The JVC GY-HM890U ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount Camera with Fujinon 20x Lens is a 1/3" video camera that is as comfortable in the field as it is in the studio. This versatile camera uses three 1/3" CMOS sensors with 12-bit processing to deliver Full HD 1920x1080 video at up to 60p. The removable 1/3" format Fujinon 20x zoom lens provides an impressive 35mm equivalent zoom range of 29 to 580mm. The GY-HM890U offers a full complement of broadcast features, including HD-SDI input with 4:2:2 sampling, a 3G-SDI output, HDMI output, timecode, genlock, and variable frame rates.
The camera provides dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots which allow for a wide range of recording options. In addition to recording high quality footage, you can also simultaneously record in two different formats, for lower resolution proxy or web-ready files, or use the two media card slots for relay recording. With built-in network protocols, all you need to do is attach available USB network adapters to begin streaming live from your shooting location, while simultaneously recording to SDHC/SDXC memory cards. Optional studio components add another layer of professional functionality, making the GY-HM890U suitable for both field and studio work. A compact shotgun microphone comes included.
The GY-HM890U is equipped with a multi-pin interface that allows you to attach optional modules without any external cables. The KA-M790G multi-core studio interface module provides a 26-pin interface compatible with JVC and Sony CCU Cables for connecting to a camera control unit. Power, camera control, intercom, tally, and a fully digital HD signal path are available through the RM-HP790 camera control unit. KA-F790 Series Remote Fiber Adapter modules are also available.
Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
The three 1/3-inch 2.07 effective-megapixel CMOS sensors are capable of capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution video at up to 60p. Featuring 12-bit processing and a high f/11 sensitivity (60 Hz mode), the camcorder renders color with minimal aberration. For improved CMOS sensor performance, flash-band compensation is also supported.
Fujinon 20x Optical Zoom Lens with OIS
The GY-HM890U is equipped with a wide-angle Fujinon lens with an impressive 20x zoom range covering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 29 to 580mm. The lens mounts onto the 1/3" bayonet lens mount, and features built-in optical image stabilization and chromatic aberration correction. To aid in low light recording, the lens offers a fast f/1.6-3.0 aperture. It also features a servo zoom and manual focus and iris rings.
FALCONBRID Image Processing Engine
The on-board FALCONBRID engine processes large amounts of video data at high speeds. Working in conjunction with 2D DNR processing and dynamic range compensation circuitry, the GY-HM890U is built to deliver high-quality images.
MPEG-2/AVCHD Recording and Dual Codec
The camcorder supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP format (at 35, 25, and 19 Mbps) used by television broadcasts, and the efficient AVCHD progressive format, compatible with a wide range of playback devices and NLE systems. This gives you the flexibility to meet a variety of workflow demands. The Dual Codec feature allows the camcorder to simultaneously record HD and SD video or HD and Web video, producing full HD files on one memory card while creating smaller, web-based files and lower resolution proxies on the other.
H.264 50 Mbps Recording
The GY-HM890U can record using the H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ) 50 Mbps codec for twice the compression efficiency as MPEG2. The codec offers excellent motion prediction, useful for smoother capture of fast moving subjects, with reduced block noise. The 50 Mbps bit rate is also high enough to support Full HD 1920x1080 resolutions up to 60p.
Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows
Choose the file type that works best for your workflow. The camera records to standard formats that are native to many NLE systems, including your choice of QuickTime MOV, XDCAM EX compatible MP4, AVCHD Progressive, and H.264 Extreme High Quality at up to 50 Mbps.
Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots
Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card slots enable simultaneous recording and relay recording. In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously over multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switches seamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cards are hot swappable, there is effectively no limit to the continuous recording time. You can even start transferring or editing footage off one card while shooting to the other.
Compact Shoulder Mount Form Factor
The shoulder-mounted form factor of the camera makes it well suited to ENG style shooting, in a size that is still compact and light. This allows you to shoot longer with less fatigue than when using larger, heavier shoulder-mounted cameras. Zoom and REC buttons are also available on the handle for low-angle shooting.
0.45" LCOS Viewfinder
The GY-HM890U is equipped with a high-resolution (852 x 480 x 3) LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) 0.45" viewfinder, for crisp images with higher vertical resolution and color reproduction than traditional LCD viewfinders. The viewfinder's native aspect ratio is 16:9, with safe area indications available for popular aspect ratios including 2.35:1. In the record mode, audio level indications, battery level (when using digital batteries) and estimated time remaining for each memory card are displayed in the viewfinder.
4.3" LCD Monitor
Complementing the viewfinder is a large 4.3" 800 x 480 resolution LCD flip out monitor that can be used in recording, playback, clip management, and menu operation. The monitor provides a wide array of monitoring and setup indications. It is designed to reduce surface reflections and glare to maintain a clear, visible, bright view during outdoor recording. Menu items are easily selected using user-friendly setting cross keys. Thanks to the oversized monitor, you can see changes to the images as you change settings.
Pre Rec and Interval Rec Modes
In Pre Rec mode, the GY-HM890U continually records up to 10 seconds in cache memory. When the trigger is pressed, the live signal is appended to the cache recording, giving the shooter a head start in getting the shot. This feature is invaluable in capturing breaking events when the shot would be lost before a traditional camera could begin recording. Interval Rec allows you to record single frames at set intervals to capture time-lapse recordings.
Variable Frame Rate Recording
When recording H.264 1080p 50/35 Mbps or MPEG-2 720p 35 Mbps, the camera can be set to record at a frame rate different than the playback rate, making it possible to record slow or fast motion when the recording is played back at 24, 25, or 30 fps. Under-cranking in the MPEG-2 1080p 35 Mbps mode is also available.
JVC GY-HM890U ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount Camera with Fujinon 20x Lens
JVC GY-HM890 Specs
Imaging Image Sensor 3-Chip 1/3" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 2.2 MP Effective Sensor Resolution 2.07 MP Gain -6 to 18 dB Minimum Illumination 0.15 lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed Lens Focal Length 4.1 to 82mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 29 to 580mm Maximum Aperture f/1.6 to 3 Filter Size 72 mm Image Stabilization Optical Camera Lens Mount B4 Mount Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/10,000 sec Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters Recording Media 2 x SDXC Card Slots (U1 / Class 10 or faster cards recommended) Recording Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC Recording Modes MPEG2 4:2:0:
1920 x 1080 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1440 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 23.98/29.97/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps
Audio Recording 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz Interfaces Video Connectors 1 x BNC (Composite) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Input
Audio Connectors 1 x Stereo 2RCA Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input
Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Micro-B
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x 6-Pin DIN Control
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
Display Display Type LCD Screen Size 4.3" Screen Resolution 1,150,000 Dots EVF Screen Size .45" EVF Resolution 1,220,000 Dots Power Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR Input Power Consumption 28 W Environmental Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Storage Temperature 14 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C Operating Humidity 35 to 80% Storage Humidity 85% General Dimensions 20.5 x 9.1 x 9.5" / 521 x 231 x 242.3 mm Weight 10.6 lb / 4.8 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 13.4 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 18.8 x 10.7"