We have launched our new site! The Wire backend has moved to www.svconline.com. Your can log on now with your e xisting credentials. For your reference, posting instructions have been sent to your email. Note: postings made to the old backend will be redirected through Thursday Feb 19th. Please make the switch to www.svconline.com as soon as possible.

If you have questions please email thewire@svconline.com.

Looking forward to seeing you on the new site!

A virtual press conference from Sound & Video Contractor


WAYNE, NJ – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced that Riverside Government Television (GTV), the government cable access channel for the City of Riverside, Calif., is using three JVC GY-HM790U ProHD cameras with CopperHead ProHD KA-F790 camera-mounted fiber optic transceivers for multi-camera productions in the field. The cameras are being used with a new mobile production van for live and live-to-tape coverage of local events.

Previously, with no remote production unit in place, GTV’s multi-camera shoots were limited, as footage from all cameras would have to be brought back to GTV’s offices in City Hall and edited. That changed late last year, when a new production van from Frontline Communications (equipped by the GTV team and systems integrator Rich Rosensweig of Vidiflo in Long Beach, Calif.) hit the road.

Now, programs are shot with JVC professional cameras, switched live, and recorded to AJA Ki Pro recorders. Programs are produced in HD and downconverted to SD for cable, but HD versions are available on the city’s YouTube channel.

During the last two months of 2011, GTV produced multi-camera coverage of several sporting and other local events. GTV broadcast a University of California Riverside basketball game and the city’s Festival of Lights live using a LiveU video-over-cellular transmitter. In December, a MotoSAT satellite transmitter was installed on the production van to provide further live capabilities.

Scott Brosious, senior communications technician, appreciates JVC’s fiber optic transceiver because it significantly reduces setup time. The unit connects directly to the GY-HM790U – no external cables required – and a single cable simultaneously transports bidirectional video, as well as two-way camera control, audio, sync, tally, prompter, and intercom signals between the camera head and the lightweight CopperHead Base Station in the van.

“I’m used to separate lines for everything,” Brosious explained. “This has made setup easier for the crew. We literally pull the one cable and we’re done.”

Two of the station’s three GY-HM790Us were purchased in 2010. Brosious said the third was acquired last September specifically for multi-camera productions. GTV also has a compact GY-HM100U and a full-sized GY-HM700U, which replaced tape-based Canon XL2s for ENG and other field work in 2009.

In the past, post production was slowed by hours of ingesting tape footage into Apple Final Cut Pro, but JVC’s native file recording allows GTV to import footage directly into the NLE timeline without transcoding. Brosious also prefers recording to non-proprietary SDHC media cards, because they are inexpensive and readily available.

Although GTV does not have a studio, it produces a variety of programs beyond live events. Official city meetings are shot at City Hall using an installed PTZ camera system, but all other productions are shot on location with JVC cameras. “Our ProHD footage looks amazing, a huge difference from the SD stuff we were doing before,” Brosious said. “It makes me wish I had an HD channel.”

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, security products including IP network cameras and recorders, premium front projection systems for home theatre use, and projection displays and optics used in aviation simulators. The JVC Technology Center provides advanced technology in support of major JVC business alliances. For further product information, visit JVC Professional’s Web site at http://pro.jvc.com or call (800)582-5825.

Digg Syndication Del.icio.us Syndication Google Syndication MyYahoo Syndication Reddit Syndication

Related Topics: News

Masque Sound Helps Audiences Explore The Mystery of Love & Sex
Metric Halo Supports SCA Spring Fling
Sergio Mendes and will.i.am have a (Governors) Ball with DPA Microphones
StrandVision Offers Personal Finance Tips in Latest Set of Employee Digital Signage Communications Animated Templates
Ashly Saves the Day at Rocky Mountain Classical Academy
StoreStreams to Offer Turnkey In-Store Radio to Businesses
Audinate Announces “Audio over IP in Broadcast with Dante” Event in London
Renkus-Heinz Helps Conquer Audio Challenges in Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Additional Danley Speakers Handle Seating Expansion at Life Pentecostal Church
Landmark Manhattan Center Studios Upgrades To Dual Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles


Stay up to date on the latest technology news. Select press representatives post company news several times a day. Check back often to get the latest news on product releases, mergers and acquisitions, and product applications. To be included in this virtual press conference, please contact The Wire.


January 2012
« Dec   Feb »

Your Account


Subscribe to RSS Feed

Subscribe to MyYahoo News Feed

Subscribe to Bloglines

Google Syndication