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Syracuse Sports Go Live with Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras

With a video production control room in one of its private skybox suites, Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome is responsible for live video production for ESPN3 broadcasts, closed circuit broadcasts inside the arena and webcasts of select games via its Cuse TV online streaming service. “We’re delivering a broadcast-quality live show,” explains head of production Jacquie Ontano.

To capture the action, the Syracuse team depends on Hitachi Z-HD5000 HDTV broadcast cameras equipped with Fujinon HA42x9.7BERD box-style lenses. With high-performance 2/3-inch CCD imagers, advanced digital signal processing and powerful picture controls, the Z-HD5000 cameras consistently produce high image quality, even under rapidly changing conditions. Says John DeFrancisco, manager of technical operations for Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome, “They have performed exceptionally well.”