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GY-HM600E HD ENG camcorder

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GY-HM600E HD ENG camcorder  HD ENG camcorder delivering exceptional imagery and offering superb low light performance GY-HM600E HD ENG camcorder  HD ENG camcorder delivering exceptional imagery and offering superb low light performance GY-HM600E HD ENG camcorder  HD ENG camcorder delivering exceptional imagery and offering superb low light performance

A free firmware upgrade (v.3.05) for the GY-HM600 is available to download from our support site today, significantly improving the performance of the camcorder. The firmware upgrade delivers 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps, along with an enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area.

The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG delivering exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Offering superb low light performance (F12 at 2000 lux) in Extended Mode, a long (23x) wide angle autofocus zoom lens, and file interoperability from acquisition to air. The camera now also features a user selectable Standard Mode which optimises the camera for use under ideal lighting conditions.

The lightweight camera records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. In addition to relay mode for uninterrupted recording, the GY-HM600 allows simultaneous recording to both memory cards for instant backup or client copy. The 600 series are the first JVC camcorders to feature 3 x 1920x1080 full HD sensors.

Key Features

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit full HD CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • Two user selectable filming modes - Standard (controlled/ideal lighting), Extended (challenging low light environments) with F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50 Hz)
  • 15 second Pre Record function and flash band compensation
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
    F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Multiple encoding formats:
    • HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
    • AVCHD 1920x1080 50i/60i (24/17 Mbps)
    • 1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    • 1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
    • SD H.264
  • Wide media format compatibility:
    • .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
    • .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
    • AVCHD

Includes battery x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1


Features from new v.3.05 firmware

  • 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps.
  • Enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area.

Features from previous v.2.0 firmware

  • AVCHD mode:
    As of now, your multi-format camcorder supports two additional HD formats
    1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
    More flexibility and functionality when it comes to recording.
  • Backup recording:
    The above mentioned new format can also be used along with backup recording.
  • SD recording quality:
    A number of improvements to the encoder provides for optimal SD recording quality.
  • Expanded Focus:
    This new feature enables you to zoom in on the image at the touch of a button, so that you can apply the focus in
    a much easier and precise way.
  • Favorites Menu:
    Calling up your favorites list has never been easier and simpler: All it takes, is a long push on the menu button and
    your favorites list´s going to show up right away.
  • Knee Point Settings:
    2.5 % steps ranging from 85% to 100% allow you to widen the scope of fine adjustments when it comes to the knee point settings.
  • White peak:
    The functional scope of the white peak set up has been expanded to 103%.
  • Overexposure warning:
    We also added a new function to the LCD or view finder: Provided you´d like to reduce the light factor, just apply the ND filter, as this setting enables you to add an alert function in the form of a blinking “F” whenever the value exceeds the capacity which is limited to F8. This is particularly important when it comes to your vision, as your iris gets smaller and thus may lead to a “washing out” of the image area.
  • More flexibility thanks to new REC-button assignment:
    Since some of you missed a white balance button next to the front REC-button, we changed the REC-button assignment, thus it´s possible to use the button for both functions, REC and White Balance.
  • GPS information:
    GPS information can be shown as a thumbnail in the display status menu.
  • Clip Trimming:
    You would like to select a particular scene of your recordings? Just switch to the playback mode and crop the file to the desired image or scene. Since the camcorder creates a new cropped file, your original file will remain the same. Sending only the content, you need allows you to benefit from shorter FTP transmission times and save data transfer cost.
  • Camcorder menu is finally available in multi-languages:
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian languages are available!
  • Image sensor: 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
  • 2 user selectable operation modes:
    • Standard mode for controlled lighting situations with enhanced iris control
    • Extended mode: F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50Hz)
  • Next generation Falconbrid image processing engine with 2D DNR processing
  • Internal synchronization
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Flash band compensation
  • Native workflow for leading NLE systems
  • Focus assist function available in both manual and full-auto modes.
  • 15 second pre record (retro cache) mode
  • Interval recording
  • Variable frame rate recording (over and under crank) 
  • TC sync functionality
  • High capacity battery system  - features newly developed high capacity (4900mAh) battery
  • Lens: Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • Gain:
    • Standard Mode: 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24dB
    • Extended Mode:16, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24db, Lolux, ALC
  • ND filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • 3.5" 920K pixels, 16:9 LCD display
  • 0.45" 1.22M pixels, 16:9 viewfinder
  • 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for Class 6/10
  • Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)
  • File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD)
  • Recording modes:-
    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    • HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • SP mode: 1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    • 1280 x 720 / 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
  • AVCHD
    • HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    • SP mode: 1920 x1080 / 50i
    • 1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    • 1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
  • SD (H.264)
    • 720 x 576/50i (European models only)
  • Proxy (H.264)
    • LP/LV mode: 480 x 270/25p
  • Audio recording: LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3(AVCHD)
  • Video output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1) SDI output (BNC x1) HDMI output x1
  • Audio input: XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Audio output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
  • Headphone: f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Time code link input/output: RCA x1
  • Remote: f2.5mm mini jack x1
  • Operating temperature: 0˚ to 40˚C (32˚ to 104˚F )
  • Storage temperature: -20˚ to 50˚C (-4˚ to 122˚F )
  • Operating humidity: 35% to 80%
  • Storage humidity: Under 85%
  • Power: DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
  • Power consumption: Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)
  • Dimensions: 178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.4kg

