KTUL INVESTS IN JVC PROHD CAMERAS
TRANSITION TO LOCAL HD NEWS
- WAYNE, NJ (April 25,
JVC Professional Products Company,
a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced
that KTUL, the ABC affiliate in Tulsa, Okla. (DMA #59), has
purchased 18 GY-HM790 ProHD
cameras, as well as two GY-HM750Us, to produce its local newscasts
in HD. The new cameras were first used in SD mode when they were
delivered in March, but the station transitioned to full HD for ENG
and studio production on Aug. 22.
- KTUL is affiliated with
Allbritton Communications Company, which is based in Arlington, Va.,
and recently standardized on JVC ProHD cameras at six of its
stations. The new cameras are part of an overall transition to local
production for all stations in the group.
- KTUL uses four of its
new GY-HM790 cameras in the studio, along with a GY-HM250 on a jib.
Roger Herring, KTUL director of broadcast operations, said the
picture quality is a “huge improvement from where we were.” The
studio cameras are connected via fiber optic cable, which allows the
station to send all signals over a single cable – no triax or
additional cable bundles necessary.
- Herring said the
station’s ENG shooters are pleased with the quality and weight of
the ProHD cameras. KTUL uses Adobe
Premiere Pro CS5 and Apple Final Cut Pro editing systems, and
recording ready-to-edit footage on non-proprietary SDHC cards has
improved the station’s workflow. “Native file recording makes
moving from camera to editor extremely quick,” Herring explained.
“It allows us to edit quickly in the field as well.”
- An ideal solution for multicore or
fiber-based studios, the GY-HM790 offers an innovative modular
design and a redesigned studio adapter sled. Its three, 1/3-inch
progressive scan CCDs produce 1280x720 and 1920x1080 images, and its
proprietary MPEG-2 encoder supports 1080i, 720p, and even
SD (480i) for operations that have not yet made the move to HD. The
compact, shoulder-mount camera is also an outstanding choice for ENG
use, with a dual card slot design that records to low-cost,
non-proprietary SDHC solid-state media cards in ready-to-edit file
formats (.MOV and .MP4) for major NLE systems.
- 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
or call (800) 582-5825.
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- Caption: Richard Powell, KTUL commercial
production, shows off one of the station’s new ProHD cameras,
which are being used to produce local newscasts in HD. Photo by Boyd