Russian video production company ANO Sports Broadcasting (also known as Panorama) has selected Fujifilm to supply lenses for the production of the country’s national HDTV feed of the Winter Olympics and Paralymic Games in Sochi. A total of 292 Fujinon lenses were provided to Panorama by Sony Moscow and UK-based dealer Broadcast Solutions.
Included were 20 XA101x8.9BESM-TK telephoto field lenses, 41 XA88x8.8BESM telephoto field lenses, 24 HA2x9.7BERD telephoto ENG-style lenses, 53 HA14x4.5BERD wide-angle ENG/EFP lenses, and 54 ZA22x7.6BERD telephoto remote-controlled lenses. The lenses will be used by several European and Russian outside broadcast companies.
Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division will have an engineer available at its technical centre to support Fujinon lens customers for the duration of the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games. The company’s Russian and German offices will also be available for customer support for the entirety of the Games.