WKTV, the NBC affiliate in Utica, N.Y., has upgraded its live news production to high definition with the addition of five Hitachi DK-Z50 multi-purpose HD box cameras, the company said today in a press release.
The cameras are being used in the station’s news studio and are controlled via Ross Video’s Overdrive automated production control system. Four of the cameras are mounted on Ross CamBot 500 Series robotic camera heads.
Together, they cover six studio areas, including the main news set, weather, sports, promo operations, the Update Center and the News Talk area where sit-down interviews with guests are conducted. The fifth Hitachi DK-Z50 camera is used for standups with on-camera talent, it said.
During installation, the new cameras were set up side-by-side with WKTV’s existing SD gear to allow production of the newscast to continue uninterrupted while the upgrade was being done.
WKTV is also affiliated with The CW and MeTV and in late 2015 added CBS to its lineup. The station produces more than 30 hours of live news every week, distributing news via broadcast and live on its website.
More information is available on the Hitachi website.