The GY-HM850U from JVC is an affordable and high-performance ProHD shoulder CamCorder. There are wide ranges of features which can be categorized in Unsurpassed Image Quality, Advanced Processing Engine, Flexible File-Based Workflow, and Advanced Communications Capabilities. Apart from that, there are also Unsurpassed Versatility, Reliable Connectivity, User-Friendly Function and Best Supporting Software.
Specifically, the Unsurpassed Image Quality of this GY-HM850U offers High-Performance Full-HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors which give easiness in capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. In addition, there is the newly-developed 20x Fujinon Auto Focus Zoom Lens with manual functions. In the meantime, the Advanced Processing Engine gives users the revolutionary FALCONBRID™ dual codec image processing engine. As for the Flexible File-Based Workflow, offers multiple file formats for native workflows feature which means users can record HD or SD footage directly in ready-to-edit QuickTime™ MOV files as well as the native file format of Apple's Final Cut Pro™. With the Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots, users can process relay and simultaneous recording.
In depth, the GY-HM850U also keep some best features on the Advanced Communication Capabilities, which consist of USB 2.0 host connector for Network Connectivity for the Next-Level Functionality that support the optional wired or Wi-Fi network or even 3G/4G broadband stick. Also, users can control via the Wireless remote-control. Other versatilities that can be found include High-resolution LCOS viewfinder. In other words, the 16:9 image is crisper and with extra detail compared to the conventional LCD viewfinders, also with higher vertical resolution and superior RGB color separation. When it comes to the audio aspect, there are the 4-Channels Audio System which consists of two XLR audio inputs that are switchable between microphone (with phantom power support) and line input, plus stereo AUX inputs.
Not to be left out, the GY-HM850U provides good connectivity options which capable of having simultaneous HD/SD-SDI connections, HDMI Output and Genlock Input as well as the Time Code In/Out. From the User-Friendly Functions, this device is supported with two types of wired remote control units for operating the camcorder remotely. For users who want to manage their MP4 clips from the computer can be easily done via the JVC ProHD Clip Manager. With this tool, for just a few clicks of the mouse, users can copy, delete or move the clips, and even edit the clip metadata.