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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CENTER BUILDS MULTI-CAMERA
AROUND JVC GY-HM790 PROHD CAMERAS
- WAYNE, NJ (March 27,
JVC Professional Products Company,
a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced The Media Center,
a satellite uplink, video production, and computer animation service
provider based in Charleston, W.V., has built a new flypack
production system built around three JVC GY-HM790 ProHD
cameras. The new system was designed to support existing broadcast
clients, as well as attract new webcasting clients. In
January, only a few days after the flypack was assembled, it was
already being used for both.
- For its first project, the flypack was used
to produce a three-camera production of the inauguration of West
Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. The following week, the system was
used to record Treasury Note
for the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office on location at an
elementary school. “The show is usually recorded in a studio, but
our new system enabled the show to be produced efficiently on
location,” said Dan Shreve, owner and
co-founder of The Media Center,
- Next, The Media Center partnered with RSN
Sports to provide coverage of the Big Atlantic Classic high school
basketball tournament in Beckley, W.V. The tournament was streamed
and the two companies will provide online coverage of upcoming high
school wrestling, baseball, and softball events.
- The new flypack is built around three JVC
GY-HM790 ProHD cameras with Canon lenses mounted to Acebil tripods.
On location, two of the cameras are used with full studio configs,
including JVC KA-790G studio sleds, while the third is used for
handheld shots. Shreve said the company’s
uplink business remains robust, but he is excited to expand his
business to include more Internet streaming projects.
- “The JVC GY-HM790 is a perfect fit for our
flypack multi-camera production system,” Shreve
explained. “It makes a great picture,
it’s very easy to use, and I like the menu system. Plus, it’s
really cost effective, especially for the quality you get.”
- Initially, Shreve was drawn to the JVC camera
because The Media Center is an Apple house, and the GY-HM790 offers
native QuickTime (.MOV) file recording (in addition to .MP4 files).
As a result, footage can be edited immediately, without transcoding.
“That feature is what turned me toward JVC,” he added, “and
the more I looked at their camera, the more I liked it.”
- The Media Center has been working with
tapeless acquisition for years, but Shreve prefers JVC’s
nonproprietary approach. “Not only are the SDHC cards we use
affordable – and you get so much footage on those 32 GB cards –
I can go to Best Buy and buy a $15 card reader instead of investing
in another piece of expensive, proprietary gear,” Shreve said.
- With its innovative modular design, the
GY-HM790 is ideal for multicore or fiber-based studios. Three,
1/3-inch progressive scan CCDs produce 1080i and 720p images, as
well as 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 SDHC card slot design, pool feed input,
retro cache that records up to 20 seconds to prevent missed shots,
and both a 4.3-inch flip-out LCD monitor and high resolution LCOS
- 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: The Media Center is using its new
three JVC GY-HM790 ProHD cameras for a variety of projects on
location, including coverage of the inauguration of West
Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin last January.