JVC introduces 4K camera trio

New models offer integrated graphics and live streaming
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JVC has announced three new additions to its family of 4KCAM cameras.

Designed for enhanced single-camera production, the GY-HM250E (pictured) offers integrated graphics and live streaming, as well as lower-third and full-screen titling solutions for recorded or streamed video output without an external CG or production switcher.

Lower-third graphic overlays are generated and controlled using the browser on a tablet or smartphone, while JVC also provides a software utility that lets users upload logos or icons that are displayed in the lower-third of the recorded video.


Meanwhile, the GY-HM250SP’s score overlays for football, baseball, basketball, hockey and volleyball can be placed in various screen positions. Camera operators can update the score using an external Wi-Fi connected smartphone or tablet, or receive real-time scoreboard data automatically when wirelessly connected to a Sportzcast Scorebot that is integrated with the venue’s scoreboard.

Both the GY-HM250E and GY-HM250SP also feature built-in streaming with Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity that provides live access to CDNs like Facebook Live and YouTube. Other new features include 4:2:2 recording for 4K/30/25p and 4K/24p, as well as 4K/60/50p HDMI output. The new tele macro shooting mode on the GY-HM250E and GY-HM250SP provides better focus on close objects than previous models, while the new Zero Config function provides automatic, one-click configuration of the camera when it joins the same LAN as other cameras.

The new GY-HM250E replaces the current GY-HM200E model, while the new GY-HM250SP with integrated sports graphic overlays replaces the GY-HM200SP. An upgrade to the popular GY-HM170E, the GY-HM180E still outputs live 4K via HDMI, but also adds a 3G-SDI output for flexible connectivity.