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In this illustration, the supplied viewfinder is attached to the GY-HC900CHU/GY-HC900CHE.
Viewfinder is not supplied for GY-HC900STU and GY-HC900RCHE.
The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for further improvement without prior notice.
Please check the latest version of the INSTRUCTIONS from the following Mobile User Guide.
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Mobile User Guide
When you are outside, you can refer to the instructions from your Android phone or iPhone.
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For Customer Use:
Enter below the Serial No. which is located
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Model No.
Serial No.
IM 1.00
This manual provides a brief explanation on
operating this camera recorder. For detailed
operation methods and camera settings,
please refer to the following Mobile User Guide.
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Thank you for purchasing this product.
Before operating this unit, please read the instructions
carefully to ensure the best possible performance.
In this manual, each model number is described
without the last letter (U/E) which means the shipping
(U: for USA and Canada, E: for Europe)
Only "U" models (GY-HC900CHU/GY-HC900STU)
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  • Page 1 Mobile User Guide. In this illustration, the supplied viewfinder is attached to the GY-HC900CHU/GY-HC900CHE. Viewfinder is not supplied for GY-HC900STU and GY-HC900RCHE. The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for further improvement without prior notice.
  • Page 2 FOR USA These are general IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS and certain items may not apply to all appliances. IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with dry cloth. Do not block any ventilation openings.
  • Page 3 POUR LES ÉTATS-UNIS Ces informations sont des INFORMATIONS IMPORTANTES RELATIVES À LA SÉCURITÉ et certains points peuvent ne pas s’appliquer à tous les appareils. INFORMATIONS IMPORTANTES RELATIVES À LA SÉCURITÉ Lire ces instructions. Conserver ces instructions. Tenir compte de tous les avertissements. Respecter toutes les instructions.
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

  • Page 5 Changes or modifications not Des changements ou modifications approved by JVC could void the non approuvés par JVC peuvent user’s authority to operate the annuler le droit de l’utilisateur de faire equipment. This equipment has been fonctionner l’appareil.
  • Page 6 CAUTION: Attention: The mains plug shall remain readily La prise secteur doit être opérationnelle. operable. Débranchez immédiatement la fiche Remove the mains plug immediately if secteur si le caméscope ne fonctionne the camera functions abnormally. pas normalement. WARNING: Avertissement: The battery pack, the camera with Évitez d’exposer la batterie, le battery installed, and the remote control caméscope avec la batterie insérée ou la...
  • Page 7 When the equipment is installed in a Si le matériel est installé dans un coffret cabinet or on a shelf, make sure that it ou sur une étagère, s’assurer qu’il y a un has sufficient space on all sides to allow espace suffisant sur tous les côtés pour for ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16") or more permettre la ventilation (10 cm (3-15/16")
  • Page 8 For GY-HC900RCHE WARNING IMPORTANT (for owners in the U.K.) Operation of this equipment in a Connection to the mains supply in residential environment could cause the United Kingdom. radio interference. DO NOT cut off the mains plug from this equipment. CAUTION: If the plug fitted is not suitable for the Where there are strong electromagnetic...
  • Page 9 The full text of the EU declaration of Amsterdamseweg 37, 1422 AC Uithoorn, conformity is available at the following NEDERLAND internet address: Hiermit erklärt die , JVC KENWOOD Manufacturer Corporation, dass der Funkanlagentyp GY-HC900CHE der Richtlinie 3-12, Moriya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, 2014/53/EU entspricht.
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Verifying the Accessories ........ 10 : Indicates the reference page Names of Parts ..........11 numbers and reference items. : Feature available on GY-HC900CHU Preparations only. Settings and Adjustments Before Use ..... 14 : Feature available on GY-HC900CHE only.
  • Page 11: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts L Slide Cover (For [USER6]/[USER7] Button) H I J M [USER6] Button A Speaker N [USER7] Button B Viewfinder Left-Right Position Lock Ring O Back Tally Lamp (Handle) C Cable Clamp P [TALLY] Switch D [ND FILTER] Switch Q Wireless LAN Antenna Terminal u v E [REC] Button R SD Card Cover Knob...
  • Page 12 Side Control Panel S [TC DISPLAY] TC/UB Display Switch T [TC GEN] Time Code Generator Switch U [TC PRESET] Button V [B.LIGHT] Button W [CAM/MEDIA] Button X Cross-shaped (JKHI)/[STATUS/SET] Button Y [ACCESS] Lamp AUDIO INPUT PRESET Z [CANCEL/RESET] Button F-RUN R-RUN REGEN a [MENU/THUMB] Button...
  • Page 13 Rear Terminal Electronic Viewfinder u v A Microphone Holder Lock Knob A Back Tally Lamp (Rear) B Microphone Holder B [AUDIO INPUT1/2] Switch C Front Tally Lamp C [12V y 1.8A] DC OUT terminal (Rear) D Eyepiece Focus Ring E Electronic Viewfinder D [PHONE] Terminal (Φ3.5 mm) F Eyepiece E [DC INPUT] Terminal...
  • Page 14: Settings And Adjustments Before Use

