Under the leadership of President and CEO Andrew Maisner, TV Pro Gear has spent the past 25 years designing, engineering and building TV stations, production studios, flypacks and video trucks for customers around the world. . In order to deliver state-of-the-art broadcast productions to its customers, Maisner and his team often choose to specify a variety of equipment from JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation.
Among the services and solutions that include JVC equipment are TV Pro Gear’s Genesis I and Genesis II Flypacks, which include the KY-PZ100 or KY-PZ400 CONNECTED CAM™ PTZ cameras respectively. “We’ve done very detailed side-by-side testing with cameras from other manufacturers and JVC is clearly better than its price,” said Maisner. “They perform better in low light, are less noisy, have a wider gamma and have an incredible 30x zoom. The new KY-PZ400 4K camera takes things to the next level, which is why we added it to the Genesis II package.
With the ability to integrate up to eight JVC PTZ cameras, the TV Pro Gear Genesis Flypacks are designed for filming and streaming a variety of applications. This includes house of worship services, government and legislative hearings, concerts, sports, council meetings, conferences and training videos.
“JVC PTZ cameras have allowed us to create an incredible and cost-effective flypack production system that enables our customers to shoot world-class productions,” Maisner adds. “The KY-PZ100 and KY-PZ400 are our go-to cameras on our Genesis Flypacks. They are so easy to use and a perfect replacement for much more expensive studio cameras.
Recent projects using JVC PTZs in TV Pro Gear’s Genesis Flypacks include the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in California and the Laredo Independent School District in Texas. TV Pro Gear also works with various California-based municipalities, such as Santa Ana, Stockton, Santa Clarita, and Ridgecrest, providing support and production services.
“We have a contract with the city of Santa Ana to do a video shoot almost every month,” Maisner continues. “We produce various content such as PSAs, 5Ks and marathons where we rely on the JVC GY-HC500 CONNECTED CAM camcorder. My staff really enjoy using the camera. The image quality is excellent, it has a great censor and it is easy to use.