Waterman Broadcasting furthers commitment to JVC PRO HD with purchase of GY-HD250 cameras
Waterman Broadcasting has purchased JVC’s GY-HD250 ProHD cameras for the station’s ABC affiliate, WZVN-TV in
Florida. The GY-HD250s will be used as the station’s primary studio cameras. This purchase follows their December 2006 purchase of several JVC’s 100 Series cameras.
“The GY-HD250 is the perfect choice for our ABC affiliate because of the camera’s native 720p format and the HD-SDI direct output,” said Dan Billings, Director of Engineering and Technology, Waterman Broadcasting. “We also chose JVC because the GY-HD250 integrates well with our Telemetric robotics. The performance of the camera is truly amazing, especially at its price.”
“Additional purchases of our ProHD line by stations such as Waterman Broadcasting is a true testament to our technology,” said Lawrence Librach, Vice President, Digital Video Division, JVC Professional Products Company. “Because our products easily integrate with existing systems, station managers are realizing they can quickly and affordably upgrade from SD to HD.”
WZVN-TV will control the GY-HD250s through the station’s Telemetrics robotics. “Our studio has three floor televators, which can pan and tilt and also raise and lower. The CCU functions for the cameras are also done by the Telemetrics system. We have two additional GY-HD250s that we can lower from the ceiling using custom built Telemetrics hardware,” said
Billings. “The GY-HD250s are perfect for our setup because they are compact and will allow us to move forward into HD with the ideal format for ABC.”
Waterman Broadcasting utilizes their current ProHD cameras in the field to capture footage in both HD and SD.
Billings added that the cameras are frequently used on the water or during hurricanes because they are so lightweight and durable, and perform well in extreme weather conditions.