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Hitachi HDTV Cameras Help Bring
Major League Production Quality
to Minor League Baseball
Exceptional quality and ease of use enable engaging fan experiences
in the ballpark, online, and on television...
amed for its new home city's
association with the aerospace
industry and the determined ingenuity
of raccoons, the Rocket City Trash
Pandas are the Minor League Baseball
(MiLB) Double-A Affiliate of Major
League Baseball's Los Angeles Angels.
When the team relocated from Mobile,
Alabama to the newly built, 7500-seat
Toyota Field in Madison, Alabama, it
selected
N
Z-HD5000
HDTV
cameras
from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America,
Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to create
superior in-venue, online, and televised
fan experiences.
MiLB requires all of its franchises to
offer games on its MiLB.tv streaming
service, but the Trash Pandas had
even loftier goals for their video
productions. " We also want to put on
what we consider to be a major league
atmosphere in a minor league ballpark
for fans attending the games, " said
Rob
Sternberg,
Senior
Director,
Production & Entertainment for the
Rocket City Trash Pandas. " As such,
we wanted our productions to be on
par at least with the tippy-top of minor
league stadiums, if not major league
ballparks. Plus, I came to the Trash
Pandas from the only MiLB team that
had all of its home games available
on cable television, so I wanted to
accomplish that here too. "
Sternberg's team had discerning
criteria for the cameras and other
equipment that would power their
initial integrator didn't seem to align
with our objectives, so Conference
Technologies Inc. (CTI) in Atlanta took
over the project. CTI recommended
Hitachi cameras, and after doing our
own research, we agreed they were
our best bet. "
The Trash Pandas ordered five
Z-HD5000 cameras in early 2020,
but the COVID-19 pandemic forced
the cancellation of the entire 2020
minor league baseball season. As a
result, the team played its first home
game in front of the new cameras in
May 2021. Four of the cameras are
stationed in fixed positions: behind
home plate, center field, and near
first base and third base at the ends
of each dugout. The fifth is equipped
with an ABonAir AB512 wireless
transmitter and operated handheld for
promotions, capturing footage of fans
in the stands, and scenic shots for the
broadcast.
The Trash Pandas
video team
produces two shows simultaneously
with the same crew and equipment.
The first is for in-venue fan
engagement through Toyota Field's
65-foot by 25-foot Daktronics 15 HD
main display in right field and recently
added 30-foot by 4-foot ribbon display
on the third base side, while the
second is for broadcast. In addition
to the live streams on MiLB.tv, the
Trash Pandas achieved Sternberg's
goal by becoming only the second
minor league baseball team - and only
Double-A team - to have all of its home
production operations, and even
switched systems integrators
during the project to ensure
their goals would be met. " We
wanted a professional-grade
product that was going to
look great on television, and
also provide high quality for archival
purposes.The equipment list from our
games on TV. Games are broadcast
over the air on WAAY 31.6 " This TV "
and carried by local cable providers
including area leaders Xfinity and
WOW! (WideOpenWest).
Sternberg notes that the Hitachi
cameras' ease of use has been
beneficial
in
allowing
the team to
rapidly achieve its production goals.
" This is not our camera operators'
full-time job, but they quickly got up to
speed with using the Hitachi cameras
quite well, even while juggling two
shows at once, " he said. " I'm not sure
other solutions would have had such
an easy learning curve. "
Just as importantly, the cameras'
outstanding visual quality enables the
team to impress even the most critical
viewers among its fanbase. " Quality is
definitely very important, as we live
in an area where many people are
technology-savvy and in tune with
the technical aspects of putting on a
production, " Sternberg explained. " We
need to live up to their expectations,
and to this point, our General Manager
Garrett
Fahrman,
Vice President
Lindsey Knupp and I believe we have
done so. "
While Sternberg has plans to
continue enhancing the team's instadium
experiences, the Z-HD5000s
have already been key contributors to
the Trash Pandas' successful inaugural
season. " Our experience with the
Hitachi cameras has been very good,
from the value they offer to the ease
of use and the quality of the content
we're achieving with them, " Sternberg
summarized. " We couldn't ask for
anything more. "
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HDTV Studio,
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