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West Virginia University football relies on JVC cameras for game film and network broadcasts

West Virginia University football relies on JVC cameras for game film and network broadcasts
West Virginia University football relies on JVC cameras for game film and network broadcasts

The West Virginia University Mountaineers football team, member of the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference, has upgraded its video equipment. As current JVC Professional Video users, the Mountaineers Football production team decided that the brand’s KY-PZ100 Robotic PTZ cameras would be the best option for the stadium and indoor practice venue.

 

“Our students are volunteers, so they’re not trained camera operators”, says Shawn Walker, Director of Video at West Virginia University. “The JVC cameras come with a full auto option that allows us to turn on the camera and be ready to go. We found JVC to be an easier solution for the student operators.”

 

In addition to the five legacy GY-HM620U camcorders that the team continues to use, they now have six KY-PZ100 PTZ cameras, which are permanently located throughout the stadium, practice field and indoor practice venue. The content that comes from these cameras is used for a variety of video applications, which includes coaches’ film for scouting players, reviewing games and practices, and studying opponents. The team also integrates the cameras for video exchanges within the conference, as well as sharing broadcast feeds with major sports channels, like ESPN and Fox, for play-by-plays and more.

 

“In our conference, we have an open exchange where every school in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) has access to every other school’s film”, continues Walker. “With this format, we’re able to download other teams’ game film and edit it with our software. This allows coaches to watch it, break it down, gather ideas and scout teams or players. That footage from our end is all captured with the JVC cameras. Internally, we use the cameras for our own reviews of practices and games in addition to presenting for broadcasts when necessary.”

 

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