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


The flexible GY-HM890E three-CMOS HD camera can be used in both ENG mode or in Studio mode, delivering pristine HD images to solid state memory while streaming via optional Wi-Fi or a plugin adapter. It features a removable 20x Fujinon auto-focus lens, 4 channels of audio, dual memory card recording at up to 50 Mbps, an external HD-SDI pool feed input, and a full complement of fibre and multicore studio options.

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.


  • Comes without Lens
  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F12 sensitivity
  • Full complement of Fiber or Multicore studio accessories
  • Multiple file formats for native workflows: XDCAM EX™ (.mp4), Final Cut (.mov), AS-10 (.mxf), AVCHD (.mts), H.264 (.mov)
  • HD/SD-SDI external input for recording and streaming (pool feed)
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
  • Virtually lossless H.264 50Mbps recording
  • Genlock input and TC input/output
  • 4-channel audio system
  • Advanced streaming and communications capabilities
  • 12 assignable user buttons
  • Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options
  • * XDCAM EX™ is a trademark of Sony Corporation
    Technische Specificaties

    GY-HM890RCHE - Shoulder-mount/studio live streaming ENG HD camcorder (without lens)

    Product Highlights
    Modular Design
    The GY-HM890 is equipped with multi-pin interface that allows various modules to be attached to the unit without external cabling. The KA-M790 multi-core studio interface module offers a 26-pin interface compatible with cables from JVC and Sony to connect with a camera control unit (CCU.) Power, camera control, intercom, tally and a fully digital HD signal path are available through the RM-HP790 CCU. Other modules include the KA-F790 Remote Fibre Adapter and the KA-AS790 ASI Module. In a studio configuration, the GY-HM890 is easily fitted with the KA-790 sled, a sleek and functional housing that supports a studio viewfinder, teleprompter and large lens if desired. JVC's VF-HP790G is an 8.4-inch high resolution LCD viewfinder with a digital interface to the camera.
    High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
    At the heart of the GY-HM890 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-HM890 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-HM890 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-HM890 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-HM890 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-HM890 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-HM890 further provides the H.264 Ultra High Quality (UHQ) 35Mbps recordi
    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-HM890 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
    Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) built-in
    FTP is a standard network protocol used to transfer recorded clips from the camera to a remote file server, or "cloud." Settings for up to four FTP servers are stored in the camera. Any of the video clips may be transferred individually or in batch mode. Transfer time is determined by the connection speed to the network or internet and by the size of the file(s) to be transferred. For example, a 30 second HD clip recorded at 720p/19Mbps may be transferred in about two minutes using a 4G connection assuming an average upload speed of 5 Mbps. If the clip is recorded in the "web friendly" proxy mode, it may only take a few seconds.

    Unwanted information may be trimmed from clips with basic in-camera editing, creating shorter files for transfer. FTP transfers may be performed in the background, allowing the operator to continue shooting without interrupting the workflow. Secure FTP transfers using SFTP or FTPS protocols are possible.

    Files watermarked with rich, descriptive metadata
    As the GY-HM890 records live footage, metadata optimised for news production is added to the files and is carried throughout the entire workflow from NLE's to playout servers. Metadata may include TITLE (2 data fields), CREATOR, and DESCRIPTION (up to 2047 characters) as well as date, time and location from the camera's built-in GPS receiver.

    Importing Metadata
    You can download a metadata settings file (XML format) from a remote FTP server and store metadata inthe GY-HM890 for recording onto video clips in the MXF format. Once stored in the camera, metadata is then recorded into the MXF video clips, and will stay with the clips through postproduction, playout and archiving.

