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JVC Full HD Shoulder-Mount ENG/Studio Camcorder Body Only

code: GY-HM890CHE
  • £4,789.50
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  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F12 sensitivity
  • Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options (lens not included in GY-HM850CHE model)
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
  • Multiple file formats for native workflows: XDCAM EX™ (.mp4), Final Cut (.mov), AS-10 (.mxf), AVCHD (.mts), H.264 (.mov)
  • Virtually lossless H.264 50Mbps recording
  • 4-position ND filter (Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64)
  • 0.45-inch LCOS viewfinder
  • High-resolution 4.3-inch LCD monitor
  • Histogram display and expanded focus functions
  • Focus assist function
  • 12 assignable user buttons
  • Variable frame rate recording (over-cranking, under-cranking)
  • Wired remote control operation
  • Genlock input and TC input/output
  • 4-channel audio system


JVC GY-HM890CHE (GYHM890CHE, GY HM890CHE, GY/HM890CHE, gy-hm890che) Full HD Shoulder-Mount ENG/Studio Camcorder Body Only

The GY-HM890 is a very nicely-weighted shoulder-mount form factor camera, also designed for use as an HD studio camera or multi-camera field production camera. The GY-HM890 provides outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and GSM connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without requiring additional encoding hardware.

The camera features three, 1/3-inch 2.07 effective megapixel CMOS sensors, capturing full 1920x1080 images. The imagers provide 12-bit processing, F12 sensitivity (50Hz) and excellent signal-to-noise ratio to produce superior colour reproduction. The GY-HM890 has a multi-pin connection that accommodates JVC fibre or multi-core camera modules and is compatible with a full range of studio components, including customised studio sled, zoom and focus controls, CCUs and 8.4-inch LCD viewfinder, as well as box-style lenses from Canon and Fujinon. It includes an HD/SD-SDI pool feed input that can record and stream video and audio from another camera or SDI source during press conferences or other pool feed environments. It also supports LANC remote controllers as well as JVC’s proprietary wired remote control system. 

Continuing JVC’s commitment to native file workflows, the GY-HM890 records HD or SD footage as Final Cut Pro (.MOV), XDCAM EX (.MP4), AS-10 (.MXF), AVCHD (.MTS), or H.264 (.MOV) files for compatibility with most major NLE systems. Footage can be recorded using MPEG-2 or H.264 compression at a variety of bit rates, frame rates, and resolutions. Dual codecs offer simultaneous recording of a full HD file on one memory card and smaller, web friendly H.264 files on the other. Plus, a new H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ) recording mode, commonly used in HD SLRs, offers virtually lossless H.264 50 Mbps recording. 

Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allow simultaneous recording (for instant client copy/backup) or relay recording (for continuous shooting) to low cost, non-proprietary media. During simultaneous recording, one card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function triggered by the operator. Relay recording allows virtually unlimited recording capability in the field.

The 800 Series cameras significantly expand on the live HD streaming and file transfer capabilities introduced in the popular GY-HM650 mobile news camera. JVC’s exclusive dual codec design allows the new cameras to transmit live HD footage or transfer files in the background while users continue to record footage in their normal workflow. When paired with a GSM modem or Wi-Fi adapter, which is connected directly to the camera via USB, the camera transmits footage to a facility in real time. JVC provides different stream protocols to maximize the streaming results: UDP, TCP, RTP/RTSP, ZIXI. The Advanced Streaming Technology (AST) feature provides content-aware error correction, bandwidth shaping, and real-time feedback of streaming status. 

The camera provides secure FTP file transfer on location, as well as live monitoring and extensive camera and lens control via Wi-Fi from a smartphone (iPhone, Android), tablet (iPad, Android), PC or Mac. For broadcasters who use metadata, a built-in GPS allows location information to be recorded. Plus, metadata can be edited on a smartphone or tablet and transferred to the camera via Wi-Fi. The GY-HM890 is also compatible with Advanced Streaming Services, powered by Zixi, for reliable live content delivery.

The GY-HM890 includes genlock and time code terminals for multi-camera setups, HD/SD-SDI out, HDMI out, 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, and a four-channel audio system with stereo AUX inputs and two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power. Other features include 12 assignable user buttons, 10-second Pre Rec (retro cache), focus assist, interval recording for time lapse footage and variable frame rate recording for over/under crank effects.