    Settings and Adjustments Attaching the Viewfinder u v Before Use Viewfinder Front-Back Attaching the Lens (Sold Separately) Position Lock Ring This camera recorder can be attached with a B4 mount lens. Caution : Check that the camera recorder is turned off before attaching the lens.
  • Page 15 Attaching the Microphone (Sold Attaching the Video Light (Sold Separately) u v Separately) Video lights or accessories can be attached to the You can attach a separately sold microphone to the accessory shoe of this camera recorder. microphone holder. The accessory shoe is of the 1/4-inch screw type. The microphone that is sold separately uses a To make use of a slide shoe, attach the supplied phantom power supply.
  • Page 16 Attaching the Wireless LAN Antennas Attaching the Tripod (Sold Separately) Mount this camera recorder after attaching the KA-551U tripod base unit to the tripod. Attach the wireless LAN antenna by turning it in the To prevent the camera recorder from falling off, clockwise direction.
  • Page 17: Power Supply

    Power Supply 1 Connect the DC cable of the AC adapter to the [DC INPUT] terminal of the camera recorder. To use this camera recorder, you can attach a Check that the power of this unit and that of the battery pack or connect an AC adapter to it.
  • Page 18 Attaching/Detaching the Battery (U Model) Using a Battery Pack Use the Dionic HC or Digital 150 (Anton/Bauer) Recommended Batteries battery. U model : Dionic HC, Digital 150 (Anton/Bauer) 1 Align the battery guide pins (x3) with the E model : E-HL9, DUO-150 (IDX) battery adapter guide hole, and insert them * Models with an E suffix are for the European directly.
  • Page 19 Attaching/Detaching the Battery (E Model) Use E-HL9 or DUO-150 from IDX. 1 Attach the battery. Face the terminal downward and attach the V mount of the battery onto the V mount attachment bracket of the camera recorder. 2 Press down the battery until it snaps into place.
  • Page 20: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings 2 Select a language using the cross-shaped button (JK), and press the [STATUS/SET] button (R). When the power is first turned on, the Initial Setting A self-diagnosis screen appears. screen for performing the initial settings in the camera recorder appears. Set the date/time of the built-in clock in the [Date/ Time] screen.
  • Page 21: Adjusting The Back Focus

    Adjusting the Back Focus 4 Press the [STATUS/SET] button (R) after confirming the exit screen. The [Date/Time] screen appears. When the lens is attached for the first time, adjust the back focus of the lens if the focus is not clear For U models when it is zoomed to the telephoto or wide-angle end.
  • Page 22: Sd Card

    SD Card o When [System] B [Record Set] B [Record Format] B [Format] is set to “QuickTime(H. 264)” This camera recorder saves the recorded images Resolution 1920x1080, 1280x720 and audio sound on the SD card (sold separately) in the card slot. Bit Rate 8 GB Usable Cards...
  • Page 23 Formatting (Initializing) SD Cards 5 Formatting starts. When the following cards are inserted, [!FORMAT] appears at the remaining media display area. Format the card using the camera recorder menu. Unformatted SD cards SD cards formatted under different Formatting... specifications Caution : Be sure to format the SD card on this camera recorder.
  • Page 24 Example: QuickTime Clips Recorded to SD Cards Folders in the SD Card A B C G0 0 0 1 Images captured are recorded to the [DCIM] folder. Clip Number A number in automatic Memo : ascending order is assigned in By formatting (initializing) the SD card from the the recording order.
  • Page 25: Shooting

    Basic Shooting Shooting Procedures 1 Configure the video and audio input settings. You have to configure video settings such as Preparations brightness adjustment (iris, gain, shutter) and white balance adjustment in order to start 1 Supply battery or AC adapter power to the shooting.
  • Page 26: Playing Recorded Clips

