Monday, November 28, 2005

NY Traffic Reporting Goes Hi-Def
Michael Starr

Big news for WNYW, which is now the first local station to acquire a high-definition-equipped news helicopter. The station's new SKYFOX helicopter, an American Eurocopter ASTAR B2, which will transport WNYW's airborne reporter, Kai Simonsen, features high-def capabilities including a Cineflex HiDef HD camera system and multiple band microwave capabilities. This will allow SKYFOX to broadcast a picture with detail up to three times that of standard broadcast resolution.
The HD technology is the same used by the LAPD helicopters in shooting those high-speed chases that seem to occur every day in L.A.