TV Worldwide Launches America’s Largest Internet-TV Studio With JVC ProHD Cameras

When Virginia-based
TV Worldwide recently expanded its facility to 12,000 square feet to
create the
largest dedicated Internet-TV studio in the U.S., it picked JVC’s ProHD
cameras as primary cameras for both studio and ENG production for 12

More than
20 years ago, Dave Gardy, chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide, started his first
company with JVC cameras.

“JVC was
the first real camera that had professional features and delivered broadcast-quality footage at an affordable price,” he explains. “So, when I started TV
Worldwide, I immediately purchased JVC cameras, and JVC has been our primary
camera line since we launched this company in 1999.”

Says David Walton,
assistant VP, marketing, JVC Professional Products Company, “JVC has
enjoyed a long and continued association with TV Worldwide. With TV
Worldwide’s plans to ramp up the creation of more Internet-TV channels, JVC is
delighted to be front and center helping TV Worldwide open doors to
affordable content creation.”

both in studio and ENG production, TV Worldwide has put a lot of miles on their
JVC ProHD cameras.

“I’m on the
road 50% of the time, so durability and functionality are extremely
important to us, as well as the interchangeable lens, which is a fantastic feature
for a smaller-frame camera,” explains Pete Josendale, VP of production at TV
Worldwide. “The cameras are really easy to use, and the controls are in the
right place. There are so many great features, such as focus assist and a
color viewfinder, which eliminates the need to lug a monitor. Its size is
another great aspect, since we’re able to easily put these cameras in the
overhead bin on airplanes.”

GY-HD200s are mounted in the center of TV Worldwide’s new studio with the
ability to rotate to capture any of the company’s seven Internet-TV-channel
studio sets. With the studio setup, the production crew has the ability
use up to eight cameras depending on the program and audience configuration.

When on the
road, the production crew travels with four cameras in tow, covering events
live via ENG remotes, which are Webcast on TV Worldwide’s Internet

ENG is easy with JVC,” Josendale says. “The cameras are lightweight and
perfectly balanced, making a long day shooting much more enjoyable. What’s also
nice is the ability to adjust the shoulder-mount pad to fit each shooter.”

No rookie
to trade-show production, TV Worldwide’s first live Webcast at NAB was in 1997,
through a 28.8 modem. The company still works with NAB to do a live Webcast
from the NAB show floor its own TV MainStream channel

“These JVC
cameras are workhorses,” Gardy says. “We take them into some very tough
environments, ranging from ships and industrial sites to outdoor locations in a
variety of climates. There’s also a lot of travel and shipping along the way,
and these cameras have always been up to the test, which
is another reason why we keep buying JVC.”

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