QVC Selects Sony XDCAM HD422 Decks
April 9, 2009
QVC continues its upgrade to tapeless high-definition production by installing Sony’s XDCAM HD422 PDW-HD1500 optical decks in the control room at its Studio Park headquarters, located in West Chester, Pa. The network will primarily use the decks for the production of its live broadcast.
The network said it will use the newer PDW-HD1500 decks to enhance QVC’s control room operations, allowing its 50 operators to realize a seamless transition from the remaining Digital Betacam equipment currently in use.
“We chose this technology to help increase the speed of our workflow and make our operations much more efficient,” said Greg Gialloreto, QVC’s director of production and show support engineering. “The resiliency of the decks was also very critical; it was imperative to obtain technology that could withstand our live operating schedule, with no down time.”
QVC currently uses a range of Sony high-definition broadcast and production technology, including HDC-1500 HD multiformat studio cameras and an MVS-8000A production switcher. Additionally, QVC uses XDCAM HD camcorders in its mobile production vehicle, which functions as an on-location control room to produce its live programming, as well as several PDW-F70 and PDW-F30 decks in the remote unit and post-production and edit suites.