JVC GY-HC900 Connected Camera: The industry's most connected camera

The Industry’s Most Connected Broadcast Camcorder

The GY-HC900CHU is a unique and innovative broadcast camcorder equipped with a new powerful communications engine that truly makes News-over-IP a reality with a streamlined ENG workflow that’s both reliable and cost effective.

At the heart of the connected cam is a production-quality imaging system that begins with a B4 mount lens. The camera adapts to a variety of lenses and automatically corrects for aberration. Three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors, combined with an F1.4 prism, produce full HD images with excellent sensitivity of F12 at 60Hz (extended mode) and a high SNR of 62dB (standard). JVC clearly paid particular attention to its dynamic range and further provides an HDR mode for expanded creative expression.

Additionally, new features were recently added to the GY-HC900 with the most recent firmware upgrade (v0300), including:

  • Supports recording contribution-quality, ProRes HD422 files to SSD media via the optional KA-MC100 adapter
  • SSD recording also can be used during backup mode
  • Live streaming now is much more efficient when using the HEVC/H.265 plug-in encoder (KA-EN200).
  • High-quality 4:2:2 10-bit streaming now is possible with H.265, at up to 24Mbps.
  • Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open streaming protocol also is available with this upgrade.
  • camera now offers high quality broadcast graphic overlays, either lower third or full screen—a feature never before found on a 2/3-inch broadcast camera.


General Specifications
PowerDC 12V (11V – 17V)
Power Consumption35W (Including 2W for EVF)
Dimensions (W x H x D)165 mm x 269 mm x 366 mm
WeightApprox. 3.9 kg (8.7lbs.) (without battery, EVF and lens)
Image Sensor2/3-inch 2.2M pixels progressive 3 CMOS
Lens Mount2/3-inch B4 mount system
SensitivityF12 (60Hz), F13 (50Hz) at 2000lx (typical; Extended mode)
Shutter Speed1/3 to 1/1000, AUTO
ND filter
None, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
S/N ratio 62dB (Standard mode)
Viewfinder 3.26″ OLED, WVGA (854 × 480), 16:9
LCD monitor3.5″ LCD, QHD (960 × 540), 16:9
Video/Audio Recording
Recording MediaSDHC/SDXC memory card x 2 (HD: Class 6/10 SD/Web:
Class 4)
Video CodecMPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (HD/SD), MPEG-2 Long GOP VBR (HD)
HD (MPEG-2 Long GOP VBR)35 Mbps
HD (H.264)4:2:2 10bit/8bit mode, etc. 50 Mbps – 35 Mbps
SD (H.264)8 Mbps
Proxy (H.264)3 – 1.2 Mbps
Audio RecordingLPCM 2ch/4ch, 48kHz/16-bit (MOV/MP4/MXF), μLaw 2ch (proxy)
Live Video Streaming
Resolution and Bit Rate1920 x 1080 (59.94p/50p) 20 – 8 Mbps, (29.97p/25p) 20 – 3
1920 x 1080 (59.94i/50i) 20 – 3 Mbps,
1280 x 720 (59.94p/50p) 20 ? 3 Mbps,
1280 x 720 (29.97p/25p) 8 ? 1.5 Mbps,
720 x 480 (59.94i), 720 x 576 (50i) 8 – 0.3 Mbps,
640 x 360 (59.94p/50p) 3/1.5 Mbps,
640 x 360 (29.97p/25p) 3 – 0.3 Mbps
Video Input 3G-SDI (BNC x 1)
Video Output3G-SDI (BNC x 2), HDMI x 1, Composite (BNC x 1)
VF Terminal26-pin
Audio Input/OutputXLR 3-pin x 2, (MIC, +48V, LINE)/XLR 5-pin
MIC InputXLR 5-pin
Genlock InputGenlock input (BNC x 1)
Time code Input/OutputBNC x 1/BNC x 1
RemoteMini DIN 6-pin x 1
USB HOST(Type A USB 3.0) x 1 (Network)
EthernetRJ-45 x 1
DC InputXLR 4-pin x 1
DC Output/Light DC Output4-pin x 2, D-tap x 1
Built-in SlotWireless audio module and optional future expansion
Wireless LANBuilt-in (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)