FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAS VEGAS PURCHASES JVC GY-HM890 PROHD CAMERAS
LIVE HD STREAMING FOR ENG CREWS
- WAYNE, NJ (April 3, 2014) – JVC
Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas
Corp., today announced KSNV, the NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, Nev. (DMA
#42), has ordered 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use. According to Tony Somma, director of
broadcast engineering and technology, the new camera’s ability to
transmit live HD footage or allow FTP file transfer back to the station
using a 4G LTE modem was a major selling point.
- “Being able to get
news back to the station in a timely manner is extremely important,”
Somma said. “As we evolve into a more file-based system it just makes
sense to go with the GY-HM890s for the ENG side of things.”
- Local news is a
priority at KSNV, with more than nine hours of local news each weekday
and the addition of more news programming coming in the fall. The
station has two news studios including one that opened last September.
The station equipped them both with JVC GY-HM790 ProHD cameras. KSNV is
the flagship station of Interrmountain West Communications Company,
headquartered in Las Vegas with stations in Nevada, Montana and Idaho.
- The GY-HM890s will
replace aging Grass Valley Infinity cameras. Somma is pleased to be
moving to SDHC and SDXC media cards for recording. He also praised the
new camera’s dual media card slots, which allow the photographer to
record full HD footage while simultaneously recording a Web-friendly
file. “We want to be able to get news on the Web at the same time or
before it hits our air. The HM890’s functionality is very cool.”
- During camera tests,
Somma said KSNV’s photographers praised the GY-HM890’s weight and
balance, as well as its interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom
lens. “The optics make a very nice, crisp picture, and the low-light
performance is very impressive,” he added.
- ABOUT JVC
PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
- Headquartered in
Wayne, New Jersey, with West Coast operations in Long Beach,
California, 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, D-ILA front
projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products. For
further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800) 582-5825.
- Caption: KSNV, which
already uses JVC ProHD cameras in its news studios, has ordered 16
GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG use.