For Immediate Release




Wayne, NJ (January 7, 2008) — Wisconsin-based Madison Media Institute (MMI), a leading college for training in digital media arts, recording and video, upgrades its Video Production department to HD with JVC’s GY-HD200 cameras.   

“The GY-HD200 provided us with an extremely cost-effective way to upgrade to HD,” said Erik Higgs, an instructor at Madison Media Institute.  “JVC’s cameras are intuitive and have a very functional design.  With the affordable price point we were able to convert our studios and editing suites with ease.”

Department of Visual Arts Chairman, Nella Citino commented on why JVC is the school’s camera of choice, “JVC cameras have kept the traditional approach for manually adjusting white balance, focus, iris and zoom.  It’s vital that our students understand how to use these cameras since many broadcast outlets utilize cameras with manual adjustments.  The GY-HD200 cameras provide a high quality picture and are extremely durable.”

Higgs also commented on JVC’s customer service, “James Daniels from JVC was kind enough to spend 90 minutes with our students and faculty explaining the details of the cameras.  His effort is truly is an example of excellent customer service.”

The school also utilizes the GY-HD200s for live concert recordings, educational seminars, the Madison Media Institute’s 48-Hour Film Festival, guest artist recordings, as well as local media events and student demo reels.

For classroom and lab exercises, first and second semester students record on tape.  They can understand the basics of shooting and post-production editing. However, third and fourth semester students learn to record to DR-HD100 to familiarize themselves with a different workflow and process.  

MMI utilizes the BR-HD50s for digitizing and capturing footage, which is edited in a variety formats in Final Cut Studio. 

For more information and high-resolution photos of the GY-HD200U, please visit JVC’s Web site

About Madison Media Institute – College of Media Arts

Founded in 1969, Madison Media Institute – College of Media Arts is widely regarded as one of the best colleges in the country for design, video, and recording arts. For more information about their degree programs contact admissions at (800) 236-4997 or visit their web site at


About JVC Professional Products Company

JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC Professional Products Company product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC’s Web site at