Digital Media Net - Your Gateway To Digital media Creation. News and information on Digital Video, VR, Animation, Visual Effects, Mac Based media. Post Production, CAD, Sound and Music

JVC CONNECTED CAM Provides COVID-era Solution for Forum Communications

FARGO, ND, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 — For Fargo, North Dakota-based ABC affiliate Forum Communications (WDAY-TV), the pandemic meant finding new ways to significantly streamline operations while maintaining regular sports and events coverage. With social distancing measures in place, the media company had to alter its workflow in order to still broadcast WDAY’s high school game of the week segment without a large crew and multiple cameras. The team found the solution they were looking for with the GY-HC500SPCU Sports Production and Coaching camera, part of the CONNECTED  CAM™ line fromJVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.

“We used to pull our production truck out and do a smaller remote for the game of the week, with three cameras,” says David Johnson, Chief Engineer, Forum Communications. “However, with COVID, we needed a one-camera solution that could do it all, including graphics. I asked around and we received the same answer over and over, JVC.”

For the high school football, basketball and hockey broadcasts and live streams throughout the school year, WDAY-TV deployed the GY-HC500SPCU along with a Sportscast ScoreHub for transfering the scoreboard information directly into the camcorder for the graphics overlay.  WDAY-TV also utiltiizes JVC ‘s BR-DE900 decoder to decode the camcorders native SRT stream. “We had one camera on-location and one announcer with a microphone or a headset, and that’s it,” adds Johnson. “The GY-HC500 captures fantastic images, so it looked great. Everyone was very happy with the production value provided by the camera. The single camera operation was born out of necessity, but I think it’s something that we are going to continue.”

The GY-HC500SPCU is JVC’s highest quality and most versatile sports production and coaching  camera, capable of producing professional quality coverage of sporting events complete with score overlay and game clock. Scores can be input manually with a tablet, or automatically, straight from the facility’s scoreboard with its seamless integration with ScoreHub. The camera produces high-resolution lower-third graphics with network quality, and overlays them on pristine video that can be recorded and streamed directly from the camera.

“We typically send footage back from the field and then stream it using SRT from the studio, but with the GY-HC500SPCU, we can stream SRT directly from the camera, so that’s really useful,” continues Johnson. “I can see that being especially beneficial when there’s a breaking news story and you want to just stream quickly and immediately.”

In addition to JVC’s GY-HC500SPCU, Forum Communications has been using a variety of other JVC cameras for over a decade. According to Johnson: “In our news studio, we have a lot of GY-HM750 and GY-HM790Ucameras, and our production truck also has a bunch of GY-HM750s. Not only do all of our JVC cameras capture amazing pictures, but if you upgrade or move up a model, it still operates the same, just with more features. All JVC cameras are easy to use and learn on regardless of what model it is. We are also upgrading our trucks with GY-HC900s in the near future.”

Forum Communications Company is a family-owned, multimedia and technology company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. With multiple, community-based online and print news brands throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, Forum Communications offers local news in a variety of digital and broadcast mediums in addition to various niche media brands covering specialty interests. Forum Communications’ flagship television station is Fargo’s WDAY-TV  and virtual channel 6, an ABC-affiliated television station.

vanessabishop

Recent Posts

AWS and Slalom Expand Next-Generation Strategic Collaboration

Renewed agreement supports global expansion, strengthens Slalom’s collaboration with AWS Professional Services, and positions both…

1 hour ago

Audax Private Debt Provides Financing to Support Odyssey Investment Partners’ Investment in Magna Legal Services

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audax Private Debt (“Audax”) announced that, as Administrative Agent and Joint Lead Arranger,…

4 hours ago

Johnson & Johnson Names CEO Joaquin Duato as Chairman of the Board

Alex Gorsky to Step Down After 30-Year Career at Johnson & Johnson NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS…

4 hours ago

Stability AI Selects AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider to Build Artificial Intelligence for the Future

Leading open-source artificial intelligence startup trains foundational models 58% faster and more cost efficiently using…

4 hours ago

DWS’s RREEF Property Trust Closes on $30.9 Million Real Estate Credit Investment in Multifamily Sector

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RREEF Property Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZRPTAX; ZRPTIX; ZRPTTX, ZRPTMX, ZRPTUX), a publicly registered,…

7 hours ago

Hyatt segue estratégia asset-light com planos de comprar o grupo Dream Hotel

A compra expandirá a oferta de hotéis exclusivos de estilo de vida Hyatt com um…

7 hours ago