12.15.2008 10:50 AM
WETA-TV focuses on future with Fujinon HD lenses

WETA, the public broadcasting station in the nation’s capital, has installed six Fujinon HA27X6.5 ESM HD studio lenses — all mounted on Sony HDC-1000L HD cameras.

The cameras are used to produce the PBS nightly news program “Newshour with Jim Lehrer,” which is produced in high-definition from WETA studios in Washington, D.C. To make the HD broadcast of the program possible, WETA worked with Newington, VA-based system integrator, Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) to build a new control room and HD-optimized set.

The construction, designed to enable the HD broadcast of “Newshour,” also serves other areas of WETA programming. The Fujinon lenses were chosen for their high image quality.

For more information, visit www.fujinonbroadcast.com.

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