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MOST WANTED RELIES ON JVC PRO HD GY-HD200 CAMERAS
ITS MISSION TO CAPTURE FUGITIVES
Shoots World’s Most Wanted Show in London
with JVC 24p
NJ (December 3, 2007) —America’s
Most Wanted, FOX’s crime-busting series, selects
JVC’s GY-HD200 cameras to shoot reenactments in 24p and to
prepare the show for its transition to HD.
Hamilton, show producer, America’s Most Wanted discussed
why they selected JVC, “We first saw the GY-HD200 at NAB and
were so impressed with the camera’s form factor and
interchangeable lens capability. The fact that we could shoot
reenactments in 24p was one of the determining factors. This camera is
an affordable way for us to capture that film-look without having to
actually shoot on film. The life-like footage gives us that sense of
urgency we are trying to deliver to our audience.
a shooter/director, I love JVC’s camera because its
lightweight and has an interchangeable lens. We just traveled to London
to shoot a World’s Most Wanted episode
for November sweeps. I can tell you that our Executive Producer was
very happy with the end result. We were able to shoot with a
lightweight, shoulder mountable camera that allowed us to run around
all day and not struggle like we did before with our larger, heavier
cameras,” said Gavin Portnoy, Producer.
JVC’s cameras, America’s Most Wanted
is able to capture reality-based shots to convey the urgency of what
the show is about. With the show’s increase in the production
of mini reenactments – the scenes of actors or actresses
portraying the victim or perpetrator – the GY-HD200 enables AMW
to produce them in and around the office.
couple weeks ago, we had a breaking news story and we had to produce a
reenactment piece an hour before the show aired. We used the GY-HD200
to shoot the reenactment in our garage. It matched with footage shot
previously and integrated seamlessly into the broadcast. It looked
great!” added Portnoy.
we’re not just using this camera for reenactments. Recently,
we began a new concerted publicity effort to make the public aware of
upcoming fugitive segments on AMW. We’re now utilizing the
JVC camera for all of our in-house “live” shots to
CNN, FOX News Channel, and MSNBC. This camera is quickly turning into a
work horse for all of our production needs,” added Hamilton.
GY-HD200 cameras are being quickly utilized by networks and stations
across the country to seamlessly and affordably transition to HD
programming,” said Lawrence Librach, Vice President of
JVC’s Digital Video Division.
depth of field to your image makes a complete difference in the quality
of the overall product. Another really cool feature of the GY-HD200 is
the ability to manipulate colors – all the internal settings
on the camera gives us more flexibility over other cameras,”
Most Wanted also uses the GY-HD200s to shoot features for AMW
Safety Center; a web site where people can share safety tips
and discusses how you keep your family safe. The show produces features
that the public can download to educate themselves on various
situations in which they might find themselves.
capturing footage in HD to prepare for FOX’s switch to HD.
This way we’ll have archived material already
available,” added Hamilton.
also uses JVC’s BR-HD50U recorder/player and recently
purchased Firestore’s hard disk drive to use with the
GY-HD200s so that they can ingest material directly in a more
file-based system. “We get a bunch of different footage from
the field, especially a lot of mini DV footage from police officers or
shooters in the field. We started seeing more HDV material come into
the shop, and we needed an HDV deck that handled multiple
formats,” added Hamilton.
more information about America’s Most Wanted, visit www.amw.com. For more
information about AMW’s Safety Center,
more information and high-resolution photos of the GY-HD200U and other
JVC products, please visit JVC’s Web site www.jvc.com/pro.
America’s Most Wanted
first aired on February 7, 1988. AMW is tied with 48 Hours as the
eighth-longest-running prime time network show ever, behind 60 Minutes,
Monday Night Football, The Wonderful World of Disney, 20/20, The Ed
Sullivan Show, Gunsmoke, and the Red Skelton Comedy Hour.
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