KSMQ, the PBS station in Austin, MN, has outfitted its main studio with three new Hitachi SK-HD1000 multistandard, multiformat cameras to produce public-interest programming.
In spring 2009, KSMQ ordered the three SK-HD1000 cameras configured with Hitachi CCU-3300 camera control units with the 720p HD option and Hitachi RU-3400 systems for remote control of the camera menus. Together with new Vinten robotic camera heads, these systems enable the cameras to be remotely set up and operated from the master control room.
KSMQ produces several local interest series including: “Cities on the Move,” “Farm Connections,” “Entre Amigos,” “Diversity Connections,” “Garden Connections” and “Health Connections.”
The three SK-HD1000 cameras, which are equipped with Fujinon Has18x7.6 BRD-S48 lenses, replaced four aging studio cameras.