WMAR-Baltimore Outfits Studio with JVC GY-HM790 ProHD Cameras

WMAR, the ABC affiliate in Baltimore, MD (DMA #27), has purchased six JVC GY-HM790 ProHD cameras, which replaced Sony BVP-700 cameras in its studio for production of its local newscasts. Part of the Scripps TV Station Group, WMAR went live with its new cameras on Oct. 3.

With a modular design, studio adapter sled, and a full complement of studio accessories, the GY-HM790 supports multicore or fiber-based production. The camera features three 1/3-inch CCDs, which allow a lighter, more compact form factor for better ENG maneuverability in the field and more flexibility with robotic camera control systems in the studio. It produces 1280×720 or 1920×1080 images and can record in 720p, 1080i, and even SD (480i) for operations that have not yet made the move to HD. A dual card slot design records to low-cost, non-proprietary SDHC solid-state media cards in ready-to-edit file formats for Apple Final Cut Pro (.MOV) and other major NLE systems (.MP4).