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JVC GY-HM250E Compact live streaming 4K camcorder with SDI and broadcast overlay

code: GY-HM250E
  • £1,551.50
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  • 4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (UHS-I Speed class3) card
  • Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels (9.03 active)
  • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 29.5-354mm)
  • Dynamic zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom
  • Broadcast features • Customizable graphic overlays (on/off switchable) • Option for custom broadcaster logos, watermark, time and temperature • Selectable pre-loaded logos
  • Wired remote control supported
  • HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI outputs (4K output via HDMI only)
  • Live 4K UHD output via HDMI connector
  • Advanced JVC streaming engine compatible with USTREAM, Zixi and Wowza Streaming Engine
  • IP network remote control, remote viewing, metadata editing, FTP clips (requires appropriate network connection and adapter)
  • 4:2:2 full HD recording at 50Mbps (24-60p)
  • 120fps HD slow motion recording
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup and continuous recording
  • 9 user button assignable functions
  • 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
  • 0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56M pixel) with smart focus assist function
  • 3.5-inch colour LCD display (920K pixel) with smart focus assist function
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • External microphone and WIFI or LTE Dongle not included
  • Includes handle unit and SSL-JVC50 7.4V battery, AC Adapter

JVC GY-HM250E (GY/HM250E, GY_HM250E, GY HM250E, gy-hm250e) Compact live streaming 4K camcorder with SDI and broadcast overlay

Its integrated 12x optical zoom lens and 4K CMOS sensor deliver stunning 4K Ultra HD recordings directly to SDHC/SDXC memory cards, together with dual codec advanced streaming technology. The camera also has a tele-macro mode for better focus on close objects and features lower-third and full-screen titling graphic solutions.

Advanced IP network 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.

HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI output

The camcorder comes with a wide variety of connectors to meet the needs of professional applications, including HD-SDI (3G) and HDMI. Secured digital connection is assured between external devices such as a recorder or switcher. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is also possible.

1/2.3-inch 12.4M CMOS sensor

This camcorder was built to deliver stunning, life-like 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) video. JVC’s 4K CMOS sensor with 12.4M pixels delivers high sensitivity and excellent performance over a wide range of lighting conditions. Details are crisp and accurate throughout the entire image plane.

Full HD 4:2:2 recording at 50Mbps

The ability to record H.264 4:2:2 24-60p at 50Mbps makes this an ideal camera for broadcasting and production houses alike. The colour accuracy of 4:2:2 enables the camera to deliver exceptional colour resolution even when images are in sharp contrast to the background. This is particularly useful when strong colours are in contrast to bright backgrounds, or in green screen usage.

120fps high-speed recording for slow motion playback

The camcorder allows high-speed recording at up to 120fps (59.94Hz) / 100fps (50Hz) for smooth slow motion playback. This can be used to create artistic effects or to review action replays when examining sporting skills. The feature is only available at 1920x1080 resolution only, and offers up to 1/5 slow at 24p mode.

Detachable handle unit with professional XLR audio

The detachable heavy-duty handle makes the camcorder easy to carry and also makes it simple to shoot from low angles, thanks to its built-in REC button with lock function, and zoom lever. XLR audio inputs are provided for the attachment of a professional microphone or for LINE input, complete with Phantom power supply capability.

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Camera Front-End Specifications

  • Image Sensor (inch): 1/2,3 Inch CMOS
  • Number of Sensors: 1
  • Mega Pixels: 12,4
  • Gain in dB: 0 to 36
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • White Balance modes: FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
  • Color Matrix adjustment: Yes
  • Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR): Yes
  • User selected function buttons: Yes, 13 (9 Buttons 4 Cross shaped)
  • User Customizes Menu: Yes

Optical Specifications

  • Lens mount: Internal
  • Optical Zoom X times: 12
  • Dynamic Zoom x times: 24
  • Lens F Number: 1.2 to 3.5
  • Lens ratio from / to: 4.67mm to 56.04mm
  • Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm: 29.6mm to 355mm
  • Auto Focus: Yes
  • Special Auto Focus Features: Area Focus, Near/Far Modes, Face
  • Optical Image stabilization: Yes
  • Filter Diameter in mm: 62mm
  • Build in ND Filters: 2 Filters: 1/4, 1/16

Recording Formats

  • Media: SDHC/SDXC

Media Class:

  • 4K/70 Mbps,HD and below Class 10
  • 4K/150Mbps UHS1-U3 (no UHS-2)
  • Recording slots: 2
  • Encoder: H.264
  • File Format MOV: Yes
  • File Format AVCHD: Yes
  • Video Codec MPEG4 AVC/H264 4K/HD: Yes
  • Video Codec AVCHD: Yes
  • Recording specials: 4:2:2 HD Record (H.264,50Mbps)
  • Simultaneous recording on 2 cards: Yes
  • Simultaneous recording in 2 modes: Yes

