12.29.2011 12:00 AM
WSET-TV Delivers Local News With JVC ProHD Cameras
WAYNE, N.J.: WSET-TV, the ABC affiliate in
Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., has transitioned to local HD news with new JVC ProHD
cameras. The station recently purchased eight GY-HM790Us and eight GY-HM750Us,
which will be used for studio and ENG work.
Affiliated with Arlington, Va.-based Allbritton
Communications Co., WSET-TV is one six Allbritton stations that is
standardizing on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work. The new cameras are
part of an overall transition to local HD news production for all stations in
This past summer, WSET-TV connected three GY-HM790U cameras
via fiber-optic cable in the studio, avoiding the need for triax and additional
cable bundles. “It was a huge quality upgrade for us in our studio,” said K.C.
Spiron, WSET-TV director of operations and engineering. “We get plenty of power
to run the monitors we need and it works well.”
In September, WSET-TV starting shooting ENG footage
exclusively with its new ProHD camcorders. Spiron said the shooters quickly
embraced the use of non-proprietary SDHC media cards and JVC’s native file
recording technology, which provides ready-to-edit footage for the station’s
Adobe Premiere CS5.5 NLE workstations.
With a lightweight, shoulder-mount design, the GY-HM750U
delivers 1920x1080 images and can record HD footage in 720p, 1080p, and 1080i,
as well as SD footage (480i).