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WMBS Acquires a JVC Video Camera

Sports content highlighted by long-serving western Pennsylvania AM

JVC, GY-HC500SPC, 4K digital video camera, WMBSFrom our Who’s Buying What page:

Uniontown, Pa., station WMBS, purchased a JVC Professional GY-HC500SPC Connected Cam for its coverage of local high school sports.

The manufacturer says the digital video camera can produce 4K video and offers features supporting sports score services and overlays, plus native streaming capability.

The camera feed is routed to the station’s website and Facebook page. Some local businesses have also picked up the stream and the station has posted final cuts of games on YouTube.

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WMBS General Manager Brian Mroziak was quoted by the manufacturer saying, “Some people watch on the web or Facebook, while others are listening on the radio, so the announcers have to be as descriptive as possible. However, since there’s now a visual side to the broadcast, we want to appeal to the people who are watching the picture itself.”

He added, “A big part of that is being able to display the game score, like one might find in a professional sports broadcast. The fact that JVC has a partnership with ScoreHub makes it possible for us to connect directly to the live scoreboard and instantly showcase the information in our broadcast.”

He noted that the JVC camera itself can feed direct Facebook without laptops or graphics software.

WMBS is owned by Fayette Broadcasting Corp.

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