JVC GY-HM890U ProHD Shoulder Camcorder with Fujinon 20x Lens


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Be first On-air and first On-line with JVC's new GY-HM890U. This advanced 3-CMOS camera delivers pristine HD images to solid state memory while streaming via Wi-Fi or a plug-in LTE modem. 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 fiber and multicore studio options. It's the most feature-rich HD camera JVC has ever offered.

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F11 Sensitivity
  • Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options
  • Fujinon 20x Optical Zoom Lens with AF/OIS included
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
  • Multiple File Formats for Native Workflows
    - XDCAM EXâ„¢ (.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
  • HD/SD-SDI external input for recording and streaming (pool feed)
  • 4-Channel Audio System
  • Full complement of Fiber or Multicore studio accessories

  • Secure FTP File Transfer from Shooting Location
  • Tablet or Smartphone Camera Control and monitoring
  • Metadata Editing via Network
  • Advanced Streaming and Cloud Services
  • Delivers reliable HD streams without a backpack or microwave link
    - Compatible with ProHD Broadcaster powered by Zixi
    - Single modem (unbonded) plugs directly into camera
    - Camera processor optimizes stream bandwidth
    - Advanced content-aware error correction (up to 30% packet loss)
    - Streamconfidence provides stream and LTE status in VF



    DC 12V (10.5V-17V)

    Power consumption:

    Approx. 28W (Camera body with provided lens and LCD/VF ON, single recording mode, default settings)


    Approx. 4.0kg (8.9lbs.) (without battery)
    Approx. 4.8kg (10.6 lbs.) (including battery)

    Operating temperature:

    0ËšC to 40ËšC (32ËšF to 104ËšF)

    Operating humidity:

    35% to 80%

    Storage temperature:

    -20ËšC to 50ËšC (14ËšF to 122ËšF)

    Storage humidity:

    Under 85%


    Image sensor:

    1/3” 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS

    Synchronizing system:

    Internal/external synchronization


    Optical image stabilizer


    Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 20x (interchangeable) f=4.1-82mm (35mm conversion:29 to 580mm)

    Shutter speed:

    1/4 to 1/10000

    Filter diameter:



    -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


    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:

    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


    φ3.5mm mini jack x 2

    Genlock input:

    BNC x 1

    Time code input/output:

    BNC x each 1


    DIN 6-pin x 1/φ2.5mm mini jack x 1


    HOST x 1 (Network connection)/DEVICE x 1 (Mass storage)

    DC input:

    XLR 4-pin x1

    Provided Accessories

    Microphone x 1