Spanish football’s LaLiga is using new state-of-the-art pitchside cameras that take viewers right into the heart of goal celebrations.
The league and its production partner Mediapro are employing 35 mm sensor, mirrorless cameras to captures images with a very shallow depth of field.
In addition, it integrates a stabiliser support similar to that of steady-cam technology, providing a highly cinematic visual experience, comparable to the image quality of a video game.
This new initiative was tested for the first time during the Valencia CF vs CA Osasuna and FC Barcelona vs Athletic Club matches. LaLiga says it intends to use the new technology in selected matches during the rest of the season.
“At LaLiga, we are constantly researching cutting-edge innovations and technological solutions that allow us to offer the best audiovisual product. To this end, we will continue developing and fine-tuning this new system to enhance the visual experience for our fans,” said Melcior Soler, director of LaLiga’s Audiovisual Department.
Òscar Lago, responsible for LaLiga match production at Mediapro, added: “We are committed to providing solutions that enhance our broadcasting quality and develop a product that is more visually appealing for LaLiga fans.”