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JVC GY-HM650E - ProHD News Camcorder
Broadcast Services are pleased to be able to offer for hire the BBC’s preferred camera for news gathering, the JVC GY-HM650.

These dual mode ProHD camcorders feature an industry leading, wide angle 23x autofocus zoom lens, and deliver superior low-light performance (F12 at 2000 lux in Extended mode) in a comfortable, versatile form factor.

These lightweight cameras record HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), AVCHD, and MXF to non-proprietary affordable SDHC or SDXC media cards.

Where fast recording in formats suitable for broadcasting is essential, the GY-HM650 ProHD handheld mobile news camera adds dual codecs to its extensive list of features. It can produce full HD files on one memory card, while simultaneously creating smaller, web-friendly files (1/4 HD or SD) on a second card. With built-in FTP client and network connectivity, the GY-HM650 delivers the footage back to a station without a microwave or satellite connection, ideal for breaking an important story as it happens.

With the ability to act as a secure web server built-in, the GY-HM650 also allows you to take full control of the camera – including zoom, Rec start/stop and metadata editing – via any browser-enabled device such as a tablet or smart phone.

The two user selectable shooting modes (Extended and Standard) allow the cameras to be adapted to different shooting environments, with Standard mode ideal for controlled environments with regulated lighting, and Extended mode optimised for situations where conditions might be variable and more challenging.

With a 1.22 MP colour viewfinder and colour 3.5-inch LCD, the GY-HM600 series models are versatile enough to handle everything from tripod-based shoots to run-and-gun situations. A second trigger and servo zoom control on the built-in handle make it easy to record while holding the cameras at low or high angles, while the Pre Rec (retro cache) feature continuously records and stores up to fifteen seconds of footage in cache memory to help prevent missed shots of breaking events.

The cameras are equipped with three, 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors, each with 1920x1080 pixels. The built-in 23x Fujinon HD lens features a wide focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and has manual focus, zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters. Other features include auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer.

The built-in stereo microphone is ideal for capturing natural sound, but the GY-HM650 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. They are also equipped with a LANC remote connector and include a time-code synchronization input as well as HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.

Main 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 + 480 x 270 (for Web delivery)
• Live transmission (streaming) —NEW! (eff. May 2013)
• Background FTP clip transfers while recording —NEW! (eff. May 2013)
• Clip trimmer (basic editor)—NEW! (eff. May 2013)• 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 (LANC/Control-L)
• Built-in GPS
• Enhanced web interface for remote viewing of camera images & wireless remote control from a smartphone, tablet or PC—ENHANCED V2.0! (eff. May 2013)
• Extensive metadata recording capability.
• FTP file upload via WiFi or Broadband
• Secure FTP (SFTP or FTPS) —NEW! (eff. May 2013)
• High performance 2D DNR

Multiple encoding formats:
• HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
• AVCHD 1920x1080 60i
• SD H.264
• 480x270 H.264 (web)
• 960x540 H.264 mode—NEW! (eff. May 2013)
• Wide media format compatibility:
• .MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)
• .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
• .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
• AVCHD with additional lower bitrate AVCHD modes (eff. May 2013)

Daily Rate
Main Recording Format
Other Formats
Available Standards
4/3/16:9 Switchable
Supplied with
Camera bag
Rain Cover
2 x Batteries
AC Adapter
AV lead
1 x 32GB Sandisk SD card
Network adapters as required (please check)
More information
JVC Product Information
Manual (PDF)