Broadcast Management Group (BMG) manages various projects, from large-scale, multi-camera productions to engineering technical facilities and launching OTT networks from the ground up. Looking to add additional equipment to its inventory, BMG wanted PTZ cameras that were versatile, cost-effective and had the video quality necessary for live broadcasts.
For BMG Founder and CEO Todd Mason, JVC Professional Video hit all the marks. “Our account rep at JVC was very effective at communicating the value of the brand’s PTZ cameras, and offered to come out to BMG’s Cloud Control Production Center in Las Vegas for a demonstration,” he said. “We all walked out convinced that JVC was our best option.”
Shortly after, Mason and his team purchased a variety of JVC’s KY-PZ510BU Ultra-Wide-Angle, KY-PZ200BU Streaming and KY-PZ100BU PTZ Cameras, as well as the RM-LP100U and RM-LP5G Remote Camera Controllers. Since then, the video production company has installed several of these solutions for various clients’ facilities. The company’s production teams have also deployed them to produce live sporting events for several clients.
For sports, the company often places JVC PTZs in the announcer booths as commentator cameras. One ideal feature of the PTZs is the ability for the cameras to be operated remotely. “While we usually need to have six to 10 manned cameras covering the actual game itself, for the commentators we can use two or three PTZs with a remote operator, which is extremely helpful,” added Mason.
Mason also praises the cameras’ advanced streaming capabilities: “With all our other cameras, the feeds are coming through encoders back to BMG’s Cloud Control Center, and those encoders are very expensive,”
“Our shows keep getting bigger and bigger, which means increasingly more encoders and decoders are needed. Having SRT directly out of the PTZ camera is just another big way to cut costs. It essentially frees up channels and saves us from tying up primary encoders,” he continued.
Mason feels that the versatility of JVC’s solutions sets them apart from the rest, concluding: “With such a wide variety of models, clients have many options, and that’s essential.”