Shoulder-mount/studio live streaming HD camcorderGY-HM890RCHE


The flexible GY-HM890E three-CMOS HD camera can be used in both ENG mode or in Studio mode, delivering pristine HD images to solid state memory while streaming via optional Wi-Fi or a plugin adapter. 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 fibre and multicore studio options.

Advanced IP 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.


  • Comes without Lens
  • 1/3-inch 12-bit CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • F12 sensitivity
  • Full complement of Fiber or Multicore studio accessories
  • Multiple file formats for native workflows: XDCAM EX (.mp4), Final Cut (.mov), AS-10 (.mxf), AVCHD (.mts), H.264 (.mov)
  • HD/SD-SDI external input for recording and streaming (pool feed)
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC memory card recording (HD+HD, HD+SD, HD+web, etc.)
  • Virtually lossless H.264 50Mbps recording
  • Genlock input and TC input/output
  • 4-channel audio system
  • Advanced streaming and communications capabilities
  • 12 assignable user buttons
  • Compact shoulder design with interchangeable lens options
  • * XDCAM EX is a trademark of Sony Corporation
Technical Specifications

GY-HM890RCHE - Shoulder-mount/studio live streaming HD camcorder

Product Highlights
Modular Design
The GY-HM890 is equipped with multi-pin interface that allows various modules to be attached to the unit without external cabling. The KA-M790 multi-core studio interface module offers a 26-pin interface compatible with cables from JVC and Sony to connect with a camera control unit (CCU.) Power, camera control, intercom, tally and a fully digital HD signal path are available through the RM-HP790 CCU. Other modules include the KA-F790 Remote Fibre Adapter and the KA-AS790 ASI Module. In a studio configuration, the GY-HM890 is easily fitted with the KA-790 sled, a sleek and functional housing that supports a studio viewfinder, teleprompter and large lens if desired. JVC's VF-HP790G is an 8.4-inch high resolution LCD viewfinder with a digital interface to the camera.
High Performance Full HD 1/3-inch CMOS Sensors
At the heart of the GY-HM890 are three 1/3-inch 2.07 effective-megapixel CMOS sensors, each capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution images. Featuring 12 bit read-out, an excellent sensitivity of F12 (50Hz) and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, the devices provide superior precision and color reproduction with minimal aberration. For improved CMOS sensor performance, flash-band compensation is also supported.

Outstanding sensitivity, LoLux function
The GY-HM890 produces outstanding images under a wide range of lighting conditions. Minimum illumination is less than 1 lux: 0.15lx (typical)*. JVC's exclusive LoLux feature permits shooting in adverse lighting conditions. LoLux can be assigned to a USER button, and set in the menu to offer +30dB or +36dB of gain. A convenient gain switch provides default gain values of -6dB, 0dB, +9dB. These switch positions can be adjusted to various gain amounts from -6dB to +24dB. An ALC mode is also available to boost gain values from +6dB to +24dB. Standard sensitivity of the GY-HM850 is measured at F12@2,000 lux.
*(1920 x 1080 mode, F1.6, Lolux mode, 1/30 or 1/25 shutter
Revolutionary FALCONBRID Dual Codec Image Processing Engine
FALCONBRID is JVC's high-speed processor for advanced video applications. Delivering tremendous processing power on a single chip, the on-board FALCONBRID engine processes large amounts of video data at exceptional speeds. Together with this technology, superior image quality has been realised with 2D DNR processing and compensation circuitry for wide dynamic range. The GY-HM890 utilises dual codec FALCONBRID processors that make it possible to record full HD to a memory card, and stream live video to the web simultaneously. The camera is also capable of recording to two memory cards in two resolutions, one in full HD and one in SD, or to a smaller web-friendly file. Depending on connection speed, the smaller files can often be transferred faster than real time for delivery to websites or file-sharing services.

MPEG-2 and AVCHD Recording
The GY-HM890 supports both the popular MPEG-2 Long GOP 35/25/19Mbps format, widely used by television broadcasters, and the highly efficient AVCHD format, which provides compatibility with most affordable editing systems. This means that professionals have unprecedented flexibility to meet production standards through a wide range of workflows. With the revolutionary dual codec, the GY-HM890 also supports simultaneous HD/SD or HD/proxy recording. Also supported is the MPEG-4/AVC H.264 1.2 Mbps SD format.

Ultra and Extreme High Quality Recording Modes
The GY-HM890 is also equipped with the H.264 Extreme High Quality (XHQ) 50Mbps mode for virtually lossless compression, even when recording fast moving objects. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 offers approximately twice the compression efficiency of MPEG2. Its superior motion prediction ensures a smooth and detailed picture with virtually no block noise in rapid action sequences. The XHQ mode is available when recording 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 50i, 30p and 24p. The GY-HM890 further provides the H.264 Ultra High Quality (UHQ) 35Mbps recordi
Dual SDHC/SDXC Card Slots for Maximum Versatility
Dual SDHC/SDXC card slots make the GY-HM850 a truly versatile camcorder, offering such benefits as simultaneous recording and relay recording with reliable and cost-effective media. In relay recording mode, you can shoot continuously and seamlessly over multiple cards. When one card is full, the camcorder switches seamlessly and automatically to the other card. And because cards are hot swappable, there is in effect no limit to the continuous shooting time in any mode, even with lower capacity cards.

