The JVC GY-HM180 Ultra HD 4K Camcorder with HD-SDI is a compact camcorder that offers multiple professional features despite its small size. Recent updates have added a 3G-SDI output in addition to the HDMI output.
That makes it a single 1/2.3 “The 12.4-megapixel CMOS sensor is capable of capturing UHD 4K images in either 24 or 30 frames per second, with bit rates of either 150 or 70 Mb/s, as well as Full HD up to 60 frames per second, and HD up to 120 frames per second for smooth slow motion. Both the 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs may be utilized to feed an external recorder as well as trigger it.
Smaller files that are better suited for uploading to the internet or editing while on the move can be produced by recording lower-resolution proxy files concurrently with full-size HD versions of the same content. Live video in UHD 4K is output through the HDMI connector, while HD video may be supported through the 3G-SDI BNC connection. Among the available viewing choices for the GY-HM180 are a 3.5 “LCD screen, a 0.24-inch color viewfinder, and an intelligent focus-assist feature are included in this camera.
A histogram display, two internal ND filters, and a hot-swappable dual SDHC/SDXC card slot are some of the additional features offered by this camera. Built-in stereo microphones and two-channel XLR audio inputs are included as part of the professional-grade audio capabilities.
The capture options include recording in 1080p at up to 60 frames per second in a 4:2:2, 50 Mb/s.MOV file or in AVCHD, which is compatible with a variety of HD and SD formats as well as editing systems. A top handle unit, a hood, and an AC converter with a power wire are included with the purchase of the JVC GY-HM180.