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  • Power: DC 12V (10.5V-17V)
  • Power consumption: Approx. 28W (Camera body with provided lens and LCD/VF ON, single recording mode, default settings)
  • Mass: Approx. 4.0kg (8.9lbs.) (without battery)
  • Operating temperature: 0˚C to 40˚C (32˚F to 104˚F)
  • Operating humidity: 35% to 80%
  • Storage temperature: -20˚C to 50˚C (14˚F to 122˚F)
  • Storage humidity: Under 85%


  • Image sensor: 1/3” 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
  • Synchronizing system: Internal/external synchronization
  • Stabilizer: Optical image stabilizer
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Gain: -6dB, -3dB, 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, Lolux (30dB, 36dB), ALC
  • ND filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • LCD display: 4.3” 1.15M pixels
  • Viewfinder: 0.45” 1.22M pixels

Video/Audio Recording

  • Recording media: 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card Class 4/6/10 (Class4 for AVCHD and H.264 SD/Web only)
  • Video recording: Video codec: MPEG-2 Long GOP (HD), AVCHD progressive, H.264
  • File format: MOV (HD/SD/WEB), MP4 (XDCAM EX), MTS (AVCHD progressive), MXF
  • NTSC Recording mode: MPEG-2 Long GOP
  • NTSC setting: HQ mode:1920 x 1080/59.94i,29.97p,23.98p,1440 x 1080/59.94i,1280 x 720/59.94p,29.97p,23.98p
  • SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 1280 x 720/59.94p

PAL recording mode

  • HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i
  • SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i, 1280 x 720/50p


  • NTSC setting: Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94p
  • HQ mode (24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
  • SP mode (17Mbps): 1920 x 1080/59.94i
  • LP mode (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i
  • EP mode (5Mbps): 1440 x 1080/59.94i
  • PAL setting:  Progressive mode (Max 28Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50p
  • HQ mode (24Mbps): 1920 x 1080/50i
  • SP mode (17Mbps):1920 x 1080/50i
  • LP mode (9Mbps): 1440 x 1080/50i
  • EP mode (5Mbps):1440 x 1080/50i

HD (H.264)

  • NTSC setting: XHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94p, 59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p (50Mbps)
  • UHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p (35Mbps)
  • PAL setting: UHQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50p, 50i, 25p (50Mbps), 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p (35Mbps)

SD (H.264)

  • NTSC setting: 720 x 480/59.94i (GY-HM850U/HM890U only)
  • PAL setting: 720 x 576/50i (GY-HM850E/HM890E only)

Web (H.264)

  • NTSC setting: HQ mode (3Mbps): 960 x 540/29.97p, 23.98p
  • LP mode (1.2Mbps): 480 x 270/29.97p, 23.98p
  • PAL setting: HQ mode (3Mbps): 960 x 540/25p
  • LP mode (1.2Mbps): 480 x 270/25p
  • Audio recording: LPCM 2ch/4ch,48kHz/16-bit (MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264),AC3 2ch (AVCHD),μ- law 2ch (Web)


  • Video input: SDI input (BNC x1) (GY-HM890 only)
  • Video output: Composite output (BNC x 1), 3G SDI output (BNC x 1), HDMI output x 1
  • Audio input: XLR 3-pin x 2, (MIC,+48V, LINE)/φ3.5mm stereo mini jack x 1
  • Audio output: RCA x 2
  • Headphone: φ3.5mm mini jack x 2
  • Genlock input: BNC x 1
  • Time code input/output: BNC x each 1
  • Remote: DIN 6-pin x 1/φ2.5mm mini jack x 1
  • USB: HOST x 1 (Network connection)/DEVICE x 1 (Mass storage)
  • DC input: XLR 4-pin x1
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In The Box

  • GY-HM890CHE Camcorder
  • Fujinon XT17sx4.5BRM-K1 Lens
  • FS-790PNxxG Hybrid Fibre System
  • KA-M790G Multicore Adapter
  • RM-LP25U Remote Control Unit
  • VF-HP790G Viewfinder
  • KA-790G Studio Adapter


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