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JVC GY-HM150U Compact Handheld 3-CCD Camcorder, 10x Zoom Lens, 2.7" LCD, 230000 Pixels, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, Rotary Optical Image Stabilizer

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About the JVC GY-HM150U

The GY-HM150U Compact Handheld 3-CCD Camcorder from JVC is an ultra-compact professional HD camcorder that records 35 Mb/s Long-GOP MPEG-2 to SDHC/SDXC cards. Offering an integrated 10x Fujinon zoom lens and three progressive CCD imagers, the camcorder debuts a Dynamic Digital Signal Processor from JVC that processes the full 1920 x 1080 signal, regardless of recording mode. Despite its tiny size, the HM150U slides right into most professional workflows in ways that far surpass the flexibility of AVCHD-recording models.

The camera records 35 Mb/s 1080i video natively as QuickTime files for effortless integration with Final Cut Pro, or it can be saved in MP4 format for compatibility with XDCAM EX workflows. And building on the success of its predecessor, the HM100U, the HM150U adds a proprietary Rotary Optical Image Stabilizer (ROIS), pre-rec & time-lapse recording and standard-definition recording, for compatibility with SD workflows that require fast turnaround times.

The HM150U also features wider options for recording to its two SDHC/SDXC card slots: You can set it record either sequentially or simultaneously to both cards, for instant backups. With dual 64GB SDXC cards installed, you can record full HD video for hours without changing out media. This endurance, coupled with its small size and removable handle, make the HM150U a strong choice for capturing fully professional video under adverse conditions that might require surreptitious operation.

• 3x 1/4" Progressive-Scan CCD's Sensors
• Fujinon 10x Zoom HD Lens
• 2.7" LCD Display
• 1920 x 1080i Full HD Video Recording
• Rotary Optical Image Stabilizer (ROIS)
• Focus Assist Function

JVC GY-HM150U Features

  • Three 1/4" Progressive-Scan CCDs: Three 1/4" progressive-scan CCDs - one each for red, green and blue - provide rich, accurate colors. To separate primary colors, JVC has incorporated a high-accuracy Fujinon glass prism and a proprietary mounting technology
  • Diagonal Offset Technology: The Red and Blue pixel locations are shifted relative to Green, allowing the sampled luminance information to be significantly increased in both horizontal and vertical directions. This results in much higher-resolution images without sacrificing sensitivity
  • Fujinon 10x Zoom HD Lens: The GY-HM150U utilizes a high-definition lens by Fujinon, a world leader in HD lens technology. This lens features three aspheric elements that minimize the weight and space required, while producing less distortion, ghosting and flare
  • Rotary Optical Image Stabilizer: With the increased resolution and sharpness of HD pictures, even a small amount of camera shake becomes noticeable to the viewer
  • 1080p Digital Processor (DSP): At the heart of the GY-HM150U is a custom JVC-developed dynamic digital signal processor. Processing is performed on the full progressive 1920 x 1080 signal, regardless of the camcorder's settings, ensuring the highest picture quality in any shooting mode
  • Upgraded 35 Mb/s MPEG-2 Encoder: The GY-HM150U utilizes the encoder technology developed for JVC's renowned GY-HM790 series camcorders that are used at major television stations
  • Standard-Definition Recording Capability: Responding to the needs of the industry, the GY-HM150U, in addition to its capability as an HD recorder, offers standard-definition recording for maximum flexibility
  • Native File Recording: Because it uses QuickTime as its native file format, the GY-HM150U is the perfect choice for users of Apple's Final Cut Pro editing system
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Recording: The GY-HM150 records on widely available SDHC Class 6 or Class 10 memory cards, currently available in capacities up to 32GB and SDXC memory cards for capacities up to 64GB and even higher
  • Uncompressed Audio with Manual Controls: The GY-HM150 records two channels of uncompressed LPCM 16-bit audio sampled at 48 kHz. Audio levels can be controlled manually, or automatically using AGC. An audio meter is provided in the LCD and VF displays to facilitate adjustment
  • Compact Handheld Form Factor: The GY-HM150 is the smallest pro format 3-CCD camcorder available - about the size of the lens of a 2/3" camera. At only 3.1 lb it can be used comfortably for hours and without the need for clumsy support bracing
  • Shooter-Friendly Controls and Layout: Ergonomics has played a major role in the design of the GY-HM150U. The handgrip makes the camera very comfortable to hold for any operator, even on long shoots
  • Patented Focus Assist Function: Achieving exact focus with HD signals is critical. JVC's Focus Assist turns focusing into a fast, easy and accurate process. When Focus Assist is activated, the picture in the viewfinder becomes monochrome and all objects which are in focus appear with colored edges
  • Pre Rec Mode (Retro): With Pre Rec enabled, the camcorder continuously buffers up to 5 seconds of video, so that when recording is started the cached video is included in the recorded file, giving you up to a 5 second head start
  • Time Lapse (Interval) Recording: The enhanced time-lapse feature offers variable recording intervals and frequency settings, allowing for total control when creating time-lapse effects
  • Wired and Wireless Remote Control: The GY-HM150U comes with a wired remote interface (3.5mm connector) for operating the camcorder remotely when using a tripod, jib, crane, or boom. An infrared remote control is also provided, great for when an operator is unavailable or unnecessary
  • Versatile Manual Controls: When operating the camera in the manual mode, depth of field can be adjusted by manually setting the iris. Aperture priority automatically selects the correct shutter setting based on the iris selection
  • Data Battery: When used with JVC Data Batteries, the remaining battery power (by percentage and remaining recording time in minutes) can be checked with the touch of a button, even while the camera's power is off
  • 2.7" LCD Display: The 2.7" (230,000 pixel) 16:9 aspect ratio LCD monitor provides not only an alternative to the viewfinder when shooting, it also displays a wide array of monitoring and setup indications
  • Video/Audio Outputs: For external monitoring or capture, the GY-HM150U is equipped with a variety of video output options, including HDMI and component output for HD or down-converted SD video and composite output for SD video only

