Allbritton Standardizes on JVC ProHD Cameras

JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC Americas, has announced that Allbritton Communications, based in Arlington, VA, is standardizing on JVC ProHD cameras for studio and ENG work at six of its ABC affiliate stations. The new cameras are part of an overall transition to local HD news production for all stations in the group.

Allbritton Director of Technology Jim Church said the station group began planning to upgrade its facilities to HD two years ago and spent almost five months researching and testing cameras. “It became evident that we needed to find a new technology partner,” he explained. “We had specific things that we needed from our cameras; we had specific workflows in mind. The image quality was critical.”

The station group has purchased 25 studio cameras and 107 ENG cameras, including GY-HM790U and GY-HM750U shoulder-mount models and about 10 compact handheld GY-HM100Us. The cameras are being distributed to WHTM-TV Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York, PA; WCFT/WJSU/WBMA Birmingham-Anniston-Tuscaloosa, AL; KATV Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR; KTUL Tulsa, OK; WSET-TV Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA; and WCIV Charleston, SC.

In its studios, Allbritton will connect its GY-HM790U cameras via fiber, avoiding the need for triax and additional bundled cables.

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