JVC unveils GY-HM200SP Streaming Camcorder with Built-In Score Overlay

WAYNE, NJ (Dec. 14, 2015) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, will introduce the GY-HM200SP 4KCAM camcorder with embedded score panel graphics next week at the 2015 SVG Summit in New York City. Designed to enhance single-camera local sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG and production switcher.

The GY-HM200SP can receive score information directly from a mobile device connected wirelessly to the camera using an intuitive GUI. It will also be possible for the camera to interface directly to the sports venue’s own scoreboard controller through a wired or wireless interface. The camera includes basic layouts to cover a wide variety of sports, but JVC will also be able to customize the overlay with the names and logos of teams.

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“Not every school has access to a multi-camera mobile production system with a dedicated CG for covering all their sporting events,” explained Ian Scott, vice president, Professional Video Division. “The new GY-HM200SP makes it easy for one person to shoot the game, insert graphics, record, and stream the production live – all directly from the camera. For schools with limited equipment and personnel resources, this new camera provides an innovative and affordable solution for producing professional-quality, single-camera sports coverage.”

Beyond its built-in graphics overlay, the GY-HM200SP includes all the professional features of the GY-HM200. It has a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS imager and integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The camera records 4K Ultra HD, 4:2:2 Full HD (50 Mbps), and SD footage, and a new 70 Mbps mode records 4K footage in smaller, more manageable files on economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the GY-HM200SP to the ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi, Wowza Streaming Engine, other hardware decoders, and content delivery networks (CDNs) like Ustream and YouTube. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs with built-in phantom power that are mic/line switchable, an integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

With an MSRP of $2,795, the GY-HM200SP will ship in January 2016.

Firmware Update adds Full-Screen Graphics to JVC GY-HM200SP and GY-HM200HW Cameras

WAYNE, NJ (August 1, 2017) – JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced a free firmware upgrade for its 4KCAM GY HM200SP sports production camcorder and GY-HM200HW house of worship camcorder that allows full-screen graphic overlays. Designed for enhanced single-camera productions, both cameras already feature on-board customized, lower-third titling solutions for recorded or streamed HD video output that does not require the use of an external CG or production switcher.

Users can add up to 50 .JPG or .PNG graphics via an SD card and store them in the camera. Graphics can be advanced manually or presented as a slideshow. A graphics loop is activated using the camera’s web interface, with slideshow timing allowing up to 99 seconds per graphic (0 = manual advance) set by the user.

With the new full-screen graphics, GY-HM200SP users can create slideshows that present advertising during halftime or other extended breaks in the action. For worship applications, graphics can display scripture readings or lyrics, with the operator manually advancing graphics as the service progresses.

Graphics can be produced with PowerPoint or any photo editing software and saved as a series of .PNG files with alpha (transparency) channel, which provides the most flexibility for creating overlays. For example, full-screen graphics can be used concurrently with the GY-HM200SP’s score panel graphics, allowing advertising or promotional banners to be placed on the screen throughout a game. Full-screen graphics are saved at 960×540 and upscaled to 1920×1080.

The firmware upgrade also adds hockey and soccer-specific scoring for the GY-HM200SP and the ability to position score overlays in various screen positions. An earlier firmware upgrade released in January added baseball and basketball overlays, as well as the ability to upload team logos and custom characters.

Beyond integrated graphics, the GY-HM200SP and GY-HM200HW offer all the professional features of the GY-HM200, including a 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS imager, integrated 12x zoom lens with optical image stabilizer, and 24x dynamic zoom in HD mode. The cameras record 4K, HD, and SD footage in a variety of file formats to economical Class 10 SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The built-in HD streaming engine with Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity provides live access to CDNs like JVC VIDEOCLOUD, Facebook Live, and YouTube. Other features include dual XLR audio inputs, integrated handle with hot shoe and dedicated microphone mount, and SDI and HDMI video outputs.

ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL VIDEO

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video equipment, as well as D-ILA front projection systems. For more information, visit JVC’s website at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582 5825.

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