EMG UK and BT Sport will use Sony’s new HDC-F5500 live system camera as part of their 4K HDR workflow for Saturday’s WBC heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte.
The camera includes a highly sensitive Super 35mm frame, which Sony says is ideal for achieving an artistic look, on a 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor.
It will be connected into the existing camera infrastructure within the EMG UK OB van for the trial. The HDC-F5500 will output UHD Slog3 live images into the rest of the production chain, which will then be transmitted to viewers at home through BT Sport’s infrastructure.
Speaking about the trial, BT’s Sport chief engineer Andy Beales aid: “When it comes to sporting events, we’re constantly seeking to try out the latest technologies to improve on our existing workflows and deliver a world class viewing experience. High visibility events like the fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are the perfect setting to trial new cameras in a live context.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Sony and BT Sport on this landmark 4K project,” added Martyn Edwards, project director, EMG UK. “At EMG we have worked with Sony camera systems for many years throughout the group, so it was a straightforward connection into the existing camera infrastructure within our UHD/HDR OB facilities. The HDC-F5500 is an excellent camera and really brings this cinematic and artistic look and feel to the production, thanks to its Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor.”