Go LIVE from anywhere with a JVC GY-HM200 and a HyperCaster

An increasingly popular camera among local broadcasters is the affordable and user-friendly JVC GY-HM200, which is the only JVC model at this time which can output an RTMP stream. The RTMP output makes this camera an ideal live source for the HyperCaster (version 6.0.7 and above), and an easy way to go live with a single-camera shoot from just about anywhere with an Internet connection (and adequate bandwidth).

A number of our clients have asked us how to configure the JVC camera and HyperCaster to work together, so here are the basic steps to:

  1. Configure RTMP in the HyperCaster
  2. Configure RTMP in the JVC camera using:
    • The LCD menu, or
    • The web interface

Configure RTMP Feed in HyperCaster

JVC RTMP in HyperCaster

  1. Log in to HyperCaster. Ensure the HyperCaster is running 6.0.7 or higher.
  2. Navigate to Config tab. Click on Live Streams under Feeds.
  3. Click on “+” icon to add a new stream.
  4. Change the feed type to RTMP.
  5. Name the feed (ex. JVC Camera).
  6. Set RTMP address to rtmp://127.0.0.1/telvue-rtmp/jvc.
  7. Set mux rate to 5.0 Mbps.
  8. Click Save.

Configure RTMP feed in JVC Camera

  1. Live Streaming menu on camera LCD

    Enter the menu and navigate to System>Network and set it to “On.”

  2. Ensure a supported USB-to-ethernet adapter (*listed below) is connected to the camera and the camera is connected to a network.
  3. Go to Connection Setup>Wizard. Available adapter should list “Ethernet.” Choose Next.
  4. IP Address Configuration can be set as either DHCP or Manual, but recommend DHCP in most cases.
  5. Set FTP Proxy to No Proxy and choose Apply.
  6. While still in the menu, navigate down to Network>Settings>Live Streaming Set>Server and choose an available server from the list (Server1, Server2, Server3, Server4).
  7. Set Type to RTMP.
  8. Set the Destination URL to rtmp://<IP of HyperCaster>/telvue-rtmp/ ensuring that the IP ends with a / (slash). The IP of HyperCaster would need to be the external IP.
  9. Set the stream name to “jvc” minus the quotes, case sensitive. You can set the stream name to whatever you choose, just be certain that the final segment of the of RTMP address in the HyperCaster matches exactly.
  10. Set resolution to an appropriate dimension. There are limitations to simultaneous recording and streaming. (Consult chart below before setting stream resolution.)
  11. Set the Frame & Bit Rate to 60i (3.0M). Some locations may work with 60i (5.0M), but confirm via capture/streamthru to channel.
  12. Set Live Streaming to On.

Stream Limitations


Configure RTMP Feed Using JVC Web Interface

JVC Live Streaming Web Interface

Optionally, you can configure the RTMP feed using the JVC camera’s web interface, which may be significantly easier.

  1. Ensure a supported USB-to-ethernet adapter (*listed below) is connected to the camera and the camera is connected to a network.
  2. Go to Menu>System>Network>Settings>Web Access and ensure it’s switched to On. Note the login name (jvc) and password (default is 0000).
  3. Back out one level and go to Connection Setup>Wizard. Available adapter should list “Ethernet.” Choose Next.
  4. IP Address Configuration can be set as either DHCP or Manual, but recommend DHCP in most cases.
  5. Set FTP Proxy to No Proxy and choose Apply.
  6. Press Status button on the side of the camera and scroll through until you get to Network status to obtain the IP address of the camera.
  7. Open a web browser and enter the IP address. Enter the log-in info from Step 2.
  8. Click on Settings and choose Live Streaming.
  9. If the stream lists the Frame & Bit Rate as 60i (5.0M), confirm via capture/streamthru to channel that it actually works. Some locations may work with 60i (5.0M). If that setting doesn’t work, it will need to be changed in the camera’s menu to 60i (3.0M). This cannot be done in the web interface.
  10. Choose an available server from the list (Server1, Server2, Server3, Server4).
  11. Set the type to RTMP.
  12. Set the Destination URL to rtmp://<IP of HyperCaster>/telvue-rtmp/ ensuring that the IP ends with a / (slash). The IP of HyperCaster would need to be the external IP.
  13. Set the stream name to “jvc” minus the quotes, case sensitive. You can set the stream name to whatever you choose, just be certain that the final segment of the of RTMP address in the HyperCaster matches exactly.

Important Audio Considerations

  • Ensure audio on the JVC is set to internal. Otherwise, if set for external, ensure there’s actually a microphone connected and turned on.

*Supported Ethernet Adapters

  • Plugable USB2-E100
  • D-Link DUB-E100

**Supported Wifi Adapter

  • Hawking Technology HD65U

***Supported 4G LTE Adapters

  • Verizon UML290
  • Verizon UML295
  • AT&T 313U
in HC FAQs

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