Product News: Optics & Photonics

Mobile Streaming News Cameras support IFB functionality.

Press Release Summary:

Mobile Streaming News Cameras support IFB functionality.

Jul 11, 2016 - With v1.02 firmware, GY-HM660 ProHD camcorders offer users 2 IFB channels – one for camera operator and separate feed for talent. This lets news teams communicate with studio while streaming live HD reports from field. Other features include three 12-bit CMOS image sensors and daylight-viewable, 3.5 in. LCD. For streaming reliability, these cameras offer SMPTE 2022 or Zixi FEC, automatic repeat request, and adaptive bit rate control. Integrated RTMP support allows direct connection to content distribution networks.

JVC Professional Video Division - Wayne, NJ

Original Press Release

JVC GY-HM660 ProHD Mobile News Camera Firmware Upgrade with IFB Functionality Now Available

Press release date: Jul 07, 2016

WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Video announces the availability of its Version 1.02 firmware upgrade for its GY-HM660 ProHD mobile news cameras. Available through the JVC website, the upgrade is free to all current GY HM660 owners.

The upgrade provides users with two channels of IFB, one for the camera operator and a separate feed for the talent. As a result, news teams can communicate with the studio while streaming live HD reports from the field. The GY-HM660 is the industry’s first streaming camcorder with integrated IFB audio channels.

A replacement for the GY-HM650, the new GY-HM660 features three upgraded 12-bit CMOS image sensors for improved sensitivity and a brighter 3.5-inch LCD display for better daylight viewing. For more reliable streaming, it offers SMPTE 2022 or Zixi forward error correction (FEC), automatic repeat request (ARQ), and adaptive bit rate control. Integrated support for Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) allows a direct connection to a number of content distribution networks (CDNs), such as Ustream and YouTube.

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.