KSHB UPGRADES ENG WITH JVC GY-HM790U PROHD CAMERAS
WAYNE, NJ (March 31, 2011) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced
that KSHB, the NBC affiliate for Kansas City, Mo. (DMA #31), has
purchased 21 GY-HM790U ProHD camcorders. Most of the new cameras are
being used for ENG, but one is located in
the newsroom for breaking news reports and another is mounted on a jib
in the news studio. Part of the Scripps TV Station Group, KSHB began
using its new camcorders in January.
According to Jay Nix, KSHB chief engineer, KSHB
has been shooting HD in the field with JVC ProHD cameras for more than
two years. The station initially began its migration to JVC by
replacing its aging DVCPRO cameras with JVC GY-HD250U tape-based
models, then later moved to solid-state recording.
Nix said the new GY-HM790U cameras
with Fujinon lenses have been solid performers in the field. “Our
shooters like the size and the weight,” he explained. “We give them two
batteries and three SDHC cards, and they can go out and shoot hours of
video with no issues. I’m very impressed with the image quality, and we have not had any durability issues at all.”
post, Nix said JVC’s native file recording saves a tremendous amount of
time. KSHB uses Apple Final Cut Pro. The GY-HM790U can record native
Final Cut Pro files for immediate editing – no conversion or
transcoding necessary. “Our media costs have dropped significantly,” he
also plans to purchase 11 KA-AS790G ASI modules, which Nix said will be
utilized with the station’s long cable runs in Arrowhead Stadium for
Kansas City Chiefs coverage and Kauffman Stadium for Kansas City Royals
coverage. Introduced in February, the
KA-AS790G attaches to the back of the GY-HM790U (or new GY-HM750U ProHD
camcorder) without external wires or adapters. Using the camera’s
built-in encoder, the MPEG-2 signal is transcoded to DVB-ASI and
outputs the live signal via a standard BNC connector.
JVC will showcase the KA-AS790G ASI module and its full line of ProHD camcorders, including the GY-HM790U and the new GY-HM750U, and at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth C4314), which runs April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company, a division of
JVC Americas Corp., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of
Japan Ltd. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast
and professional video and audio equipment. For further product
information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.
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