The technology available in this day and age offers bigger and better opportunities for colleges’ broadcast studios, such as being able to shoot film for HD video, working hands-on in a mock studio space, or acting as a personality on-camera.
The University of North Texas upgraded it’s student broadcast studio with new HD Hitachi cameras, RU1000VR remote control panels, a Ross Vision-M 1.5-M/E multi-format switcher, Compix Synergy 2 dual-channel HD graphics system, a Blackmagic Design router and a 360 HD Maxx server. The studio was designed to with the latest technology and built to last at least 5-7 years.
The University of Idaho purchased six Hitachi Z-HD5000 cameras to move to HD video production. Other broadcast equipment includes a NewTek Tricaster 855 switcher, NewTek 3Play 820HD replay system and Sony HVR1500A HDV/DVCAM VTR, Hitachi CU-HD500 camera control units and Hitachi 1000VR remote control units.
Blackmagic products are cheaper and more compatible with video streaming options on Harvard University’s tennis courts.
The Statue of Liberty has a new, IP-based digital security camera system, installed after Hurricane Sandy badly damaged the infrastructure of the historic landmark.