JVC GY-HM790E 3CCD ProHD Compact Shoulder Mount ENG/Studio Camcorder

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As ever, stunning definition up to full HD is achieved with the high-performance Dynamic Digital Signal Processor. The proprietary MPEG2 codec delivers full HD 1920 x 1080 compression up to 35 Mbps while industry-standard SD recording is also made possible. The on-board twin SDHC card slots ensure seamless continuous shooting with automatic card switching, and the optional KA-MR100G can be used for simultaneous recording to high-speed SxS media. With the genlock input and simple wiring of the 68-pin multi-connector interface, a number of configurations are now possible, while existing 26-pin control cables can be used. Other key features include andinterchangeable 14x HD lens from Canon, a three 1/3-inch progressive CCD design with Triplex Offset, uncompressed Linear PCM audio recording, a 16:9 high-resolution LCOS viewfinder, and a large 4.3-inch LCD monitor with easy-to-use GUI navigation.


Main Features

  • Compact shoulder mount
  • Native file recording 
  • ENG/Studio applications 
  • QuickTime™ MOV / XDCAM EX™ compatible MP4 / AVI file format 
  • Twin SDHC card slots with seamless continuous recording 
  • Double media hybrid recording onto SDHC and SxS (optional) 
  • JVC ProHD Clip Manager
  • ProHD Log and Transfer Plug-in 
  • 1080p Dynamic Digital Signal Processor (DDSP)
  • 35 Mbps MPEG2 encoding
  • Uncompressed audio recording with full manual control
  • 14x Canon HD lens 
  • Three 1/3-inch progressive CCD design with Triplex Offset
  • 1.22 Megapixel LCOS Viewfinder
  • Focus assist function 
  • 4.3-inch LCD monitor 
  • GUI 
  • Shooter-friendly controls and layout
  • Pre rec mode
  • Spot exposure meter 
  • Variable frame rate recording (over crank, under crank) 
  • Genlock input and time code input/output 
  • SDI (HD, downconverted SD or SD) and IEEE1394 (HD or SD)output 

HD/SD ENG System



 Photo courtesy of Newport Television 

Performance and Maneuverability in a Standalone Camcorder Featuring dual media hybrid recording, the GY-HM790E covers everything from Full HD to industry-standard SD recording, supporting a range of formats natively including MOV, MP4 and AVI, for broadcast quality performance in any news-gathering situation. 

HD/SD EFP System


 Photo courtesy of Miami Dolphins 

Expansion Capability for Multi-camera Recording

The capability of image capture using multi-camera operations is made possible. In addition, with the Telecast Copper Head, it's possible to expand your production over an even greater distance.



Photo courtesy of Waterman Broadcasting Corp.

Flexible Configuration for Studio-based Program Production

Create a highly robust studio camera setup by attaching the dedicated sled to your studio pedestal, complemented by JVC's high-resolution VF-HP790G HD Viewfinder and teleprompter. To lower integration cost, existing 26-pin control cables can be used to connect studio essentials, such as remote control units.

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DC 12V (11-17V)

Power consumption

Approx. 27W (Recording mode with standard lens and LCD monitor in use)


Approx. 3.7kg (GY-HM790E-CHE) / Approx. 3.9kg (GY-HM790E/CHE)
(Including lens, viewfinder, microphone, battery)

Operating temperature

0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)

Storage temperature

-20? to 60? (-4°F to 140°F)

Operating humidity

30% to 80% RH

Storage humidity

Under 85%


Image sensor

1/3" Progressive scan 3CCD


Canon F1.6, 14x, f=4.4-61.6mm (35mm conversion:32 to 448mm)

Lens mount

1/3" bayonet system

Filter diameter


Shutter speed

1/6 to 1/10000, EEI


0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, ALC

ND filter

OFF, +1/4 ND, +1/16 ND

Minimum illumination

1.25lx (typical) (1920x1080 mode, F1.4, +18dB, with 8-frame accumulation)

Synchronizing system

Internal sync: buit-in SSG / External sync: BB, VBS signal or HD tri-sync signal

LCD display

4.3” LCD, 800 x 480 (WVGA, 410,000 pixels)


0.45” LCOS, 1,226,000 pixels (852 x 480 x 3)


Recording media

SDHC memory card (Class 6 or Class 10), 2 slots

Video recording

Video codec: MPEG-2 Long GOP
File Format: Quick time format for Final Cut Pro/mp4 file format Note*1


HD Recording mode

HQ mode: VBR, 35Mbps (1920 x 1080i 50/60, p24/25/30) MPEG-2 MP@HL

SP mode: CBR, 25Mbps (1440 x 1080i 50/60) / 19Mbps (1280 x 720p 24/25/30)MPEG-2 MP@H-14;
19Mbps (1280 x 720p 50/60) MPEG-2 MP@HL

SD Recording mode

DV compression 4:1:1(NTSC: GY-HM790U/CHU only)/4:2:0(PAL: GY-HM790E/CHE), 8-bit, 25Mbps

Video Frame Rate

NTSC setting HD HQ mode:

1920x1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440x1080/59.94i (MOV only), 1280x720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p

HD SP mode: 1440x1080/59.94i, 1280x720/59.94p 29.97p, 23.98p

NTSC SD mode: 480/59.94i (GY-HM790U/CHU only)

PAL setting HD HQ mode: 1920x1080/50i, 25p, 1440x1080/50i (MOV only), 1280x720/50p, 25p

HD SP mode: 1440x1080/50i, 1280x720/50p, 25p

PAL SD mode: 576/50i (GY-HM790E/CHE only)

HD HQ 720p mode - NTSC setting: 10/12/15/20/24/30/40/48/60fps / PAL setting: 10/12.5/20/25/40/50 fps

Audio recording

HD: Linear PCM 2ch, 48 kHz / 16 bit, SD: Linear PCM 2ch, 48 kHz / 16 bit or 4ch, 32 kHz / 12 bit


Video output

Analog Composite output (downconverted 480i or 576i, 4:3/16:9): 1.0V (p-p), 75-ohms, BNC (unbalanced; switchable from analog component Y output)

Analog Component output (downconverted 480i or 576i; 720p /1080i) : BNC x3 (unbalanced)

Y: 1.0V (p-p), 75-ohms Pb, & Pr: 0.7V (p-p) 75-ohms

SDI output (downconverted 480i or 576i / 720p /1080i: embedded audio) BNC (unbalanced)

HD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 292M / SD-SDI: Compliant with SMPTE 259M

Video input

Analog Composite input: 1.0V (p-p), 75-ohms, BNC (unbalanced: switchable from Genlock Input) (GY-HM790U / HM790CHU only)

Genlock input

1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms, BNC (unbalanced)

Audio input

[MIC] -60 dBu, 3k-ohms, XLR (balanced), +48V output (phantom power supply)
[LINE] +4 dBu, 10k-ohms, XLR (balanced)

Audio output

-8±1 dBu (audio signal process output at +20 dB), 1k-ohms, RCA X 2 (unbalanced)


φ3.5mm mini jack (stereo) x2

Time-code input

0±6 dBs, high impedance, unbalanced (BNC; switchable from component B-Y output)

Time-code output

0±6 dBs, low impedance, unbalanced (BNC; switchable from component R-Y output)

IEEE1394 output

4 pin

Remote connector

DIN 6 pin


Mini USB-B type, USB2.0, mini B, slave function (mass storage class) only


Microphone x1

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