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New GY-HM600 advanced Firmware update


JVC Professional Europe Ltd. are pleased to announce the release of a firmware upgrade for the new to market GY-HM600, boosting the performance and features of this versatile, next-generation handheld ProHD camera. This improved firmware version will be included on all new GY-HM600 camcorders in the UK and Europe. Any customers already in possession of a first release GY-HM600 can download the update from the JVC Support website:

This is an easy installation process that can be carried out by customers without assistance and does not require the camcorder to be returned to JVC.

New Features

This update includes a range of new professional features that build upon the impressive selection already included with the new 600 series camcorders and improves ease of use in all conditions.

Pre-Defined shooting modes to give the user instant access to optimum settings for the most common applications

- “Standard Mode” for shooting under ideal lighting conditions optimizes iris range and gain for best results.
- “Extended Mode” for news shooting under critical lighting situations with the emphasis on maximum gain and image capture under difficult conditions.
New “Flash Band Compensation” function for Photo Flash
New “Focus Assist” function while in “Full Auto” mode


There are also various improvements of camera functionality and signal processing for even better performance and image quality. The update also includes the recent correction for 1080p25 scanning mode

Easy SD Installation

To determine if your camera requires updating enter the camera menu, then enter “system” and after this “system information”. There you can find out the current version of your operating software.If the version is less the version V0104 then please upgrade your software.

The file should be downloaded onto any SD card and loaded into one of the GY-HM600's two card slots (B) where it will be automatically detected and can be uploaded to the camera.

After download in In the camcorder menu (area: processing) you will now see a new shooting mode function: