Argentine motorsports broadcaster Carburando has purchased 14 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras with HD triax transmission for a new HD truck, writes David Fox. In its existing standard definition production vehicle, Carburando used Grass Valley LDK cameras and triax cables, and wanted to maintain as much commonality as possible when it moved to HD. Although it considered rival cameras, the LDK was judged to have superior image quality, was easy to integrate and familiar for operators. Much of the company’s work is in extreme weather conditions, whether summer heat or cold mountain locations, and Carburando was impressed with the camera's ability to work consistently and reliably across a broad range of operating temperatures. “We wanted to use triax connectivity because it is rugged and reliable, and we have a lot invested in triax cable,” said Pablo Kotodij, Carburando’s Technical Manager. “The LDK 8000 Elite cameras from Grass Valley with the HD Triax transmission system allow us to have rugged and stable cable runs, which we need for motor circuits, without any risk to signal quality. Teamed up with great pictures, that is an important benefit for us.” The 14 cameras were delivered to Buenos Aires within 30 days of the order, and the newly equipped HD truck went be on the road in the last month. The truck also features an eight-channel EVS XT3 production server, a six-channel XTnano for live slow motion and replays, plus clip and playlist creation, as well as an XTAccess media management system. www.carburando.comwww.evs.tv www.grassvalley.com
Argentine motorsports broadcaster Carburando has purchased 14 Grass Valley LDK 8000 Elite WorldCam cameras with HD triax transmission for a new HD truck, writes David Fox.