Recording Resolution Formats

  • Resolution 3840 x 2160: Yes, 29,97p/25p/23.98p
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080: Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/1080i60/i50
  • Resolution 1440 x 1080: Yes, 60i/50i
  • Resolution 1280 x720: Yes, 60p/50/30p/25p/24p
  • Resolution 720 x 576: Yes, 50i
  • Resolution 960 x 540: Yes, 30p/25p/24p
  • Resolution 480 x 270: Yes, 30p/25p/24p
  • High Speed Recording: Yes
  • High Speed Recording Modes: 1920x1080 QuickTime (MPEG-4, AVC/H.264)
  • 120fps/100fps
  • Recording Data rate 1: 150 Mbps (UHD)
  • Recording Data rate 2: 70 Mbps (UHD)
  • Recording Data rate 3: 8,17,24,28 Mbps (AVCHD)
  • Recording Data rate 4: 35 Mbps (UHQ)
  • Recording Data rate 5: 50 Mbps (XHQ/YUV422)
  • Recording Data rate 6: 8 Mbps (SD)
  • Recording Data rate 7: 9,8,5,3,1.2,0.8,0.3,0.2 (WEB)
  • SD Recording: Yes
  • Interval Recording: Yes

Pre Rec (retro) recording:

  • Yes, 5 sec. (4K)
  • 5,10,15 sec. (HD/SD)
  • Clip Trimming: Yes
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Audio Recording modes: LPCM 2ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (4k/HD/SD MOV), AC3 2ch (AVCHD), μlow 2ch (Proxy)

IP Section of the Product

  • IP Main Connection: USB A Host
  • IP Connection supports: Ethernet, WIFI - and LTE USB Adapters
  • IP Features Live-Streaming: Yes
  • IP Features Remote: Yes, Via Web-Browser (no apps needed)
  • IP Features FTP: Yes, Different protocols
  • IP Features Meta-Data: Yes, Local and Remote editing and data exchange

Live-Streaming Bitrates:

  • 1920 x 1080 (59.94i/50i) Audio AAC 128 k 12/8/5/3 Mbps
  • 1280 x 720 (59.94p/50p) Audio AAC 128 k 12/8/5/3 Mbps
  • 1280 x 720 (29.97p/25p) Audio AAC 128 k 8/5/3/1.5 Mbps
  • 720 x 480 (59.94i) 720 x 576 (50i) Audio AAC 128 k/64 k 8/5/3/1.5/0.8/0.3 Mbps
  • 640 x 360 (29.97p/25p) Audio AAC 128 k/64k 3/1.5/0.8/0.3 Mbps
  • Live-Streaming Protocols: RTMPS,RTMP, MPEG2-TS/UDP, MPEG2-TS/RTP, RTSP/RTP, ZIX,Facebook Live paring
  • Live-Streaming Single cast: Yes
  • Live-Streaming Multicast: Yes
  • Live-Streaming reconnect: Yes
  • Live-Streaming and simultaneous REC: Yes
  • Live-Streaming Pre-sets of destinations: 4
  • FTP Protocol formats: FTP / SFTP / FTPS
  • FTP upload during REC: Yes
  • FTP servers presets: 4
  • Meta-Data presets of servers: 4
  • 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)
  • 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.

Special Features

  • Overlay for Broadcast-News: Yes
  • Self Modify Templates via SDP Generator: Yes, For News
  • Text support: Yes
  • Logo support: Yes
  • Watermark: Yes, Free Position
  • Full Screen Graphics: Yes, PNG or JPG Files Max 50 Images
  • LIVE Logo: Yes, Self design

Overlay output selection:

  • Yes, REC
  • LIVE out
  • Stream

IN-OUT´s Connections

  • OUT HDSDI Format max.: 1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
  • OUT HDMI: Yes

OUT HDMI Format max.:

  • 2160/30p,25p,24p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
  • 1080/60p,50p 8 bit 4:2:2 EE
  • OUT AV: Yes, 3.5mm mini jack
  • OUT Audio Line: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • OUT Audio Headphone: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • IN Audio XLR MIC/LINE: Yes, 2 times supports LINE and MIC Level with +48V
  • IN Audio AUX: Yes, 1 times 3.5mm mini jack
  • Build in Microphones: Yes, Stereo MIC
  • Wired remote IN: Yes, serial LANC 2.5mm mini jack
  • USB HOST: Yes
  • USB Data Exchange (Storage): Yes


  • Operation Panel Type: LCD
  • Operation Panel Resolution: 920K
  • Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch: 3.5
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type: LCOS
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution: 1,56M
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch: 0.24

Power and Enviroment Spec´s

  • Power AC: Yes, DV12V(AC Adapter)
  • Power DC: Yes, 12 Volt, Battery 7,4V
  • Battery types: SSL-JVC50 / SSL-JVC75 IDX
  • Power consumption: Approximate 7,9W with VF in 4K REC mode, default settings
  • Operation Temperature in Celsius degrees: 0 to 40
  • Storage Temperature in Celsius degrees: -20 to 50
  • Operation Humidity in %: 30 to 80
  • Storage Humidity under %: 85

Mechanical Informations

  • Weight in kg: 1,6 include battery
  • Measurements (WxHxD) in mm: W 149 x H 191 x D 307
  • Handle removable: Yes
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In the Box

  • JVC 4KCAM Camera
  • Battery 1 SSL-JVC50
  • AC/DC adapter
  • Handle unit with Professional Audio XLR support
  • Instructions
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