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-   -   FREE upgrade for U.S. owners to "A" Version (http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/jvc-gy-hd-series-camera-systems/63294-free-upgrade-u-s-owners-version.html)

Stephen L. Noe March 20th, 2006 09:07 AM

FREE upgrade for U.S. owners to "A" Version
 
Here is the "Official" instructions on the "A" upgrade.

Click here

Have fun and all the best...


PS I'll get more info from the user group meeting tonight (straight from the horses mouth).

Joe Russ March 20th, 2006 09:31 AM

in the faq it says "will i bea ble to record in pal after the upgrade" with an answer of NO. does this mean that 576 50p hdv will be gone or just that they aren't adding other pal hd support?

Steven Thomas March 20th, 2006 09:38 AM

Yes,
I saw this too.
What the heck does this mean?
I can only hope that JVC would not disable
features that were advertised for this camera
in their brochure and manual.

Hopefully, we are reading this wrong.

Barry Green March 20th, 2006 09:48 AM

576/50P is *not* PAL. PAL is an interlaced television signal, and no US version of the HD100 records in PAL.

PAL means 576/50i or 576/25p carried within 50i. It's what the HD100E shoots in. The US version has NTSC but not PAL, the European version has PAL but not NTSC.

The 576/50P is considered an HDV mode, and will almost unquestionably still be present in any HD100A. Both the US and European versions offer both 576/50P and 480/60P, and presumably that will continue to be the case.

Steven Thomas March 20th, 2006 09:54 AM

True, my bad.
Man, I knew I should of drank another cup of coffee

Tim Dashwood March 20th, 2006 10:11 AM

Thanks Stephen.

I changed the title to specify that this upgrade is for "U.S. Owners" at this time, and made it sticky. Let's keep our eyes open for other regions.

Here's the basics of the the upgrade:

- Improved NLE performance (fixes problems with scene breaks in "some" NLEs - I assume they mean FCP)
- Improved Reliability (I assume this means the "Mode changing" and "blue screen" issues in some versions of firmware)
- Run-Time information with Anton Bauer Battery systems (IDX not affected)
- Compatibility with the DR-HD100U Hard drive

If you read the fine print on the form you will see that you only send the body, but you have to pay for shipping/insurance to JVC yourself. JVC pays to send it back to you. You will receive your own camera back - they are simply flashing your firmware.

Turnaround time is 72 Hours.


If you are local in California, JVC recommends you bring your camera in person and wait while it is upgraded. Call 1-800-582-5825 in advance.

Efrain Gomez March 20th, 2006 11:07 AM

what does "improved NLE performance" entail?

So, if i bought my camera last month, should I do this upgrade?

:: efrain ::

Steven Thomas March 20th, 2006 11:19 AM

Well, one important feature for me is the:
- Compatibility with the DR-HD100U Hard drive

Warren Shultz March 20th, 2006 12:10 PM

It just happens my camera arrived there last Friday. I sent it in to check calibration since I had an early model with occasional SSE. I see their form already shows my camera in the system so I'll know shortly how fast it turns around.

Amazing how I kept wanting to reach for the camera this weekend. I miss it terribly!

Stephen L. Noe March 20th, 2006 12:37 PM

Started the process on a camera today. It's Monday. Let's see how quickly this thing gets done...

Jeremey Shelton March 20th, 2006 01:03 PM

How long are you typically without your camera whenever you send it in for firmware upgrades or to recalibrate for SSE?

Warren Shultz March 20th, 2006 01:41 PM

They're claiming 72 hour turn around. I have sent previous JVC DV cameras in
for mods (my 5000) and they had it back to me in a week.

Diogo Athouguia March 20th, 2006 03:10 PM

Does anyone knows if JVC Europe will do the upgrade?

Joe Carney March 20th, 2006 03:11 PM

I'm assuming if I order 2 days from now, the model I receive will be the new "A" version?

Eric Brown March 20th, 2006 04:15 PM

This is bringing me one step closer to buying this camera. JVC is listening to problems and addressing issues.


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