The Rancho Buena Vista High School has become the first school of the Vista Unified School District of San Diego County (California) with its own television studio. JVC has been in charge of the equipment, three ProHD GY-HM890 shoulder-mount camcorder as studio cameras and three JVC GY-HM170 4KCAM compact handheld camcorders for field productions. Each one of the studio cameras counts with ProHD monitors and studio controls, Prompter People prompters and Fujinon 20x lenses. In addition, the mobile productions units are connected to a NewTek TriCaster Mini via HDMI.
The students of the Rancho Buena Vista High School are using a studio built in three adjoining classrooms with its NLE computer lab, which uses Adobe Studio and Final Cut Pro, and a control room equipped with NewTek switchers and Yamaha audio mixers. They are in charge of the production of RBVTV, a live-to-tape news program which is uploaded to YouTube three days a week.
This project has been funded through the California Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program, which gave 3.5 million dollars to the school district for different initiatives.