Inputs and Outputs
JVC ProHD Video: The JVC GY-HM600 compact
ProHD handheld camcorder can record Full HD video. It has a high-quality Fujinon
lens with 23x optical zoom for excellent video quality. The GY-HM600 has three
1/3" 12-bit CMOS image sensors, each capable of capturing Full HD 1920 x 1080
resolution images. The camcorder comes with an attachable handle unit with
additional recording and playback controls and two XLR audio inputs. Two
SDHC/SDXC memory card slots for relay or simultaneous recording.
Imaging Device: The GY-HM600 is equipped with three 1/3"
12-bit Full HD CMOS image sensors, each with 2.07M pixels. The three image
sensors individually process the R, G, and B color signals, achieving high color
and image resolution, and achieving a high F11 sensitivity. Coupled with the
image sensors is JVC's new-generation "Falconbrid" image processor
which compresses and processes the images without loss for the
highest image quality.
Recording Formats: The camcorder can record in QuickTime
(MPEG-2 HD/H.264), MP4 (MPEG-2 HD), and
AVCHD file formats. Files can be directly edited on Apple Final Cut Pro software
or XDCAM EX Non-linear Editing Workflow.
Dual Card Slots: The GY-HM600 has two slots for SDHC/SDXC memory cards. The unit is
compatible with SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB, and SDXC cards up to 128 GB. When
both card slots are loaded, you can record simultaneously to both cards (Dual Rec mode),
creating an immediate backup. You can also perform Relay Recording, which lets
you shoot continuously and seamlessly over multiple cards. When one card becomes
full the camcorder automatically switches to the other card. SD cards with Speed
Class 6 or higher performance are recommended.
3.5" LCD Monitor: The GY-HM600 is equipped with a 3.5" LCD monitor. The LCD has
pixels, and can be tilted downward 90° for overhead shots, and upward
approximately 180° for low angle or self recording.
Lens: The camcorder is equipped with a Fujinon wide angle
lens with 23x optical
zoom and a focal length of 4.1mm-94.3mm. The 35mm equivalent is
29mm-667mm. Its maximum aperture is F1.6 at wide angle and F3.0 at telephoto.
The bright lens allows you to capture details clearly, even in a dimly-lit room.
The lens has a 72mm filter thread to accommodate screw-on filters.
ND Filter: The GY-HM600 has a 4-position ND Filter that
adjusts the amount of light according to the brightness during shooting. You can
set the ND Filter to 1/4, 1/16, 1/64, or off.
Optical Image Stabilization: The Optical Image Stabilizer
reduces camera shake during video recording. You can turn the OIS on or off as
Video Recording Quality: The GY-HM600 can record in HD and
SD in multiple formats, including MPEG-2 Long GOP, which is widely used by TV
broadcasters, and AVHCD, which is compatible with numerous editing systems. This
gives you a wide variety of formats and recording modes to choose from:
| Resolution ||MPEG-2 ||AVCHD ||H.264 |
|HQ Mode |
|SP Mode |
|SP Mode |
|HQ Mode |
|SP Mode |
|SD Mode |
|HD ||1920 x 1080 ||60i/50i |
| || ||60i/50i ||60i/50i || |
|1440 x 1080 ||60i/50i ||60i/50i || || || || |
|1280 x 720 ||60p/50p |
| ||60p/50p || || || |
|SD ||720 x 480 || || || || || ||60i |
Audio Recording: The camcorder records in 2-channel LPCM,
48kHz, 16-bit for MPEG-2 Long GOP and H.264 formats, and in AC3 for AVCHD
Battery: The GY-HM600 is powered by the SSL-JVC50 Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery (7.4V / 4900mAh / 37Wh). The
battery charges in approximately 4 hours while attached to the camcorder, using the supplied AC adapter. A fully-charged battery will provide approximately
2 hours 45 minutes of
continuous recording time.
Inputs and Outputs
HDMI: The camcorder has a Type A HDMI (full size) output for
connecting an external monitor. You can output live video images and audio
through the HDMI, or playback recorded material. No HDMI cable is included.
HD-SDI: In addition to the HDMI terminal, the camcorder has
a BNC connector for outputting 3G-compatible SDI signals to a compatible
monitor. You can simultaneously output uncompressed Full HD signals and audio
signals from the SDI Out and HDMI terminals.
USB: The Mini-B Version 2.0 connector allows you to connect
the camcorder to your computer for downloading your videos to a PC.
AV: The 3.5mm minijack AV output lets you connect the
camcorder to a TV for outputting composite video and audio signals to a TV, DVD
recorder, or VCR. No AV cable is included.
Note: Not all 4-pole mini-plugs have the same wiring
configuration. For proper playback, any AV plug used with this camcorder
must have this configuration:
- Tip: Audio Left channel (white)
- Ring 1 (next to tip): Video (yellow)
- Ring 2 (next to collar): Ground
- Collar: Audio Right channel (red)
Headphone Output: A 3.5mm headphone output is provided to
allow you to monitor the audio with headphones while recording or playing back
videos. You can adjust the audio output level using the Up/Down volume buttons
on the side of the camcorder. The camcorder's built-in speaker is muted when
headphones are connected.
Microphone Inputs: Two XLR inputs on the handle provide
a 2-channel balanced input for connecting an audio device or a microphone. Each of the inputs has a separate rotary level control. A 3-way switch lets you set the input as follows:
- Line: When connecting an audio device or mixer, set the
input to "Line." The reference input level is +4 dBu.
- Mic: When connecting a dynamic microphone, set the
input to "Mic."
- Mic + 48V: If using a condenser microphone that
requires phantom power, set the input to Mic+48V. The connectors provides
+48V of phantom power.
Aux Input: The GY-HM600 has a 3.5mm input for connecting the
receiver of a wireless microphone system.
Remote: A 2.5mm sub-minijack is provided for connecting an
optional wired remote control. You can operate the camcorder using either the
on-board controls or the controls on the remote, with the remote controls taking
DC Power: The camcorder has an AC adapter for connecting the
camcorder to standard household electrical power. The AC adapter is used to
charge the battery in the camera, or to power the camcorder during long
recording sessions, playback to a TV, or downloading videos to external