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November 9, 2020, 6:20 pm
As manufacturers, dealers and installers, the team at ACE Sports knows their way around live sports video production. The company, which not only manufactures arena-sized video boards and scoreboards, also helps integrate the third-party equipment necessary to feed content to live audiences.
Sports Production Integrator Leverages JVC Gear for Live Video Feeds
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, NOVEMBER
9, 2020 — As manufacturers, dealers
and installers, the team at ACE Sports knows their way around live sports video
production. The company, which not only manufactures arena-sized video boards and
scoreboards, also helps integrate the third-party equipment necessary to feed
content to live audiences. Recognizing that top-of-the-line video boards need
to be fed with high-end video, ACE Sports has appointed JVC
Professional Video, a
division of JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation, as its standard brand of cameras and
“We went through many different
brands during our research process and found that, while everybody has their
niche, JVC does unique things that we specifically liked,” says Kevin
Stevenson, production specialist for ACE Sports. “For starters, it is easy to
choose a model. From the GY-HM170 all the way to GY-HC900, each camera has its
own specific function, which makes it quick and simple to find the perfect
solution for a client’s needs. Some brands have five cameras that do basically
the same thing and you have to figure out what you want. JVC does the work for
me by providing models that work best for each specific purpose.”
It’s this level of expertise that
Stevenson says really sets the brand, and its products, apart. “JVC knows their
market, they know who they’re selling to, and they know exactly what to sell
them,” he continues. “The price point is also just unbeatable – you get more
bang for your buck with JVC. From our experience, JVC products have a far
superior image quality at a similar or lower price than any other
Product reliability and reputation
has also played a significant role in ACE Sports’ consistently spec’ing JVC
cameras for its sales and installations. “Our team sees JVC everywhere – not
only at the trade shows and conferences, but most importantly at sports venues
around the country,” adds Mark Bridges, director of business development for
ACE Sports. “We know that JVC has a truly remarkable and reliable product line,
and we want to consistently supply our clients with a quality product.”
In addition to the brand’s complete
line of cameras, ACE Sports also specs out JVC’s switchers. “I really like the JVC
4000S switcher, which we’re using most frequently at the moment,” continues
Bridges. “It provides an easy-to-use live feed, instant replay and IFB, which gives
our high school and collegiate-level customers a setup that rivals professional
sports stadiums. I’ve also consistently spec’ed the GY-HM850 and the GY-HC900 cameras
for many of our higher-end, larger market clients, and I would say they easily
rival any of the other very high-end manufacturers’ offerings.”
As the leading sports video
production firm for secondary and higher education facilities around the
country, ACE Sports puts a great deal of consideration into how a piece of
equipment will benefit students. “Another big part of what we do is equipment
training, most especially for the high school and college students,” says
Stevenson. “We want them to learn how to handle a camera that’s the same or
similar to what they would use in a real-world application. JVC cameras have
the right connectivity, the ideal zoom and industry standard body sizes and internal
software details, which are all features we want in the cameras. When it comes
to switchers, we’ve looked at, sold, installed and used everything out there,
and the compact JVC 4000S sports model, with its touchscreen capabilities, has
really stood out; it’s also very easy for the students to learn.”
According to Stevenson, ACE Sports
also specs and installs JVC’s PZ100 PTZ camera. “They have perfected this
camera to meet the exact needs of their customer base,” he says. “They know their
customers and they created a PTZ that works best for their goals, which works
Lastly, but not least among the
reasons for choosing JVC, ACE Sports cites the brand’s tech support and
training as another key factor in their decision to specify the brand. “I’m not
tech savvy like Kevin, or even our students, but I like to make sure I learn
the basics on how to use the equipment as well,” says Bridges. “Whenever
there’s something new out there, I can sit down with one of our friends from
JVC and they can give me a fast tutorial that has me up and running in no time.
This not only speaks to the quality of their training, but the ease-of-use of
the product. We look forward to continuing this relationship, and to seeing
what great things are on the horizon from JVC.”
Photo Caption(s): Picture courtesy
of Cutter-Morning Star High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
January 5, 2021, 7:55 pm
For more than 25 years, Euroconcerts Audio Control has called on DPA Microphones to provide pristine and reliable sound reinforcement for a wide array of musical productions. Included among the Euroconcerts mic locker are the DPA 4015 Wide Cardioid, 2011 Twin Diaphragm Cardioid, 4023 Compact Cardioid, 4037 Compact Omnidirectional, 4099 Instrument Microphone, 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional and d:facto 4018V Vocal Microphones.
December 7, 2020, 5:12 pm
Staying informed and networking within the media industry has never been more vital, or more difficult. Being aware of this challenge, IBEW Local 1200’s business manager Geoff Turner created an opportunity for broadcast engineers and product manufacturers to have the important conversations that typically happen at trade shows and in-person events.
November 30, 2020, 8:36 pm
As longtime audio solutions providers for the Canadian government, GerrAudio and Engineering Harmonics have a steady grasp on the needs of its officials. When the companies’ principals were presented with the challenge of creating a custom podium microphone solution for the interim House of Commons, they reached out to DPA Microphones. The custom solution is based off DPA’s 4081 mics along with a DPA TSM 4001 shock-mount, which fit into the cutouts of the Parliament’s existing podium units.
November 23, 2020, 6:09 pm
“In 2019, NEP purchased a large quantity of MDUs and MPA1 audio monitoring units, along with TallyMan Control for use in our fly packs. We always want to combine cutting-edge technology with practical applications.”
November 19, 2020, 7:34 pm
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November 12, 2020, 8:15 pm
In support of its customers easing back into production, Pliant Technologies announces a 30-day return satisfaction guarantee on all of its CrewCom 900MHz and MicroCom 900MHz professional wireless intercom products. With this initiative, Pliant is going the extra mile to ensure that its customers are completely satisfied with their Pliant products.
November 10, 2020, 7:00 pm
As the latest addition to TSL Products’ range of entry-level MPA1 audio monitors, the new MPA1-SOLO-IP helps to make the transition to IP seamless, providing peace of mind and ease of use in even the most demanding environments at a competitive price.
November 10, 2020, 5:07 pm
When Gene Martin, owner of Audio Department and Sound Guy Solutions, was presented with a “technical nightmare” for a commercial client in the early days of COVID, his sound mixer gears started turning. With scenes being shot in separate areas around the U.S., Martin had to juggle as many as 10 different drop kit audio packages at a time. As he was on-location with the main crew in California, he also had to account for remote workflows as well as social distancing protocols.
November 9, 2020, 7:46 pm
Audionamix takes its award-winning AI audio separation algorithms to the next level in the professional space with Enterprise Licensing, a new customizable solution constructed with clients’ needs in mind.
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