CES 2020: JVC Pro shipping CONNECTED CAM 500 Series

JVC Pro is now shipping its CONNECTED CAM 500 Series streaming handheld camcorders. In the line, there are three 4K cameras: the GY-HC500, GY-HC550, and GY-HC500SPC.

The GY-HC500 is the base model of the line. As for the GY-HC550, it’s the advanced option, offering benefits for streaming and graphics. Lastly, the GY-HC500SPC is an option for those working in sports coaching and production, optimizing both image processing and IP performance. The cameras have built-in streaming and connectivity, and the 500 Series should offer low-latency.

What the GY-HC500, GY-HC550, and GY-HC500SPC share

The CONNECTED CAM 500 Series can record to SSD in 10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates. Also, you have the option to record in 4K UHD and HD file formats. They can even record HDR footage in hybrid log gamma and 10-bit J-Log modes. The cameras also support 120 fps slow-motion HD recording.

JVC Pro GY-HC500
JVC Pro GY-HC500

If you pair the three cameras with any ProHD Bridge product, they can all steam 1080p video up to 20 Mbps with SMPTE 2022 forward error correction. Also, they can live stream to YouTube and Facebook.

CONNECTED CAM 500 Series overview

All three 500 Series cameras have a one-inch 4K CMOS imager and integrated 20x zoom lens with built-in ND filters and manual zoom, focus and iris control rings. They also feature a four-inch LCD screen, LCOS viewfinder, dual XLR inputs, 3G-SDI, and HDMI video outputs. There’s also M.2 drive slot for external SSD recording.


The GY-HC550 features MPEG-2 and MXF recording with dual external antennas with built-in wireless LAN, integrated GPD and Zixi error correction with automatic repeat request. Additionally, the camera offers Secure Reliable Transport

The GY-HC550, along with the GY-HC500SPC, also includes integrated Wi-Fi and broadcast for lower-third graphics with full-screen titling options for recorded or streamed video output without an external CG.

Pricing and availability

The cameras are out now for a pricey starting price of $3,900 for the GY-HC500. Learn more at pro.jvc.com.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's Managing Editor.

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