WAYNE, NJ (April 8, 2019)JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, today announced the Version 3.0 firmware upgrade for its GY HC900 CONNECTED CAM broadcast camcorder, which will add ProRes recording, integrated graphics, and more to the 2/3-inch camcorder. JVC is demonstrating the free upgrade, which will be available in July, during the 2019 NAB Show (Booth C4415) through April 11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

With Version 3.0, the GY-HC900 can record ProRes HD to an SSD drive installed in the camcorder’s expansion slot. The drive can then be easily accessed for immediate editing. The upgrade also adds integrated lower-third, bug, and full-screen titling options for recorded or streamed video output. As result, broadcast news stations and other content providers can add a watermark to live footage, identify people and events, and provide full-screen open, close, and transition graphics to live programming in the field (including logos or icons) without an external CG.

While the GY-HC900 already records in Sports Exchange Standard formats, Version 3.0 adds the ability to “label” plays in real time for improved video coaching use. Camera operators can input ODK (offense, defense, kicking) values in the metadata as soon as each play is over, which makes it much more efficient for coaches and players to sort and review footage.

CONNECTED CAM already delivers the most resilient video transport over the internet, but we want to keep providing added value for our customers. Now, the camcorder that set the benchmark for news-over-IP is even more versatile,” said Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “The upgraded GY-HC900 adds ProRes recording flexibility for broadcasters, graphics capabilities for more polished streaming productions in the field, and specialized metadata collection for video coaching applications.”

Introduced last year, the GY-HC900 features three 2/3-inch CMOS image sensors for full HD imagery, as well as enhanced connectivity for a complete news-over-IP workflow solution. The camcorder supports native recording of both MPEG-2 at 35 Mbps and H.264, among other formats, and offers an HDR mode for creative flexibility.

Its communication engine optimizes both image processing and IP performance, delivering HD streaming at up to 24 Mbps. The GY HC900 also offers Zixi™ error correction with automatic repeat request (ARQ) and SMPTE 2022 forward error correction for reliable transmission. Other features include B4 lens mount and four-position optical filter, built-in wireless LAN (2.4Ghz/5GHz) with dual external antennas, dual SDHC/SDXC media ports with redundant, relay, and backup recording modes, three XLR audio inputs, integrated 3G-SDI pool feed, Ethernet and USB ports, and dual 3G-SDI outputs and an HDMI output.

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Video is a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation. The company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video equipment, as well as D-ILA front projection systems. For more information, visit JVC’s website at or call (800) 582 5825.

# # #

# # #