Shoulder-mount live streaming ENG HD camcorder (without lens)


This GY-HM850RCHE version of the camera is supplied without lens, enabling you to use your own 1/3-inch lenses. Whether you’re filming news, commercials, sports, documentaries or events, the GY-HM850RCHE is your first choice in an affordable high-performance shoulder camera. Its three-CMOS optical system delivers HD images to solid state memory while the camera streams live via optional adapters.

Advanced IP communication and live HD streaming

The camcorder features JVC's latest IP communications engine, giving you remote control and monitoring of vital camera and lens functions from a tablet, smartphone, or computer anywhere in the world. Live streaming is possible in HD or SD resolutions, depending on available bandwidth. Connect your camera to an optional Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE modem and share your programme with an audience anywhere in the world via content delivery networks such as YouTube, Facebook Live, and other cloud services.


  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F12 sensitivity
  • Advanced streaming and communications capabilities
  • comes without Lens
  • Virtually lossless H.264 50Mbps recording
  • 4-channel audio system
  • Genlock input and TC input/output
  • Multiple file formats for native workflows: XDCAM EX™ (.mp4), Final Cut (.mov), AS-10 (.mxf), AVCHD (.mts), H.264 (.mov)
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
  • Histogram display and expanded focus functions
  • Focus assist function
  • Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options
  • Wired/wireless remote control operation
  • * XDCAM EX™ is a trademark of Sony Corporation
    Technische Specificaties

    GY-HM850RCHE - Shoulder-mount live streaming ENG HD camcorder (without lens)

    Product Highlights
    High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
    At the heart of the GY-HM850 are three 1/3-inch 2.07 effective-megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Featuring 12 bit read-out, an excellent sensitivity of F12 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction with minimal aberration. For improved CMOS sensor performance, flash-band compensation is also supported.
    Outstanding sensitivity, LoLux™ function
    The GY-HM850 produces outstanding images under a wide range of lighting conditions. Minimum illumination is less than 1 lux: 0.15lx (typical)*. JVC's exclusive LoLux feature permits shooting in adverse lighting conditions. LoLux can be assigned to a USER button, and set in the menu to offer +30dB or +36dB of gain. A convenient gain switch provides default gain values of -6dB, 0dB, +9dB. These switch positions can be adjusted to various gain amounts from -6dB to +24dB. An ALC mode is also available to boost gain values from +6dB to +24dB. Standard sensitivity of the GY-HM850 is measured at F12@2,000 lux.
    *(1920 x 1080 mode, F1.6, Lolux mode, 1/30 or 1/25 shutter
    Revolutionary FALCONBRID™ Dual Codec Image Processing Engine
    FALCONBRID™ is JVC's high-speed processor for advanced video applications. Delivering tremendous processing power on a single chip, the on-board FALCONBRID™ engine processes large amounts of video data at exceptional speeds. Together with this technology, superior image quality has been realised with 2D DNR processing and compensation circuitry for wide dynamic range. The GY-HM850 utilises dual codec FALCONBRID™ processors that make it possible to record full HD to a memory card, and stream live video to the web simultaneously. The camera is also capable of recording to two memory cards in two resolutions, one in full HD and one in SD, or to a smaller web-friendly file. Depending on connection speed, the smaller files can often be transferred faster than real time for delivery to websites or file-sharing services.
    MPEG-2 and AVCHD Recording
    The GY-HM850 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format, widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD format, which provides compatibility with most affordable editing systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows. With the revolutionary dual codec, the GY-HM850 also supports simultaneous HD/SD or HD/proxy recording. Also supported is the MPEG-4/AVC H.264 1.2 Mbps SD format.
    Ultra and Extreme High Quality Recording Modes
    The GY-HM850 is also equipped with the H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ) 50Mbps mode for virtually lossless compression, even when recording fast moving objects. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 offers approximately twice the compression efficiency of MPEG2. Its superior motion prediction ensures a smooth and detailed picture with virtually no block noise in rapid action sequences. The XHQ mode is available when recording 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 50i, 30p and 24p. The GY-HM850 further provides the H.264 Ultra High Quality (UHQ) 35Mbps recording mode, again offering superior image quality but with smaller file sizes.
    Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows
    Record HD or SD footage directly in ready-to-edit QuickTime™ MOV files, the native file format of Apple's Final Cut Pro™. Native file recording ensures your footage is ready to edit the moment it's shot, resulting in a more efficient workflow and no loss of image quality. For direct editing in other major NLE systems such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius Pro, it is also possible to record XDCAM EX™ compatible MP4 files for a likewise seamless native workflow. *H.264 SD MOV file can be edited by Grass Valley Edius Pro
    Support for MXF Files with Rich Metadata
    A highly efficient file-based workflow is essential to any modern news organization. To ensure file interoperability with the widest range of broadcast production tools, JVC has worked with the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) on its "AS-10: MXF for Production," establishing a common MXF file format for an end-to-end news production workflow. MXF files are embedded with rich descriptive metadata that is added before, during or after shooting. The AS-10 MXF format builds on the SMPTE RDD 9, the MXF interoperability specification of Sony MPEG Long GOP Products (XDCAM HD.)
    Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots for Maximum Versatility
    Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the GY-HM850 a truly versatile camcorder, offering such benefits as simultaneous recording and relay recording with reliable and cost-effective media. In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously and seamlessly over multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switches seamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cards are hot swappable, there is in effect no limit to the continuous shooting time in any mode, even with lower capacity cards.