JVC GY-HM150U Specifications

Image Device 3-CCD, 1/4" progressive sensors with diagonal offset technology
Signal System HQ mode, 1920 x 1080 (35 Mb/s VBR, MPEG-2 MP@HL)
1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/30p, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 720/24p
SP mode, 1440 x 1080 (CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14)
1080/60i, 1080/50i
SP mode, 1280 x 720 (CBR, 19 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14/HL)
720/60p, 720/50p, 720/30p, 720/25p, 720/24p
SD Video, 720 x 480 (DV compression, 25 Mb/s, 4:1:1, 8-bit)
Video Codec MPEG-2 Long GOP
File Format QuickTime for Final Cut Pro (HD/SD)
MP4 (HD)
AVI type 2 (SD)
Lens Fujinon 10x lens, 3.7-37mm (39-390mm 35mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8
Filter Diameter 46mm (no hood)
Screw pitch: 0.75mm
72mm (hood attached - filters only; no tele converters or wide converters)
Screw pitch: 0.75mm
Built-in Filters Neutral Density: 1/10, Off
Stabilization Optical image stabilizer
Sync System Internal synchronization (built-in SSG)
Minimum Illumination 5 lux (typical, 1920 x 1080 mode, f/1.8, +18 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
LCD Monitor 2.8", 230,000 pixels, 16:9, color
Viewfinder 0.24", LCOS, 260,000 pixels, 16:9, color
Memory Card Slot 2x SDHC (Class 6/10) / SDXC
Shutter Speed Range 1/3.75-1/10000, EEI
Gain Selection 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB, 12 dB, 15 dB, 18 dB, LoLux, AGC
Maximum Recording Time With 2x 64GB SDXC cards in 35 Mb/s mode: Approx. 400 minutes
Audio Signal Format Linear PCM 2-channel, 48 kHz/16-bit
Input and Output Connectors Composite Video Out (480i, 4:3/16:9): 1x 3.5mm mini jack
Component Video Out (480i/720p/1080i): 1x multi-pin cable
HDMI Out (480i/720p/1080i): 1x HDMI Type A
Analog Audio In: 2x XLR, mic (+48V) / line
Analog Audio Out: 1x 3.5mm mini jack
Headphone Out: 1x 3.5mm mini jack
Remote Control In: 1x 3.5mm mini jack
USB 2.0: 1x USB Mini-B
Power Requirements 7.8V DC (with battery)
11V DC (with AC adapter)
Power Consumption 7.8W (with VF and LCD screen backlight set to Standard)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104 Deg.F (0 to 40Deg.C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 122Deg.F (-20 to 50Deg.C)
Operating Humidity 30-80%
Storage Humidity Under 85%
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5.5 x 7.1 x 14.5" (13.8 x 17.9 x 36.6 cm)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4 kg) including battery, microphone, cards
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