It is possible to start editing footage from one card while still shooting to the other. With simultaneous recording, you can easily create backup or duplicate files as you shoot without the need for any external equipment—either for a client copy or simply for peace of mind. Additionally, while the Rec trigger is used to pause and unpause recording on one card, the other card can act as a continuous backup that overrides the pause function.

SDHC/SDXC media offers the best combination of price, availability, capacity, reliability and transfer speed. With no moving parts and no pins or other extrusions, SDHC/SDXC cards are both durable and reliable, and compare favorably with tape on a cost-per-minute basis. * During simultaneous backup recording in HD mode, the duplicate file records in the same file format and bit rate as the original. Backup recording is not available in AVCHD mode.
Network Connectivity for Next-Level Functionality
The GY-HM890 is equipped with a USB 2.0 host connector that supports an optional wired or wireless (Wi-Fi) network adapter, or a broadband 3G/4G USB Stick. Through connection to a LAN, WAN or internet, various wireless communications functions are available:

Wireless remote control (with remote viewing) using smartphone, tablet or PC
Metadata import and editing
Secure FTP file (clip) uploading
Simple streaming (UDP or TCP) to single IP address
Advanced streaming with ARQ/FEC to cloud or physical server
Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) built-in
FTP is a standard network protocol used to transfer recorded clips from the camera to a remote file server, or "cloud." Settings for up to four FTP servers are stored in the camera. Any of the video clips may be transferred individually or in batch mode. Transfer time is determined by the connection speed to the network or internet and by the size of the file(s) to be transferred. For example, a 30 second HD clip recorded at 720p/19Mbps may be transferred in about two minutes using a 4G connection assuming an average upload speed of 5 Mbps. If the clip is recorded in the "web friendly" proxy mode, it may only take a few seconds.

Unwanted information may be trimmed from clips with basic in-camera editing, creating shorter files for transfer. FTP transfers may be performed in the background, allowing the operator to continue shooting without interrupting the workflow. Secure FTP transfers using SFTP or FTPS protocols are possible.

Files watermarked with rich, descriptive metadata
As the GY-HM890 records live footage, metadata optimised for news production is added to the files and is carried throughout the entire workflow from NLE's to playout servers. Metadata may include TITLE (2 data fields), CREATOR, and DESCRIPTION (up to 2047 characters) as well as date, time and location from the camera's built-in GPS receiver.

Importing Metadata
You can download a metadata settings file (XML format) from a remote FTP server and store metadata inthe GY-HM890 for recording onto video clips in the MXF format. Once stored in the camera, metadata is then recorded into the MXF video clips, and will stay with the clips through postproduction, playout and archiving.

Adding Metadata
In addition to downloading, metadata is added in the field using a smartphone, tablet or PC via the camera's web interface. Again, the camera records this information to the MXF video clips.
Advanced Streaming Technology
When the GY-HM890 is equipped with a high speed broadband modem, ENG crews now have a handy, economical means to deliver live field reports without the need for a microwave or satellite truck. Through its use of dual codecs, the camera offers live transmission (streaming) while simultaneously recording HD to a memory card. Transmission at selected resolutions and bitrates is possible independent of the recording mode. The GY-HM890 offers a range of streaming options from basic point-to-point to cloud streaming with advanced error correction.
4-Channel Audio System
The GY-HM890 is equipped with two XLR audio inputs that are switchable between microphone (with phantom power support) and line input, plus stereo AUX inputs. The audio from each of these inputs can be assigned to an independent channel, enabling commentary or narration to be added in the field. Versatile input switching and independent channel assignment allow both mic and line-level sources (such as wireless receivers) to be connected, and phantom power is available on each XLR connector independently. Audio recording levels are controlled automatically or manually, with an audio level meter in the viewfinder and LCD monitor for easy monitoring.
HD/SD-SDI Input (Digital Pool feed)
Digital audio and video signals from another camera or other SDI source can be recorded or streamed by the GY-HM890 thanks to its HD/SD-SDI pool feed input. This is especially useful at press conferences and other venues where the number of cameras allowed is limited. When recording from the SDI input, analog audio inputs are disabled.