    Adding Metadata
    In addition to downloading, metadata is added in the field using a smartphone, tablet or PC via the camera's web interface. Again, the camera records this information to the MXF video clips.
    Advanced Streaming Technology
    When the GY-HM890 is equipped with a high speed broadband modem, ENG crews now have a handy, economical means to deliver live field reports without the need for a microwave or satellite truck. Through its use of dual codecs, the camera offers live transmission (streaming) while simultaneously recording HD to a memory card. Transmission at selected resolutions and bitrates is possible independent of the recording mode. The GY-HM890 offers a range of streaming options from basic point-to-point to cloud streaming with advanced error correction.
    4-Channel Audio System
    The GY-HM890 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.
    HD/SD-SDI Input (Digital Pool feed)
    Digital audio and video signals from another camera or other SDI source can be recorded or streamed by the GY-HM890 thanks to its HD/SD-SDI pool feed input. This is especially useful at press conferences and other venues where the number of cameras allowed is limited. When recording from the SDI input, analog audio inputs are disabled.

    Genlock Input and Time Code In/Out
    For multi-camera productions, the GY-HM890 provides a genlock input and TC input/output. Time codes can be preset from within the GY-HM850's menu, or can be input from an external time code generator, useful in isocam recording applications. The GY-HM890 can also be used as a master TC generator, providing a time code output for other cameras or audio recorders to synchronize to. When using the KA-F790 fiber transceiver, external time code may be provided from a master generator at the base station and becomes available through the camera's time code output as well as for iso recording onto SDHC cards.
    Camera Front-End Specifications
    Image Sensor (inch)
    1/3 CMOS
    Number of Sensors
    Mega Pixels
    Gain in dB
    0 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
    4.1mm to 82mm
    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
    Class 10
    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 Cuts, 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, with optional 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 (encoding) for Poolfeed signals
    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 Poolfeed HDSDI
    Yes, 1.5 Gbit HDSDI
    IN Genlock
    Yes, 2 times +48V MIC/LINE
    IN Audio AUX
    Yes, 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
    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)
    System Connector
    Yes, 68 Pin
    EVF Connector
    Yes, for VF-P EVF´s
    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 option AC/DC Adapter
    Power DC
    Yes, 12V Headroom (10.5V-17V) over V Mount or 4 Pin DC 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
    4,8 include battery
    Measurements (WxHxD) in mm
    W 231 x H 243 x D 419
    Measurements additional notes
    Without Studio Adapter
    Include Package
    Yes, Clip Manager
    Additional s
    Yes, Fujinon Lens, 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


    Image of 8.4 inch Studio Viewfinder for GY-HM890E/CHE Camera series (VF-HP790)


    8.4 inch Studio Viewfinder for GY-HM890E/CHE Camera series


    Image of Remote Controller for JVC ENG/Studio Camcorders (RM-LP25)


    Remote Controller for JVC ENG/Studio Camcorders


    Image of Lens Remote Controller (HZ-HM600VZR)


    Lens Remote Controller


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    ENDURA V-MOUNT Systems


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    ENDURA V-MOUNT Systems


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    ENDURA V-MOUNT Systems


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    Optional ENG Lenses


    Image of Optional ENG Lenses (XT20SX47BRM-K3)


    Optional ENG Lenses


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    Optional ENG Lenses Accessories


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    camRade camBag 550

    Camcorder Soft-Bags


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    Camcorder Protection Tools


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    Camcorder Protection Tools


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    Camcorder Protection Tools


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    Monitor bracket for 7" to 9" Monitors on JVC camcorders


    Image of Monitor bracket for 7" to 9" Monitors on JVC camcorders (CDH-9A)


    Monitor bracket for 7" to 9" Monitors on JVC camcorders


    Image of Tripod Mount for GY-HM8x0 Camera series (KA-551U)


    Tripod Mount for GY-HM8x0 Camera series


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    Studio Sled for GY-HM890E(CHE)


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    KT14x4-4B KRS

    Optional ENG Lenses


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    Cable Drum large Fiber cable


    Image of Cable Drum short Fiber cable (FS-S-REEL)


    Cable Drum short Fiber cable


    Product Support

    GY-HM890RCHE - Shoulder-mount/studio 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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    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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