WCIV-TV Delivers Local HD News With JVC ProHD
O’Neill shows off one of the station’s new JVC ProHD camcorders, which are
being used in the field for ENG operations
N.J.: ABC affiliateWCIV in Charleston, S.C. (DMA No. 98),
migrated to local HD news with JVC ProHD cameras.The station, affiliated with
Allbritton in Arlington, Va., has purchased 11 GY-HM790U and six GY-HM750U
cameras, which will be used for studio andENGoperations.
to Billy Kalenda, WCIV director of engineering and operations, the station went
live with four GY-HM790Us in the studio in July. The cameras are connected via
fiber-optic cable, avoiding the need for triax and additional cable bundles.
Kalenda said the cameras, which were first used in SD mode, deliver very good
picture quality and were transitioned to HD in September.
recently standardized on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG at six of its
stations, part of an overall transition to localHD newsproduction for all stations in the