Great images begin with a great optical system. The GY-HMQ10 employs a razor sharp F2.8 10x zoom lens specifically designed for 4K imaging. A high speed 1/2-inch class CMOS device with 8.3 million active pixels (3840 x 2160) captures live progressive images at up to 60 frames per second. This tremendous amount of data is then processed using an array of custom JVC Falconbrid LSI chips that deBayer the image and provide a live 4K output while simultaneously compressing video for recording onto separate solid state memory cards. 4K recordings up to 2 hours in length can be made using four 32GB SDHC cards.
1/2.3" Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor (8.3 million active pixels)
Ultra high resolution F2.8 10X Zoom Lens
(F2.8 to 4,5 — f=6.7-67 mm) (35 mm conversion: 42.5 to 425 mm)
Built-in optical image stabilizer
4K Recording: 3,840 x 2,160, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264(.MP4) 4 Stream Separate Recording 60fps/50fps/24fps Progressive at 144Mbps
4K recording for up to 2 hours (32GB SDHC, x4)
JVC file utility included for combining separate streams into single editable file
Also functions as fully featured full-HD camcorder: AVCHD progressive (.mts) 60i/60p or 50p/50i
Interval (time lapse) recording in both 4K and HD modes
JVC's patented "FOCUS ASSIST" function
Full HD (1920x1080) trimming function
3 assignable user buttons
2 audio channels // 4K mode: AAC, 2ch, 48kHz,16bit // HD mode: AC3, 2ch, 48kHz, 16bit
Manual audio level controls with audio meter
XLR inputs with 48V phantom power
Large 3.5-inch 920,000 pixel LCD display with touch panel
0.24" Lcos 260,000 pixel viewfinder
Records to inexpensive SDHC/SDXC memory cards (4 used in the 4K mode, 1 used in the HD mode)
FALCONBRID: JVC'S Next-generation High-speed Picture Engine
Falconbrid is JVC's high-speed processor developed for advanced video applications and utilized in the GY-HMQ10. 40nm processing is incorporated into a single chip, offering high performance and low energy-consumption with an economical design. Raw image data from the camera's CMOS device is de-matrixed (deBayered) in real time and processed to provide the optimum image parameters. Unlike many high end 4K cameras, the GY-HMQ10 is able to output 4K images to a monitor or projection system in real time with virtually no latency. For recording, another Falconbrid processor handles H.264 encoding and formating into the required MPEG4 format. Multiple Falconbrid processors are used in the GY-HMQ10.
1/2-inch class CMOS device with 8.3 million active pixels
The GY-HMQ10 employs a single 1/2.3-inch CMOS device that provides 3840 x 2160 images—4 times (2H x 2V) the resolution of full HD cameras and monitors. It provides good sensitivity and excellent performance over a wide range of lighting conditions. Utilization of a single device simplifies the optical design of the camera resulting in more precise images with minimal aberration. Details are crisp and accurate throughout the entire image plane. The 3840 x 2160 (square pixel) image conforms to the same 16:9 aspect ratio used throughout the video industry.
4K (3840x2160p) Recording
In the 4K mode, the GY-HMQ10 records progressive video at a variable bit rate up to 144 Mbps (36 Mbps X 4) using MPEG-4/H.264 encoding. The image is separated into 4 quadrants, each recorded onto a separate SDHC card. This method allows for the use of economical and widely available SDHC memory cards. When playing back from the camera, all four memory cards are accessed in sync, and output may be either 4K or downconverted to HD. JVC also provides a software utility that combines the four recorded files into a single file compatible with 4K editing systems.
Playback from the GY-HMQ10
Displaying 4K recordings or live video is ideally performed on a native 4K monitor or projector. JVC and a number of other manufacturers offer such projectors, typically used in theaters and other large screen venues. Recently, some manufacturers have introduced LCD monitors with 3840 x 2160 panels and with inputs for 4K signals. It is expected that more panels such as this will become available in the coming years.
Professional 4K monitors and projectors typically have four inputs, one for each screen quadrant. The GY-HMQ10 connects to these monitors using the 4 HDMI outputs provided on the camcorder.
If the monitor or projector is equipped with separate DVI or HDSDI inputs, then adapter cables or interface boxes must be used. If no 4K monitor is available, a standard HD monitor may be used since GY-HMQ10 provides a downconverted HD signal via its HDMI interface.
3.5-inch Touch LCD Display
The 3.5-inch (920,000 pixel) 16:9 aspect ratio Touch LCD monitor provides not only an alternative to the viewfinder when shooting, it also displays a wide array of monitoring and setup indications. Easy to operate, this full screen touch panel and new GUI enable fast and intuitive control.
Full HD (1920x1080) trimming function
As mentioned above, the GY-HMQ10 provides a full frame downconverted HD output of its 4K signal via an HDMI interface. One very useful feature of this camera is its ability to output an HD window from a full 4K frame. By pressing the touch screen during playback, a 1920 x 1080 window is created and the camera outputs a full HD frame of that window. The window is movable within the 4K frame with the touch screen interface.
The GY-HMQ10 is also an excellent Full HD camcorder!
Thanks to its 1/2-inch class 4K image sensor and high quality lens, the GY-HMQ10 provides excellent HD recordings in the popular AVCHD Progressive format. Its Falconbrid processing engine provides full HD recording and playback at 1920 x 1080, including 1080 60P. In the HD mode, a single SDHC or SDXC memory card is utilized.
Professional Audio Connectors with Manual Controls
The GY-HMQ10 records 2 channels of 16 bit audio sampled at 48Khz. In the 4K recording mode, audio is recorded in the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) format. When recording in the HD mode, audio is encoded with the Dolby Digital AC3 codec. Audio levels are controlled manually or automatically using AGC. An audio meter is provided in the LCD and VF displays to facilitate adjustment. Balanced XLR connectors on the handle permit the use of external microphones (optional) and/or a wireless receiver. 48V phantom power is available for each microphone. Versatile input switching allows the microphone signal to be directed to the desired channel. A built-in stereo microphone is also provided for ambient sound pickup.
Patented "FOCUS ASSIST" function
Achieving exact focus with 4K and HD signals is critical. JVC's Focus Assist turns focusing into a fast, easy and accurate process. When Focus Assist is activated, the picture in the viewfinder becomes monochrome and all objects which are in focus appear with colored edges. Focus Assist works equally in the viewfinder as well as on the LCD panel. The Focus Assist function can be assigned to any of the USER buttons.