The GY-HM620 is an advanced handheld ProHD camera that delivers unsurpassed imagery and offers features for news, sports, and independent production. Based on JVC's popular GY-HM600, the new 620 has upgraded CMOS devices for greater sensitivity and a brighter LCD display for outdoor daylight viewing. Versatile and extremely easy to use, there's no better camera for fast paced HD field production.
23x Fujinon Lens and newly-developed Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
The Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens provides superb sharpness and excellent low-light performance in tandem with three CMOS sensors with extremely high sensitivity of F12 (60Hz) /F13 (50Hz) at 2000 lux.Minimum illumination is an incredible 0.15 lux (typical.)
Next Generation FALCONBRID™Image Processing Engine
The on-board FALCONBRID™ engine achieves superior image quality with 2D DNR processing, as well as compensation for chromatic aberration, shading and a wider dynamic range.
Flexibility Meets Next Generation Performance
Introducing the GY-HM620, a light, versatile and extremely easy to use ProHD camcorder with superior low-light performance for next generation acquisition.
Wide Media Format Compatibility
The GY-HM620 records HD or SD footage to SDHC or SDXC mediacards in a range of file formats, including MOV for Final Cut Pro™, MP4,compatible with XDCAM EX™, and AVCHD. In addition to seamless relay recording for continuous shooting, simultaneous recording to bothmemory cards for an instant backup or duplicate copy is also possible.
Ready to edit the moment it’s shot, HD or SD footageis recorded natively in the format of the world's mostpopular editing systems.
Innovative Features without Compromise
Equipped with a built-in4-position ND filter for greaterflexibility through a range oflighting situations.
3.5-inch 920K pixel LCD Monitor
The top-mountedposition of thehigh-resolution 3.5-inchLCD monitor is idealfor shooting at variousangles in handheldcamera applications.
Fujinon 23x Optical Zoom Lens
Fujinon wide angle 23xzoom lens deliverssuperior low-lightperformance and thehighest magnification inthe industry.
Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
Three CMOS sensors offer an excellentsensitivity of F12 (60Hz) /F13 (50Hz) and aremarkable signal-to-noise ratio for superiorprecision and vivid colour reproduction.
Optical Image Stabilizer
Helping to correct lateral and verticalmovement of the camera, the built-inOIS ensures that pristine HD imagesremain sharp and stable.
JVC's patented focus assist system highlightsthe edges of objects in the image to helpthe operator keep the action in focus.
0.45-inch 1.22M pixel Colour Viewfinder
Stunning new high-resolution LCOS viewfinderwith a crisp and detailed 16:9 aspect ratio image.
JVC’s high-speed processor for advancedvideo applications achieves stunningimage quality with superior processingpower on a single chip.
SDXC/SDHC Memory Card Recording
Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allow footage tobe recorded either to both cards simultaneously,or from one card to the other in relay.
Superior HD Imaging
23x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with Manual Functions
The GY-HM620 is equipped with the Fujinonwide angle 23x zoom lens, giving the highestmagnification in the industry. Delivering superiorlow-light performance and ensuring brightness at the tele end,the lens offers F1.6-3.0, a focal range of 29mm-667mm(35mm equivalent) andincludes servo zoom, manualfocus, and iris rings, along with a four-position (clear, 1/4,1/16 and 1/64) ND filter. Other features include an opticalimage stabilizer, chromaticaberration correction.
Advanced Processing Engine
Revolutionary FALCONBRID™ Image Processing Engine
FALCONBRID™ is JVC’s high-speed processorfor advanced video applications. Deliveringtremendous processing power on a singlechip, the on-board FALCONBRID™ engineprocesses large amounts of video dataat exceptional speeds. Together with thistechnology, superior image quality has been realized with 2D DNR processing and compensation circuitry for wide dynamic range.
MPEG-2 and AVCHD Recording
The GY-HM620 supports both the popularMPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format,widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficientAVCHD 24/17Mbps mode, which provides compatibility with a widerange of affordable editing systems. This means that professionalshave unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards througha wide range of workflows.
Newly Developed High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
At the heart of the GY-HM620 are three,newly developed 1/3-inch CMOS sensors,each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x1080 resolution images. Offering an excellentsensitivity of F12 (60Hz) /F13 (50Hz) and aremarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devicesprovide superior precision and colourreproduction with minimal aberration.
Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows
Record HD or SD footage directly inready-to-edit QuickTime™ MOV files,the native file format of Apple’s Final Cut Pro™.JVC has eliminated one of the main obstaclesto achieving a smoother, more streamlinedproduction workflow. Native file recordingensures your footage is ready to edit themoment it’s shot, resulting in a more efficientworkflow and no loss of image quality.Additionally, with the MPEG-2 mode forWindows editing environments, it is possibleto record in MP4 format (XDCAM EX™workflow-compatible) for direct editing in othermajor NLE systems, including Avid MediaComposer, Adobe Premiere and Grass ValleyEdius Pro.
Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots for Maximum Versatility
Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the GY-HM620 a truly versatilecamcorder, offering such benefits as simultaneous recording andrelay recording with reliable and cost-effective media.
In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously and seamlesslyover multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switchesseamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cardsare hot swappable, there is in effect no limit to the continuousshooting time in any mode, even with lower capacity cards.It is possible to start editing footage from one card while still shootingto the other. With simultaneous recording, you can easily createbackup or duplicate files as you shoot without the need for anyexternal equipment—either for a client copy or simply for peace ofmind. Additionally, while the Rec trigger is used to pause andunpause recording on one card, the other card can act asa continuous backup that overrides the pause function.
SDHC/SDXC media offers the best combination ofprice, availability, capacity, reliability and transfer speed.With no moving parts and no pins or other extrusions,SDHC/SDXC cards are both durable and reliable, andcompare favorably with tape on a cost-per-minute basis
Superb Portability and Compact Design
With a stylish body that fitsboldly within the distinctiverange of ProHD camcorders,the compact dimensionsand superb portability ofthe GY-HM620 allow it to beused anywhere. Lightweight(2.4kg/5.3lbs operatingcondition), versatile and extremely easy to use,it is the perfect camcorder for next generation acquisition.
Shooter-Friendly Controls and Layouts
Ergonomics has played a major role in the design of the GY-HM620.The camcorder’s handgrip makes it very comfortable to hold, evenon long shoots. And despite its extremely compact dimensions,all the camcorder’s main functions are accessible directly fromcontrols and switches on the camera body, right where you wouldexpect them to be.
1.22 Megapixel LCOS Viewfinder
The GY-HM620 features a stunning newhigh-resolution (852 x 480 x 3) LCOS(Liquid Crystal on Silicon) 0.45" viewfinder.The 16:9 image is crisper and moredetailed than conventional LCD viewfinders,with higher vertical resolution and superiorRGB colour separation.
The GY-HM620 takes ProHD's highly regarded GUI navigationto the next level. Not only are menu items immediately accessible,but settings can also be easily checked right from the settingswindow. With an improved graphical interface, it’s easier than ever tocustomize the settings to match individual preferencesor the demands of the moment.
Focus Assist Function
Helping the camera operator stay focused on the action is a focusassist system that highlights the edges of objects in the image.When Focus Assist is switched on, the image in the viewfinder orLCD monitor switches to monochrome and all objects that are infocus appear with coloured edges (selectable from red, green or blue).Keeping the important elements in the picture in focus while shootingis greatly simplified.
High-Resolution 920K pixels 3.5" LCD Monitor
The high-resolution 920K pixels 3.5" 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitorprovides a wide array of monitoring and setup indications.For maximum flexibility, the monitor is mounted at the top ofthe camera, ideal forshooting at variousangles in handheldcamera applications.
(Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
One Push Auto
Speed selectable by cross keys
Focus Assist/User 1
a JVC exclusive feature that permits shooting in adverse lighting conditions
AE LOCK/User 4
(on/off) 3.5 inch
(on/off) Among the controls are seven user-definable buttons that can be assigned a range of functions for instant setting instead of the preset settings.
Pre Rec Mode
How many times have you missed a crucial moment because youdidn’t hit the record button in time? With Pre Rec enabled,the camcorder continuously buffers up to 15 seconds of video,so that when recording is started the cached video is includedin the recorded file, giving you an up to 15 second head start.
This feature allows you to record single frames at set intervals,which can be used to shoot slow-moving scenes, such as sunsetsor construction, or to capture time-lapse recordings, such asthe growing of plants.
Variable Frame Rate Recording (Over Crank, Under Crank)
When recording in the 720p 35Mbps mode, the camera can be setto record at a frame rate different than the playback rate.This capability makes it possible to record slow or fast motion whenthe recording is played back at 24p, 25p or 30p. The GY-HM620 canalso under-crank in the 1080p 35Mbps mode.
Audio Recording and Monitoring Flexibility
The GY-HM620 provides a number of essential audio features.Its built-in stereo microphone is ideal for capturing natural sound onlocation, but the camera also includes two mic/line selectable XLRinputs with phantom power.The side panel is equipped with screwsto attach a holder for an optionalwireless receiver, for which there arededicated mic and headphone jacks.Also equipped with an audio equalizer,sound can be adjusted to your likingfrom the GUI.
