.

10-bit ProRes 422 recording with a 4K resolution, 50/60p frame rates, and M.2 SSD storage (requires optional caddy)
4K UHD 30/25/24p 4:2:0 HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 encoding, and 8-bit recording to SDHC or SDXC card (10-bit)
High-resolution 1″ (effective) CMOS sensor with excellent picture quality, F11 Sensitivity 3-ring 4K lens with 20x optical zoom (f=28-560mm, 35mm equivalent), and 40x lossless dynamic zoom
LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder, XLR audio connections, and a 4″ high-resolution LCD display are all included.

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