KTOP-DT, a government access station in Oakland, CA, is using JVCâ€™s GY-HD250 ProHD cameras equipped with studio adaptors as the stationâ€™s primary studio cameras. KTOP also uses the GY-HD250 cameras in the field for community and government events.
Will Washington, chief engineer at KTOP, said they like the JVC camerasâ€™ light weight and full complement of camera components. â€śThe GY-HD250 color balances perfectly through all lighting variations, the video gain can be taken up to 18db and the camera continues to produce exceptional images."
KTOP produces several in-studio productions with the GY-HD250s, which include the National Gallery, a Q&A format featuring local artists. In the field, the station does a switch feed with the GY-HD250 cameras and records to SD. They plan to convert to HD in the future. KTOPâ€™s remote setup includes two JVC decks (primary and backup) for the switched feed.
â€śWe also load each GY-HD250 camcorder with DVCAM tapestock, which works great for the director in a multi-cam shoot when isolated cut-aways are needed,â€ť he said.
In addition to broadcasting original programming with the GY-HD250s, KTOP also provides coverage of City Council, Council Committee, and other city agency meetings.
For more information, visit www.pro.jvc.com/newsroom.