The GY-HM250U, GY-HM250SP, and the GY-HM180U are the latest additions to the 4KCAM family of JVC. Each camera brings new features that would cater to different users.
The GY-HM250U is designed for single-camera production. It features lower-third and full-screen tilting solutions for recording and streaming video output, which can be done without the aid of an external CG or production switcher.
Users can use either a tablet or a smartphone to generate and control lower-third graphic overlays. JVC also provides a software that allows users to upload logos or icons for display in the lower-third of the video recording.
Graphics in JPG and PNG format – up to 50 items – can be stored in the camera. The graphics can be advanced manually or presented as a slideshow. For example, worship facilities can have an operator manually advance graphics of scripture readings or lyrics saved in the camera during the service.
This model replaces the GY-HM200U and GY-HM200HW.
The GY-HM250SP offers score overlays for different sports, including baseball, basketball, football, hockey, soccer, and volleyball. All overlays can be put in different positions on the screen. Scores are updated through a WiFi-connected smartphone or through a Sportzcast Scorebot integrated with the scoreboard where the game is being played.
Both this and the GY-HM250U offer built-in streaming with WiFi and 4G LTE connectivity, allowing live streaming through Facebook Live and YouTube. The cameras also work as apart of JVC’s S.L.I.M. studio camera control system, which is a multi-camera production that is more affordable; it uses RM LP100 remote camera control as a CCU for IP-capable JVC cameras.
Both the GY-HM250U and the GY-HM250SP feature a new tele macro shooting mode that improves focus on close objects compared to previous models. The cameras also have a new Zero Config function for automatic, one-click configuration of the camera when it’s included in the same LAN as other cameras.
Other features supported by both cameras include 4:2:2 recording for 4K/30p and 4K/24p. The cameras can also output 4K/60p HDMI.
This model replaces the GY HM200SP.
This model is an upgrade of the popular GY-HM170U model. It still provides features such as live 4K via HDMI but adds 3G-SDI output.
All of the three new cameras retain professional features valued in the 4KCAM family, including a 1/2.3-inch BSI 4K CMOS imager and integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer.
The three models can record footage in different file formats and frame rates to Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. They also allow simultaneous recording on two cards and also feature dual XLR audio inputs, a built-in microphone, a dedicated shotgun mic mount, an integrated handle with hot shoe, a viewfinder, and LCD display.
The three cameras will be available in May, with the GY-HM180U selling for $1,975, the GY-HM250U for $2,245, and the GY-HM250SP for $2,595.