WCFT-TV Launches Local HD News With JVCProHD
WAYNE, N.J.: JVC announced that ABC affiliate
WCFT/WJSU/WBMA in Birmingham, Ala. has purchased 20 GY-HM790 ProHD camcorders
for studio and ENG work as part of an overall transition to local HD news
WCFT began using
GY-HM790 camcorders in the field on Sept. 12 as well, replacing a fleet of
aging Philips LDK 700 DVCPRO camcorders. Not only are the units lighter than
the previous cameras, but Director of Engineering Ron Thomas said they balance
well when paired with the station’s new Anton/Bauer DIONIC batteries.
admitted station personnel faced a learning curve when they moved from a
tape-based workflow, he said they quickly embraced the use of JVC’s native file
recording on SDHC solid-state media cards.
affiliated with Allbritton Communications Co., which is based in Arlington,
Va., and recently standardized on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work at
six of its stations. The new cameras are part of an overall transition to local
HD news production for all stations in the group.