TVN Chile Ups Arsenal of Grass Valley LDK 8000 HD Cameras
Television Nacional de Chile (TVN), the state-owned television broadcaster, has purchased an additional six Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite multi-format HD cameras to add to the 12 others that have been in use for more than a year. The cameras will go on the air for TVN Chile later this month.
The new cameras will be used in a new HD production studio in Santiago and for a new OB van that will cover remote productions. The 12 LDK 8000 cameras already in TVN Chile’s armory are used extensively in two TV production studios and two mobile units, each of which has three cameras.
“We have had good experience with the Grass Valley cameras we use every day and like the fact that the cameras are HD format switchable,” says Mario Sepúlveda, deputy technical manager at TVN Chile.
The LDK 8000 Elite series of multi-format cameras features three next-generation 9.2-million pixel HD-DPM+ sensors, and is the only camera available that can capture true progressive HD images natively and switch instantly among multiple formats and frame rates