Description

A free firmware upgrade (v.3.05) for the GY-HM600 is available to download from our support site today, significantly improving the performance of the camcorder. The firmware upgrade delivers 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps, along with an enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area.

The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering. Light, versatile and extremely easy to use, this camera is designed for fast paced ENG delivering exceptional imagery and features for news, sports, and independent production. Offering superb low light performance (F12 at 2000 lux) in Extended Mode, a long (23x) wide angle autofocus zoom lens, and file interoperability from acquisition to air. The camera now also features a user selectable Standard Mode which optimises the camera for use under ideal lighting conditions.

The lightweight camera records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats, including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD, to non-proprietary SDHC or SDXC media cards. In addition to relay mode for uninterrupted recording, the GY-HM600 allows simultaneous recording to both memory cards for instant backup or client copy. The 600 series are the first JVC camcorders to feature 3 x 1920x1080 full HD sensors.

Key Features

  • 1/3-inch 12-bit full HD CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080 x 3)
  • Two user selectable filming modes - Standard (controlled/ideal lighting), Extended (challenging low light environments) with F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50 Hz)
  • 15 second Pre Record function and flash band compensation
  • Professional switch layout and comprehensive video settings
  • 23x Fujinon Auto focus zoom lens with manual functions
    F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Multiple encoding formats:
    • HD MPEG2 (35/25/19Mbps)
    • AVCHD 1920x1080 50i/60i (24/17 Mbps)
    • 1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    • 1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
    • SD H.264
  • Wide media format compatibility:
    • .MOV (Final Cut Pro)
    • .MP4 (XDCAM EX™)
    • AVCHD

Includes battery x1, AC adapter x1, AV cable x1


Features from new v.3.05 firmware

  • 1080p 50Mbps recording in Extreme-High Quality (XHQ) mode, i.e., virtually lossless H.264 recordings with high bit rates of 50Mbps.
  • Enhanced Auto Focus System with selection of focus area.

Features from previous v.2.0 firmware

  • AVCHD mode:
    As of now, your multi-format camcorder supports two additional HD formats
    1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
    More flexibility and functionality when it comes to recording.
  • Backup recording:
    The above mentioned new format can also be used along with backup recording.
  • SD recording quality:
    A number of improvements to the encoder provides for optimal SD recording quality.
  • Expanded Focus:
    This new feature enables you to zoom in on the image at the touch of a button, so that you can apply the focus in
    a much easier and precise way.
  • Favorites Menu:
    Calling up your favorites list has never been easier and simpler: All it takes, is a long push on the menu button and
    your favorites list´s going to show up right away.
  • Knee Point Settings:
    2.5 % steps ranging from 85% to 100% allow you to widen the scope of fine adjustments when it comes to the knee point settings.
  • White peak:
    The functional scope of the white peak set up has been expanded to 103%.
  • Overexposure warning:
    We also added a new function to the LCD or view finder: Provided you´d like to reduce the light factor, just apply the ND filter, as this setting enables you to add an alert function in the form of a blinking “F” whenever the value exceeds the capacity which is limited to F8. This is particularly important when it comes to your vision, as your iris gets smaller and thus may lead to a “washing out” of the image area.
  • More flexibility thanks to new REC-button assignment:
    Since some of you missed a white balance button next to the front REC-button, we changed the REC-button assignment, thus it´s possible to use the button for both functions, REC and White Balance.
  • GPS information:
    GPS information can be shown as a thumbnail in the display status menu.
  • Clip Trimming:
    You would like to select a particular scene of your recordings? Just switch to the playback mode and crop the file to the desired image or scene. Since the camcorder creates a new cropped file, your original file will remain the same. Sending only the content, you need allows you to benefit from shorter FTP transmission times and save data transfer cost.
  • Camcorder menu is finally available in multi-languages:
    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian languages are available!

