JVC GY-HC500U 4K Pro Camcorder with M.2 SSD Media Adapter Kit


  • ” CMOS Sensor, 20x Optical Zoom
  • M.2 SSD Media Adapter Caddy
  • Record up to UHD 4K60, Proxy Recording
  • ProRes, MOV, MP4 Recording, IP Streaming
  • Live Stream HD While Recording 4K
  • HDR via HLG or J-Log1 (10-Bit)
  • LCOS Quad VGA EVF, LCD Viewfinder


$2,599.00 $3,399.00

Capture up to UHD 4K high-resolution video with multiple recording and streaming options using this GY-HC500U 4K Pro Camcorder with M.2 SSD Media Adapter Kit from JVC. The kit includes the GY-HC500U 4K Pro camcorder and the M.2 SSD media adapter. The camcorder features a 1″ CMOS sensor, 20x optical zoom, 40x digital zoom, live streaming up to HD video, and recording up to UHD 4K60 video.

The M.2 SSD media adapter fits into the camera’s expansion slot and allows you to record onto a separately available M.2 SSD, so you can record up to 10-bit 4:2:2 UHD 4K60 video to an external drive while the camera’s internal dual SD card slots allow you to record up to UHD 4K30. The caddy connects to a computer using a USB interface to offload your video for editing.

Read more below about the items in this kit.

JVC GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder

JVC’s GY-HC500U Handheld Connected Cam 1″ 4K Professional Camcorder is a UHD 4K camcorder that shoots in both NTSC and PAL compatible frame rates and is designed to seamlessly work with both a traditional as well as IP workflows. It features a 1″ CMOS sensor and an integrated 20x optical zoom lens, while the camera can create a 40x digital zoom. The camera can capture in UHD, HD, SD, and you can record SD as proxy, recording up to 30p to the built-in media card slots or 60/50p to an optional SSD. The camera supports HDR by recording in HLG or JLog1 (10-bit).

The camera captures in various flavors of ProRes as well as MP4, and it is capable of streaming HD over IP via wired connection. The integrated 20x zoom lens features three manual control rings for iris, focus, and zoom. The EVF features LCOS technology and over 1.2 million dots of resolution, while the built-in flip-out LCD viewfinder is just under 4″ diagonally. The camera can live stream HD while recording 4K and outputting 4K via the HDMI output. It features IFB and return video over IP as well as auto FTP so your video files transfer automatically. It has 2 x SDHC/SDXC card slots and features a slot for an optional SSD for capturing UHD at 60/50p.

10-bit ProRes 422 at 4K resolution and 50/60p frame rates and recording to M.2 SSD (requires optional caddy)
4K UHD 30/25/24p 4:2:0 8-bit recording to SDHC/SDXC card
HDR recording, HLG or J-Log1 (10-bit)
1″ (effective) CMOS sensor with high picture quality, F11 Sensitivity
3-ring 4K lens with 20x optical zoom (f=28-560mm, 35mm equivalent), 40x lossless dynamic zoom
4″ high-resolution LCD monitor, LCOS Quad VGA viewfinder
XLR audio connectors

Live Streaming

  • High performance 1080 60/50p live streaming (4K Rec + HD streaming + 4K HDMI output)
  • Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) QoS for reliable, quality streaming (v0110)
  • Facebook Live streaming with secure RTMPS protocol (v0110)
  • Low latency and high-quality streaming up to 20 Mb/s
  • LAN terminal (Streaming/IFB/Remote) in addition to USB host (v3.0)
  • HEVC/H.265 encoding for streaming with 50% reduction in bit rate or contribution quality
  • 4:2:2 10-bit streaming at up to 24 Mb/s (via optonal KA-EN200G)
  • Return over IP (Return video and IFB)
  • Auto FTP to upload native video clips automatically

JVC M.2 SSD Media Adapter Caddy for GY-HC500/550 Camcorders

Use this M.2 SSD Media Adapter Caddy from JVC to record up to UHD 4K 60/50p, 10-bit ProRes 422 video on your GY-HC500 or GY-HC550 Connected Cam camcorder. This caddy accepts an M.2 SSD which allows the camera to record higher-resolution video compared to a maximum UHD 4K 30/25p using an SDHC/SDXC card. It installs into the built-in SSD expansion slot on the Connected Cam. The M.2 SSD media is not included with the adapter caddy. To offload your media to a computer, connect the caddy via its USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 interface.


The caddy inserts into the SSD expansion slot on a GY-HC500 or GY-HC550 camera. Connect the caddy to a computer using the USB 3.0/3.1 interface. USB 3.1 Gen 1 features a maximum throughput of 5 Gb/s. USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0 are synonymous.

Recommended Drives

2TB Western Digital WDS200T2B0B M.2 SSD
1TB Western Digital WDS100T2B0B M.2 SSD
500GB Western Digital WDS500G2B0B M.2 SSD
250GB Western Digital WDS250G2B0B M.2 SSD

Estimated Recording Times

ProRes 422LT:
500GB: 70 minutes
1TB: 140 minutes
2TB: 280 minutes

ProRes 422:
500GB: 50 minutes
1TB: 100 minutes
2TB: 200 minutes

ProRes 422HQ:
500GB: 32 minutes
1TB: 64 minutes
2TB: 120 minutes

Image Sensor 1-Chip 1″ CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution Effective: 9.35 Megapixel
Sensitivity f/11 at 2000 lux 89% Reflectance
Focal Length 9.4 to 188.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 28 to 560mm
Optical Zoom Ratio 20x
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 to 4.5
Filter Size 82 mm
Control Rings Focus
Focus Control Autofocus
Manual Focus
Shutter Speed 1/6 to 1/10,000 sec
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Built-In Microphone Type Stereo
Media/Memory Card Slot Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) [U3/V30 or Faster Recommended]
Recording Modes ProRes 422HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps
ProRes 422 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps
ProRes 422LT 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p up to 50/60 fps
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (150 Mb/s)
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 24/25/30 fps (70 Mb/s)
H.264 4:2:2 10-Bit:
1920 x 1080p (8 to 50 Mb/s)
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit:
1280 x 720p (8 to 50 Mb/s)
720 x 480p (8 Mb/s)
960 x 540p (1.2 to 3 Mb/s)
480 x 270p (1.2 to 3 Mb/s)
Audio Recording MOV:
IP Streaming MPEG2, RTMP, RTP, RTSP, UDP, TCP: 640 x 360 to 1920 x 1080 at 50p, 59.94p (0.3 to 20.00 Mb/s)
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
1 x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) TRRS A/V (Composite) Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x 2.5 mm
1 x RCA Timecode
1 x USB (Unspecified Type) LAN Data
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x 2.5 mm Control
Size 3.97″
EVF Display Type LCOS
Screen Size .4″
EVF Resolution 1280 x 960 (1,228,800 Dots)
Battery Type JVC BN-VC296G
Power Connectors 1 x Barrel (12 VDC) Input
Accessory Mount 1 x Cold Shoe Mount
Dimensions 7.68 x 9.06 x 17.52″ / 195 x 230 x 445 mm
Weight 7.94 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.3 x 12.3 x 12.1″

JVC M.2 SSD Media Adapter Caddy for GY-HC500/550 Camcorders Specs

Camera Compatibility JVC GY-HC500/550 Camcorders
Media Compatibility M.2 SSD
Interface USB 3.0/3.1 Gen. 1
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F / 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4°F to 122°F / -20°C to 50°C
Dimensions 3.5 x 0.4 x 1.7″ / 88 x 9 x 44 mm
Weight 1.8 oz / 50 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 4.4 x 1.8″

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