JVC Professional Video expands its livestreaming features for its GY-HM250 Series 4K camcorders. As the first camera manufacturer to provide streaming directly from the camera, JVC’s 250 Series 4KCAMs will now include SNS video streaming with vertical and square guidelines on the viewfinder to ensure an ideal image capture on a variety of platforms and devices. The company is also adding direct streaming to YouTube Live to the GY-HM250. The firmware update also incorporates additional features, such as Face-Only Auto Focus (AF), Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS), Zoom Ease and Auto Color Matrix Adjustment under LED lighting, not only for the GY-HM250 but also for GY-HM170- and GY-HM180-Series 4KCAMs.
JVC’s 250 Series cameras will also be able to produce streams in vertical (606×1080 and 404×720) and square (1080×1080 and 720×720) formats. This includes not just safe markers, but actual streams with vertical and square resolutions. With this update, the Easy Setup feature can be utilized by GY-HM250 users for real-time broadcasting on YouTube Live pages. Previously available only for Facebook Live, this feature allows users to stream in seconds versus having to type-in and adjust a range of settings beforehand. In addition, YouTube Live users can schedule streaming with a specified start time. The new firmware update also incorporates a Multi-camera Score Overlay feature specifically for the GY-HM250SP 4KCAM, which enables users to duplicate score overlay information between the primary camera and up to three replica cameras.