The GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder from JVC is a UHD 4K camcorder that is capable of shooting in frame rates that are compatible with both NTSC and PAL. Additionally, this camcorder is designed to work seamlessly with both a traditional workflow as well as an IP workflow.
The camera has a number of useful broadcast-related capabilities built into it, such as a broadcast overlay, GPS information, and MPEG-2 encoding in high definition, which facilitates simple interaction with older broadcasting systems. In addition to that, there is a wireless LAN and the Zixi wireless protocol already embedded inside the camera.
In addition to having a 1″ CMOS sensor and an inbuilt 20x optical zoom lens, the GY-HC550 also has the ability to generate a 40x digital zoom with its built-in software. 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 record High Definition video in MPEG-2 and stream High Definition video over IP using a wired connection. It can also record Ultra High Definition video in a variety of flavors of ProRes and in MP4. The integrated 20x zoom lens has three manual control rings: one for adjusting the iris, one for adjusting the focus, and one for zooming in and out. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) 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 supports IFB and returns video over IP, in addition to auto FTP, which enables the video files you record to be automatically sent. It contains a port for an optional solid-state drive, as well as two card slots for SDHC and SDXC, and it can record in UHD at 60 or 50 frames per second.
- Recording to an M.2 SSD using 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50 or 60 frames per second (requires optional caddy)
- 4K UHD 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 recording in 8 bits into SDHC or SDXC card
- recording using MPEG-2 in high definition to ensure compatibility with broadcast systems
- HDR recording, J-Log1, or HLG recording (10-bit)
- 1-inch (effective) (effective) CMOS sensor that has great picture quality and a sensitivity of F11
- A recently created 3-ring 4K lens with a 20x zoom range (equivalent to f=28mm-560mm on a 35mm camera).
- 20x optical zoom, 40x lossless dynamic zoom
- LCD display with a resolution of 4 inches and an LCOS viewfinder with quad VGA.
- XLR audio connections
- High-performance live streaming in 1080p at 60/50 frames per second (4K recording, HD streaming, and 4K HDMI output).
- In addition to serving as a USB host, the LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) offers low-latency, high-quality streaming at speeds of up to 20 Mb/s (v3.0)
- Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
- Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically
- The camera features broadcast overlay functionality and an integrated GPS receiver.