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Supreme Court tests HD media hookup

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Television stations and media organizations on Wednesday tested a new high-definition video system that could become the norm for coverage of oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court.

The system provides HD video and audio outside the Statehouse courtroom where members of the media may plug into a device called a TriCaster and capture the feed as it is transmitted live. The video feed is controlled by court administration staff who can switch between four new HD cameras that have been installed in the court.

Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathryn Dolan said the test on Wednesday was successful.

“Members of the media had great enthusiasm for this setup,” Dolan said after the test.

Media members currently share video provided by a representative who shoots for the pool in most cases. Dolan said the new system would enable large and small TV and radio markets access to video and audio of court arguments.

Wednesday’s test will be used as the basis of a report to the justices who will determine how to structure future pool camera situations and whether the system will be approved for more routine use, according to Dolan.
 
 

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