    It is possible to start editing footage from one card while still shooting to the other. With simultaneous recording, you can easily create backup or duplicate files as you shoot without the need for any external equipment—either for a client copy or simply for peace of mind. Additionally, while the Rec trigger is used to pause and unpause recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function.

    SDHC/SDXC media offers the best combination of price, availability, capacity, reliability and transfer speed. With no moving parts and no pins or other extrusions, SDHC/SDXC cards are both durable and reliable, and compare favorably with tape on a cost-per-minute basis. * During simultaneous backup recording in HD mode, the duplicate file records in the same file format and bit rate as the original. Backup recording is not available in AVCHD mode.
    Network Connectivity for Next-Level Functionality
    The GY-HM850 is equipped with a USB 2.0 host connector that supports an optional wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) network adapter, or a broadband 3G/4G USB Stick. Through connection to a LAN, WAN or internet, various wireless communications functions are available:
    Wireless remote control (with remote viewing) using smartphone, tablet or PC
    Metadata import and editing
    Secure FTP file (clip) uploading
    Simple streaming (UDP or TCP) to single IP address
    Advanced streaming with ARQ/FEC to cloud or physical server
    4-Channel Audio System
    The GY-HM850 is equipped with two XLR audio inputs that are switchable between microphone (with phantom power support) and line input, plus stereo AUX inputs. The audio from each of these inputs can be assigned to an independent channel, enabling commentary or narration to be added in the field. Versatile input switching and independent channel assignment allow both mic and line-level sources (such as wireless receivers) to be connected, and phantom power is available on each XLR connector independently. Audio recording levels are controlled automatically or manually, with an audio level meter in the viewfinder and LCD monitor for easy monitoring.
    Camera Front-End Specifications
    Image Sensor (inch)
    1/3 CMOS
    Number of Sensors
    Mega Pixels
    Gain in dB
    -6 to 24
    Sensitivity in F at 2000 Lux
    F 12
    Synchronization External
    Yes, and internal
    Shutter speed
    1/4 to 1/10000
    White Balance modes
    FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
    Color Matrix adjustment
    Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)
    User selected function buttons
    Yes, 12
    User Customizes Menu
    Optical Specifications
    Lens mount
    Optical Zoom X times
    Lens F Number
    0 to 0
    Lens ratio from / to
    0mm to 0mm
    Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm
    0mm to 0mm
    Special Auto Focus Features
    Filter Diameter in mm
    Build in ND Filters
    3 Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 plus OPEN
    Recording Formats
    Media Class
    Recording slots
    MPEG2 / H.264
    File Format MOV
    File Format MP4
    File Format AVCHD
    File Format MXF
    Video Codec MPEG2 Long GOP
    Video Codec AVCHD
    Video Codec H264 (SD)
    Recording specials
    HD+SD / HD+Web
    Simultaneous recording on 2 cards
    Simultaneous recording in 2 modes
    Recording Resolution Formats
    Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/60i/50i
    Resolution 1440 x 1080
    Yes, 60i/50i
    Resolution 1280 x720
    Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
    Resolution 720 x 576
    Yes, 50i
    Resolution 960 x 540
    Yes, 30p/25p/24p
    Resolution 480 x 270
    Yes, 30p/25p/24p
    Recording Data rate 1
    19Mbps(SP), 25Mbps(SP), 35Mbps(HQ)
    Recording Data rate 2
    5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
    Recording Data rate 3
    35Mbps (UHQ)
    Recording Data rate 4
    50Mbps (XHQ)
    Recording Data rate 5
    8 Mbps (SD)
    Recording Data rate 6
    5, 3, 0.8 (WEB)
    SD Recording
    Over / Under Crank
    Interval Recording
    Pre Rec (retro) recording
    Yes, 10 sec.
    Clip Trimming
    Audio Channels
    Audio Recording modes
    LPCM 2ch/4ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3 2ch(AVCHD), μ-law 2ch (Web)
    Audio Filters
    Yes, Wind cut, Limiters, Gains
    Audio Equalizer
    Yes, Graphical
    IP Section of the Product
    IP Main Connection
    USB A Host
    IP Connection supports
    Ethernet, WIFI - and LTE USB Adapters
