JVC GY-DV550U Pro DV Camcorder - Body Only

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JVC GY-DV550U Pro DV Camcorder - Body Only: Picture 1 regular
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About this item

The GY-DV550U is perfect for broadcasters but priced within easy reach of webcasters, corporate studios, high schools, universities, cable access studios and churches. It has all of the features, performance and accessories expected from a CCU controllable camera, plus the ability to operate in an iso-cam environment. Add to that the fact that it works superbly as a standalone camcorder, and you have a JVC world's first. This is not just another camcorder with studio add-ons. The GY-DV550U is designed as a full bandwidth (800+ line) studio camera from the ground up! Plus, it's a full-blown ENG camcorder. Its recordings are compatible with DVCAM and DVCPRO, yet its performance is superior to any camera in its class. And in JVC tradition, we've priced the GY-DV550U well within the reach of our target customers, allowing them to Do More, Do it Better and for significantly less.

Need a high quality, light weight, 14 bit DSP, MiniDV ENG camcorder? The GY-DV550 fills the bill. A composite video pool feed input is handy in many ENG applications. The GY-DV550 has it. The GY-DV550 may be fully genlocked to another camera or other composite video source. How about a broadcast standard studio camera complete with studio viewfinder, intercom connection, and camera control unit (CCU)? The GY-DV550 in combination with the RM-P210 CCU can do that too, an industry first! Even in studio configuration you can still record isolated camera views (ISO-CAM) during a live production, making it ideal for parallel shooting at concerts or other "live" events. The GY-DV550 provides both 4:3 and letterbox 16:9 aspect ratios. The GY-DV550/ RM-P210 combination provides RTS-compatible intercom connectivity with switchable carbon/dynamic microphone. The studio configuration even provides a TelePrompter output at the camera!

Key Features

  • State-of-the-art 1/2" 3-CCD image pickup
  • two 48 kHz 16-bit digital PCM audio channels
  • play back recordings on DVCAM and DVCPRO
  • a standard 1/2-inch bayonet mount
  • IEEE 1394 (Firewire) input/output compatible with most NLE systems
  • a built in SMPTE time code reader/generator
  • Ultra-low light lets you "see in the dark"

Technical Specs

Audio/Video 16-bit, 48 kHz or 12-bit, 32 kHz PCM for 2 channels Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (16-bit), 20 Hz to 14.5 kHz (12-bit) S/N: 60 dB or more Dynamic range: 85 dB or more
8-bit, 13.5 MHz, 4:1:1 More than 800 lines resolution
Television System NTSC (wide-band R-Y, B-Y encoder)
Tape Format/Speed DV format, MiniDV cassettes
18.812 mm/sec. (SP mode)
Image Sensor 3 1/2" interline-transfer CCDs effective pixels: 380,000 (768 (H) x 494 (V))
Lens Standard lens mount 1/2" bayonet system
Illumination Sensitivity: F11, 2000 lux

Minimum illumination: 0.75 lux with F1.4, LOLUX
Filter Size 3200K, 5600K + 1/8ND, 5600K + 1/64ND
Viewfinder Viewfinder status display
LCD Screen Back-lit LCD display
Input terminals Analog video input
IEEE 1394 digital in/out 4pin
Audio inputs (AUDIO 1, AUDIO 2) MIC: -60 dBs, low impedance (XLR), balanced LINE: +4 dBs, 10 kohms, balanced
Output terminals RS-232C interface: Mini DIN 6-pin
Video output: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms (BNC) (composite video signal)
Y/C output: Y/C signal, 4-pin, 75 ohms, unbalanced
Line outputs (LINE 1, LINE 2): -6 ± 1 dBs, low impedance (RCA), unbalanced
Power Requirements DC 10.5 V to 17 V Approx. 20 W (w/o viewfinder)
Dimensions 336 (W) x 245.5 (H) x 124 (D) mm (13-1/4" x 9-11/16" x 4-15/16")
Weight 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs.) (main unit only)
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