FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EDUCATION PRODUCES HD COURSEWORK WITH JVC PROHD CAMERAS
- WAYNE, NJ (September 24, 2012) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division
of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Bisk Education, Inc. has
added three JVC GY-HM750 ProHD cameras to its HD production studio in Tampa, Fla. The studio is used to
produce a variety of courses for higher education programs across the
country, and has been using the cameras since February.
- One of the leading
providers of online professional education, Bisk Education is an
end-to-end solutions provider that partners with a number of schools
and universities to produce lectures and other coursework. Many college
and university courses for degree programs are streamed on the Web, but
other content is delivered on DVD, particularly certification and
continuing education programs.
- Paired with Canon lenses, the ProHD cameras are
housed in JVC KA-790G studio sleds and mounted on Vinten pedestals.
Each camera includes a JVC VF-HP790G studio viewfinder for the camera
operator, along with a 22-inch prompter for the instructor. According
Knight, chief engineer, the studio also has a fourth JVC camera, a
GY-HM700, which matches up well with the new cameras.
- While the new GY-HM750s are used primarily as
studio cameras, Bisk does use them occasionally for shooting in the
field. “I think they’re way slick. You have this small camera that
feels and performs like a full-size broadcast camera,” Knight
explained. “As a group, many field shooters had literally refused to
use these smaller cameras – and now it is quite the opposite. They love
to get their hands on these smaller, lighter cameras that have the feel
and performance of the larger cameras without the weight.”
- Bisk used to be a D-9 house, but now captures
native QuickTime files on AJA Ki Pro recorders. Knight said the
GY-HM750’s native file recording of .MOV files, as well as its use of
SDHC cards, were important features.
- “Let us suppose that we were recording these
through a switcher with a chromakey background, which we are,” he
explained. “Let us also suppose that we would like the latitude to
replace the background with another background, which we do. The
easiest way to accomplish this is to record to the on-board SDHC card
with the raw green background.
The camera’s recorded images key as precisely as anything we’ve
recorded with the external Ki Pro.”
- While the compact,
shoulder-mount GY-HM750 is very effective for studio applications, it
also offers the industry’s fastest shoot-to-edit workflow by recording
native HD or SD footage in ready-to-edit file formats on low-cost SDHC
memory cards. It includes a 68-pin chassis connector that creates a
clean, direct interface with various modules – no external cables
needed. Other features includes variable frame rate recording,
extensive image customization, two XLR audio inputs with phantom power,
Pre Rec (retro cache) that stores up to 20 seconds of footage to help
prevent missed shots of breaking events, and simultaneous recording to
both SDHC cards for instant backup or client copy.
BISK EDUCATION, INC.
- Founded in 1971 by
Nathan Bisk, Bisk
Education is the world’s leading provider of
professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the
promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s
degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s
leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s
technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed
450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of
e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova
University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business,
Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University
of Florida, New England College, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota),
University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of
Vermont, The University of Scranton, Dominican University, and Tulane
University’s Freeman School of Business.U.S. News University Directory,
part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased
information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S.
News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and
university rankings since 1983.
- ABOUT JVC
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
- Headquartered in
Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of
JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood
Corporation. 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.
- Caption: Bisk
Education is using JVC GY-HM750 ProHD cameras in its studio to produce
videos of educational coursework.