This summer’s Euro 2020 football championships has employed 11 Spidercams across all of the host stadiums.
All 11 stadiums have been equipped with Spidercam Field 3D cable cameras, on a dolly that operates on four cables attached to a winch in each corner. Spidercam has been reached speeds of approximately 32 km/h, with each cable a standard length of 360 metre and with a minimal sag of 10 degrees.
The cables are made of woven plastic with fibre optic cables inside, transporting video and data from the NEWTON stabilised camera system to the OB facilities.
The Spidercam dollies have all been equipped with a NEWTON stabilised remote head that controls the broadcast camera and lens. During Euro 2020 the Newtown have held three different camera models: 8 Sony HDC-P43, 2 Sony HDC-P50 and 1 GrassValley LDX C86N Compact, with most equipped with Canon CJ12ex4.3B IASE S lenses.
The Spidercams have been producing content in 1080p HDR that is used both live and for slow motion replays. As well as the camera and lenses, the NEWTON remote heads also hold a microphone for capturing the sound near the players.