WDBJ-7 Upgrades to Native HD ENG

WAYNE, N.J. —WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate for the Roanoke-Lynchburg, Va., market, has purchased 16 GY-HM890 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which will replace an aging fleet of Panasonic SD camcorders and upgrade the station’s ENG operations to native HD acquisition. The station has also purchased JVC’s new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi to produce live HD streaming reports from the field using the cameras paired with 4G LTE modems or hotspots.

The equipment was purchased through JVC broadcast sales representative Digital Video Group. According to Alan Novitsky, director of engineering and IT, the GY-HM890’s built-in FTP file transfer and live HD streaming made it an ideal choice for the station’s online presence as well as its television broadcasts, because it will help get footage back to the station faster.

The full article from TV Technology can be found here.