02.16.2009 08:06 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
TV Worldwide equips new Internet TV studio with JVC HD cameras
TV Worldwide recently expanded its production facility in Virginia, creating one of the largest dedicated Internet TV studios in the United States. The company chose JVC’s GY-HD200 ProHD cameras for both studio and ENG production, which support 12 Internet TV channels.
In 1999, Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide, started his first company with JVC cameras. The company did its first live webcast from the floor of the NAB convention in 1997, streaming content through a 28.8 modem, and will continue to do that this year. TV Worldwide typically runs live remotes from show floors when covering tradeshows for each of the company’s Internet TV channels. (See www.tvmainstream.com).
In situations where it can’t get a live Internet connection remotely, TV Worldwide crews record an event and roll-in the tapes live, encoding from a JVC BR-HD50 playback unit at its webcast studio booth on the show floor.
The GY-HD200 cameras are mounted in the center of TV Worldwide’s new studio, which includes the ability to rotate and capture any of the company’s seven Internet TV channel studio sets. With this unique studio setup, the production crew often uses up to eight cameras, depending on the program and audience configuration.
When on the road, the production crew travels with four JVC cameras to cover events live via ENG remotes, which are webcast on TV Worldwide’s Internet channels.
With 400 active clients and partners, including 18 federal agencies, TV Worldwide has produced more than 5000 webcasts.
For more information about TV Worldwide and its Internet TV channels, visit www.tvworldwide.com/.
For more information on JVC, visit www.jvc.com/pro/.