Dolphins Use JVCs for In-House HD Show

The Miami Dolphins bought a complement of JVC cameras and supporting equipment to produce the team's in-house show, GameDay Live.
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The Miami Dolphins bought a complement of JVC cameras and supporting equipment to produce the team's in-house show, GameDay Live.

JVC ProHD GY-HD250s are employed in the studio and wireless HD100 Series cameras are used to capture action in the parking lots and stadium. The Dolphins production team also bought JVC DM-JV600 video encoders to feed 720p HD video to the 850 monitors hooked into the stadium's internal network.

Jeff Griffith, broadcast director for the Miami Dolphins said the compact, shoulder-mount form of the camera was a draw.

The GY-HD250s are set up in a studio configuration with a JVC KA-HD250U studio adapter kit for the live, in-studio HD broadcast of GameDay Live, filmed in the Sprint Fantasy Lounge within the stadium. All the video footage recorded and broadcast live for game day is also used on the Dolphins Internet site.

The studio configuration was designed and installed by Miami-based Videoscope. Bill Craig, project manager for Videoscope, said he saw little difference in quality between the GY-HD250Us and more expensive cameras on the set.

The roaming video crew records on tape with the HD100s and transmits the video images back to the Stadium control room for processing and multiplatform distribution.

Wayne, N.J.-basled JVC said the Dolphins have been using its ProHD 100 Series cameras since last season and also used them during Super Bowl XLI and FedEx Orange Bowl.