The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering.




The GY-HM600 is a camcorder for next generation newsgathering.
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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

A free firmware upgrade (v.3.05) for the GY-HM600 is available to download from JVC's 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.

  • 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
    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