JVC Upgrades BR-HD50U ProHD VTR

October 6, 2006
JVC Professional Products has released a firmware upgrade for the BR-HD50U ProHD VTR. The upgrade is accessible by current users through the JVC Professional Web site and can be downloaded free.

The upgrade optimizes the interoperability of the BR-HD50U ProHD VTR with Final Cut Pro 5.1.2, which provides native editing support for the HDV720 24p and 25p format. The upgrade also enables the VTR to record via FireWire and playback 720/60p and 50p signals from the new JVC GY-HD250U ProHD camcorder.

"This helps ensure our customers that the products they purchase today can easily have the most current firmware installed in their units when they become available," said Craig Yanagi, national marketing manager for JVC Professional Products.

Units of JVC ProHD BR-HD50U VTRs currently being shipping have an "A" indication on the product and do not require the upgrade. Customers who don't wish to install the firmware have the option of sending their unit to JVC Service and Engineering for a $75 install.

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