JVC’s GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflow. Built into the camera are a variety of valuable broadcast related features such as a broadcast overlay, GPS metadata, and MPEG-2 encoding in HD for easy interfacing with legacy broadcasting systems. The camera also features a built-in wireless LAN, and the Zixi wireless protocol.
The GY-HC550 features a 1″ CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).
The camera captures UHD in various flavors of ProRes, as well as MP4, and is capable of recording HD in MPEG-2 and streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings, one each for iris, focus, and zoom. the EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4″ diagonally. The camera features IFB and return video over IP, as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots, and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.