WAYNE, N.J.—The public access channel for Louisiana’s St. Tammany’s Parish, Access St. Tammany, recently added to its broadcast infrastructure with the installation of a number of JVC products. Among the gear that was added was three KY-PZ100 robotic PTZ network video production cameras and an RM-LP100 remote camera controller to council chambers to improve its government meeting coverage.
By installing the PTZ cameras, Access St. Tammany has removed the need to have a camera operator on site for the meetings. Instead, the station can now monitor and adjust the cameras remotely from its control room. Camera positions include one in the back of the chambers, one mounted behind the dais and the last one moving between council members. One of the KY-PZ100 cameras can be relocated in the need of coverage at other locations
All three of the cameras are able to be controlled through the RM-LP100. The station currently has about 40 pre-programmed shots to more effectively frame shots during the meetings, said the station manager.
The KY-PZ100 features a 1/2.8-inch CMOS sensor and 30x optical zoom lens. It features f/1.6-4.7 maximum aperture for low-light performance. The cameras are also capable of HD streaming at different bitrates and on-board HD recording.
The RM-LP100 provides IP control of up to 100 cameras, with a joystick and zoom rocker for camera movements. It can act as a CCU for any JVC ProHD or 4KCAM camera with integrated IP technology. Its 7-inch touchscreen panel provides control of camera groups, presets, PTZ speed and camera settings.