    Playing Recorded Clips 1 In the thumbnail screen, move the cursor to the clip to be played back. Move the cursor to the clip to be played back To play back clips recorded on SD cards, switch to using the cross-shaped button (JKH I). the Media mode.
  • Page 27: Functions Of Network Connection

    Functions of Network Editing Metadata Planning Metadata Connection You can access the page for editing the camera recorder’s metadata via a web browser on devices such as a smartphone, tablet terminal, The network feature comprises web-browser- or PC, and edit the metadata that is to be applied based functions using devices such as a to clips to be recorded.
  • Page 28: Preparing Network Connection

    Preparing Network Camera Setup for Network Connection Connection 1 Connect using the corresponding method of connection [LAN] Terminal Connect a PC to this camera recorder directly Operating Environment using a cross-over cable or via devices such as an Ethernet hub using a LAN cable. Operation has been verified for the following Built-in Wireless LAN u v environments.
  • Page 29: Connecting To The Network

    Connecting to the Network 1 Configure the connection settings with [USB Wizard]. Select [Network] B [Connection Setup] B [USB Wizard] and configure the settings Connecting to Network via [LAN] according to the instructions on the screen. Terminal Configure the settings for the following 1 Configure the connection settings with according to the type of connection.
  • Page 30: Connecting From A Web Browser

    Connecting from a Web o USB wired LAN connection IP address setting (DHCP or manual) Browser IP Address Subnet mask Default gateway You can access the web functions of this camera DNS Server recorder via a web browser on devices such as a Memo : smartphone, tablet terminal, or PC.
  • Page 31: Menu Screen Hierarchical Chart

    Menu Screen Hierarchical Chart Main Menu... LCD/VF... Camera Function... Shooting Assist... Chroma Aberration Marker Settings... Pixel Mapping Display Type... Shutter Display On/Off... AE Level VF Color AE Speed AE Area LCD Contrast AGC Limit LCD Bright Auto Iris Limit (OPEN) LCD Peaking Auto Iris Limit (CLOSE) Convert to ITU709...
  • Page 32: Basic Operations In Menu Screen

    Basic Operations in Menu A [USER1] Button Adds the selected menu or submenu item to the Screen [Favorites Menu]. B [USER3] Button Pressing the [MENU/THUMB] button displays Resets settings in the [TC Preset] or [UB the menu screen on the LCD monitor and Preset] setting screen.
  • Page 33: Display Screen In Camera Mode

    Display Screen in Camera B Remaining Space on Media Displays the remaining recording time of the SD Mode cards in slot A and slot B separately. : Currently selected slot. (White card) W z : Write-protect switch of SD card is set. When the display setting for [LCD/VF] B [Display : SD card cannot be read or On/Off] is set to “Off”, the corresponding display is...
  • Page 34 C Operation lock G Audio Level Meter The r icon appears during operation lock. Displays the audio levels for CH-1 to CH-4. a appears on the screen when in the Auto Memo : mode. The s icon appears for 3 seconds after operation lock is turned off.
  • Page 35 J Shutter M White Balance Mode The current shutter speed appears on the Displays the current white balance mode. screen. (*****K indicates color temperature) When the camera recorder is switched to the A *****K : When the [WHT BAL B/A/PRST] Full Auto shooting mode using the user switch is set to “A”...
  • Page 36 P Luminance Information U Network Connection Icon Displayed when the Spot Meter function is USB connection or built-in wireless LAN activated. connection u v : Maximum luminance Set [Network] B [Connection Setup] B : Minimum luminance [USB/Int. WLAN] to “On”. u v Q Zebra pattern In the case of connecting to an external network, check the destination in...
  • Page 37 V Time Code (I)/User’s Bit (J) Display X SDI/HDMI Record Trigger Displays the time code (hour: minute: STBY B : When [SDI Rec Trigger] is set to second: frame) or user’s bit data. “Type-A” or “Type-B”, or [HDMI Rec Example of time code display: Trigger] is set to “On”...
  • Page 38: Display Screen In Media Mode

