The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) is in the process of completing its transition to HD and has invested in new XDCAM cameras from Sony. The cameras will be used to produce national and regional news and also for sports and regional transmissions.
During the summer, NRK announced a mini tender as part of a framework agreement for the procurement of cameras. The tender was awarded to Sony, who will supply NRK with the new XDCAM technology. A total of around 130 cameras will be rolled out to NRK offices. Sixty of the cameras are the PXW-X200 model, launched at IBC2014 in September. The other 70 are PXW-X500 CCD sensor 1080p50 cameras.
In addition to the investment in cameras, NRK has also purchased 15 CA-FB70 optical fibre adaptors with camera control units (CCUs). The optical fibre adaptors are designed to facilitate flexible and cost-effective use of the cameras, and the ENG cameras can be easily used as system cameras.
“The tender process within the framework agreement has provided a solution with the perfect balance of price and performance” said Are Andreassen, head of production facilities, NRK.