JVC’s GY-HC900 CONNECTED CAM delivers superior image quality with streamlined workflow for North Dakota State University Football and Basketball Games.
When Forum Communications’ ABC affiliate WDAY-TV became the official broadcast home of North Dakota State University Bison football and basketball games, Chief Engineer David Johnson and his crew designed and built a sports production truck to capture all the exciting collegiate action.
With a large-scale truck came the need for bigger cameras and Johnson found the solution in the GY-HC900 CONNECTED CAM Broadcast Camcorder from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
A long-time user of JVC, Johnson knew the GY-HC900 would be the right camera for the job. “We have deployed JVC for over a decade and they continue to manufacture top-of-the-line cameras that work incredibly well,” he says. “With its advanced technology and capability to handle bigger lenses, the JVC GY-HC900 was exactly what we were looking for in a camera. Football and basketball productions are growing in scale and the GY-HC900 allows us to handle whatever size production we need.”
In all, WDAY purchased four GY-HC900 cameras along with the brand’s VF-HP900G/SK-900J Studio Viewfinder kits, KA-EN200G H.265/HEVC adapters, and the BR-DE900 decoder for working with native H.265 SRT streams. Johnson also utilizes a Fujinon 2/3-inch network specification box and ENG lenses in his fleet.
“When we built the NDSU Bison sports production truck, we knew JVC would be part of the build,” adds Johnson. “The GY-HC900 allows us to broadcast with a clarity that rivals any sports production today. In addition, live streaming to the NDSU and WDAY websites is now much more efficient when using the HEVC/H.265 plug-in encoder.”
In addition to NDSU sports, Johnson plans to use the truck for various high school sports productions, including local area hockey, basketball and golf events.
You might also like...
Information theory can also be applied to loudspeakers, which are among the most difficult of transducers to design. Measuring the information capacity of loudspeakers is a useful tool.
In the previous article in this series, we looked at layer-2 switching and layer-3 routing. In this article, we look at Software Defined Networks and why they are so appealing to broadcasters.
Capturing the essence of a location in a single shot or series of shots can present a range of challenges for the itinerant DOP.
Here we look at some practical results of transform theory that show up in a large number of audio and visual applications.
Much of the attention enjoyed by virtual production currently goes to the spectacular stages with LED displays the size of half a dozen cinema screens. The material we put on those displays, though, can come from a number of places,…