JVC Professional Products Company has announced a firmware upgrade for the GY-HM600 its handheld ProHD camera. The upgrade adds new features and boosts camera performance. The firmware upgrade improves camera’s autofocus and signal-to-noise ratio as well as its flash band compensation which minimizes or eliminates banding during recording when an external flash is in use. New features include preset shooting modes which provide optimized settings for common shooting scenarios: standard mode for ideal lighting conditions and extended mode with maximum gain for ENG image capture in difficult lighting conditions. In addition the GY-HM600 now offers AF assist functionality in auto focus mode. Current GY-HM600 owners can download the file (version 0104) from pro.jvc.com/firmware. The firmware is loaded using an SDHC card (Slot B) and instructions are included with the file. Cameras currently being shipped from dealers or directly from JVC already include the firmware upgrade.