New JVC GY-HM200SP Streaming Camcorder For Sports Shooters

JVC just announced their latest 4K camera called the GY-HM200SP streaming camcorder. Officially aimed at sports shooters covering live sporting events, the new camera features UHD recording at 150Mbps in 24 and 30p as well as 1080p 4:2:2 at 50Mbps amongst many other new and exciting features. The new model is based on the GY-HM200 portable form factor, and also ports some of its features and recording facilities. The new GY-HM200SP has a 70mbps 4K recording mode for Class 10 SD cards and a graphic generator, forming an all-in-one solution for recording and streaming sporting events without the aid of external studio hardware.


JVC GY-HM200SP Features

  • 4K Ultra HD (3840×2160) recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC (UHS-I U3) cards
  • 4:2:2 Full HD (24-60p) recording at 50 Mbps
  • 3G-SDI and HDMI outputs (Live 4K output via HDMI only)
  • 2 position ND filter (1/4, 1/16)
  • 2-channel XLR audio inputs with phantom power
  • Built-in stereo microphone
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC slots enable dual, backup, and continuous recording
  • Advanced JVC streaming engine compatible with USTREAM, Wowza Streaming Engine, and Zixi
  • IP network remote control, remote viewing, metadata editing, FTP clips (with optional network connection and adapter)
  • 3.5-inch colour LCD display (920K pixel)
  • 0.24-inch colour viewfinder (1.56M pixel)
  • Smart focus assist function on LCD and viewfinder
  • Wired remote control supported
  • 9 user button assignable functions
  • Includes handle unit, SSL-JVC50 7.4V battery, and AC adapter

Some of the rather unique features incorporated in the new GY-HM200SP is the ability to overlay professional-looking sports scores. Score and other pertinent information can be transmitted to the camera wirelessly via a mobile app with an intuitive GUI or, with a future firmware update, through a wired or wireless scoreboard controller interface. Another future update will activate customizable overlays to fit the sport.

According to our friends at B&H, there will be built-in templates for football, soccer, volleyball, hockey, and more. Team logos and names will also be a customizable option.

JVC GYHM200SP Live Streaming Camcorder

A separately available 4G LTE cellular modem (shown in the pic above) allows the GY-HM200SP to broadcast HD-resolution footage live to streaming services including Ustream and YouTube, or to the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, Wowza Streaming Engine, and other hardware decoders.

The GY-HM200SP is rather significant achievement in cost savings as it comes in at $2,795 as it eliminated the need for a large production equipment and a bulky broadcast setup that we’ve come to expect and see on football games. These would still exist for large scale productions, but for high schools or universities – the new HM200SP looks like the perfect sports solution. The new camera is expected to ship in mid January 2016.

Pre-order Links:

JVC GY-HM200SP Streaming Camcorder – $2,795

JVC GY-HM200 4KCAM Compact Handheld Camcorder – $1,995

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