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Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920x1080 12-bit CMOS sensors and dual codecs, the lightweight GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats.

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A free firmware upgrade (v.3.05) for the GY-HM650 is available to download now from our support site, significantly improving the performance of the camcorder. The firmware upgrade delivers 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps, along with an enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area. And for the GY-HM650 camcorder only, the firmware adds Advanced Streaming Functions including ZIXI data transfer technology and additional bit rates in various resolutions.

The GY-HM650 also makes live video streaming possible, thanks to the previous firmware update v.2.0. Now, when equipped with wi-fi, 4G or 3G connectivity via USB, the GY-HM650 can stream live video transmissions in the background while continuing to record footage.

Note: Please use the European firmware only. For information about WiFi and GSM adapters, please see the following pdf.

Equipped with three, 1/3-inch 1920x1080 12-bit CMOS sensors and dual codecs, the lightweight GY-HM650 records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. It also records .MXF files with rich descriptive metadata that is optimized for asset management. The camera also includes HD-SDI and HDMI outputs for easy monitoring of HD footage and is upgradeable too – if you already own a GY-HM650, it can simply be upgraded via our website, providing the latest streaming functionality together with any future updates for free.

With a Fujinon wide angle 23x zoom lens, superior low-light performance, and excellent sensitivity (F12 at 2000 lux), the GY-HM650 has ideal optics for challenging shooting environments. The HD lens has a focal range of 29mm-667mm (35mm equivalent) and includes manual focus, servo zoom, and iris rings, along with three ND filters and a removable hood. Other features include JVC’s auto-focus with face detection and an optical image stabilizer.

Key Features

  • Built-in Wi-Fi and FTP connectivity
  • Dual Codec: Simultaneously record HD + SD or HD + ¼HD (for Web delivery)
  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920x1080 x 3)
  • F12 sensitivity
  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • Wide media format compatibility: .MXF with rich Metadata (optimized for asset management), .MOV (Final Cut Pro), .MP4 (XDCAM EX™), AVCHD
  • Includes battery x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1
  • Image sensor: Three 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan CMOS
  • Internal synchronization
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Lens: Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • Gain: -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, Lolux, ALC
  • ND filter: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • 3.5” 920K pixels, 16:9 LCD display
  • 0.45” 1.22M pixels, 16:9 viewfinder
  • 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for Class 6/10
  • Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)
  • File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD), MXF(GY-HM650 only)
  • Recording modes:-
    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    SP mode: 1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    1280 x 720 / 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p AVCHD
    HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    SP mode: 1920 x1080 / 50i SD (H.264)
    1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
    720 x 576/50i (European models only) Proxy (H.264)
    LP/LV mode: 480 x 270/25p
  • Audio recording: LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3 (AVCHD)
  • Video output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1) SDI output (BNC x1) HDMI output x1
  • Audio input: XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Audio output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
  • Headphone: f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Time code link input/output: RCA x1
  • Remote: f2.5mm mini jack x1
  • Operating temperature: 0˚C to 40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F )
  • Storage temperature: -20˚C to 50˚C (-4˚F to 122˚F )
  • Operating humidity: 35% to 80%
  • Storage humidity: Under 85%
  • Power: DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
  • Power consumption: Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)
  • Dimensions: 178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.4kg