New firmware for JVC CONNECTED CAM enables Apple ProRes 422 recording to SSD

New for July 2020 - v0410 firmware now live on the GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 product pages (under 'Product Support' tabs).


JVC has announced new firmware for its range of CONNECTED CAM models – now shipping – including the handheld GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 4K camcorders and the GY-HC900 broadcast camcorder, available in ENG and studio configurations. The latest firmware upgrade (v0110 for the GY-HC500/550 and v3.0 for GY-HC900, available free to existing customers) lets the cameras record to both SSD and SD media in a wide variety of formats, including Apple ProRes 422 recording and backup mode recording to an SSD drive.



The GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 handheld models feature class-leading streaming and IP connectivity, with the new firmware delivering 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 50/60p recording in both 4K and HD to SSD. The update on all CONNECTED CAM models also enables HEVC/H.265 live streaming via the KA-EN200 streaming encoder; this adapter can be inserted directly into a slot on the GY-HC500, GY-HC550 and GY-HC900 camcorders, supporting up to 1920x1080 resolution and reducing network bandwidth by half compared to H.264. Other features added by the new firmware include support of SRT protocol and Network Time Protocol, plus integrated broadcast overlay graphics on JVC’s GY-HC900 broadcast camcorder.

GY-HC900 new features (v0300 update)

  • Apple ProRes422 recording to SSD (HD)
  • Backup mode recording to SSD
  • HEVC/H.265 live streaming via KA-EN200          
  • Supports SRT protocol            
  • Broadcast overlay graphic        
  • Menu screen displayed on viewfinder remote control  
  • Network Time Protocol supported


GY-HC500/550 new features (v0110 update)

  • Apple ProRes422 recording to SSD (4K/HD)
  • Backup mode recording to SSD
  • Auto/progressive FTP - during filming, recorded video clip is automatically uploaded to the server
  • Supports RTMPS protocol (ideal for Facebook Live)
  • Supports SRT protocol
  • Low latency mode (when Program Clock Reference is selected to Fast)
  • Network Time Protocol supported for multi-camera synchronisation with KM-IP6000/4100 CONNECTED CAM STUDIO
  • Additional DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) setting