The following article appeared in TV Technology on July 10, 2013:
New studio unveiled May 2
WAYNE, N.J. – JVC announced that Long Beach Public Access Digital Network, which produces local programming for residents of Long Beach, Calif., has opened a new HD studio anchored by three JVC GY-HM790 ProHD cameras. After almost four years without public access television in the city, the new channel was launched last August with six JVC GY-HM150 compact handheld camcorders. PADNET unveiled its new studio on May 2.
Today, PADNET is cablecast throughout the city via Charter Communications and Verizon FiOS, and maintains 24/7 live streaming at http://www.padnet.tv. It is also working to raise its own operational funds.
The channel has a staff of three, all with production backgrounds, but the vast majority of original content is produced by members and interns who have been certified to operate the equipment. Programs cover a variety of topics—including music, religion, fashion, and local politics and nonprofits—as well as coverage of community events. PADNET remains focused on the “public” component of PEG; education and government channels are operated by other entities. Future plans include establishing satellite production offices across the city’s nine council districts with additional JVC cameras.
Paired with Canon lenses, the JVC GY-HM790 HD cameras have full studio configurations. Two cameras are mounted on Vinten pedestals along with prompters, while the third camera is positioned on a Vinten tripod with wheels. The new facility also features an all-new control room and lighting grid. The choice of JVC cameras in the new studio was designed to provide an easy transition from the JVC camcorders used in the field.
PADNET uses Final Cut Pro for editing, and the GY-HM150’s native file recording saves producers from spending time transcoding footage. Mastramico said the GY-HM150s have been well received by producers, who supply their own SDHC memory cards for recording footage in the field.
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