JVC updates GY-HM250 camcorder’s live streaming specs

This week, JVC released an update for its GY-HM250 4K camcorder. This update is focused solely on the GY-HM250’s livestreaming capabilities. Additionally, the update adds new camera settings for the GY-HM170 and GY-HM180.

This new firmware update includes SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the GY-HM250’s viewfinder. According to JVC, this update will “ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and devices.” Also, the update adds direct streaming to YouTube Live on the GY-HM250 camcorder. Also, GY-HM250, along with the GY-HM170 and GY-HM180, now support Face-Only Autofocus, Digital Stabilizer, Zoom Ease and Auto Color Matrix Adjustment under LED lighting.

“JVC prides itself on being at the forefront of streaming video production and we are excited to expand these capabilities within the 250 Series,” says Joe D’Amico, vice president, JVC Professional Video. “As a Facebook Live Solution Partner, we know that it’s vital to lead the charge on high-quality video content for social networking services and these forthcoming firmware updates further emphasize our support and commitment to this market.”

The GY-HM250 camcorder now streams directly to YouTube Live

You can now stream in various formats when using the JVC GY-HM250 camcorder. You can broadcast in vertical (606×1080) and square (1080×1080 and 720×720) formats. To clarify, this does not only apply to the stream’s safety markers, but also to the stream’s resolution. Additionally, you can use the Easy Setup feature for real-time broadcasting on YouTube live pages. Previously, you could only use this feature for Facebook Live. So, you can quite literally be ready to stream on YouTube in just a few seconds. Also, you can utilize a Multi-camera Score overlay feature, allowing you to duplicate score overlays between the primary camera and up to three replica cameras.

With the Face-only Auto Focus feature, GY-HM250 users, along with GY-HM170 and GY-HM180 users, can choose from a number of different face detection settings. For example, you can increase the cameras’ sensitivity.

Pricing and availability

The firmware update will be out for free on the official JVC website at the beginning of next year.

Image courtesy: JVC

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
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