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JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC U.S.A., announces that TV Worldwide, a pioneering Web-based global TV network in Chantilly, Va., used two JVC GY-HD200 ProHD camcorders to shoot six 30-second public service announcements (PSAs) in cooperation with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The PSA campaign, which can be viewed at TV Worldwide's veteran's affairs Web channel, www.usvets.tv, recently was awarded a 2009 Telly Award.
The PSAs raise awareness and solicit funds for the construction of The Education Center at The Wall. The new information center -- to be built underground at The National Mall between the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials in Washington, D.C. -- will provide an in-depth look at the Vietnam War and honor the soldiers who fought and died in the conflict.
"We chose to shoot with JVC GY-HD200 camcorders because of their superior picture quality and outstanding performance in difficult lighting and weather conditions," said Dave Gardy, Worldwide TV's chairman and CEO. "For critical shots of actor Tom Selleck walking along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, this camcorder performed extremely well despite extreme cold and snow, as well as fluctuations in lighting levels."
Besides location shooting at The Wall, additional segments were shot in Alexandria, Va., at the office of former U.S. Secretary of State and retired four-star Army Gen. Colin Powell. In addition to Selleck, who is national spokesman for The Education Center, and Powell, the fundraising campaign's honorary chair, the PSAs also feature impassioned pleas for donations by retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center; Gold Star Mother Ann Sherman; and Jan Scruggs, Vietnam veteran and founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
At The Wall, one camcorder was mounted on a Steadicam rig that trucked along to shoot Selleck's walk alongside the Wall, where he stopped to point to one of the 58,000 names of the fallen etched on its black granite surface.