JVC GY-HM850 overview

This kit from JVC includes the GY-MH850 Camcorder and a 14x ENG style zoom lens. The camcorder adopts an ENG form factor and captures 1080p 60 video recording with adjustable data rates to either MPEG2, AVCHD, or H.264 at 50/35 Mbps. The camcorder incorporates dual SDHC/SDXC cards slots providing relay recording, so you may never have to stop recording to switch media when it gets full.

The included 14x ENG style Canon zoom lens features Flourite glass and is a member of Canon's HDgc line of digital encoder zoom lens. The lens features a zoom range of 4.4 to 62mm and holds a constant F-stop of 1.6 throughout the zoom range. It features Canon's Shuttle Shot and manual/servo control of zoom and iris functions.

  • JVC GY-HM850CHU ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount Camera


    The JVC GY-HM850CHU ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount Camera is a 1/3" video camera with an interchangeable lens system. This is only the camera body, and does not include the lens. This versatile camera uses three 1/3" CMOS sensors with 12-bit processing to deliver Full HD 1920x1080 video at up to 60p. The GY-HM850CHU offers a full complement of broadcast features, including 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.. A compact shotgun microphone comes included.

    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.

    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-HM850CHU 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-HM850CHU 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-HM850CHU 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.

JVC GYHM850C14 1/3" ProHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder with 14x ENG Zoom Lens


    • JVC GY-HM850CHU ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount Camera
      Image Sensor 3-Chip 1/3" CMOS Sensor
      Sensor Resolution 2.2 x
      Effective Sensor Resolution 2.07 MP
      Gain -6 to 18 dB
      Minimum Illumination 0.15 lux at 1/1/30 Shutter Speed
      Image Stabilization Optical Image Stabilization
      Lens Mount B4 Mount
      Shutter Speed 1/1/4 to 1/1/10,000 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)
      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 
      AVCHD 4:2:0:
      1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps 
      1920 x 1080p at 59.94 fps 
      Audio Recording 4-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz
      Video Connectors 1 x BNC (Composite) Output
      1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
      1 x HDMI Output
      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 BNC Timecode Output
      1 x 6-Pin DIN Control 
      1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control 
      1 x BNC Genlock Input
      1 x BNC Timecode Input
      1 x USB Type-A 
      1 x USB Micro-B 
      Display Type LCD
      Screen Size 4.3"
      Screen Resolution 1,150,000 Dots
      Screen Size .45"
      EVF Resolution 1,220,000 Dots
      Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
      Power Consumption 28 W
      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%
      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
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.8 x 12.9 x 9.5"
    • Canon KT14x44KRS 1/3" HDgc Lens
      Zoom Range 14x
      Focal Length 4.4 to 61.6mm
      Maximum Relative Aperture f/1.6 throughout zoom range
      Macro Yes
      Filter Size 82mm (3.22") P0.75
      Minimum Object Distance (M.O.D.) From lens Front Normal: 35.4" (0.9 m)
      Macro: 0.4" (0.01 m)
      General Attributes
      Dimensions (WxHxL) 5.9 x 3.8 x 6.6" (148.9 x 95.4 x 167.1 mm)
      Weight (Approx.) 2.14 lb (0.97 kg)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 11.4 x 5.7"