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Air7HD takes flight over Los Angeles
Based on the Helinet Cineflex HiDEF system, the news helicopter delivers images that are three times more detailed than SD. (Photo courtesy of KABC-TV)
In the two weeks since KABC-TV in Los Angeles has been airborne with its new HD newsgathering helicopter, the station has begun regular use of its Air7HD to deliver high-definition detail and clarity to the station’s HD audience and images that are better than what was previously possible to its SD viewers.
As reported in the last edition of News Technology Update, KABC-TV earlier this month became the first station in the Los Angeles market to deliver HD news from a helicopter after taking delivering of Air7HD from Helinet Aviation Services.
Based on the Helinet Cineflex HiDEF system, the news helicopter delivers images that are three times more detailed SD. Even for viewers without HDTVs, Air7HD provides a clearer picture.
In addition to the Cineflex HiDEF camera system, Helinet is providing KABC with a helicopter, pilot and camera operator for a complete, HD aerial solution.
Last year, Helinet customer KUSA-TV, Denver became the first broadcaster in the nation to launch a high-definition news helicopter.
For more information, visit www.kabc.com and www.helinet.com.
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