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JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder

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  • Broadcast Overlay, MPEG-2 Recording
  • Built-In Wireless LAN, Zixi, and GPS
  • 1" CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom
  • 3840 x 2160 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

The JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder is a camera that can capture both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates. This camera is also designed to work seamlessly with both traditional and IP workflow. This JVC GY-HC550 has a variety of features like a broadcast overlay, GPS metadata, MPEG-2 encoding in HD for easy interfacing. It features a built-in wireless LAN and the Zixi wireless protocol.

The GY-HC550 features a 1" CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).

The camera captures UHD in various flavors of ProRes, as well as MP4, and is capable of recording HD in MPEG-2 and streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings, one each for iris, focus, and zoom. the EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4" diagonally. The camera features IFB and return video over IP, as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots, and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.

  • 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)
  • 4K UHD 30p/25p/24p 4:2:0 8-bit recording to SDHC/SDXC card
  • MPEG-2 recording in HD for compatibility with broadcast systems
  • HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)
  • 1-inch (effective) CMOS sensor with high picture quality, F11 Sensitivity
  • Newly developed 3-ring 4K lens with 20x zoom (f=28mm-560mm 35mm equivalent)
  • 20x optical zoom, 40x lossless dynamic zoom
  • 4-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder
    XLR audio connectors
  • High performance 1080 60p/50p live streaming (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
  • Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20 Mb/s
  • LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host (v3.0)
  • Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
  • Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically
  • The camera includes broadcast overlay capability, and built-in GPS
In the Box
  • JVC GY-HC550 Handheld Connected Cam 1" 4K Broadcast Camcorder
  • BN-VC264 Battery
  • Lens Hood
  • 2 x Wireless Antennas
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cable
  • Limited 2-Year Parts/1-Year Labor Warranty
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Image Sensor 1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution 9.35 MP
Sensitivity f/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance


Focal Length 9.4 to 188.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 28 to 560mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5
Filter Size 82 mm
Control Rings Focus
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus


Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Recording Media 2 x SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Card Slots  (U3 / V30 or faster cards recommended)


Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps 
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (150 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (70 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
1920 x 1080p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p (8 to 50 Mb/s) 
720 x 480 (8 Mb/s) 
960 x 540 (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
480 x 270 (1.2 to 3 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080 (25 to 35 Mb/s) 
1440 x 1080 (25 to 35 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720 (25 to 35 Mb/s) 
Audio Recording MOV:  
IP Streaming MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, ZIXI, TCP: 640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p  (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)


Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm 
1 x RCA Timecode 
1 x USB (Unspecified Type) LAN Data 
1 x RJ45 LAN 
1 x 2.5 mm Control 
Wireless Interfaces 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi Video Output, Audio Output


Display Type LCD
Screen Size 3.97"
Screen Resolution 800 x 480 (384,000 Dots)


EVF Display Type LCOS
Screen Size .25"
EVF Resolution 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dots)


Battery Type JVC BN-VC264
Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input


Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions 7.68 x 9.06 x 17.52" / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
Weight 6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
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