WFMZ-TV Acquires Panasonic Mountable Cameras, Video Wall

New studio part of downtown redevelopment for Allentown, Pa.
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NEWARK, N.J.—WFMZ-TV is settling into its new studio in downtown Allentown, Pa., with the addition of nine Panasonic AW-HE130 mounted remote control cameras. Five of these pan/tilt/zoom cameras will be set up in the new downtown studio, while the other four will be used at the station’s main studio for newsroom standups, weather and boardwalk shots.

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The AW-HE130 measure 7x9x9-inch and incorporates high-sensitivity, low-noise 1/2.86-inch 3-MOS imagers. Additional features include Power over Ethernet+, multistream transmission of H.264 HD video and audio, up to 1080/60p at 24 Mbps. The cameras are all mounted on the ceiling and can be remotely controlled through the station’s main studio.

The station also acquired Panasonic’s 55-inch TH-55LFV50LCD video wall, installed in a 4x4 configuration as a backdrop for its anchors. The LED backlit displays offer 800cd/m2 brightness and contrast for color reproduction. Features for the TH-LFV50 include a built-in cooling fan, a 5.3-mm bezel, and integrated software to manage content on each screen.

This new studio for WFMZ-TV was part of a redevelopment plan for the downtown Allentown area.