$500 Instant Rebate! Customers who purchase a GY-HM650U ProHD handheld camcorder ProHD camcorder between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2016 are entitled to a $500 instant rebate and an iPad Mini 2 tablet at no extra cost. Remember, the GY-HM650U qualifies for a free 3 year extended warranty when registered within 30 days of purchase.
JVC presents the GY-HM650, a ProHD handheld news camera equipped with dual codecs, built-in FTP and Wi-Fi connectivity for shooting and delivering footage faster than ever. JVC's revolutionary dual codec design makes it possible to record in two resolutions on separate memory cards: one in full HD and one as a smaller web-friendly file. Smaller files can be quickly and easily transferred with built-in FTP. And, Wi-Fi connectivity lets you control the camera, add metadata, and even remotely view the live signal from a personal computer, tablet or even a smartphone.
With a newly developed 23x Fujinon lens and three full HD 1/3-inch CMOS sensors, the GY-HM650 produces image quality that surpasses many larger and more expensive cameras. And with flexible solid state recording options, including a new Ultra High Quality mode (H.264 at 35Mbps), your recordings are stored at the highest quality and are compatible with a wide range of post production workflows.
1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
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)
High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
At the heart of the GY-HM650 are three, 1/3-inch CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Offering an excellent sensitivity of F11 (60Hz) /F12 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction.
Newly-developed 23x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Manual Functions
The GY-HM650 is equipped with the newly-developed Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, giving the highest magnification in the industry. Delivering superior low-light performance and ensuring brightness at the tele end, the lens offers F1.6-3.0, a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes servo zoom, manual focus, and iris rings, along with a four-position (clear, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64) ND filter. Other features include an optical image stabilizer, chromatic aberration correction.
Outstanding low light performance
The GY-HM650 produces outstanding images in all sorts of lighting environments, including in situations where there's not much light at all. Minimum illumination is less than 1 lux: 0.15lx (typical)*. JVC's exclusive LoLux feature permits shooting in adverse lighting conditions. LoLux can be assigned to a USER button, and set in the menu to offer +30dB or +36dB of gain. A convenient gain switch provides default gain values of -6dB, 0dB, +9dB. These switch positions can be adjusted to various gain amounts from -6dB to +24dB. An ALC mode is also available to boost gain values from +6dB to +24dB. Standard sensitivity of the GY-HM650 is measured at F11@2,000 lux.
*(1920 x 1080 mode, F1.6, Lolux mode, 1/30 or 1/25 shutter
Revolutionary FALCONBRID Dual Codec Image Processing Engine
FALCONBRID is JVC's high-speed processor for advanced video applications. Delivering tremendous processing power on a single chip, the on-board FALCONBRID engine processes large amounts of video data at exceptional speeds. Together with this technology, superior image quality has been realized with 2D DNR processing and compensation circuitry for wide dynamic range. The GY-HM650 utilizes dual codec FALCONBRID processors that make it possible to record in two resolutions: one in full HD and one as a smaller web-friendly file onto separate memory cards. Depending on connection speed, the smaller files can often be transferred faster than real time for delivery to websites or file-sharing services.
MPEG-2 and AVCHD Recording
The GY-HM650 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format, widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD 24/17Mbps mode, which provides compatibility with a wide range of affordable editing systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows. With the revolutionary dual codec, the GY-HM650 now also supports simultaneous HD/SD or HD/proxy recording, producing full HD files on one memory card while creating smaller, Web-friendly files on the other. Also supported is the MPEG-4/AVC H.264 1.2Mbps SD format.
Ultra High Quality 35Mbps Recording Mode
The GY-HM650 further provides the H.264 ultra-high-quality 35Mbps (MOV) recording mode offering the highest recorded picture quality. This mode is available in the 1920 x 1080 mode at either 60i or 24p, resulting in stunningly detailed HD images.