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JVC cameras have become the standard for fast paced ENG leading the industry in on-board streaming and IP connectivity. The GY-HM660 is JVC's latest and most advanced handheld mobile news camera. Small and light enough to be used anywhere, this camera surpasses the performance of many traditional ENG style units and offers reliable, high quality streaming without the use of a backpack or external encoder. Dual codecs make it possible to record full HD on solid state memory and at the same time stream the footage for live broadcast.
- Newly designed 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
- F12 Sensitivity
- 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
- New, brighter 3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD display with focus assist
- SDXC/SDHC memory card recording(2 slots for dual-backup, continuous recording)
Superb low light performance with F12 sensitivity at @2000 lux
The GY-HM660's long (23x) wide angle lens is perfect for fast paced ENG
The GY-HM660 has JVC's latest streaming engine employing Zixi or SMPTE 2022 forward error correction (FEC). And it's the world's first camcorder with a built-in IFB audio channel. Zixi advanced streaming is included and provides forward error correction, automatic repeat request, and adaptive bitrate control. Multiple Zixi enabled cameras are easily managed with the optional ProHD Broadcaster (BR-800). The camera also provides an RTMP stream for content delivery networks such as JVC VIDEOCLOUD, USTREAM and YouTube. Transmission at selected resolutions, bitrates and formats is possible independent of the recording mode. Stream 1920 x 1080 (3, 5 or 12 Mpbs), 1280 x 720 (1.5 or 3Mbps) or 480i (0.8, 0.2 Mbps).
UNSURPASSED IMAGE QUALITY
New High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
At the heart of the GY-HM660 are three newly designed, 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Offering an excellent sensitivity of F12 (60Hz) /F13 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction.
23x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Manual Functions
The GY-HM660 is equipped with a high quality 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.
The GY-HM660's long zoom range means that you can get shots not possible with other cameras its size.
For a wider angle of 23—533mm, JVC offers the HM600WC8X72HU wide angle adapter. The built-in Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) helps to correct lateral and vertical movement of the camera, ensuring that pristine HD images remain sharp and stable.
Outstanding low light performance
The GY-HM660 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-HM660 is measured at F12 @ 2,000 lux (60Hz) and F13 @ 2,000 lux (50Hz).
- Large file size support with SDXC card
- 50Mbps H.264 Extreme High Quality mode (XHQ)
- Dual Codec: Recording simultaneously HD + SD or HD + 480 x 270 (for Web delivery)
- Live streaming w/advanced Zixi error correction and adaptive bitrate control
- SMPTE 2022 Forward Error Correction
- Streaming withstands up to 50% packet loss in new high reliability mode—New Feature!
- RTMP protocol lets you stream directly to JVC VIDEOCLOUD, USTREAM, YouTube
- High bitrate streaming (up to 12 Mbps)
- Background FTP clip transfers while recording
- Clip trimmer (basic editor)
Multiple encoding formats:
- HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
- AVCHD 1920x1080 60i
- 1080/60p recording capability
- SD H.264
- 480x270 H.264 (web)
- 960x540 H.264 mode
- Wide media format compatibility:
- .MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management)
- .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
- .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
- AVCHD with additional lower bitrate AVCHD modes
- Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
- Pre Rec (retro) mode (15 sec.)
- Interval (time lapse) recording
- Built-in stereo microphone
- Interruptable Foldback (IFB) audio channel* —New Feature!
- 2-channel balanced audio inputs (mic/line switchable) w/phantom power supply
- HD/SD-SDI, HDMI Outputs
- Wired remote control connector (LANC/Control-L)
- Record UTC and position from built-in GPS
- Enhanced web interface for remote viewing of camera images & wireless remote control from a smartphone, tablet or PC
- Compatible with ProHD Broadcaster and Cloud server
- Extensive metadata recording capability. Even allows insertion of metadata from remote web client!
- FTP file upload via WiFi or Broadband
- Secure FTP (SFTP or FTPS)
- High performance 2D DNR
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