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WFSB Rolls Out New Panasonic Camcorders

WFSB television, which servers the Hartford-New Haven, Conn. Market, has deployed eight Panasonic AG-HPX300 P2 HD camcorders as part of the station’s move to tapeless newsgathering. The station had been shooting with Panasonic DVCPRO tape-based models.

“The HPX300 is the ideal ENG camera,” said Frank Glowski, WFSB’s news media manager. “Especially now that P2 cards offer expanded capacity and reduced cost, the two-slot HPX300 represents an affordable way to migrate to P2 newsgathering with a full-size broadcast package. It shoots a really nice picture and is solid overall, comfortable to use and attractively priced.”

WFSB employs 16 news photographers who shoot more than 30 hours of news content each week.

The station is a CBS affiliate and is owned by the Meredith Broadcast Group. The company has signed an agreement with Panasonic to deliver P2 HD camcorders to all 12 of its stations that produce local news.