​Marshall Camera Ring F1’s Mugello Circuit

40+ PTZ and Zoom Block cameras supplied by MarCam Europe are installed trackside to deliver 4K race coverage.

When Mugello Circuit made its debut in last year’s Formula 1 championships, the circuit owner – Ferrari – was looking for a solution that could capture all the action in 4K.

Mugello turned to MarCam Europe which specified over 40 Marshall CV630-IP and CV420-18X cameras, including weatherproof housings and PTZ controllers.

“Given how the past year has been affected by the global pandemic and the timescale we and our trusted Italian integrator were given, we knew the importance of meeting such a tight delivery schedule,” says Spencer Doran, MarCam Europe. “However, being the European master distributor for all Marshall cameras, lenses, and associated accessories, MarCam Europe along with our Italian integrator and of course support from Marshall HQ, rose to the occasion. Together, we successfully helped get the Mugello Circuit ready for the championships on Ferrari’s 1000th race on the F1 grid. A race that we can all agree and say unfolded as one of the best of the 2020 F1 season.”

The CV630-IP PTZ camera captures 4K video combined with smooth PTZ camera positioning and 30X optical zoom. The CV630-IP packs a Sony 8-megapixel 1/2.5″ sensor capturing up to 3840x2160p video, with support for HD 1920x1080p and 1280x720p. The CV420-18X is a compact Zoom Block 18x 4K and UHD camera with HDR support. The CV420-18X features a wide range of UHD and HD formats.

With over 40 cameras successfully installed around the track, weatherproof dome housings for the CV630-IP PTZ cameras were also installed alongside Marshall controllers for both sets of cameras. Marshall says other major sporting venues are looking at the Mugello circuit’s camera set-up as the new standard for their own venues.

“As a value-add partner for Marshall Cameras in the region, MarCam did an incredible job of getting the right cameras and equipment to the Mugello Circuit on time with local technical support,” says Tod Musgrave, Director, Marshall Camera Division. “Marshall has become a global source for broadcast pro AV cameras with HD, UHD, and 4K resolution capabilities.”

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