Specifications

  • Image sensor: 1/3" 2.2M pixels progressive scan 3CMOS
  • 2 user selectable operation modes:
    • Standard mode for controlled lighting situations with enhanced iris control
    • Extended mode: F12 sensitivity at 2000 lux (50Hz)
  • Next generation Falconbrid image processing engine with 2D DNR processing
  • Internal synchronization
  • Optical image stabilizer
  • Flash band compensation
  • Native workflow for leading NLE systems
  • Focus assist function available in both manual and full-auto modes.
  • 15 second pre record (retro cache) mode
  • Interval recording
  • Variable frame rate recording (over and under crank) 
  • TC sync functionality
  • High capacity battery system  - features newly developed high capacity (4900mAh) battery
  • Lens: Fujinon F1.6-3.0, 23x, f=4.1-94.3mm (35mm conversion:29 to 667mm)
  • Filter diameter: 72mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/4 to 1/10000
  • Gain:
    • Standard Mode: 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24dB
    • Extended Mode:16, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24db, Lolux, ALC
  • ND filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
  • 3.5" 920K pixels, 16:9 LCD display
  • 0.45" 1.22M pixels, 16:9 viewfinder
  • 2x SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for Class 6/10
  • Video codec: MPEG2 Long GOP(HD), AVCHD, H.264(SD)
  • File format: MOV(HD/SD:H.264), MP4(XDCAM EX), MTS(AVCHD)
  • Recording modes:-
    MPEG-2 Long GOP
    • HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
    • SP mode: 1440 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    • 1280 x 720 / 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
  • AVCHD
    • HQ mode: 1920 x 1080 / 59.94i, 50i
    • SP mode: 1920 x1080 / 50i
    • 1440x1080 with 9 Mbps, called LP mode
    • 1440x1080 with 5 Mbps, called EP mode
  • SD (H.264)
    • 720 x 576/50i (European models only)
  • Proxy (H.264)
    • LP/LV mode: 480 x 270/25p
  • Audio recording: LPCM 2ch, 48kHz/16-bit(MPEG-2 Long GOP/H.264), AC3(AVCHD)
  • Video output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1) SDI output (BNC x1) HDMI output x1
  • Audio input: XLR x2 (MIC,+48V/LINE), f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Audio output: AV output (f3.5mm mini jack x1)
  • Headphone: f3.5mm mini jack x1
  • Time code link input/output: RCA x1
  • Remote: f2.5mm mini jack x1
  • Operating temperature: 0˚ to 40˚C (32˚ to 104˚F )
  • Storage temperature: -20˚ to 50˚C (-4˚ to 122˚F )
  • Operating humidity: 35% to 80%
  • Storage humidity: Under 85%
  • Power: DC 12V (AC adaptor), DC 7.2V (Battery)
  • Power consumption: Approx. 12W (with VF and LCD monitor)
  • Dimensions: 178(W) x 198(H) x 416(D)mm
  • Weight: Approx. 2.4kg

Accessories

AVM-CB6 Mounting Plate for wireless audio receivers
SBJ2 soft carry bag for use with GY-HM600 and GY-HM650
SSL-JVC75 IDX Li-Ion Battery GY-HM600/650, GY-HM200 and GY-LS300CHE
LC-2J IDX Battery Charger
Soft professional carry bag for handheld cameras
IDX-Q10-E IDX Charger for HMQ10/600/650
SSL-JVC50 IDX Li-Ion Battery GY-HM600/650, GY-HM200 and GY-LS300CHE
CB-SINGLE I 6X0 Soft Carry Bag for GY-HM600 Series
WAJ-07 Wide Angle Adapter
WSJ-GYHM6X0 Wet Suit for GY-HM600 Series

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