    IP Features Live-Streaming
    IP Features Remote
    Yes, via Web-Browser no apps needed
    IP Features FTP
    IP Features Meta-Data
    IP Features IFB (Audio-Return via IP)
    Yes, via external Audio encoder
    Live-Streaming Bitrates
    0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8,12Mbps
    Live-Streaming Protocols
    Live-Streaming Single cast
    Live-Streaming Multicast
    Live-Streaming reconnect
    Live-Streaming and simultaneous REC
    Live-Streaming Pre-sets of destinations
    FTP Protocol formats
    FTP upload during REC
    FTP servers presets
    Meta-Data presets of servers
    Note for all kind of USB Adapters
    The connection to a network will be made by the USB Host Port of the camcorder (on the right back end side of the camcorder). Please select the device which you are going to use: WIFI dongle / 3G/4G dongle or a CAT Network adapter.The Adapter you going to be use must be a registered Adapter (see attached compatible list), cause all of these Adapter needs dedicate drivers, which to be implemented into the camcorder.In the case for LTE adapters, there must be done a pre-set of these dongles in your local PC first!
    Recommendation for WIFI USB Adapters (EU only)
    Please Note: Sometimes the Manufacturers change the Revision of the Chip-sets, but product name not changed, we can´t track such issues so may its possible that such a dongles even its mentioned here, may not work. The Adapters below are work able in the 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz infrastructure.
    WIFI Dongle 1
    Sitecom WLA.1001
    WIFI Dongle 2
    EnGenius EUB1200AC /Realtek RTL8812AU
    WIFI Dongle 3
    ASUS USB1200AC /Realtek RTL8812AU
    WIFI Dongle 4
    D-LINK DWA-172 (revA1) /Realtek RTL8811AU
    WIFI Dongle 5
    EDIMAX EW-781UTC /Realtek RTL8811AU
    WIFI Dongle 6
    D-LINK DWA-171(revA1) /Realtek 8811AU
    WIFI Dongle 7
    TP-LINK Archer T4U /AC1200 Realtek8811AU not T4U V2.0 AC1300!!
    WIFI Dongle 8
    Wideland (over Amazon) ACWIFI DEWIFIC001A
    Recommendation for Ethernet adapters
    Ethernet Dongle 1
    EDIMAX EU-4208
    Ethernet Dongle 2
    Sitecom LN-030 V2 not Sitecom LN-030 V3
    Ethernet Dongle 3
    Hamlet HNU2GTX
    Ethernet Dongle 4
    D-LINK DUB-E100 (rev C1)
    Ethernet Dongle 5
    Recommendation for 3G/4G (LTE) Adapters
    Dear Customer, for the most countries we have a recommendation of adapters, please download our info sheet for LTE support, below you find a special recommendation, which should work in the most countries.
    LTE Specials 1
    Universal LTE dongle Huawei E8372LTE Wingle so far works with Telekom/O2/Vodafon , others not tested yet.
    IN-OUT´s Connections
    Yes, 3G
    OUT HDSDI Format max.
    1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
    OUT HDMI Format max.
    1920x1080 60/50p 8 Bit 4:2:2
    OUT AV
    OUT Audio Line
    Yes, 2 times RCA
    OUT Audio Headphone
    Yes, 2 times 3.5mm mini jack
    IN Genlock
    Yes, 2 times +48V MIC/LINE
    IN Audio AUX
    Yes, 3.5mm mini jack stereo
    External Lens connector
    Yes, 12 Pin standard
    Time code IN/OUT
    Wired remote IN
    Yes, 2.5mm mini jack LANC
    Wired remote IN
    Yes, 6 Pin DIN
    USB Data Exchange (Storage)
    EVF Connector
    Yes, for VF-P EVF
    EVF and LCD
    Operation Panel Type
    Operation Panel Resolution
    Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution
    1,22 Mp
    Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch
    Special Indications
    Histogram and expanded focus
    Power and Enviroment Spec´s
    Power AC
    Yes, Over optional AC/DC unit
    Power DC
    Yes, 12 Volt Headroom 10.5 V to 17V (V Mount or 4 Pin XLR)
    Battery types
    IDX V Mount
    Power consumption
    Approximate 28W (Camera body with provided lens and LCD/VF On single recording mode, default settings)
    Operation Temperature in Celsius degrees
    0 to 40
    Storage Temperature in Celsius degrees
    -20 to 50
    Operation Humidity in %
    35 to 80
    Storage Humidity under %
    Mechanical Informations
    Weight in kg
    2.9 without battery
    Measurements (WxHxD) in mm
    W 231 x H 243 x D 419
    Include Package
    Yes, Clip-Manager
    Additional s
    Yes, Anti reflective film , Microphone, not include camera tripod plate KA-551
    General Editing Note
    Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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    Remote Control-Panel for JVC PTZ and IP Camcorders


