Televizia Markiza, a leading commercial television broadcaster in Slovakia, is now fully high definition after adding a new outside broadcast truck to its fleet. Its latest HD vehicle was built by German systems integrator Broadcast Solutions working with Slovakian company ELEKONIKA and is designed for both general location production and studio disaster recovery situations.
Just in time for the start of this recently past 2016-2017 season, Scotttrade Center, home to the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team, upgraded the video control room that supports the center-hung video score board with a full complement of broadcast production solutions from Grass Valley.
While there’s been a lot of talk about 4K production, the majority of it has been completed by mobile production trucks producing live sports and entertainment programs. Production studios, with their legacy of HD gear and infrastructure, have cautiously upgraded parts of their facilities to new cameras, switchers and other devices, but a wholesale migration from HD to 4K has been slow and strategically calculated.
Broadcast Solutions’ Robycam cable-guided camera system is now available with compact 4K cameras. The system is designed to work with robotically controlled cameras, like the Grass Valley LDX C86N camera and Canon CJ12x4.3 lens. Broadcast Products, a division of Broadcast Solutions, is offering the Robycam system for sale and rental.
When the Atlanta Braves play their regular season home games this season, FOX Sports South is ready with new Panasonic 4K and HD camera systems to cover beauty shots throughout The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, the team’s new stadium. These strategically-positioned cameras are the AK-UB300 4K box camera, the ultra-rugged AW-HR140 outdoor PTZ and AW-HE130 integrated PTZ.
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