For Immediate Release
ACCELERATES ADOPTION TO HD NEWS WITH JVC CAMERAS
Transition to HD moving faster than anticipated with 10 of the group's stations now on the air with JVC's GY-HD250U HD studio cameras.
WIS-TV follows the HD
conversion of Raycom stations WOIO-TV in
“JVC has been our camera of choice since we upgraded our first station, WTVR-TV to JVC ProHD in July 2007, because of its excellent image quality, professional features and lens options. JVC cameras work out-of-the-box and have a short learning curve when it comes to operating the camera. Because of this, upgrading to JVC throughout our stations was seamless,” said Dave Folsom, VP and Chief Technology Officer, Raycom Media.
“Broadcasters nationwide have been very pleased with the value, image quality and features of the GYHD250—particularly in studio configurations. Our ability to provide camera control, intercom and tally using a standard 26-pin cable helps make the upgrade to HD seamless,” says Joe D’Amico, director of broadcast sales, Digital Video Division, JVC Professional Products Company.
Folsom has witnessed the deployment of JVC’s ProHD in those Raycom stations that have upgraded to HD. “The studios all look great and the quality of our broadcast is excellent. We have the GY-HD250s in a couple of markets in which competitors have more expensive cameras and it is not at all evident that the cameras we’re using are less expensive,” added Folsom.
Folsom commented further on the value of JVC’s cameras, “Cost is an important factor when you’re converting many stations at one time. Our goal was to find a camera that provided high quality video imagery at a modest price and JVC met our requirements. This is especially important when you’re converting 30 stations to HD news. The GY-HD250 cameras are very cost-effective, which allowed us to convert many of our stations to HD much sooner than we initially anticipated,” added Folsom.
Raycom plans to upgrade its additional stations to HD with JVC ProHD. “JVC currently owns the space in this price range. They have always provided great support and have listened to what we have to say,” said Folsom.
For more information and high-resolution photos of JVC’s GY-HD250 and GY-HD200 cameras, please visit JVC’s Web site http://pro.jvc.com/newsroom.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Professional Products Company, located in
About Raycom Media Inc.
Media, an employee-owned company, is one of the nation’s largest broadcasters
and owns and operates 46 television stations in 18 states. Raycom stations
cover more than 12 percent of
Further information about Raycom Media can be found at the corporate website, http://www.raycommedia.com.