    Display Screen in Media a Live streaming mark When [Network] B [Live Streaming] B [Live Mode Streaming] is set to “On”, the distribution status is displayed. When the display setting for [LCD/VF] B [Display Icon Status On/Off] is set to “Off”, the corresponding display is Distribution in progress (good hidden.
  • Page 39 D Operation Guide H Date/Time Display Displays a guide for the current operation Displays the date/time that is recorded on the buttons. currently played SD card. E Audio Level Meter Memo : Displays the audio levels for CH-1 to CH-4. The date/time display style can be specified in [System] B [Date Style]/[Time Style].
  • Page 40: Status Screen

    Status Screen J Time Code (I)/User’s Bit (J) Display Displays the time code (hour: minute: second: frame) or user’s bit data recorded in This screen allows you to check the current the SD card being played back. settings. Example of time code display: To display the status screen, press the [STATUS/SET] button in the normal screen.
  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Symptom Action Power does not turn on. Is the AC adapter properly connected? Is the battery charged? Is the power turned on immediately after it is turned off? Make sure to wait for an interval of at least 5 seconds before turning on the power again.
  • Page 42 Symptom Action The time is not displayed. The time is only displayed on the display screen in the Camera mode (during shooting). Is [System] B [Record Set] B [Time Stamp] set to “On”? To display the date and time, set it to “Off”. The actual recording time is The recordable time may be shorter depending on the shooting shorter than the estimated...
  • Page 43: Precautions For Proper Use

    Precautions for Proper Drip-proof o This camera recorder has a drip-proof structure equivalent to IPX2 according to our testing method. It is not completely waterproof. And the drip-proof performance under all conditions is not guaranteed. Storage and Usage Locations IPX2 (protection rating against dripping water) o Allowable ambient temperature and humidity ensures that when a device is tilted at an angle Be sure to use this unit within the allowable...
  • Page 44 Rechargeable Battery Lens o The batteries recommended for use with this o This camera recorder is an interchangeable lens camera recorder are as follows. camera. Please have the interchangeable lens U model : Dionic HC, Digital 150 (Anton/ ready before use. Bauer) o Read the “INSTRUCTIONS”...
  • Page 45 o If you format (initialize) the SD card, all data SDHC/SDXC Cards recorded on the card, including video data and o SDHC/SDXC card is referred to as SD card in setup files, will be deleted. this manual. o You are recommended to use cards that are o This camera recorder saves the recorded formatted (initialized) on this camera recorder.
  • Page 46 IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM Content of this manual MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE All rights reserved by JVC KENWOOD HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM Corporation. Unauthorized duplication or o MPEG LA MPEG-2 Patent reprinting of this manual, in whole or in part, is ANY USE OF THIS UNIT IN ANY MANNER strictly prohibited.
  • Page 47: Specifications

    Specifications Item Description [HDMI] output Type A terminal General [VIDEO OUT] Composite Video 1.0 V (p-p), 75 K (unbalanced) terminal (BNC) Item Description [VF] terminal 26-pin Power When using an external power source: DC 11.0 V to 17.0 V [MIC IN] terminal -50 dBu, 4 kK, XLR (balanced), When using a battery: +48 V output (phantom power...
  • Page 48 Camera Section Item Description HD mode (MOV: H.264) Item Description Recording file QuickTime File Format Image pickup 2/3-inch, 2.2 megapixels, format device progressive CMOS x 3 Video Lens Mount 2/3-inch B4 Bayonet mount XHQ 422 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, 50 Mbps system 10-bit (Max) Color separation...
  • Page 49 Dimensional Outline Drawing (Unit: mm) Wireless LAN antenna and viewfinder are not included in GY-HC900STU and GY-HC900RCHE. For U Model (VF MOVE) (137.5) 137.5 (S.PAD MOVE) For E Model (VF MOVE) (137.5) 137.5 (S.PAD MOVE) * The specifications and appearance of this product are subject to changes for further improvement without prior notice.
  • Page 50: Software License Agreement

    Article 4 Right pertaining to the Licensed the “Licensed Software”) provided by Software JVC KENWOOD Corporation (hereinafter the 1. Any and all copyrights and other rights pertaining to “Licensor”) is copyrighted to or sublicensable by the the Licensed Software and related documents shall...
  • Page 51: Important Notice Concerning The Software

    The Software embedded in the Product is composed of several independent software components, and in Information] B [Open Source License]. each of such individual components (hereinafter the “Licensed Software”), a copyright of either JVC KENWOOD Corporation (hereinafter “JKC”) or a third party subsists. Software License Agreement...
  • Page 52 B5A-2748-10 © 2018 JVC KENWOOD Corporation...

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