Florida Station Initiates Local HD Newscasts With Ikegami Cameras - TvTechnology

Florida Station Initiates Local HD Newscasts With Ikegami Cameras

“Having Ikegami cameras in our studio was very important to us as we planned our switchover to HD,” said Keith Stuhlmann, WINK-TV’s director of engineering.
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WINK-TV (Ft. Meyers, Fla.) has started telecasting its local newscasts in high definition. The CBS affiliate rebuilt its entire technical infrastructure for HD and has selected Ikegami HDK-790EXIII HD cameras for studio origination.

“Having Ikegami cameras in our studio was very important to us as we planned our switchover to HD,” said Keith Stuhlmann, WINK-TV’s director of engineering. “We were determined to be first with an HD local newscast in our market, but we weren’t going to cut corners to get there; you need great cameras. WINK always buys top-of-the-line, and we wanted to continue getting the excellent service that we always got with our Ikegami HK-343s.”

WINK-TV began operations in 1954 and was the first television station to take to the air in the southwest Florida market. Four of the HDK-790EXIII cameras were purchased by the station in its high-definition conversion program.