Cordillera Member Stations Opt For Panasonic Gear

Cordillera Communications’ member stations KVOA-TV and WLEX-TV have recently deployed six AK-HC930 HD studio cameras, 22 AJ-SPX800 P2 camera packages, three AK-HC1500G multi-format HD point-of-view cameras and an array of P2 field support equipment from Panasonic. Each station also uses an AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD camera for production.
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Cordillera Communications’ member stations KVOA-TV and WLEX-TV have recently deployed six AK-HC930 HD studio cameras, 22 AJ-SPX800 P2 camera packages, three AK-HC1500G multi-format HD point-of-view cameras and an array of P2 field support equipment from Panasonic. Each station also uses an AJ-HPX2000 P2 HD camera for production.

More than two years ago, Cordillera announced a conversion of news, production and promotional operations at its 13 broadcast stations to the DVCPRO P2 solid-state memory recording system. Since that time, Cordillera has purchased scores of AJ-SPX800 camera packages and P2 drives used for both field acquisition and production throughout the group. Most recently, investments were made in HC930 HD studio cameras, HC1500G HD multi-purpose cameras and HPX2000 P2 HD cameras.

“Once we made the decision to move the group wholly to tapeless operations, we chose P2 largely based on its elimination of all moving parts--the recording system is the typical point of failure in field cameras, and P2 has no moving mechanisms,” said Andy Suk, station VP.

Three HC930s are installed on the news sets of both stations. At WLEX, two HC1500G POV cameras are used, one as a newsroom camera operated remotely from the control room, the second as a grid camera for wide shots. KVOA has installed its HC1500G as a grid camera. All the cameras are outfitted with Fujinon HD lenses.