Genlock Input and Time Code In/Out
For multi-camera productions, the GY-HM890 provides a genlock input and TC input/output. Time codes can be preset from within the GY-HM850's menu, or can be input from an external time code generator, useful in isocam recording applications. The GY-HM890 can also be used as a master TC generator, providing a time code output for other cameras or audio recorders to synchronize to. When using the KA-F790 fiber transceiver, external time code may be provided from a master generator at the base station and becomes available through the camera's time code output as well as for iso recording onto SDHC cards.
Camera Front-End Specifications
Image Sensor (inch)
1/3 CMOS
Number of Sensors
Mega Pixels
Gain in dB
0 to 24
Sensitivity in F at 2000 Lux
F 12
Synchronization External
Yes, and internal
Shutter speed
1/4 to 1/10000
White Balance modes
FAW, AWA, 3200K, 5600K, Manual
Color Matrix adjustment
Wide Dynamic Range Mode (WDR)
User selected function buttons
Yes, 12
User Customizes Menu
Optical Specifications
Lens mount
Optical Zoom X times
Lens F Number
0 to 0
Lens ratio from / to
4.1mm to 82mm
Lens ratio equivalent to 35mm
0mm to 0mm
Special Auto Focus Features
Filter Diameter in mm
Build in ND Filters
3 Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 plus OPEN
Recording Formats
Media Class
Class 10
Recording slots
MPEG2 / H.264
File Format MOV
File Format MP4
File Format AVCHD
File Format MXF
Video Codec MPEG2 Long GOP
Video Codec AVCHD
Video Codec H264 (SD)
Recording specials
HD+SD / HD+Web
Simultaneous recording on 2 cards
Simultaneous recording in 2 modes
Recording Resolution Formats
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Yes, 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p/60i/50i
Resolution 1440 x 1080
Yes, 60i/50i
Resolution 1280 x720
Yes, 60p/50p/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
Recording Data rate 1
19Mbps(SP), 25Mbps(SP), 35Mbps(HQ)
Recording Data rate 2
5,9,18,24,28Mbps (AVCHD)
Recording Data rate 3
35Mbps (UHQ)
Recording Data rate 4
50Mbps (XHQ)
Recording Data rate 5
8 Mbps (SD)
Recording Data rate 6
5, 3, 0.8 (WEB)
SD Recording
Over / Under Crank
Interval Recording
Pre Rec (retro) recording
Yes, 10 sec.
Clip Trimming
Audio Channels
Audio Recording modes
LPCM 2ch/4ch, 48 kHz/16 bit (MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3 2ch(AVCHD), μ-law 2ch (Web)
Audio Filters
Yes, Wind Cuts, Limiters, Gains
Audio Equalizer
Yes, Graphical
IP Section of the Product
IP Main Connection
USB A Host
IP Connection supports
Ethernet, WIFI - and LTE USB Adapters
IP Features Live-Streaming
IP Features Remote
Yes, via Web-Browser no apps needed
IP Features FTP
IP Features Meta-Data
IP Features IFB (Audio-Return via IP)
Yes, with optional Audio encoder
Live-Streaming Bitrates
0.3,0.8,1.5, 2.5, 3,5,8,12Mbps
Live-Streaming Protocols
Live-Streaming Single cast
Live-Streaming Multicast
Live-Streaming (encoding) for Poolfeed signals
Live-Streaming reconnect
Live-Streaming and simultaneous REC
Live-Streaming Pre-sets of destinations
FTP Protocol formats
FTP upload during REC
FTP servers presets
Meta-Data presets of servers
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
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)
Ethernet Dongle 5
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.
IN-OUT´s Connections
Yes, 3G
OUT HDSDI Format max.
1080/60p,50p 8 Bit 4:2:2 EE
OUT HDMI Format max.
1920x1080 60/50p 8 Bit 4:2:2
OUT Audio Line
Yes, 2 times RCA
OUT Audio Headphone
Yes, 2 times 3.5mm mini jack
IN Poolfeed HDSDI
Yes, 1.5 Gbit HDSDI
IN Genlock
Yes, 2 times +48V MIC/LINE
IN Audio AUX
Yes, 3.5mm Stereo mini jack
External Lens connector
Yes, 12 pin standard
Time code IN/OUT
Wired remote IN
Yes, 2.5mm mini jack LANC
Wired remote IN
Yes, 6 Pin DIN
USB Data Exchange (Storage)
System Connector
Yes, 68 Pin
EVF Connector
Yes, for VF-P EVF´s
Operation Panel Type
Operation Panel Resolution
Operation Panel Size diagonal in inch
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Type
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Resolution
1,22 Mp
Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) Size diagonal in inch
Special Indications
Histogram and expanded focus
Power and Enviroment Spec´s
Power AC
Yes, over option AC/DC Adapter
Power DC
Yes, 12V Headroom (10.5V-17V) over V Mount or 4 Pin DC XLR
Battery types
IDX V Mount
Power consumption
Approximate 28W (Camera body with provided lens and LCD/VF On single recording mode, default settings)
Operation Temperature in Celsius degrees
0 to 40
Storage Temperature in Celsius degrees
-20 to 50
Operation Humidity in %
35 to 80
Storage Humidity under %
Mechanical Informations
Weight in kg
4,8 include battery
Measurements (WxHxD) in mm
W 231 x H 243 x D 419
Measurements additional notes
Without Studio Adapter
Include Package
Yes, Clip Manager
Additional s
Yes, Fujinon Lens, Anti reflective film, Microphone, not include camera tripod plate KA-551
General Editing Note
Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate .E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.