High-Capacity Battery Systems
Capture more footage and clock more recording time with the newlydeveloped high-capacity (4900mAh) battery. In addition, it is alsopossible to charge the battery when the camera is switched off andplugged in using the AC adapter.
Equipped with leading edge connections,the GY-HM620 offers versatility while meetingthe needs of professional applications.For easy monitoring of footage, you canmonitor from the digital SDI and HDMI outputssimultaneously, easily switching between outputin HD or SD.
With TC Sync functionality, two GY-HM620units can be synchronized with time code usingan RCA cable. Since the terminal can be usedfor both in/out functions, either unit can bethe master, providing for an ideal multi-cameraoperation setup.
Wired Remote Control
The GY-HM620 comes with a wired remote interface(Ø 2.5mm connector) for operating the camcorder remotelywhen using a tripod, jib, crane or boom
JVC ProHD Clip Manager
The ProHD Clip Manager for both Mac and Windows makes it easyto manage MP4 clips on the GY-HM620’s memory cards from yourcomputer. With a few clicks of the mouse you can copy, moveor delete clips, preview clip content, as well as view and edit clipmetadata. A thumbnail view of all the clips in the current folder showsthe content of each clip at a glance. Use the viewer to watchthe whole clip, or change the clip's index frame used forthe thumbnail. You can also manage folders to keep your clipsorganized, and check the remaining free space on a card. The latestversion of ProHD Clip Manager offers an even greater level of NLEcompatibility by enabling MP4 files to be converted to m2t, widelysupported by NLEs.
ProHD Log and Transfer Plug-in
The ProHD Log and Transfer Plug-in is a plug-in for Apple’s FinalCut Pro™ that lets you drop MP4 files recorded on the GY-HM620into the clip bin. With the plug-in installed, you can view thumbnailsof the MP4 files on a memory card from the Log and Transfer screenof Final Cut Pro™. Simply drag and drop the thumbnails into the binto automatically convert the clips to QuickTime™, ready for use.
|Power:||DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)|
|Power consumption:||Approx. 10W(with VF in single REC mode and default setting)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||178 x 198 x 416 mm (7" x 7-13/16" x 16-3/8")|
|Mass:||Appro.2.4kg (5.3lbs), (Including battery)|
|Operating temperature:||0C to 40C (32C to 104C)|
|Storage temperature:||-20C to 50C (14C to 122C)|
|Operating humidity:||30% to 80% RH|
|Storage humidity:||Under 85%|
|Image sensor:||1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS|
|Synchronizing system:||internal synchronization|
|Stabilizer:||Optical image stabilizer|
|Lens:||Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion: 29 to 667mm)|
|Sensitivity:||F12 (60Hz) /F13 (50Hz), 2000lx (typical)|
|Minimum illumination:||0.15lx (typical) (1920 x 1080 mode, F1.6, Lolux mode, 1/30 or 1/25 shutter)|
|Shutter speed:||1/4 to 1/10000|
|Gain:||-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24 dB, Lolux, ALC|
|ND filter:||Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64|
|LCD display:||3.5 920K pixels, 16:9|
|Viewfinder:||0.45 1.22M pixels, 16:9|
|Recording media:||2x SDHC/SDXC memory card Class 4/6/10 (Class4 for AVCHD and H.264 only)|
|Video codec:||MPEG-2 Long GOP (HD), MPEG-4/AVC H.264 (HD/SD)|
|File format:||MOV (HD/SD: H.264), MP4 (XDCAM EX), MTS (AVCHD)|
|Recording mode:||MPEG-2 Long GOP|
|HQ mode:||1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i,|
|1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p|
|SP mode:||1440 x 1080/59.94i (25Mbps), 1280 x 720/59.94p (19Mbps)|
|HQ mode:||1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p|
|SP mode:||1440 x 1080/50i (25Mbps), 1280 x 720/50p (19Mbps) AVCHD|
|HQ mode:||1920 x 1080/59.94i, SP mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i|
|HQ mode:||1920 x 1080/50i, SP mode: 1920 x 1080/50i SD (MPEG-4/AVC H.264)|
|NTSC setting:||720 x 480/59.94i (GY-HM600U only)|
|PAL setting:||720 x 576/50i (GY-HM600E only)|
|Audio recording||LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16-bit (MPEG-2 Long GOP/MPEG-4|
|AVC H.264), Dolby Digital 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit, 256kbps (AVCHD)|
|Video output:||AV output, SDI output (BNC x1), HDMI output x1|
|Audio input:||XLR x2 (MIC, +48V/LINE), 3.5mm mini jack x1|
|Audio output:||AV output|
|Headphone:||3.5mm mini jack x 1|
|Time code link input/output:||RCA x 1|
|Remote:||2.5mm mini jack x 1|
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