Just before Christmas, JVC released a firmware update for their GY-HM170 and GY-HM200 that included slow motion recording (see their appetising M&M test footage here). And now, they’re slowly rolling it out to the GY-LS300 4KCAM handheld Super 35 camcorder too, with a firmware update slated for April.
The slo-mo upgrade will allow the GY-LS300 to record HD footage at up to 120 frames per second, and also drives the Prime Zoom feature, which enables fixed-focal (prime) lenses to zoom in and out without losing resolution or depth of field.
Other features in the firmware include the J-Log gamma setting, which expands dynamic range by 800 percent with film-like latitude and a built-in HD streaming engine with WiFi and 4G connectivity for live transmission to hardware decoders or content delivery networks (CDNs). The camera records 4K, HD and SD footage in a variety of formats to dual SDHC/SDXC card slots.
About the JVC GY-LS300
With its small form factor, 4K capabilities, live streaming functionality, pro audio and, above all, small price tag compared to equivalent cameras with similar features, the GY-LS300 is ideal for event and corporate videography. Read up more here.
– The new JVC GY-LS300 firmware update will be released in April 2016, and you can download it then from JVC’s Pro Firmware Update page.