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    Lens Remote Controller


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    Optional ENG Lenses


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    Optional ENG Lenses Accessories


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    Tripod Mount for GY-HM8x0 Camera series


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    KT14x4-4B KRS

    Optional ENG Lenses


    Product Support

    GY-HM850RCHE - Shoulder-mount live streaming ENG HD camcorder (without lens)



    WLAN (WIFI) and Ethernet USB Adapter list , Please Note: Sometimes the Adapter manufacturer change the revision, without changing the product name, may such an adapter will not work, we are sorry for this behaviors. 3G/4G/LTE Adapter List and Hints, please note for European customers we recommend to use the Universal adapter, but please read the notes too.
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    Programmers interface API: This document describes commands to control JVC cameras via network. Please note: The API is unsupported from our site, thanks for your understanding.
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    Programmers interface API: This document describes commands to control JVC cameras via network. Please note: The API is unsupported from our site, thanks for your understanding.
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    1- Support standard time acquisition function via NTP(*1) (*1) NTP (Network Time Protocol) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems. 2- Support Zero-configuration Networking (*2) (*2) Zero-configuration networking (zeroconf) is a set of technologies that automatically creates a usable computer network based on the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) when computers or network peripherals are interconnected. 3- Support Iris control via web operation for the lens other than bundled one (*3) (*3) Not guarantee in all cases, not guarantee for all lenses. Only Manual mode is available for RM-LP100. Iris operation may not temporarily be available when right after switching AUTO to MANUAL. 4- Other minor bug fix
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