Gravity Media has integrated the AtomOne Mini Air Camera from Dream Chip into its NetCam for use in tennis coverage.
The gravity, but is capable of delivering 10-Bit Colour Depth and 1080/60p/i output to a 1/2.5” sensor, with rolling shutter, S-Mount lens and HDR compliancy.
Gravity Media has built a special housing for the camera which is able to endure the impact of shots hitting the net without any loss of signal.
Dream Chip said the cameras can also be placed in other positions on the court – such as near ball boys, court lines and umpires – to give alternative, PoV perspectives on the action. The cameras integrate with a wider production setup, allowing for a range of angles to be covered and managed through a single network backbone and controller.
Tony Valentino, head of RF & special cams for Gravity Media, said: “We were confident from Dream Chip’s reputation that they could help us to deliver real innovation for our clients, but having tested the Atom One Mini Air in the field, even our initial expectations were surpassed. We were overwhelmed not only at the quality and reliability of the image produced – especially in such challenging, rugged conditions – but also at how the clarity and unique positioning of the camera enhanced the overall production our clients were able to deliver. Indeed, they were eager to keep the camera on-site for longer than their initial one-day trial.”