Four Village Studio Upgrades With Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cams

New York government access television studio goes HD
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WOODBURY, N.Y.—When Four Village Studio (4VS), a government access television studio based in Floral Park, N.Y., began its upgrade to HD production capabilities, it made the decision to acquire four Z-HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi. While currently still limited to standard-definition delivery for television, 4VS is utilizing its new Hitachi cameras for HD streams onto its website.

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“Upgrading our production operations and infrastructure will allow us to offer HD streams on our website in the short term, and be HD-ready when our television carriage allows it,” said James Green, operations manager at 4VS. “The flexibility, performance and exceptional value of the Z-HD5000 cameras make them ideal for our transition.”

4VS produces government, educational and culturally-themed shows for Floral Park and other surrounding villages. With about half of the staff being made up of 15- to 25-year-olds, according to Green, the Z-HD5000s add an extra advantage by allowing them to train with professional grade equipment.